Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary events:
Bollo Woodfired Pizza, 2202 West Alabama, is putting a stamp on its one-year anniversary with a series of $1 specials on Wednesday, May 25. The neighborhood pizzeria – which serves Neapolitan-style pizza made with premium ingredients in an 800-degree wood-fired oven – will offer $1 margherita and pepperoni pizzas and $1 Karbach beers for one hour from 5 to 6 p.m., and $1 Bellinis and $3 Karbach pints all night long. The first 50 customers to purchase a pint will receive a commemorative Karbach glass. Bollo will also offer customers complimentary cocktail tastings featuring Dripping Springs Vodka, Hudson Whiskey, Milagro Tequila and Hendrick’s Gin. The celebration continues on Monday, May 30, starting at 5 p.m. with $1 Bellinis all night long, and for the entire week of Monday, May 23, to Friday, May 27, Bollo will offer a $1 Caesar or mixed green salad during lunch with the purchase of any pizza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Jerry Built Homegrown Burgers, 3501 West Holcombe and 1335 Lake Woodlands, is celebrating National Hamburger Day from Thursday, May 26, through Monday, May 30 (all day long each day). Get $5 burgers, half-price beer and wine, and build your own ice cream cookie sandwiches.
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Plant It Forward’s Summer-Fall 2016 Farm Share season begins Monday, May 30, and runs for 18 weeks, though Thursday, October 6. Sign up to choose between the new Petite Portion farm share, which is ideal for a household of one or two people and provides five to six varieties every week at a cost of $21 per week, or the Grand Portion, which is a larger portion ideal for a household of three to five people and provides six to eight varieties, at a cost of $27 per week. Each Farm Share order helps support a local refugee farmer’s family, with every 30 farm shares purchased providing a refugee farmer with a living wage. As a special bonus, people who sign up by Sunday, May 22, will be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Underbelly and an opportunity to meet the chef, Chris Shepherd, winner of the 2014 Best Chef: Southwest James Beard Award. Register online at plantitforward.csasignup.com/members.
On Tuesday, May 31, from 6 to 10 p.m., The Burger Joint, 2703 Montrose, is continuing its monthly "Guest Chef" series, in which favorite Houston chefs create a special menu to benefit their charity of choice. This month’s special guests are Mike Potowski and Maria Gonzalez of Benjy's, with proceeds benefiting Hope Stone, Inc.
Enoteca Rossa Ristorante Italiano, 4566 Bissonnet, will be hosting its first wine dinner at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31. The four-course dinner will feature the cuisine and wines from executive chef Roberto Crescini’s home region, Lake Garda/Verona, Italy, with award-winning Italian restaurateur, chef and sommelier Aldo Steccanella as the special guest. Feast on air-dried beef fillet with artichoke stew and goat-cheese mousse; homemade ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta cheese in a butter and fresh sage sauce; and braised beef with fresh vegetables and rosemary. Cost is $85 per person plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited to 16 guests. Call 346-204-4403 or visit EnotecaRossa.com for more information.
Join The Friends of Periwinkle for the Periwinkle Inaugural Charity Wine Release Party on Wednesday, June 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Nice Winery, 2901 West Sam Houston Parkway North. Release Party tickets are $35, with 30 percent of the ticket price and of all Periwinkle Inaugural Charity Wine orders being donated to The Periwinkle Foundation, which develops and provides programs that positively change the lives of children, young adults and families who are challenged by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Wine may be pre-ordered for $40 per bottle.