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Upcoming Houston Food Events: Go on a Cultural Crawl of Montrose

Devour a "5 Leches Funnel Cake" at Goodnight Charlie’s, one of the favorite local joints on the Cultural Crawl.
Devour a "5 Leches Funnel Cake" at Goodnight Charlie’s, one of the favorite local joints on the Cultural Crawl. Photo by Ralph Smith Photography
Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings:

The General Public, 797 Sorella, Suite 118, is teaming up with Saint Arnold Brewing Company to launch a special beer pairing dinner, which will be available for $25 per person on Monday, June 25 through Sunday, July 1. The four-course prix fixe dinner includes Fancy Lawnmower with young kale Caesar; Santo Black Kölsch with Uncle Josh’s beef picadillo enchilada; Amber Ale with center-cut ribeye, local butter and wild arugula; and Art Car IPA with house-made vanilla butter birthday cake with buttercream icing.

On Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m., Ouisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe, and the Vermont distiller WhistlePig Rye Whiskey are pairing up to host a four-course rye-paired dinner ($45 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The evening will feature four paired rye cocktails plus a tasting using a number of WhistlePig’s leading whiskeys, with courses including warm panko crusted goat cheese salad, scallop and red pepper grits, bbq pulled pork chalupa and chocolate-caramel molten cake. Reservations are required. Call 713-528-2264.

The Dunlavy, 3422 Allen, invites guests to its first Dunlavy Chefs + Brewers Dinner featuring Eureka Heights on Thursday, June 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy four paired with craft beers for $75 per person. 


The Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford, will host a series of hands-on  “Cucina Conversations” cooking classes this summer, offered on Thursdays, June 28, July 26 and August 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. Led by local Houston food blogger Flavia Scalzitti of Flavia’s Flavors, the classes each be based on a special theme — “Italian Veggie Dinner”, “Italian Street Food” and “Dinner in Puglia.” Each class will start with traditional Italian aperitivi and food bites. Tickets are $60 for ICCC members and $65 for non-members (each class is sold separately). Reservations can be made at Eventbrite or call 713-524-4222 ext. 7.

Several Montrose bars and restaurants will be participating in a Cultural Crawl on Saturday, June 30 from 2 to 10 p.m. Explore neighborhood artwork and enjoy food and drink specials at spots including Catbirds, El Real Tex-Mex Cafe, Goodnight Charlie’s, La Grange and Ramen Tatsu-ya. Cultural Crawl tickets are $15 (with group discounts available) and include a souvenir cup, access to exclusive drink/food specials at partnering bars and restaurants, an online and printed map to explore murals, music and more. Register and pickup materials at Brasil Café from 2 to 6 p.m. 

click to enlarge Get an early jump on Independence Day celebrations with a  Red, White, and ‘Que party on Tuesday, July 3. - PHOTO COURTESY OF GOODE COMPANY ARMADILLO PALACE
Get an early jump on Independence Day celebrations with a Red, White, and ‘Que party on Tuesday, July 3.
Photo courtesy of Goode Company Armadillo Palace
Kick start your Independence Day celebrations with a Red, White, and ‘Que at Goode Company Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby, on Tuesday, July 3 from 4 to 10 p.m. The event will feature live acoustic music on the patio and a free show courtesy of The Guzzlers in the Dance Hall, plus carnitas from its backyard wood-fired spit pig roast. Get two carnitas and domestic beer for $10 in addition to the regular menu.
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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer who is always looking to share Houston's coolest and tastiest happenings with the Houston Press readers.
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