Food events this week revolve around two of our favorite themes: burgers and beer. We have our opinion of where to find the best burger in Dallas, but a best burger tour lets you be the judge. For beer, there are pairing dinners and a "beer school," if you wish to approach this important topic from a scholarly perspective.
Thursday, June 5
Beer School at Whole Foods Highland Park
For just $5, attend Beer School at Whole Foods. You'll hear from beer specialist Lynda and get to sample craft beers and micro brews. The store's food team will roll out bites to accompany the brews. This event runs from 6:30-8 pm and space is limited. Sign up at the store's website.
Saturday, June 7
Lakewood Brewing Company Pop Up Beer Dinner
Chef Daniel Tarasevich prepares a five-course menu paired with LBC's sought-after craft brews, and a couple gems from the cellar. Menu includes grilled peach and goat cheese salad, redfish, apricot lacquered duck, smoked short rib and frozen Temptress tiramisu. Tickets are $70 and can be purchased online. Print a copy of your ticket and present it at the door when you arrive. For information, call 214-406-8485.
Community Beer Company Open House and Tour
Enjoy award-winning beers in a fun environment at this weekly Dallas event. Drink tickets are redeemable for the beer style of your choice. Guided tours of the brewery are given by the brewers. Guests also enjoy artwork by local artists, live music and food trucks. Discounted online tickets are available in advance for $10; otherwise, it's $15 at the door.
Dallas' Best Burgers & Brewery Tour presented by Dallas Bites!
Come test out the top burgers from Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Dairy-ette, Liberty Burger and and Maple & Motor. You'll also get to sample beer at the award-winning Peticolas Brewery. Ticket are $59 and include transportation via private bus, burger samples and beverages. Buy tickets here.
Sunday, June 8
Cafe Momentum Pop Up at Oak
One of CultureMap's favorite nonprofit's is popping up again, this time at Oak with guest chef Richard Gras. Enjoy delicious food while supporting a great cause. The event begins at 6 pm. Tickets are $100; buy them here.
Monday, June 9
Chef Alex Stupak and Dieselboy DJ Dinner
Here's a unique way to spend a Monday night: FT33's DJ dinner featuring chef Alex Stupak of New York restaurant Empellon Cocina. Stupak will join chef Matt McCallister to collaborate on nine courses, set to a drum-and-bass set by Dieselboy. The event begins at 6 pm with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner. Cost is $125, plus $65 for wine pairing. For reservations, call 214-741-2629.