Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Pair Wine & Cheese

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Here’s a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings:

LÜNCH @ Oxheart
Friday – Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1302 Nance

While Oxheart closes so the team can take a break, three of Houston’s culinary elite will be teaming up for a special LÜNCH pop-up (running Friday, July 29 through Sunday, August 7). The ten-day lunchtime special brings together chef Peter Jahnke (formerly of Underbelly and Anvil), master sommelier David Keck (of Camerata) and pastry chef Jillian Bartolome (formerly of Common Bond). LÜNCH will be a seated meal with proper service and the option of three menus differentiated by price and your timeline. Check out the Facebook page for details and reservation information.

National Wine & Cheese Day Pairings @ Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Friday – Sunday
1200 McKinney (Downtown); 5839 Westheimer (Galleria)

Both locations of this homegrown steakhouse will be celebrating wine and cheese all weekend long. Sommeliers Bill Elsey and Steven McDonald have each hand-selected a perfect bottle of wine from their expansive wine lists and paired it with an artisan cheese. At the Galleria location, get Paski Sir (Croatia) paired with an off dry German Riesling; and at the downtown location, enjoy Pure Luck Goat Cheese (Dripping Springs, Texas) with Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Rouge 2014.

Christmas in July @ Buffalo Bayou Brewery
Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.
5301 Nolda

Christmas has come early at this totally rad brewery. Don your ugliest holiday sweater and get ready for a fantastic lineup of brews, from Gingerbread Stout 2016 to Raspberry Rotundone. $30 tickets include admission, entertainment and live music, limited edition glassware, and all you can drink responsibly. Blood Brothers BBQ will also be bringing the gift of copious amounts of smoked meats for purchase.

Peli Peli Kitchen Takeover @ Lincoln Bar
Sunday, noon
5110 Washington  

The guys behind Peli Peli are taking their South African fusion eatery to Washington Avenue for a truly awesome brunch and lunch. Get a first taste of the eats that will launch when Peli Peli Kitchen opens this fall. Those who have already RSVP-ed will get priority seating, with the open-to-the-public tables being given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Expect drink specials and a DJ, too.   

Tasting with Silver Whisk Cooking @ Wooster’s Garden
Sunday, 5 to 9 p.m.
3315 Milam

Chefs Myrna Kallergis and Jake Gober of Silver Whisk Cooking will be serving up a six-course tasting at the popular Midtown beer garden. Enjoy dishes such as pickled beet and heirloom tomato salad with smoked goat cheese mousse; fried crimini tacos with spear cabbage-artichoke slaw; salmon en papillote in an orange butter reduction; and a bourbon chocolate chip cookie with tobacco chantilly cream. All six courses can be had for $55, or you can purchase the dishes à la carte.  

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