Your Guide To The Taste Of Dallas

tod3by Steven Doyle

It is plenty hot outside which means it is time to check out the 2013 edition of the Taste of Dallas at Fair Park this weekend. This year promises a few new attractions, and we have them all listed below.  Several of the attractions and gate admission can be purchased in advance at the Taste of Dallas website. this is always a fun event that shouldn’t be missed.


Friday is Family Fun Night.  This means children under 12 get in free and can enjoy free rides and games. Plus there will be the requisite face painting and a petting zoo.

The Sweet Zone is a chocolate lover’s paradise with plenty of good stuff to go around as samples and for sale. Enjoy offerings from Tiff’s Treats, Elegantly Chocolate, La Madeline and more.

The Taste Tavern Beer, Wine and Spirits Tasting area, presented by Deep Ellum Brewing Company, offers a VIP experience for those who love to explore and taste new varieties.

Inside the Taste Tavern, patrons will be able to enjoy a wide array of tastings of craft beers, wines and spirits that are sure to satisfy every connoisseur. We will feature local brands as well as domestic and international with a different theme each day. No matter your skill level, if you love beer, wine and spirits, do we have a tasting experience for you!

The Taste Tavern is located inside the air-conditioned Automobile Building at Fair Park. Individual day tickets are $30 each and the supply is limited.  Tickets can be purchased in advance.

Taste of the Town is located inside the (air conditioned) automobile building. Individual day tickets are $30 dollars each (Children under 5 get in free) and are limited so best to purchase in advance for the day you want to attend so you don’t miss out. This price of each ticket includes food samples within the Taste of the Town as well as admission into the main event which is a $10 savings. And if you are interested in both the Taste of the Town and the Taste Tavern; our beer, wine and spirits tasting area, then take advantage of the combo ticket for $50 dollars which gets you admission into both areas on the same day.

The food truck phenomenon is hot because some of the tastiest dishes in Dallas are coming out of these mobile kitchens with delicious quality and unbelievable variety.  No need to chase them down all over town, as the best of the best will be featured at Taste Curbside, offering up samples straight from the truck for your tasting pleasure.

What: Taste of Dallas is Dallas’ most sought-after culinary event, featuring over 60 restaurants and showcasing Dallas’ top chefs.

Where: Taste of Dallas is held in Fair Park, located at 3600 Grand Avenue, Dallas

When: July 12-14, 2013

Friday: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

One day admission at the gate is $10 dollars.  Children 5 and under get in FREE with accompanying parent or guardian.

Food: Dozens of Dallas’ top restaurants, all in one convenient location, offer tastings from their menus for $1 to $3. Stroll through our huge culinary area inside Fair Park’s automobile building featuring local chef demonstrations over the 3 days, the Taste of the Town indoor tasting experience, the Taste Tavern with beer, wine and spirit samplings, The Sweet Factory, a huge culinary marketplace, and much more.


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