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Zombie Dinner: Dionicess Gets Ghoulish With Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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With all of our talk about foodies being responsible for the Zombiepacolypse, it was only a matter of time before someone crafted an appropriately-themed dinner. The team behind the Dionicess events, which launched in 2008 featuring unique beverage and food pairings, will be hosting a culinary gathering on December 9 to celebrate "zombification." The dinner, which will utilize ingredients like finishing salts and all sorts of organ meat, comes just before what the Mayans deemed the end of the earth on 12/12/12.

According to Gevork Kazanchyan, who is organizing the event with Beachwood's Gabe Gordon, the menu "will not be able to accommodate at all for the squeamish, so we anticipate brave, open-minded diners with no medical nor psychological restrictions on what they can consume."

There will be 5 unique themed beers crafted specifically for the event brewed by Beachwood Brewing, the Bruery, and Monkish, and a few others still TBD.

The multi-course dinner will emulate what the organizers are calling a "zombie epidemic progression." Each course will not only come paired with beer, but with discussions facilitated by experts on what zombification might mean from a theological, criminal, and metaphysical standpoint. They'll address things like how to make sense of the happenings, how to discern the real from the seeming, and how prepare for such an epidemic. It might sound a bit whacky, but L.A. does love the outlandish. Shoot, we've had weed dinners in L.A., so why have not one based on bath salts?

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The gang over at Dionicess, which has been temporarily renamed as "DieN'Isis" for the zombie event, did a bang up job brewing their barrel-aged Armenian coffee stout for their most recent Coming of Age dinner, which featured pickled, aged, and fermented foods, and we can't wait to see what they've got up their sleeves for this eleventh event.

The zombie dinner will take place at Beachwood BBQ and Brewing on the evening of December 9 in Long Beach. Ticketing and event updates will be posted on their Facebook page, which can be viewed here.