This Week in Gluttony

These are the 6 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

These are the 6 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

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Celebrate freedom with an ice cold beer or two at the Rustic's "DrinkThe Flag" event. The Rustic/Facebook

The Fourth of July holiday is typically a time to hang by a pool with your pals until the fireworks start. Add beverages, burgers, and maybe a popsicle or two, and you've got yourself a day. That said, if you feel like venturing out in normal foodie fashion, there are great options throughout the week. Cheers to the U.S. of A!

Tuesday, July 2

Ultimate Birthday Bash at Al Biernat's Oak Lawn
Celebrate this iconic Dallas restaurant's 21st birthday by taking part in an epic menu swap between Al Biernat's and New York's 21 Club. The two restaurants are toasting each other from afar with customized menus featuring such signature dishes as the 21 Club's steak tartare, crab cakes, "21" burger, and pistachio New York cheesecake, for $95. The event is happening for one month and is exclusive to the Al Biernat’s Oak Lawn location for both lunch and dinner. Reservations likely will go fast, so book yours today by calling 214-219-2201.

World Cup Specials at participating Twin Peaks
Watch the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team in the FIFA Women’s World Cup semifinal game and the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal game Wednesday while enjoying all-day drink specials. Think $5 Dos XX Lager (22 oz.) and Modelo (22 oz.), $5 house margaritas, $5 micheladas, and $15 Mexican import buckets.

Wednesday, July 3

'Merica the Beer-tiful Party at Texas Ale Project
The fourth annual event features brews on tap, including their new TAP Hard Seltzer and their latest R&D Series — Smash Experiment — single malt Blonde Ale. The event will also feature games, craft beers, fireworks, food by Munchie Street, and live music by Jes Spires and Justin Pickard. Admission is free, and the fun starts at 4 pm.

Freedom Celebration at Legacy Hall
Legacy Hall is celebrating the Fourth of July with four days of live music, outdoor games, and foodie favorites like barbecue from Carlton Provisions, Degenhardt’s Brat Haus brats, Roots Chicken Shak’s duck-fat fried chicken, and more. Adults can cool down with a limited-edition Freedom Margarita, while the kids sip on Big Red and Big Blue ice cream floats from Haute Sweets. Admission is free, and the fun kicks off at 8 pm.

Thursday, July 4

Drink the Flag at The Rustic
This annual event raises funds and awareness for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation’s unique mission to support military, veteran, and first responder marriages. When you purchase a beer for the flag, you will get to select your desired donation amount (minimum donation is $5). In addition, all U.S. military attendees receive a complimentary Rustic Burger. Beers for the flag include Real Ale Firemans #4, Tupps American Wheat, and Wild Acre Moonlight Shine. The music schedule starts with Dakota Smith from 1-2:30 pm, Steve James Trio from 3-5 pm, and ends with Mike Randall from 6-8 pm. Admission is free, and the event kicks off at 1 pm.

Friday, July 5

All American Cheese and Wine at Scardello Artisan Cheese
Celebrate American Independence with a celebration of American-made cheeses and wines. The class will feature fantastic producers from across the United States who are re-defining the cheese landscape, as well as exceptional wine producers pushing the boundaries. Tickets are $40, and the class starts at 8 pm.