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Make a note in the calendar, because you don’t want to miss these delicious culinary experiences:
Chef Aaron Bludorn created his proprietary hot sauce mix of Caribbean, Carolina Reapers, Habaneros, Habanadas, Aji Dulce and Cayenne Peppers, as well as dried mango and white vinegar, and made them at his first restaurant of the same name, Bludorn, 807 Taft. Due to popular demand, Eight Zero Seven Hot Sauce is now available by the bottle, online, or in a restaurant for $ 10.
UB Preserv, 1609 Westheimer, has added a cocktail to the menu in favor of the Montrose Center. The drink, called The Library is Open, is made with dry gin, lemon, hibiscus, Becherovka, orgeat, and melon and costs $ 13, with $ 1 going to the Montrose Center now through June. The popular restaurant will host a Pride-themed brunch on Sunday June 27, with a portion of the proceeds also donated to the Montrose Center. Guests and staff are encouraged to dress up, and Nick Wong plans to put a few Pride-themed dishes on the menu.
On Sunday, June 20 at 7:00 pm, Caroline will host “Honor the Father,” a guided tasting with Adam Harris – an award-winning senior ambassador to James B. Beam Distilling Co. at Reservation 101.1201 Book, a collection of limited, annual blends from Freddie Noe in the Beam Distillery, the 8th generation distiller. Guests are greeted with a complimentary glass of Beam Highball and light snacks are served. Tickets are $ 75.
Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen & Restaurant, 2327 Post Oak, is celebrating National Chocolate Éclair Day (Tuesday June 22) with its world’s largest chocolate éclair for $ 8 (usually $ 12.95).
Max’s Wine Dive’s Montrose location, 214 Fairview, will celebrate the Pride Pop Fantasy Wine Dinner with a Pride Pop Fantasy Wine Dinner on Thursday June 24th at 7pm. Chef Andre Walker will serve up a colorful four-course meal paired with One Hope wines, with dishes like brie puff pop, pork belly, and rainbow crpe. The cost is $ 60 per person for dinner or $ 75 per person for dinner and an exclusive Max’s Pride t-shirt. Call 713-528-9200 for reservations.
In recognition of National Catfish Day on June 25th, Ousie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe, is bringing back an old lunch special: the catfish po’boy. The large sandwich consists of crispy fried catfish made from cornmeal, lettuce, tomatoes and Ouisie’s own special tartar sauce between two slices of baguette bread, served with a choice of coleslaw or homemade french fries for $ 16 plus tax and tip. The National Catfish Day Po’boy is only available for lunch.
The Indie Chefs Community brings the first ever food festival of its kind to Houston. Held at the Heights House Hotel, 100 West Cavalcade, August 21 through September 5, COMMUNE will spotlight a number of over 200 chefs in a series of pop-ups, communal dinners, round tables, and more. with a focus on giving back to the community, advocating for social justice and addressing systemic issues the hospitality industry faces. Lone Star chefs include Justin Yu from Theodore Rex, Misti Norris from Petra & the Beast in Dallas, and Philip Speer from Austin’s Comedor (full chef line-up and event schedule will be announced in late June). Half of all net sales from the first week go to Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate. Activation tickets range from $ 50 to $ 500 per event, and week-long VIP passes and all-access passes are also available.
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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer always eager to share Houston’s coolest, delicious events with Houston Press readers.