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Here’s a look at this week’s hottest culinary events:
Monday 19th July
Free fritters on the Acadian coast
Acadian Coast, 2929 Navigation, is now offering coffee and fritters for breakfast. To celebrate the launch of the new service, guests who stop by on the opening day can enjoy two free beignets. The new breakfast menu will be available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Pro-Choice Summer 2021 Happy Hour Series at Two Headed Dog
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 reaction to the extreme ban on abortion will come into force in the 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, co-owner Lindsay Rae Burleson welcomes guests to Two Headed Dog, 3100 Fannin, from 5pm to 8pm. Leading lawyers and medical staff will be present and there will be barbeques by cook Anita Jaisinghani from Pondicheri and head chef Roshni Gurnani.
Tuesday 20th July
Houston Press Margarita Trail at Warehouse Live
The Houston Press Margarita Trail is dedicated to finding Houston’s best margarita recipe. Locals can visit all spots until Tuesday, July 20, and then attend the closing event at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel that evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $ 15 and include margarita samples, snacks, music, live art, and more. The event is 21+.
Garden of Good and Evil Party at the Doris Metropolitan
Doris Metropolitan, 2815 South Shepherd, is hosting a Garden of Good and Evil Party with The Botanist Gin from 7 p.m. Reserve your place at the bar and enjoy specialty cocktails, music and freebies. Costumes are encouraged and seating is limited.
Thursday July 22nd
Pinot Blanc tasting at the Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Galleria
The guests are invited to a Pinot Blanc tasting in the Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Galleria, 5839 Westheimer, from 5.30 p.m. The event will showcase the best examples of high-level and collectable producers and costs $ 150 per guest plus taxes and tips.
Tequila Celebrations and Herradura Grand Barrel Bar Pop Up in Arnaldo Richards’ Picos
Arnaldo Richards’ Picos, 3601 Kirby, is celebrating National Tequila Day with a weekend of activations, promotions, special menus and the Herradura Grand Barrel Bar Pop Up. From Friday July 23rd through Sunday July 25th, Picos and the renowned tequila distillery are hosting a range of events including an educational happy hour (Friday), a tequila cocktail reception (Saturday), and a Grand National brunch Tequila Day (Sunday). Go online or call 832-831-9940 to purchase tickets.
National Wine and Cheese Day at the Mutiny Wine Room
Mutiny Wine Room, 1124 Usener, offers a tasting of four goat cheeses of different ages paired with a different wine for each cheese. The wine and cheese special flight will be available on Saturday, July 24th and Sunday, July 25th for $ 37. Cheeses on offer include a fresh chevre from Pure Luck Farm in Dripping Springs, a Baby Caprino from CKC Farms in Blanco, a patacabra (goat’s foot) from the Spanish farm Pardina and Pantaleo, a rare goat cheese from the island of Sardinia off the coast of Italy .
Sunday 25th July
Katy Enchiladapalooza in Brett’s BBQ shop
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 Ballard House. This Sunday, Brett’s BBQ Shop 44 Farms is serving beef cheek enchiladas with homemade red chilli sauce and coriander-lime crema.
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.
Christmas in July at Present Company
The Present Company, 1318 Westheimer, invites guests to enjoy frosty drinks throughout the month for Christmas. 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
Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway, 1140 Eldridge Pkwy, starts his six-month adventure “Enchilada of the Month” with the star-studded Enchilada Potosinas in July. The dish consists of potatoes, onions, carrots and queso fresco rolled in a guajillo spiced 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, which features marinated and grilled Thai fajita beef with boiled coleslaw, shredded peanuts and pickled cucumbers and carrots along with sriracha, avocado sauce, jack cheese and fresh mint with a lime wedge on a flour tortilla for $ 6.50. Guests can pair it with Torchy’s 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 charitable 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.