Well, foodies, we hope you like vino, because this week is jammed with wine dinners. But there are options for craft beer enthusiasts too, as Lakewood celebrates its third birthday, and the vegan beer dinner returns to Libertine Bar.
Wednesday, July 29
Vegan Beer Dinner at Libertine Bar
It’s back! Start off the night with a refreshing amuse bouche paired with a Veev Acai champagne cocktail. The five-course dinner starts at 7 pm and includes watermelon caviar, spicy tempeh nori rolls, vegan charcuterie boards, "bbq ribs," and fudgy blueberry brownies with green tea ice cream. The meal costs $65 and includes the beer and liquor pairings. Reservations are required; call 214-824-7900.
Oak Cliff Cellars Wine Dinner at Bridge Bistro
Enjoy a pre-release wine dinner of Oak Cliff Cellars’ 2014 Napa Pinot Noir featuring chef Eric Shelton of Cafe Momentum. He cooks up four courses to show off this wine and other recent releases. Cost is $65, which is due at the end of the dinner. Register here.
Texas Sous Chef Dinner at CBD Provisions
CBD Provisions and Lucia sous chef Justin Holt co-host this annual event, where Texas sous chefs collaborate to prepare a 10-course plated dinner. The menu focuses on fresh, seasonal ingredients, with beverage pairings from CBD, FT33 and Bolsa (plus wine and beer). Participating chefs include Patrick Feges of Southern Goods, Nick Hurry of Proof & Pantry, Christian Koelling of Ten Ramen, Joshua Sutcliff of FT33, Carolanne Treadwell of Knife and more. Tickets are $100 for food and $145 for food and beverage pairings. Dinner begins at 7 pm. Call 214-261-4500 for reservations.
Thursday, July 30
Come-as-you-are Wine Dinner at The Grape
Enjoy wines from Spain as chef de cuisine (and Tastemaker Award winner) Sarah Snow creates an intimate three-course meal to complement selected wines. Special guest host Chelsey Rothe of Republic Beverage is slated to speak to each individual table about the wines selected. Dinner is $52, and reservations are recommended. Reservations can be made anytime between 5:30-9 pm.
Saturday, August 1
Sausage Fest 2015 at Main Street Garden
At this tongue-in-cheek event, each show from 105.3 The Fan has its very own unique sausage plate for purchase, while a cash bar supplies all of your favorite mixed drinks and cold beers. DJ Melissa Richey spins tunes, and Velcro Pygmies perform live on the main stage. Don’t miss sausage games for the chance to win an assortment of cool prizes, and go head and decide who you are going to soak in the dunk tank. Tickets are $15, and the fun lasts from 4-10 pm.
Lakewood Brewing Company’s Third Anniversary
This beloved Dallas brewery is celebrating another birthday with two days of fun. The festivities kick off on Saturday from noon-6 pm with a private party in the taproom, where your $30 ticket gets you a limited-edition, souvenir day one glass plus four 10-ounce pours of your choice. Live music and food trucks are also on the agenda. On Sunday, join the Lakewood Brewing Company crew at Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House for a different limited-edition, souvenir day two glass to collect as well (while supplies last). This event is free and lasts all day.
Sunday, August 2
Uncork for a Cause at Max’s Wine Dive
Texas Ranger Prince Fielder and his wife, Chanel, host this fundraiser from 7-9 pm that also serves as the release party for Fielder’s 2012 Sonoma Reserve red wine. Only two barrels of this limited-edition blend were bottled for the charity program. All guests enjoy food from executive chef Patrick Russell, wine and beer, plus an auction packed with Rangers gear, local and national sports items, and wine lots from many of California’s elite producers. Tickets are $125 for general admission and $250 for VIP. Funds go to support Promise House and the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation.