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Here’s a look at this week’s hottest culinary events:
Tuesday July 27th
Wine event “Rheinstone Cowboy” in the Feges BBQ Spring Branch
In the Feges BBQ Spring Branch, 8217 Long Point, guests can enjoy “Rheinstone Cowboy” from 5 to 7 p.m., a Wines of Germany takeover from white wines to hearty red wines, each paired with a specific dish on the menu (and a range all five wines are offered for sale at a reduced price). Try combinations from Von Buhl Sparkling Rosé with Feges Fried Chicken to Kruger-Rumpf Scheurebe with Beef Rib Bulgogi.
Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon Dinner at Whiskey Cake Baybrook
Whiskey Cake Baybrook, 18840 Gulf Freeway, hosts a five-course dinner at 7:00 pm of chef-prepared dishes and award-winning whiskeys from the Buffalo Trace Distillery. Guests are guided through Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskeys with matching combinations by Michelle Solomon of Sazerac. with dishes from jumbo lump crab cakes to smoked brisket steak fries. Tickets are $ 95 ++ and spaces are limited. Call 832-558-2253 or email email@example.com. Locations / baybrook-tx /
High West Distillery Dinner at the Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar Stafford
Whiskey Cake Stafford, 12575 Southwest Freeway, has a 5-course dinner at 7:00 pm at the High West Distillery. Guests can sample craft cocktails and spirits from the Utah-based distillery while enjoying complementary dinner pairings from Texas quail and cowboy caviar to lamb pot pie. Tickets (limited) are $ 100 per person, including tax and tip. Call 281-729-8333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday July 30th
Summer BBQ & Brews series at Pinstripes
Pinstripes Houston, 3300 Kirby, continues its new Summer BBQ & Brews Series with barbecue in conjunction with a local brewer on the terrace. In July the beers will be presented by Karbach, followed by 8th Wonder (Friday, August 27th). The fun takes place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. while guests enjoy balsamic BBQ ribs, pesto chicken, sliders, mac and cheese, watermelon, brownies, and more on the terrace for $ 40 per person (bowling for an additional charge).
Christmas in July at Present Company
, 1318 Westheimer, invites you to enjoy 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.
Saturday July 31st
Tex-Mex cooking class in Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen
Chief owner Sylvia Casares will be teaching a Tex-Mex aperitif class from 1pm to 4pm at Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 1140 Eldridge, Salsa and Roasted Tomato Salsa. The cost is $ 65 per person and includes all materials, lessons, and a meal. Register online or call 832-230-3842.
Sunday 1st August
Katy Enchiladapalooza at Phat Eatery
On select dates through August 15, several Katy restaurants are offering specialty enchilada dishes valued at $ 16, with 20 percent of all sales going to the local charity, The Ballad House. This Sunday, Phat Eatery, 23119 Colonial Parkway, is serving up curry chicken enchiladas in roti tortillas.
Houston Restaurant Weeks kickoff
The first day of Houston Restaurant Weeks is this Sunday and runs through Labor Day while supporting restaurants and raising funds for the Houston Food Bank. New in the line-up this year are exciting spots like Fegen’s, Xin Chào and The Nash in the city center. Search the entire library of participating restaurants and their HRW menus to start booking reservations now.
New and ongoing specials
Summer Olympics cocktail menu at Eighteen36
Eighteen36, 2221 West Alabama, is introducing a new craft cocktail menu for diners to enjoy while cheering on their favorite athletes during this year’s Olympics, and a percentage of the proceeds from cocktail sales will go to Special Olympics Texas. The drinks are handcrafted to resemble the five Olympic rings, each with a bright color and unique flavor profile, from the Sazerac and pomegranate-kissed Triple Jump to the Saint James Rhum Blank and Blue Curacao-Spiked High Dive.
Hatch Green Chile Taco at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has added the Hatch Green Chile Taco to its menu for a limited time, with shredded spicy pork or shredded chicken with Fuzzy’s signature garlic sauce, avocado slices, feta and coriander with a homemade hatch green chili sauce on a warm flour tortilla. Guests can enjoy the new taco until Sunday August 29th.
The return of Omakase at Kata Robata
Omakase is back at Kata Robata, 3600 Kirby. Chef Manabu “Hori” Horiuchi’s menu varies depending on the type of fish he sources from Japan every day, but it is always a mix of hot and cold dishes. There are only eight omakase tastings per night (not available on Sundays or Wednesdays) and the price averages between $ 150 and $ 200.
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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer always eager to share Houston’s coolest, tastiest events with Houston Press readers.