There are plenty of things happening for St. Patrick’s Day. We’ll get to that next week. Meanwhile, there are some wonderful events you should know about in the local hospitality world. Here are eight.
1.) Give Thanks
A new monthly event has arrived at Liberty Lounge (515 S Jennings Av, 682-730-0915). Thankful Thursdays are not just a celebration of the fantastic food and drinks here in our community, but it is also an opportunity for Liberty to give back. On Thu at 7pm, enjoy some specialty cocktails made with Aviation Gin by guest bartender Travis Tuber from Nickel City. Donations will be made to the Southside CARES fund in honor of Ben and Neiman, two beautiful patrons who lost their lives to COVID-19.
2.) School Is in Session
On Mon at 6pm, take the Martin House Beer Education Class at Flying Saucer (111 E 3rd St, 817-336-7471) and learn about beer while drinking beer. Lead brewer Zaz Bowden will be the instructor. You will taste eight Martin House beers — one is a taproom exclusive — including Bockslider, Friday, Nebula BBA Red & Black Currant Sour with Lactose, Salty Lady, This Is the End, Ejecto Seato Cuz, Best Maid Pickle Beer, and Statement of Purpose, enjoying snacks all the while as you hit up Zac with your beer questions. Tickets for attending in person are $60 for two or $120 for four people, and access to view virtually at home is $50 at BeerKnurd.com.
3.) Souvenirs and Beers
Every Wed, Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. (701 Galveston Av, 817-810-9266) hosts a Mid-Week Beer Tasting. From 5pm to 8pm on Wed, Mar 10, enjoy three beers, food from Dean’s Smokin’ BBQ, and live music by Guitar George, plus take home a souvenir pint glass, all for the low, low price of $15 per person at the door.
4.) Keep it Klassy
From 6pm to 9pm this Sat, Mar 13, attend an intimate six-course wine dinner at a secret location hosted by Klassy Kreations Catering, whose chef is a Level 2 sommelier with an eclectic recipe book under their belt. All mysteries will be revealed as a hand-picked wine accompanies each course. The cost is $60 per person. For more information or to make a reservation, email KAaron914@gmail.com.
5.) I’d Give It a 3.14 😉
Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop did the math and knows that Pie is greater than Pi (PIE>PI). Join them at the Arlington location (1707 N Collins St, Ste 115, 817-617-2046) for the Pi(e) Day Celebration noon-5pm Sat-Sunfor samples and special deals.
6.) Say Cheese
On Thu from 4pm to 8pm, head to Legal Draft Brewing (500 E Division St, 817-962-2210) for the Downtown Arlington Urban Market and the relaunch of Say Cheese P’mento. Along with these fine purveyors of cheese, the family-friendly outdoor event will be hosting more than 40 other artisans, food on-site from Picadera DFW, and live music by Jeremy Harris. The event is free to attend. Just bring beer — and shopping — money.
7.) A Taste of Spring
Chef Jeff and his team at Taste Community Restaurant are ready to launch the new Spring Menu. From 6pm to 8pm on Thu, enjoy a series of small bites ranging from healthy to hearty and understand the Taste offerings for the season. Tickets are $30-300 on Eventbrite.com.
8.) It’s Sunday Funday,
Don’t Be Sour!
From the looks of the weather forecasts that I’ve seen every morning — shout out to Evan on Good Day Texas on Fox 4 — we will have mostly perfect spring days on the weekends for a while. (Don’t let a few sprinkles here and there slow you down.) Take advantage of this and head to Arlington every Sun for Sour Sundays at Division Brewing (506 E Main St, 682-226-1276). Sours on the patio are $2 each from noon to 8pm.