Though social distancing is in effect and bars and restaurants are closed for in-house services, the ever-strong Houston food community continues to truck on. This week, you can support local restaurants by carrying out or making reservations for dine-in service, celebrate Pride Month, hit up the return of a fan-favorite brunch and try out a virtual cooking class.
All week long
Second Anniversary at Phat EateryPhat Eatery, 23119 Colonial, celebrates its second anniversary this month, and chef and owner Alex Au-yeung is thanking his customers for enthusiastic support by running a number of specials, running now through Sunday, June 28. Expect a dim sum menu with options from bbq pork buns to shrimp siu mai, plus specials like coconut prawns and ikan bakar. Guests who spend $50 will receive a free variety pack of Phat Eatery’s new dim sum with your order, frozen to enjoy later (dine-in or to-go). Call 832-913-6382 for dine-in reservations and place to-go orders online at phateatery.com.
Dragon Boat Festival at Mala Sichuan BistroMala Sichuan Bistro, 1201 Westheimer, 9348 Bellaire, 23119 Colonial, will launch a weeklong celebration of the Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday, June 21, marking the occasion by preparing traditional rice dumplings, eaten to ward off evil spirits and diseases. Guests can receive a complimentary order of dumplings with the purchase of $25 or more from their regular menu; and add additional dumplings for $5.50/order.
Thursday, June 25
Dinner at Home with French Country Wines and Bistro ProvenceBistro Provence and French Country Wines are pairing up for another Dinner at Home, this time a four-course, rosé-paired dinner to-go with a Zoom get-together. To participate, call 713-827-8008 and reserve the number of dinners needed; and on Thursday, June 25, pick up the food and wine pairings at Bistro Provence, 13616 Memorial. At 7 p.m. join your fellow wine dinner partners, your hosts and a possible winemaker or two in France via Zoom. The cost is $59 plus tax and gratuity and courses include an amuse bouche; smoked salmon and walnut salad; half grilled Cornish hen with herbes de Provence; and peach and apricots clafoutis.
Friday, June 26
Friday Wine and Cheese Tastings at Weights + MeasuresEach Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., Weights + Measures, 2808 Caroline, will feature different wines and cheeses along with a fun, interactive chat about the regions they originate from. Cost is $20 for four two-ounce tasting portions of wine and a small cheese buffet. This week will feature a showdown of the wines of the USA and Italy.
Saturday, June 27
I’ll Have What She’s Cookin’: Mediterranean DiningWomen-led non-profit I'll Have What She's Having continues its virtual "I'll Have What She's Cookin’” cooking class series (as well as a private chef and meal delivery service, Pivot), tapping Houston’s top food and beverage talent for the interactive experiences. Episode 12 will focus on Mediterranean Dining with chef Mary Cuclis of KRITI Cooking and Catering and sommelier Mollie Brown of Helen Greek Food and Wine.
All month long
Pride Month at Dessert Gallery Bakery & CaféDuring the month of June, Dessert Gallery Bakery & Café, 3600 Kirby, will donate 5 percent of proceeds from all Pride-themed treats to the Montrose Center, a community center committed to empowering LGBTQ+ individuals and their families.
Pride Cake at Three Brother’s BakeryThree Brothers Bakery, 4036 South Braeswood, 12393 Kingsride, 4606 Washington, will be offering a seven-layer rainbow cake in honor of pride month. Order one for $69.95 or try a slice.
Brunch For All at Eighteen36For the entire month go June, Eighteen36, 2221 West Alabama, will be donating a portion of proceeds from all brunch sales, dine-in and to-go, to Camp For All, a barrier-free camp dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs. The brunch menu features classics such as challah french toast, as well as new takes on Greek-American cuisine such as breakfast pitas. Brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for dine-in, carry-out or delivery.
4 for $44 Anniversary Special at Perry’s Steakhouse & GrilleNow through the end of June, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille is bringing back its four courses, four choices for just $44 anniversary dinner. The annual special is now available by request for dine-in Sunday – Thursday, beginning at 4 p.m., and TO-GO every day from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., with choices from Perry’s famous pork chop and fried asparagus to bacon-wrapped filet and butterscotch budino.
Jalisco Menu at Hugo’sHugo’s, 1600 Westheimer, which has reopened for dine-in service and is continuing its to-go offerings, has added a special four-course menu that will change monthly to spotlight a different state of Mexico. In June, the spotlight will be on Jalisco, with several H Town Restaurant team members from Jalisco that helped contribute ideas for the menu, including chef Epifanio Rosas, chef Beatriz Martinez and general manager Manuel Ponce. Dine on dishes such as mango and habanero aguachile, sope de chicharrón with plantain and masa dough cake, birria (lamb in adobo broth) and picones, a savory sweet bread filled with dulce de leche cream. Cost is $45 for four courses.
Pizza and Rose NAACP Fundraiser with Goodnight HospitalityFor the month of June, Goodnight Hospitality is donating all proceeds for every pizza purchased at Rosie Cannonball to the NAACP as well as all proceeds for every bottle of June’s Rosé purchased at Montrose Cheese and Wine. =
HRW Menu in June and Houston Food Bank Fundraiser at RoostThis month, Roost, 1972 Fairview, will be offering a Restaurant Weeks in June menu in remembrance of the life of the Cleverley Stone, a local fixture who founded Houston Restaurant Weeks and brought so much to the Houston food community. Choose from three courses, with Roost favorites including the famous fried cauliflower and coffee ‘n donut holes, plus specials from Waco corn crusted chicken piccata to yogurt and saffron marinated Gulf fish. The menu costs $40++, with $5 going to the Houston Food Bank.
All summer long