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Chefs for Farmers returns this weekend with one of America’s premier food and wine festivals. You need to be there. Here’s your 411 on CFF.


Chefs for Farmers returns to Dallas this weekend with an impressive slate of eating, drinking, celebrating, mingling, networking and incredible fall weather. Blue skies and a warm, breezy 72F? Count us in.


The annual festival, again directed by CFF co-founder Iris Midler (with a heavy, behind-the-scenes lift from Mesero Restaurant Group CEO Trey Dyer), shifts into high gear Saturday, November 6. That’s when DEVOUR, a dine-around featuring 13 action stations, takes over The Exchange at the new AT&T Discovery District. There you can dine on goods from Eataly, Rise + Thyme, Ichi Ni San, Bobbers Burgers & Whips, The Dock, Ounce, Revolver Taco, Babous, La Duni, Zalat Pizza, Monkey King Noodle, Press Waffle Co., Attalie, Saturday Mornings, Fletcher’s Original State Fair Corny Dogs and Off the Cuff.

The event kicks into overdrive on Sunday, Nov. 7, where you and a few thousand of your new friends descend upon Dallas Heritage Village near downtown for CFF’s Main Event. For four full hours, more than 50 notable chefs and mixmasters will serve dishes that feature locally grown produce and proteins in an incomparable outdoor setting. There will be music. And ice cream and bbq. Even a few restaurant chefs who fly in from across the U.S. just to strut their stuff for you. You won’t go thirsty, either: cocktails and soft drinks will be flowing like water.

The Main Event begins at 2 p.m. (VIP) or 3 p.m. (General admission) then wraps at 6 p.m., right before the sun sets.

CFF remains the premier culinary event in Texas, a chance to wander the sidewalks and parkland setting in a year that needs a little aimless wandering teamed with good food, fun people and endless sunshine.

The entire Hatch HQ team will be there, lining up for foie gras s’mores (from Rye restaurant’s chef Taylor Rause), a wedge of a Texas wagyu katso sando (from Harwood chef Taylor Kearney), lobster corn dogs (from tv chef Casey Thompson), short ribs and mascarpone grits (form chef Lamar Moore of Chicago’s Eleven Eleven restaurant), and special treats from local faves including John Tesar (Knife), Samir Dhurandhar (Nick & Sam’s), Suzie Battle (Azucar ice creams) and Trey Dyer (Mesero restaurants).


Info and tickets for both of these CFF events is here.

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