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Drinking, Food Trucks, and Live Music Will Make Your Wednesday, Oct 17, Even Better


Is your upcoming Wednesday looking dreadfully event-less this week? No fear, we’ve compiled some cool things-to-do to keep you entertained until the weekend. And your taste buds will thank you, too.


Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House First Anniversary

It’s hard to believe that Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House opened just one year ago and helped to change the crime-ridden atmosphere of East Dallas into a community hangout. Owners Matt Tobin and Josh Yingling are celebrating their first anniversary this Wednesday, October 17 with some pretty spectacular drink specials from their acclaimed beer collection. Featured brews include Great Divide 18, Stone 16, Real Ale Barrel Aged 15, Ommegang Independence Day 2012, Deschutes Black Butte 24, and Real Ale Scots Gone Wild. Aside from the drinking festivities, a guest band will take the stage at 10 p.m., followed by a Slick 57 reunion set. The celebration starts at 4 p.m. and lasts all night long until closing so put on your drinking hats if you’re game for good time.

Fare in the Square

What’s better than an awesome food truck? How about several awesome food trucks in the same vicinity with free live music and entertainment on your lunch break? Yep, you read that right. Fare in the Square is happening every Wednesday and Thursday in October and November from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m at Thanks-Giving Square in downtown. Mark your calendars now because it’s all kicking off this Wednesday, October 17. Entertainment will vary by day, but tons of musicians, DJs, and dance groups are scheduled to perform. And of course, Dallas’ favorite food trucks, including Ruthie’s Rolling Café, Gandolfo’s, So Cal Taco, Nammi, The Butcher’s Son, and Cup Cakin, along with many more will be there to serve up your favorite dishes. As if you didn’t anticipate your lunch break all morning long anyway, you’ll definitely be watching the clock now, waiting to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the park, music, and delicious food.

Thanks-Giving Square on 1627 Pacific Avenue.

Tastes of the Trinity

Breweries are especially popular this week, as we present to you the Tastes of the Trinity, sponsored by The Trinity Trust, Four Corners Brewery Co., Larry g(EE), and several others. This spectacular evening features music, art, food, beers, and brewery tours. Admission is free for River Rats and Rat Pack members, and $15 for nonmembers, but everyone is free and welcome to join. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. this Wednesday, October 17 at the unopened Four Corners Brewery Co. in West Dallas. The night ends at 8 p.m., which means that you get to enjoy a party atmosphere just long enough to withhold all the unnecessary after effects Thursday morning.

Located at Four Corners Brewery Co. on 1444 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 200.

D Magazine intern Iris Zubair graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in December 2011 with a BA in Magazine Journalism. She has written for Austin Monthly Magazine and UT’s student newspaper, The Daily Texan.