Here's a look at this week's hottest culinary happenings:
Monday, June 28
Fancy Steak Night at Johnny's Gold BrickThe Fancy Steak Nights at Johnny's Gold Brick, 2518 Yale, continue with Lucas McKinney of Hay Merchant. Steaks, cocktails and good times will be served starting at 6 p.m. (until sold out). Plates are $20 and all proceeds benefit the Southern Smoke Foundation’s mental health initiative.
Tuesday, June 29
Opening of One Fifth: Red Sauce ItalianOne Fifth Houston, 1658 Westheimer, is introducing its next concept on Tuesday, June 29: Red Sauce Italian. The concept will serve the Italian-American food that we grew up eating, spaghetti and meatballs, baked pastas, chicken parmesan, and more; and Chris Shepherd will pay also homage to some of his friends with dishes on the menu, including Pass and Provisions’ Caesar salad, Monteverde's Ragù alla Napoletana (tomato braised pork osso bucco, meatballs, cacciatore sausage, fusilli rustic, broccoli rapini) and his childhood favorite, Mr. C’s toasted ravioli. Pastry director Victoria Dearmond’s dessert menu includes tiramisu and a Hearth-baked chocolate torte. Shepherd and team is excited about the concept, and an end date has not been decided.
Wednesday, June 30
Houston Chef Series at La GrigliaLandry’s Signature Group invites guests to its annual Houston Chef Series, a celebration starring the restaurant group’s award-winning executive chef on select Wednesday evenings beginning through August 7. LSG restaurants will host private and exclusive dining experiences based on this year’s theme, “A Global Culinary Adventure,” with this week’s dinner featuring a German-inspired dinner with chef Teli Trikilis of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, 5061 Westheimer. Cost is $99.
Friday, July 2
FriYay Rosé Courtyard Tasting at Brennan’sBrennan’s, 3300 Smith, is celebrating rosé season with the return of its FriYay Rosé courtyard wine tasting on Friday, July 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. The walk-around tasting will feature light bites and a sampling of rosés curated by wine guy Rich Carter. Tickets are $25++ per person.
Two-Year Anniversary Fiesta at Monkey’s TailIn honor of its two-year anniversary, Monkey’s Tail, 5802 Fulton, will be hosting an All-Day Fiesta, featuring games, food specials and more. Guests can spin the wheel of fortune to earn buy-one-get-one free drinks, a free shot, swag and other prizes; and dig into double Chango Burgers for $7 all day.
All month long (July)
Enchiladas of the Month at Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen
Beginning July 1, Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway, 1140 Eldridge, is kicking off a six-month adventure dubbed “Enchilada of the Month.” Each month, chef-owner Sylvia Cesares will be be creating new enchilada creations, starting with the star-spangled Enchilada Potosinas in July. The dish features potatoes, onions, carrots and queso fresco rolled in a guajillo-spiced tortilla and topped with Mexican cream and shredded lettuce, served with rice and beans or a Caesar salad for $14.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
New and ongoing specials