Without occasional festivals, cities become moody and morose, using their skyscrapers to block out the sun and lining their streets with black lipstick. Brighten a deserving metropolis with today's Groupon from Savor Dallas in downtown Dallas. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get admission to the Arts District Wine Stroll on Friday, March 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (a $35 value).
- For $60, you get admission to the 2011 International Grand Tasting event on Saturday, March 19 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (a $100 value).
Savor Dallas enlightens citizens with a smattering of fine art and even finer flavors from the city's talented artists and artisans spread throughout the downtown area. Keep the magic alive after Valentine's Day or preemptively repair relationships for April Fools' Day with a relaxing stroll through the expansive urban Arts District. Savvy strollers can mingle with friends and sample light hors d'oeuvres amid the engaging expressions exhibited in the Dallas Museum of Art, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and more. Those with eager palates will enjoy the International Grand Tasting event, at which more than 70 of the area's top chefs tickle tongues with fun and sophisticated flavors culled from years of culinary experience. Sample dishes from local havens, such as Stephan Pyles, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Nobu, and Bolsa to refine taste buds before their appearance on a microscopic dating show. After noshing on a smorgasbord of delights, newly cultured mouths will know which restaurants to sink their teeth into over the next year.
While edifying tonsils at the Savor Dallas tasting event, help the North Texas Food Bank and pick up some great trophies by participating in a silent auction. With a live painting by JD Miller, collectible guitars, and more, bidders will find ample means for decorating their walls and the exteriors of neighbors' houses.