Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Date night in DFW: Eating and drinking for singles and mingles August 22-25
Ladies, throw on a pair of sensible shoes and hit the town. How will you do a bar crawl in heels?
There are so many great things to do on a date in Dallas-Fort Worth -- too many, maybe. We'll comb through our extensive database each week and pick a few events, all with highly-recommended restaurants nearby. Here's hoping we can help you impress your date as you dine and do in DFW.
Cocktails! Your evening starts and ends with a drink at the Cocktail Tour of Dallas Thursday night. For $60 per person, you and your sweetie will take a bus to several bars in Dallas to taste-test their signature cocktails. The tour starts at The People's Last Stand and then travels to Central 214, the Standard Pour, Cedars Social, Tate's, and Black Swan Saloon. (Not necessarily in that order.) That's a lot of drinks over a lot of hours, so we bet you'll be hungry by the end of the crawl. Hail a cab -- after all, you needn't be behind the wheel -- a few blocks south to Buzzbrews, open 24 hours a day. Soak up some of that liquor with delicious pancakes or crepes.
Eat on the street: From noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, hit up a street feast in Uptown Dallas. It's free to attend as you grab your "Eater's Digest" at the beginning and are guided through a line of food trucks offering cuisine from countries like Cuba, France, Greece, Italy, Korea, and Mexico. But lest you think this is a super casual affair, there will be bubbly served at 3 p.m. from the fancy Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Near their set-up will be games of Twister and Yard Yahtzee. It all goes down near Saint Ann Restaurant and Bar in the Harwood District of Uptown. If you do this right, you'll knock out lunch and dinner on one date. Now: Where for the nightcap?
Laugh your ass off: They say laughter is the best medicine, but it’s also a great icebreaker. Grab your date and get to Gexa Energy Pavilion Sunday for some gut-wrenching hilarity, courtesy of Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords, and several others will take over two stages at the Fair Park venue, dishing out what we're guessing will be the wittiest and most perverted jokes to cross this side of town. This is perhaps not the classiest of all dates, but you’re sure to learn a lot about your partner in crime. Shenanigans kick off at 5 p.m., so you’ll want to grab dinner beforehand at Sandbar Cantina in Deep Ellum. With a menu consisting of burgers and fried eats, you shouldn't fret about calories: You'll be burning them off in a hysterical fit of laughter later.