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You have two opportunities to celebrate Americas's 25th anniversary. On Monday, July 15, from 4 to 9 p.m., the River Oaks location offers the Chef Pairing Menu for $88 per person starting with salt cod and potato fritter paired with a 2011 Blanco Joven, followed by ginger BBQ pork shank and chorizo dirty rice paired with a 2011 dry rose, and a mango mousse with diced mango, tarragon and a shortbread crust for dessert. The same menu will be offered on Monday, July 22, from 4 to 9 p.m. at The Woodlands location.

On Thursday, July 18, Prego hosts the Beer & Seafood Dinner at 7 p.m. for $80 per person featuring three seafood courses and a sweet dessert all specially paired with hand-picked beers. Start the meal with a primi of torre di salmon, house-cured salmon with a horseradish cream sauce paired with Peroni Nastro Azzurro. Next, feast on tonno scottato, pan-seared pepper-crusted tuna with arugula, radicchio and orange zest paired with Real Ale Brewing Company Fireman's #4, followed by capesante, pan-seared diver scallops served with pappardelle and an oven-dried tomato sauce paired with Southern Star Buried Hatchet Stout. End your meal with a flight of Leprechaun Hard Ciders and a new dessert offering from Prego, the Texas peach pound cake and vanilla ice cream.

Every Wednesday night starting Wednesday, July 17 through Wednesday, September 18, head on down to Discovery Green for Sundown at The Grove for samples of beer flights from featured breweries and food pairings from The Grove. From 5:30 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday night you will have the chance to sample four 6-ounce pours of craft beers from Saint Arnold, Karbach, Goose Island, Rahr and Sons, and several other breweries. At each tasting, guests can chat with the brewmasters while sampling the beer flights and food pairings, all for just $15 a person. If you'd rather have wine or a cocktail, don't purchase a ticket and just head on over to the Treehouse Bar to sip on your choice of drink from The Grove.

Enjoy a six-course dinner prepared by three all-star chefs during the 8th Wonder Beer Dinner at Haven on Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. Named after the craft brewery started by Houston food truck owners in an effort to pay homage to the Astrodome, chef Matt Marcus of Eatsie Boys ‑ one of the brewery founders ‑ and chef Jean Philippe Gaston of Cove Cold Bar will join chef Randy Evans in this spectacular dinner paired with craft beers from 8th Wonder Brewery. Start the dinner with Chef Gaston's first course of shrimp and oyster tartare with ginger yuzu and beer foam paired with 8th Wonder Yuzu Intelelctuale Witty Blonde, followed by Chef Marcus's third course of compressed peaches with smoked mozzarella, frisee and a chicken liver vinaigrette paired with 8th Wonder Alternate Universe Altbier. Seating is limited, so make sure you are on the list for this beer and dinner extravaganza. Tickets cost $88.

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