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Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas, Weekend of November 16-18

Brine, wine, and dine at Whole Foods’ Thanksgiving cooking class tonight.

Before this holiday madness, I had this foolproof plan to escape Dallas and drive down to Austin tomorrow. It was foolproof, at least, until I found out that Formula One World Racing Championship is happening this weekend, too. Dangit. It’ll be mayhem. Everyone, wish me luck in the Austin traffic. I’ll need it.


Um, did I mention that Idle Rich Pub is giving away free Mavericks tickets at 5 p.m. today? All 200 of them, yup.

Brine, Wine, and Dine at Whole Foods‘ Park Lane location today from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn how to slice a turkey and prepare the perfect Thanksgiving dinner for $30 per person. You must be 21 and up. To buy tickets, go here.

Shuck N’ Jive (401 West President George Bush Highway, Richardson) is hosting a free tasting of Chef Sean Frye’s jumbo shrimp and lump crab hushpuppies from 5 to 9 p.m. today. Frye recently won the national US Foods’ Next Top Product contest, so his restaurant is inviting the public to give it a try.


The Grand Prairie Farmers Market is hosting a Gobble Daze from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take your kids out there for a bounce house adventure, face painting, turkey toss, and a scary amount of much more. I guess that’s why it’s called a ‘daze.’

Hotel St. Germain is turning James Bond-y at 7 p.m. The Skyfall dinner ($100 per person) includes five courses, two French wines, and a glass of Bollinger Champagne. For reservations, call 214-871-2516.


The Round Table, young professional group that benefits the North Texas Food Bank, is hosting a brunch at ACME F&B from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For every person that walks through the door during that time, $1 is donated to the NTFB. Feed yourself, feed the hungry.

For more things to do this weekend, visit Liz’s post on Frontburner.