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Tipsy Tuesday: Dallas Booze News & Events

1422450_10154431788225224_9143279937902391734_nIs it already Tuesday again? So all the cool celebrations from last week are over, but don’t worry. It’s a new week, which means a new round up of boozy events to take part in and like always, DFW never lets us down.

For the Beer Lovers:

It’s summertime and camp is in session – beer camp, that is. At noon this Saturday, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Beer Camp will take place at Meddlesome Moth with all 12 draughts available from the yearly Beer Camp coalition between Sierra Nevada, Cigar City, Oskar Blues, Asheville Brewers and many others. Snag one of the limited Beer Camp glasses and chow down on this gastropub’s diverse and delectable menu.

For Wine Lovers:

Fort Worth restaurant Grace will host their first vegetarian wine dinner this Thursday with eight courses prepared by Chef Blaine Staniford paired with five wines. Highlighting the local Texas summer produces, Chef Staniford will cook up dishes including frozen white gazpacho, Texas baby summer squash carpaccio, Texas corn bisque and cauliflower steak. Seats are $65 per person and $115 with wine pairings. A vegan option is also available. There’s a reception with passed canapés at 6:30 pm and dinner starts at 7:00 pm. Reservations can be made at 817-877-3388.

Okay, so this Friday event is all types of yes: German Riesling, German sausage and raised glasses to Germany’s World Cup Victory. Head to Wine Poste for four Riesling tastings, sausage from Kuby’s and music by Kraftwerk starting at 6 pm. Tickets are only $20.

All the single ladies, all the singles ladies…or really any ladies when it comes to Ladies Night and half priced wine. Head to Village Burger Bar in West Village for their new Wednesday Ladies Night promotion. Indulge in free appetizers with the purchase of any half-priced bottle of wine. That’s one hell of a deal and one hell of a way to get past hump day.

For Cocktail Lovers:

Sundown at the Granada will screen Dumb & Dumber on the rooftop this Wednesday with half-priced whiskey from 5 pm to 2 am. The movie begins at 8:30 as part of the restaurants summer Wednesday Movie screening. Stay long after the movie ends for a free live show by The Night Above Us.

An Event for Everyone:

Up until now it’s been a bunch of hype and constant talk concerning Restaurant Week but the kickoff party is here and restaurants debut their special menus next week. Toast the arrival of DFW Restaurant Week with food samples and tastings of beer, wine and craft cocktails with a circus-themed party guaranteed to kick off your weekend right. Expect chef demos, live music and thrilling circus performers. If you want to do it right, get the VIP experience to gain access to the special lounge, early entry and free valet.
Update: The event has sold out!

IMG_6539Featured Cocktail:

I’m feeling a little nostalgic and missing my summer in London last year. When I think London, I think Pimms and praise the British gods that Pimms is sold in Sigel’s, Total Wine and other stores around the area. Swipe a bottle of this perfect summer drink and experiment with this super easy recipe to make a Pimm’s No. 1 cup cocktail.

• Use a jug (to make a punch for several glasses) or a glass and add ice
• Pour one part Pimm’s No. 1 with three parts lemonade or 7 Up over the ice.
• Add mint leaves, thin cucumber slices, orange slices, strawberry, apple slices, or really any fruit you’d like.
• Serve and enjoy!