Here's a look at this week's hottest culinary happenings:
Pies and Cakes at Three Brothers Bakery
Three Brothers Bakery, 12393 Kingsride, 4036 South Braeswood, 4606 Washington, is offering its fan favorite pies this holiday season. Get pecan pie made with scratch-made pie crust and filled with a mound of southern pecans and an ooey, gooey filling. Other pies include deep dish pecan, chocolate fudge pecan, chocolate mousse, apple, pumpkin and cherry, among others. The bakery also offers a seasonal twist on the classic cheesecake with a pumpkin cheesecake, made with cheesecake, pumpkin filling and a chocolate graham cracker crust; and a statement piece at any Thanksgiving table: the Pumpecapple Piecake, a 24 pound, 11-inch tallthree layer piecake featuring a pumpkin pie baked in a pumpkin spice cake, a pecan pie baked in chocolate cake and an apple Pie baked into a spice cake, with cream cheese icing holding each layer together, all topped and covered with cream cheese icing, pecan pieces and a caramel drizzle. All pies are sold on a first come first serve basis Thanksgiving week, so placing an order is the best way to ensure you have your pie.
Tuesday, November 21
Outdoor Cooking Series at Eight Row
Eight Row Flint, 1039 Yale, continues its Outdoor Cooking Series with char-grilled chicken wings from Agricole sous chef Marcelo Garcia, plus pies by the slice from Fluff Bake Bar's Rebecca Masson. The wings will be tossed in a traditional wing sauce, served with a celery, radish and blue cheese salad, with plates priced at $15. Pie slices ($4) will be sold separately while they last. This week, Masson will be featuring Dutch apple and pumpkin varieties. Food specials begin at 5 p.m.
Grand Opening of Pluckers Wing Bar – Webster
Pluckers Wing Bar will officially open its third Houston area location in Webster, 20821 Gulf Freeway. Once open, the new restaurant will offer the Pluckers’ signature rewards program, Pluckers Club, for a discounted $10 (usually $20) through Sunday, December 10. Pluckers’ Club members can enjoy a variety of rewards, including but not limited to free birthday meals, invitations to exclusive events and exclusive specials on food and drink.
Wednesday, November 22
Deconstructed Saint Arnold BB19 Flight at Flying Saucer Downtown
Six different versions of Saint Arnold Brewing Company Bishop's Barrel will be available at Flying Saucer, 705 Main, for one night only. From 6 to 9 p.m., beer fans can get Bishop Barrel 19 on tap along side the three unblended wild yeast variations used to make it, plus BB2 and BB12 bottles.
Drinksgiving Feast at The Phoenix on Westheimer
The Phoenix on Westheimer, 1915 Westheimer, will host a festive pregame on the eve of Thanksgiving. Expect $5 turkey legs, $5 Wild Turkey shots and a good time. The party goes from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Beaujolais Wine Dinner at The Pass & Provisions
The Pass & Provisions, 807 Taft, will host its second annual Beaujolais Wine beginning at 6:30 p.m. For the second year in a row, the eatery is pairing some of the Beaujolais region’s finest offerings with dishes inspired by the capital of haute cuisine, Lyon, France – think pommes lyonnaise with bone marrow and red cabbage, pâté en croute, suckling pig and cherry clafoutis. The seven-course paired dinner costs $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call 713-628-9020 (option 2).
Thursday, November 23
Dining Out on Thanksgiving
Check out our Thanksgiving Day Dining Guide, offering a mix of family-friendly buffets, traditional turkey plates with all the fixin's, extravagant holiday prix fixes with specials like turducken stuffed Texas quail, and a few of spots that offer late-night snack packs.
Escape the family at Flying Saucer
Both Flying Saucer Downtown, 705 Main, and Flying Saucer Sugar Land, 15929 City Walk, will be open and ready to party from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Free Glühwein at King’s Bierhaus
This Thursday and next (November 30), King’s Bierhaus, 2044 East T.C. Jester, will be offering guests a complimentary glühwein, a warm winter drink made with red wine, brandy and spices that is traditionally served in Germany and Austria. One glass per guest.
Friday, November 24
Black Friday Brunch at The General Public
The General Public, 797 Sorella, is moving its weekend brunch up a day to offer some refuge from the Black Friday crowds. The boozy brunch offerings, including $1 mimosas, Rumchata hot chocolate and eats like breakfast enchiladas, shrimp and cauli-grits and cinnamon french toast, will be served from 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Next door, Bowl & Barrel will keep the party going with $1 mimosas all day long.
Friday through Sunday
BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival at Moody Gardens
Originally set for Labor Day weekend but postponed due to Hurricane Harvey, the eighth annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival returns to the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center, 7 Hope. The weekend-long festival will bring more than 400 specialty beers to the island, along with a weekend full of events including the Nacho-Yo Ordinary Tequila Tasting and BrewMasters Pub Crawl on Friday, the Texas Brewery Tasting Tour and BrewHaHa Grand Tasting on Saturday, and Sunday’s Brew-B-Que. Tickets for the events range from $8 to $165.
Saturday, November 25
Brunch Launch at Relish Restaurant & Bar
Neighborhood eatery Relish Restaurant & Bar, 2810 Westheimer, is launching Saturday brunch with a special menu of breakfast items and classic lunch favorites (think Belgian waffles, homemade biscuits and gravy, crispy chicken sandwiches and kale salads), mimosa service, fresh pastries made in-house and a selection of boozy brunch cocktails. The counter-service brunch will run on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In honor of the debut, every guest aged 21 and older who orders a meal during brunch on the day of the launch will receive a complimentary glass of champagne.
Local Love Fest at FM Kitchen and Bar
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Show your love for all things local at this pop-up market and festival held at FM Kitchen and Bar, 1112 Shepherd, from noon to 10 p.m. The day will feature live music, food trucks like Casian King, Oh My Gogi! and Wokker Food Truck, brews from Karbach, Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. and Under the Radar, and top vendors in food, art, fashion, home goods and more.
Sunday, November 26
Decorate a Gingerbread House at Central Market
Central Market, 3815 Westheimer, will offer a Gingerbread House Decorating Class for all ages on Sundays, November 26 through December 17 (there will also be Saturday classes on December 16). For $65 per person, guests can build an authentic Swiss Lebkuchen (gingerbread) house, complete with lots of royal icing, mountains of candy and edible decorations.