Here's a look at this week's hottest culinary happenings:
Monday, September 17
Rodeo Goat and Flying Saucer Burger Beer Dinner at Rodeo Goat Houston
Burger and beer fans can reserve a spot to the Flying Saucer Burger Beer Dinner at Rodeo Goat Houston, 2105 Dallas, at 7 p.m. The event will feature four burger and beer pairings including pours you won’t find elsewhere. Space is limited, call or stop by either location to get tickets ($40 per person or $35 for flying saucer UFO members).
Tuesday, September 18
The Great Banh Mi Cook-Off 2018 at Chapman & Kirby
The Great Banh Mi Cook-Off 2018 will be held at Chapman & Kirby, 2118 Lamar, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Local chefs from spots like Local Pho, BCK Kitchen and Poitín 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.
Beer Tasting Series at Third Coast
Third Coast Restaurant, 6550 Bertner, Sixth Floor, and award-winning sommelier David Cook will be celebrating Oktoberfest with a Beer Tasting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Guests will learn about a handful of beer styles while enjoying light bites from chef Jon Buchanan. Tickets are $55.
Wednesday, September 19
Chloe Wines Dinner at Bistro Provence
Chloe Wines will be heading to Bistro Provence, 13616 Memorial, to be part of an evening of French dining and fine wines, with a five-course, wine-paired dinner featuring Provence-inspired dishes. Guests can dine on dishes including scallop and tomato Napoléon, warm chicken and ham paté, Rohan duck breast with cherry reduction, and Anjou pear and chocolate tart. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and cost is $78 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations require a $40 deposit via PayPal. Call 713-827-8008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Macallan Scotch Pairing Party at Brasserie du Parc
Brasserie du Parc, 1440 Lamar, will host a special cocktail event featuring three of The Macallan Edition Series Single Malt Scotches, each paired with a different cheesy bite created by chef/co-owner Philippe Verpiand. Macallan representatives will be on hand to discuss the signature whiskies. Cost is $40 per person and the event runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 832-879-2802. Space is limited.
Thursday, September 20
Come to the Table” Fundraiser at The Beacon
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.
Pizza Making Class at Coppa Osteria
Coppa Osteria, 5210 Morningside, will be hosting Pizza Making Classes every Thursday in September. Each class will be limited to ten 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 at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required and space is limited. Call 713-522-3535.
Thursday through Sunday
Karbachtoberfest at Karbach Brewery
Karbach Brewing Co., 2032 Karbach, will host its annual German festival, Karbachtoberfest, on Thursdays through Sundays from September 20 through October 7. Guests can expect live music, stein hoisting competitions, keg tappings, Karbachtoberfest on tap, German-style eats, and plenty of fun. Admission to the music tent is $10 on Thursdays and Fridays and $20 on Saturdays. Sundays are family days, offering kid-friendly activities like face-painting (Sundays are also Kar-bark-toberfest, so feel free to bring the pup).
Saturday, September 22
Taste of New Orleans at Jones Plaza
The fourth annual Taste of New Orleans will bring some Big Easy flavor to Jones Plaza, 600 Louisiana, from 3 to 10 p.m. Expect live music, art, and authentic Nola-inspired food and drink. General admission tickets are $5.
Whiskies of the World at Silver Street Studios
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Whiskey enthusiasts can head to Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards, for the Whiskies of the World Expo from 5 to 9 p.m. The event brings together distillers from around the world, featuring connoisseurs and whisky celebrities, guided tastings and classes (including one from Mike Raymond of Reserve 101 and The Cottonmouth Club), cigar and whiskey pairings, food pairings, mixology demos, and hundreds of whiskies to sample. Tickets are $120 for general admission (6 to 9 p.m.) and $145 for VIP (with early entry 5 p.m.).
Sunday, September 23
Houston Jerk Fest at India House
Experience a lively celebration of Caribbean food, live music, and culture at India House, 8888 West Bellfort, from 2 to 10 p.m. Named for the iconic jerk seasoning of the islands, Houston Jerk Fest will feature a jerk seasoning cook off competition, Caribbean food booths, custom fine arts and crafts booths, and live performances by world renown Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, and Afro Beats artists. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $100 for VIP.