The second course of the evening was a sausage and cheese plate with mustard, bread and grapes. The beer that was served with it was Yazoo's Belgian IPA, which turned out to be a good choice. The beer was hoppy with a floral aroma, which was compatible with the entire course including the grapes. Personally, I would've chosen a lager, but I was satisfied with what I had and was anxious for the third and main course.
(SIDE NOTE: I would have liked to have had pictures of the second course, but it was too dark for my flashless camera phone to take. As some of my detractors would say, that could have been a major faux pas.)
The main entrée was Nashville-style chicken and waffles topped with strawberry-flavored butter and paired with a Gerst, an Amber ale that's Nashville's newest brand and currently brewed by Yazoo. This was also a good pairing of beer and food, for the Gerst was a good counterbalance to the spiciness of the chicken and a great accompaniment to the waffles. As for the chicken, our host assured us that it was spicier than Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken which I felt was a heady claim to make. Unfortunately, the chicken's spiciness fell far short of that. Still, despite it being less spicy and overcooked, the chicken was good along with everything else.