Former chef and MF Sushi co-owner Chris Kinjo launched his Omakase pop-up dinner series at Kaneyama earlier this week. While he's making progress on his new restaurant -- set to open in a contemporary building at 1401 Binz Street in the Museum District -- Kinjo will be offering a signature omakase tasting menu every Tuesday through Saturday. The cost is $100 per person with reservations most definitely required. Call 713-784-5168 to reserve your spot. 9527 Westheimer
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On Thursday, January 22, Eleven XI will be hosting an Old World Wine Dinner with Paladin Family Vineyards ($125 per person). Chef Kevin Bryant has prepared a decadent seven-course menu to pair perfectly with the elegant selection of Italian wine. The event kicks off with a sparkling reception at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner at 6:30 p.m. 607 W. Gray
Want to stick to your New Year's resolution but still love chocolate? The ChocoLoco 5k is for you! This fun run -- featuring a 5k walk/run followed by achocolate buffet complete with not one, but two chocolate fountains -- is coming to Uptown Park on Saturday, January 24 from 7 a.m. to noon. Registration is $10 for kids, $25 for an run/walk, and $30 for a timed run. 1101 Uptown Park
Our 7th annual Houston Press Artopia will take place on Saturday, January 24 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter. Come for an evening of culture, music, art, fashion, and food. Tickets start at $45 and include complimentary food, wine, cocktail and beer sampling.
Save the date: The Ginger Man's annual Valentine's Day Beer & Chocolate Tasting will take place on Saturday, February 7 at 3 p.m. For $40 per person, you'll taste 8 of this season's best brews and chocolate pairings. Reserve your spot now, as seating is limited and this event sells out year after year. And if you don't want to pony up the cash, you can try to win a pair of tickets by submitting a photo to The Ginger Man's #DrunkGuyLean contest, running through January 25. The picture with the most likes gets the very delicious prize. 5607 Morningside