Eight Awesome Food Events This Weekend, November 5-8: An Oyster Eating Contest and Beer for Breakfast

What better way to celebrate International Stout Day than with a flight of stouts? We could think of a few ways, including but not limited to: replacing all of the water in Niagara Falls with stout beer, watching a synchronized swimming team execute their moves in a pool of stout, and lining bottles of stout end to end until they reach the moon. But, considering the logistics involved with the preceding scenarios, a flight of stout will have to do. Enjoy a Yeti flight of 2012 Oak Aged, Belgian Style and 2014 Chocolate Imperial stouts at Libertine Bar. The cost is $25 per person. 

What it be: International Stout Day Yeti Flight Night 

When it do: 6 p.m. Thursday, November 5

Where dat is: 2101 Greenville Ave.


Dr. Tamara L. Bray, Professor of Anthropology at Wayne State University, will guest lecture this evening at the Dallas Museum of Art. Pre-Columbian Andes dining is Dr. B’s thing, and her lecture is sure to elucidate all things Inca, from their preferred foodstuffs to preparation methods and the dynamic role that food played in power negotiations and politics in pre-Columbian times. The Incan feast that is slated to follow the talk is sold out, so unfortunately you’ll have to get your edible clay fix elsewhere. But the lecture is still open, and tickets are only $5 a head.

What it be: Inca Haute Cuisine: Dining Splendidly in 15th-Century Peru 

When it do: 7-8 p.m. Thursday, November 5

Where dat is: 1717 N. Harwood St.


Rise and shine! As part of North Texas Beer Week, the Meddlesome Moth will host a beer-paired breakfast featuring the libations of Jester King Brewery. As part of this balanced breakfast, diners will be treated to five beers and four courses. Reservations and advanced tickets are required and are $69.57 per person.

What it be: Jester King Beer Breakfast

When it do: 10 a.m. Saturday, November 7

Where dat is: 1621 Oak Lawn Ave.


When you hear the words “public forum,” a few things come to mind. Old people. Angry people. Angry, old people. What probably doesn’t come to mind is beer. This Saturday, beer-wigs from around this here state will come together to discuss the state of Texas craft brewers’ rights, in what is sure to become known as the Lincoln-Gluglas debate. The discussion will feature Ron Extract and Jeff Stuffings of Jester King, Chip McElroy of Live Oak Brewing Co., Brad Farbstein of Real Ale Brewing Co., Michael Peticolas of Peticolas Brewing Co. and Rhett Keisler of Revolver Brewing. The discussion will be fueled, of course, by lots and lots of craft beer, which is sure to make this both an edifying and inebriating evening of discourse. Proceeds from beer sales will benefit the Open the Taps and Texas Craft Brewers Guild.

What it be: Texas Craft Brewers Public Forum at Harvest House

When it do: noon-2 p.m. Saturday, November 7

Where dat is: 331 E. Hickory St., Denton


Lots of music + lots of beer = happy Saturday. This year, the Untapped Festival will feature over a hundred breweries and more than 400 craft beers. The musical lineup includes the Flaming Lips, Elle King, the Mowgli’s and Dr. Dog. Tasting tickets start at $45 and include 12 two-ounce samples.

What it be: Untapped Festival Dallas 

When it do: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 7

Where dat is: 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd.


Have you ever thought to yourself, "Gee, these all-you-can-eat pancakes sure are tasty. But you know what would make them even better? Live music, art by over 90 emerging artists and live body-painting demonstrations." Yeah, I didn't think so. But some weirdo genius did, and they turned that thought into reality. The Pancake & Booze Art Show is billed as "Dallas' largest underground art show." We haven't checked the figures on that claim, but we're pretty sure it's the biggest underground art show that predominately features breakfast food. The event is 21 and over only — $5 cover at the door.

What it be: Pancake & Booze Art Show

When it do: 8 p.m. Saturday, November 7

Where dat is: 2548 Elm St.


Fish City Grill hosts its 6th annual Oyster Eating Contest this Sunday. Contestants will compete in teams of four, with each contestant getting 30 seconds to eat up to 100 oysters on the half shell. The fun part for spectators, of course, will be watching the same contestants projectile vomit 70 oysters about 30 seconds later. The winner receives a $1,000 cash prize and a lifelong aversion to the ocean. Proceeds benefit the Town North YMCA.

What it be: Oyster Eating Contest at Fish City Grill 

When it do: 3 p.m. Sunday, November 8

Where dat is: 10720 Preston Road, Suite 1012


Chef Misti Norris of Small Brewpub and Robert Lyford of Patina Green will prepare a six-course, farmhouse-style dinner with optional drink pairings. The dinner will feature goats and produce from Windy Hills Farm in Comanche, Texas. Tickets are $75 without drink pairings, $100 with, and advanced purchase is required.

What it be: Windy Hill Farm Dinner 

When it do: 7-11 p.m. Sunday, November 8

Where dat is: 333 W. Jefferson Blvd.


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