Spaghetti & Meatballs Friday @ Damian's Cucina Italiana Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 3011 Smith
In honor of Damian's Cucina Italiana's 30th anniversary, the restaurant has brought back the month-long spaghetti and meatballs special for $8.30. Starting today and every Friday for the month of September, Damian's will offer the spaghetti and meatballs special during lunch from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. It's a family recipe that will make your stomach and your wallet happy.
Final Saturday with the Sous @ Brennan's of Houston Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 3300 Smith
During this final cooking class of the summer's Saturday with the Sous series, chef Joe Cervantez will take each person through a three-course cooking demonstration featuring some of the freshest ingredients of the season. Cervantez loves to garden and was even the mastermind behind the "Home Grown" project at Brennan's of Houston. You will start the cooking demonstration with a blue crab and Moondog Farm watermelon salad with sweet potato greens, cucumber ribbons, cayenne-spiced Brazil nuts and a mojito apple mint vinaigrette. The second course includes a Texas whiskey Lacquered Hill country quail served with a Froberg fig and sweet potato brioche stuffing, summer squash, a sunny side quail egg, applewood bacon and Livegreen swiss chard. You'll then finish the meal with a sweet peach and cherries jubilee cobbler made with cognac glazed Cooper Farm peaches, Homestead sorghum granola and fresh goat's milk ice cream.
"Cupcake Wars" Watch Party @ Rise Cupcakes Saturday, 7:45 p.m. 907 South Friendswood Drive, Suite 113, Friendswood
Brittany Todd, owner of Rise Cupcakes in Friendswood, has made it onto Food Network's Cupcake Wars, and everyone is invited to the watch party at the bakery on Saturday, starting at 7:45 p.m. Sit outside and watch the show to cheer on Todd as she competes; you'll also get to munch on miniature cupcakes from the bakery. If Todd comes out victorious, it's bound to be an extra sweet night.
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Lone Star Pub Crawl Saturday, noon - Sunday 3 p.m. Midtown Bars
If you don't have your tickets yet for this pub crawl, you better act fast. For just $25, you will gain access to a multitude of bars in Midtown, including Celtic Gardens, Little Woodrow's, Drinkery, Front Porch Pub and Christian's Tailgate. Once you have your ticket, check in at your registration bar at noon and you'll receive a course map (because you might forget where you're headed to next), a shirt (in case you spill on the one you're wearing) and a wristband (because without it, you're screwed). That handy dandy wristband will give you access to every participating bar for free throughout the entire pub crawl; you won't have to wait in lines, you'll get food and drink specials and you'll have the chance to win Texans or Houston Cougars football tickets.
Art & Etiquette of English Afternoon Tea @ Elegant Manners InternationalSunday, 3-4:15 p.m. 2311 Canal Street
Rather than spending a lazy Sunday afternoon watching TV, head on over to Elegant Manners International for a traditional English Afternoon Tea while enjoying a three-course traditional tea featuring items like scones, clotted cream and smoked salmon pinwheels. You will also learn about the different types of tea service (high tea, low tea, etc.) and tips on making the perfect pot of tea. Each ticket to the event costs $55.