Written by Josie Villa-Singleton.

Photos courtesy of Josie Villa-Singleton, Funky Picnic, Sundance Square, and Fixture.

November brings lots of opportunities to enjoy the beverage culture of Fort Worth with events that feature ancient teas, beers, bubbles, whiskey and of course wine. Also, don’t miss out on the popular Fort Worth Greek Festival where you’ll find authentic and rare to find Greek cuisine. Fort Worth loves pop-ups and there’s a new supper club that’s debuting this month. Explore traditional cooking methods by attending a cast iron cooking demonstration in a pioneer environment. Do some good with your dining dollars by checking out Fort Worth’s only non-profit restaurant. And finally, enjoy Thanksgiving by letting someone else do all the cooking and cleaning.

Steeped in Culture: The Enjoyment of Matcha
Leaves, 120 St. Louis Avenue, Fort Worth
November 3, 2019. 2PM – 4PM

Do you know much about matcha? Leaves hosts cultural historian and tea scholar Mindy Landeck, a professor of East Asian Studies at Austin College to teach about this centuries old product. After learning about the ancient and modern manifestations of matcha, enjoy a tasting of Leaves’ own house matcha. Dr. Landeck will instruct you on proper preparation and the other uses of this special tea.

North Texas Beer Week Dinner
Funky Picnic Brewery and Cafe
November 5, 2019. 7PM – 9PM

Celebrate craft brews in North Texas with a six course dinner at Funky Picnic Brewery & Cafe. This special dinner pays tribute to breweries in North Texas. In a special collaboration with Edward Gutierrez from The Culinary School of Fort Worth dishes will be paired with Funky Picnic brews. The menu features Asian and Latin influences with dishes like bao buns, saganaki stew and tres leches cakes.

Whiskey Wednesday
Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co., 4250 Mitchell Blvd, Fort Worth
November 6, 2019. 5PM – 9PM

Warm up with some whiskey at Whiskey Ranch for their Happy Hour. Your ticket includes your first drink of the evening. Holy Frijole food truck will be on site with their Tex-Mex flavors. Try some specialty TX Bourbon Whiskey Lane Jane cake from Janie’s Cakes. Listen to the sounds of 7th Row 2nd Seat while you play some outdoor yard games. This event benefs the United Way of Tarrant County and their great organization. Tours cost an additional $15 and happen from 6PM – 7PM.

Pavillion Pop-Up Champagne & Pearls
Sundance Pavillion, E. 3rd Street, Fort Worth
November 7, 2019. 5PM – 8PM

Enjoy a bubbles tasting with Waters Restaurant providing lite bites. Also don’t miss your chance to receive a FREE pearl bracelet from Haltom’s Jewelers. Armen Movseyan provides live music.

Fort Worth Greek Festival
2020 NW 21st Street, Fort Worth
November 8,9,10, 2019. 10AM – 3PM

OPA! The Fort Worth Greek Festival celebrates Greek Culture and food. This popular festival features Greek specialties like gyros, dolmathes, pastitsio and baklava just to name a few. There’s also Greek dancing and a craft market. Some of the proceeds from the festival benefit the Northside Inter-Community Agency.

Smokin’ Panther Supper Club
Panther Island Brewing, 501 N. Main Street, Fort Worth
November 8, 2019. 7PM – 10PM

Chef Jordan Greenlee recently launched the Smokin’ Cactus food truck. He earned his culinary chops studying at Le Cordon Bleu and most recently as the sous chef at Magdalena’s. Taking a cue from the Supper Club concept at Magdalena’s you can enjoy Chef Jordan’s cuisine during a 4 course pop-up dining experience that pairs with Panther Island Brews. The cuisine features smoked meats and dishes with a Southwestern flair.

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration
Log Cabin Village, 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane
November 9, 2019. 1PM – 4PM

There’s part art, part science involved in cast iron or dutch oven cooking. Observe Dutch oven cooking enthusiasts from the Prairie Dogs Dutch Oven Society demonstrate their skills with the Log Cabin Village as the background. Get insights into this traditional cooking method and explore the grounds of the Log Cabin Village.

Black Forest Cake Beer Launch with Swiss Pastry Shop
Martin House Brewing Company, 220 S. Sylvania #209, Fort Worth
November 11, 2019. 4PM – 10PM 

A Fort Worth food icon for those in the know is the Black Forest Cake from Swiss Pastry Shop. The inventive minds at Martin House Brewing have made this beloved cake into a beer. Vanilla, almond, cream and cocoa powder make up some of the ingredients that have gone into the Black Forest Cake Imperial Cake Ale. During the launch, sample the Black Forest Cake along with your ale.

LangeTwins Zinfest 2.0 Wine Dinner
Fixture Fort Worth, 401 W. Magnolia, Fort Worth
November 19, 2019. 6PM – 9PM

Chef Ben Merritt recreates the menu and pairings he created for the LangeTwins Winery earlier this year in Lodi, California. This five-course dinner features dishes such as roasted garlic and blue crab custard, duck tamale, and Rosewood Ranches Wagyu short rib two ways.

Winter Menu Tasting
Taste Community Restaurant, 1200 S. Main Street, Fort Worth
November 21, 2019. 6PM – 8PM

Taste Project seeks to address hunger issues from a community perspective with their non-profit restaurant model. They do this by providing a meal for whoever walks in. Unlike any other restaurant in Fort Worth there are no prices on the menu. In this case at Taste Project you either pay what you can afford, pay what you would typically pay, or pay what you would normally pay plus a little extra. Every season their menu changes and this is your chance to try the new dishes.

Thanksgiving Day Feast
B&B Butchers Restaurant, 5212 Marathon Avenue, Fort Worth
November 28, 2019. 11AM – 8PM

Leave Thanksgiving dinner to the pros at B&B Butchers & Restaurant. They will be open and diners can order from a prix-fixe menu ($68/adults; $25/kid, ages 12 & Under. Excludes tax, gratuity and drinks) or the entire dinner menu. Included in the prix-fixe menu is an amuse bouche, three courses (appetizer, main and dessert) and family style side dishes. As a special gift every guest can take home “leftover turkey sandwiches” made in The Butcher Shop @ B&B that morning with roasted turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and a side of gravy. Diners can also enjoy complimentary hot apple cider and pumpkin cookies.

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