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Foodie Events: Choppers and Chili Cook Off and More

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Every Monday (7:30-10:30pm) – Geeks who Drink Pub Trivia – Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. These quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a “Name that Tune” style round and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself. Winning teams get street cred, bar cash, and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz. You don’t have to be a trivia God to enjoy the quiz. Since you’re playing on a team, the collective knowledge base makes for more fun, less pressure. It’s not final friggin’ Jeopardy. This weekly trivia game will be held at Roast Kitchen, 1125 Beckham St., Tyler.

Every Tuesday – “Keep It Local Tuesdays” supports local restaurants by meeting and eating at different locally owned restaurants every Tuesday evening, usually around 7pm. This gathering is open to anyone. Check their Facebook page for where they are meeting each week at

October 5th (First Thursday each month, 4-10pm) – “Yappy Hour” will be held at ETX Brewing Co., 221 S. Broadway, Tyler. “Yappy Hour = Beer + Dogs.” Bring your family, friends, and your dog. There will be food available. This event benefits Pets Fur People. More info is available at This is a very fun event for all ages whether two legged or four!

Last Saturday each month (October 28th) – True Vine Brewery will host its monthly Open Taps. These fun and amazing events, always held on the last Saturday of the month, are a great time to sample the latest creations of the brewery, hear live music, and meet up with friends. This beer factory has some of their current on-the-market beers, limited/experimental brews, and the amazing Tyler area community that takes place in the Back Yard. The first 500 adult-drinker guests to arrive will receive a limited edition True Vine glass. True Vine Brewery is located at 219 Englewood, Tyler, by the Cotton Belt Building. Bring your own chair! Advanced Eventbrite tickets are capped and only available until 12 midnight the day prior to the event. “At-the-door-tickets” are always available on the day of the event at the check-in/registration table for $15. Children 11 and under get in free with an adult ticket. Tickets are not required for children. Entry for non-drinker adults and humans 12 years and over is a $4 in advance or $5 at the door. A portion of all proceeds will go to a local non-profit. For more info go to

Ongoing – Rose City Farmer’s Market (7212 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler, continues every Saturday through November 18th) – Shop for locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers, pastured beef, lamb, chicken, and pork, yard eggs, goat cheeses, freshly baked breads and pastries, honey, jams, and jellies. Enjoy a cup of locally roasted coffee while you stroll the market listening to local musicians. This kid-friendly and pet-friendly market is open every Saturday. If you’d like to become a member of the market email or go to

October 26th (4-8pm) – Choppers and Chili Cook Off – This will be fun for the whole family with lots of Chili Cook off to taste and Choppers to check out! There will also be live entertainment and activities for the kids. This will be held in the Bergfeld Center, 102 8th St., Tyler. For more info go to

October 27th-28th (5-10pm) – Hoptober Fest ‘17 – This is one of True Vine’s biggest, most favorite events each year! It will be held at True Vine Brewing Company, 219 Englewood, Tyler.

November 1st (7-9pm) – The Grove Wine Dinner featuring Orin Swift Wines – Enjoy the exceptional wines created by Orin Swift paired with The Grove’s Chef’s unique menu selection. This will be held in the Greenhouse Events Center. Guests will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a 5-course dinner. Admission is $110 per person, RSVP at the host stand or call (903)939-0209 ext 201. This will be held at The Grove, 3500 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler.

November 24th (7-9pm) -Cajun Ribeye Vintner’s Dinner will be held at Kiepersol, 3933 FM 344E, Tyler. Tickets are $100. Seating is limited. For reservations call (903)894-3300.

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