This week brings a bit of nostalgia. There’s a tribute party to a superstar singer from the late 1990s and the return of an iconic Dallas destination that originated in the 1980s. Another superstar singer is making its way through town – finally , actually just his tour bus. But don’t miss it for free rum tastings. Finally, discover how to make homemade cookies with an online course, learn how to pair coffee and chocolate, and don’t forget to book your Easter brunch.
monday april 11
Barrel Week at Strangeways Dallas
The event beer lovers have been waiting for has arrived: East Dallas bar Strangeways Dallas is hosting a huge parade featuring 40 barrel-aged beers, many of which are rare or hard to find. These are beers that have been aged in wooden barrels that once held bourbon, whiskey or wine – a tradition that originated in Belgium but has been adopted by American brewers from Clown Shoes in Massachusetts to Firestone Walker in California. Watch out for the lightweights: most of these beers are 10% or more. Barrel Week runs all week from April 11-17, from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., or until the taps run dry.
tuesday april 12
Virtual Cookies and Sauces Class by Dusty Biscuit Beignets
Thursday April 14
Grand Reopening of Sfuzzi
The upscale Italian late-night lounge, whose roots date back to the 1980s, is throwing a party to celebrate its grand return to its new digs on Henderson Avenue. Visit live music by Ricki Derek, a 360-degree photo booth, caricatures on pizza boxes, and Italian food paired with cocktails. Reservations are encouraged. The party will take place from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Note that Sfuzzi is open until 2am every night except Mondays for drinks and late-night bites.
friday april 15
Blue Chair Bay Rum Bus Tour at Sidecar Social
Kenny Chesney fans, take note: the country superstar’s tour bus will be making a special appearance at Sidecar Social to launch samples of his Blue Chair Bay Rum. After the free tasting and vision of transportation to a tropical location, enter to win a signature Kenny Chesney guitar and tickets to his upcoming “Here and Now” tour at AT&T Stadium. Don’t forget to take a photo with the bus, which will be there from 7-10 p.m.
Coffee/latte and chocolate tasting at the Lounge Coffee & Tea Bar
Frisco Coffee will be teaming up with Kate Weiser Chocolate for a bon bon and coffee pairing. Guests will receive four coffee or latte samples to sip alongside four decadent goodies from Kate Weiser. The offer is $21 and includes a $1.50 discount on a bag of The Lounge private label coffee. Visit from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
saturday april 16
Selena’s 51st Birthday Celebration at Jaxon Texas Kitchen & Beer Garden
The Southern-inspired restaurant and bar will celebrate the posthumous anniversary of the taken-too-soon Tejano sensation with a tribute concert and special nights. Enjoy live music by Bidi Bidi Banda, a look-alike costume contest, and a specialty cocktail called Como La Flor, concocted with herb-infused tequila, citrus, and agave nectar topped with Topo Chico. The drink is named after one of Selena’s biggest hit songs. Guarantee seating by prepaying for a table in advance, starting at $200 for a quadruple. The price goes towards the final invoice. The party starts at 6 p.m.
sunday april 17
This Easter Sunday, many Dallas restaurants prepared with special dishes and events. Here is a master list of Dallas restaurants serving Brunch and Easter Feasts 2022.