The best food events in Dallas

From mimosas, beer, and sodas to pancakes, tacos and barbecue, there are plenty of foodie events to keep you busy this Fourth of July weekend. Here are 10 foodie finds to fill your weekend getaway:

confrontation cocktail

ZaZa Hotel, 2332 Leonard Street, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 30

Join Hotel ZaZa this Thursday for a cocktail show with tastings of local bartenders to determine who makes the best cocktail in town. Tickets are $25 and include a sample of each cocktail, a chance to vote for your favourite, sweepstakes giveaways, and poolside snacks and tunes. All proceeds benefit the North Texas Food Bank.

Dallas Mimosas Rally: Fourth of July Weekend

Deep Ellum Outdoor Market, 101-199 North Crudos Street, 12-3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2

If you want to start your independence party early, the Dallas Mimosa Walk celebrates freedom and raises money for Ukrainian families with a mimosa picnic with a souvenir glass. The market has 50 vendors, tickets cost $35 with several mimosa stops along the shops.

Farewell party to the plant world

Botanist, 308 N. Bishop Ave. From 5 PM to 2 AM on Saturday 2 July

This weekend is the last holiday to be celebrated with the Botanist, as Exxir Hospitality announces its expansion of Paradiso into space. To celebrate a botanist’s last call, DJ Elkin offers live music while bartenders return to craft old botanist favorites.

Giant water balloon fight

Lakewood Brewing, 2302 Executive Drive, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 2

Lakewood Brewing is putting up their first seltzer to celebrate the fourth this weekend, but that’s not all they’re doing to celebrate. The party starts with music and food, but if soda isn’t enough to cool you down, a giant water balloon will definitely fight back. The last person wins, and there will be round 2.

red, white and bollywood

Twisted Bar & Grill, 6520 Cascades Court, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, July 2

Twisted Bar & Grill celebrates celebrations with a twist this weekend. The bar will feature a belly dancer, live DJ, live performances, and all-night food. Early tickets are available online for $10, and event is 21 and up.

Istiklal Bir Bash

Texas Ale Project, 1001 N. Riverfront Blvd. From 12 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 3

Texas Ale Project celebrates 4th with craft beer shows, soft drink shows, games, live music, and of course, food. The party is fun for the whole family, with cornhole, hula hop competitions, rope throwing, board games, water cannons, and more. The tap house will also sell merchandise, and there will be drink specials running all day.

Make and Take: American Waffles and Cobblers

Central Market Dallas Midway, 4349 W. Northwest Highway, 1 p.m. Sunday, July 3

Central Market hosts an Independence Day class with classic sweets. Participants will go through the entire dessert process, starting with making the dough, rolling it out, filling it with toppings, cooking it and taking it home. Tickets are $65, and those 13 and older are welcome. Read more about UNATION.

Celebrate Independence Day with TUPPS

TUPPS Brewery, 721 Anderson Street, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 3

TUPPS Brewery celebrates 4th with lunch with Barley by Rye and dinner with Shorty’s Corn and Tacos. The party runs through Monday with 3 Kings BBQ, plenty of beer and music to go around.

City Works Eatery and Poor House Rock and Roll

Frisco, 3680 The Star Blvd. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, July 4th

The fourth City Works kicks off with mimosa rides, signature beer rides, festive dishes and more. With dishes like Breakfast in America and rock ‘n’ roll style, brunch festivities are set to kick off the holiday festivities.

The Hamptons at the Henry

The Henry, 2301 Akard St., 4 to 11 p.m. Wednesday, July 6

The Henry is rolling out its latest pop-up series next week under the title The Hamptons with a fresh feel, outdoor patio, great cocktails and coast-inspired food. From lobster rolls to sangria, the coastal look is meant to transport you straight out of downtown Dallas.

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