It’s a beer-centric week in gluttony with a choice of a tap takeover at Goodfriend, a beer dinner at Cook Hall or a beer fest in the Arts District. Beyond that, though, there’s a cheese class at Scardello with a name that’s … smart, and a fundraiser at Stratos for a local musician.
So many options, so little time. Well, actually, they’re all on different days so you could feasibly make it all of them. We’re not saying, we’re just saying.
Wednesday, August 21
2nd Annual Large and Hard Class at Scardello Artisan Cheese
Scardello hosts the second annual Large and Hard to honor the late cheese expert Daphne Zepos. The wittily titled class is a take on Zepos’ class of the same name and includes tastings of a handful of high-quality cheeses. Wine will also be served at the function and all profits go toward the Daphne Zepos Teaching Award. The event begins at 7 and is $35 per person. Tickets can be purchased online.
Thursday, August 22
Peticolas Tap Takeover at Goodfriend with Fish Fry Bingo
Peticolas Brewing Company takes over the taps at Goodfriend beginning at 4 pm with beers including Great Scot, Alfred Brown, Rye't On, The Duke, Golden Opportunity, Royal Scandal, Velvet Hammer, and a cask of Golden Opportunity with Centennial. Fish Fry Bingo takes the stage at sunset, which is also when Goodfriend will tap the Duke, a barley wine named after an El Paso drinking buddy.
Friday, August 23
Franconia Beer Dinner at Cook Hall
Cook Hall and Franconia Brewing Company team up for a five-course beer dinner beginning at 7 pm. Pairings include Koelsch paired with east coast oysters with cucumber mignonette, Franconia Wheat with a roasted strawberry and goat cheese salad dressed with aged balsamic vinegar and Franconia Dunkel with spiced rib-eye, crispy potatoes and cherry mustard. Reservations are $55 per person and can be made at 214-397-4111.
Saturday, August 24
Dallas Observer’s 3rd Annual BrewFest
The Dallas Observer presents the 3rd Annual BrewFest in the Dallas Arts District, where people can enjoy samples of more than 150 types of beer from around the globe, all while listening to live music. All tickets include a dozen 2 oz. beer samples, with additional sampling cards available for purchase for $2 at the event. VIP tickets include early entry, liquor samples and catered food.
Sunday, August 25
Nancy "Shaggy" Moore Benefit Event at Stratos Taverna
Stratos Global Greek Taverna hosts a fundraiser to help local musician and former Dallas Morning News writer Nancy “Shaggy” Moore save her family home. The abode in which she cared for her disabled parents for 33 years, is about to be repossessed by the city. The live music showcase runs from 2 to 6 pm and features Jackson Eli, Jenni Mansfield Peal, Nathan John Adamson. The restaurant will donate 100 percent of the profits to help Moore raise enough money to keep her home.