Monday, April 20
Administrative Professional Week Menu At Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen
A special three-course lunch menu is available through this Friday and includes a starter, entrée and dessert. The main courses choices are: North Of The Border Enchilada Tour, South Of The Border Enchilada Tour or the Petite Tampiquena (combination plate). Reservations are required for groups of six or more. Three locations: 6401 Woodway, 12637 Westheimer and 1140 Eldridge. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $20 plus tax and gratuity.
Administrative Professional Week Menu At Tony Mandola's Gulf Coast Kitchen
This three-course prix fixe includes a starter, entrée and dessert. It will be available through this Friday. The main course selections are Mama's Shrimp & Crab Meat Pasta, Chicken Piccata and Rainbow Trout Almondine. Reservations are suggested. Make one via OpenTable.com or call 713- 528-3474. 1212 Waugh. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $30 plus beverages, tax and 20 percent gratuity.
Administrative Professional Week Menu at Morton's The Steakhouse
Through Friday, treat your administrative professional (or yourself) right with a three-course prix fixe menu at the Morton's downtown. Choose from a variety of soups and salads to start, follow up with select steak, fish and chicken entrées and wrap up with dessert. 1001 McKinney. Noon to 3 p.m. $29.50 plus tax and gratuity.
Enchilada Night At Moving Sidewalk
Chef J.D. Woodward continues his pop-up series at Moving Sidewalk. This Monday, he's making enchiladas. Happy Hour specials will be in effect the entire night and include $1 beers, cheap shots and $6 classic cocktails. Food is served until it's all gone. 306 Main. 7 p.m. until sold out.
Haute Le Pour Bartender Throwdown At Revolve At Hotel Derek
Bartenders Gregg Alston of Kiran's, Eliud Balderas of Boheme, Lainey Collum of Prohibition, Chris Frankel of Spare Key, Chelsea Hylton of Yellow Rose Distillery, Kimberly Paul of Etoile and Reggie Tucker of Sanctuari Bar will all go head-to-head in this drink competition. Guests can enjoy drink samples and lite bites provided by Chef Shannen Tune at Revolve Kitchen + Bar. 21 and up only. 2525 West Loop South. 6 to 8 p.m. Free, but be prepared for valet or garage parking costs.
$4 Per Pound Crawfish At Prohibition Supperclub & Bar
There's no excuse to not get your fill of crawfish today! Prohibition is selling them at $4 a pound until they run out. Limit five pounds per person and there are no to-go orders. Pro tip: buy some beer while you're there. It goes really great with crawfish. 1008 Prairie. 5 to 10 p.m. or until they're sold out.
Karbarch Tap Takeover At TABLE On Post Oak
Houston Beer Week is in full swing. TABLE and Karbach have teamed up for a tap takeover with food pairings to match. Try Love Street Kolsch with Scallop Crudo or Spicy Lamb Sausage with Rodeo Clown Double IPA. These are just a few of the inventive combinations available through this Saturday. 1800 Post Oak. 4 to 10 p.m. daily. $8 to $10 per small plate plus beer, tax and gratuity.
Vintage Focus On Bordeaux At l'Alliance Française
Join Spec's fine wine buyer Bear Dalton at the Wine School at l'Alliance Française for a Vintage Focus on Bordeaux 2009. It's considered by many to be one of the great vintages of the 2000s. The discussion will include details of the vintage and how the wines are developing. 12 wines will be tasted. To reserve your spot, please contact Susan at 713-854-7855. 427 Lovett. 7 p.m. $120 (cash or check).
Cheese Tasting At Revival Market
Drop by Revival Market and for a complimentary cheeses paired with beer, cider and honey. 550 Heights. 5 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21
Added 4/21/15, 8:19 a.m. Saint Arnold Pint Night At BRC
This event is part of Houston Beer Week. Visit BRC this evening for a Saint Arnold Brewing Company tap takeover! BRC will offer suggested food pairings as well. A representative from Saint Arnold will be in attendance and there will be opportunities to snag some glassware and swag, too . Beers on tap include, Blue Icon, Summer Pilsner, Endeavor, Boiler Room, Wagger Ale and Divine Reserve 13. Also, take note that during Houston Beer Week, BRC Gastropub will offer select imperial pints $4 all day long. 519 Shepherd. 6 p.m.
Italian Wine Dinner At Mezzanotte
Cypress-area Italian restaurant Mezzanotte is serving a four-course dinner with pairings. The featured wines are from four different regions of Italy: one white and three reds. Courses include Gambero Casalinga (shrimp with Casalinga sauce) and filet mignon with Florentine herbs. Call 832-717-7870 to make the required reservation. 13215 Grant. 7 p.m. $65 plus tax and gratuity.
Tip Share Happy Hour At Jackson's Watering Hole
Tip Share is an organization that is fundraising to help with medical expenses of service industry professionals. Join their happy hour to learn more and be on-hand for the presentation of a donation to a bartender in need. There will be drink specials, a raffle and information on other upcoming fundraiser events. 1205 Richmond. 3 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22
Brewmasters Panel At Whole Foods Sugar Land
As part of Houston Beer Week, Whole Foods in Sugar Land is hosting a Brewmasters Panel. We bring together our local Houston brewmasters to talk beer and answer questions from the public. It's an amazing chance to sit in the same room with the faces behind the beer all in the same place at the same time. Some of Houston's finest brewmasters will talk about all things beer and take questions from attendees as well. The panelists include Dave Fougren of Southern Star, Rassul Zarinfar of Buffalo Bayou, James Wolfe of No Label, Dave Ohmer of Whole Foods Market brewing, Jake Shiffer of Leprechaun, Caleb Wilson of Texian, Aaron Inkrott of St. Arnolds, Eric Warner of Karbach and Aaron Corsi head brewer and co-owner of 8th Wonder. The very reasonably-priced tickets go toward a flight of beer at the event. 15900 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land. 7 to 9 p.m. $10.
