Upcoming Events: This Little Piggy Went to Market (And Became Dinner)
Katy's No Label Brewing Co. will be coming all the way to the Loop for a Meet the Brewer event at The Ginger Man on August 6 at 6 p.m. Brewmaster and co-founder Brian Royo or "El Royo Loco" will be at The Ginger Man to show off his beer and answer questions about brewing along with some of the other founders of No Label Brewing Co. The 1st Street Blonde Ale will also debut in bottles on August 6, so look for that when you're out and about.
It's that time of year again at Central Market! The 18th Annual Hatch Chile Festival kicks off on Thursday, August 8 at 5 p.m. at the Central Market on Westheimer. The party will feature authentic Hatch chiles (duh), as well as a bunch of other Hatch goodies. The press release promises: "Hatch Lemonade and Hatch Queso (both made fresh in-store), Central Market Hatch Salsa, Central Market Hatch Tortilla Chips, fresh Hatch Tortillas made on-site at the Central Market Bakery, Hatch Pepper Bread, and Corn Rolls." Central Market will also be trying out slightly questionable Hatch Macaroons and Hatch Wine-A-Ritas. The celebration of chiles will be going on in-store through August 20. Best of all? Unless you buy something (which we recommend you do) the kick off party is free!
Ramadan ends the evening of August 7, and to mark the occasion, Eid al-Fitr or "Feast of Breaking the Fast" will be celebrated at the Four Seasons Hotel on Friday, August 9. The Hotel's Moroccan Chef Hassan Obaye will create a Middle Eastern buffet feast featuring Chermoula Salmon, "Rass El Hanout" Rubbed Lamb and a number of other Middle Eastern appetizers called mezzes. The celebration begins at 7 p.m. in the hotel's ballroom. Tickets are $70 for adults and $33 for children 12 and under. Call the hotel at 713-276-4700 for reservations. Next week, we'll have an interview with Chef Obaye about the event, and we'll also be there to give you all the details after the fact, so stay tuned!
Garrison Brothers Distillery will be hosting a whiskey tasting at Reserve 101 on Tuesday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. Founder and owner Dan Garrison will be coming to Houston from the distillery located in Hye, Texas, a small town about halfway between Fredericksburg and Johnson City. The motto of Garrison Brothers Distillery is "Texas born from Texas corn," so that local(ish) whiskey oughta be pretty tasty. Tickets can be purchased online for $20, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to Lucky Dog Rescue. Cheers to a good cause!
Meat lovers, this event is for you. On August 13 and 14, Revival Market is hosting hog butchery demonstrations featuring Chef de Cuisine Adam Dorris, lead butcher Andrew Vaserfirer and owners Ryan Pera and Morgan Weber. Guests will learn how to break down a hog into sub-primals and smaller, everyday cooking cuts, as well as what makes for quality pork and the history of various pig breeds. Tickets are $100, and for that you get a full pig-centric meal and some charcuterie to take home. BYOB is strongly encouraged. Space is limited, so reserve a ticket soon by emailing Nick Panzarella at firstname.lastname@example.org and prepare to pig out.
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