Eats and Drinks: Summer Beer Festival and Southwest Foodservice Expo

Sigel’s newsletters tells me that there’s going to be a free Summer Beer Festival at 5757 Greenville Avenue this Saturday, June 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. If you get yourself a beer festival passport, you can try up to 20 of the 50 brews available for sampling. Some of the tastings include: Deschutes Twilight Ale, Bridgeport Summer Squeeze, Rahr Summertime Wheat, Sierra Nevada Summerfest, and Redhook Pilsner.

The Texas Restaurant Association is hosting the Southwest Foodservice Expo from June 24-25 at the Dallas Convention Center. If you’re curious about the restaurant business, this is probably a convention you should be attending. The two-day schedule is packed with barista competitions, panels on being a woman in the industry, and seminars teaching you how to source locally. Believe me, it’s hard deciding what to do from all the offerings. Come Monday afternoon, though, I’ll definitely be sitting in the front row at the culinary showcase to watch James Beard’s Best Chef of Southwest Paul Qui make food art.