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Check Out All These Food Events in Dallas This Week, April 22-26

I know, I know, I know. You sure do wish you could watch Youtube vids of Val Kilmer dressed as Mark Twain all day (Huckleberry Finn nerd that you are, or is it just me?), but there’s stuff you gotta do. Like actually work at work. Let me make this week a little easier on you. Here’s stuff you can do as soon as it hits 5 o’ clock. Shoot out that door and head on over to these events.

Monday, April 22

Tonight the Gottlich power couple is hosting a Second Floor Bistro wine dinner with four courses and five wines. What a way to end a Monday, eh? The reception starts at 7 p.m., with the dinner following shortly afterwards. The menu includes pan-seared scallops, kobe beef pot-au-feu with basil mash, rack of lamb served with green lentils, etc. For reservations, call 972.450.2978.

Tuesday, April 23

World Book Night in Downtown Dallas is hosted by The Big Read Dallas in Main Street Garden at 5 p.m. Read a favorite book or join the citywide conversation about Fahrenheit 451, while you indulge in a drink or two.

Slow Food Dallas, an organization that more people to need to know about, is organizing a discussion at Craft & Growler called “Why Local Beer Matters.” The discussion centers around local craft beer with a couple of heavy hitters in the business talking about their experience and expertise.

Thursday, April 25

Wild Salsa’s Milagro Tequila Dinner with chef Kelly Hightower is four courses, four different cocktails, and lots o’ fun. Get stuffed from grilled calamari, crisp pork chicharonne, and choco-flan with guava jam for dessert. ($50 per person, RSVP to

I know most of you out there knows at least one person who’s fought against breast cancer, so think about that loved one/friend/acquaintance when you’re considering whether or not to attend “Kick Butt and Beat Cancer” at Canary by Gorji’s Texas Wine Dinner. It’s four courses for $125 per person, but a portion of the proceeds goes to Laidley’s Ladies Foundation, an organization that helps under-funded families obtain breast cancer care. Quite impressive. (Please call 972-503-7080. Pre-payment is required.)

Nammi's owners (photo by Kevin Hunter Marple)
Nammi’s owners (photo by Kevin Hunter Marple)

Friday, April 26

Been getting a million emails about this one: Arlington’s 2013 Texas Food Truckin’ Fest is a two-day affair, happening Friday and Saturday of this week. I counted the number of food trucks that are going to be there, and the total is 28 so far. Alrighty, I guess this is a pretty big deal. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. “A day pass is available for $10.00 or a two-day pass for $12.00. Kids under 12 are $5, and children under 32 inches are free.” Purchase tickets here.