Dallas/Fort Worth Culinary Events
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The Iron Cactus's happy hour features half-price appetizers, $5 Mexican Martinis and Texas Teas, and $3 margaritas, beers, well drinks and house wines. Happy is offered Monday through Friday from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. The Iron Cactus, 1520 Main St., Dallas, TX 75201, 214-749-4766.
Al Biernat's is always a choice spot to rub elbows with the crème de la crème, but you don't necessarily need deep pockets to join the ranks of the chic and fabulous during happy hour. Well drinks are just $5, call drinks are $7, wines by the glass are 20 per cent off and appetizers like the famous lump crab cakes run from $8 to $16. Al Biernat's happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, so don appropriate attire (leave the sweat pants at home) and get there early, if you want a table. Otherwise, it's elbow-rubbing room only. Al Biernat's, 4217 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219, 214-219-2201.
Enjoy half-price specialty cocktails during happy hour at The Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Happy hour is available from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas, TX 75219, 214-443-4747.
The Library Bar at the Warwick Melrose Hotel is a great spot for a sophisticated after-work cocktail or drink date. Every Tuesday, from 5 p.m.-9 p.m., the bar hosts "Jazz and Classics," featuring live jazz and wines by the glass. Enjoy a range of small plates, sandwiches and salads prepared in the kitchen of The Landmark Restaurant. The Library Bar opens at 2 p.m. Sunday through Friday, and at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Happy Hour goes from 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Warwick Melrose Hotel, 3015 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219, 214-521-5151.
Cedars Food Park at Dallas Heritage Village is Dallas's first food truck venue in a park setting. Cedars Food Park is open every Wednesday-Friday for lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and every Thursday evening from 5 to 10 p.m., beginning August 16. Food offerings include a wide range of items including street tacos, gourmet sliders, vegan and gluten-free dishes, bahn mi sandwiches, Italian, BBQ, sushi, and desserts from food trucks such as Cafe Con Leche, Good Karma Kitchen, Jack's Chowhound, and Rock N Roll Taco. It will also open on additional select days and evenings throughout the year, and the space can be reserved for private functions. The trucks will be parked under giant Cedar Elm shade trees, and air-conditioned eating areas will be available for all customers.
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Sunday gospel brunch is held at House of Blues in Dallas's White Swan building once per month on Sundays, beginning at 12:30 p.m. The brunch buffet includes breakfast breads, pasta, salads, peel-and-eat shrimp, fried chicken, smoked meats, carved roast beef and ham, desserts and more. Brunch is highlighted by gospel choir performances. Here, they're serving a savory buffet with heaping sides of soul. House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar, Dallas, TX 75202, 214-978-2583.