The Taste of Dallas turns up the heat with Live Fire and provides a cool way to give back on June 10 and June 11 in Fair Park. NBC 5 invites you to bring your family, friends and your taste buds asdir you enjoy great music, activities for the children and, of course, vendors from Dallas’ best restaurants.
As North Texas’ largest summertime food festival, its menu is certain to delight the palates of people of all ages. There’s always something new, and this year is no exception with the addition of a special Foodie Experience event to begin a weekend of delights.
New this year is Live Fire: BBQ, Burgers & Brews, curated by Tim Byres of Smoke and presented by Napoleon Grills, where you'll enjoy some of the very best barbecue and burger joints around, including Hutchins BBQ, 18th & Vine, Cattleack, Meat U Anywhere, Bet The House, Billy Oake Acres, Bone Daddy’s, Good Union Urban BBQ and Addison Ice House. Find your favorite celebrity chefs on the stage every hour, including: Tim Byres, John Tesar, Todd David, Tiffany Derry, Travis Heim, Matt Pittman, Dustin Blackwell, Todd David, Danyele McPherson, Jack Perkins, Jesse Griffiths, Danyele McPherson, Jack Perkins and Oliver Sitrin. Texans are as selective about their beer as they are of their BBQ and burgers, so look for samplings and pairings from more than a dozen craft breweries.
An expanded, over-the-top, indoor Family Fun Zone presented by Direct Energy will leave young ones breathless with excitement over all the rides, games, inflatables and more – can you say “minions”? In 50,000 sq. ft. of air conditioned space, families will find large inflatables and slides, kid-friendly cooking demos, interactive games, an arts and crafts learning center, toddler area, a Chalk Art Area presented by VersaChalk and even a Springfree Trampoline Fun Spot!
Restaurants from across the region offer up tastes of their best dishes for only $2-$5 on Restaurant Island, where 45 restaurant booths will offer food around Fair Park’s beautiful Esplanade. Don’t miss tasty shopping in the Taste Marketplace, where attendees can sample their way through dozens of local culinary vendors, local artisans, and more. For the tens of thousands of people set to visit Taste of Dallas this year, there is tasting, shopping and playing for everyone with more than 200 sponsors and exhibitors taking part in this family-friendly event.
Because summer is the hungriest season, Taste of Dallas is honored to partner with the North Texas Food Bank to help make a difference for people struggling with hunger in North Texas. Attendees can help by bringing two cans of tuna or chicken for $5 off admission – and the great feeling of knowing you are doing something about the issue of hunger.
Parking is available for purchase in Fair Park or attendees can ride the DART Green Line which stops at the front entrance.
For details on this tasty event, visit www.tasteofdallas.org.
2017 Taste of Dallas
June 10 and 11
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Fair Park
3600 Grand Avenue
Dallas, TX 75210
Admission: $15 – Individual Ticket
Kids 10 and under get in FREE with an accompanying guardian
$5 off admission with a donation of 2 cans of tuna or chicken to benefit the North Texas Food Bank
Taste of Dallas Foodie Experience: Best Bites of Big D
Friday, June 9
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Must be 21 years old+ to attend
1135 S. Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75215
Admission: $55 Individual Ticket