This week’s theme: move. From climbing to biking, the events are as active as they are tasty. For those who prefer to sit and stay for a while, there are two multi-course wine dinners to do just that. Also on the list are a few celebrations: a grand opening for a new Asian concept, and a one-year anniversary party for a popular wine bar. Cheers!
Wednesday May 18
Red Stix Asian Street Food Grand Opening at Farmers Branch
A new location of the popular Pan-Asian casual concept will celebrate its grand opening at Mustang Station in Farmers Branch. The restaurant’s original location, near SMU in University Park, is a hotspot for custom noodle bowls, rice bowl, salads, and oversized banh mi sandwiches. Visit from 2-5 p.m. for free cocktails and bites, dragon dance performances, DJ music, and a photo booth.
Thursday May 19
Huneeus Wine Dinner at Knife Plano
This five-course wine dinner is accompanied by a tasting rib eye starter featuring three varieties of the savory cut from 44 farms. Also on the menu, octopus grilled over a wood fire, bigeye tuna with foie gras and carpaccio aged 240 days with black summer truffle shavings. The wines will range from Sauvignon Blanc to Pinot Noir. Dinner is $150 per person, plus tax and tip, and starts at 6 p.m.
Clink Wine Bar + Bites First Anniversary Celebration
Flower Mound Wine Bar will host a three-day party to celebrate its first anniversary. Visit each evening Thursday through Saturday for live music, giveaways, food and wine tastings, and bottle burning. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday and 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Rocks, beers and anecdotes
A climbing gym on Walnut Hill Ln. called Movement Dallas organizes an ascension meeting followed by a drink. After the 6:00-7:00 p.m. climb, participants will walk to nearby Civil casting cafe and beer bar for craft beers and trivial parties.
Ellum Deep Wine Walk: Rosé Olé!
Sip and browse the shops of Deep Ellum on this evening wine walk. Attendees pay $15 (in advance, $20 a night) for a ticket to receive a tasting glass good for wine samples throughout the Deep Ellum district. Check in at 2650 Main Street. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday May 21
7 Leaves Cafe – Grand Prairie Grand Opening
The coffee and tea chain’s new site opens near Asia Times Square in Grand Prairie with a host of festivities. There will be free samples, games including quizzes and coffee bean counts, plus goody bags for the first seven people in line (it’s 7 Leaves Cafe, after all), and tickets. raffle for the first 100 people in line for prizes including airpods and airline vouchers. 10am-3pm.
Eastern Taco Walk
Meet at White Rock Brewery and Brewery for an eight-mile bike ride to Tacos, bites and rhythms, an outdoor taco stand with a large menu and covered seating. Then head back to the brewery for a post-ride beer (or two). View the route map here. Riders must meet at White Rock Alehouse & Brewery by 10:30am for the 11am start time. Note that the course is suitable for all abilities and the event is not a race, but rather a leisurely lunchtime ride. The runners will return to the brasserie around 1:30-2 p.m.
Monday May 23
Ziata Wine Dinner with Karen Cakebread at Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill
Legendary wine entrepreneur Karen Cakebread will visit seafood restaurant Plano for a five-course dinner with wine pairings. Sip wines ranging from Sauvignon Blanc to Cabernet Sauvignon paired with dishes like Crispy Skin Branzino with Stone Fruit Salsa, Grilled Halibut and Roasted Monkfish Medallions with New York Strip. Dinner is $135 per person plus tax and tip. Arrive before 6:00 PM for happy hour before dinner is served at 7:00 PM.