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The Heights House Hotel’s tropical bar and lounge, Space Cowboy, hosts a White Linen Night Party and Pig Roast.
Photo by Dylan Scardino
Here’s a look at this week’s hottest culinary events:
Monday 2nd August
Pro-Choice Summer 2021 Happy Hour Series at Johnny’s Gold Brick
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, is putting its Pro-Choice Summer 2021 happy hour series in response on the new more restrictive abortion continued state law is to 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 up is happy hour at Johnny’s Gold Brick, 2518 Yale, with Chef Lyle Bento.
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Wednesday 4th August
Houston Chef Series at the Palm Restaurant
Landry’s Signature Group continues its Houston Chef Series, starring the restaurant group’s award-winning chefs this summer. This year’s theme is “A Global Culinary Adventure,” and the penultimate dinner features an Italian-inspired menu from Chef Jim Krauss at The Palm, 6100 Westheimer.
Saturday 7th August
National Farmers Market Week at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market
In honor of National Farmers Market Week (August 1-7), Urban Harvest, 2752 Buffalo Speedway, is holding special promotions at its Saturday market. Guests can enjoy live Chapter & Verse music, tote bag giveaways, kids’ activities like temporary vegetarian tattoos and a storybook giveaway, and the return of live cooking demos with guest chef Mayank Istwal from Musaafer. Urban Harvest also runs Farmers Market Tours at 9:30 a.m. (online registration).
White linen night in the heights
Bobcat Teddy’s Ice House, 2803 White Oak, hosts its annual Bobcat Teddy’s White Linen Night Party with live music, food from Chapman House Smoked Meats, VIP tent opportunities, fun giveaways, activations from various sponsors and of course lots of white linen. VIP passes ($ 25) are limited and include a private bar, bathroom, seating, a close view of the live music, and air-conditioning.
The tropical bar and lounge Space Cowboy, 100 West Cavalcade, is hosting a White Linen Night Party from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at his home in the Heights House Hotel. Multiple vendors will be attending the party including OSO Coffee Co., Planet Churro, Space Cowboy Snowcones, Houston artist Mark Deleon, and more, and Space Cowboy’s chef Lyle Bento will roast a whole kalua pig to eat to match the specialty drinks at the bar.
Houston Chef Series Grand Finale at Vic & Anthony’s
Landry’s Signature Group concludes its annual Houston Chef Series with an all-star grand finale dinner at Vic & Anthony’s, 1510 Texas. The menu will take you on a trip around the globe with all the chefs in Landry’s Inc. Signature Group. The cost is $ 199 per person.
Sunday 8th August
DOGust in the Woodshed Smokehouse
Dog and barbecue lovers can play with rescue dogs and celebrate DOGust every Sunday in August at the Woodshed Smokehouse, 3728 Wakeforest. Chef Tim Love’s Smokehouse in Levy Park is hosting Rescue Days with Lola’s Lucky Day, a Houston nonprofit that rescues stray dogs in Texas and finds her home in Wisconsin a free appetizer and peanut butter milk bones with every purchase made during the events.
Katy Enchiladapalooza at Frankie’s Italian Kitchen
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, Frankie’s Italian Kitchen, 6420 FM 1463, will be serving Italian sausage lasagna enchiladas.
This decadent chorizo egg carbonara can be found on the HRW menu at Mastrantos.
Photo by Christa Elyce Studios
All month long
Houston Restaurant Weeks
Houston Restaurant Weeks are back, running until Labor Day as they support restaurants and raise funds for the Houston Food Bank. New to the lineup this year are exciting downtown venues like Fegen’s, Xin Chào and The Nash, alongside neighborhood favorites and HRW classics like Alice Blue, B&B Butchers, Davis St. at Hermann Park, Mastrantos, Rainbow Lodge and more. Search the entire library of participating restaurants and their HRW menus to start booking reservations now.
National Deli Month at Kenny & Ziggy’s
In honor of National Deli Month, Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen & Restaurant, 2327 Post Oak, is offering a three-course, multiple-choice menu ($ 38) for lunch and dinner, with 10 percent of each meal sold to the Holocaust Museum Houston and provides funding for its educational programs. The offer is valid for the whole month of August.
Enchilada of the month at Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen
Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway, 1140 Eldridge Pkwy, continues its six-month Enchilada of the Month adventure that began in July. For August, Chef Sylvia Casares created Armstrong, a nod to the ranch in South Texas and the town near her own birthplace in Brownsville. Armstrong offers homemade corn tortillas filled with traditional carne guisada, garnished with sauce, cheddar cheese, and onions, and served with rice and beans or a Caesar salad, $ 17.50 plus tax and tip.
New and ongoing specials
The Burger Guys Houston Burger Pizza at BOH Pasta & Pizza
Craft Creamery Chef / Owner Steve Marques has partnered with BOH Pasta & Pizza to create a pizza inspired by his earlier popular burger from The Burger Guys. Made with ground beef, bread and butter jalapenos, onion and bacon jam, and pickled mustard seeds, The Burger Guys Houston Burger Pizza is available now at BOH, 409 Travis, and will run for at least two weeks. The specialty pizza is part of BOH’s guest chef series, in which 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the pizza go to Ty Grossie, a former long-term employee who is fighting against cancer. For its anniversary this month, BOH will also be serving Spumoni ice cream from Craft Creamery.
Summer Olympics specials
Eighteen36, 2221 West Alabama, has launched a new craft cocktail menu, a percentage of the proceeds going 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.
FM Kitchen & Bar, 1112 Shepherd, 907 Westheimer, shows the Olympic Games on all televisions at both locations and offers a “Lunch of Champions” special with a selection of FM Burgers, Fried Chicken Sandwich or FM Club; Side dish of fries, tots or side salad; and a $ 15 Eureka Heights Buckle Bunny.
New York Deli and Coffee, 9720 Hillcroft, has a “Going For The Gold!” Breakfast special during the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Inspired by Simone Biles’ breakfast preferences shared with Women’s Health Magazine, the plate features two golden scrambled eggs, cinnamon rolls and a drink of choice. The children’s plate is available for $ 5.95 and comes with mini cinnamon rolls; and the adult plate comes with a large $ 6.95 cinnamon bun.
The Rustic, 1836 Polk, 1121 Uptown Park, is offering a “Shot for the Gold” ($ 4) made from Hornitos Plata, pineapple and orange juice, golden luster dust and tabasco during the Olympic Games.
Studewood Cantine, 1111 Studewood Place, is offering a free shot of their in-house gold tequila, 100 percent agave agavales, to those in the restaurant when the US wins gold. There will also be a self-service nacho bar for $ 15 Monday through Wednesday during the Olympic programming.
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.
New menu in Julep
Julep, 1919 Washington, has introduced its first original menu since reopening, focusing on migrant ingredients from around the world and featuring a brand new menu curated by veteran chef Kate McLean. In addition to the 80 classics of the bars, you will find eight new original cocktails, such as the Tepache Julep enriched with tamarind or Ela Milk Punch, a bourbon and banana number hit with cardamom. Dishes include the Oyster Picnic with Murder Point oysters, Toulouse sausage, Magnol French Baking Baguette and house butter; and a house burger with Texas Akaushi Beef French Onion Dip and crystal pickles.
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 gets 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.