Food & Drink

Top toques tackle bodacious brews

Because the Cowboys missed the postseason and the Stars missed the preseason, recenter yourself this Winter with these epic Texan beer dinners that could slow down even the likes of Arian Foster

Central 214: Chef Graham Dodds is prepping a Real Ale-paired six-courser featuring Windy Farms goat used as sweetbreads with Rio Blanco, rillettes with Full Moon, fennel-crusted tenderloin with Lost Gold IPA, and slow-cooked goat shank with Brewhouse Brown, a leading source of brewhouse brownouts

Jan 17th: Spy the complete lineup & grab your reservations right here

The Libertine: The G'ville Ave spot's teamed up with Houston's favorite brewer for a quintet of courses where they're pairing everything from Winter Stout Firkin and smoked skirt steak involtini (w/ spinach, gouda, vanilla parsnip puree & onion juice), to bacon-glazed butternut squash angalotti with Divine Reserve 9 -- also known as Pumpkinator, which might become your moniker should you keep with bacon-glazing

Jan 30th: See the whole list here, then call 214.824.7900 to grab a seat

The Grape: Fresh off her Top Chef debut, Danyele McPherson's prepping for the 40yr old stalwart's first-ever beer dinner -- a Lakewood-only affair that's sporting rye wheat pasta & house smoked ham, coriander broth & striped bass, and braised short ribs w/ caramel apple & malt. They're using all four of Lakewood's year-rounders: Hopp Trap, Lakewood Lager, Rock Ryder, and Temptress, which, after all these beer dinners, could be the last one you see

Jan 16th: You know you need your seat at this one, so call 214.828.1981 for reservations