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Here’s a look at this week’s hottest culinary events:
Monday July 12th
Pro-Choice Summer 2021 Happy Hour Series at the Dandelion Café
The local, women-led organization I’ll Have What She’s Have, which brings together chefs, hotel professionals and doctors to raise health awareness and improve access to health care, continues its Pro-Choice Summer 2021 happy hour series, a response to the “heartbeat” abortion ban is due to come into effect this fall. The series runs every Monday in July and August and benefits organizations such as Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Clinic Access Support Network, the Lilith Fund, and others. Next up is an event from 3pm to 6pm at Dandelion Café, 5405 Bellaire, on Monday July 12th with talented mixologist Lainey Collum at the helm of the Houston bartenders. The happy hour event donates 20 percent of all menu sales to the Avow Texas Foundation.
Wednesday July 14th
Dinner with wine accompaniment at Le Colonial
Le Colonial, 4444 Westheimer, presents a collection from renowned French winemaker Joseph Drouhin, along with a decadent menu curated by chef Charlie Ho, with an exclusive dining experience from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The highlights of the menu include crab and yuzu, braised sable fish with bok 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.
Summer wine series at Onion Creek
Onion Creek, 3106 White Oak, is launching a Summer Wine Series offering offers for wine lovers and people who want to learn more about wine. The first event features five boutique wines, charcuterie, and tasting tips for $ 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The class characteristic is Sparkling & Rose with Jimmy Peterson from Veno Vero.
Houston Chef Series at the Grotto Downtown
Landry’s Signature Group invites guests to their annual Houston Chef Series, a celebration with the restaurant group’s award-winning chef on select Wednesday evenings through August 7th. LSG restaurants offer private and exclusive culinary experiences on this year’s theme “A Global”. Culinary Adventure ”with this week’s dinner with a menu inspired by English cuisine by chefs Ricky Cruz and Sean Hochstein in the Grotto Downtown, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas. The cost is $ 99.
Caviar specials at Tony’s
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. Call 713-622-6778 or visit tonyshouston.com for reservations.
Saturday 17th July
St. Arnold Downtown Pub Crawl Saturday July 17th
The St. Arnold Pub Crawls are back, starting with a downtown bar hop that starts and ends in Market Square Park. Crawlers can pick up their punch cards from 2pm to 3pm and then head to pubs like Angel Share, Bovine & Barley, El Big Bad, McIntyre’s, and more before heading back to the park to pick up their well-deserved pint glass at 6 p.m.
Curated caviar happenings with the Berg Hospitality Group
Berg Hospitality Group has launched a bespoke Royal White Sturgeon caviar service that is permanently offered as part of the curated caviar service at B&B Butchers & Restaurant in Houston and Fort Worth, The Annie Café & Bar, and Turner’s. In honor of the launch, the restaurant group is holding two events: The Ultimate High Tea & Caviar Soirée at The Annie Café & Bar, 1800 Post Oak, starting on Saturday, July 17th at 2pm; and Turner’s After Dark: A 6-course wine and caviar dinner at Turner’s, 1800 Post Oak, starting Sunday, July 18 at 5:30 PM.
Sunday 18th July
Free scoops for National Ice Cream Day at Craft Creamery
The locally run ice cream parlor Craft Creamery, 1338 Westheimer, is run by a chef and opens its official store and its new brand identity just in time for National Ice Cream Day. To celebrate, customers will receive a free ball from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The ice cream parlor will also serve several creative flavors, including Oaxaca ‘Hot’ Chocolate, BBQ Brisket, Cacio e Pepe, Jalapeno Corn Bread, Tomato Tarragon, and Balsamic Strawberry, from July 11-18 before National Ice Cream Day.
National Caviar Day offers
The Atlas Restaurant Group is celebrating National Caviar Day with specials in Loch Bar and Ouzo Bay, 4444 Westheimer. Guests can enjoy an ounce of Malossol Russian Osestra caviar paired with two glasses of Veuve Clicquot in the Loch Bar or two glasses of Serveaux Fils in Ouzo Bay for $ 99 (usually worth over $ 150).
Daisy Buchanan Lounge, 4321 Montrose, offers a free bottle of Charles Heidsieck champagne to take away for guests enjoying their Russian Osetra caviar ($ 200); Receive a free bottle of Billecart salmon with orders for Beluga Hybrid Caviar ($ 300).
All month long
Four courses, four set menus at Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille
Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille invites guests to celebrate the legacy it has created over the past four decades by offering its fan-favorite Four Course, Four Choices for $ 44 special. The dining experience also includes a $ 25 wine tasting tour.
Limited time pint special at Phat Eatery
Homemade ice cream is back at Malaysian street food favorite Phat Eatery, 23119 Colonial Parkway, and fans can take advantage of a limited-time special until July 31: three pints for the price of two. Choose from flavors like ube (purple yam with a subtle nut-vanilla flavor), pandan coconut with curry sprinkles, and creamy durian. Promotion applies to takeaway, takeaway and delivery items.
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.
Enchiladas of the month at Sylvias Enchilada Kitchen
Starting July 1st, Sylvias Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway, 1140 Eldridge Pkwy, will start a six-month adventure entitled “Enchilada of the Month”. Every month, head chef and owner Sylvia Cesares creates new enchilada creations, starting with the star-studded Enchilada Potosinas in July. The dish consists of potatoes, onions, carrots and queso fresco rolled in a guajillo-flavored tortilla and served with Mexican cream and shredded salad, served with rice and beans or a Caesar salad for $ 14.95 per person, plus taxes and tips.
Tuesday taco special at Tacodeli
Tacodeli, 1902 Washington, is offering a time-limited Barbacoa Taco ($ 4.25) available Tuesday, July 6th through Sunday, August 1st. Made with braised HeartBrand beef cheek barbacoa, coriander, onions, avocado and drizzled with salsa de arbol, it is available all day for breakfast and lunch at all locations.
Taco of the month July at Torchy’s Tacos
Torchy’s Tacos’ July Taco of the Month is the Thai-inspired tuk-tuk taco with marinated and grilled Thai fajita beef, filled with boiled coleslaw, shredded peanuts and pickled cucumbers and carrots, along with sriracha, avocado sauce, jack cheese and fresh mint served with a lime wedge on a flour tortilla for $ 6.50. Guests can combine it with the featured July cocktail, Torchy’s Cherry Limeade, made from Tito’s hand-made vodka mixed with sweet and sour and a dash of sprite and cherry. A portion of the proceeds from Taco of the Month sales will go to Torchy’s nonprofit partners, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation, MD Anderson, and Phoenix House.
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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer always eager to share Houston’s coolest, tastiest events with Houston Press readers.