Things To Do

Upcoming Houston Food Events: Master Coffee Basics at Blacksmith

Do you often brew coffee at home and need some help troubleshooting? Do you travel and want to learn how to put together a brewing travel kit? Take the Brewing 300: Learning to Brew Anywhere class, held on Monday, March 21 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Blacksmith, 1018 Westheimer. Tickets are $80 per person. Blacksmith will also be hosting an intimate and hands-on Latte Art 100: Learning About Latte Art class on Monday, March 28 for $150 person.

Executive chef Cedric Vernin of Bistro Provence, 13616 Memorial, will be celebrating all things coq au vin by offering the rustic dish as a blackboard special for just $13 on Tuesday, March 22.

CityCentre District has partnered with Dress for Success to kick off spring cleaning, and bring you a cocktail party to boot, at CityCentre Plaza, 800 Town & Country, on Wednesday, March 23 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Between Saturday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 23, donate any three items, including gently used women’s suits, black handbags, closed-toe shoes, interview-appropriate scarves and business portfolios, to receive complimentary admission to the cocktail party. CityCentre drop-off points are good at Alvin Gee Photography, Brio Tuscan Grille, Charming Charlie, Elaine Turner and Seasons 52. Without a clothing drop-off, you can still secure admission to the cocktail party with a $30 suggested donation to Dress for Success. Tickets are available online now at TX.AG/LITTLEBLACKSUIT or may be purchased at the door. Guest will enjoy light bites from The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Seasons 52 and Salata. Sips are provided by Still Creek Distillery, Karbach Brewing Co. and Tequila 512, and there will be raffles, contests and more.

Starting Wednesday, March 23 and running every Wednesday through April 13, guests can toast to South African art and culture at the “360 Degrees Vanishing” South African-themed Crowdfunding Socials at Boheme Café & Wine Bar, 307 Fairview. The wine bar has teamed up with Art League Houston and creative activist, artist and fashion designer Selven O'Keef Jarmon on the socials, which open the doors for supporters to participate in the final phase of getting Jarmon’s upcoming public artwork, “360 Degrees Vanishing,” installed.  Guests can enjoy fine South African wines from BranWar Wine Distributors and culinary delights by guest chefs and peruse an artisan pop-up shop. The events are free to attend, with food and drinks available for purchase. 
Genesis Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 5427 Bissonnet, and the Chabad Outreach of Houston will be hosting a Texas Style Purim Party on Thursday, March 24, beginning at 6 p.m. Guests can feast on a barbecue buffet, indulge in special Purim drinks, enjoy live music and dancing, and dress up. Cost is $80 per person, and $25 for children under 12 years.

Join Provisions, 807 Taft, for an evening of classic South Texas Crawfish Boil and some of the most exciting sparkling wine being made stateside — Scholium Project's Blowout Blanc & Blowout Rosé — on Thursday, March 24. Provisions will be featuring the two wines and a helping of mudbugs, sausage, potatoes and more for $55. The special will be available throughout the night in Provisions, The Bar & Patio, with special guest Abe Schoener.

Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella, is hosting a Frank Family Vineyards Wine Dinner on Wednesday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. A former Disney executive, Rich Frank produces some of Napa Valley's most popular wines at Frank Family Vineyards. Get a taste of these special wines, including the Reserve Cabernet, which is barrel-aged for two and a half years and is emerging as one of the most sought-after wines in the valley. Each will be perfectly paired with chef Mark Schmidt's menu, which includes dishes such as uni panna cotta with smoked trout roe, truffled lamb tartare with rye toast, and grilled venison with vanilla roasted cipollini onions and toasted quinoa. Cost is $145 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Call 713-861-8666 or contact [email protected].
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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer who is always looking to share Houston's coolest and tastiest happenings with the Houston Press readers.
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