Upcoming Houston Food Events: Experience Eight Wonders of the World at Hunky Dory

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

All three locations of Three Brothers Bakery, 4036 South Braeswood, 12393 Kingsride and 4606 Washington Avenue, will be running a “Dunk in Love” promotion throughout the month of August. The bakery will offer guests the option to "dunk" scratch-made baked goods, with the Memorial and Washington Avenue locations offering milk chocolate and white chocolate and the Braeswood location offering white chocolate and parve dark chocolate dipping sauces. Mix and match your favorite desserts, dunking an almond stick in dark chocolate, a chocolate drop cookie in white chocolate, or even the famous giant gingerbread man in milk chocolate. Cost is $1 added to the cost of the treat.

The Guest Bartender Cocktail of the Month series at Hugo’s, 1600 Westheimer, continues with a mordida de fresa (bite of the strawberry) cocktail from James Carrona of Southern Goods. Available throughout the month of August, the refreshing, spicy drink is made with El Tesoro silver tequila, Herbsaint, lime, black pepper and wild strawberry syrup and crushed ice.

NFL writer John McClain will be talking football at a series of Wednesday night “Hard Knocks” dinners, held in the Hearth Room at The Houstonian, 111 North Post Oak, on August 17, 24 and 31 and September 7. At the round-table dinners, guests will have an intimate, all-access pass to McClain and his take on draft picks, position battles, rookies and their adjustments to the team, coaches' decisions, players' lives, jokes and pranks. The dinner is $125 per guest and includes a family-style meal along with beer, wine and valet parking. Dinners begin at 7 p.m. and are limited to 24 guests to ensure exclusive interaction with McClain. For reservations, call 713-685-6713.

On Tuesday, August 23 and 30, enjoy an Izakaya Night with Japanese whiskies and Revival Market sous chef Todd Patterson at Eight Row Flint, 1039 Yale. Inspired by Japanese cooking traditions and late-night izakayas, Patterson will be offering items such as yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) or musubi (grilled sausage and rice wrapped in seaweed). Beverage director Morgan Weber has selected a few of his favorite Japanese whiskies to pair with the food. Food service begins at 5 p.m. and will continue until iut sell out. The regular menu will be available as well.

On Wednesday, August 17, enjoy an Eight Wonders of the World beer dinner at Hunky Dory Tavern, 1801 North Shepherd, at 7 p.m. Chef Richard Knight has created a four-course, British- and European-inspired menu to pair alongside beer and beer cocktails from 8th Wonder Brewery. Enjoy pairings like mussels and chorizo with Intellectuale and spit-roasted suckling pig and poor man’s potatoes with Dome Faux'm. Cost is $65 per person, tax and gratuity included. Seating is limited. 

The Epicurean Project, benefiting the Houston Food Bank, will take place on Wednesday, October 5 at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards. Acclaimed chefs will gather to showcase trend-setting food and menu ideas, offer personal insights and highlight techniques, with confirmed guest chefs including Adison Lee of KUU Restaurant, David Skinner of Eculent, Alejandro Betancourt of Max’s Wine Dive and Sandro Scarafile of Sud Italia. A limited number of tickets ($50 each) will be sold to preserve an interactive atmosphere with chefs for sharing ideas, offering personal insights and highlighting techniques. To purchase, email news@stevensprgroup.com.  

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