Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings:
Ginger & Fork, 4705 Inker, will be hosting its second beer dinner with 8th Wonder Brewery on Monday, August 27 at 6 p.m. For $88 per person, guests can enjoy five paired courses, including Boss Beer Pineapple Wheat with fresh pineapple chicken fried rice, Hopston Texas IPA with orange bell pepper beef, and Rocket Fuel Vietnamese Coffee Porter with Asian pear bread pudding. Call 713-861-8883 to reserve a spot.
The BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival returns to Moody Gardens Convention Center, 7 Hope, on Friday, August 31 through Sunday, September 2. Get tickets for individual events — including Friday’s Nach-Yo Ordinary Tequila Tasting ($30 or $35 at door); Saturday’s BrewHaHa Grand Tasting ($35 or $40 at the door, $15 designated driver passes, $85 for VIP); and Sunday’s Brew-B-Que ($23 or $30 at the door with a bbq plate, $8 or $10 at the door without a plate) — or get the two-day Big Hopper 2018 pass ($135) or three-day Weekender pass ($165).
Get your Labor Day plans in order with a Labor Day brunch. Weights & Measures, 2808 Caroline, will be extending its brunch to Monday, September 3, with hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feast on Oaxaca scrambles, avocado toast, fried chicken and cake donuts, and roasted carrot pizza. Or try a bubbly-filled brunch at A’Bouzy, 2300 Westheimer, which is hosting a Veuve Clicquot Labor Day Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can tack on Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut bottles for $49 per bottle while supplies lasts.
Coppa Osteria, 5210 Morningside, will be hosting Pizza Making Classes every Thursday in September. Each class will be limited to 10 guests, offering an intimate and interactive “pizza making” experience in Coppa’s Dough Room and paired with a three-course pizza dinner. Cost is $40 person and the classes will be held on Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required and space is limited. Call 713-522-3535.
Get your tickets now to the fourth annual Houston BBQ Throwdown at Saint Arnold Brewery, 2000 Lyons. Set for Sunday, September 16 from 1 to 4 p.m., the exclusive event is known to sell out. This year will feature 14 of Houston's best barbecue restaurants competing to create the next great barbecue dish that represents Houston-style barbecue, including top spots like Beaver's Westheimer (2017 Judge's Choice co-winner), Blood Bros. BBQ, Buck's Barbeque Co, El Burro & the Bull (2017 Judge's Choice co-winner), Feges BBQ, Harlem Road Texas BBQ, The Pit Room, Tejas Chocolate + Barbecue and Victorian's Barbecue, with more to come.
Tickets are $65 and include samples from each of the barbecue competition entries as well as Saint Arnold beer.
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