Though social distancing is in effect, the ever-strong Houston food community continues to truck on. This week, you can support local restaurants by carrying out or making reservations for dine-in service, eat pizza and help raise money for the NAACP, get pop-up burgers and enjoy the return of a fan-favorite Sunday brunch.
All summer long
Daddy’s Burgers Pop-Up at The DunlavyFor the summer, The Dunlavy, 3422 Allen, is transforming into a burger pop-up dubbed Daddy's Burgers. Clark Cooper Concepts decided to bring Daddy’s Burgers to life in light of the current COVID-19 crisis as a means to survive the summer without private events. Snag grass-fed beef burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, fries and onion rings, hand-scooped milkshakes, local beer in frozen mugs, craft cocktails and even weekend breakfast. Dine in or takeout (online ordering is available).
All month long
Pizza and Rose NAACP Fundraiser with Goodnight HospitalityFor the month of June, Goodnight Hospitality is donating all proceeds for every pizza purchased at Rosie Cannonball, 1620 Westheimer, to the NAACP as well as all proceeds for every bottle of June’s Rosé purchased at Montrose Cheese and Wine, 1618 Westheimer. In a statement, partners June Rodil, Felipe Riccio and Pete and Bailey McCarthy write, “The above is our first, small step to what we feel is a long road to justice. We want to establish firm roots to create something that’s sustainable to continue to bring awareness and change in our lifetimes. We are committed to learning more and doing more. We are open to avenues, pathways, foundations, and suggestions on how to do this.”
Private Dining at Brennan’s of HoustonIn light of the challenges of limited seating capacities, Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith, has decided to waive food and drink minimum requirements for new bookings of its myriad private dining rooms in June and July. The spaces provide choice settings for small groups to celebrate graduations, engagements, wedding rehearsals and more, all accompanied by Creole fine dining and excellent hospitality. Availability is limited. Call 713-522-9711.
HRW Menu in June and Houston Food Bank Fundraiser at RoostThis month, Roost, 1972 Fairview, will be offering a Restaurant Weeks in June menu in remembrance of the life of the Cleverley Stone, a local fixture who founded Houston Restaurant Weeks and brought so much to the Houston food community. Choose from three courses, with Roost favorites including the famous fried cauliflower and coffee ‘n donut holes, plus specials from Waco corn crusted chicken piccata to yogurt and saffron marinated Gulf fish. The menu costs $40++, with $5 going to the Houston Food Bank.
All week long
HRW Menu and Houston Food Bank Fundraiser at Phat EateryPhat Eatery, 23119 Colonial Parkway, will also be honoring Stone with a HRW, available for dine-in or takeout now through Sunday, June 14. You’ll get four courses—with choices from roti canai and satay chicken and beef to coconut prawn, Malaysian chicken curry and ube ice cream—for $35, with $10 going to the Houston Food Bank.
Tuesday, June 9
Tuesday Night Block Party at BCKEvery Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m., BCK, Mastrantos and Miss Mini Donuts will host socially-distanced block parties in the parking lot of BCK, 933 Studewood, with proceeds benefiting Construction Concepts’ BIG Love Cancer Care to provide meals for cancer patients and their families. Expect offerings like tacos and taquitos, bbq brisket sandwiches, mini donuts and margaritas. For every purchase at the block parties, BCK will donate one meal to BIG Love Cancer Care, local builder Construction Concepts’ non-profit that provides free meals and basic necessities to cancer kids and their families, and Construction Concepts will match each meal donation, for a total of two meals donated for every order.
Friday, June 12
Friday Wine and Cheese Tastings at Weights + MeasuresEach Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., Weights + Measures, 2808 Caroline, will feature different wines and cheeses along with a fun, interactive chat about the regions they originate from. Cost is $20 for four two-ounce tasting portions of wine and a small cheese buffet. This week will feature “The Perfect Flight.”
Saturday, June 13