Eight Awesome Food Events this Weekend, March 17-20: All the Green Beer

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in true Irish style with copious amounts of rickets corned beef. Enjoy Capitol Pub's extended hours, food specials and live music all weekend long. Noteworthy menu items include corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips, shepherd's pie and Guinness beef stew. The Saturday morning brunch menu will also include a few specials like a traditional Irish breakfast and corned beef and eggs.

What it be: St. Patrick's Day at Capitol Pub

When it do: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, March 17, through Sunday, March 20

Where dat is: 2401 N. Henderson Ave.


This year, Flying Saucer in Addison will mark St. Paddy's Day with a tap takeover from Green Flash Brewing Co. It's called Green Flash because, like a Timothy Leary grad student participating in psilocybin experiments, one may experience certain colorful delusions after a beer or two. Just kidding. This is regular ol' delusion-free craft beer, folks. Five new Green Flash libations will be released in addition to the Saucer's $3 Irish beer specials all day. 

What it be: St. Paddy's Bash at Flying Saucer

When it do: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Thursday, March 17

Where dat is: 14999 Montfort Drive


Looking for something to do this weekend that does not involve kissing people because of their national heritage, finding pots of gold or eating green food dye? The guys over at Dallas by Chocolate Food Tours have arranged an evening of chocolate, pizza and jazz. The night will kick off at Two Corks and a Bottle with plenty of wine, pizza and a cheese board. The tour will then disperse to area chocolate shops including Kate Weiser Chocolate and Dude, Sweet Chocolate. The evening will wind down with a little live jazz and that triumphant feeling that comes from having spent four and a half green-beer-free hours. The cost is $59 per person.

What it be: Chocolate, Pizza and Jazz Tour 

When it do: 5:30-10 p.m. Thursday, March 17

Where dat is: 2800 Routh St., Suite 140


Deep Ellum venues on Main Street open their doors every third Thursday evening for a Wine Walk that's perfect for the shopper whose resveratrol levels could use a little pick-me-up. For $10 you get a specially designed wine glass which will be topped off as you meander through participating venues. Don't forget to shave your legs because for this St. Patrick's Day edition of the wine walk, kilt-wearers can participate for free.

What it be: Deep Ellum St. Patrick's Day Wine Walk 

When it do: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 17

Where dat is: Main Street and South Malcolm X Boulevard


Learn how to blow your own beer glass at this unusual St. Pat's event. Each participant will work with one of Vetro Glassblowing Studio's artisans to create their very own drinking vessel. Barring that it doesn't have any holes and you still have both your hands after all is said and done, you will then be able to use said vessel to partake in two complimentary beers. The cost is $85 per person and registration is required.

What it be: St. Patrick's Day: Hot Glass, Cold Brew 

When it do: 2-7 p.m. Friday, March 18 or 12-7 p.m. Saturday, March 19

Where dat is: 701 S. Main St., Grapevine


Ever since the mid-1600s, when the Irish Catholic Confederation adopted the green harp flag, Ireland has been associated with the color green. Fast forward to modern, culturally appropriating America, where people, regardless of national heritage, don green bikinis and clover-shaped sunglasses and get hammered on green beer. This weekend, Henderson Tap House is the place to take your suddenly verdant self. On Friday there will be a green bikini contest and on Saturday doors open at 7 a.m. for the Kegs & Eggs breakfast. The breakfast will feature blood alcohol level-easing entrées like green eggs and ham, and corned beef and cabbage. The breakfast includes an entrée, bloody marys and mimosas for $40 per person.

What it be: St. Patrick's at Henderson Tap House / Keggs & Eggs 

When it do: 7 a.m. Saturday, March 19

Where dat is: 2323 N. Henderson Ave.


Crawfish. Crayfish. Mudbugs. Bro-roaches. Whatever you want to call them, there will be approximately 4,000 pounds of the little buggers at the fourth annual Mudbug Bash. In addition to plenty of crustacean-cracking goodness, there will also be live music and ice-cold beer. General admission tickets are $15 each, and crawfish can either be purchased on-site or in advance.

What it be: 4th Annual Mudbug Bash 

When it do: 4-10 p.m. Saturday, March 19

Where dat is: Main Street Garden, 1920 Main St.


The second season of Knife’s Sunday Cinema Series will kick off this Sunday with a screening of

Bottle Rocket

, Wes Anderson's directorial debut. If many scenes look familiar, it's because they are: Much of the movie was shot in North Texas. Enjoy gourmet snacks and beers from Four Corners Brewing Company while you watch the Wilson brothers make a quick escape from Hinckley Cold Storage building on Commerce Street. Tickets are $35, with $10 of each ticket sold going to support the Dallas Film Society.

What it be: Sunday Cinema Series: Bottle Rocket

When it do: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20

Where dat is: 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane


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