Things to do for November 11, 2010

The Weekender

Championship Chili, Al Pacino and Free Sushi

The weekend talks the talk, but it also walks the walk.

Thursday
Steak: It’s What’s for Thanksgiving
BRAND-NEW PERK

Steak: It’s What’s for Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, you’re thinking beyond the turkey—by flanking your game bird with assorted chops, ribs and filets from Robinson’s Prime Reserve. $65 gets you $100 of the same premium meats that presidents, royalty and rock stars have enjoyed. Which works out, considering your Thanksgiving guest list (we’re looking at you, Bush Senior).  

Half-Off Sake and Sapporo
TURNING JAPANESE

Half-Off Sake and Sapporo

Your recent windfall on the Nikkei 225 has you craving sake. So you’ll want to head to the under-the-radar Greenville spot Teppo, which is dishing out half-price sake and Sapporo three days a week. Go for the 16-ounce Sapporo for $3.25, and use the money you saved on... another 16-ounce Sapporo.

Tue-Thu, 5:30-7pm, Teppo, 2014 Greenville Ave, 214-826-8989

Saturday
20-Foot Sculptures and an Open Bar
ARTOPIA

20-Foot Sculptures and an Open Bar

You don’t need a reason to go big this Saturday. But we have one for you: art. The former LFT space is hosting an evening of art-festooned debauchery, complete with an open bar, a 20-foot inflatable sculpture, unlimited sushi from Kenichi and models in gowns.

Sunday
Battling Chefs with Your Chili
FIVE ALARM

Battling Chefs with Your Chili

Sunday, you’ll go head-to-head against chefs from Tillman’s and Eno’s to see who has the city’s best chili. Or you could just be a chili spectator and put down a few Fireman’s #4s under the tent as Bona Fide Blues performs. Because it might not be in your best interests to embarrass the professionals.

Tuesday
Al Pacino Talks Scarface for a Night
YOU CAN CALL HIM...

Al Pacino Talks Scarface for a Night

Pacino. You loved him in The Godfather. You respected him in Any Given Sunday. He made you cry in Gigli. So grab a seat at the Opera House as he speaks about everything from his creative process to on-set stories from Scarface. Like the alternate ending where Tony becomes a sporting-goods store owner.

Wednesday
Six Scotches and Some Short Ribs
SCOTCHING

Six Scotches and Some Short Ribs

For one night only, the Dallas Chop House’s resident whiskey whisperer is pairing six 12+-year-old scotches with five courses, including ahi tuna tartare and braised short ribs. We can think of about 11 reasons why this is better than a salad.

Free Sushi with Your Cocktail
BAM

Free Sushi with Your Cocktail

There is no shortage of places for you to grab a cocktail in this town. You’ve done your research. But when the Dallas Fish Market serves each libation with four free Bama Rolls (crab meat, tuna, avocado and spicy mayo), you’re intrigued. And by intrigued we mean “ordering another beverage.”

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