Here's a look at this week's hottest culinary happenings:
Monday, May 10
National Shrimp Day at Orleans Seafood KitchenOrleans Seafood Kitchen, 20940 Katy Freeway, is celebrating National Shrimp Day with its Shrimpfest special. Guests can dive into 24 fresh Gulf brown shrimp and fries for $18.99.
Tuesday, May 11
One-Year Anniversary at Kin Dee Thai CuisineKin Dee, 1533 North Shepherd, is celebrating its one year anniversary this month, and in celebration, the Thai restaurant will be showcasing traditional Thai dancing (Tung Wai) and Thai boxing (Muay Thai) every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. leading up to the anniversary on May 22.
Iconic Anniversary Menu at Ouisie’s TableOuisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe, marks 48 years with its iconic menu on Wednesday, May 12, offering a three-course, prix-fixe menu featuring dishes from its early years beginning in 1973. Among the items offered will be Shrimp and Grits,Chicken Fried Steak, Ouisie’s Spud, Pecan Salad and the famed Lemon Icebox Pie. All three courses of the Ouisie’s at 48 Menu are $35 per person plus tax and gratuity. The special menu will be available for dinner only. Reservations are encouraged. Call 713-528-2264.
International Nurses Day at The RusticTo thank our healthcare heroes, The Rustic, 1836 Polk, 1121 Uptown Park, will offer $5 Hot Chicken & Cheese sandwiches for nurses on International Nurses Day, The special will be available all day on May 12 for dine-in only guests who present a valid ID or badge.
Saturday, May 15
National Slider Day at Dog HausDog Haus is celebrating National Slider Day with $24 Cheeseburger Slider Packs (ready to reheat), available for call ahead takeout only at participating locations.
Tatemó x Underground Creamery Night MarketJosh Deleon of Underground Creamery and chef Emmanuel Chavez of Tatemó are bringing another one of their buzzy Night Markets to Houston, held at 4100 Montrose from Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Snag goods from popular local spots like Burger Chan, Click Virtual Food Hall and Two Headed Dog, plus "Top Chef Portland" contestants Dawn Burrell, Sasha Grumman and Gabriel Erales. Wear a mask, expect lines and come hungry.
Saturdays and Sundays
Spring Branch Farmers MarketA new Spring Branch Farmers Market is taking place every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 7202 Long Point.
All month long
National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Central MarketMay is National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and to celebrate, Central Market, 3815 Westheimer, will recognize 24 different American Asian- and Pacific Islander-owned businesses as a part of its ongoing Be the Change campaign. A few highlights include Yummi Sushi, the country’s first clean ingredient sushi program; Mylk Labs, offering a variety of all natural, non-GMO, whole grain, gluten-free and vegan oatmeal cups sweetened with only organic coconut sugar; and Sanzo Soda, which celebrates high-quality Asian flavors without the added sugars, artificial flavors and preservatives.
May Charity Menus at Etoile Cuisine et BarFor the month of May, Etoile Cuisine et Bar, 1101-11 Uptown Park, will join and area-wide effort to help bring money to a building fund for The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, a Pasadena-based domestic and sexual violence advocacy nonprofit. Chef Philippe Verpiand has created two special prix-fixe menus, one for dinner ($65, with $7 going to charity) and one for weekend brunch ($36, with $4 going to the program).
Complimentary Kids Meals at select Galleria restaurantsGalleria restaurants including Blanco Tacos + Tequila, La Madeleine Country French Café, Peli Peli South African Kitchen, Poke Fresh and Shake Shack are currently offering free kids meals with the purchase of an adult entrée. Families simply need to mention the offer to redeem between now and May 31.
May Taco of the Month at Torchy’s TacosTorchy’s Tacos announced its May Taco of the Month: The Tokyo Drifter. It features teriyaki glazed pulled pork, fried wonton strips, sweet and sour veggie slaw, sesame Sriracha mayo and cilantro, served with a lime wedge on a flour tortilla for $5.75. Pair it with Torchy’s featured May margarita, the Raspberry Meltdown, available frozen or on the rocks and made with 100—percent agave tequila and topped with a float of Razzmatazz Raspberry Liqueur. Portions of the proceeds from Taco of the Month sales go to Torchy’s charitable partners, including the Make a Wish Foundation, MD Anderson and Phoenix House.
Brett's Barbecue Shop Collab and a New Snack at YeloYelo, 23119 Colonial Parkway, is teaming up with fellow Katy spot Brett's Barbecue Shop for a limited-time Burnt Ends Banh Mi. Brett’s BBQ, will provide the goods and Yelo will pack banh mis to the brim with burnt ends and all of their signature banh mi fixings like their pickled papaya and carrot slaw. The collaboration will be available Saturdays through the month of May. Chef Cuc Lam has also introduced her latest creation: Lemongrass Pepper Pork Riblets, joining the ranks of snacks like fresh spring rolls, crispy prawn crackers, and chili crab rangoons.
New and ongoing specials