The future food calendar looks bright, doesn’t it? Although we feature events happening in the same week, our post comes out in the Night & Day section, here in ATE DAY8, we like to plan ahead. Check your calendar and prepare to make reservations because here are eight events you can tackle in the not-too-distant future.
1.) The first trimester is quite busy at City of Bru (13000 Trinity Blvd, Euless, 817-510-6485). This craft beer bottle shop inside a convenience store also sells gas, fine wine, imported cigars and Famous Joe’s Pizza, in addition to hosting tastings. You can have pints inside, eat, shop and (on Saturdays) play trivia or ask a growler to drive-thru. Some Wednesdays are Pint evenings, featuring beer from a different local brewery each time, including Martin House Brewing on Wednesday, Jan. 12 and Manhattan Project Beer Co. on Wednesday, Jan. 26, with $1 off draft beers all day and a drink free pint with your first payment from 6 p.m. Then, some Fridays, it’s Evening Spotlight on the Brewery with $1 off drafts all day, and the brewery teams themselves are on hand at 5 p.m. to hand out free samples and giveaways, including Martin House on Friday, February 12 and Manhattan Project on Friday, February 4 March.
2.) At 5:00 p.m. Thursday, it’s time to Second Thursdays at the Carter: Culture & Creation to Amon Carter Museum of American Art (3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817-738-1933). Attendees are encouraged to “connect with art through cocktails, conversations and creativity”. This month’s featured artist is Sandy Rodriguez. From 5-7 p.m., enjoy drinks (available for purchase for non-members but free for members) in the atrium and listen to musical selections that inspired the artist. From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., discover some Rodriguez’ In isolation works created while she embraced nature at Joshua Tree National Park during lockdown in 2020. Then from 7-8 p.m., learn about desert plants with Grace Bascope, a research associate from the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. This event is free, but RSVP is requested at CarterMuseum.org/Events.
3.) Wednesday, January 19 is the annual meeting Carter Society Bull’s Night Out Rodeo Pre-Party from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Amon Carter Museum of American Art (3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817-738-1933). Tickets are $40 per non-member (free for members) and include craft cocktails from the Pop Up Bar, food from Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, and live music. For more information or to buy tickets, go to bit.ly/3H29jsm.
4.) This month’s Saturday brunch at Ashton’s Depot (1501 Jones St, 817-810-9501) is a Signature brunch. Sat 21 Jan Chakina Watkins — aka CC the Great, author of Girl, hold your own purse — will read excerpts from his book and answer questions (11 a.m.) while brunch and mimosas abound (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.). Tickets are $30 per person at TheAshtonDepot.Company.Site. For more information, including the full brunch menu and available add-ons, see the event page at Facebook.com/TheAshtonDepotCateringandEvents.
5.) On Sunday, January 23, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., cat town grill (1208 W Magnolia Av, 817-916-5333) welcomes its first wine dinner of 2022. Chef Osman creates a menu that pairs with five star wines from DAOU Vineyards (@DAOUVineyards) in Paso Robles, CA. Seats are $90 per person, plus tax and tip. Call for reservations.
6.) On Monday, January 24, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Funky Picnic Brewery and Cafe (401 Bryan Av, Suite 117, 817-708-2739) hosts La Playa Beer Dinner with a five-course dinner by guest chef Victor Villareal of La Onda (2905 Race St, 817-607-8605). Dinner will be accompanied by five different varieties of Funky Picnic beer. Tickets are $90 with beer pairings or $70 with soft drinks only. For menu updates and ticket link, visit Facebook.com/FunkyPicnic.
7.) Do you know a low-income adult who would like to start a career in the culinary world? The Fort Worth Culinary School (6550 Camp Bowie Blvd, Ste 110, 817-737-8427), Tarrant Area Food Bank (1200 S Main St, 682-233-1255) and the Taste Project (1200 S Main St, 682 -233-1255) have joined forces to offer an accelerated culinary learning program. Participants will learn the basics of food preparation, develop new skills and gain hands-on experience in a working production kitchen, all while being paid. To learn more, attend a free monthly information session on the Fort Worx Collaborative Learning Program to Taste Project Wednesday, January 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
8.) From 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, head to Wild Acre Brewing Company (1734 E El Paso St, Ste 190, 817-882-9453) for the JWC Chili Cookoff hosted by the Junior Woman’s Club of Fort Worth (@JWCFW, 817-335-4671). Tickets are $35 per person on JWCFW.com and include drinks and a chili tasting. This event is family and pet friendly. Kids 5-12 get in for $5 and kids under 5 (and doggos) get in for free. They also still accept chili teams. The participation fee is $75 per team. To enter, email Callie McAdams at [email protected]