Beer Dinners and Wagyu: Best Bets for Foodie Events January 30 through February 5

Wednesday, January 30

Libertine and Saint Arnold's Beer Dinner Tonight the Libertine is serving up plates alongside five pints of "rare Saint Arnold beers." The five-course menu, created by chef Roe Dileo, includes lamb spanakopita, smoked skirt involtini and a truffled cheesecake with bourbon cherries (which is paired with Bishops Barrel No. 1). The meal and beer are $50. Call 214-824-7900 for reservations.

Thursday, January 31

Franconia and Rockfish Franconia is having a beer dinner this Thursday at the McKinney Rockfish location. The five-course meal costs $35 and includes Franconia beer-batter fish and chips along with five different beers. The dinner already sold out once, but they've added some more spots. Make haste. Call 972-542-2223 to RSVP.

Friday, February 1

Wagyu Dinner at Ser SER Steak + Spirits is hosting a Masami Ranch 10+ Wagyu beef dinner and 90+ rated wine dinner at 7 p.m. From the newsletter, "Originally designed to export back to Japan, Masami Ranch beef, hand selected and aged by Halpern's Steak & Seafood, is the only certified 10+ domestic Wagyu, based on the 12-point Japanese Beef Marble Score system. Masami beef is considered the best available outside of Kobe region of Japan."

The five-course meal is $150 per person, plus tax and tip. Reservations are available through OpenTable.

Underground Dinner with DJ EZ Eddie D Chef DAT is hosting an underground dinner while DJ EZ Eddie D provides the musical ambiance. It's like two shows in one. Dinner is at 8 p.m., $85 per spot and BYOB. RSVP to

Saturday, February 2

Craft and Growler Grand Opening Even though they opened a few months ago, Craft and Growler is ready to really embrace it with a grand opening this Saturday. Festivities include tapping of Lakewood Brewing bourbon barrel Temptress, Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic and Deep Ellum Festivus Firkin. DJ Rob will be there at 7 p.m. and Yellow Belly food truck from 5 to 9 p.m.

Promise of Peace Community Garden Brunch On the first Saturday of each month the Promise of Peace (P.O.P) Community Garden (7446 East Grand Ave.), which is a nonprofit that "sees gardening as a way to bridge many of the gaps that exist in our neighborhoods, schools and lives," will host a 1st Saturday Market and Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Yellow Belly food truck will provide the food, and in addition to local vendors, there will be free garden tours and garden classes.

Tuesday, February 5

FT 33 Swine and Wine Happy Hour FT33 will "get piggy with it" with Swine and Wine happy hour Tuesdays. Nibbles include pork-themed bar snacks like ciccioli with fried pickles and onions and pork liver mousse with wild oyster mushroom conserva and crostini. You can be happy between the hours of 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., but only on Tuesdays.


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