Beginning this Sunday, August 16 and running every Sunday at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. through October 4, Prohibition Supperclub & Bar, 1008 Prairie, and The Moonlight Dolls will be hosting an immersive Murder Mystery Show. The night will take you back to turn of the century Magnolia City, when gangsters and bootleg booze ruled the city. Dance, drink and mingle with the cast and other guests while looking for clues to piece together an intricate “who done it” at the speakeasy casino, The Golden Key. General admission tickets start at $35 per person and VIP tickets (with champagne) are available from $60. Become a part of the show with character tickets starting at $60. Family-style dinner will be served for $45 per person (not included in ticket price). Time period costumes are strongly encouraged.
Tony Mandola's, 1212 Waugh, will be hosting its monthly Third Wednesday Sip and Stroll, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19. Hit the private room and the New Orleans style tree-shaded patio to enjoy refreshing wines paired with the restaurant’s signature Gulf Coast, Cajun and Italian cuisine. Dishes include Lobster Mezzaluna with Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc; and Southwestern Ribeye with Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Cost is $35 per person. For more information or reservations, call 713-528-3474, or visit TonyMandolas.com.
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In honor of the 92 years James Coney Island – now JCI Grill – has been in business, Original Coneys will be just 92 again cents on Thursday, August 20 (available at all 20 locations). Don’t worry Cheese Coney lovers, gooey cheese can be added for a mere 30 cents. The last and final 92 cent celebration will be on Thursday, September 17.
For two nights (Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22), Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen Restaurant, 2327 Post Oak, will transform into the Borsch Belt Pop-up: Ziggy’s Roumanian Steak House. Based on Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse – the New York Lower East Side restaurant that was once described as “like walking into a Bar Mitzvah in a basement” – the night’s festivities will feature laughs from Sammy’s Dani Luv alongside a hefty family-style menu. Each table of four may choose two items of each category, including appetizer, dinner, sides and dessert (six people may choose three items, eight people four, or extra items can be ordered for an additional cost). Choices include things like stuffed kishka; Romanian tenderloin steak with fried onions; and breaded chicken schnitzel. Dessert includes make your own egg creams and Kenny & Ziggy’s famous rugglach. The cost is $95 per person plus tax and gratuity (alcoholic beverages and specialty drinks are extra). Reservations are required with payment guaranteed in advance. The pop-up opens at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, August 29 from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Camerata at Paulie’s, 1834 Westheimer, will be hosting a TEXSOM Takeaways wine class. Every year, Camerata closes so that so that the staff can attend the three day TEXSOM sommelier conference in Dallas. That way, they can bring their wine knowledge back to Houston. In this class, guests will taste and discuss some of the wines that stood out in TEXSOM2015. Expect lots of new and exciting wines. Tickets ($60) are available for purchase.
Downtown lunches just got easier, thanks to additions to the Ballpark Cafe menu at The Westin Houston Downtown, 1520 Texas. Executive Chef Oscar Mejia has created a three-course lunch menu that changes daily to cater to customers seeking an affordable option for business-focused lunches. Options include things such as Southwest corn soup, Mexican roast pork sandwiches, and tres leches. Ballpark Cafe will offer the three-course lunches for $14 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Each meal can be prepared within ten minutes to provide maximum flexibility for busy guests who seek a delicious yet timely lunch for the work week.