In the spirit of back to school this month, September food events in Fort Worth offer plenty of opportunities for learning some new cooking skills. Though you may not be in school anymore, take some time this month to learn more about coffee, your garden, dumplings or create the picture perfect cheeseboard.

If you prefer to leave the cooking to the professionals you will want to see some of the best chefs in Fort Worth compete for the coveted title of Top Chef. Wine dinners this month range from the hills of Tuscany to Mexico or fill your stein with German beer and food at Oktoberfest. If ‘cue moves you, then you’ll want to check out the newest spot for craft barbecue. Work off your next brunch by hopping on a bike or taste the best tacos in Fort Worth. Lastly, check out a sweet collaboration combining tea and pie. 

Coffee Cupping: Single Origins

September 5. 4PM – 5PM

Craftwork Coffee Co., Foundry location

Coffee Cupping at Craftwork

Level up your love of coffee by learning the process of cupping. Just like wine, coffee can be enjoyed through a tasting process that explores different flavor components. This free event focuses on single origin coffee. 

Pesto-Mania

September 7. 10AM – 11:30AM

Botanical Research Institute of Texas

Learn what to do with your prolific herbs in this hands-on class that will teach you how to use your late summer harvest. Go beyond basil with instructions on making several different types of pesto. 

Beignet Saturday

The Dusty Biscuit at Craftwork Coffee (The Foundry)

Every Saturday in September | 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Want an epic start to your Saturday? Check out the Dusty Biscuit for their pop-up at Craftwork Coffee and grab your fried gold goodness. They will be serving their French Quarter, Cherry Cobbler, Everything Beignet-gal, and Craftwork exclusive Cinnamon Roll Beignet.


Dayne’s Craft BBQ at Lola’s 

Saturdays at Noon 

Lola’s Trailer Park 

photo credit: Dayne’s Craft BBQ

In case you didn’t know, the craft barbecue scene in Fort Worth continues to grow. Dayne’s Craft BBQ, a local barbecue pop-up, found a new home at Lola’s Tralier Park last month. You can try some of Dayne’s barbecue for yourself every Saturday beginning at noon and see why they regularly sell out. 

Autumn Shopping + Grazing Board 101

September, 12. 6PM – 8PM

Meyer and Sage

photo credit: Callie Salls (Meyer & Sage)

Ever wanted to create an instagrammable cheese board? Visit Meyer and Sage for a demonstration from owner, Callie Salls, who’s known for creating some of the most stunning cheese boards in Fort Worth. During this event you can also shop local vendors while you snack on complimentary bites and sips. 

Bikes and Bites Food Tour of the Near Southside

Eat This Fort Worth Food Tours

Sunday September 15. 10:30AM – 1:00PM

Do you like bikes AND brunch? Join the newest Eat This Fort Worth Food Tour and hop on a Fort Worth Bike Sharing bike and enjoy a casual bike ride through the vibrant and historic Near Southside area of Fort Worth. Taste your way through the neighborhood with breakfast and brunch bites and beverages (non-alcoholic) at four locations. Bike rental from Fort Worth Bike Sharing is included in the ticket price. We will start at Salsa Limon on Magnolia with our first tasting and bike pick-up, then we will work our way to different spots in the neighborhood. Distance will be 1.5 to 3 miles.

Super Tuscans and Tacos Wine Dinner

September 18. 6:30PM -8:30PM

Kent and Co. 

Kent and Co. kicks off their inaugural food truck wine dinner with a stellar pairing: Tuscan wine and tacos by Taco Heads. Learn about Bibi Graetz, one of the stars of the Tuscan wine scene during this five course pairing.

2019 Top Chef Challenge

September 25. 6PM – 9PM

River Ranch Stockyards

No need to tune into cable TV when we have our own live culinary throwdown in Fort Worth. Fort Worth Magazine hosts this yearly culinary competition in which four chefs compete for the title of Top Chef. During this one night event hosted by Chef Jon Bonnell, you can watch chefs battle it out in several different competitions as sip on cocktails and enjoy some light bites. 

Reata Haus Restaurant at Oktoberfest

September 27. 5PM – 9PM. September 28. 11AM – 9PM

Panther Island Pavillion

We know it’s still September but Fort Worth’s Oktoberfest returns with three days of German food, biergartens, music and dancing. You will find plenty of German influenced festival fare but if you’re looking for something different check out Reata Haus. This German pop-up restaurant provides table service and air conditioning for festival attendees with menu items that include pork schnitzel, bratwurst and a Kasebrett charcuterie board. 

Dumpling Making Class

September 15, 2019. 12 – 2:30PM or 5:00 – 7:30PM. 

The Table

Calling all dumpling lovers! You no longer have to wait for the next pop-up to enjoy these savory hand-held treats. Come learn from the dumpling darlings themselves, Hao and Dixya. This hands-on class will teach you how to master filling and folding these delicious bites and how to make the accompanying dipping sauces. 

Leaves After Hours

September 13. 7PM-10PM

Leaves Book and Tea Shop

Sparkling Tea and Kringle (Three Danes Baking) at Leaves Book and Tea Shop

If you are looking for an evening out that does not involve being at a loud bar, check out Leaves Book and Tea Shop during their after hours event. This event features their signature teas plus a special collaboration with Sweet Lucy’s Pies. There will be an improv performance by L. Society as well. 

Specialty Coffee 201

September 21. 1PM – 2PM. 

Craftwork Coffee Co. Foundry Location

Coffee Class at Craftwork

Continue your coffee education at Craftwork with this specialty coffee class. Build on their previous cupping class and learn the art of the pour-over. You too can brew the perfect cup of coffee by learning the recipe, measurements and movements involved in the pour-over. 

Mexican Wine Dinner

September 26. 6:30-9:30PM.

Cafe Modern

Get set for an exciting wine dinner at Cafe Modern that features Mexican wines. Not only do wines get produced in Mexico, but Casa Madero, the winery being featured operates one of the oldest vineyards and wineries in North America. Cafe Modern hosts Chef Alma Cervantes Cota from Sinaloa Mexico as the guest chef for the evenings seven course meal. Expect a sophisticated meal with serious Mexican influences. 

Taco and Margarita Tour of Fort Worth

September 28, 2019. 1:00PM – 5:00PM.

Eat This Fort Worth Food Tours

Fort Worth Taco and Margarita Tour

You don’t have to be a tourist to take a food tour. Fort Worth’s vibrant food scene make it perfect for food tours. Close out August by visiting several taco spots throughout Fort Worth and learning what makes those places so special. The tour takes you by bus to four taco spots where you will try different taco varieties along with two margaritas. It’s a must-do activity for any taco fan. Buy Tickets Here.