Toast to Mom with DFW food festivals May 11-12

It’s time moms take our Mother’s Day into our own hands.  How about we do something we might actually enjoy like getting out of the house doing something fun AND delicious. This weekend, May 12 & 13, just in time for Mother’s Day, DFW has several food adventures along with some much needed free time. Just like every day, consider it Mother’s Day multi-tasking. (If you are the super mom, maybe you can make all three!)

TX Food Truck Festival

May 11 & 12, 2012

Valley View Mall Parking Lot

$5 admission; food purchased are separate and range accordingly so bring cash.

The top food trucks from all over the great state of Texas will be here in Dallas for the biggest food truck festival Texas has ever seen (thus far that is), the TX Food Truck Festival, May 11 & 12. There will be entertainment, bands, arts and craft vendors, bounce houses, free parking, food galore and loads of fun! It’s all for a great cause – proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, North Texas Chapter. So bring the family, bring your friends and you better bring your appetite! The truck I’ll be riding up to first? Layla, Rockstar Bakeshop – DFW’s Gourmet Whoopie Pie Destination!

The truck I’ll be riding up to first at the TX Food Truck Festival? Layla, Rockstar Bakeshop - DFW's Gourmet Whoopie Pie Destination.Photo courtesy of


Taste n Tour

May 12, 2012

Four homes in Arlington, tour begins at park-and-ride lot at 1000 W. Lamar Blvd.

$50 includes tour, food, and transportation provided by bus company Dan Dippert

A new event presented by Partners of the Arlington Life Shelter (PALS), the Taste n Tour happens in Arlington on May 12. Attendees will travel by bus to four luxury homes each hosting wine and foods from Arlington’s best restaurants including Olenjack’s Grille, Piranha Killer Sushi, Cacharel, Piccolo Mondo, Social Bakehouse, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Gene Allen’s and La Madeleine French restaurant. I can’t think of anything better than to look at beautiful homes while stuffing your face with great food. (This screams girlfriend or mom/daughter alert, so it’s perfect for Mother’s Day.)

The North Texas Beer Festival

May 12, 2012

Irving Convention Center

$20-$125 depending on seminars you want to attend. $30 will get you in the door for most of the event and sampling if you buy it online or $40 at the door.

This event might be a great opportunity for mom and dad to get out together or bring your adult kiddos along for beer sampling and beer education. Paired with seminars including homebrewing and foods that taste even better with the liquid libation, several well-known and not-so-well-known beers are the feature. However, I’ll admit, Whiskey Cake’s demonstration might actually have been drooling more than the thought of the beer.

No matter how you choose to spend your Mother’s Day, here are three ways to toast to you MOM!

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