A full week of Scotch, wine and courses

Several local restaurants are doing their part to help you get your stomach expanded and your tolerance increased just in time for Thanksgiving.

During the next few days, three wine events and a Scotch tasting are planned at local restaurants. Here are some of your choices:

Chapada Chop House, 2142 N. Tyler Road: The new restaurant is putting on a single malt Scotch tasting with guest speaker Robert Sickler at 6:30 p.m. tonight. The event will feature five Scotch whiskeys and heavy appetizers. Admission is $35 a person. Make reservations at 316-201-4694.

Hangar One, 5925 W. Kellogg: The restaurants monthly Wine Flight Dinner is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday and will feature five courses with wine. Admission is $39.99 a person. Make reservations at 316-941-4900.

Carrabba’s, 3409 N. Rock Road: Carrabba’s monthly wine tasting also is on Wednesday. It’s at  6:30 p.m. and will include five to six wines paired with five to six small plates. It’s $35 a person. Call 316-315-0777 for reservations.

Luca Italian Kitchen, 301 N. Mead: The restaurant’s “Terra” dinner is at 7 p.m.  on Thursday and will feature four courses paired with wines. Tickets $65 a person at 316-262-3232.

Know of any others coming up? Let me know and I”ll put them on my wine and beer events page.

Chapada Chophouse and Churrascaria opening today

I think Chapada's new sign is quite impressive.

The new Chapada Chophouse and Churrascaria is officially opening today in the former Ted’s Montana Grill space at 2142 N. Tyler.

The restaurant, which will specialize in grilled meats shaved tableside, Brazilian “churrascaria” style, will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. For now, the churrascaria meats will be served only after 4 p.m., though managers may reevaluate that later, depending on how it goes over.

Take a look at the full menu here. It’s pretty interesting, and although I’m excited to go Brazilian, a lot of the “chophouse” dishes look pretty interesting, too, including several reasonably priced steaks, a lavosh pesto pie, a chicken and sausage sandwich and more.

For more information, call 316-201-4694.