Written by Josie Villa-Singleton.
Photos by Josie Villa-Singleton.
August brings the heat to Fort Worth but that doesn’t slow down the food scene. Kick off the month by trying a magical pairing of cold beer and cold ice cream. Sharpen your food photography skills with nothing more than your smartphone by taking a food photography class. Foodies will want to prepare for the kickoff of DFW Restaurant Week. Don’t miss your chance to attend a special chef dinner that benefits the community. Experienced cooks and newbies can gain some new skills by attending a pasta making class at Fort Worth’s newest cooking school. See how beer gets the fine dining and worldly treatment with a beer pairing dinner. And finally, taco fans will want to venture out on a taco and margarita tour of Fort Worth.
August 2, 2019. 12PM – 10PM
Martin House Brewery
Ice cream and ice cold beer both bring relief to hot summer days. In a natural collaboration local brewery, Martin House, combines with Fort Worth’s first craft ice cream shop, Melt, to bring you Melted. This new brew brings together happy hints of summer with strawberry and waffle cone flavors. To celebrate the launch and collaboration the Melt Ice Cream truck will be on site at Martin House Brewery from 3PM -9PM. Balance the sweet summery flavors by trying out the new Kunsei Smokehouse Food Truck which will also be on site. Jason Harper from Trio New American Cuisine in Colleyville applies his fine dining techniques to barbecue infused with Asian and Latin flavors.
August 5, 2019. 11AM – 12PM
Meyer and Sage
Ever wonder how foodies and influencers get that perfect food photo? Wonder no more. Learn all the tips, tricks and techniques to take food photos using only your smartphone that will make your friends drool. This class provides a great opportunity for chefs, food enthusiasts, bloggers and Instagrammers to improve or learn about food photography.
August 5-11, 2019
It’s the biggest week of the year for foodies. DFW Restaurant Week provides diners the chance to try a three-course meal at over 150 participating restaurants in the DFW area for $39 or $49. Participating restaurants donate twenty percent of each meal to either the North Texas Food Bank or the Lena Pope Home. Over the years, some restaurants embraced the concept and extend their Restaurant Week menus to the whole month. Restaurant Week happens from August 5-11. Some restaurants provide a “Preview Weekend” August 2-4. Several restaurants will continue their special three course menus through August 18, 25 or even Labor Day. It’s best to check the official DFW Restaurant list website to confirm these dates. Some restaurants even offer a lunch option for $25. To enjoy these special menus, reservations must be made in advance and you must indicate that you are reserving for the special Restaurant Week menu. The advantage to Restaurant Week is that you can eat at places like Grace, Waters or Capital Grille for less than it would normally cost.
August 15, 2019
The Taste Community Restaurant
The Summer Nights Dinner and Fundraiser series from Taste Project gives diners the chance to enjoy a specially prepared meal by a rotating roster of local chefs. The chefs donate the proceeds to the Taste Project and Taste Community Restaurant. Chef Joshua Harmon provides the menu for the August dinner. Chef Harmon is best known for his “progressive American” cuisine and he currently owns and runs the Butler’s Cabinet inside the Food Hall at Crockett Row. Taste Project is a unique concept designed to serve the community. The menu has no prices and you pay what you can afford or what you would typically pay at similar restaurants.
August 24, 2019. 6PM. $95
The Cookery recently opened in the growing South Main area of the Near Southside. They offer a number of cooking classes geared towards all levels of cooks. The Pasta Perfecto class focuses on the art of making pasta. During the hands-on class, students will make three pasta courses that include tortellini stuffed with arugula walnut pesto and homemade ricotta with brown butter sauce. Participants will enjoy trying everything they make with a family style meal complete with wine pairings and dessert.
August 22, 2019. 6:30PM. $65 ($75 for non-members)
The Modern Cafe
Craft beer contains just as many nuances as wine and it only makes sense that it cross over into the fine dining arena. Chefs regularly host wine dinners to feature a particular winery, and in this case, a brewery serves as the inspiration for a late summer six course meal. Chef Denise Shavandy draws from a range of cuisines for this inspired menu that includes a seafood tostada, chorizo burger slider and a Greek spiced lamb chop.
August 31 2019
Eat This Fort Worth Food Tours
You don’t have to be a tourist to take a food tour. Fort Worth’s vibrant food scene makes it perfect for food tours. Close out August by visiting several taco spots throughout Fort Worth and learning what makes those places so special. The tour takes you by bus to four taco spots where you will try different taco varieties along with two margaritas. It’s a must-do activity for any taco fan. Visit Eatthisfortworth.com to buy tickets for the August tour.