Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary events:
Get early-bird pricing for the 5th Annual Houston Press & Lucky’s Pub BrewFest now through Thursday, March 31. The event will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Silver Street Station, 1501 Silver. Expect a fantastic roster of more than 150 craft beers, local food trucks and live music. Early-bird tickets are $30 for general admission and include eight three-ounce wine, liquor or beer samplings, plus entertainment. VIP early-bird tickets are $55 and include all of that plus access to the VIP area, which will be serving up specialty/seasonal beers and complimentary food. Ages 21 and up only.
Starting Tuesday, March 29 and continuing every Tuesday through May, a "snout-to-tail" dinner series will take over Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar, 307 Fairview, as part of a test kitchen residency. The series is a socio-cultural dining project from Filipino chef Yana Gilbuena, who will introduce a new concept called HAYOP (meaning "animal" in Tagalog) representing her philosophy of "eating and cooking that involves using every possible part of an animal and thus minimizing waste." HAYOP menu items are available for purchase à la carte. No reservations required.
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During the month of April, more than 30 participating Houston restaurants will serve a "blue plate special" to support The Thread Alliance's fundraiser, the fourth annual citywide child abuse prevention awareness campaign encouraging Houstonians to take action against child abuse. On Thursday, March 31, The Thread Alliance will kick off the Blue Plate Special at The Tasting Room - Uptown Park, 1101 Uptown Park, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Sunday brunch just got a little more exciting, as one of the city’s most acclaimed chefs, owner Mark Cox of Mark’s American Cuisine, 1658 Westheimer, has created a new show-stopping, brunch prix-fixe menu. It debuts on Sunday, April 3 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. (last seating will be at 2 p.m.). The cost for the three-course Sunday brunch is $64.95 per adult and $24.95 per child, plus tax and gratuity.
The annual Houston Press Menu of Menus® Extravaganza is coming up on Tuesday, April 5 at Silver Street Station, 1501 Silver, from 7 to 10 p.m. Now in its 14th year, the event will feature an all-new Iron Fork competition alongside an excellent roster of savory bites, sweet nibbles and tasty wine, beer and cocktail samples from restaurants and retailers from all over the Houston area. Tickets are available for purchase in advance or day of (general admission tickets: $55 in advance, $65 day of; VIP admission tickets: $95 in advance, $120 day of).
The 7th Annual Brenner’s Wine Festival will be held at Brenner’s on the Bayou, 1 Birdsall, on Saturday, April 9 from 3 to 6 p.m. Sip and sample from wineries including Josh Cellars of Deutsch Family Wines, Terlato Vineyards and Jackson Estate. This year’s restaurant lineup features eats like beef bourguignon skewers from Brenner’s Steakhouse, a shellfish display from The Oceanaire and house-made Belgian waffles from Landry’s Signature Group. Tickets are $65 ($75 day of) and $125 for VIP.