Dallas Texas is Foodie Central in November

Dallas is foodie central
Chefs for Farmers Main Event

Dallas turns into foodie central in November, with opportunities to eat, drink, and be merry almost every day leading up to our Nov. 24 Thanksgiving feast. I’ve already got my running shoes on, hoping to work off some calories between all these eating events. After just recovering from a fried Fair food daze, (and secretly eating leftover Halloween candy), I’ll need to run an extra mile every day to attend so many food events.

One of my favorite annual events, Chefs for Farmers, is happening this weekend after kicking off with Devour Thursday. The giant cocktail party with food samples was held at the AT&T Exchange.

Chefs for Farmers

CFF “showcases Texas’s best chefs and food artisans while celebrating the farmers that make great food possible,” and the festival features several sold-out events all day Saturday. These include farm tours and brunches or dinners with celebrity chefs, culminating in The Main Event at Old City Park from 2-6 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Crossing my fingers the weather stays nice for this wonderful day at the park. For information about The Main Event, which may still have general admission tickets available, visit chefsforfarmers.com.

The always fabulous Greek Food Festival is another longtime favorite food event opening this weekend. After a two-year pause the 67th Annual Greek Food Festival of Dallas runs through Sunday at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. My mouth waters at the thought of so much delicious Greek food specialties ranging from dolmades to baklava. For updated information, visit greekfestivalofdallas.com.

World Food Championships

Hard on the heels of these food and wine celebrations, Dallas plays host to the World Food Championships again this year. The WFC draws chefs from all over the world to compete in numerous events. Food show fans can buy tickets for front row seats to cheer on their favorite competitors, maybe even meet a few of them, and join the line for leftovers. The WFC runs four days, from Nov. 9-13 and features several side events including a Bourbon & BBQ happy hour, all at Fair Park. Visit worldfoodchampionships.com for more information.

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Jo Ann Holt
Jo Ann Holt is an award-winning journalist with 40+ years of experience as a writer and editor. She loves live performances, from country music concerts to Broadway musicals to community theatre productions. Holt also enjoys art and cultural festivals, and good food and wine. She’s toured Amsterdam, London, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and various cities in Mexico but looks forward to visiting even more countries. She has traveled by boat, plane, and train, but especially likes taking long road trips across the U.S. with her husband, retired history professor Durhl Caussey. They enjoy meeting friendly people, learning about different cultures, and visiting historic sites wherever they go.