Get your tickets to this five-course barbecue dinner at Killen's BBQ before they are all gone. Jim Beam and Ronnie Killen have teamed up to bring Barbecue & Bourbon, a cocktail-paired barbecue dinner. The event takes place on Wednesday, June 11, beginning with a 6:30 p.m. reception, followed by the dinner at 7 p.m. Each ticket costs $100 and includes a five-course meal featuring Killen's famous barbecue as well as samples of Jim Beam cocktails. Fred Hoe, a master distiller and great grandson of Jim Beam, will be at the dinner to talk about the bourbon. Call the restaurant to reserve your spot at the table.
On Thursday, June 12, Ruth's Chris Steak House will host The World of Cabernet Dinner featuring five dinner courses each paired with a Cabernet. The meal begins with wild salmon steak and a glass of Guado al Tasso Scalabrone from Bolgheri Rosato DOC. Next, guests will dine on steak consomme with root vegetables and herb dumplings while sipping on an Antica Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The third course features a seared tenderloin salad with mozzarella, beets and chimichurri pesto, paired with a Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon. If there hasn't been enough steak, the fourth course includes a filet mignon served with caramelized onions, a twice-baked potato and sauteed broccolini, paired with Spring Valley Vineyard Frederick Cabernet Blend from Walla Walla, Washington. Cap it all off with an artisanal cheese plate featuring a chocolate-cherry cluster, candied pecans and seeded flatbread, plus a glass of Guada al Tasso II Bruciato from Bolgheri DOC. Reserve your seat at this wine dinner for $95.[jump]
Michael's Cookie Jar has a lineup of activities this summer for everyone to enjoy scrumptious cookies and support local vendors. From now until Saturday, June 14, Michael's Cookie Jar will sell its limited edition Pecan Jack cookies for Father's Day. These cookies are loaded with Texas pecans and chocolate chunks, and are infused with Jack Daniel's whiskey. On June 12, Michael's Cookie Jar will serve flavored milk from Mill-King, a farm located outside of Waco, at both the Weslayan and Pennzoil Tower locations. Then, from June 16 to June 20, the Pennzoil location will host one of its local vendors each day for you to meet and greet, then sample some of the products.
Come to the West Gray NAM Noodles and More on Saturday, June 14, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. to see the Houston Police Department battle it out with the Houston Fire Department to see which team of five can eat the most spring rolls in 15 minutes. While these men and women stuff their faces with spring rolls, you can take pictures and cheer them on, and, of course, enjoy some spring rolls, too. The winning team will receive $1000 for their charity; the runner-up witll receive $500.
If Dad loves to cook, why not let him learn from the best? Haven will offer a cooking class on Tuesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. Chef Randy Evans will teach the Dads (and anyone else who wants to attend) about meals to cook during the summer. It's bound to be a fresh menu filled with fingerlicking-good food. Reserve a spot in the class for $60 per person.