Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings:
The sixth annual Houston Press BrewFest will be popping off later this month (Saturday, May 20, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Silver Street Station, to be exact); and now through May 14 at 11:59 p.m., we're offering an exclusive four-pack deal for you and your crew. The Beer Me Pack will cost just $100 — that’s $25, a $10 savings per ticket — and includes access into the event, musical entertainment and eight three-ounce craft beer samples per person. Additional drink samples will also be available for purchase, as will food truck fare. VIP tickets are also still available for $60/person, and include early entry and access to an exclusive VIP area with complimentary food.
All six Houston-area locations of Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille (Baybrook, Champions, Katy, Memorial City, Sugar Land and The Woodlands) are taking things back to 1979 with a #FlashbackFriday event, offering a 79-cent Pork Chop Friday lunch to the first 100 lucky visitors at each spot. Here’s how it works: The exact date of #FlashbackFriday will only be announced via Perry’s social media channels, so fans are encouraged to follow Perry’s on Facebook (Facebook.com/PerrysDining), Twitter (@PerrysDining) and Instagram (@PerrysSteakhouse) to find out when the event will take place at the six Houston-area locations. The first 100 people in line outside of each Houston Perry’s restaurant at 11 a.m. will receive cards redeemable for a 79-cent Pork Chop Friday lunch that day.
Fusion Taco has teamed up with Saint Arnold Brewing Company to host its first event at the Heights location, 4706 North Main, from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 13. Chef David Grossman has developed a special menu to pair with Saint Arnold’s suds, with brunch tacos featuring lobster Benedict, steak and eggs and smoked pork belly and Brussels sprouts. Guests of the limited seating, ticketed event will also have the opportunity to meet the brewer and sample beer cocktails and housemade Pumpkinator-infused ice cream. Tickets are $35.
On Tuesday, May 16, from 7 to 9 p.m., the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents “Widows and Winemakers: A Culinary Experience featuring the Women of Champagne,” an evening of champagne and culinary pairings at Rienzi, 1406 Kirby. Clark Cooper Concepts chef Brandi Key and general manager Wendi Lambert will be teaming up for the four-course dinner, which also includes a presentation about the widowed women who ran and developed some of the oldest and most widely recognized Champagne houses. The dinner is $165 per person and includes four courses and pairings.
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Eight Row Flint, 1039 Yale, is hosting a Treaty Oak Experimental Bourbon on Tuesday, May 16. The unveiling has been months in the making, as beverage director Morgan Weber selected the bar’s first two proprietary barrels — the bourbon that has arrived and a rye that will arrive later this year — from Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling back in November. Guests can taste the bourbon from 5 to 10 p.m ($12/1.5 ounce).
For the third year in a row, the team at Underbelly, 1100 Westheimer, is inviting their friends to cook a Southern dinner paired with big-ass bottles of rosé; and this year, they’re doing it all Caddyshack style. In the lineup: two-time James Beard Award-winning chef Ryan Prewitt of New Orleans’s Peche Seafood Grill, celebrated Memphis chefs Michael Hudman and Andy Ticer and Cochon’s Stephen Stryjewski, also a James Beard Award winner.
The 3rd Annual Respect the Rosé: Caddyshack dinner will be held on Sunday, July 23, and costs $150 per person, plus gratuity and tax. Guests are invited to dress in their country club finest, and to expect a few surprises