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HopChef Hits Trinity Groves; Strangeways Loves Sour Beers

High-stakes beer pairing competition; sour beer week; local chefs cook for a cause.

HopChef contestants, left to right: Ashley Yancey, Oliver Sitrin, David McMillan, Rodman Shields, Rick Stewart, Stan Rodrigues.
HopChef contestants, left to right: Ashley Yancey, Oliver Sitrin, David McMillan, Rodman Shields, Rick Stewart, Stan Rodrigues.
Mario Laracuente

TRINITY GROVES—Brewery Ommegang's HopChef competition will hit Dallas for the first time on November 3 at 6:30 p.m. at event space 3015 at Trinity Groves. Half a dozen local chefs including Meddlesome Moth's David McMillan and Blind Butcher's Oliver Sitrin will create dishes to pair with Ommegang beers; party attendees will vote for their favorite dish (and the winner will snag a pretty sweet prize package including a feature in Saveur). $60 tickets include food, beer and a commemorative glass. [EaterWire]

EAST DALLAS—Attention sour beer devotees: From October 21 through 26 Strangeways will host Super Sour Power Week, when they'll have a whopping 35 different sour beers on tap including selections from Lakewood, Real Ale, Jester King, New Belgium, Boulevard, Epic, and more. Scope out the event page for more details. [Strangeways/Facebook]

EAST DALLAS—Nonprofit group the Dallas 24 Hour Club, which provides transitional sober living for recovering addicts, will host an outdoor benefit event on October 19 starting at 5:30 p.m.; participating chefs include Matt McCallister, Dude Sweet's Katherine Clapner, Cafe Momentum's Justin Box and pastry chef David Collier of Spoon and Knife. Individual tickets are $75; call (214) 823-3200 to purchase. [EaterWire]

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