Awesome Beer and Dinner Events This Week in Dallas, Including Iron Fork and Picnics
Wednesday, May 8
It's a culinary showdown at the Dallas Contemporary as Scott Romano battles Matt McCallister of FT-33 in the Iron Fork chef challenge. The King Bucks will perform as guests (you!) sample food from different restaurants along with wine, beer and cocktails. Tickets are on sale at observerironfork.com.
The Gin Mill is having a blind beer tasting with Stone Brewing Co. of San Diego and local brewery Franconia. It's $30 per person for four rounds of four different beers. There will also be light bites to cleanse your palate. It's always good to start with a cleansed palate.
Craft and Growler will tap a keg of the highly sought-after (512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter today at 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 9
The Trinity River Audubon Center is hosting a fundraiser, Scissor-tails and Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 each and include dinner from local chefs Jeff Harris of Bolsa, Chad Houser with Café Momentum, Brian Luscher of the Grape, Jason Maddy from Oak and Nathan Tate of Boulevardier. There will be live music, stargazing, a campfire and sunset tour.
Deep Ellum Brewing Company just got a new snazzy sign outside their brewery. It's like a yellow beacon in the night for the thirsty. They're having a "ceremonial sign lighting" Thursday at 6 p.m. C'mon guys. Just be honest here. You're all just looking for an excuse to get lit. Dang brewers. Bunch of lushes.
Friday, May 10
Chef DAT is hosting a Great Gatsby underground dinner this Friday in Lakewood. Tickets are $77 per person; arrive at 7:30 p.m. with your favorite dame or fly boy and see what happens.
Saturday, May 11
Get your boots out. Slow Food Dallas and Greenling are pitching in for a Paul Quinn Farm workday and picnic this Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. They need help with some basic upkeep: planting, weeding, mulching and harvesting. After your labor, enjoy a big group picnic. Slow Food Dallas and Greenling hope this workish-party is the first of many in the area.
Martin House Brewing Co. will have its first official brewery tour this Saturday 2 to 5 p.m. Ten dollars gets you in for some beer samples and a commemorative pint glass, as well as the tour (there's a quiz at the end). If you can't make it, don't cry. This is their new regular Saturday thing.
Monday, May 13
Philip Speer, Uchi's executive pasty chef and culinary director, will guest chef alongside Matt McCallister at FT33 for a seasonally inspired eight-course color-themed dinner. The $110 dinner includes a plate of red, yellow, blue, green, orange, violet, magenta and black. Add wine pairings for another $50. Dinner is at 6 p.m. RSVP by calling 214-741-2629.