Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings:
Chef Aaron Bludorn crafted his proprietary hot sauce blend with Caribbean, Carolina reapers, habaneros
, habanadas, aji dulce
and cayenne peppers, plus dried mango and white vinegar, making it in-house at his first eponymous restaurant, Bludorn
, 807 Taft. Due to popular demand, the Eight Zero Seven hot sauce is now available for purchase by the bottle, available online
or at the restaurant for $10.
, 1609 Westheimer, has added a cocktail benefiting the Montrose Center to the menu. Dubbed, The Library is Open and made with dry gin, lemon, hibiscus, becherovka
and melon, the drink sells for $13, with $1 going to the Montrose Center now through the end of June. The popular restaurant will also host a Pride-themed brunch on Sunday, June 27, with a portion of the proceeds also donated to the Montrose Center. Guests and staff are encouraged to dress up, and Nick Wong is planning a few Pride-themed dishes to add on the menu.
On Sunday, June 20 at 7 p.m., Reserve 101
,1201 Caroline, will host “Honor the Father,” a guided tasting featuring Adam Harris –– an award-winning senior ambassador for James B. Beam Distilling Co. The tasting features four chapters of the highly sought-after Little Book, a collection of limited annual release blends from eight generation distiller Freddie Noe at Beam Distillery. Guests will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of Beam Highball, and light bites will be served. Tickets
Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen & Restaurant
, 2327 Post Oak, is celebrating National Chocolate Éclair Day (Tuesday, June 22) by offering its World’s Largest Chocolate Éclair for $8 (normally $12.95).
The Montrose location of Max’s Wine Dive
, 214 Fairview, will celebrate pride month with a Pride Pop Fantasy Wine Dinner on Thursday, June 24, at 7 p.m. Executive chef Andre Walker will feature a colorful four-course dinner paired with wines by One Hope, with dishes including a brie puff pop, pork belly, and a rainbow crepe. Cost is $60 a person for dinner or $75 a person for dinner and an exclusive Max’s pride T-shirt. Call 713-528-9200 for reservations.
In recognition of June 25’s National Catfish Day, Ousie’s Table
, 3939 San Felipe, will be bringing back an old lunch special: the catfish po’boy. The large sandwich features crispy cornmeal fried catfish, lettuce, tomatoes and Ouisie’s own special remoulade sauce between two baguette-style slices of bread, served with a choice of coleslaw or house-made French fries for $16 plus tax and gratuity. The National Catfish Day Po’boy is available for lunch only.
Indie Chefs Community
is bringing a first of its kind food festival to Houston. Held at the Heights House Hotel
, 100 West Cavalcade, from August 21 - September 5, COMMUNE
will spotlight a diverse range of over 200 chefs in a series of pop-ups, collaborative dinners, roundtable discussions, and more; with a focus on giving back to the community, championing social justice and addressing systemic issues facing the hospitality industry. Lone Star chefs include Justin Yu of Theodore Rex
, Misti Norris of Petra & the Beast
in Dallas, and Philip Speer of Austin’s Comedor
(the full chef line-up and event schedule will be announced at the end of June). Half of all net proceeds from the first week will go to Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate
. Activation tickets will range from $50 to $500 per event, and weeklong and all-access VIP passes are also available.