Upcoming Houston Food Events: Double Down for Lobster Friday

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

As part of a national effort to bring attention to traditional New York delicatessens, both locations of Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen and Restaurant, 2327 Post Oak and 5172 Buffalo Speedway, will be offering three-course, prix fixe menus during the entire month of August. The three-course meal costs $37, with $4 being donated to the Jerome Robinson Family Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston. With choices offered for each course, some of the dishes include chopped liver, stuffed kishka, Romanian steak, Hungarian goulash, glazed wild salmon, kasha varnishkas, noodle kugel, cheesecake and seven-layer cake.

Berryhill Baja Grill’s next Taco of the Month is the chipotle shrimp taco. Available at Berryhill locations in The Woodlands, West U, Revere, Memorial City and Post Oak beginning Monday, August 1, the taco is made with smokey char-grilled shrimp on a bead of crushed avocado, which is then topped with chipotle aioli, red cabbage, pico, cilantro and cotija cheese. It comes on a flour tortilla and will be offered all month long for $4.50.

To kick off the 2016 Summer Olympics, Harold’s Tap Room,  350 West 19th, has created three special Olympic and Rio-themed drinks, along with a couple of food specials from chef Antoine Ware. Bar manager Lauren Muse has included two Brazilian cachaça liquors, Avua Prata and Avua Amburana, in her special cocktails, including one unnamed drink that Tap Room fans are tasked with submitting a name for in a Facebook sweepstakes. The special cocktail features Avua Prata and muddled beets, lemon juice and simple syrup. The glass is then rimmed with an Olympic gold ring made with golden dehydrated cane juice. Ware has also created two food specials: oven-roasted jerk chicken with herb rice and Sea Island red peas for $16, and Gulf fish with local vegetable ragout for $18.

As a part of its Summer Outdoor Cooking Series, Eight Row Flint, 1039 Yale, will feature sous chef Marcelo Garcia and culinary director Vincent Huynh for a cold fried chicken picnic on select Tuesdays in August (August 2, 9 and 16). Get the chicken alongside picnic-style sides like watermelon and corn and a Boozy “Big Red.”

Don’t miss Lobster Friday at Bernie's Burger Bus, 5407 Bellaire and 2643 Commercial Center, on Friday, August 5. With the success of last month’s lobster Friday (it sold out at both locations by 2 p.m.), chef Justin Turner is stocking up on extra lobster in an effort to make it to dinnertime. Get a lobster roll with seven ounces of tender poached lobster lightly tossed in mayo and served on a butter-toasted, top-loaded bun and topped with scallions; or lobster poutine, with hand-cut fries, butter-poached lobster, local cheese curds, lobster demi-glace and chopped scallions.

Treat yourself to a POKE AKUA Pop Up at Lincoln Bar, 5110 Washington, on Sunday, August 7. Chef Jason Liao will be offering an all-new Hawaiian-inspired menu, featuring dishes like Spam musubi and bluefin tuna and salmon ceviche poke bowls. Get them from 11 a.m. until they sell out. 

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