Mama Mandola's rich and bold gumbo deserves to be celebrated.EXPAND
Mama Mandola's rich and bold gumbo deserves to be celebrated.
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Upcoming Houston Food Events: Celebrate National Gumbo Day

Great news, concert goers! Quattro’s, 1300 Lamar, pre-concert dinner series is continuing this fall. The restaurant will offer valet parking for $6 (you can walk to Toyota Center from the hotel), a two-course dinner with multiple options and a free glass of wine at the Lobby Bar after the concert’s end (just show your concert ticket and dinner receipt). The two-course Quattro Concert Dinner sells for $32 plus tax and gratuity. But guests can also opt for a three course buffet dinner for $39, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.

Get ready for a celebration of bubbles all week long. From Sunday, October 4 though Saturday, October 10, The Tasting Room Uptown Park, 1101 Uptown Park, is hosting Bubbles Week. Effervescent events include a Dom Perignon Dinner on Wednesday; a Le Mini Moet Carnival on Thursday; and a Saturday Sippers bubbles tasting, where you’ll taste four bubbly wines for $16. 

Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen, 1212 Waugh, will be offering half-off gumbo for National Gumbo Day on Monday, October 12. Get a cup of the crawfish-topped, seafood loaded good stuff for $3.50, a bowl for $5, and add a draft of Schooners for another $5. 

KUU Restaurant, 947 Gessner will be hosting Revana/Alexana/Corazon Del Sol Wine Dinner with local cardiologist and winery owner Dr. Madaiah Revana on Monday, October 12. Guests can expect an extraordinary night featuring wines from Dr. Revana’s Napa, Oregon and Argentina vineyards, paired with Executive Chef Adison Lee's modern Japanese cuisine. Cost is $175 per person, plus tax and tip. Limited seating is available. For reservations, call 713-461-1688.

The Galveston Restaurant Association's 43rd Epicurean Evening, “A Taste of the Gulf” will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13 at Moody Gardens Convention Center, 7 Hope. Food enthusiasts can sample items from more than 60 participating restaurants and beverage vendors, including Farley Girls Cafe, Rudy & Paco Restaurant, and Olympia Grill. Tickets are $40 at the door or $35 when purchased in advance from participating restaurants, with proceeds benefiting the Francisco “Paco” Vargas Scholarship Fund at Galveston College.

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