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Seven Awesome Food Events, July 28-31: Beervention, Veuve Clicquot and Cheddar-Based Existentialism

Do we have free will? What is consciousness? How is cheddar made? These are some of life's greatest questions. Find out the answer to one of them at Scardello's latest event. Learn where cheddar comes from, what it is and how it's made while tasting a myriad of cheddars and complimentary craft beers. Tickets are $40 per person.

What it be: Nothin' But Cheddar 

When it do: 8 p.m. Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29

Where dat is: Scardello, 293511 Oak Lawn Ave.


Hey you. Yeah, you, with the lady parts and the kids. Ever think about ditching those little jam-handed miscreants of yours and taking yourself out for a night on the town? In celebration of the recent release of Bad Moms, The Theodore is holding a special happy hour so moms everywhere can get their grownup juice-box on.

What it be: Bad Moms Happy Hour 

When it do: 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 29

Where dat is: 8687 N. Central Expressway


Leave your middle-class worries at the door at Madrina, where you can dip your toe into the waters of the leisure class. Madrina and Veuve Clicquot are opening one of the last bottles of La Grande Dame 1990, and you're invited. Those who have tasted Grande Dame are said to have experienced a surreal moment in time which encapsulated the themes and emotions of all Audrey Hepburn movies ever produced. If you want to experience this moment of pure, sophisticated, bubbly joy, visit OpenTable for reservations. 

When it do: 5 p.m. July 29 and 9 p.m. July 30

Where dat is: Madrina, 4216 Oak Lawn Avenue


After starting with underground dinners — then going brick-and-mortar with Twenty Seven in Deep Ellum — chef David Anthony Temple shuttered his restaurant a few weeks ago and went back underground. This weekend, you've got two chances to hit up reasonably priced underground dinners at the Garden Cafe, with each course featuring something from the garden or the new store next door, the Stock Exchange. Tickets are $70 (pay at the dinner) and can be reserved by emailing [email protected] 

What it be: Chef DAT Underground Dinner

When it do: 6:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Where dat is: The Garden Cafe, 5310 Junius St.


It's hard to believe that Lakewood Brewing Company is celebrating their fourth anniversary — that's four years of helping inebriate Texans with some of the finest craft beer around. Saturday's event will provide an opportunity to taste some of Lakewood's vintage releases like their 2015 Bourbon Barrel Temptress, as well as limited offerings and tried-and-true classics. See the website for a full list of anticipated tappings. Be sure to buy your ticket in advance for one of the three entry times that day, as they will not be sold onsite. General admission is still available for $25 per person and includes six five-ounce pours and access to the brewery and beer garden.

What it be: 4th Anniversary Get Down 

When it do: Noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 30

Where dat is: 2302 Executive Drive, Garland


If buffets and beer are your thing (rhetorical hypothetical), check out Beervention at Victor Tangos. Rare beers manager Matt Ragan has curated a collection of beers for participants to try, and he will be on hand to educate during the process. There will also be a grilled and smoked meats buffet (yass queen) and a variety of summer veggies courtesy of chef Kirstyn Brewer. Call 214-252-8595 for reservations. Tickets are $40.

What it be: Beervention 

When it do: 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 31

Where dat is: Victor Tangos, 3001 N. Henderson Ave.


The Giving Table is a special event that will benefit the families of those killed and injured in the recent shooting, as well as community outreach services. Some of Dallas' finest chefs will contribute to this family-style dinner. Served with drinks and wine, the dinner costs $65 per person, with all proceeds going to this very special cause.

What it be: The Giving Table 

When it do: 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 31

Where dat is: 3015 Gulden Lane
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