Granary Celebrates 5 Years, teams up with Local Businesses for Traditional Beefsteak Dinner
Granary celebrates 5 years by collaborating with local artist, businesses, and charity for fifth anniversary dinner on November 15 at 6:30 p.m.
The Granary ‘Cue and Brew is excited to announce its five year anniversary by hosting the restaurant and brewery’s first-ever traditional beefsteak dinner on November 15 at 6:30 p.m. The Granary is teaming up with food and drink sponsors Flannery Beefand Broadbent to provide the meat and wine to curate a special menu; charity partner ChildSafe as the beneficiary of all proceeds; and local artist Cruz Ortiz to design the classic beefsteak aprons which will be worn by dinner guests.
Patrons can expect an all-you-can-eat, no-utensil style dinner—a tradition harkening back to old New York. According to Food and Wine, a beefsteak dinner is a “form of gluttony as stylized and regional as the riverbank fish fry, the hot-rock clambake, or the Texas barbecue.” This 19th century-style dinner was once common in New York City, thrown by politicians to attract votes or raise funds. Traditionally, guests dressed in black-tie and, with their hands, ate meat from tables set with brown paper and drank an abundance of beer. Chef Tim Rattray is one of a few chefs to carry on this tradition.
“We’re grateful to have a handful of businesses eager to collaborate with us to celebrate our five year anniversary,” said Executive Chef and Owner Tim Rattray. “We figured there’s no better way to celebrate than by throwing an all-out, traditional beefsteak dinner that ties in with our restaurant’s classic barbecue traditions and raises money for a great cause.”
The Granary’s special menu will feature traditional beef cuts such as smoked rib eye and beef clod on the pit, grilled aged hanger steak, cured and smoked salmon, roasted vegetables, and Texas toast made with barbecue butter. All of the smoked fare will be presented on the table and eaten with a ‘hands-on’ approach—no utensils necessary. As per tradition, wine will be flowing and is included in ticket price. The dinner will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Special guest Bryan Flannery, one of the nation’s most respected butcher and beef purveyors, is traveling from California to represent Flannery Beef. Flannery has been in the beef business since he was old enough to handle a broom and sweep the floors of his family’s meat market. Throughout the evening, he will be on hand to speak to the crowd, provide details on the showcased beef, and answer any questions about the beef industry. This marks Flannery’s second dinner at the Granary; the first one was a sold-out hit.
Locally renowned artist Cruz Ortiz, who has designed the print for the traditional beefsteak aprons, will set up shop outside the restaurant. Plenty of art merchandise will be for sale, including limited edition Granary screen-print poster art. His work has been featured in Texas Monthly and other prominent outlets.
“We’re excited to team up with the Granary and offer our design services to elevate this unique, lively event,” said Cruz Ortiz, local artist and founder of Snake Hawk Press. “We’ve enjoyed experimenting with the beefsteak dinner concept and look forward to bringing another great piece to life.”
“The Granary invited ChildSafe to be the beneficiary of their fifth anniversary celebration and will create what is sure to be a charitable legacy in support of Bexar County’s abused and neglected children,” said Maliha Imami, chief development officer for ChildSafe. “Since 1992, ChildSafe has helped over 65,000 individuals recover from the effects of childhood trauma, develop healthy coping skills, learn to break the cycle of abuse, and grow to become contributing members of our community.”
The dinner is priced at $150 per person and reservations can be made online through The Granary’s website at http://thegranarysa.com. Seating is limited to 50 people, so guests are encouraged to reserve early.