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Upcoming Houston Food Events: Get a First Taste of La Lucha and Superica

Get a first look (and taste) of Heights newbies La Lucha and Superica.
Get a first look (and taste) of Heights newbies La Lucha and Superica. Photo by Jessica Matos
Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings:

The Art Colony Association will be hosting a Cultured Cocktails drinks and conversation event at Bar Boheme, 307 Fairview, on Thursday, September 6. A portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5 to 8 p.m. happy hour will go to support the Art Colony Association. Guests can mix, mingle, and meet the the producers of Bayou City Art Festival. 

Artisans Restaurant, 3201 Louisiana, will be hosting a Truffle Fall Dinner Series, with specials menus set for Thursday, September 6 and Thursday, September 20. Follow along on Facebook for details. 

On Sunday, September 9, the Houston Dairymaids and Saint Arnold Brewing Company will be teaming up for a Beer and Cheese Tasting, held at Saint Arnold Brewery, 2000 Lyons, from 2 to 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy
handcrafted beers with Texas-made for $30 per person (make your reservations online).

The Grove, 1611 Lamar, continues its Sunday Supper dinner series with a special event on Sunday, September 9. Guests can enjoy the restaurant in a private event setting with a multi-course, family-style dinner and interactive cocktail hour. The event is limited to 40 seats. Dinner is $50 per person and includes a welcome cocktail, valet and gratuity. Wine pairings can be added for $20, and a cash bar will also be available. Sunday Supper is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 29, August 19 and September 9. 

Get a first look at restaurateur Ford Fry’s newest concepts, Lucha and Superica, 1801 North Shepherd, on Sunday, September 9, from 2 to 6 p.m. The pre-opening celebration will feature Gulf-centric and Tex-Mex bites from chef Bobby Matos (a sampling of what’s to come), set to live music from reggae band Idiginis. Wine, beer and specialty cocktails available for purchase throughout the evening, with 100-percent of the cocktail proceeds benefiting the Southern Foodways Alliance and its mission to celebrate the diverse food cultures of the American South. While entry is free and open to the public, spots must be reserved in advance. Both restaurants will open to the public on Monday, September 17.

Houston Food Bank’s f.r.e.s.h. young professionals and IKEA Houston are teaming up for the Hunger Dinner, an eye-opening event on the reality of hunger, held at Houston Food Bank Community Room, 535 Portwall, on Thursday, September 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.). The event raises funds for the Houston Food Bank and is intended to raise awareness of the issue of hunger, especially in Houston. Participants will draw a ticket that randomly assigns them an income level, then receive a meal that represents their income tier. The event will be followed by a reception with dinner provided by IKEA. Tickets are $20 for f.r.e.s.h. members and IKEA family members and $25 for the general public. All proceeds benefit Houston Food Bank. Price includes food, drinks and swag bag. 

click to enlarge Snag tickets now for our annual The Morning After bottomless brunch event. - PHOTO BY ERIC SAUSEDA
Snag tickets now for our annual The Morning After bottomless brunch event.
Photo by Eric Sauseda
Our bottomless brunch event, The Morning After, is coming up on Saturday, September 29. Held at the Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the event will feature endless brunch bites from over 25 Houston-area restaurants, including brunch favorites from Max’s Wine Dive and Bosscat Kitchen & Libations to Snooze and Peña’s Donuts & Diner, plus cocktail and beer sampling and boozy juice and bubbly bars. Tickets are $40 in advance ($50 day of) for general admission and $65 in advance ($75 day of) for VIP.
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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer who is always looking to share Houston's coolest and tastiest happenings with the Houston Press readers.
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