Written by Josie Villa-Singleton.
Photos by Josie Villa-Singleton.
It’s all about love and Mardi Gras this month in Fort Worth. You’ll find plenty of unique Valentine’s events to help you enjoy the occasion from sit down, multi-course dinners to pizza beers, yes pizza beers, and games. Mardi Gras goes hand-in-hand with good food. Let the good times roll with brunch, gumbo, and crawfish events. If that’s not your thing, enjoy a tour of tacos on a taco crawl of Fort Worth. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy Girl Scout cookies paired with beer. Finally, check out bacon themed cocktails and food to coincide with National Bacon Day.
Valentine’s Beer Dinner
Funky Picnic Brewery and Cafe
February 11, 7PM-9PM
Join Funky Picnic Brewery and Cafe for their monthly beer dinner. This month they will offer a Valentine’s themed five course dinner. Each course comes with a description by the chef along with tasting notes to look for from the brewer.
Girl Scout Cookie and Beer Pairing
The Bearded Lady
February 12, 6PM
It’s that time of year when you abandon your healthy eating resolutions because it’s Girl Scout Cookie season. If you want to enjoy the cookies on a whole other level, try them paired with beers from Lakewood Brewery at The Bearded Lady.
Fourth Annual Beer My Valentine Beer Dinner
Martin House Brewing Company
February 13, 4PM-10PM
Martin House Brewing Company brews up a fun take on Valentine’s. For starters, they will be tapping their “Pineapple Pizza Party” beer. Yes, it’s a pizza themed beer – an 8% pineapple and pizza spiced sour beer. There will be a pizza themed food truck along with trivia and a newlywed style game. They may even be an eating contest!
Valentine’s Day at the Acre
February 14, 7PM
Tour one of Fort Worth’s distilleries and sample their award-winning spirits. The tour includes lots of interesting historical facts about Hell’s Half Acre which includes the area where Acre Distilling is located today. For this special event whiskies and vodkas will be paired with chocolate. Also, look for a fizzy Valentine’s Day craft cocktail. As an added bonus if you find something you like, they will have and additional 25% discount on retail bottles for all tour and tasting participants.
Taste the Love – Valentine’s Dinner and Fundraiser
February 14, 6PM
The Taste Project offers an opportunity to enjoy a delicious Valentine’s dinner while also contributing to ending hunger in the community. Reserve your spot for their 3rd annual “Taste the Love” Valentine’s dinner, which is a fundraiser to further their mission of relieving hunger in the community. The menu includes cioppino, a porterhouse steak, and a dessert with three different seating times. (The event is BYOB).
Mardi Gras Brunch with Live Music
It’s that time of year where we crave celebration and New Orleans cuisine to celebrate Mardi Gras. Join B&B Butchers for a New Orleans inspired brunch with dishes like the Crawfish Etouffee Omelet, Cajun Boudin w/ poached eggs, biscuits & gravy, and Duck & Andouille Gumbo. Live music and face-painting for kids adds to the festivities.
Second Annual Gumbo Cook Off
Twilite Lounge Fort Worth
February 22, 5PM-2AM
Celebrate Mardi Gras with gumbo! Enjoy this classic cajun dish at a Gumbo cook-off hosted by Twilite Lounge. It’s free to attend and you can sample and vote for your favorite version of gumbo. Tastings will begin at 6PM and are open to the public. Enjoy the Mississippi Bastard Project, who will be playing great New Orleans Brass music.
Taco and Margarita Tour of Fort Worth
Eat This Fort Worth Food Tours
February 22, 5:30PM – 8:30PM
You don’t have to be a tourist to take a food tour. Fort Worth’s vibrant food scene make it perfect for food tours. Visit several taco spots throughout Fort Worth and learn what makes those places so special. The tour takes you 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.
Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil
World of Beer
February 23, 2PM – 6PM
Let the good times roll with a Crawfish Boil to celebrate Mardi Gras. World of Beer will have crawfish and live music in addition to their large beer selection.
National Bacon Day at The Post
February 26, 11AM-11PM
Did you know there was a day dedicated to celebrating bacon? The Post at River East will have a special bacon cocktail menu and bacon tasting menu. There will be other bacon themed festivities and live music. If you haven’t made it yet to The Post, it’s worth exploring. You’ll find it on Race Street. It’s a live music venue with an open-air area and a listening room. They also serve food and cocktails.