Hash Over: There's Such a Thing
As a Free Lunch

It's back to the daily grind, but we have something to brighten your spirits and fill your stomach -- for free. The good folks at Jack in the Box know how much you love free food, and they've got a giveaway Tuesday you won't want to miss. After 2 p.m., head to Jack in the Box to receive two free tacos. You don't need to purchase anything to get your tacos, so enjoy a late lunch for free. Check out the hilarious commercial clip on YouTube.

Also going on this week...

We celebrate chefs and restaurateurs who amaze us with tasty dishes and unique restaurant concepts, but we seldom salute the farmers who supply essentials like meat and produce to restaurants. Tonight, The Ranch at Las Colinas will host Fork to Farm(ers), a cocktail reception and dinner celebrating local farmers, fishermen and growers. Lucky Layla Farms and Tassione Farms are among the vendors that will provide samples to guests.

If your typical happy hour consists of a couple of beers at a musty bar, it's time for you to try something new. Check out The Mint's revamped sake menu with premium sakes at affordable prices. The restaurant will feature these new sakes at a tasting event at 5 p.m. For $30, you'll receive about 10 different sakes plus appetizers and sushi. It's a little pricier than your regular happy hour, but we bet you'll feel pretty happy after that much sake.

Hash Over: There's Such a Thing As a Free Lunch

November is National Vegan Month, and although we love red meat, we're willing to put down the steak knife in honor of all things vegan. OK, we won't boycott meat for the whole month, but for one night we're making Mom proud by eating all our vegetables. On Wednesday, Craft is hosting the Vegetarian Harvest Dinner, a five course meal featuring local vegetables, mushrooms and handmade pastas. Unfortunately, there's no reward for eating all your spinach.

Since Wednesday night is for the vegetarians, we have an event for the meat enthusiasts on Thursday. The Cigar and Wild Game Dinner at Chamberlain's Steak and Chop House will feature more wild game than a Sarah Palin photo album. The four-course dinner includes boar sausage chowder, pheasant ravioli and grilled elk chops. There are also cigars from Romeo y Julieta and H. Upmann for you to enjoy after feasting on the animal kingdom.

If you know of an upcoming event, food news, or gossip, share it with us by e-mailing dish@dallasobserver.com. Get more food news straight to your inbox by signing up for our food newsletter here. In it, you'll find more restaurant specials and events. Trust us, it's tastier than two free tacos.


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