If you’re vegan, or you’ve spent time trying to be, you know you have to dig through every dish’s ingredients to see if it fits your criteria. To help you out on the cocktail side, BrainDead Brewing is hosting Dallas Vegan Drinks once a month. The local vegan group comes here because BrainDead has vegan options for you to enjoy (the brewpub recently opened a nearby vegan bakery, Sugar Fang) while drinking adult beverages with other folks who have embraced the vegan lifestyle.
What: Dallas Vegan Drinks
When: 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10
Where: BrainDead Brewing, 2625 Main St. (Deep Ellum)
The Intention Table wants to teach you how to eat intentionally using an eating meditation. It's billed as “a modern twist on eating meditation, where you can explore yourself, ingredients and thought-provoking conversation over a four-course meal.” A portion of your ticket price also benefits the Source of Hope.
What: Eating Meditation
When: 7:15-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10
Where: Asian Mint, 11617 N. Central Expressway (North Dallas)
The folks at Texas Ale Project know you get hungry while drinking their beer, and that’s why they’ve teamed up with Munchie Street to provide snacks such as fried banh bo and crab nachos at the brewery. They're celebrating the new partnership this weekend with a grand opening party.
When: noon-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12
Where: Texas Ale Project, 1001 N. Riverfront Blvd. (Design District)
Peticolas Brewing Company celebrates the second anniversary of its taproom this weekend — and not with just a pour of beer. Their newest beer, the Usual, comes from when you go to your favorite watering hole and order “the usual” from your regular bartender. (For example, this could be a Maker’s Manhattan from only a certain bartender at Lakewood Landing. Not that we know anything about that.) This usual is a riff on the Old-Fashioned — they’re adding cherries, fresh orange peel bitters and whiskey-soaked American oak chips to its 13 percent ABV barleywine. And then let that condition for three months. There will be plenty of beer, too, of course, just as flavorful as the cocktail behind the name of the event.
What: The Usual Launch Party
When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12
Where: Peticolas Brewing company, 1301 Pace St. (Design District)
Spend the afternoon and evening enjoying food and live entertainment at the Bomb Factory's Asian Night Market. More than 13 food vendors will serve one menu item at their respective stations, as well as something that’s not served at their own restaurants. General admission is $12, and for $25, you can get reserved seating upstairs. Food coupons (which you purchase at the event) are also required at the food stations: one food coupon is $2. (Coupons are not required to purchase alcohol and other drinks.)
When: 3-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13
Where: The Bomb Factory, 2713 Canton St. (Deep Ellum)
Uchi hosts its sushi dinner and demo of the year this weekend. Guests start at Uchiba upstairs with a cocktail before heading down to Uchi’s private dining room for the main event. Tickets include food and drink pairings (tax and gratuity are not included).
What: Sushi Dinner and Demo
When: 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13
Where: Uchi Dallas, 2817 Maple Ave. (Uptown)
Tickets: $125, email@example.com
This weekend, Cafe Momentum continues its Sunday night music series. Food from the kitchen and music from guests make for a pretty decent evening. For this month’s edition, the restaurant will host Will Courtney and Carson McHone as the musicians. A single seat is $85. These monthly events continue through the end of the year, so you can also get a season ticket for $850.
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When: 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13
Where: Cafe Momentum, 1510 Pacific Ave. (Downtown)