Actions: Upcoming foods and drinks occasions in Houston in Spring 2021

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The non-profit organization Second Servings for local food rescue has launched the first “Fight Hunger” initiative. End waste. Food & Beverage Series held in April in honor of Stop Food Waste Day on April 28th. Throughout the month, 15 of Houston’s favorite restaurants – including One Fifth, Local Foods, 93 ‘Til, Roots Wine Bar, Hando, El Topo, and more – will be presenting a zero waste meal or cocktail, each with a small donation to Second Servings. For every dollar donated, $ 50 worth of food is delivered to a local charity through Second Servings’ food rescue operations.

The CM Cooking School has its schedule for spring courses at Central Market, 3815 Westheimer, with topics such as Make & Take: Asian Dumplings (Tuesday, April 13th and Saturday, April 17th), Seafood & Citrus: A Perfect Pairing (Thursday, April ) announced 15), Make & Take: Tamales (Wednesday April 21), Meatless Meals from a Greek Garden (Wednesday April 28) and more.

On Wednesday, April 14th, Brennan’s, 3300 Smith, is hosting a Sancerre Wine Dinner from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Courtyard). Highlights include Creole crab cheesecake, St. Jacque scallop, Peking-style duck, and lemon tart. The cost is US $ 112 plus tax and tip.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Thursday, April 15th with an exclusive Duckhorn Wine Dinner and is bringing out the Napa vineyard’s “Lot 1981” Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. From 7:00 p.m., guests can enjoy a five-course chef and Duckhorn portfolio wines menu, with features ranging from smoked seafood soup to duck in two ways. Tickets are $ 250 per guest and can be purchased online. Del Friscos.com

YELO is just one of the restaurants in the Katy area participating in this year's Sip 'N Stroll.EXPAND

YELO is just one of the restaurants in the Katy area participating in this year’s Sip ‘N Stroll.

Photo by Kimberly Park

The Katy Sip ‘N Stroll takes place on Saturday April 17th at The Ark by Norris, 21402 Merchants Way, and features sips and bites from local restaurants and bars like Alicia’s Mexican Grille, Mala Sichuan, No Label Brewing, State Fare and YELO. among other. The event will raise awareness and funding for Katy’s The Ballard House and its mission to provide temporary housing and a warm, safe environment to individuals (and families) hospitalized or treated for a serious illness. Tickets are $ 65 for general admission (6pm – 9pm) and $ 95 for VIPs (5pm – 9pm).

On Saturday, April 17th at 6:30 pm, Underbelly Hospitality is hosting a virtual collaboration dinner with Seattle chef Edouardo Jordan and local all-star chef Chris Shepherd. The $ 100 course includes all the ingredients to make dishes like Cajun Gulf Shrimp and Grits, Jerk Chicken and Hummingbird Cake, plus a link to take the virtual Zoom course and a gift box with a selection of items from JuneBaby & Underbelly Pantry (in Worth $ 75). ). Pick-up is Friday, April 16 at Underbelly Pantry, 2526 Airline, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The next day, on Sunday, April 18, at 1 pm, UH is holding “Pickles, canned food and sauces – a virtual cooking series” with a focus on pickling. Guests will learn to make pickled red onions, bread and butter chips, and dill spears, and Chef Lucas McKinney of Hay Merchant will continue the series throughout the spring. The $ 45 course includes all of the necessary ingredients, supplies, and recipes for pickling. Pick-up is Friday, April 16 at Underbelly Pantry, 2526 Airline, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer always eager to share Houston’s coolest, tastiest events with Houston Press readers.

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