German Wine Dinner At Charivari
The elusive white asparagus will be featured at this dinner that also highlights the Traubenhaus portfolio of German wines. Featured pairings include Pacific Sea Urchin Risotto alongside 2012 Weegmueller Riesling Von Gelben Fels and Arctic Char and white asparagus with 2012 Nauerth-Gnaegy Grauer Burgunder Trocken Pfalz. Call 713- 521-7231 for a reservation. 2521 Bagby. 7 p.m. $79 plus tax and gratuity.
Thursday, April 23
Houston Beer Week At Wooster's Garden
Experience Karbach's one-time-only experimental batches of Blood Orange Ale and German Style Pilsner all night long. First come, first serve and only available while supplies last. At 7 p.m., get a horizontal tasting flight of Saint Arnold Bishop's Barrel versions 1 through 6 for only $15. Only 48 flights are available. 3315 Milam.
Guest Bartender Series At Yellow Rose Distilling
Yellow Rose Distilling's "Mix-A-Lot" guest bartender series continues. This week features Kimberly Paul of Étoile. Visitors will enjoy a special $6 signature cocktail that features Yellow Rose's whiskeys. The series runs through May and leads up to a competition on May 28 where each featured mixologist will compete to win donations to their favorite local charity. The tiny admission fee includes five Yellow Rose samples. 1224 North Post Oak. 4 to 7 p.m. $7.
Learn How To Make Fresh Pasta At VOM FASS
Here's a perfect summer dish: homemade pasta with fresh tomato basil sauce. Chef Tuval Baruch will demonstrate how to create this dish and more at oil and vinegar speciality store VOM FASS in Rice Village. Students will learn how to make and prepare fresh egg pasta, tomato basil sauce, Israeli Salad and Calamansi (citrus) vinaigrette dressing. Some basic knife skills will be covered as well. VOM FASS's neighbor Plate & Bottle will provide the wine pairings and food samples will be served after the demo. Buy tickets here. 2424 Times. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $25.
Learn About German Wines At Memorial Wine Cellar
Memorial Wine Cellar is hosting a tasting featuring the wines imported by Traubenhaus. The Dallas-based company picks wines from Germany normally not found on the US market, including dry Rieslings, Pinot Noirs, Pinot Blancs and Pinot Gris. Justin Bryan of importer Traubenhaus and German food and wine expert Paul Steinbach will be on-hand to discuss the wines. 7951 Katy Freeway. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free.
Glitter Karaoke Pop-Up Dinner
Sous chef Gary Ly of Underbelly is cooking up some simple Vietnamese drinking food to demonstrate the diverse uses of fish sauce. The menu includes Spicy Fish Sauce Chicken Wings, Fried Salt and Pepper Shrimp, Vietnamese Marinated Pork Vermicelli Lettuce Wraps (Banh Hoi) and Vietnamese Papaya Salad. 2621 Milam. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. or until the food runs out.
Friday, April 24
Yoga One/One Love Pop-Up Dinner
Chef German Mosquera of One Love Juice Bar (formerly of Roots Bistro and Restaurant Cinq) is serving a three-course dinner with farm-fresh ingredients in the lovely courtyard of the Yoga One Midtown location. Find tickets and check out the menu here. 3030 Travis. 6 to 9 p.m. $55 plus tax and gratuity.
Saturday, April 25
Jazz and Fine Dining At Kris Bistro
In the last of its "Feast Your Ears" series, the Paul English Jazz Quartet will perform in an elegant, dinner club setting along with jazz vocalist Elisha Jordan. The event will begin with a piano trio and be followed by a concert presentation. A three-course dinner is served alongside, featuring entrée choices of Herb Crusted Baked Haddock or Miso-Marinated Short Rib. Get tickets here. $100 per person plus wine and gratuity.
Sunday, April 26
The Third Annual Houston BBQ Festival
If you don't have tickets yet, don't wait any longer. Everyone who's anyone in Houston barbecue will be here and it's a fantastic opportunity to experience several different styles of smoked meats in one day. Lines can be long, but everyone gets unlimited barbecue samples. Get tickets here. VIP tickets are sold out but general admission is still available as of press time. NRG Park, Green Lot. 1 to 5 p.m. $50 to $100.
Collaborative Dinner At Four Seasons
Chef Maurizio Ferrarese of Quattro at Four Seasons and chef Mark Riley of the Hilton University of Houston are collaborating on a five-course dinner. Call (713) 276-4700 for reservations or more information. Courses include Green Asparagus Risotto with Gulf Blue Crab and Black Truffle as well as Slow Cooked Texas Quail, Wild Mushrooms, Pork Belly and Warm Manchego Cous Cous with Garlic-Sauteed Baby Spinach. 1300 Lamar. 6:30 p.m. $65 per person plus tax and gratuity ($45 for UH students and alumni).
Next Week: Thursday, April 30
Dining Out For Life
Forty restaurants and counting are supporting AIDS Foundation Houston in this single-day event which raises funds locally to help provide care to almost 6,000 men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Houston and the more than 90,000 people throughout the state of Texas who receive educational resources provided by AFH. Locate a participating restaurant near you here.