Things to do: Upcoming food events this week in Houston


Here’s a look at this week’s hottest culinary events:

The whole week

Sazerac Week at Brennan’s of Houston

by Brennan3300 Smith, joins bars and restaurants nationwide to celebrate Sazerac (considered the official cocktail of New Orleans) from Monday, June 20 through Sunday, June 26. During the week$1 from every Sazerac Rye Whiskey cocktail sold will be matched by Sazerac Company and donated to Feed the second line and its efforts to support New Orleans “culture makers” who bring energy and talent to the community.

Latin Restaurant Weeks

Latin Restaurant Weeks returns for its fourth year, feeding hungry locals and educating Houston’s Latin chefs, restaurateurs, caterers and bartenders through June 30. including Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, Las Brasas Charcoal Chicken, 5411 Empanadas, Chilosos Taco House, Maize, Segundo Coffee Lab and more.

Monday, June 20

Spirit of Pride Day for Montrose Center at the Daily Gather and Dish Society

Locals are invited to support Houston’s LGBTQ community by dining at daily gathering or any dish company take place on Monday, June 20. Mention the “Pride Spirit Day” promotion and 20% of your bill will be donated to the Montrose Center. To enter with your online order, enter code PRIDE22 at checkout.

Tuesday, June 21

Guest Chef’s Cooking Series at Eight Row Flint

Eight row flint, 550 Heights, invites some of Houston’s most talented chefs for its Guest Chef summer cooking series. Each Tuesday in the wood-fired cooking series, the chefs will let loose and get creative with a dish and cocktail that’s completely different from their respective concepts. Items will be first-come, first-served from 5 p.m. while supplies last and plates will be $20 a pop. This week, Bludorn chef Chase Voelz will be in the house, and celebrity chef Nick Wong will be hot on June 28.

Free Scoop for Rewards Members at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Jeni’s presented its very first rewards program, and as the first member benefit, the scoop shop will throw a party. Members get a free scoop on the first day of summer, Tuesday, June 21 from 7 p.m. to close at scoop stores nationwide (excluding Jeni Market stores).

Houston Chef Series at the Oceanaire

The restaurants of the Signature Group of Landry’s, Inc. continue their Houston Chef Series, presented on select Wednesday evenings until August 10 and with this year’s theme inspired by “Coast to Coast”. This week, chef Kris Perez will offer cuisine from the Côte d’Azur to The Oceanaire, 5061 Westheimer. The cost is $119 per person.

French wine dinner at Turner’s

by Turner1800 Post Oak, will host a five-course wine dinner featuring Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande starting at 6:30 p.m. Sommelier Megan Bauer and Executive Chef Jose Valencia will accompany each course with Champagne and four award-winning French wines, with highlights including Duck Blend, Wagyu Ribeye Bordelaise and more. Cost is $300++ per person and reservations can be made at open table.

Thursday June 23

Venues Wines Dine at The Tasting Room

The Tasting Room – Downtown, 818 Town and Country, is partnering with Locations Wines to launch a summer dinner on the wine list. Locations Wines winemaker and Orin Swift Wines owner Dave Phinney has created a beautiful series of globally inspired wines and Chef Beto Gutierrez has crafted a menu that pairs with each wine. The cost is $95 per person and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Call 281-822-1500.

Saturday June 25

Burger Bodega Pop-Up in Bludorn

After bonding over their shared love of New York bodegas, Bludorn executive chef Aaron Bludorn and Burger Bodega’s Abbas Dhanani are teaming up for a one-day pop-up collaboration on Saturday, June 25 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the backyard of Bludorn, 807 Taft. Dhanani will be on the grill cooking up her hugely popular burger smash – a double cheeseburger with grilled onions, pickles and bodega sauce on a Martin’s potato bun; and Bludorn’s executive pastry chef, Marie Riddle, will provide the treats, including cookies and servings of cream and peach-inspired ice cream and cheesecake. Bludorn will also open its bar for refreshing libations.

Dinner at Il Borro winery in Roma

Roma Restaurant, 2347 University, will host an Il Borro Winery dinner with Salvatore Ferragamo on Saturday, June 25. Highlights include panzanella salad, heirloom tomatoes and rigatoni in a light gorgonzola sauce, venison chops with grilled polenta and asparagus topped with a truffle-scented cherry sauce and traditional Tuscan biscuits for dessert. The cost is $125 per person. Call 713-664-7581 or email [email protected]

Sunday June 26

Ferragamo Wine Dinner at Doris Metropolitan

The Italian design house Ferragamo collaborates with Metropolitan Dory, 2815 South Shepherd, for a special evening with his family winery, Il Borro. The cost is $325+ per person, and Salvatore Ferragamo, the grandson of the company’s founder, will be on hand, mingling with guests and signing bottles of Il Borro. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Call 713-485-0466.

