Upcoming Houston Food Events: Relax With Sunday Supper

Every Thursday through May 26, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, is putting on a special happy hour in honor of the "Sculpted in Steel" exhibition. From 6 to 8 p.m., guests can enjoy exhibition-inspired specialty cocktails, beats from a local DJ, a food truck and vintage cars on display outside of the museum.

Get ready, because tickets for April’s Chef-Led Culinary Tour go on sale Tuesday, March 1 (and these events always sell out). Next month’s tour guides, chefs Travis Lenig and Lance Fegan of the F.E.E.D. TX restaurant group, will take the group on a journey through the eclectic tastes of Longpoint Road, from Korean and Mexican fare to truly awesome seafood. The tour will be held on Sunday, April 24.

Harolds in the Heights, 350 West 19th, will be hosting a Texas Independence Day Wine Dinner on Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. The evening's six-course menu will feature local Texas produce paired with wines from Duchman Family Winery. The founders of Duchman Family Winery will be present to discuss their winery and each of the wines served with chef Antoine Ware's Southern menu, including pan-seared Gulf fish with crowder peas, okra and tomatoes, BBQ Black Hill Ranch pork ribs and chocolate molten cake. Cost is $85 per person. For reservations, call 713-360-6204.

For the first three Sundays in March beginning March 6, Mark’s American Cuisine, 1658 Westheimer, is creating a series of special prix-fixe Sunday Suppers, where groups can come in and have a family-style meal without the fuss. And to add to the relaxed ambience, the dinners will take place in the soothing Cloisters dining room just off the main room. Each menu will consist of the main dish – one week whole-roasted veal shanks, another week a tender chateaubriand and finally, just before Easter, whole-roasted fish – paired with several sides. Cost for these special Sunday suppers is $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. The special menu will be available from 5 to 9 p.m. on March 6, 13 and 20. Reservations are required. Visit marks1658.com or call 713-523-3800.

After two awesomely fun sell-out nights last August, Borscht Belt Pop-Up Ziggy’s Roumanian Steakhouse is returning to Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen, 2327 Post Oak, on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 (starting at 7 p.m.). Deliman Ziggy Gruber will be transforming the Schmooze Room into a Houston version of NYC’s famed Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse, complete with live entertainment from Sammy’s Dani Luv and a spectacular multi-course family-style meal. Guests can enjoy dishes such as stuffed kishka, tableside prepared chopped liver, slow-roasted spring chicken, beef goulash and huge Romanian-style tenderloin steak with fried onions. There will also be a choice of four sides with dinner and a dessert – make your own egg creams and enjoy Kenny & Ziggy’s famous rugelach. The cost is $95 per person plus tax and gratuity (alcoholic beverages and specialty drinks are extra). Reservations are required with payment guaranteed in advance. Call 713-871-8883.

H-E-B is calling all local food and beverage innovators to submit their Texas-based product in the 2016 H-E-B Primo Picks: Quest for Texas Best statewide competition. Participants will compete for the opportunity to showcase their uniquely Texan items and a chance to win a cash prize and coveted shelf placement in select H-E-B stores throughout the state. Those interested in entering the competition may submit their unique product details now through Thursday, March 31 by visiting HEB.com/quest.

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