4 Upcoming Food and Wine Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

Spring is stunning in Dallas. It’s probably the best time of year to live in our great city. But if you have a little spring fever and you’re looking for a reason to get out of town on a long weekend, here are a few ideas over the coming months that are great excuses to hop on a plane or take a road trip.

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6 Events You Shouldn’t Miss at Savor Dallas This Weekend

Every year, Savor Dallas, a food and wine festival, takes all the best chefs in Dallas, squeezes them into one giant room for the International Grand Tasting, and leaves us always wanting more. Well, this year, we got our wish. All our classic, favorite events—Arts District Wine Stroll (sold out), Savor Arboretum, and Reserve Tasting—are still there, but Savor’s added a few new ones. Check it out.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Attend Flavor! Napa Valley Next Year

Let’s be real, now. There’s no better place for a serious getaway trip than Wine Country. Napa may be a small, touristy town, but it’s one of those rare parts of the world where time stops and people start aging backwards. I’m quite serious. The trees and leaves turn orange-yellow-red when it’s fall, there’s a […]

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Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival Combines France and Texas Into Frexas

The Beaujalois and Beyond Wine Festival was an interesting mix of dressy, casual, and weird. The place was seriously bumping by the time I had made it inside. As soon as I walked in, my eyes were immediately drawn to the rosé table—mostly by the brightly-lit Eiffel Tower replica, adorned with a swathe of balloons. […]

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Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas, Nov. 22-24

The weather is pretty gloomy today, isn’t it? I guess it’s fitting, considering the events that this date recalls. Most people focus on the sadness surrounding this day, but what we tend to forget is that Dallas was still an active city, even during those tough times. I’m sure they had plenty of things that […]

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Cacao Revival at the Dallas Chocolate Conference and Festival

On October 26, the fourth annual Dallas Chocolate Conference and Festival in Addison Conference Centre treated guests to sweet tastings. Pastry chefs and chocolatiers from around the country showcased their finest pieces of eatable art for all to see. “This is probably the most vendors we have had ever,” Sander Wolf, the organizer of the festival said. “The […]

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People We Love: Sander Wolf is Giving Away Two Tickets to His Chocolate Festival

In four full days, Dallas will be celebrating its fourth annual Chocolate Conference & Festival at the Addison Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This big one-day hullabaloo—which you’d think had a team of crazy, gung-ho chocolate people behind it—is actually the work of one man. Sander Wolf. During the day, he’s a computer […]

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The Texas Veggie Fair Had Us at the Corn Dawg

Hosted in Reverchon Park on Sunday, the fourth annual Texas Veggie Fair was a free, family-friendly event with vegan and vegetarian food and lifestyle items for sale. There was plenty of live music, a beer garden, speakers, chef demos, and lots of activities for two or four-legged little ones. As it turns out, there were […]

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Bits & Bites, Things to Do and Chew in Dallas, Oct. 18-20

There’s lots of stuff to do this weekend. More importantly—there’s lots of stuff to EAT this weekend. Whether you’re a sausage freak or a veg-head, there’s a place for you. Gather up the family (yes, even Fido), and enjoy a festival or two. There are more than plenty to choose from. FRIDAY The Bloomin’ Bluegrass […]

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Rain Couldn’t Can Canned, Dentonites Declare

The Canned Festival on Saturday was a bit of an adventure, but what else can be expected of the wonderful little town to the north? Over the past year and a half, Denton has seen a lot of expansion in the downtown area, specifically on Hickory Street, where places like Oak Street Drafthouse and East […]

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My Big Fat Greek Food Festival Experience

Yesterday was the last day of the Greek Food Festival at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. The parking was crazy. But it was a nice day and I could afford a stroll, so I didn’t think much of it. The church grounds were packed with hundreds of people. By the afternoon, it was tough […]

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Saturday’s BurgerFest in Deep Ellum was Well-Done

At Dallas’ first-ever BurgerFest on Saturday, the air was pungent with the smell of meat. To the left of Deep Ellum’s 2800 block down Main Street was a row of busy cooks, busting out burgers for the throngs of patty patrons. To the right, colored tents housed a variety of art and homemade items. Rich […]

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TacoCon Drinks Other Food Festivals Under the Table

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that Friday’s TacoCon (Cerveza) was a roaring success. By the time I’d arrived, the trucks had already sprawled themselves across Four Corner Brewing Co.’s parking lot and were setting up for the madness that was about to go down. The delicious smells dancing across the lot highlighted my own […]

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The 4th Annual Texas State Veggie Fair Features Erykah Badu

For those of you who don’t have good longterm memories, the Texas Veggie Fair has always been a fun little shindig for fried-food-ists who don’t eat meat. This is its fourth year serving up vegetarian and vegan cuisine. But now this festival is getting big. REAL BIG. So big that Grammy Award-winning Erykah Badu will […]

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TacoCon Will Celebrate Dallas Taco Trucks and Beer on September 6

September is ages away, but if you don’t plan your life now, you’ll be… lame. The same guys who brought you the North Texas Taco Festival have decided that “one taco festival a year isn’t enough.” I wholeheartedly agree. Instead of sitting on their bums and whining about it for 12 months, these guys have […]

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Bastille on Bishop 2013: Our Night in France

Wine, cigars, sausage, and long lines. Emphasis on the wine and long lines. That’s what you would’ve found if you attended Bastille on Bishop in the Bishop Arts District last night. The largest French festival in Dallas started at 6 p.m., but by the time I got there around 7:30 p.m., a couple food tents […]

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