Hash Over: Blue Plate Beer, Specials At State & Allen, Half-Price Wine And More

Rathbun's Blue Plate Kitchen is known for its comfort food items like pot roast, meatloaf and biscuits and gravy. The menu also gives a nod to the locavore trend.

Well, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, the restaurant will be the site of a dinner built around the ultimate comfort food--beer--from a local producer. For $50 a head, plus 20 percent gratuity and tax, guests will enjoy buffalo loin (which must be better than it sounds), margarita shrimp, Kirsch's bratwursts and more paired with the Oktoberfest beer, blonde lager, Ugly Pug and other offerings from Fort Worth's own Rahr & Sons at Blue Plate Kitchen's first-ever beer dinner. Wednesday also happens to be Hophead's birthday, hint hint.

Also going on this week...

We seldom recommend eating at Chili's, but we'll admit their queso dip is pretty darn good for a generic restaurant chain. And if you're going to eat there, today would be the day to do so: the restaurant is donating 100 percent of the day's profits to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Click here for more info.

State & Allen Lounge has announced two tailgate-inspired football specials for a limited time: ribs for $9.95 and Frito pie for just $4.50. Also, the lounge has added a 10 p.m. to midnight late night happy hour Tuesdays through Saturdays along with the 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays happy hour, with the same $3 wells and $2 domestics.

The Dali Wine Bar, Jorge's, Fedora Restaurant and Lounge and others will serve food and cocktails at One Arts Plaza (corner of Routh and Flora streets) 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday as what appears to be a Savor Dallas preview of the March 2010 Dallas Wine Stroll.

Nana at the Hilton now offers half-price bottles of wine on Thursday nights. The price cut applies only to bottles $200 and under, which makes sense; anyone ordering a bottle that costs more than that would probably consider such a discount undignified.

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