Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew This Weekend, September 6-8

Everybody loves tacos... everyone.
Everybody loves tacos… everyone.

I know it’s not always a good idea to follow up a week of fried food and brownies with another night of tacos, but it just feels so right. This rubber tire belly that I’m cultivating is coming along nicely, and I’m not the type of person to impede progress. Let the weekend begin!

Friday

TacoCon is tonight from 6-10 p.m. at Four Corners Brewing Company (423 Singleton Avenue). Five loncheras (that’s “taco trucks” for you gringos) will be on site, serving their unique styles of the wonderful taco. Four Corners will open their bar space to sell beer by the pint, including a special brew made just for the event. Admission is free. And encouraged.

Also from 6-10 p.m. tonight at 5039 Willis Avenue is Candleroom‘s 10th anniversary celebration, which is also an unveiling of its new look and layout. The new digs include custom designed booths, an enhanced sound system and lighting, and a new centerpiece by the bar that is “bookended by HDTVS and stacked display coolers built into handcrafted, maple cabinets featuring the finest champagnes and chilled liquor.” Sounds like a happening place. To reserve a table, call or email events@candleroomdallas.com.

Late Night at the Scardello artisan cheese shop is a necessary rest stop in your busy work week. Walk in any Friday this month between 6 to 10:30 p.m., have a seat, and enjoy the smooth jazz which pairs well with sharp cheddar and a Merlot. It’s free to listen and $6 for a glass. You haven’t made off this well since your college bar days, but you don’t have to tell your date. How will you know if you need a taxi after? Your intense desire to scat will be an important indicator. Don’t miss out on an evening of chill vibes, cheese and wine.

Saturday

The Untapped Festival in Dallas is on Saturday at Gilley’s and the surrounding areas on South Lamar. There’s going to be so much beer. Delta Spirit and Blackalicious will also be there, so that’s pretty cool. VIP tickets are $62, admission with a beer ticket is $35, and regular admission (no ticket) is $28. It’ll be happening from 3-10 p.m., but it starts at 1:30 p.m. if you’re VIP. Go you.

Sunday

The first Kirk Franklin Gospel Brunch is happening on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. (after church) at the House of Blues. It’s free for kids under five, $21.50 for kids 5-12 and $44.50 for anyone 13 and older. It’s an all-you-can-eat buffet with traditional and contemporary Gospel music. Hallelujah.

Jacob Austin Medina is a D Magazine intern and a journalism major at the University of North Texas. He’s a fan of his dog and the Internet.