Things to do: Upcoming food events in Houston this summer 2022


Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary events:

Roma Restaurant2347 University, will host a Dinner at the Tinazzi vineyard Wednesday, June 1 (virtual option available). Chef Kevin Bryant’s menu features dishes like insalata di mare with shrimp, calamari and crabmeat; gnocchi with greens; filet mignon with truffle demi-glace; and coffee affogato. Seats are $75 per person (plus tax and tip). Call 713-664-7581 or email [email protected]

Landry’s, Inc. Signature Group Restaurants will once again host the Houston Chef Series, presented on select Wednesday evenings until August 10 and with this year’s theme inspired by “Coast to Coast”. Book a seat for chef Lance Criswell’s dinners Brenner Steakhouse (June 8) with cuisine from the Costa Brava; chef Francisco Juarez of The Griglia (June 15) featuring Riviera Maya dishes and more.

Saint-Arnold Brewery2000 Lyon, will celebrate its 28th anniversary party on Saturday, June 4, in honor of its most popular cult beer, the Art Car IPA. Throughout the day (and while supplies last), Saint A will be rocking special variants of the Art Car IPA draft, 28th anniversary-themed Art Car IPA commemorative “glassware” and art cars on display. And from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. there will be live entertainment throughout the Beer Garden. The event is free.

On Sunday, June 5, a Houston-based nonprofit I will have what she has organizes its first annual edition Rock’n’roll picnic to benefit her 1973 project, which raises money for Texas organizations that will help people get abortion care. The event will take place at the iconic Club Continental3700 Main, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. General admission is $25, and guests can purchase tiffins, aka stacked lunch boxes, made by celebrity Houston chefs including Excellent chef contestants Evelyn Garcia and Sasha Grumman, JBA-recognized Anita Jaisinghani, Spago alum Monica Pope and more, for $197.30 (feeding two through four). VIP tables cost $1,973 and include VIP access for six, two picnic tiffins, drink tickets, table service and online recognition. The day will also feature DJ Gracie Chavez and female-led bands including Nobody’s Daughter of Girls Rock Houston, Katie Rushing, Dusty Santamaria, Calliope Musicals and psychedelic desert rockers Austin Sheverb. A silent auction will take place throughout the event and will close the day, at Winnie’s3622 Main, will host an after-party and will also donate a portion of cocktail sales to the fund.

Camerata1830 Westheimer, will offer a Sake tasting on Sunday, June 5, hosted by General Manager and Advanced Sake Professional Elyse Wilson. Starting at 4 p.m., the event will include a tasting of four different styles of sake accompanied by snacks, along with educational materials and a fun gift to take home. After the class, an additional tasting of three of the Takachiyo ‘Ten Chapter Series’ Namazakes will be led by a sake specialist. The cost for the 4 p.m. tasting is $75++ per person, with both courses available for $115++ per person.

The week Wine & Gastronomy Week returns from Monday, June 6 through Sunday, June 12, celebrating its 18th anniversary and featuring a whole new lineup of events with hundreds of wines, celebrity guests, and new faces in food, food, and fun. Ticket holders can enjoy new experiences like the Rose’ Way, A Sweet Soiree at The location of the peach orchard and For the Love of TEXAS, celebrating everything Texans love, plus popular get-togethers including the Ladies of the Vine Luncheon, Tasting & Roundtable, and the extravagant Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase at Marriott Woodlands Waterway Ballroom.


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