Hello, gobble gobble and all that noise. Yes, it’s Thanksgiving week (and we have all your needs on that end), but that doesn’t mean your diet has to revolve strictly around stuffing and mashed potatoes and green beans and — oh, yeah, turkey.
There’s nothing wrong with that, per se, because well, all of those things are delicious. But the stomach wants what the stomach wants.
If your stomach wants something other than leftover cranberry-turkey-stuffing sandwiches, This Week in Gluttony has options. Like a stellar tap lineup at the Meddlesome Moth, or the ability to create and then eat tamales at Sur La Table, or even a wine dinner — shocking! — at Abacus.
Tuesday, November 26
Gentleman Jack Tasting at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle hosts guests for seasonal cocktails featuring Gentleman Jack, the twice-filtered variety from Jack Daniels, beginning 5:30 pm. The tasting lasts through 7:30, after which you can stick around for a special dinner menu. The event is free and you can RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Meddlesome Moth switches up its tap wall all week for the Mothamorphasis (except for Thanksgiving, when the restaurant is closed). The Moth is featuring some incredible beers, including 2012 Mephistopheles from Avery Brewing, 2011 Widdershins from Left Hand Brewing, Farking Wheaton w00tstout from Stone Brewing, and more. The Moth taps 2012 Bourbon Barrel The Temptress from Lakewood on Wednesday and cask-conditioned Sierra Nevada Celebration on Friday. It is also running its bottle cellar release through the end of the year, featuring 40 unique and rare beers.
Friday, November 29
Tamales 101 at Sur La Table
It’s not the holiday season in Texas without tamales. Learn how to make them yourself at Sur La Table’s Tamales 101 class beginning at 2 pm. Students start with the basics like working with fresh masa, creating fillings and sauces, and wrapping the tamales. Tamale types include shredded pork with green mole sauce as well as cotija cheese, corn and poblano with pasilla sauce. Spots are $50 and can be purchased online.
Decorate Your Own Gingerbread House at Central Market Lovers
Ditch the kids for an adult gingerbread house class at Central Market Lovers beginning at 6:30 pm. Unleash your imagination on houses designed by Roland Lanz, the Gingerbread House Man, with plenty of royal icing and candies. Stay fueled with snacks and wine and take your house home in a provided box. The class is for ages 18 and up. Spots are $55 and can be purchased online.
Monday, December 2
Epoch Wine Dinner at Abacus
Abacus hosts Epoch Wines from Templeton, California, for a wine dinner beginning at 6:30 pm. Proprietors Bill and Liz Armstrong help guide diners through the pairings. Reservations are $170 plus tax and 20 percent gratuity. Seats can be reserved at 214-559-3111 or email@example.com.