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In honor of Women’s History Month, Etoile Cuisine and Brasserie du Parc mixologist Kimberly Paul and White Elm Cafe Chef Jamie Orlacchio will meet for an evening of drinks and imaginative desserts on Monday March 1st at Bovine & Barley, 416 Main. The baroque It! Event starts at 4 p.m. with seats (limited) every hour. The cost is US $ 35 per person plus tax and tip. Call 713-485-5980.
This year, our annual Tacolandia event is moving into the very first Houston Press Tacolandia Taco Stop, on Tuesday March 2nd. Taco Card Holders at Silver Street Studios can have a special Taco Runway with tacos in a variety of styles from a number of Houston’s finest restaurants, with pick up times between 4pm and 8pm. The transit also offers guests the option to pick up a beverage package of adult drinks, from an El Jimador Margarita to 11 Below Brews. Tickets are $ 29 (prices will go up).
Bar manager Emily Schmeltz will entertain the guests with her bespoke creations on Thursday, March 4th at 6.30 p.m. at a special Sagamore Rye Whiskey Cocktail Class in Potente, 1515 Texas. The course features a live demo in the Potente Bar, as well as craft cocktails and small plates to pair next to. Tickets are $ 55 per person plus tax and tip.
Following the devastating Uri winter storm, Southern Smoke launched a Texas Winter Storm Relief Fund to support affected workers in the food and beverage industry, from frozen crops and damaged homes to restaurants that are closing again. Those affected can apply for financial support online, and those who want to help can donate directly to the newly established fund.
Chef Aaron Bludorn is one of the chefs who remains steadfastly true to his mission to support the troubled hospitality industry by launching a collaboration dinner series with national chefs to benefit the foundation’s new Texas Winter Storm Relief Fund. The first dinner will take place on Thursday, March 11th, at Bludorn, 807 Taft, with longtime friends, Per Se Alaun, chef Matthew Peters and Boulud Sud’s former chef, Travis Swikard. Guests can enjoy a five-course meal – with features from Ora King Salmon Crudo and RC Ranch Pork Terrine to Crawfish and Bandera Quail – for $ 105 per person and $ 35 for children (under ten) plus drinks, taxes and tips. A portion of the proceeds from the dinner will go to the new Southern Smoke Foundation fund. Tickets and reservations are required.
Kenny & Ziggy’s, 2327 Post Oak, will include the brand new The Express Haggadah with its seder meals, including local orders that are picked up at the deli and the Passover-in-a-Box kits that ship nationwide through Goldbelly.com become. The first day of Passover in 2021 is Sunday March 28th. The Express Haggadah is a modern and refined seder service guide created to streamline the worship service to continue the custom of retelling the beautiful story in its entirety. In Kenny & Ziggy’s Passover in a Box there are two pounds of brisket, matzo balls, two liters of chicken soup, five stuffed cabbages, five pieces of filtered fish, carrot soufflé, potato balls, a pint of tzimmis, a pint. contain charoset, horseradish, macaroons and brownies.
Through the end of March, the Katy Taste Crawl showcases restaurants in the Katy area and supports local charities, with each participating restaurant offering free appetizers to ticket holders. Dining options include Chuckwagon BBQ and Burgers, Pablo’s Mexican Kitchen, Phat Eatery, Thai Spice, Tiger Noodle, and more. To participate, buy a $ 30 ticket, download the Katy Taste Crawl app, and visit participating restaurants to redeem vouchers.
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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer always eager to share Houston’s coolest, tastiest events with Houston Press readers.