Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, January 25-27

via dallasrealestateblog.com

What am I going to do? My biggest first world problem is that there isn’t a single cookie to be found in our office. It’s a tragedy, really. I’ve been eyeing these macarons from Swoon Pastries all morning.

Friday

Zest Fest already started today at 10 a.m., but you can still attend all weekend long. Spicy exhibitors will be showcasing their hot, hot products at the Irving Convention Center.

Saturday

Green Grocer’s opening celebration is happening all day long, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Go to this local, gourmet grocery store for the homemade chicken stock and the vegan polenta lasagna. Sounds pretty amazing already.

Holy Grail Pub is hosting its second annual Chili Pa Looza from noon to 9 p.m. Choose from smoked brisket chili, Indian-spiced chicken, seven bean, and green chile pork shoulder chili.

World of Beer SMU maybe have been open since last December, but it’s finally going to have its opening celebration. “Following the ribbon cutting, the celebration will continue with live music, prizes and giveaways throughout the night. Marisela the Voice will perform from 4pm – 7pm, and Brad Thompson & Greg Luce will perform from 9pm – 1am. A charity raffle, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital, will begin at 7pm. Prizes include an iPad Mini, a home brewing kit, local brewery items and World of Beer giveaways,” says its press person.

Sunday

Join Kent Rathbun at Jasper’s for a jazz brunch every Sunday starting this weekend. The Cafe Jazz Ensemble will play smooth tunes as you dine on crabcake benedict and banana-malt pancakes. Jazz music runs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.