Monday, June 1
Speakeasy Night Featuring Negronis At Beaver’s
It’s Speakeasy Night at Beaver’s and this one celebrates Negroni Week. There’s a full menu of them for $5 each tonight, including “You Won't Like This” with mezcal, Cynar and Campari and the frozen “Red Rocket” with Altos blanco tequila, Campari, strawberry and Cointreau. The Negroni sales benefits Air Alliance Houston. 2310 Decatur. Starts at 6 p.m.
Negroni Week Begins At Stone’s Throw, Royal Oak and Pistolero’s
Each of these places has created a special drink for Negroni Week. $2 from each sale goes to Lucky Dog Rescue. Stone’s Throw’s Negroni has Austin Reserve Gin, Campari and Noilly Prat Sweet Vermouth. The Royal Oak version has Knob Creek Rye Whiskey, Campari, Antica Sweet Vermouth and Peychauds Bitters while the Pistolero’s Negroni includes Casamigos Reposado, Campari and Antica Sweet Vermouth. All of these places are on Westheimer in the Montrose. Negroni crawl, anyone? Stone’s Throw, 1417 Westheimer. Royal Oak, 1318 Westheimer. Pistolero’s, 1517 Westheimer. $10 each.
Added 6/1/15, 7:58 a.m.
Negroni Week With A Twist At Julep
Rather than featuring Negronis this week, Julep is making Boulevardiers instead. The difference? Swap the gin in a Negroni for rye whiskey and—voilà!—it's a Boulevardier. Proceeds from sales are being donated to Houston Taste of the Nation.
Added 6/1/15, 8:05 a.m.
Negroni Week At Johnny's Gold Brick
Did someone say, "Negroni?" Johnny's Gold Brick has seven variants on their Negroni Week menu plus two shots. They also have these stupidly fun coasters where you can punch out a perfect twirly black mustache and pretend to be as sophisticated as the cocktail. Proceeds go to Workshop Houston.
Wine & Food Week in The Woodlands Begins
Wine & Food Week runs from June 1 through June 7 this year and includes the H-E-B Wine Walk on Market Street on June 4 and Sips, Suds & Tacos on June 5. The big event is the Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase on Saturday, June 6, where 50 chefs will compete for the National Waterford Crystal Chef of Chefs Award. Chef Robert del Grande will be inducted into the Wine & Food Week Hall of Fame. Visit the web site for more information.
Wednesday, June 3
Local Restaurants Celebrate National Egg Day
If you love your dishes topped with a fried eggs, here are three specials to choose from. “The Homeroom,” topped with cheddar, crispy bacon, “tipsy” onions and chipotle aioli, is one of Bernie’s Burger Bus’ most popular items. For $10.25, have one with an egg on top. At Dish Society (both the Galleria and Katy locations), the Brisket ‘N Eggs is $13. Finally, all three Molina’s Cantina locations are offering Enchiladas de Tejas with a fried egg for $11.75 today.
Thursday, June 4
Pop-Up Dinner At Glitter Karaoke
Chef Frank Gutierrez is cooking up South American dishes at Glitter, including anticuchos, Sandwich De Chol (roasted pork sandwiches) and Pique De Macho (beef and potatoes). 2621 Milam. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday, June 5
Randy Evans’ “Midnight In Paris” Hot Dog Debuts At JCI Grill
The third gourmet hot dog in a series by chef Randy Evans is available today through early July at all JCI locations. It’s a chicken, apple and gouda sausage in a toasted baguette with a mix of spring greens, champagne vinaigrette and cornichons. It’s topped with melted brie and crispy onions. $5.79.
Saturday, June 6
All-Rosé Wine Tasting At French Country Wines
Rosé lovers, this one’s for you, especially if you seek hard-to-find, small producer wines. The Rosé wines come from small, family-run vineyards in Provence and Bordeaux. French Country Wines’ Tim Smith and Phyllis Adatto work directly with small vineyards and winemakers all across France that can’t produce the huge quantity of wine demanded by other retail or wholesale outlets. Call 713-993-9500 for more information on the tasting. 2433 Bartlett. Noon-6 p.m. Free.
Sunday, June 7
Curry Crawl Chef Showdown
The event at STRAITS in CityCentre features fiery curries created by 10 competing chefs from across the city and a portion of the ticket prices go to charity. This year’s fundraiser will benefit Spaulding for Children, which helps build and sustain strong, nurturing families for children who have endured abuse, neglect or abandonment. Competing chefs include Jonathan Levine of Jonathan's the Rub, Jose Hernandez of Radio Milano, Greg Lowry of Pour Society, Brittany Eaden of The Tasting Room and Michael Sanguinetti of Commonwealth. Come ready to taste the curries and cast a vote for your favorite. Visit the web site for tickets. 800 Sorella Court. 4 to 7 p.m. $55.
Brunch at Rockin’ Star Ranch With Top French Chefs
Be transported to Brenham on a shuttle bus from the Royal Sonesta and have brunch on a ranch with some of the best French chefs in the world. The event is in conjuction with the Master Chef of France Conference, which is convening in Houston this week. The group of superstar chefs include Christian Tetedoie, Philippe Bertineau of Benoit Ducasse restaurant, former White House chef Pierre Chamrin, Florian Bellanger from Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, Jean Louis Guerin, President of New England Culinary Institute and Claude Dubreuil of the Venetian Hotel. Five acclaimed Houston chefs are preparing the meal. There will be some quintessentially Texas entertainment as well, like live country music and a horse shot. Profits will be donated to Houston-based Recipe for Success Foundation, a charity dedicated to combating childhood obesity. Visit this link for tickets and more details. 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $95.
Master Chef Of France Cocktail Party At Radio Milano
Master Chef Philippe Schmit and Radio Milano's Jose Hernandez worked together at Philippe. They’re together in the kitchen again preparing small bites for a cocktail party celebrating the Master Chef of France Conference. Esteemed French chefs in attendance include Christian Tetedoie, Philippe Bertineau of Benoit Ducasse restaurant, former White House chef Pierre Chamrin, Florian Bellanger from Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, Jean Louis Guerin, President of New England Culinary Institute and Claude Dubreuil of the Venetian Hotel. Guests can enjoy live music while interacting with some of the most esteemed and influential North American-based French chefs. Profits will be donated to Houston-based Recipe for Success Foundation, a charity dedicated to combating childhood obesity. Visit this link for tickets and more details. 800 Sorella Court. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $95.
Monday, June 8—Triniti/Mercury Orchestra Dinner
It’s the next, long-awaited installment of the collaborative dinners between Triniti and Mercury—The Orchestra Redefined. Chef Ryan Hildebrand conceptualizes a menu set to the music of the 12-string orchestra. This performance is entitled, “A World Tour: A Unique Evening of Food & Music. Tickets are not cheap, nor are they refundable (they are transferrable) but prior collaborations have provedn to be among some of the most memorable dining experiences in Houston. Visit this page to purchase tickets. 2815 South Shepherd. 6 p.m. $195 inclusive.