Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, July 19

via Oil and Cotton's Facebook page
via Oil and Cotton’s Facebook page

After the rain this week, I recommend going to your local farmers market this weekend. There is sure to be a lot of tasty and fresh produce, so check out my report to find out what else is available.

And since I’ll be stuck at home working on my online class today (yuck), you should go to this Sprinkles Cupcake ATM that just opened in Dallas. A 24-hour Sprinkles? Goodness. Let me know what you find out.

Friday

Four Corners Brewery is partnering up with Cook Hall’s chef Rick Graff for a five-course beer dinner. Enjoy passed radish toasts paired with Local Buzz Golden Ale. Three of the courses will include a baby octopus salad with rosemary and olives paired with Paletero Pale Ale, braised short rib with fried summer squash paired with Red’s Roja American Amber, and the stout beer sundae with Block Party Robust Porter for dessert. To make reservations, call 214-397-4111. Tickets are $55.

Saturday

Drink coffee, donate dinero because you’re a good person, and help Oil and Cotton dole out scholarship money. The pop-up coffee shop (provided by Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters) will be held at Oil and Cotton’s store at 10 a.m. Just bring your favorite coffee mug, and you’ll be gold.

The White Rock Local Market is hosting “In Heaven There is No Beer” at 11 a.m. inside the First Unitarian Church of Dallas. This home brewing 101 is the last of the market’s summer workshop series. You’ll learn from some of best Texan brewers, try different brews, and learn a technique for home brewing. Follow the link for more info.

Celebrate the Deep Ellum Market’s third year of existence from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2633 Main Street. The market will be indoors this time, but will still have all the fun of an outdoor festival – live music, food, and a petting zoo. (This is tempting, even though I spent far too much time in the zoo at Taste of Dallas).

Sunday

Another third timer: BeerBQ. Stop by to enjoy some of Texas’ finest microbreweries as they show off what some people might refer to as the fifth element (after water, earth, fire, and wind). The featured breweries were handpicked and include Deep Elum Brewing Co., Lakewood Brewing Co., Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, and a few more. Real Ale Mysterium Verum will special release four tappings throughout the day. Speaking of beer, can’t forget the sixth element: food. There will be plenty of barbecue to keep your alcohol tolerance up like smoked sausage, brisket, and dessert options.

Marley Dablo is a D Magazine intern and will be an online journalism senior at the University of Oklahoma in the fall. She plans to attend culinary school upon graduation in hopes of combining her writing and culinary skills to ultimately have her own cooking show one day.