Beer Pairing 101: What to Eat and Drink at LUCK’s

Trinity Groves’ hyperlocal LUCK is the only spot in Dallas where all 40 taps are North Texas beers, brewed within a 70-mile radius of West Dallas. When we asked General Manager Michael Ferrari what his best beer pairing suggestion for the restaurant could be, he suggested the cheesy shrimp and grits with a runny egg yolk on top, covered in a Creole sauce and chopped green onions. This, he says, goes really well with Deep Ellum Brewing Co.’s IPA.

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Peticolas Does a Beer Dinner at Meddlesome Moth

Michael Peticolas electrified the microphone Monday night at his first pairing dinner hosted by the Meddlesome Moth. He attacked the crowd with his disarming kindness to celebrate a cool, blue evening with folks already steeped in North Texas Beer Week. Chef David McMillan, as he always does, prepared the Peticolas beer dinner with consummate skill, […]

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North Texas Beer Week starts tomorrow! Here’s a brief guide to some hot happenings.

North Texas Beer Week is upon us. The eight-day celebration of North Texas beer is a head spinning line-up of events, tappings, tastings, and dinners from all over the area. There is so much to do, which you can find here, http://ntxbeerweek.com/, so we decided to put together a small list of some of our […]

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LUCK in Trinity Groves Opens Tonight for Dinner

Trinity Groves just got a little bit LUCKier with the opening of its new craft beer-inspired restaurant, LUCK. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) Three friends—Jeff Dietzman, Daniel Pitman, and Ned Steel—are behind this laid-back concept. You can’t tell by looking at them, but Dietzman and Pitman are actually cousins; their grandmothers were sisters. Dietzman and Steel, […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: Lark on the Park’s Beer-Pairing Dinner with Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver

My heart’s been palpitating at around 160 knots ever since Wednesday evening’s Pairdiné beer dinner at Lark on the Park. The reason: Velvety voiced, wildly charismatic Garrett Oliver shared his beers and his wisdom with an entire crowd of beerthusiasts. Garrett is somewhat of the ultimate authority on pairing beer and food, and he has […]

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Deep Ellum Brewing Co.’s Brew-B-Q Rocked Again

Deep Ellum Brewery has one tremendous presence in this city. Whether they’re offering a brewery tour, pairing their beers with fine food in great restaurants, or just crushing craft beer taps around town with their ever-evolving menu of top notch beers, it seems they never stop. Lately they’ve been assisting with some genuine and inspired […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: 8 Great Summer Beers

As summer heat swiftly approaches (and the grueling hours you spent in your ab roller finally come to fruition), it’s time to give your body something besides anger and frustration to sweat out under the hot Texas sun. Whether it’s beside the pool, near the grill, or just relaxing your beautifully toned body on a […]

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Giveaway: Two Passes to Flying Saucer’s 4th Annual BeerFeast

Yesterday might have been the end to American Craft Beer Week, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep drinking your favorite suds. On Saturday, June 15 from 2 to 8 p.m., BeerFeast is Flying Saucer on the Lake’s way of saying, “We love you. Here’s an event with 25 breweries and 50 different craft beers […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: Scardello’s Beer and Cheese Pairings

In my list of supplies to include in my wheel barrel of fun (after I win the lottery and move to Big Sur) are many things. Lots of beer, bacon, honey, cashmere jumpsuits, chocolate, and cheese, to name a few. Cheese and beer are probably the most important (aside from the framed picture of Jennifer […]

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Brews News: Untapped Festival, Pairing Dinners, Brewery Tours, and the New Denton Beer

Festival in Fort Worth: The biggest brews news surrounds this weekend’s Untapped Festival in Fort Worth. It’s a truly remarkable array of offerings from breweries around the world. They’ve brought out some seriously sexy guns for this shindig as well as some dope tunes. Is that the cool way to say it? Besides my totally […]

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A night with Todd Usry from Breckenridge Brewery @ The Meddlesome Moth

  This Week, The Meddlesome Moth is hosting their 3rd annual April Ale week with a salute to “Wood Inspired Beers.” Their entire tap has been swapped out, and I feel confident in saying it’s one of the most impressive, dynamic and robust beer lists ever comprised in our age. So I might be a little flighty […]

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