These are the 7 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
Spring is a great time to “drink pink”, and a popular hotel celebrates with an entire weekend dedicated to rosé. It’s also possible to learn how to take those all-important Instagram food photos, with a nice dinner to practice on. A few beer festivals, a bourbon tasting, a fusion BBQ pop-up, and a Lao New Year celebration round out the week.
tuesday 26 april
Sandoitchi Pop-Up at Goldee’s Barbecue
The lively Dallas-based Japanese sandwich concept will visit beef brisket sensation Goldee’s Barbecue for a one-day collaboration. Visit from 11am for a menu of special “sandos” including Smoked Rib Eye, Smoked Wagyu Tartare, Stuffed Egg, Ham and Stuffed Egg, Peaches and Cream. They will also serve Japanese sweet potato hash and sweet buckwheat tea. The à la carte menu will be available all day while supplies last.
Thursday April 28
Meet the Creator at Toro Toro with Bardstown Bourbon Company
Visit the downtown Latin-inspired restaurant inside Worthington Renaissance for a free spirits tasting plus paired bar bites. Kentucky’s Bardstown Bourbon Company will be featured. The round-trip event will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
friday april 29
Rosé weekend at the Hotel Vin
The Grapevine Hotel will host an entire weekend dedicated to drinking pink. Start with Friday’s Level 1 Sommelier Course run by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust of Dallas. Learn how to describe wine and make pairings during this full-day course, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes lunch ($310 per person). Then test your new skills at a blind tasting event during Friday happy hour. Tickets are $60 per person and the tasting will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. On Saturday, say “Yes way” to rosé at the hotel’s second annual Rosé evening. Located on the Junction Lawn, the Spring Festival will feature over 50 rosé wines to sample, special rosé cocktails, light snacks, live music, photo ops and more. Tickets are $85 and the event will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Save room for the Sunday Rosé Brunch inside the hotel’s Bacchus Kitchen + Bar, where you can feast on rosé mimosa pancakes and pink omelettes. Reservations required.
Lao New Year at Wat Saginaw/Wat Lao Thepnimith
The Saginaw Buddhist Temple invites everyone to celebrate the Lao New Year during this three-day festival, which will feature live music, cultural performances and Southeast Asian street food. Admission is a $5 donation per person, and the event will run Friday through Sunday at the Saginaw Temple.
Beer, insects and barbecue
The fourth annual Brotherhood for the Fallen benefit will take place at River Ranch Stockyards, where guests can partake in a crawfish boil, barbecue chop sandwiches and live music from the Poo Live Crew. General admission is $55 and includes all food plus three drink tickets. Or opt for the $85 ticket which adds a full bar and guaranteed seats near the stage. Stay for the fireworks at the end of the show. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
A five-course dinner and a food photography class
Learn not to fumble with your phone while snapping those all-important Instagram food shots during dinner. Savor Culinary Services in North Richland Hills and photographer Nancy Farrar will collaborate on this educational and tasty culinary experience, which includes a welcome cocktail and five spring-inspired dishes. Dishes range from spring rolls with edible flowers to quail stuffed with black rice truffles. Take photos and edit them throughout the meal under Farrar’s direction. Note that the class is specifically for iPhone users. Dinner and the BYOB class are $150 per person and start at 6 p.m.
Saturday April 30
Hops and accessories at the Fort Worth Aviation Museum
Home to 24 historic military warbirds, the Fort Worth Aviation Museum (located on the north side of town) will host its seventh annual Craft Beer Tasting Festival. Opt for live music, food, family activities and even airplane rides, plus flavors from more than a dozen local and national breweries. Tickets start at $25 for general admission, which includes beer tastings, but no parking. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the tastings from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.