Originally Posted: Nov. 12, 2019
It’s 6:30 on a Tuesday night. Local brews, some cocktails, wine and food are filling tables at the Cambria hotel that looks out on Dallas’ still busy Elm Street. It’s lecture time.
A budding business mixing spirits and scholars has come to Dallas. Profs and Pints is taking the traditional college class out of the lecture hall and into a bar.
“Hello everybody, welcome to profs and pints… Thank you for coming out tonight,” says Peter Schmidt, who created Profs and Pints. His crowd of self-described geeks and nerds are especially into tonight’s topic – mosasaurs – giant sea creatures that swam around North Texas 72 million years ago.
“Mosasaurs are actually one of my favorite dinosaurs,” said Shea Legters.
That’s why she paid the $12 fee for the event.
“So,” she continued, “any chance to speak with someone who has studied paleontology and anything like that, you don’t get to run into those kinds of people every day.”
The professor in charge is paleontologist Louis Jacobs, with Southern Methodist University. The world-class mosasaur expert has uncovered fossils from Angola to Mongolia, and here in North Texas. Jacobs was pleased he drew dozens of fossil fanatics to the bar. READ MORE