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Six Awesome Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, October 23-26

Lactobacillus fans, this one's for you. As part of their Super Sour Power Week, Strangeways has 35 different sour beers on tap through Sunday, October 26. So what are you waiting for? Make like a wild yeast strain get at it.

What it be: Super Sour Power Week

When it do: Now through Sunday, Oct. 26

Where dat is: Strangeways 2429 N Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas, Texas 75204


If ever there were ever a reason why Texas should not secede, this is it. Chef Tim Byres, slow-smoking extraordinaire at Smoke, is joining forces tonight with fellow chef Cory Bahr. Bahr serves up North Delta-style dishes at Cotton, his restaurant in Monroe, Louisiana. For the love of country, and perhaps more importantly for gumbo, these two chefs have put aside their state-engrained differences and cooked up a lip-smacking, Louisiana-inspired menu. Notable dishes include "Grilled Oysters with Green Tomato Butter," "Pit-Smoked Boudin Links & Kettle Fried Pork Rinds with Hot Sauce" and "Stewed Collard Greens, Smoked Turkey, Red Chile & Sorghum Molasses." Tickets cost $125.

What it be: Cotton & SMOKE: A Celebration of Louisiana in Texas

When it do: Thursday, Oct. 23 from 7 - 10 p.m.

Where dat is: The Foundry 2303 Pittman St, Dallas, Texas 75208


Not many things last 40-plus years. Should you wish to be a part of something that has not only lasted but flourished, then come to The Grape tonight and enjoy chef Sarah Snow's four-course food and wine pairing. The menu, which costs $64 per person, was devised in celebration of the restaurant's 42nd anniversary. On Friday and Saturday, Snow will offer a three-course tasting menu for $42 per person. Reservations are required; see website for details.

What it be: The Grape's 42nd Anniversary

When it do: Thursday, Oct. 23 from 5:30 - 9 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25 from 5:30 - 11 p.m.

Where dat is: The Grape 2808 Greenville Ave. Dallas, Texas 75206


Adults, this is what we've been waiting for. Gone are the days when we had to procreate and then wait three years before we could relive trick-or-treating. Thanks to Martin House Brewing, anyone over the age of 21 -- regardless of parent status -- can once again know the joy of being given things by perfect strangers. Hopefully unlike your childhood Halloweens, however, this one involves much more booze. Basically, for a $15 entrance fee you get four Martin House Samples as well as samples from guest breweries Zio Carlo, Bearded Eel, Noble Rey and Riverside Shootout Champs. They'll also be giving away prizes to those sporting the best costumes, so make sure you don't white-sheet it this year.

What it be: Martin House Brewing 2nd Annual Boo-ery Tour

When it do: Saturday, Oct. 25 from noon - 5 p.m.

Where dat is: Martin House Brewing 220 S. Sylvania Ave, Suite 209, Ft Worth, Texas 76111


According to Hare Krishna, Lord Krishna once held a mountain called Govardhana over his village, so as to protect them from a seven day thunderstorm. In honor of Lord Krishna's caring act and also his unbelievable upper body strength, members of Kalachandji's Dallas Hare Krishna Temple have crafted a 12 foot chocolate cake in the likeness of Govardhana mountain. Yes, that's right. This cake is so epic it has to get measured in linear units. And as if the Mountain O' Dessert isn't enough, Hare Krishna devotees are also going to prepare 1,008 other food preparations and a vegetarian feast. This event is open to the public, free and 100 percent pro Mountain Cake. Kind of puts the Christian celebratory-ham to shame, doesn't it?

What it be: Lord Krishna's Mountain Festival

When it do: Sunday, Oct. 26 5 - 8 p.m.

Where dat is: 5430 Gurley Ave, Dallas, Texas 75223


Sometimes you go to Bowlounge, and sometimes, well, you sit in the field behind Bowlounge while The Big Lebowski plays on an outdoor screen. The Design District is holding its first-ever drive-in. The cost to see the Dude abide is $17 per car or $7 for blanket or chair space. Bowlounge and Twisted Root will be providing food and drink service. Twisted Root offers any number of Stranger-pleasing burgers, such as The Western, the Frito Bandito and the Ranch Hand. No word yet on whether they will have any of that good sarsaparilla on tap.

What it be: Design District Drive-in Movie

When it do: Sunday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Where dat is: BowLounge 167 Turtle Creek Blvd Dallas, TX 75207

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