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Upcoming Houston Food Events: Taco Deals and Chef Collaborations

Behold, the shrimp enchiladas at Alicia’s Mexican Grille.EXPAND
Behold, the shrimp enchiladas at Alicia’s Mexican Grille.
Photo courtesy of Alicia’s Mexican Grille

Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings

On Saturday, August 18, Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway and 1140 Eldridge, will celebrate National Fajita Day by meeting you half way. Buy any order of chicken or beef fajitas for lunch or dinner for half price.

Expect 12 days of specials at Alicia's Mexican Grille.EXPAND
Expect 12 days of specials at Alicia's Mexican Grille.
Photo courtesy of Alicia’s Mexican Grille

Alicia’s Mexican Grille is celebrating its 12th birthday with 12 days of taco and tequila drink features, running from Friday, August 17 through Tuesday, August 28, at all locations. From 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily, guests can enjoy 12 street tacos for $12, top shelf margaritas at house price, and the Commemorative Milionario Margarita, an off-menu feature crafted with Avion 44 Tequila, Fresh Lime Juice, Organic Agave Nectar, Gran Gala for $12 (a $40 value). 

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Third Coast Restaurant, 6550 Bertner, Sixth Floor, continues its wine tasting series on Tuesday, August 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with an event focused on white wines to beat the summer heat. Sommelier David Cook will lead guests is a tasting of several wines and discuss common qualities expressed by “summer whites” and chef Jon Buchanan will prepare small bites to accompany the wines. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased in advance online at Eventbrite.

Guests are invited Bourbon Benefit Dinner at Truluck’s Houston, 5350 Westheimer, on Friday, August 24. A collaboration between Truluck’s and Garrison Brothers Distillery, the event raises funds to help preserve Balmorhea State Park and its iconic spring-fed pool, offering an exclusive four-course dinner and award-winning small-batch bourbon pairing. The evening begins with a “Meet the Maker” cocktail hour at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $200 per person. A second event will be held at Truluck’s Woodlands, 1900 Hughes Landing, on Friday, September 14. 

The seventh annual Wine & Food Fest (formerly known as the Pearland Wine & Food Festival) will take place at Navigation Esplanade, 2600 Navigation, on Saturday, August 25 from noon to 8 p.m. This HTX Edition will celebrate Houston’s diversity, culture and heritage, offering tastings from boutique Texas wineries and food by regional chefs, plus unique and select wine-related artists, crafts vendors, live music and entertainment and other attractions. Tickets are $40 and include entry, a wine souvenir glass, wine tote, and ten tasting tickets, with VIP tickets for $55 and more wine tickets available for purchase at the event.

The culinary teams at Uchi and Nobie’s are teaming up for a chef collaboration dinner, held at Uchi, 904 Westheimer, Tuesday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. Guests will be greeted with a welcome beverage before moving on to a six-course meal created by the chef team, including dessert and takeaways for each attendee. Tickets for the event and dinner are $100 per person; a check for additional beverages and gratuity will be passed to the guests at the conclusion of the meal. To attend, call 713-522-4808 or email Jessica Brach at jbrach@uchirestaurants.com. A credit card will be required to make a reservation.

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