Why in the world would anyone leave San Diego to visit Dallas in late June? Well, if you're Stone Brewing Co. head brewer Mitch Steele, leading a beer dinner at Dallas' best bar and the restaurant with the best bar food is enticement enough.
The Libertine Bar (2101 Greenville Ave.) will be the host of a five-course beer dinner starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Cumin grilled scallops, shrimp ceviche, beef osso buco and more will be paired with Stone's Ruination IPA, Arrogant Bastard, Imperial Russian Stout and other offerings from the legendary craft brewer (and Hophead favorite). Cost is $50 per person. Reservations (required) are available at 214-824-7900.
Also going on this week:
Lambert's Steaks, Seafood & Whiskey (2731 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth) takes a break from its titular spirit Tuesday night with a Don Julio tequila tasting. The event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Prepayment of $25 per person is required at 817-882-1161.
Cobb Switch Barbeque (2625 Old Denton Road, Carrollton) celebrates its official grand opening Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with food and drink specials including $1 draft beers and barbecue sliders while also taking donations for the North Texas Food Bank.
On Saturday, Carolina's Mexican Cuisine will officially open its second location (3301 N. Central Expressway), at Parker and US-75 in Plano.