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, "mensch out in support of Jewish-owned and operated restaurants, learn to make Pad Thai at home, and help feed the frontline. Here's a look at this week's hottest culinary happenings:
Monday, May 11
The “Mensch Out” Campaign LaunchHouston’s “Mensch Out” Campaign seeks to drive sales and awareness to participating Jewish-owned and Jewish-run restaurants, retailers and businesses, while raising dollars for those in need via the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and the Houston Jewish Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Appeal. Many if the participating businesses are donating up to 15 percent of proceeds from sales on Mondays throughout May, with the lineup including New York Deli & Coffee Shop and The Bagel Shop Bakery, Dessert Gallery Bakery & Café, Kenny & Ziggy's, Roadster Grill at Eighteen36, Cuteheads, Mostly Chocolate & Catering and Three Brothers Bakery. See the full lineup online. Funds raised through the Mensch Out campaign for the COVID-19 Emergency Appeal will provide urgent basic needs to individuals, families, and seniors including food, medicine, and household supplies as well as rental payments, utilities, and other necessary bills.
Thursday, May 14
Stay at Home Wine Dinner at Bistro ProvenceAfter a successful event in April, Bistro Provence, 13616 Memorial, and French Country Wines are combining forces to host a second Stay At Home Wine Dinner this Thursday. To join, call the restaurant and reserve the number of four-course dinners needed. Then, on Thursday, May 14, drive to the restaurant for curbside pickup of both food and wines, set a festive table at home, follow the reheating instructions, and join all your fellow wine dinner partners via Zoom at 7 p.m. Each course—including dishes such as chestnut roasted pork tenderloin and chocolate mousse with red berry coulis–will each paired with four ounces of the selected wine for $68 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call 713-827-8008.
Friday, May 15
Hou at Home with chef Evelyn Garcia
In the first episode of this new series, Kin chef Evelyn Garcia of will host a live stream as she walks viewers through making her latest meal kit — Pad Thai. The stream starts at 5 p.m. and pad thai meal kits can be picked up at Sesh Coworking, 1210 West Clay #18, on March 13-14. There will be some surprise guests stepping in as sous chefs, as well so keep your eyes peeled on social media for their big reveal.
Saturday, May 16
Drive-Thru at Urban Harvest Saturday Farmer’s MarketThe Urban Harvest Saturday Farmers Market is now offering drive-thru service in addition to the open-air market being open every Saturday. Customers can place an order online with their favorite vendor, and guests will go to the second floor of the parking garage near the elevators at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market, 2752 Buffalo Speedway, between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to pick up their orders. /
Feges BBQ Pop-Up at Spring Branch Village ShoppingFeges BBQ is continuing to set up the parking lot of its future location in the Spring Branch Village Shopping Center, 8217 Long Point. Head there from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays to stock up on barbecue in bulk, including brisket, pulled pork, pork ribs, sausage, smoked pulled chicken and turkey breast, all chilled and vacuum sealed, plus family packs and sides available. Orders must be placed by Friday by 6 p.m. for Saturday pickup. When you get to the parking lot, look for a tent and a Feges BBQ sign. Park and approach the table from a safe distance, and let its staff know the name of your order. They will then place your bag on the table for pick-up.
Virtual Tasting with Eureka Heights Brew Co
Eureka Heights co-founder Casey Motes will be hosting a virtual beer tasting of the brewery’s super limited variety packs this Saturday at 2 p.m. on Facebook Live. The variety packs are available in our drive-thru only.
Sunday, May 17
Sunday Feges BBQ Pop-Up at RoostIn addition to its expanded hours at Greenway Plaza (Tuesday through Friday), Feges BBQ is hosting a Sunday Montrose Pop-Up in the parking lot at Roost, 1972 Fairview, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., offering chilled and vacuum sealed barbecue in bulk, from brisket and pulled pork to smoked turkey and sausage, plus sides including braised collards, sweet potato banana mash and loaded potato salad. Orders must be placed by Friday at 6 p.m.
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