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Tailgating for a Good Cause, an Oktoberfest-Inspired Beer Tour and More Local Food Events

Including a beer dinner at Ruth's Chris and Mattison's "Salute to Summer" wine dinner.

By Lana Allen September 21, 2016

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The Capital Grille
Wagyu and Wine 
Now-Nov. 20

Sidle up to the bar at The Capital Grille and enjoy a Wagyu burger of your choice, accompanied by either a glass of Duckhorn Vineyards cabernet sauvignon or Goldeneye pinot noir. $25.

Mattison’s Forty-One
Salute to Summer – Wine Dinner Series at Mattison’s Forty-One
September 22

Chef Paul Mattison, one of the five chefs selected to cook at this year's Niman Ranch Farmer Appreciation Dinner, seeks to recreate the menu right in Sarasota, to be served for this special dinner while showcasing a selection of delicious wines. 7275 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34231. Tickets are $85-plus, visit mattisons.com to purchase.

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse x JDub's
5 Course Beer Dinner
September 23

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, in collaboration with JDub’s, presents a five-course beer dinner. Five courses, five beers – from prime beef empanadas and short ribs to mini crème brulee. Each dish is delicately paired with a beer that complements and amplifies the taste and experience. 6700 S Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34231. Tickets are $85; click here to purchase.

Girls Inc. Totally Tailgate Party at Michael's On East
September 24

Support Girls Inc. at its first Totally Tailgate party, featuring tailgate games, live music, an open bar with local craft beer, tailgate-inspired food and college football on TV all night. Guests are encouraged to wear game-day attire; tickets are $100 and can be purchased here

Oktoberfest-Themed Craft Beer Tour
Brew Thru SRQ
September 24

Get ready for fall with this Oktoberfest-themed craft beer tour. Passengers are encouraged to dress in accordance with the theme and will make stops along five local breweries including Mandeville beer Garden, Big Top Brewing, JDubs Brewing and more. The tour includes six full-pint craft beers, a professional brew guide, entertainment on the trolley, German-inspired bites, and a goodie bag. The tour ends at PI.314 in the Siesta Key Village, where there will live entertainment. Tickets are $75

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