Pride Weekend Specials

June being LGBTQ+ pride month and 44th Annual Official Houston LGBT+ Pride Celebration Coming down Saturday, June 25, restaurants and bars across Houston celebrate with Pride-themed brunches, rainbow cocktails, special charity menus, Pride events and more. Check out our 2022 Pride Houston Restaurant and Bar Promotions Guide to find out where to eat, drink and support Pride in Houston.

All the month

Ice Cream Cupcake Flavors at CRAVE

VERY WANT TO launched ice cream-inspired flavors available during the month of June at all three bakeries: West University, Uptown Park and The Woodland. Indulge in the Mint Chocolate Chip, a dark chocolate cake with a hint of mint cream cheese frosting sprinkled with mini dark chocolate chips, and the Butter Pecan, a vanilla cake sprinkled with pecans. butter toasted and frosted with buttered pecan buttercream. Other flavors include Cookies and Cream, Napolitaine, and Stracciatella.

Frosé Rosé all month at Brennan’s of Houston

by Brennan goes into summer mode with a star frozen rosé and specials on rosé by the glass and by the bottle. The promotions last until June.

Charity menus of the month at Etoile Cuisine et Bar

This month of June, Star Kitchen and Bar1101-11 Uptown Park, will raise funds for Houston Youth Development Center, helping at-risk young students meet their educational needs. Chef Philippe Verpiand has created two fixed-price monthly menus, an evening menu that includes four courses for $65 per person plus tax and tip, of which $7 will go to charity; and a special brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday, including three courses for $36 per person plus tax and tip, with $4 going to the program for each sold.

Rare and well done tasting experience at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

Perry’s is celebrating National Steakhouse Month by offering its limited-time flight on the New York Strip, available throughout June for $99. The steakhouse’s exceptional experience features nine ounces of beef in total, including Texas Kobe-Style Wagyu, Nebraska Prime Certified Angus, and True Japanese A-5 Wagyu.

Folds of Honor fundraiser at Pluckers

Throughout the month of June, Pickers partners with Budweiser to support Folds of honor. Pluckers Club members can donate their Pluckers Club points, and Pluckers and Budweiser will each match their donations up to $10,000. Donations support the continued education of families of deceased and disabled American heroes, providing scholarships for spouses and children.

“Love of life” fundraising cocktail at Urban Eats

After battling cancer for the past year, Urban Eats owner and culinary director Levi Rollins has achieved his goal of remission. To celebrate, Urban kitchen3414 Washington, is hosting a Facebook fundraiser with a goal of $5,000 to benefit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. In addition to their Facebook fundraiser, Urban Eats will be hosting an internal fundraiser through June 30. Levi has created a cocktail/mocktail, “Love of Life” and proceeds from those drinks will be donated to MMRF.

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Local Group Brewing has reopened its kitchen and former Night Shift chef Daniel Leal is bringing the heat.

Photo by Dylan McEwan

New and current promotions

Bronx Fried Chicken at Kenny & Ziggy’s

Kenny & Ziggy’s, 1743 Post Oak, is continuing its summer tradition by bringing back its special Bronx Fried Chicken for a limited time. Created for the 4th of July half a dozen years ago, fried chicken was supposed to be a special dish, but people kept asking for it afterwards, so now it’s available for lunch and dinner. dinner until the first cold snap of fall sets in. the meal in several pieces with accompaniments for $27.95.

New chef and new menu at Local Group Brewing

Local group brewing, 1504 Chapman, has just reopened its kitchen under the direction of former Night Shift chef Daniel Leal. Available Thursday through Sunday, Leal’s menu will include delights such as pork belly gordita, a hot and tangy fried chicken sandwich with yucca fries, freshly made churros and ‘Topo Local Mushroom’, a hen wild mushroom breaded and dipped in “Topo Local” batter and fried with a side of buttermilk poblano ranch and a spicy yum yum sauce.

Gazpacho at Paulie’s

As summer sets in, Paulie’s1834 Westheimer, features owner Paul Petronella’s family favorite, gazpacho – a little sour, a little spicy and available by the cup ($3) and bowl ($5) for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday while supplies last.


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