Exciting Spring Events and Festivals: Food, Wine, and More

Discover a variety of upcoming events and festivals to celebrate spring, including Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen, wine dinners, whiskey tastings, food festivals, and more. Don't miss out on these exciting opportunities to indulge in delicious food and drinks and enjoy the arrival of warmer weather.

Exciting Spring Events and Festivals: Food, Wine, and More

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Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes a variety of exciting events and festivals to celebrate the season. From food festivals to wine dinners, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Let's take a closer look at some of the upcoming events.

Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen: Celebrate the Arrival of Spring

To kick off the week, Dairy Queen is hosting Free Cone Day on Tuesday, March 19. Head over to any Texas location to receive a complimentary small plain soft-serve cone, no purchase necessary. It's the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather. While you're there, you can also indulge in their featured Mint Brownie Blizzard, a delicious blend of brownie pieces and chocolate chunks.

Inglenook Wine Dinner at Monarch: Explore the Rich Heritage of Napa Valley

For wine enthusiasts, Monarch is hosting an Inglenook Wine Dinner. Representatives from the historic Napa Valley vineyard will be present to share the winery's rich heritage and guide guests through a tasting of six of their wines. The four-course dinner will feature delectable dishes such as sea scallop crudo, duck confit, and Texas Wagyu strip loin. Tickets for this exclusive event are $300, plus tax and gratuity.

Butcher's Cut Dinner with Ziata Wines at Wicked Butcher: Indulge in Steak and Wine Pairings

If you're a fan of steak and wine pairings, Wicked Butcher has the perfect event for you. They will be hosting a Butcher's Cut dinner with Ziata Wines on Thursday, March 21. Karen Cakebread, the founder of Ziata Wine, will be in attendance to guide guests through a five-course wine pairing dinner. Indulge in dishes like Spanish Hamachi tartare, roasted dry-aged ribeye, and more. The dinner is priced at $150, plus tax and gratuity.

Beyond Jameson Whiskey Tasting at The Algiers Club: Expand Your Whiskey Knowledge

For those looking to expand their whiskey knowledge beyond Jameson, the Beyond Jameson Whiskey Tasting is a must-attend event. Hosted by local bourbon steward Jeff Underwood, this tasting will showcase a variety of single grain, single malt, and blended malt Irish whiskies. Tickets for this tasting, which takes place at The Algiers Club in the Design District, are $45 plus tax.

Italian Wine Pairing Dinner at Gorji: Celebrate Gorji's 21st Anniversary

Gorji, a Mediterranean restaurant, is celebrating its 21st anniversary with an Italian Wine Pairing dinner. Indulge in a three-course meal featuring wines from Tuscany and Sicily. Menu highlights include three-cheese spinach lasagna, grilled avocado with prawns, and prime beef tenderloin with gnocchi gorgonzola. The dinner is priced at $179 plus tax.

Dallas Arboretum Food & Wine Festival: A Culinary Extravaganza in the Outdoors

If you're looking for a fun outdoor event, the Dallas Arboretum Food & Wine Festival is the place to be. With over 40 restaurants and chefs serving small plates paired with wines from two dozen wineries, there is plenty to satisfy your taste buds. Participating restaurants include Petra & the Beast, Encina, Meridian, and Asian Mint. The festival takes place at the Dallas Arboretum during their Dallas Blooms display. Tickets are $149 ($129 for members) with entry at 7 pm.

Asian Festival in Historic Downtown McKinney: Immerse Yourself in Asian Culture

On Saturday, March 23, historic downtown McKinney will host its very first Asian Festival. Enjoy a variety of street food vendors, traditional performances, dragon dances, shopping, and kids activities. Indulge in authentic dishes like Vietnamese noodle soup, Japanese obanyaki, and Thai sticky rice. The festival runs from 11 am to 6 pm.

RibsU at Deep Ellum Brewing: Master the Art of Smoking Ribs

For barbecue enthusiasts, Deep Ellum Brewing is hosting RibsU, a pitmaster class focused on smoking ribs. Learn about the six types of ribs, from beef plate short ribs to pork baby back ribs, and everything in between. Participants will also learn how to butcher a rack and use different rubs and sauces. The class takes place from 9 am to 12 pm and is priced at $139 ($129 for additional participants).

Vegan Soul Food Festival at Lofty Spaces: Savor Soul Food Favorites with a Vegan Twist

Vegan food lovers won't want to miss the Vegan Soul Food Festival. Vendors from Houston, Kansas, Arkansas, and more will be serving up delicious soul food favorites with a vegan twist. From fried chick'n to mac & cheeze, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Admission to the festival is free with an RSVP, and it takes place at Lofty Spaces from 12 pm to 6 pm.

Crawfish Boil at Tupps Brewery: Indulge in a Crawfish Delicacy

Finally, Tupps Brewery in downtown McKinney is hosting its first crawfish boil of the season. After last summer's extreme heat wave delayed the harvest, crawfish lovers can finally indulge in this popular delicacy. Tickets start at $25 for two pounds of crawfish served with corn, potatoes, and your choice of beverage. Serving times are 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, and 6 pm. Additional boil dates at the brewery are scheduled for April 20 and May 25.

Celebrate Spring with Exciting Events and Festivals

With so many exciting events happening this spring, there is no shortage of options for food and drink enthusiasts. Whether you're looking to indulge in delicious food, expand your wine knowledge, or simply enjoy the outdoors, these events offer something for everyone. Make sure to mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate the arrival of spring in style.

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