Hot Date: Free “Farm to Fork Showcase” at The Ranch at Las Colinas on November 16 includes free food, free beer, free whiskey — and a petting zoo

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Mark November 16 on your calendar. That’s the date that the Ranch at Las Colinas, which also makes the Best CFS in Texas, is throwing its sixth annual F2T meat-and-greet with its local farmers and purveyors. Complimentary samples of Ranch food, beers, whiskies, wines, petting zoo, live music, talent. It’s all free. 6-8 p.m. They’re also unwrapping their new outdoor pavilion and music stage that night, which extends their live music porch out back. If you haven’t had a chance to pop the cork on a rare wine like Screaming Eagle or Ch. Haut Brion, Judd Fruia, the Director of Operations for the Ranch (plus a couple of other still-secret projects we’ll soon tell you about) has a cellar of gems you will want to explore.

857 W. John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, 972) 506-7262