All week long
Teacher and Nurse Appreciation WeekTarka Indian Kitchen, 3701 South Shepherd, 721 West 19th, is offering 20 percent off for all teachers and nurses who show their proof of employment when they checkout from May 3-12.
Monday through Friday
Teacher and Nurse Appreciation WeekGrimaldi’s will be offering a 15 percent discount for all teachers and nurses from May 3 – 7 for Teacher and Nurse Appreciation Week. To receive the discount, eligible parties must show a valid school or hospital ID.
Monday, May 3
Grand Opening of Rakkan RamenRakkan Ramen, 600 North Shepherd, will be giving out 100 complimentary ramen meals in honor of its grand opening this Monday. The first 50 ramen vouchers will be handed out at 11 a.m., with the second 50 ramen vouchers handed out at 6 p.m. The complimentary ramen vouchers will be first come, first served, and can be redeemed for any ramen on the menu. In addition to the in-store ramen giveaway, there will also be two social media giveaways on Facebook and Instagram. The restaurant is scheduled to open at 11 a.m. and is located inside the yellow spine walkway found at M-K-T’s Building 5, which fronts the Heights Hike and Bike Trail.
Tuesday, May 4
‘Descent Into the Dark Side’ Wine Dinner at Max’s Wine DiveMay the fourth be with you. MAX’s Wine Dive Washington, 4720 Washington, will host a Star Wars-themed wine dinner beginning at 7 p.m. For $77 a person, indulge in a four-course dinner with wine pairings to celebrate all things Star Wars, with highlights including Outer Rim Spiced Lamb Shank, Mustafar Red Lava Chocolate Molten Cake and more.. Costumes are highly encouraged.
Cinco de Mayo French Wine Dinner atSylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway, will pregame for the holiday with a Cinco de Mayo French Wine Dinner, held on Tuesday, May 4 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will feature six courses paired with six Liberation de Paris wines, with highlights including ceviche tostada, mesquite-grilled quail, petite enchiladas and chocolate tres leches cake. Cost is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Wednesday, May 5
Cinco de Mayo Food and Drink SpecialsMake your celebration plans by perusing our 2021 Cinco de Mayo Bar and Restaurant Guide, which features margarita-fueled happy hours, celebratory fiestas, takeout tacos and more.
Thursday, May 6
National Nurses Day at Ike’s Love & SandwichesIn celebration of National Nurses Day on May 6, all medical workers receive 50-percent off orders at Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, 1051 Heights. Guests must present ID to redeem.
Live Music at Max’s Wine Dive FairviewMax’s Wine Dive, 214 Fairview, will be bringing the fun every Thursday with live music from Gabe Montoya on the patio from 6 to 9 p.m. In addition, happy hour specials on Thursdays will go until 7 p.m.
Thursday - Sunday
Slim Thug’s “Still Tippin’ Cone” at Chick’nConeChick’nCone, 1919 North Shepherd, has partnered with local celeb Slim Thug to raise funds that will support youth in low-income Houston communities, creating the ‘Still Tippin’ Cone” inspired by the artist’s favorite Kickin’ Ranch flavor and Mac & Cheese topping. The restaurant will donate $1 for every cone sold to the Boss Life Foundation, Slim Thugs’ nonprofit that focuses on education programs for young men ages 8 to 24. Slim will make appearances at the Heights restaurant for a fan meet at greet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, and the ‘Still Tippin’ Cone will be available on those two dates and during each weekend following.
Wild Game BBQ Cook-off at Pier 19The Yaga’s Children’s Fund will host its 25th annual Wild Game BBQ Cook-off on Mother’s Day weekend, kicking off with a sponsor party on Friday, May 7 (purchase a $100 raffle ticket to attend) and followed by the cook-off at Galveston’s Pier 19 on Saturday, May 8.
Live Music at The Tasting Room ?At The Tasting Room, 818 Town and Country, live music will continue every Friday in May during happy hour from 5 to 8 p.m. for the first set and a second set until 11 p.m. Experience the live music alongside happy hour specials including half off our French brie bites or Kefta flatbread topped with lemon aioli. The fun continues Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. with songs from a range of musicians including Kevin Diaz, Rick Horner and more.
Saturday, May 8
Puppies for Breakfast at East RiverThe tenth annual Puppies for Breakfast will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Midway’s 150-acre East River development, 100 Clinton, in East Downtown. The event is free and open to the public (with a $5 suggested donation to help local dog rescue and the “Freedom Fence Project) and features a lineup of food trucks offering breakfast and lunch, 50+ vendors and artists, the world’s largest 12-foot dog pinata, dog stunt and training demonstrations, DJ music and photo booths, fun dog contests and more.
Crawfish Boil at B.B. LemonB.B. Lemon, 1809 Washington, is taking advantage of crawfish season three more times before it ends, starting with a Saturday brunch and crawfish boil this Saturday (with boils on Saturdays, May 8 and June 5 to follow). Join for its regular brunch menu, tasty mudbugs cooked by Berg Hospitality's own NOLA native, Jeff Baron, and DJ music from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The crawfish come served with potatoes, sausage and corn for $12.99 per pound with a minimum of two pounds per order. Reservations are recommended and can be made by phone at 713-554-1809 or on OpenTable.
Sunday, May 9