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Culinary Connections: Food Galore in Dallas

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Taste of Dallas, Lawn Party Food Trucks, and Pop-up Candy Rooms

Any time is eatin’ time in the Big D, but summer dishes out its own special flavors. From pop-up eateries to food trucks and lawn parties, it’s time to get out and fill up in Dallas. Here are some early-summer culinary cook-ups you don’t want to miss.

Taste of Dallas

The folks at Savor Dallas know what to do with a plate of – well, anything. Your taste buds can’t go wrong with at least 50 eateries and food trucks cranking out Texas-style versions of global cuisine at the 2019 Taste of Dallas. Snag a ticket for the kickoff event on Friday night, which features all-inclusive food, wine, beer and spirits tastings from about 40 of the most renowned chefs, restaurants, wineries and breweries in the Dallas Metroplex.

The party lasts for three days on June 7-9, featuring cooking competitions, live music and a family fun zone. The over-21 crowd gets access to whiskey, food and cigar pairings. It all takes place indoors at Dallas Market Hall.

Reunion Tower Lawn Party  

This is a one-nighter in Downtown Dallas, and it’s free to everyone. The 2019 Lawn Party at the foot of Reunion Tower starts at 6:30 p.m. on June 23rd, featuring live music and lawn games. Bring your own outdoor games or borrow gear onsite at no charge. But the real attraction is the parade of food trucks cranking out the best bites in the city, including cheesy dreamy dishes from Ruthie’s Rolling Café, lechon asada bowls from GuavaTree Cuban-American Truckstaurant, and Marilyn Monroll shrimp and crab rolls at Spin Sushi. You’ll also find piadina wraps, pizza and flatbread folds from Chiave’s Italian Street Food, and can follow your nose to Jenny Lynn’s BBQ Smoke Grill for brisket, Texas tacos and Cowtown smoked gouda.

(Secret tip: Keep an eye out for an appearance from the Texas Rangers!) 

Candy Rooms Pop-Up

Unabashedly calling itself asprawling sanctuary of confectionary bliss,” the luscious pop-up of the season is Candytopia Dallas. We’re talking about 14 curated and themed candy rooms where you literally dive into sweet madness. Ever wanted to swim in a pool of 300,000 marshmallows or get a confetti shower by candy-coated unicorn pigs? You’re in the right (and only) place for that experience. You’ll be savoring outrageous bites as you explore candyfloss constructions, twisted taffies and mountains of gummy bears, chocolate truffles and surprise tantalizers. Jump into the 2019 Candytopia madness any Walnut Hill Lane any day through July 31st.

Dine out or create your own culinary connections when living in one of our Dallas apartment communities. Call today for more information and to schedule a private tour!