Please join us at Bluegrass Tavern on Wednesday, August 18th at 7:30 PM for a beer & food extravaganza featuring the beers of Dogfish Head Brewery. Chef Patrick Morrow has tasted the beers and created a 5 course menu to showcases their exceptional craftsmanship. Reservations are Required. $70.00 per guest, tax and gratuity is not included.Next up: TBonz Grille of Ellicott City is starting up its version of the infamous occasional event at Philadelphia's Grey Lodge with its own Friday the Firkenteenth, where every Friday the 13th the place loads up with firkins. The Grey Lodge event has gotten notoriously crowded, insane, and perhaps out of hand, resembling more an Irish pub on St. Patrick's Day according to reports and accounts I have heard/read. Hopefully, TBonz will keep matters in check for now--it's advertising five firkins to start, including one of the upcoming Oliver's Jacob's Summer Celebration Ale.
Dogfish Head Brewery Dinner
August 18, 2010
North Carolina Shrimp Presse, Kim Chi Puree
Sahtea Cured Foie Gras Torchon,
Plum Consommé, Pickled Plums
Pan Roasted Duck Breast, Pommes Sardelaise,
Prime Hanger Steak, Aged Cheddar Grits,
Palo Santo Marron
Blue Cheese Cheesecake
90 Minute IPA
Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia, meanwhile, is participating in Howard County's Restaurant Week, ongoing through Aug. 8th, with its own prix-fixe menu for the week; coming up for them Aug. 11th is a Scottish Beer Dinner (hold all the comments about "Scots cuisine" being an oxymoron, as the menu will show) at $95 a person. (No, no deep-fried Mars Bar for dessert, thank you--but a hellishly fine beer selection for the event!) Following that is a Flying Dog Beer Brunch on August 21st and their own Dogfish Head beer dinner on Sept. 7th.
Also participating in HoCoRestWeek: Union Jack's in Columbia, somewhat British beer friendly though not as much so as Victoria....
Finally for the moment, the next meeting of the Society for Preservation of Beers from the Wood will be at 7 PM August 11th at Grand Cru, the excellent wine-and-beer bar in Belvedere Square. Incidentally, there's an article on the SPBW's July DC pub crawl at Greg Kitsock's blog in the Washington Post.