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. August 2, a representative of Angel’s Envy and Deep Ellum Brewing Company, 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

Beef carpaccio with arugula, lemon & truffle oil
Bruchette with pear, caramelized onion, blue cheese & tomato jam
BBQ spiced smoked salmon with dill crème fraiche & toast points

Craft Beer Selections from Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Three selections

Bourbon Selections from Angel’s Envy

Angel’s Envy Bourbon
Angel’s Envy Rye

What: Cool River Bourbon & Brews
Guests will enjoy premium pours from Angel’s Envy and Deep Ellum Brewing Company alongside chef-inspired hors d’oeurves and a complimentary hand-rolled cigar.

When: From 6:30 – 8 p.m. August 2.

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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