Bit & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, December 14-16

All I’m doing this weekend is catching up on Season 3 of Downton Abbey. I am so behind that it’s embarrassing. Also, Christmas shopping and Christmas-card making… I guess I need to do those, too. But they’re clearly not as important as Downton. Nope.


4 p.m.Stone Vertical Epic Ale, The Final Chapter | Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House – Go for the vertical tasting of 10 editions of Stone Vertical Epic Ale. Receive a flight with 3 oz. samples of each edition from 3/3/3 to 12/12/12. Starts at 4 p.m. until the keg runs dry.


Noon – 3 p.m. | Third Saturday Lunch | Private Social – Rocco Milano will be mixing holiday cocktails while you munch on fried chicken with green beans, dirty rice, and potato salata. $20 per person.

 Noon – 5 p.m. | Dallas Winter Warmer Beer Festival | Annette Strauss Square – Yes, this is Dallas’ first winter beer festival. Why didn’t anybody think of this before? All guests receive a 6 oz. brandy snifter and 2 oz. samples. Save $10 on tickets if you enter Sigel’s promo code. Check out the beers that’ll be there. The list is long and never-ending.


5 p.m. | TJ’s Lobster Boil | Veritas Wine Room – Apparently, November’s event was such a hit that the boys from Veritas and TJ’s have decided to make this a monthly event. Eat your fill of lobster, littleneck clams, PEI mussels, corn, and potatoes + wine (duh) for only $30 per person. Email Bradley Anderson ([email protected]) to make your reservations. Hurry now.