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Upcoming Events: The Bull & The Pearl Pop-Up Dinner & RA Sushi Guest Appreciation Day

The seafood pancake at Nara includes shrimp, calamari and shishito peppers, and it's half-price during lunch for the rest of March.
The seafood pancake at Nara includes shrimp, calamari and shishito peppers, and it's half-price during lunch for the rest of March.
Photo courtesy of Nara

The new Korean restaurant in River Oaks, Nara, now offers lunch and social hour menus. For lunch, chef Donald Chang will prepare a variety of new Korean dishes, such as buchim-gae (kimchi and seafood pancakes), oh-jing-uh bokkum (Korean sauteed squid), three sushi rolls and three Korean flatbread pizzas -- bulgogi pizza with prime ribeye, anyone? All lunch items will be half-price until the end of March for dine-in patrons Monday through Friday. Social hour menu items include Korean-style chicken wings, bao buns and miso shrimp tempura, all for $7; specialty cocktails and martinis will be half-price, wells cost $5, import beers cost $4, Budweiser $3 and selected red and white wines cost $5 per glass. Lunch service begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m., and social hour lasts from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Head to Good Dog Houston on Monday for a pop-up dinner from The Bull & The Pearl.
Head to Good Dog Houston on Monday for a pop-up dinner from The Bull & The Pearl.
Photo by Troy Fields

The Bull & The Pearl, a new restaurant concept coming soon from former Batanga chef Ben McPherson, will hold a pop-up dinner at Good Dog Houston on Monday, March 24. The dinner lasts from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. and will showcase the wonderful in-season seafood from the Gulf, as well as produce from local farmers. The menu includes baked oysters with bone marrow butter; beef cappelletti pasta with golden beets, Texas olive oil, green garlic, blackberry vinegar and pecorino; crawfish pie; and wagyu beef crudo with smoked oysters. Dessert features strawberries from Blessington Farms with buttermilk biscuits, cajeta (a Mexican caramel sauce), peanut brittle and roasted Meyer Lemon ice cream. Get a sneak peek at McPherson's new restaurant concept during this pop-up dinner; your taste buds (and stomach) will thank you.

Leading up to the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair, to be held from April 23 through April 27, the organization brings you a Brewmaster's Table beer-paring dinner at Jupiter Pizza & Waffle Co. in Sugar Land on Thursday, March 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m. George F. Reisch, brewmaster and director of brewmaster outreach at Anheuser-Busch, is the guest of honor and speaker during the dinner featuring six beers paired with five dinner courses. Guests will enjoy Belgian ales and other brews, including the limited-release Bourbon County Stout and brand-new 312 Pale Ale from Goose Island brewery. Tickets to the beer dinner cost $65.

RA Sushi wants to show its appreciation for YOU. On Thursday, March 27, each location of the sushi bar and restaurant will host "You're the Yin To Our Yang: Guest Appreciation Night," beginning at 7 p.m. complete with drink and food specials, and a raffle drawing for one lucky customer to win a Sushi Social priced at nearly $200. During the evening you can choose a pair of food specials for $10; options include pork gyoza, pineapple cheese wontons, spicy yellowtail roll, seared tuna, salmon carpaccio and much more. A variety of drinks including Fuzzy Momo Bellini, 14 Hands Merlot and Hakutsuru "Draft" Sake will be priced at $5 each throughout the night.

Whiskey lovers, this event is for you. The Whisky Extravaganza arrives in Houston on Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at the Royal Sonseta Hotel. Throughout the night, guests will have the chance to taste a selection of more than 100 scotches, malts and whiskies from around the world and enjoy a buffet dinner; tickets also include a Robb Report magazine, a souvenir tasting glass, and premium imported cigars. Whisky experts will be on-site to speak with guests. Tickets cost $150 per person, or $135 per person in a group of eight or more; you must purchase tickets in advance. Dress code is business casual; jackets are required for men.

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