Written by Josie Villa-Singleton.

Photos by Josie Villa-Singleton and courtesy of The Table and Trey Smith.

Cheers to a new year! There’s plenty to do in Fort Worth. Take on your resolutions by supporting your local farmers market with fresh ingredients for your healthy dishes. Or learn how to make vegan sushi. Ease out your holiday spirit with one last sparkly evening. Grab a brew that was inspired by a sweet treat or get a behind the scenes look at a craft brewery. Make plans to attend a wine or tequila paired dinner with multiple courses that focus on one spirit or wine maker.

The Cowtown Farmers Market
3821 Southwest Boulevard
January 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020. 8AM – 12PM

Start the new year off with fresh ingredients for your healthy dishes from the Cowtown Farmers Market. Meet your local farmers and get the freshest produce around. In addition, you’ll find a variety of vendors that include fresh bread, soups, tamales and even fresh roasted coffee. The Cowtown Farmers Market is Fort Worth’s original, producer-only farmers market which means that everything sold is either grown, raised or produced within 150 miles of Fort Worth.

Lights, Flights & Bites
Café Modern
Jan 7, 14, 21. 4PM – 7PM

Are you still seeking a bit of sparkly holiday spirit to welcome the new year? You’ll want to gather some friends to enjoy the gorgeous holiday lights for a few more weeks. Take in the last of the holiday glow while sipping a special selection of wine flights that include three wines. During this event, Café Modern will offer a selection of appetizers and desserts. You can also take advantage of their free gallery admission from 5 to 7 pm on Tuesdays in December!

Funky Picnic Brewery Tour
Funky Picnic Brewery & Café
January 11, 2020. 1PM – 2PM

Fort Worth’s craft brew scene continues to grow. If you want a firsthand look at small batch brewing from the experts at Funky Picnic Brewery & Café grab a ticket to this tour which includes two beers. Head brewer Michael Harper leads the inaugural tour that even includes a sneak taste at some of their newest creations straight off the tank.

Plant Based Sushi and Sake Tasting
The Table
January 13, 2020

The creative options for making sushi rolls don’t have to be limited to merely seafood. This hands-on sushi making class will teach you the techniques necessary to make sushi incorporating different plant based ingredients. Learn how to make rolls such as nigiri, maki, temaki, uramaki, and onigiri with ingredients such as mango, lotus stem, arugula, pineapple.
During the class you will be given the opportunity to taste two to three different types of sake. Attendees can also BYOB and bring their beverage of choice.

Annual Robert Foley Vineyards Ellerbe Winemaker Dinner
Ellerbe Fine Foods
January 16, 2020. 6:30PM – 9:30PM

Wine dinners at Ellerbe provide diners with an exquisite dining experience. A wine pairing dinner allows the chef to create specific dishes to highlight particular wines. These could be inspired by the region that wines originate from or from the wines themselves. And vice versa the dishes may influence the wine choices. Robert Foley wines come from California, and veteran winemaker Robert Foley is known for his expressive wines. Reserve your spot for this dinner for either the 6:30 or 7:00 seating.

Special Tapping : The Dusty Biscuit – A Beignet Beer
Martin House Brewing Company
January 21, 2020. 4PM -10PM

Local food enterprise, The Dusty Biscuit, collaborates with Martin House Brewing Company for what promises to be a truly unique combination that results in a beignet beer. The Dusty Biscuit is known for popping up all over town giving us their take on the New Orleans style beignet with a variety of sweet and savory flavors. The beer promises to have similar grains as the beignets that will give the brew a golden appearance. To finish the brewing process Martin House even added some beignets into the mask along with a dash of vanilla. Enjoy this tap room only offering during this special event which will also feature The Dusty Biscuits fresh beignets.

Maestro Dobel Tequila Dinner
Café Modern
January 30, 2020

Start the New Year with a specialty five-course dinner that focuses on unique food pairings for tequila. Executive Chef Denis Paul Shavandy of Cafe Modern joins culinary forces with fellow local chefs Kevin Martinez and Bria Downey. The menu includes cucumber mint margaritas with octopus tostadas and other Mexican infused dishes such as cochinita pibil and cabrito combined with imaginative tequila cocktails. You will also have the opportunity to meet field brand specialist Richard Allison.

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