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The Curry Laksa gets hot for Phat Eatery’s one-day spice challenge.
Photo by Chuck Cook
Make a note in your calendar, because you don’t want to miss these delicious culinary experiences:
In honor of National Fajita Day, Arnaldo Richards’ Picos, 3601 Kirby, is offering his fan favorite Fajita’s Al Carbon (beef / chicken $ 24) for two or more people.
The Herrera family opened the doors to the first Alicia’s Mexican Grille in Cypress in 2006 and is celebrating 15 years with $ 15 anniversary specials all month long, including Alicia’s Nine Street Tacos and Alicia’s Billionaire Rita. As part of the festivities, Alicia’s is also giving away a free year of queso (with every grocery purchase). To enter, visit the Facebook page of your favorite Alicia location or @aliciasmexicangrille on Instagram and follow the instructions to post. The closing date for entries is Tuesday, August 17th.
Phat Eatery, 23119 Colonial Parkway, challenges diners with heat for National Hot and Spicy Food Day, breaking its in-house spice range and increasing the scovilles of its famous Laksa curry ($ 15) to an exclusive level 8 spice. Those brave enough to face the blazing hot curry noodles can get their food for free and be crowned champion on social media if they have the entire bowl ready in less than 15 minutes. The fun and hot challenge is only available on Thursday 19th August.
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Feges BBQ Spring Branch, 8217 Long Point, will welcome winemakers Katie Jablonski (a Feges alum) and Ricky Taylor for an Alta Marfa wine tasting on Thursday, August 19th, from 5pm to 7pm. Tasting by Wee Chef Chardonnay, Oui Chef Chenin Blanc, and Big Lunch, a mix of Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay.
On Saturday, August 21, the Kirby Ice House, 1015 Gessner, is hosting a luau and tiki party with a traditional Hawaiian luau and fire show, island dishes and a roast pork, tropical drinks, Saint Arnold beers, and more. Tickets are $ 25 in advance ($ 45 a day) and include a lei, Malibu cocktail, Hawaiian shaving ice (Malibu style), special photo, and access to the Hawaiian buffet and roast pork.
Due to increasing concerns about COVID, the Indie Chefs Community has postponed its two-week community food festival COMMUNE to March 2022. Until then, gourmets can attend a number of COMMUNE preview events on Thursday, Friday, August 26th, August 27th and Sunday, August 29th. The events, with limited seating and spatial spacing, take place on an area of 7,500 square meters outdoors, including chef collaboration dinners, late night pop-ups, a “Jewish DelicaTexan” experience and more.