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Foodie functions to sate your palate in late April

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foodies dining at dallas or fort worth restaurantOne could say it’s always a foodie weekend as long as there is good food to be had somewhere. Here are a few fun and different foodie events happening this weekend for your noshing pleasure.

The Iron Cactus is hosting its first Tequila Tour. This tequila tasting is $20 (in advance – $25 at the door) gets you 10 tastings and some snacks to soak it up with. Keep in mind folks this is a tasting. As in, the tequila is to be swished around the mouth and tasted for its subtleties in flavor, not knocked back as quickly as possible preceded by a lick of salt and followed with a lime so mind your manners. Why they decided a Thursday would be a good day for tequila tasting is beyond me.

On April 28, local foodie Steven Doyle of is hosting a Munchable Mystery Tour from 1 to 4:15 pm.  The program goes like this: a private van will pick you up at Empire Baking company and take you to specialty food shops and/or restaurants around the town. Hop off for samples at each stop and sip an aperitif along the way. They also do chocolate tours, which would make an excellent Mother’s Day gift.

Sunday, April 29 has two big foodie events of note. Big Taste of Fort Worth starts at 6 pm (main tasting) or 4:30 (VIP wine tasting) benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters. The event is like all the other Taste of’s; folks can sample the gourmet goodies from some of the city’s finest and most popular dining spots. It also carries the usual hefty price tag at $100 for the main tasting and $175 to include the wine tasting. Also on Sunday is the annual Chefs on Fire contest, where the Texas Chefs Assocation teams up with area firefighters in a grilling competition to be top Chef/Chief. This free event takes place from 10 am to 6 pm at The Shops at Park Lane and benefits the Parkland Regional Burn Center.


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