This Week in Gluttony
We won’t lie: There is a serious lull in food events as we head into August. Everyone must be saving up energy for Restaurant Week. Still, you’ve got some perfectly laid-back options to fill your belly with food and wine and beer and grow a healthy food baby. Food babies are in right now.
You can get drunk with your dog at Hotel Palomar or celebrate Lakewood Brewing's first birthday. Plus, Jack Mac’s Swill and Grill is turning 13 months old, and Hallmark says the 13th anniversary can be celebrated with lace or textile furs, depending on how traditional you are. However, beer and whiskey are probably a safer bet.
Tuesday, July 30
Dogs Days of Summer at Hotel Palomar
Hotel Palomar and Central 214 host Dogs Days of Summer wine hour with the SPCA of Texas. Guests can bring their dogs and enjoy wine, craft cocktails from mixologist Amber West, and bites from chef Graham Dodds. If you’re sans pup, the SPCA has adoptable pets plus a competition for best summery pet attire. The party is from 5 to 7 pm, and a donation of $20 for the SPCA is requested.
Saturday, August 3
Cooking Class with Tracy Miller at Dallas Farmers Market
As part of the ongoing Chefs at the Market series, the Dallas Farmers Market welcomes Local chef Tracy Miller for a cooking class inspired by fresh produce at the market beginning at 11:30 am. The class, "Peaches: Savory+Sweet," runs until 1 pm and is upstairs in the demo kitchen in the Market Resource Center. Tickets are $25 if reserved by Thursday or $30 at the door.
Slacker 2011 Screening at Garden Cafe
Garden Cafe screens Slacker 2011, a feature from 24 Austin filmmakers on the town’s dragrats, hipster culture and urban residents, which reflects the lifestyles shown in Richard Linklater’s classic Slacker. The BYOB event begins with an a la carte dinner from 6 to 8 pm, with plates including seared pork chops with Texas peach and hot pepper glaze, sautéed FM1410 mushrooms on Swiss chard and green beans, and Key lime pie. The film plays after dinner. Coolers for drinks and a donation at the door are encouraged.
Sunday, August 4
Lakewood Brewing’s One Year Anniversary Bash at Goodfriend
Goodfriend hosts Lakewood Brewing’s one-year anniversary bash at 1 pm. Beginning in the afternoon at the top of each hour, Lakewood taps a new beer, which is poured into a custom Goodfriend and Lakewood Brewing co-branded glass that drinkers can take home. Beside classics such as The Temptress and Lakewood Lager, the brewery unveils two new beers: Lion’s Share I: Anniversary Ale and Oak-Aged Doubled Belgian-Style IPA with Brett. Local bands Mountains Majesty, The Buick 6 and Fish Fry Bingo perform throughout the day.
Jack Mac’s 13 Month Anniversary
Jack Mac’s Swill and Grill celebrates its 13 month anniversary from noon-3 pm, with a murder’s row of beer and brewers from nearly every brewery in North Texas. Besides the brewer meet and greet, Jack Mac’s offers live music, rare beers, plenty of beer and whiskey flights, and a Jack Mac’s glass giveaway.