Here's a look at this week's hottest culinary happenings:
All month long
Uptown Dine Around
Showcasing Uptown Houston’s culinary diversity, the second annual Uptown Dine Around runs through Sunday, June 30. Guests can get limited-time, prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at 19+ Uptown eateries, including Bloom & Bee, Etoile Cuisine et Bar, La Table, Moxies Grill and Bar, Peli Peli, Songkran Thai Kitchen, Yauatcha and more.
Monday, June 17
Chefs in the Field A Tomato Tribute at Hope Farms
Recipe for Success Foundation will host a Chefs in the Field A Tomato Tribute at Hope Farms, 10401 Scott, at 6:30 p.m. The event will pay tribute to more than two dozen types of luscious tomatoes grown locally at Hope Farms, with chefs participating in the three-course dinner including Dylan Murray of Local Foods and Benjy’s, Ben McPherson of BOH Pasta & Pizza and Troy Guard of the soon-to-open Guard and Grace. Cost is $75 for Cocktails and Tomato Tasting; and $250 for the Three-Course Dinner.
Monday through Saturday
Pints for Pride at Hay Merchant and UB Preserv
Eureka Heights created a special commemorative beer, Lavender Bunny, and is working with bars across Houston — including Hay Merchant, 1100 Westheimer, and UB Preserv, 1609 Westheimer — to give back to Pride Houston. Both of the restaurants will donate $1 to Pride Houston for every Eureka Heights beer purchased through Saturday, June 22.
Tuesday, June 18
Pride Donation Day at Shake Shack Montrose
Shake Shack Montrose, 1002 Westheimer, is hosting a special Pride dine-out at the Shack from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Throughout the day, guests who mention they are with Houston Pride will give back to Houston Pride, with 25-percent of their total meal purchase donated back to the organization. For the second year in a row, the Shack has also launched the Pride Shake, a cake batter shake topped with rainbow glitter sprinkles (starting at $5.69). The shake will be available for the month of June at all US locations (excluding stadiums, ballparks, transit centers and airports).
Outdoor Cooking Series: Burgers at Eight Row Flint
Eight Row Flint, 1039 Yale, continues its Outdoor Cooking Series with grilled burgers on Tuesdays in June. Show up from 5 to 8 p.m. to nosh on tasty creations from Agricole Hospitality chefs.
Wednesday, June 19
Glenlivet Tasting Dinner at Weights and Measures
Guests are invited to a Glenlivet tasting dinner at Weights and Measures, 2808 Caroline, from 7 to 9 p.m. Chef Fernando Rios and Richard Kaplan will be curating a four-course meal to be paired with the classic Glenlivet portfolio, featuring dishes such as duck confit fritters and 18-hour sous vide lamb rack with shishito pepper ragu. Tickets are $100.
Thursday, June 20
Pride Houston Fundraiser at Chipotle
Chipotle is raising money for Pride Houston from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., with 33-percent of sales at every Houston Chipotle directly benefiting the organization.
Friday, June 21
Date Night Cooking Class: Blue Crab at Brennan’s of Houston
Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith, is bringing back its coveted summer Date Night Cooking Classes, highlighting a uniquely different Creole ingredient in each class (Friday, June 21: Blue Crab; Wednesday, July 26: Shrimp; Friday, September 27: New-School Creole). Each cooking class begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by a cooking demonstration at 7 p.m. and a three-course meal for two. Tickets are $150 per couple plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant at 713-522-9711 or by purchasing online.
Friday through Sunday
Lobster Indulgence at Morton’s The Steakhouse
Morton’s The Steakhouse
, 1001 McKinney, 5000 Westheimer, will offer lobster connoisseurs the ultimate indulgence with a three-course, lobster-centric menu for $69 all weekend long. Diners can savor their love of shellfish with their choice of a starter, entrée and a side including items such as Lobster Bisque, Lobster-Cargot, Lobster Thermador and Lobster Mac and Cheese. Guests can pair the dishes with a bottle of Butter Block, Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley for an additional $49.
Saturday, June 22
Summer Solstice Block Party at Yauatcha
Signature dim sum restaurantYauatcha
, 5045 Westheimer, and neighboring high-end fashion retailer The Webster are joining forces and throwing aSummer Solstice Block Party
from 5 to 8 p.m. Guests can expect a fun afternoon of cocktails, DJ, giveaways and light bites. The event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, June 23
Sushi Making Class at Uchi
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Head sushi chef Bigler Cruz and the culinary team will teach guests sushi roll making techniques atUchi
, 904 Westheimer, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The event will specialize in maki, and guests will have the unique opportunity to learn how to make Zero Sen, one of Uchi’s signature rolls. Guests will be greeted with a complimentary welcome beverage upon arrival and a small-coursed dinner following the roll making. Cost is $75 per person, plus alcohol, tax, or gratuity not included. To attend, call 713-522-4808 or email Jessica Brach email@example.com.