Things to do for October 06, 2011

The Weekender

The Shootout, BBQ and Hitchcock

The weekend is saving you a seat at the Cotton Bowl.

Thursday
Big News About Your Lunch
TRUCK STOP

Big News About Your Lunch

This is huge: you can now eat lunch outside without melting. This is huger: there’s a new food truck, the Butcher’s Son, rolling out everywhere from the One Arts to Downtown—and serving Mexican beef sliders (with jalapeños) and brats on hoagies. Go ahead, leave your pocket fan at home.

The Birds Invades Mockingbird Station
BIRD’S THE WORD

The Birds Invades Mockingbird Station

All month, Mockingbird Station is showing Hitchcock flicks every Thursday night on its 20-foot screen. Up first: The Birds, which you can take in while sipping an Old Fashioned. The whiskey really enhances the experience.

Friday
Red River Shootout: Barbecue Edition
SHOOT

Red River Shootout: Barbecue Edition

The Red River Shootout: the tradition. The passion. The tongs. In Main Street Garden, two pitmasters from Texas and Oklahoma will be smoking brisket for you and 2,000 of your friends. You’ll vote for the best with beer in hand as Back Porch Mary rocks out. You should probably start tailgating now.

Saturday
Bacon Cupcakes on Wheels
ACE OF CAKES

Bacon Cupcakes on Wheels

Five words: buttermilk maple cupcakes with bacon. Go ahead and think on that. Because this weekend, the Cup Cakin Machine is launching with s’mores cupcakes, pumpkin carrot cupcakes plus those aforementioned buttermilk maple numbers. Bacon bits are the new sprinkles.

Watching the Shootout at the Granada
GAME TIME

Watching the Shootout at the Granada

Sometimes, you just want a simple watch party for the Shootout with friends, some buckets of beers and a modest 30-foot projection screen. Your play: reserving your own personal section at the Granada. You’ll also get access to an all-you-can-eat fajita bar. Which should last you till at least halftime.

Oct 8, 10am-4pm, $21.65 per person, Granada, 3524 Greenville Ave, 214-824-9933

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