Upcoming Events: Burger Month, Tapioca Pudding Dessert Specials & More

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On Sunday, July 14, chef Hugo Ortega of Hugo's will join Kata Robata chef Manabu Horiuchi during the Umami Dinner event at Kata Robata. Both chefs have teamed up to create a nine-course menu paired with wine and beverages from Kata Robata's beverage director, Steven Salazar, and Backstreet Cafe's sommelier Sean Beck. The menu will not be decided until the day before the dinner because both outstanding chefs want to use the freshest, most unique and hard-to-find ingredients possible; it's the only way to create a meal that combines every taste under the sun. Seating for the dinner is limited to 40 people, so make your reservations as soon as possible. Each ticket costs $175, and a $50 deposit is required for each reservation.

Starting Monday, July 15 through July 31 Ouisie's Table and The Bird & The Bear are celebrating National Tapioca Day and want you to join in on the silly national food holiday, too. During Timeless Tapioca, both restaurants will offer a daily Tapioca Dessert Special that will include a twist on the classic tapioca pudding for $7.

Got tickets to see Beyonce in concert on July 15? Make it an even more fabulous night by scheduling dinner plans at Quattro for the prix fix, pre-concert dinner. Like always, you can park for free at Quattro then walk to the Toyota Center after enjoying a three-course Italian dinner prepared by Chef Maurizio for just $39 per person. Each dinner includes a free glass of wine at Vinoteca after the concert as well.

For the entire month of July until July 28, BlackFinn American Grille is offering four burger specials during BlackFinn Burger Month. The menu features The Elvis Burger, complete with caramelized bananas, a spread of creamy peanut butter, pepper-jack cheese, bacon and fried onion strings and the Sam's Bacon Jam Burger made from simmering Sam Adams Summer Ale with an apple cider vinegar reduction along with secret spices to make the Sam's Bacon Jam spread on this juicy burger. For each burger sold, BlackFinn will donate $1 to the American Red Cross Oklahoma Relief Fund.

On Monday, July 8 Central Market Houston will host a demonstration wine workshop class, Food for Every Wine: Wine for Every Food. For just $10, you will taste a variety of wines, including Zuccardi A Series Malbec, Cross River Sauvignon Blanc, Lafond Pinot Noir and a few more. Let the beer and wine experts at Central Market show you how to pair your favorite wines with foods that will enhance the overall wine and food pairing experience. For one hour, you will taste exceptional wines and enjoy wonderfully paired dishes.

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