Drink beer in Public — and have a brisket tamale

UPDATE: Now I think this is sort of humorous, but I don’t think the person who sent me the press release does.

The beer dinner tomorrow actually will have BRISKET tamales. Not cricket tamales. Even though eating cricket and other insects is a thing, that’s not happening at this dinner. 

The culprit? iPhone autocorrect.


If you read my review of Public at the Brickyard last week, you know how much I loved the warm, well-decorated interior of the new gastropub at 129 N. Rock Island.

It seems like the perfect place for a beer dinner, and on Wednesday, they’re having one.

The dinner, put on by Boulevard Brewing Company, will be at 6 p.m. and will feature a four-course meal, each course paired with a  beer from Boulevard’s Smokestack Series line of artisan beers. A beer rep will be on hand to talk about each beer. (Take note: The third course includes a cricket tamale.)

Tickets are $30 a person and are available at the restaurant. For more information, call 316-263-4044.

Meanwhile, here’s the menu:

First course: Long Strange Tripel paired with endive, cornbread croutons, asiago and Mayfair dressing
Second course: Double-Wide I.P.A. paired with cricket tamale, dirty rice and tomatillo salsa
Third course: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale paired with rosemary pork loin stuffed with fig and brie, curry whipped sweet potato and haricot vert
Fourth course: Dark Truth Stout paired with Mexican chocolate, espresso creme cheesecake