This past week everyone was celebrating Halloween. The parties have actually been blasting for the past three weeks in anticipation. Possibly the best event we attended was Dia de los Puercos, celebrating Four Corners Brewing Company’s first anniversary at their Trinity Groves location in West Dallas. Four Corners are the people who brew such illustrious beers such as the El Chingon, a hefty IPA, and the ever popular Local Buzz, a wheat beer made with local honey.
The event took place on a cool and sunny afternoon with chef Kent Rathbun as host. Any party with Kent will include plenty of smoke pig. He brought his crew out to assemble two homemade smokers made up of cinder blocks and home-made cages consisting of bed frames and wheelbarrow handles. Genius. There a duo of pigs smoked for a dozen hours while the staf started in on ribs and other tasty meats. Plates were sold to the crowd for just a few dollars, and beer was dispensed at the bar housed inside the brewery.
Later there was a costume contest, and a giant piggy pinata was set up in the brewery.It took plenty of swings by the young ones, but only one final lasting blow by an ex-marine who spends much of his time working as a professional competitive eater. The children failed to thank Moose as the candy shattered across the room.