This Week in Gluttony

Flying Saucer BeerFeast tops best food and drink events in Dallas-Fort Worth

Flying Saucer BeerFeast tops best food and drink events in DFW

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Head to downtown Fort Worth for Flying Saucer's BeerFeast on October 11. iStock
Houndstooth Coffee Kalita Wave
Learn the art of Kalita Wave brewing at Houndstooth Coffee on October 8. Photo courtesy of Houndstooth Coffee
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Grace welcomes Revolver Brewery for a beer dinner on October 9. Photo courtesy of Grace
Crowne Plaza hotel in Dallas
The Dinner Detective at Crowne Plaza happens October 10.  Photo courtesy of Crowne Plaza
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Houndstooth Coffee Kalita Wave
grace, forth worth
Crowne Plaza hotel in Dallas

It's the first full of week of October. Are you sick of pumpkin spice everything yet? If so, you are in luck. There is no pumpkin spice anything in this week's food events roundup. Just beer, wine and a little dinnertime entertainment with a twist.

Tuesday, October 7

Japanese Charcoal Dinner Inspired by Schweiger Winery at Proof + Pantry 
Chef Kyle McClelland has created a menu inspired by Japanese charcoal cooking to pair with wines from Schweiger. Dishes include live Santa Barbara spot prawn presented raw with charred head, binchotan-roasted milk-fed veal loin, hay smoked foie gras, confit apricots and porcini mushrooms, Kobe vs. Wagyu beef tasting, brandy-poached pear tartlet and more. Cost is $225 a person, and you can reserve your spot by calling 214-880-9940.

Wednesday, October 8

Brewing Class at Houndstooth Coffee
Want to learn how to brew amazing coffee at home? Then head to one of the hottest new coffee shops in Dallas, where baristas teach you how to use the Kalita Wave brewing method, which is a popular hand drip technique. Tickets are $20, and you can buy them online or at the store. Class starts promptly at 7:30 pm. 

Thursday, October 9

Revolver Brewing Dinner at Grace
Chef Blaine Staniford prepares a five-course dinner highlighting the flavors of fall, featuring Thai-style curried catfish, stout-braised veal cheek and spiced carrot cake. Courses are accompanied by Revolver beers selected by master brewer and Cicerone Grant Wood. The dinner is $85 per person and begins at 7 pm. Make your reservations by calling 817-877-3388.

Friday, October 10

The Dinner Detective Dallas at Crowne Plaza
Make your weekend one to remember with the Dinner Detective, an interactive murder mystery dinner show. Actors are hidden among the customers, making everyone a suspect in this thrilling and hilarious evening out. Admission includes a four-course meal, dinner show and more for $59.95. Showtime is 6:30 pm. You can buy tickets online

Saturday, October 11 

Beerfeast 2014 at Flying Saucer Drought Emporium
Hundreds of beer lovers enjoy samples from more than 40 breweries and sought-after quality craft beers selected by Flying Saucer's own gurus. With your $35 ticket purchase you gain admission to the festival, a 2014 BeerFeast glass and a tasting card good for 12 samples. A very limited number of VIP tickets are also available for purchase online for $65 prior to the festival only. The fun lasts from 1-7 pm.