Wine, Beer and Barbecue: Foodie Finds Sept. 16-18

There are ample opportunities to imbibe and share your dry wit this weekend.
Brian Maschino
There are ample opportunities to imbibe and share your dry wit this weekend.
Earlier this week, we gave you a chance to fill up your calendar with Oktoberfest celebrations all the way into October. But if you need a break from Próst-ing, there’s still plenty to do this week.

North Texas Beer Week runs through Sunday, Sept. 19. Many local breweries are hosting events, and Brian Brown, a local craft beer expert, has a list of events on his website,

Along with Imbibe Magazine and Campari, Virgin Hotels Dallas is hosting Negroni week, and will donate $1 each from two featured Negronis (at Commons Club) to their charity partner, Café Momentum through Sunday.

Hispanic Heritage Month has kicked off at Central Market and will run through Oct. 15. If that’s not enough to keep you busy, here are several more fun events to check out this weekend.


Downtown Grapevine

When: Sept. 16-19. Visit the Grapevine, Texas website for the full schedule.
What: The 35th annual celebration of wine in Grapevine with four days of grape sipping.
Tickets: Free to attend on Thursday night. Single-day admission is $10 on Friday through Sunday and a weekend pass is $25. You can get $2 off paid admission if you ride TEXRail to Grapefest (and you’ll be glad you avoided the traffic).

Festival tickets and other wine experiences can be purchased on the Grapevine, Texas, website.

The theme for this year’s fest is, “Texas Wine. Come and Taste It!” but Texas wine isn’t the only good thing on the menu. You’ll also get to experience wines from California’s Napa Valley and from South Australia’s Barossa Valley.

The Grape Stomp is always a fun time for participants or onlookers, and activities will include ItalianCarFest™, multiple stages of entertainment and a carnival midway.

Diez y Seis de Septiembre at Legacy Hall

7800 Windrose Ave. (Plano)

When: Thursday, Sept. 16 with doors at 6 p.m. and showtime at 7 p.m.
What: A Mexican Independence Day celebration with a live performance by Austin's all-star Selena Tribute, Bidi Bidi Banda.
Tickets: $10 and up on Eventbrite.

Thursdays on Tap at the Perot

2201 N Field St. (Victory Park)

When: 6 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16
What: Adults-only evening at the Perot with live music, outdoor games, beer and food
Tickets: $10 for museum members, $25 for non-members on the Perot website.

This is a weekly Thursday event, and this week’s beer is from Armadillo Ale Works with music by Matt Brooks and Trevor Tyrrell. El Chifrijo, Easy Slider, Ruthies Rolling Café and Both Worlds Cuisine food trucks will be onsite.

Magga Orchestra/Wiggle Mortis at The Wild Detectives

314 W Eighth St. (Bishop Arts District)

When: 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16
What: A live outdoor music performance with numbered seats and limited capacity.
Tickets: $10 on Eventbrite.

Part of the socially distanced series of music events at the Bishop Arts bookstore and coffee shop, this concert will feature The Magga Orchestra quartet, which draws on influences from North and South America, the Middle East, West and Central Africa, and the Far East.
Craft and Growler - STEPHEN MASKER
Craft and Growler
Stephen Masker

Craft and Growler 9th Anniversary Block Party

3601 Parry Ave. (Fair Park/Exposition Park District)

When: 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18
What: A block party with great food and live music.
Tickets: Free, no tickets needed.

Craft and Growler, the first growler shop in Dallas, is celebrating nine years in business. Come join them for a block party and plenty of local craft beer.

Cotton Candy Pilsner Release at Texas Ale Project

1001 N Riverfront Blvd. (Design District)

When: 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18
What: A beer release in the spirit of the upcoming State Fair of Texas.
Tickets: Free entry till 6:30 p.m., $5 per person cover after 6:30 p.m.

To celebrate this beer release, Texas Ale Project will have the Dallas Grilled Cheese food truck on site, cornhole games and music by Joshua Mather.

Desde La Raiz at Urban Taco

Mockingbird Station, 5321 E Mockingbird Lane #105

When: 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18
What: A Mexican Independence Day celebration and pop-up shop in collaboration with Dallas-based Plant Studio Raiz and Mexican-American artist Drigo.
Tickets: Free.

Shop for limited edition tee shirts and stickers, and enter a raffle for custom hand-painted plant pots by Drigo. Calidad Beer and Socorro Tequila will be on hand to offer drink specials at the bar outside. This event is open to the public and for all ages.

Edible Landscaping Workshop with the North Texas Food Bank

NTFB Perot Family Campus, 3677 Mapleshade Lane (Plano)

When: 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 18
What: Lauren Clarke, founder and CEO of Turn, teaches which edible plants can be used for landscaping as well as how to grow and harvest them.
Tickets: Free, but register in advance and get information about parking on Eventbrite.

The best time for cool-season planting is coming and this workshop will teach you how to change your landscaping with edible (not that kind!) plants.

Deep Ellum Brewing Co. 10th Annual FOE BBQ Cook-Off

Fraternal Order of the Eagles Lodge, 8500 Arturo Dr. (East Dallas)

When: 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18
What: BBQ, drink specials, axe throwing and more.
Tickets: $15 gets you in for barbecue samples from 20 different teams who are competing to win your vote for the People's Choice winner. Visit the Facebook event page for all the details.

This charity event will benefit the Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention organization, re:Mind.