Tipsy Tuesday: Dallas Booze News for September 16 – 21

Addison Oktoberfest is this weekend, but if you prefer wine, join the free tasting at Veritas.

In honor of Mexican Independence day, make today Tequila Tuesday and just keep the celebration going through the week. When that gets old, get your fill of German beer and maybe a frozen cocktail to really mix things up before cooler weather hits.

For the Beer Lovers:

10650052_967211899972706_8819311936964784470_nIf German beer is your thing, or really any kind of beer is your thing, you should probably check out Addison’s Oktoberfest starting Thursday. Said to boast the most authentic German festival outside Munich, this four-day celebration brings together over 70,000 fans of polka, schnitzel, Paulaner Bier, folk dancing and live music at the Addison Circle Park. Different activities take place each day with prices starting at $10, but Thursday is free for all ages. Get more information and purchase your tickets here.

Addison too far? Or maybe you just want a change of scenery? The Shops at Park Lane will host their own Oktoberfest party on Saturday at Bowl & Barrel. “Parktoberfest” will start at the outdoor park at 11 am and include live music, keg tapping, beer, pretzels, brats, keg bowling, and more. Admission is free before 5 pm and $10 there on out.

Chop House Burger in Euless declares burgers and beer as a “Match Made In Heaven,” and I couldn’t agree more. Get their El Luchador burger and a pint of Real Ale Beer in a commemorative glass on Saturday from 4 pm to 7 pm. El Luchador Burger involves some Angus Beef, pepper jack cheese, house-made pico de gallo, a tostada, habanero mayo, guacamole, and baked brioche bun. Wrap your mouth around that and pair it with either the Real Ale’s Devil Backbone or the Fireman’s 4 or if you’re feeling real crazy, do both. Just in case you need an expert to break down the science behind it all, they’ll have a beer specialist on site for a little Q&A.

For Wine Lovers:

Veritas has your fix this week. On Thursday, Urban Crust will dish out their wood fired pizza starting at 6 pm just in time for a free wine tasting with Mariano Innocenti, proprietor of Angulo Innocenti Winery in Argentina. The tasting will include tasting the Estate Malbec, the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, and the Unisono. Then on Saturday, you can partake in an “Epic Tasting No. 13” with Travis James of Favorite Brands. From 4 pm until the wine runs out sip on West Coast Loire & Bordeaux Varitals. Tasting is limited to 25 people for $30 per person.

For Cocktail Lovers:

Crunch + Brunch classes are back this Sunday at 10:15 am to make you feel less embarrassed by that extra helping of butter and maple syrup. For $35 you can start off burning calories at a 60 minute VITAL Fitness Studio session and then pack back on those calories at CBD Provisions’ brunch. Choose from entrée options of an egg white frittata, sourdough French toast, and green chile pork migas with orange juice, grapefruit juice, coffee, or a brunch cocktail of mimosa or bloody mary. Pre-registration is required at VITALFitnessStudio.com.

The Greater Dallas Restaurant Association brings a new kind of prix-fixe dinner with Dinner at Home as part of the Supper Club Series. Head to the home of restaurateur Phil Romano for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a six-course meal prepared by Chef Samir Dhurandhar and Chef Sharon Van Meter. The dinner takes place on Sunday at 5:30 pm for $500 a seat. RSVP to [email protected] or call 972-671-4372 and receive the exact address upon ticket purchase confirmation.

Three frozen boozes to say goodbye to summer:

Frozen cuba libre at Village Burger Bar. Photo by Lauryn Bodden.
Frozen cuba libre at Village Burger Bar. Photo by Lauryn Bodden.

Village Burger Bar’s Cuba Libre: This frozen rum-and-Coke concoction reminds me of a boozy Coke slushie from 7-11. Where has this been all my life? You’ll find me slurping down one – maybe five – of these on Thursdays when they run for only $3.25 all day.

Mia’s Original margarita: Word on the street: these are original Mambo Taxis, with strength to knock you down after just one. Get them on Tuesdays when they’re $3 all day.

Double Wide’s Yoohoo Yeehaw: Feel like a kid again, but be able to party without the fear of getting grounded – at least by your parents, that is. A combination of Yoohoo, coffee liqueur and vanilla vodka should be the perfect frozen nightcap.

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