Upcoming Houston Food Events: Sip Your Way Through American Whiskeys

Beginning this month, The Durham House, 1200 Durham, is launching its monthly charity brunch series, from which it will donate proceeds of sales to local charities. The Durham House’s first partnership begins with PledgeCents for a rodeo-themed charity brunch on Sunday, March 6. Guests can expect a sophisticated food and drink menu from executive chef Mike McElroy, live music and a rodeo-themed auction/raffle. All of the event’s proceeds will benefit PledgeCents’ mission of helping schools and educators around the world receive adequate funding so they can provide our students with the best educational opportunities In April, the restaurant will partner with the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation for a members-only brunch benefiting the group’s annual Grant Program, which is designed to support, promote and encourage charitable organizations and activities in Harris County.

Join Reserve 101, 1201 Caroline, for an American whiskey tasting on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. The night will be hosted by Bruce Russell, Wild Turkey Brand Ambassador and grandson of Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell. Cost is $20 per person, with 100 percent of the ticket proceeds benefiting Lucky Dog Rescue.

On Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 beginning at 7 p.m., Ziggy’s Roumanian Steakhouse returns to Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen, 2327 Post Oak. The Borscht Belt pop-up  is the deli’s version of the famous Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse on New York’s Lower East Side. Guests can nosh on dishes like tableside-prepared chopped liver; Romanian tenderloin steak with fried onions; breaded chicken schnitzel; and Kenny & Ziggy’s famous rugglach – all alongside frozen vodka bottles and entertainment from Sammy’s house comedian Dani Luv. Cost is $95 per person, with alcoholic beverages and specialty drinks being extra. Call 713-679-8453 for reservations.

Pasty Chef Rebecca Masson will be hosting her second “Dinner with My Friends” event on Monday, March 14 beginning at 6 p.m. at Fluff Bake Bar, 314 Gray. This month’s epic meal invites chef Justin Carlisle of Milkwaukee’s Ardent to the kitchen to collaborate on a six-course dinner, along with optional wine pairings. Cost is $95 per person, plus $55 per person for wine pairing.

Revival Market, 550 Heights, is hosting its next Baking 101 Class on Friday, March 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. Agricole Hospitality pastry chef Alyssa will lead the first-ever Friday night class, where guests will learn how to make cookies, brownies and chocolate macarons. Reserve your spot(s) by emailing info@revivalmarket.com, calling 713-880-8463 or by visiting the shop. Tickets are $85 per person and class size is limited to a dozen.

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