In case you didn't get your fill of food festivals with last weekend's Savor Dallas, the second year of the Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival is now in session. Things kicked off last night with a country music and barbecue bonanza at world-famous honkytonk Billy Bob's, and there's plenty more in store for the weekend.
While some of the events — namely, the Burgers, Brews & Blues event (which is exactly what it sounds like) and the late-night dessert party — are already sold out, tickets are still available for a few of the festivities:
The aptly named Grand Tasting will showcase more than 100 wines, craft beers, and spirits, including those from locals Rahr & Sons and Firestone & Robertson. Tickets aren't cheap at $125, but many of Fort Worth's swankiest restaurants will be on hand serving food, including AF+B, Bonnell's, Clay Pigeon, Grace, Ellerbe Fine Foods, Nonna Tata, and Sera.
If you want to check out the festival but don't feel like dropping big bucks on tickets, there is a free event: The Artisan Marketplace in Sundance Square will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. featuring cooking demos from chefs like Jon Bonnell, David McMillan, and Blaine Staniford and a "culinary market" spread amongst 20 different tents where folks can browse, sample, and buy.
The gigantic Rise + Dine brunch bonanza at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel will feature dishes from over 30 local restaurants like Velvet Taco, Bearded Lady, Little Red Wasp, Salsa Limon, Thirteen Pies, and Tokyo Cafe, plus a bloody mary bar and a mimosa bar.
A family-friendly food truck event at Coyote Drive-In will feature over a dozen trucks including Yatai Food Kart, Ssahm BBQ, Gorgonzilla, Bite My Biscuit, and BellaTrino. The $50 ticket price includes a taste from each truck and two beverages.
Scope out the festival website for more details.