Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings:
Tickets are now on sale for King's Oktoberfest
, which kicks off Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7 at King’s Biergarten
, 1329 East Broadway, and Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21 at King’s BierHaus
, 2044 East T C Jester. Tickets for both events go on sale next week. General admission tickets are $10 for a single day pass and $20 for a weekend pass. For the extreme “Oktoberfester” double weekend pass is available for $30. Party goers can expect special events like the Bavarian Strongman Competition, arm wrestling, Oktoberfest photobooths, a beer pong competition, bands, shopping with local vendors and craftsmen (Heights only), and adult carnival games from Bavarian bull riding and jousting to a celebrity dunking booth. Of course, there will also be a variety of wursts, smoked ribs, eight-hour roasted turkey legs, German chocolate cake and biers. A portion of proceeds from this year’s Oktoberfest festivities will benefit The Sitter Foundation, which was launched shortly after Hurricane Harvey and supports families who have experienced sudden tragedies.
, 3422 Allen, will host its next Chefs + Brewers Dinner
on Thursday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will feature a meal paired with craft beers from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company for $75 per person. Book online or call 713-360-6477.
Guests are invited Bourbon Benefit Dinner
at Truluck’s Woodlands
, 1900 Hughes Landing, on Friday, September 14. 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.
, 3201 Louisiana, will host a Perrier-Jouet & G.H. Mumm Champagne Dinner
on Friday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. Elise Cordell will be the guest speaker, and guests can enjoy five courses — from butter-poached lobster and seared diver scallop to truffle-stuffed chicken in garlic cream — for $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call 713-529-9111 or book online.
The Great Banh Mi Cook-Off 2018
This duck banh mi by Trung Nguyen of Ka Sushi won Judge's Choice in 2016.
Photo by Mai Pham
will be held at Chapman & Kirby
, 2118 Lamar Street, on Tuesday, September 18 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Local chefs from spots like Local Pho
, BCK Kitchen
will be bringing their best banh mi
to the table, competing for both People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice awards. Tickets are $30 and include food and bite-sized dessert.
On Thursday, September 20, Houston Culinary masters will join together to prepare a four-course dinner for the annual “Come to the Table” Fundraiser
at The Beacon
, 1212 Prairie. Beginning with a garden party at 6 p.m. and followed by dinner at 7 p.m., the event helps The Beacon’s efforts in providing essential and next-step services to restore hope and help end homelessness in Houston. This year’s lineup of featured chefs includes Kathy Elkins of Harold’s in the Heights
, Jean-Philippe Gaston from Izakaya
, Anita Jaisinghani from Pondicheri
, Ryan Lachaine from Riel
, Joe Cervantes from Brennan’s of Houston
, Maurizio Ferrarese of Sud Italia Ristorante
, and more. Tickets start at $500.