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Bits & Bites: Things to Do & Chew September 5 – 7

With end of summer and start of fall, we can finally stop worrying about that bikini body and really indulge in all the food Dallas has to offer. You should probably intermix your drinking and burger loading with a couple celery sticks and pieces of broccoli. Let’s keep it a little healthy folks.

Friday, September 5th

10635841_330524047109078_3701796447607163176_nThe best part and (let’s be real) only appealing part of a fortune cookie is that message on the inside once you get past the inedible exterior. Wouldn’t it be great to get that same message of encouragement, but wrapped around something like a cupcake? Well six college students took the idea of enjoying a simple baked good and turning it into a social movement. CauseCakes launches their “sweet” (couldn’t help the pun) initiative at the Original Cupcakery in Uptown at 5 PM. Grab a CauseCake and “Unwrap The Movement” with these guys.

The Bourbon Trail: like history class, but way more fun and with shots. Discover the history of whiskey making in America and uncover bourbon myths, as you taste a lengthy selection of labels like Southshot, Jim Beam and Makers Mark at Total Wine & More. The event runs from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM and tickets are $20. Find out more and get your spot here.

Saturday September 6th

It’s that time of year again. Time to rally the troops, assign beer runners, prepare game-viewing menus and color coordinate dishware to our team’s jerseys. The rise of football season means tailgate parties are back and we all must be prepared. That’s why The Second Floor by Scott Gottlich will offer a Tailgate party from 1 to 3 PM to get your culinary game mentality. Mixologist Seth Brammer will demonstrate flavorful beer cocktails and summer martinis in addition to bites like buffalo mac and cheesy dip. The $48.25 advanced payment includes selected non-alcoholic drinks, tax and gratuity.

Did you know you could actually save a life while enjoying an ice cold beer with your friends over some grub this weekend? Untapped Festival and Help Dallas Pets Alive want you to bring your best friend (furry or not) to The Loft for live music and a good time. Kick back to sounds of Goodnight Ned and French 75 and drink in peace, knowing all proceeds benefit Dallas Pets Alive’s efforts to heal and home pets in need. Packages range from $12-$60 and can be purchased online at www.dallaspetsalive.org.

Sunday September 7th

As the Cowboys and 49ers faceoff for Sunday football, the chef finalists at Kitchen LTO 4.0 will give their last plea for residency at this permanent pop-up restaurant. For $65 you can meet the chefs, taste-test their dishes, browse works from the artists and vote for their favorite of the bunch. Call 214-377-0757 for more information.