Savor Dallas, Jen Hatmaker and me. How could life get any better?
Several weeks ago I was invited to Savor Dallas, which, if you don’t know is a huge food festival held each year in Fair Park. But this is not your average Taste of “Fill in big city name here”. Savor Dallas is legit. Only Dallas’ hottest chefs and restaurants are there. And there are samples of wine and beer and cocktails. It’s a food and drink dream!
There are several events over 4 days – Opening Night, a cocktail party and a community brunch. But the big event is the Grand Tasting on Saturday night. I was already excited about going and was looking forward to a night out with my girls and then everything changed. I found out Jen Hatmaker was also going to be at Savor. Life.made!
If you don’t know who Jen Hatmaker is, start with her Facebook page … and then get your life. She’s a wife, mom and Jesus-loving author and she is amazing. She is also one of the funniest, most down-to-earth people I’ve ever met. I don’t know what else to tell you. Love her.
I immediately decided I needed to meet her but I didn’t really have a plan other than to stalk her (in a non-stalkerish way) while eating and drinking my way through Savor Dallas. I spent the next week trying to find the perfect opening line so she’d know we practically shared a brain and should become besties.
Now, let me just tell you. Savor Dallas is not messing around. When you walk in the door, the first thing they do is hand you a plastic plate and a wine glass and then point you to aisles of nothing but food and cocktails! Let’s get this party started!
There were a TON of tables and common sense would say to just go up and down every aisle, but there were a few places my girlfriends and I didn’t want to miss, so we hit a few of our faves first. We started at Luck at Trinity Groves and while the food was tasty, we were out of luck on a Jen sighting. We headed over to Dolce for a little Pork Loin Milanese and then found Café Momentum. This should have been the jackpot because Jen was supposed to be at the Café Momentum table with Chad Houser but by the time we made it there, we’d missed her. Sad face.