Written by Josie Villa-Singleton.

Photos by Josie Villa-Singleton and courtesy of Mac Attack.

March into spring with opportunities to celebrate the local craft brewery scene with a beer tour and beer dinner. Savor the upcoming spring weather at a farmer’s market complete with live music. It’s also crawfish season, and diners can participate in what’s sure to be the first of many crawfish boils in town. You’ve got the luck of the Irish if you attend a St. Patrick’s Day themed brunch. Attend events where you can enjoy mac and cheese, have “big” tastes or fill your bowl while supporting various charities. Lastly, don’t miss your chance to explore Italy and France through wine tastings and dinners.

Brews & Bites Tour
Starts at Wild Acre Brewing
March 7, 3PM – 6PM

Spend a Saturday afternoon exploring three Fort Worth breweries on the Eat This Fort Worth Brews & Bites tour. On this food and drink focused tour, attendees will get three beer tastings and food pairings. A bus takes attendees throughout Fort Worth while a guide gives you cultural tidbits about Fort Worth history. The head brewer from Funky Picnic Brewery & Café, Michael Harper, will also be on board as a guide to provide beer novices and nerds alike with informative and entertaining beer knowledge. Tickets can be purchased here prior to the event.

Lola’s Local Farmers Market
Lola’s Trailer Park
March 8, 11AM – 4PM

Every second Sunday of the month, there’s a local Farmers Market at Lola’s Trailer Park. This fun community event has live music and locally produced food and produce. This is a family and dog-friendly event with kid’s activities like face painting.

Alewives Beer Dinner
The Bearded Lady
March 8, 5PM
Celebrate women in craft beer at a four-course dinner hosted by the Pink Boots Society and The Bearded Lady. The Pink Boots society is an international non-profit that advances women in craft beer through education. This dinner takes place on International Women’s Day and highlights the significance of women in brewing. Pairings with the food provided by The Bearded Lady will come from Rahr & Sons, Funky Picnic Brewery & Café, HopFusion Ale Works, and Martin House Brewing Company.

Crawfish Boil
Funky Picnic Brewery & Cafe
March 13, 6PM – 9PM

‘Tis the season for crawfish! Funky Picnic Brewery & Café hosts an all you can eat Crawfish Boil on March 13. Your ticket price includes two beers. If you haven’t been to Funky Picnic yet, it’s a locally owned craft brewery in the South Main Village area. Chef Josh Rangel and his crew put together a fantastic crawfish boil. Purchasing tickets in advance is advised because their last boil sold out.

St. Patrick’s Brunch
B&B Butchers
March 14, 11AM – 3PM

Wear green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a festive brunch at B&B Butchers. Enjoy Irish inspired food and drink specials as well as live music and face painting. Don’t miss the special bagpipe performance at 12:30pm.

Empty Bowls
Will Rogers Memorial Center & Facilities
March 17, 11AM – 1PM

The Empty Bowls event serves as the annual signature event for the Tarrant Area Food Bank. During this event you can enjoy tastings from over 45 top local chefs and restaurants. Attendees also get to choose one bowl from over 4,000 bowls of multiple media that includes ceramic, glass, wood, fabric, paper and metal. There will be live demonstrations of glass blowing and wood turning. There’s also an exciting selection of items for Silent Auction and a raffle during the event.

Italian Wine Dinner
Café Modern
March 19, 6:30PM – 9:30PM

Take your palate on a trip through Italy at the Café Modern’s Italian Wine Dinner. Join the Modern for a six-course meal that takes you on a wine and culinary journey through Italy. Fish, pasta, duck and steak are all on the menu expertly paired with Italian wines. By reservation only.

Mac Attack
Tokyo Cafe
March 22, 2 PM – 5 PM

What happens when some of the best chefs in Fort Worth get together to see who can make the best Mac and Cheese? You get Mac Attack. A charity chef-driven macaroni and cheese smackdown. During this event, chefs will be competing to win the people’s choice for the top three spots. They win bragging rights and the opportunity to donate proceeds from the ticket sales to the charities of their choice. It’s a fun event and a great cause.

Big Taste of Fort Worth
River Ranch
March 22, 4PM – 8PM

The Barrett Havran Memorial Big Taste Fort Worth celebrates its 41st year. This event supports the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tarrant County and their mission. During this event, local restaurants prepare a signature dish for guests and judges and the Best of Big Taste will be determined along with a People’s Choice award.

Bonjour, An exploration of French wine
March 24, 6PM – 8PM

Discover the world of French wines in this class at WineHaus. Leslie Ford, from The Wine Protagonist, guides you through the experience of tasting six wines. Expect to learn about regions and history along with tasting profiles and tips for pairing. Light snacks will be provided, and as always food can be ordered for delivery to WineHaus.

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