Actions: Upcoming food and drinks occasions in Houston this summer time 2021

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Tacodeli is adding cocktails and dinner features for the first time in its 22-year history.

Photo by Mackenzie Smith Kelley

Make a note in your calendar, because you don’t want to miss these delicious culinary experiences:

While Torchys Tacos is celebrating its 15th anniversary, it is hosting “15 damn good giveaways”. Now through August 31, fans can join the Taco Junkies Rewards Club to win one of the prizes, including 15 years of FREE tacos and a VIP trip to Austin for two.

For the first time in its 22-year history, Tacodeli, 1902 Washington, is launching cocktails and beer along with a new evening menu, available from Tuesday, August 24th. Dinner includes Pastor Yucatan, Mole de Pollo, Escalopas Especiales, Arrachera Flank Steak, and Esquites. The new menus will be available in all locations.

The PlumpJack Collection of Wineries and Mastro’s are jointly hosting a nationwide winery dinner showcasing the iconic wine portfolio, which will take place on Tuesday, August 24th at 7:00 p.m. at Mastro’s restaurants in the United States (including Houston, 1650 West Loop South). The five-course menu features dishes like bone marrow with Alaska King Crab paired with the 2019 PlumpJack Reserve Chardonnay and a ribeye steak with creamed spinach and mashed potatoes paired with a trio of 2018 PlumpJack Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 CADE Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and 2018 Odette Weingut Cabernet Sauvignon. Tickets are $ 350 per person.

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Guests are invited to a special Liberation de Paris wine dinner on Thursday, August 26th at Ouisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe. The River Oaks restaurant will team up with the French wine family for a five-course menu with French-inspired dishes and five of the French wines, with special guest Jean-Francois Bonneté. The highlights of the menu include fried scallops with tarragon sauce, sole meuniere, duck confit with glazed peaches, Provencal lamb chops and pots de creme. Dinner starts at 6:30 PM and costs $ 79 per person plus tax and tip. Call 713-528-2264.

In honor of National Red Wine Day, Sixty Vines, 2540 University, is highlighting its red wine on tap with customizable wine flights on Saturday, August 28th. Guests can enjoy a guided experience off the menu and at three to four 2.5-ounce pours from the 60-tap wine system.

On Sunday, August 29th, Dandelion Cafe, 5405 Bellaire, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a special $ 5 menu of avocado toast, pancakes, homemade toaster strudel, moist bevs, mocktails and more. The family-friendly event will include a local musician, Houston face-painting and balloon art, KICPOPS ice-pops, and raffles and prizes.

Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen Restaurant, 2327 Post Oak, is taking orders for Rosh Hashana through Monday, August 30th (which starts at sunset on Monday, September 6th). Options include a la carte orders, full meal packages, and quick-breaking platters with highlights from brisket, apricot fried chicken, and stuffed cabbage to smoked fish, deli platters, and more. The order will be picked up on Monday, September 6th, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Go online for the order forms and email catering@zigscatering.com, fax 713-871-8884 or call 713-871-8883. The Post Oak location closes at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 6th and is closed all day on Tuesday, September 7th.

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