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A new month and cooler weather have arrived — and so have new restaurant deals and events taking place across DFW! See our latest roundup below, and feel free to share additional events and food/drink specials happening this month by emailing us at foodie @ dallasfoodnerd.com. Cheers!

$5 Cocktails Every Wednesday at Sangria Mediterranean Tapas & Bar

Stop by Sangria Mediterranean Tapas and Bar on Wednesday nights for $5 Mojitos and Pisco Cocktails. 

(Located at 4524 Cole Ave, Dallas, TX 75205)

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Spirit of Earth and Light” Photography Exhibition and Mezcal Tasting Event, Sept. 3

The Town of Addison, World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth and the Consulate of Mexico are hosting the “Spirit of Earth and Light” photography exhibition and mezcal tasting. Stop by The Gallery at Visit Addison on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. to check out the exhibit and to enjoy Mezcal, an alcoholic spirit similar to tequila made from green agave. 

The event is free and open to the public, and the gallery is open through September 12.

(Located at 100 Belt Line Road, Suite 400 Dallas, TX 75254)

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Kitchen LTO Hosts Chef Voting Party, Sept. 7

Kitchen LTO at Trinity Groves will host its fourth MEET. TASTE. REVIEW. VOTE party on Sunday, Sept. 7. to debut its chef and artist finalists for the fourth round restaurant rotation.

The event, to be held at Kitchen LTO, will allow partygoers the opportunity to meet the finalists, taste-test the chefs, explore works by artist finalists and be the first to vote for their favorites.  Voting will commence at the event and continue through Saturday, September 13 on Kitchen LTO’s website, www.kitchenlto.com. Voting will be limited to one time per 24 hours, with winners announced the week of September 14.  The current executive chef, Brooke Egger, will end her tenure on Tuesday, September 30.  The restaurant will close for two days and re-open Thursday, October 2 as the fourth round concept.

Tickets are limited and are currently on sale for $65 per person and can be purchased here: http://kitchenlto.brownpapertickets.com.

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Central Market Hosts 20th Anniversary Cooking Class, Sept. 10

Central Market kicks off its 20th anniversary on September 10 with a series of events and will unveil its brand new cookbook. Filled with 121 of the tastiest recipes from dedicated Central Market shoppers, guest chefs and store partners, the book will resonate with cooks everywhere, from passionate foodies to culinary professionals.To mark the occasion, all Central Market Cooking Schools including the Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano and Southlake Cooking Schools will host a Cook the Book class on Sept. 10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Cooking instructors will create and demo recipes from the new cookbook and guests will feast on the dishes. Recipes will include:
•       Pancetta Crisps with Goat Cheese and Figs
•       Pom-Pom Citrus Salad
•       Smoked Pork Tenderloin with Tangy Balsamic Sauce
•       Spinach Sauté with Red Bell Peppers and Preserved Lemons
•       Rustic Apple Galette with Creamy Caramel Sauce

When registering for the class, guests will have the chance to purchase the cookbook at a discount. Class price is $55 per person. Additional class information available at www.centralmarket.com.

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Grapefest Uncorked, Sept. 11 – 14

The anticipated 28th Annual GrapeFest® – A Wine Experience in Historic Downtown Grapevine – will open Thursday, September 11 at 10 a.m. 

This year, check out exciting events such as the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the GrapeStomp, the Champagne Cork Shoot Off and more. Also enjoy a food festival, live entertainment, ice carving, shopping and plenty more activities throughout the festival. 

Admission is free to everyone all day Thursday and until 5 p.m. on Friday.  Hours are Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Admission prices are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (62+) and children (6-12). Weekend passes are available for $18 and souvenir weekend passes are $23. Admission is free for children five and under.  For more information, call the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-457-6338 or 817-410-3185 or visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/GrapeFest.  

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5th Annual Dallas Chocolate Festival, Sept. 13

Presented by DallasChocolate.org, the 5th annual Dallas Chocolate Festival is an event designed to raise awareness and appreciation for the amazing work of local and national fine chocolate craftsmen.

On September 13 at the Addison Conference Center, experience a full day of workshops, tasty samples and demos by chocolatiers. See our preview post here (includes a discount code for our readers) and then grab your tickets here!

dallas chocolate festival

4th Annual Dallas Observer BrewFest, Sept. 13

Join Dallas Observer on Saturday, September 13th at the Dallas Farmers Market as they celebrate the 4th Annual Dallas Observer BrewFest presented by Whole Foods Market. BrewFest is an outdoor beer-sampling event and festival that will feature more than 150 beers from around the globe, local food vendors and live music! Twelve (2 oz) beer samples are included in the ticket price. Doors open at 6 p.m. for VIP and 7 p.m. for General Admission. (21+ only). 

Grab your tickets here and share your experience on Twitter using #BrewFestDAL.

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Urban Rio to host Mexican Independence Day Dinner, Sept. 15

Urban Rio Cantina & Grill, located in downtown Plano, will host a Mexican Independence Day Dinner Monday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. The five-course dinner will celebrate the notable Mexican holiday with traditional dishes commonly served during celebrations, such as the Molletes (a house-made bolillo roll with refried black beans and Chihuahua cheese, topped with pico de gallo). 

Tickets are $34.90 per person and to make reservations, call 972-543-8911 or email elana@urbanrio.com.

(Located at 1000 E. 14th Street, Plano)

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Prost! Addison Oktoberfest, Sept. 18 – 21

For over 25 years, the most authentic Oktoberfest celebration outside of Munich has been held in Addison, Texas.  This year, over 70,000 fans will come together September 18-21, 2014 to share a love of polka, German food and, of course, the same Paulaner Bier that will be served at Bavaria’s favorite festival. As a part of its award-winning tradition, Addison has timed their festival to coincide with the famed Munich Oktoberfest, and Addison Oktoberfest will also feature much of the same music, folk dancing, sing-a-longs plus great German food and entertainment.

(4970 Addison Circle Dr. Free parking located at the northwest corner of Dallas Pkwy. and Arapaho Rd.) Tickets are available for advance purchase at www.addisontexas.net.

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2nd Annual AustOberfest, Sept. 27

If you’re heading to Austin at the end of this month, stop by the second annual AusOberfest (Austin + Oktoberfest) to celebrate the German heritage. The all-inclusive event is a jam-packed day featuring German beer, food, live music and activities. Tickets cost $40 per person in advance and $50 at the door. 

Part of proceeds will benefit Foodways Texas(The mission of Foodways Texas is to preserve, promote and celebrate the diverse food cultures of Texas.) 
Credit: facebook.com/Austoberfest
Credit: facebook.com/Austoberfest

Bring Home the Bacon from SMOKED!

SMOKE’s infamous thick-cut pork belly bacon is now available for purchase for $10/lb. Once purchased, the house-smoked strips will be wrapped in butcher paper and stamped with the SMOKE seal of approval. It’s never been easier to bring home the bacon! To order, call (214) 393-4141 or stop in to order (no emails, no deliveries). Offer available while supplies last.

Located at 901 Ft. Worth Avenue, Dallas, TX 75208

bacon flier

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