Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, October 19-21

Mini bacon cheeseburgers by John Tesar (Photo by Desirée Espada.)

This weekend is busy. Let’s hop to it.

Friday

Burgers and Burgundy, hosted by Anne and Steve Stodghill, is surprisingly not sold out yet, but they are very close to full capacity. Tonight from 6 to 9 p.m., John Tesar and other Dallas chefs will be serving their best burger sliders and pairing them with a burgundy of choice. This whole event is to support DIFFA (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS), and you buy buy tickets for $75 per person here.

Every Friday, the Village Marquee has a guest DJ between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. in the bar area. So while you’re sipping on cocktails, you can also listen to tunes. Who said multitasking had to be difficult?

Saturday

Oh snap. Holy Grail Pub is doing it’s annual Fall Smoke Out this weekend, and it’s going to be the LAST barbecue and beer event of the year. Starting at noon, the smoker’s going to be filled with lip-smackin’ beef brisket, housemade hot dogs, beef ribs, and beer-can chicken. House-smoked prime rib returns on Sunday at 2 p.m. There will be beers, sauces, good grub, and friendly barbecue-ing people.

The October Deep Ellum Market (2800 block of Main Street) will have live music, food trucks, and all your favorite local vendors from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. The Vintage Village will be there with vintage clothing, and Butcher’s Son and Bombay Chopstix (a newish food truck that serves Indian/Chinese fusion) are rollin’ out for this special event.

Sunday

The Texas State Veggie Fair is happening at Reverchon Park between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eat healthy versions of your favorite State Fair food, listen to animal rights activists, and get some free yoga lessons. Admission is free, but a $5 to $10 donation is suggested.