DRINKING BUDDIES: McCormick & Schmick's and Flat 12

Chef Mark Tromble of McCormick and Schmick’s (110 N. Illinois St., 631-9500) rolls out a five-course, beer-paired dinner tonight, featuring the designer brews of Flat 12 Bierwerks co-owner Rob Caputo. The menu includes beer-poached pear salad, top-neck clams stuffed with andouille sausage and cornbread, blackened scallops with cheddar and green-onion grits, and beer-brined roasted pork loin. Rice pudding with beer-braised fruit and whipped cream completes the meal. Flat 12 signature beers are paired with each dish. 6:30 p.m. $45. Call for reservations.