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Present Company, 1318 Westheimer, invites you to frosty drinks for Christmas throughout the month of July. The festive bar is decked out with a 20-foot inflatable Beach Santa on the roof and Christmas decorations, and beverage director Rex Nielsen has created a Christmas cocktail menu with a mini Christmas tree that the ornaments keep shots on.
The women’s-led organization I’ll Have What She’s Using – which brings together chefs, hotel professionals and doctors to raise health awareness and improve access to health care – is continuing its Pro-Choice Summer 2021 happy hour series, a response The planned ban on heartbeat abortion will come into force this fall. Held every Monday in July and August and hosted by a different bar or restaurant, showcasing a new bar star or chef every week, the series comes to organizations like Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Clinic Access Support Network, the Lilith Fund, and others benefit. Next up is a 3pm to 6pm event at Dandelion Café, 5405 Bellaire, on Monday July 13th, with talented mixologist Lainey Collum leading a cast of leading Houston bartenders; followed by co-owner Lindsay Rae Burleson, who welcomes guests to Two Headed Dog, 3100 Fannin, on Monday, July 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. Leading lawyers as well as medical professionals will be present; and there will be bar bites from cook Anita Jaisinghani from Pondicheri and head chef Roshni Gurnani.
Le Colonial, 4444 Westheimer, invites you to an exclusive culinary experience with the renowned importer Dryfus, Ashby & Co. on Wednesday, July 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. a decadent menu, curated by chef Charlie Ho, with highlights such as crabs and yuzu, Braised sable fish with pak choi, smoked tea and a chocolate and raspberry delice with dark chocolate mousse, hazelnut brittle and lychee ice cream. In the lounge on the upper floor of Le Colonial, guests are pampered with an intimate cocktail reception with handpicked hors d’oeuvres before a seated dinner under the direction of Le Colonial’s wine director / sommelier Trevor Wiedeman, with comments from Chef Ho and the winery representative . William Welch. Tickets start at $ 300, excluding taxes and gratuities.
In honor of National Caviar Day, Tony’s, 3755 Richmond, is offering its premium caviar selection at an exclusive price on Friday July 16 and Saturday July 17. Guests can enjoy caviar by ounce at half price, from buttery-soft Golden Kaluga to rich grandeur. And on Wednesdays all summer, Tony’s also hosts Caviar Wednesdays, offering half an ounce of each of Tony’s four premium caviar offerings for $ 150 per person. Call 713-622-6778 or visit tonyshouston.com for reservations.
On Wednesday July 21st and Thursday July 22nd, Saint Arnold, 2000 Lyons, will host comedian Zane Lamprey as he stops for two nights in Houston on his Zane Lamprey’s Laughs & Drafts tour. Both evenings feature stand-up comedy, craft beer on tap, and some of the most outrageous stories of traveling the world and drinking for a living. Tickets (limited) are $ 25 to $ 40.
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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer always eager to share Houston’s coolest, tastiest events with Houston Press readers.