Friday 04.01—Sunday 04.10


Food, fashion and four-legged fundraising dominate this week and beyond

We’re not sure why all of a sudden three elements of our lives — our pets, fashion and foodie events — combined for one week, but here they are: Several food festivals, both with dogs and without, plus some fashion fundraisers … once again, with Fido in attendance. Here, this, is our rundown.

Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival. This food fest includes the “main event” tasting on April 1, and continues with a brunch and Sunday afternoon picnic. April 1–3. For locale and tickets, visit

Project Ruffway. This fundraiser benefiting the SPCA of Texas is hosted by the Gay and Lesbian Fund of Dallas, and features a runway show of pets and their parents. Animal Care Center, 2400 Lone Star Drive. April 2, 7—­10 p.m.

Kibble and Cocktails. Another pets-centric foodie fundraiser, this brings together top chefs to Trinity Groves to raise money for DFW Rescue Me. Trinity Groves, 3015 Gulden Lane. April 5, 7–10 p.m. $100.

First Wednesday Cedar Springs Wine Walk. The monthly wine stroll to take in the fashions and retail appeal of the gayborhood. Feel free to bring your dog. April 6, 6–9 p.m.

Savor Dallas. The food phantasm finishes off with the biggest event, the latest incarnation Savor Dallas, which includes a stroll through the Arts District, a grand tasting, a reserve tasting and even a festival-ending brunch, at locations across Dallas and featuring a slew of local chefs, restaurants, mixologists and wine purveyors. April 7–10. For a complete schedule of locations and tickets, visit

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 1, 2016.