Taste of Dallas serves up cool restaurants, hot date night

DALLAS, TX (July 8, 2014) Taste of Dallas Presented by Ford is back, and now North Texas’s favorite summertime activity is cooler than ever. The largest tasting event in DFW has a big table ready for tens of thousands of hungry tasters in Dallas’s Fair Park July 11-13, 2014. Along with everyone’s favorite activity – tasting food from restaurants all over North Texas! – attendees can expect platefuls of fun at Taste of Dallas.

“Taste of Dallas has something new and fun every year,” said Billy McEntee, owner of Taste of Dallas. “This year is going to be the most exciting year yet with even more activity to go with all the great food.”

Kicking off the weekend is Date Night, an all-new Friday night of fun for couples with activities like palm readings, complimentary dance lessons and fun fair games keep things exciting. Whether you are on a first date or are rekindling a long-burning flame, getting out to enjoy Taste of Dallas together keeps things spicy.  Are you the cutest couple on the planet? Don’t miss the opportunity to win prizes in the Taste of Dallas Cutest. Couple. Ever Contest coming up on the Taste of Dallas Facebook at www.facebook.com/tasteofdallas.org.

If you and your friends are ready to have a ball at Taste of Dallas, don’t miss Soccer Central presented by Dish for the area’s best watch parties on Saturday and Sunday.  Root for your favorite team on the big screen, and try out your own skills on the Dallas Sidekick’s  indoor soccer challenge courses to win prizes. Adults and kids alike: if fun is part of your weekend plan, then this event is a GOOOOAAAAALLLL for everyone on your team.

After all that fun, you’ll want to tuck into some tasty treats. All new for this year is an expanded indoor restaurant tasting experience that complements everyone’s favorite restaurants along the Esplanade. The 150,000 square feet of air-conditioned space indoors at Taste of Dallas will now feature 20 additional indoor restaurant booths, a culinary marketplace, health and wellness exhibitors, and the popular Taste of the Town VIP indoor tasting experience, not to mention The Sweet Factory, Kids’ Taste Town and more. In addition, North Texas’s favorite restaurants will be featured along Fair Park’s beautiful Esplanade fountains while more than a dozen food trucks will park outside for curbside culinary delights in Taste Curbside.

Taste of Dallas is a foodie’s paradise. There is no better way than Taste of Dallas to taste cuisine from more than 60 of Dallas’ best restaurants: with no entrée more than $3, participants have the opportunity to savor plenty of different tastes without breaking the bank.  All indoor and outdoor restaurants will offer tastings from their menus for $1-$3 each, with many restaurants offering heart-healthy options. Restaurants include North Texas favorites such as Texas de Brazil, Z Taverna, Fernando’s Mexican Cuisine, Texas Rib Rangers, Nuevo Leon, Pierre’s Mardi Gras Cafe, Baby Cakes Cupcakery and more.

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