Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, April 12-14

NOH Flier

Happy Friday evening from over here in Taiwan. I just had some of the best pineapple cakes in the world. Friday Fun Fact Time: Taiwanese pineapple cakes (they resemble Fig Newtons, sort of) actually contain very little pineapple. The paste is mostly made from winter melon. Cool, huh?

If you’re in the mood for some Taiwanese baked goods, Desir Bakery in Plano has the best pineapple cakes in Dallas that I’ve tried thus far.

Friday, April 12

Maybe this billionaire kook who’s rebuilding the Titanic isn’t doing the smartest thing in the world, but let me direct you to other ways of commemorating the day of infamy. Hotel St. Germain is offering two Titanic dinners on April 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. in honor of the Titanic’s 101st anniversary. “Guests will enjoy an historic menu, White Star cocktails, and hor d’oeuvres served in a courtyard where dinner guests will each draw a numbered ticket which will correspond to a specific Titanic survivor. $95 per person.” Kind of morbid, but whatever floats your boat. (To make reservations, call 214.871.2516.)

Meddlesome Moth’s April Ale Week is about to come to an end, much to everyone’s sadness. But you can still catch some of its goodness at the rare cellar releases at 5, 6, 11, and midnight.

Saturday, April 13

Ack. I’m in Taiwan, where it’s all muggy and wet. But I know, for a fact, it’s one of those Saturdays in Dallas you should be spending outside at the farmers market. White Rock Lake market is open, and so is Coppell’s. Check out intern Sheila Dang’s handy work right here.

Saturday, April 14

Hotel St. Germain does its last Titanic hurrah with Sunday brunch from noon to 3 p.m., followed by an afternoon screening of “A Night to Remember” and “Raise the Titanic.” Two films, champagne, and eggs benedict for a mere $25? That’s what I call a steal.

St. Jude Notes of Hope, a family friendly charity event, will be at The Shops at Park Lane from 3 to 6 p.m. with live music, theater, dance, The Lab at Lakewood, jugglers, and a kids’ Iron Chef competition with Kent Rathbun. Adult tickets are $50, kids’ tickets are $25, and children under 3 are free. (Tickets available for purchase at the door.)