Saint Arnold Brewery now has a lunch menu , and it's offered Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Visit the brewery and order the Saint Arnold Daily Lunch Special for $17.55, which includes the lunch special of the day, two extra courses and beer. Order the Meat and Texas Cheese Plate featuring Saaz hop-cured salmon, sopresatta, salami, Houston Dairymaids cheeses, house-made pickles and duck liver pate for $12. If you're feeling super-hungry, nosh on the duck BLT served on Slow Dough wheat bread for $10, or order the Bishop's Burger (half pound beef or quarter pound veggie patty) served on a Slow Dough challah bun for $9 -- add some blue cheese, Swiss, Cheddar or provolone for 50 cents, and bacon or mushrooms for $1 each. The Saint Arnold kitchen will also serve entrees like the marinated skirt steak with hominy, roasted peppers, sweet corn and avocado for $15, and jerk chicken with fried plantains and collard greens for $14. Of course, you can't go wrong ending your meal with a Saint Arnold root beer float made with Fat Cat Creamery vanilla ice cream for $5. Oh yeah, you should also add the daily brews to your meal.
Summer is just around the corner, and the kiddies are going to need some day-time activities. Head to Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt to snag a coupon for a free child's admission ticket to the Houston Zoo (with the purchase of an adult ticket) when you purchase a cup of the new banana flavor frozen yogurt ,which is made with real bananas. Try mixing the banana flavor with chopped bananas, crushed graham crackers and caramel syrup for a cup of banana cream pie, or simply pair it with the peanut butter frozen yogurt. Pretty simple, right? The coupons are redeemable for a free child's admission to the Houston Zoo beginning April 15 through August 31.
Beginning this Sunday, April 13, through next Sunday, April 20, Khun Kay Thai Cafe will celebrate Thai New Year. Owner and chef Kay Soodjai will offer special dishes, including Good Fortune Curry, which is a pineapple curry with chicken, grapes, and chopped tomato in coconut milk seasoned with a spicy Thai red curry paste. She will also make a traditional Thai New Year's dish, which she has named Old Year, New Year; it's composed of two pieces of crackling cod -- one is seasoned with sour sauce and the other with sweet sauce. Both of these pieces of fish are served with vegetables. You can order any of these Thai New Year's dishes, plus much more, during lunch and dinner next week.
Crepes are one of the best foods France gave us, and on Thursday, April 17, you can learn how to make sweet and savory crepes during the crepes cooking class at Central Market. From 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m., the Central Market cooking school staff will teach you how to make a basic crepe batter, as well as four tasty recipes. You'll learn how to make savory crepes with spinach, and ones folded into pockets sealing chicken and mushrooms; you'll also learn how to make a lemon souffle crepe, and the great Crepes Suzette. Tickets cost $55 per person.
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The Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair kicks off on Wednesday, April 23 and lasts until Sunday, April 27. This wine and food event features a variety of seminars, dinners and tasting events each day, beginning with the VIP kick-off dinner on Wednesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $150 and include a seated dinner at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugar Land featuring a five-course Parisian meal and a blind tasting of French and California wines to determine who wins the battle of Old World versus New World. Other events throughout the week include a tequila seminar, The Grand Tasting featuring wines, spirits and food from incredible chefs, and a Sip & Stroll at Imperial Sugar Land, during which you can sample beers from 25 breweries.