Cool River Café is known as a prime destination for weekend cocktails, but the noted steakhouse is also the ideal destination for bourbon, beer and cigars. On the first Friday of each month, the restaurant hosts a bourbon, brew and cigar tasting in the Cigar and Cognac Lounge. From 6:30 – 8 p.m. Nov. 8, a representative of Clyde Mays Distillery and Firestone Walker Brewery will discuss and offer samples of premium featured pours. Guests will receive a complimentary cigar by Master Cigar Roller Mario Almanza and may purchase additional premium hand-rolled cigars. Unique hors d’oeurves created by Chef Fernando Rodriguez include:

Small Plates

Buffalo Shrimp, Crumbled Blue Cheese and Baby Greens
Smoked Korean BBQ Pork Ribs and Asian Slaw
Jamaican Slow Roasted Drumettes, Sweet Potato Hash and Bourbon Mallow

Craft Beer Selections from Clyde Mays Distillery

Clyde Mays Straight Bourbon
Clyde Mays Straight Rye

Bourbon Selections from Firestone Walker Brewery

Firestone Walker 805 Blonde Ale
Firestone Walker Mind Haze Hazy IPA
Firestone Walker Nitro Merlin Nitrogen Milk Stout

What: Cool River Bourbon & Brews
Guests will enjoy premium pours from Clyde Mays Distillery and Firestone Walker Brewery alongside chef-inspired hors d’oeurves and a complimentary hand-rolled cigar.

When: From 6:30 – 8 p.m. November 8.

Where: Cool River: 1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving, TX 75038

Pricing: $35 per person

Info: Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant at (972) 871-8881.

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