The Grape's latest iteration of their monthly wine dinner features special guest host Chelsey Rothe of Republic Beverage. We’re pretty sure the dinner, titled Come as You Are, doesn't have anything to do with Kurt Cobain. Unless, that is, the grunge rocker was a fan of Spanish wine, in which case this all makes perfect sense. Come As You Are will feature three courses accompanied by wine. The cost is $52 per person. Call 214-828-1981 for reservations.
What it be: Come As You Are Wine Dinner
When it do: Thursday, July 30 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Where dat is: 2808 Greenville Ave, Dallas
*****Last year, Garland's Intrinsic Brewing won Deep Ellum Brewing Co.'s Labor of Love 2 home-brewing competition. It was Intrinsic's Basil Buzz, a basil and honey hefeweizen, that clenched the victory and the opportunity to brew Basil Buzz at DEBC. At long last, the batch is ready for its public unveiling. Come see if it really is the little home-brew that could this Saturday. DEBC will also have limited release beers on tap, and Pitmaster Tex will man the smoker from whence delicious pulled pork will emerge.
What it be: Labor of Love Launch Party
When it do: Thursday, July 30 from 6-10 p.m.
Where dat is: 3011 Gulden Lane Suite 112
*****It's that time of year again, folks. SausageFest, the annual celebration of meat bits stuffed into sub-mucosa, is back. Come to Main Street Garden this Saturday to eat copious amounts of sausage, which will be available for purchase, and to play a few sausage themed games. It should also be mentioned that Twiggy the Water Skiing Squirrel will be there, for what reason I do not know. Maybe instead of skis she'll careen across a body of water on breakfast sausages. Now that would be a true testament to Amurica.Tickets start at $15.
What it be: 3rd Annual SausageFest
When it do: Saturday, August 1 from 4-10 p.m.
Where dat is: 1902 Main St. Dallas
*****Lakewood Brewing Co. is celebrating its third birthday with not one but two parties. Tickets ($30) are required for the Saturday celebration at Lakewood's Taproom. This event is limited to 500 guests and will include a souvenir glass and four 10-ounce pours. The Sunday event, meanwhile, will be at Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House and is open to the public.
What it be: Lakewood Brewing Company's 3rd AnniversaryWhen it do: Saturday, August 1 from noon - 6 p.m. and Sunday, August 2 beginning at 11 a.m.
Where dat is: Lakewood Brewing Co., 2302 Executive Drive Garland; Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House 1154 Peavy Road
*****Calling all baseball/wine fans (which, until now, I thought were mutually exclusive groups) Prince Fielder, otherwise known as No. 84 of the Texas Rangers, is hosting a fundraiser for Promise House and the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation. This fundraiser will include the launch of Fielder's very own Sonoma Reserve Red wine. Event-goers will also be treated to dinner, wine and beer, a well as a bottle of Sonoma Reserve to go.
What it be: Uncork for a Cause with Prince Fielder
When it do: Sunday, August 2 from 6-9 p.m.
Where dat is: Max's Wine Dive - 3600 McKinney Ave. Suite 100, Dallas