Foodie Events: September 16th (11am-1pm) – Brunch & Blooms

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September 6th (6:30-9pm) – Match Book Wine Dinner – Join this fabulous wine dinner with wine selections from the Match Book Wine Company. The cost is $95 per person which includes tax and gratuity. Call to reserve your spot at (903)581-6700. This will be held at Dakota’s, 4803 Old Bullard Rd., Tyler.

September 7th (6-8pm) – Hatch Green Chili Chef Showdown – Tempt your tastebuds as ten of Tyler’s Top Chefs prepare different delicious dishes, all featuring the infamous New Mexico Hatch Green Chile in their recipes. Will this year’s chile crop be mild or hot? You will be the judge in this feisty Chef Showdown by casting a vote for your favorite dish. Tickets are just $25 a person. Call to reserve your tickets (903)330-3333. This will benefit the SPCA of East Texas.

September 16th (11am-1pm) – Brunch & Blooms – Make plans with your group of besties to join the fun at Brunch & Blooms. For $75, receive pro instructions by Ashley from Garden Style to create your very own flower arrangement to keep or give as a personalized gift. Fill up on your favorite brunch items from the buffet station accessible to all participants, as well as a mimosa to get those creative juices flowing. This is a fun learning opportunity in the art of floral arrangement with friends and loved ones. Contact or call (903)939-0209 ext 301 for reservations. This will be held at The Grove, 3500 Old Jacksonville Rd., Tyler.

September 16th (6-9pm) – Inaugural Dust Up Dinner and Dance Fundraising Gala benefitting Cradle U Therapy Ranch – Come out and help raise funds to support the operating costs for the ranch, including the construction of an enclosed riding arena that will benefit Cradle U Therapy Ranch clients tremendously. The enclosed arena would allow us to offer hippotherapy and therapeutic riding sessions year round, regardless of summer heat and cold of winter. This will be held at Hollytree Country Club, 6700 Hollytree Dr., Tyler. For more info go to find the event on Facebook. 

September 19th (6-8pm) – Good Juju Cookie Decorating Workshop – Join the fun! Cost is $35 for adults (13 and up), $32 for Seniors (55+) and $30 for kids (7-12), which includes all supplies and instruction. Snacks and wine are available for purchase. Seating will be limited to 40 people. Pre-registration is required. For reservations, call (903)894-3300. This will be held in the Salt Kitchen at Kiepersol, 3933 FM 344E, Tyler.

September 20th (7-10pm) – Filet & Lobster Vintner’s Dinner will be held at Kiepersol, 3933 FM 344E, Tyler. Tickets are $100. Filet, lobster and a ultra-premium wines dinner includes cherry tomato wedge salad paired with Texas Pinot Grigio; baby bella mushroom bisque paired with Texas Mourvedre; filet and lobster tail on a bed of quinoa risotto paired with Texas Mengsel; and chocolate-covered bacon creme brûlée paired with a sparkling surprise. Seating is limited. For reservations call (903)894-3300.

September 20th (3-6pm) – ETRA Membership Happy Hour – The public is welcome to join ETRA for drinks and appetizers to learn more about ETRA membership and upcoming events. Members and non-members, local restaurateurs and hospitality partners are all welcome. For questions email or call/text (903)714-7430. This will be held at ETX Brewery, 221 S. Broadway, Tyler.

September 21st (6-9pm) – FRESH Oktoberfest Beer Event – Featuring cornhole, Texas breweries, Oktoberfest beers, and live music at FRESH by Brookshire’s. Grab your lederhosen and bring on the bier!