Today, we’ve couldn’t decide between two great recommendations, so we’re bringing you a special Gay List Double Feature. Whether you want to feed your mind, or feed your appetite, we’ve got you covered. (Of course, we’re not fans of the word “or.” We’re more “and” kind of guys, so we think you should do both.)
The Feast of Saint Martha
Just like iPhone apps, there seems to be a patron saint for everything. Starting tonight, you can celebrate the first annual Feast of Saint Martha, patron saint of servers and cooks. (We wonder if we pray to St. Martha will that hag who works at Café Lago in East Dallas become less of a bitch? Doubtful.)
What we don’t need to pray for is a great meal at The Grape, where Chef/owner Brian C. Luscher and his lovely wife Courtney created the St. Martha concept. The food here is nothing short of stellar. We worked our way through the regular menu two nights ago and we’re still fantasizing about our return tonight.
The Feast starts tonight and continues through Saturday, where you can enjoy a three-course set menu for $36 per person, $5 of which will go directly to The Stewpot and The Second Chance Café, organizations that benefit homeless and at-risk citizens.
The top-secret menu is rumored to include a fabulous salad filled with tons of fresh seasonal ingredients, suckling pig and a fabu dessert, but nobody will know for sure until Chef Brian makes the final decision. The wine list at The Grape, as the name would suggest, is splendid and not over-priced.
If you haven’t eaten at the Grape, this is a great chance to check out the beloved Dallas restaurant and help out a good cause at the same time. Of course, fans of The Grape are already on the books for the event, so make your reservations soon to get a seat at one of the tastiest events in town.
2808 Greenville Avenue, Dallas
Complimentary valet parking always provided
Art Happy Hour
Kick off your Thursday night with a little culture and style at Artisan Style in Uptown. Out and proud artists David G. Smith and Roy Vance will be in attendance at the gallery tonight, with more than a dozen new pieces on display.
The artists each have their own distinctive style and damned as we try, we can’t decide which one we like best. (Remember, we’re not “Or” people.)
There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks, plus like any great happy hour, there will be discounted art and gift items, too. Plus, unlike our normal happy hour experiences, waking up the next morning with a new painting won’t fill us with regret.
2407 Mahon Street, Dallas