Upcoming Houston Food Events: Bernie's Burger Bus Joins The Burger Joint for One Night Only

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Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary events.

Pastry chef Susan Molzan will be offering her famous white chocolate bread pudding at Petite Sweets, 2700 West Alabama, on weekends only — starting every Friday until it sells out, now through the end of the summer. It's served with vanilla custard and a house-made tart raspberry sauce to complement the sweetness of the dish, and Molzan has been making this bread pudding for more than 25 years. Eat it at Petite Sweets or get it to go.  

There are a few days left to get Berryhill Baja Grill’s June Taco of the Month: the crispy falafel taco. Made with fried falafel on a bed of mixed greens, topped with pico de gallo, creamy tzatziki sauce and cilantro, all snugly wrapped inside a freshly made flour tortilla, the taco is a tip of the hat to June’s designation as National Vegetarian Month. The crispy falafel taco will be in the Post Oak, West U, Revere, Memorial City and The Woodlands Berryhill stores. It sells for $3.99.  

The Burger Joint, 2703 Montrose, is continuing its series of "Guest Chef" nights, on which some of their favorite Houston chefs create a special menu that will benefit their charity of choice on the last Tuesday evening of each month. This month’s special, available from 6 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, features guest chef Justin Turner of Bernie's Burger Bus, with proceeds benefiting the Periwinkle Foundation. Feast on things like poke rolls and red eye burgers, topped with grilled ham, caramelized onions, fried eggs and redeye gravy.

Bring your sweetie to a Date Night Cooking Class at Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith, on Friday, July 1 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The sumptuous Summertime Blues menu will include Louisiana softshell crab tomato bisque; creole spiced Black Hill Ranch pork tenderloin with cast iron-grilled corn maque choux potato salad and blueberry molasses barbecue sauce; and Tessa's Blueberry Cobbler. The dinner for two costs $150 per couple, plus tax and gratuity, and includes hors d’oeuvres, a three-course meal with paired wines, coffee service, and a demonstration from chef Trace. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 713-522-9711.  

Starting Saturday, July 2 and continuing during the summer, Kenny & Ziggy’s, 2327 Post Oak; 5172 Buffalo Speedway, is bringing back its special Bronx fried chicken. Don't worry, deli man Ziggy Gruber hasn't gone totally Southern on you — guests can expect more of a Northern fried chicken, complete with matzo meal for extra crunch. The Bronx fried chicken includes multiple pieces with sides and costs $21.95. It will be available at both the Post Oak and West U locations.

Goode Company's Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby, will host a “Red, White, & 'Que Fest” Independence Day Bash on Saturday, July 2 from 4 to 10 p.m. The event will feature live music, beer tastings and cocktails in the newly renovated space. An entire half of a cow is being cooked on a rotisserie on the newly built patio. Enjoy newly curated cocktails with the debut of the Orange Blossom bar. Also, sample complimentary tacos, passed appetizers and beers from Buffalo Bayou Brewery. Tickets are $15, with half of the proceeds benefiting the Lone Star Veterans Association.  

Beat the Houston summer heat with some cold beer, music and fun at Watson’s 4th Annual Brew Fest, held on Sunday, July 3 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Watson’s House of Ales, 14656 Grisby. Local breweries will descend upon the patio, and three local favorites, voted for by the attendees, will be featured on Watson's taps for the month of July. Tickets are available for $25 pre-sale or $30 at the door. Each ticket includes a Guinness T-shirt, a Backyard Brew pint glass (while supplies last), beer samples, a Deep Eddy Adult Snow Cone and a "Brew Your Own Beer" class with Texas Home Brewers. 

Though the event is not until Sunday, July 24, you can now purchase tickets for the upcoming Koreatown: A Dinner, held at Underbelly, 1100 Westheimer, at 7 p.m. The restaurant will be celebrating the release of chef Deuki Hong and writer Matt Rodbard’s book, Koreatown: A Cookbook, with a collaborative dinner featuring dishes from the cookbook and Chris Shepherd's Korean-inspired cooking. Tickets are $125 (gratuity is included; tax is additional) and include a signed copy of the cookbook.

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