Actions: Upcoming foods and drinks occasions in Houston this week

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Yelo has Labor Day picnic packages and a special Banh Wed of the month for September.

Photo by Dragana Harris

Here’s a look at this week’s hottest culinary events:

Monday, September 6th

Eating and drinking on Labor Day

Check out our Labor Day Food and Drink Guide to find out where to extend the weekend in Houston – from Labor Day brunch with mimosas to backyard barbecues and dining options.

Tuesday September 7th

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Beer 101: Introduction to Off Flavors at Eureka Heights Brew Co

Eureka Heights Brewery, 941 West 18th, is hosting the first of three tranches of Beer 101 this Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on off-flavors and how they manifest in beer. Tickets are $ 14 and each guest receives a beer and light snacks after class during a brewery tour and Q&A with the brewer.

Thursday September 9th

Oestermann Family Wines Dinner in the Mutiny Wine Room

Mutiny Wine Room, 1124 Usener, welcomes Klaus Oestermann on Thursday, September 9th, for a special evening with Oestermann Family Wines, paired with a culinary experience curated by chef Eduardo Alcayaga. Oestermann is a small-volume, limited producer of single vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from the top vineyards in the Napa Valley. The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $ 140 per person. Call 832-618-1233 or reserve online (spaces are limited).

Friday September 10th

Shake Shack x 8th Wonder Distillery Tasting in the 8th Wonder Distillery

The 8th Wonder Distillery, 2202 Dallas, will host a Shake Shack x 8th Wonder Distillery Tasting Event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoying Shake Shacks seasonal summerades paired with 8th Wonders spirits from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday September 12th

Best dish at the Rice Village Farmers Market and Heights Mercantile Farmers Market

The Best Dish Throwdown contest will continue in September at the Rice Village Farmers Market and Heights Mercantile Farmers Market, alternating locations and with two chefs competing in a knockout contest to create the best dish available by market participants is chosen. At this weekend’s cookoff, Chef Paris Anton from Vegan AF (ish) meets Chef Jane Wild.

New and ongoing specials

Jewish High Holidays pre-orders

The Dessert Gallery, 3600 Kirby, celebrates the Jewish holidays with a selection of dessert specials that can be pre-ordered for Yom Kippur until September 12th. Choose favorites from the classic Apple Brown Betty and Chocolate Concorde Cake to hand-decorated Christmas cookies.

Kenny & Ziggy’s, 2327 Post Oak, is now taking orders for Yom Kippur (which begins Wednesday, September 15 at sunset) from morning until 1:00 p.m. Feed-ready packages are $ 220 (for 4-6 people) and es There are also à la carte options. To place an order, find the order forms online and email or call 713-871-8883.

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Ike's thanks first responders for their service with a restaurant discount this month.  - PHOTO BY JULIANN CHERYL

Ike’s thanks first responders for their service with a restaurant discount this month.

Photo by Juliann Cheryl

All month (September)

$ 99 Wine and Dine for Two at Brennan’s

Brennan’s in Houston, 3300 Smith, has brought back its $ 99 three-course dinner for two, available September 1-30, accompanied by a selection of wines (a bottle or four glasses), to spice up your next date night. Choose from Creole classics like Turtle Soup, Blue Crab Cakes, Grilled Filet Mignon and Shrimp and Grits, as well as Bananas Foster and Creole Bread Pudding.

Alley Theater Benefit Menu at Eighteen36

The Alley Theater is celebrating its 75th anniversary this fall and reopening for the first time in 18 months, and Eighteen36, 2221 West Alabama, wanted to commemorate and give back to the historic arts organization. The bar and restaurant have curated a special Cobbler cocktail, The Alley Cobbler, which will be available throughout September. Made with Amaro Montenegro, homemade blueberry syrup, and lemon juice over crushed ice, it goes well with a number of menu items in favor of the Alley Theater, including Greens, Eggs and Spam (available at weekend brunch), the Kickin Chicken Bowl, and Turkey Burger Bowl.

Donation campaign by the BARC Foundation at Etoile Cuisine et Bar

Etoile Cuisine et Bar, 1101-11 Uptown Park, will fundraise this September for the Houston BARC Foundation and support their efforts to improve the quality of life for all animals in Houston. Chef Philippe Verpiand has created two special fixed-price menus, one for dinner ($ 65 for four courses, including $ 7 for charity) and one for weekend brunch (36 for three courses, $ 4 for charity) Purposes).

Firefighter Appreciation Month at Ike’s Love & Sandwiches

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, is celebrating Firefighter Appreciation Month by offering first responders a 25 percent discount on their favorite sandwiches as a thank you for their service. Present your ID at the counter to redeem it.

Hunger Promotion Month with the Houston Food Bank

To raise awareness of the important issue of hunger and with the ultimate goal of a world without boards, the Houston Food Bank and hunger relief organizations across the country have declared September Hunger Action Month. Throughout the month, the HFB will host interactive food justice activities and other learning opportunities in our lobby and volunteer areas, and volunteers can learn about the myths of food insecurity and critical policy changes taking place in Congress. In addition to a full month of events and special activities, community food justice organizations, including Plant it Forward and Ivy Leaf Farms in Sunnyside, will be featured on their social media on September 15-19.

Taco of the month at Torchy’s Tacos

Tailgater has returned to Torchy’s Tacos as September Taco of the Month. The taco sells for $ 5.75 each.

Banh Wed of the month at Yelo

Yelo, 23119 Colonial Parkway, has launched monthly specials starting on Banh Wed of the month as part of its weekend rotation for September. The Bulgogi Banh offers house marinated beef bulgogi in a fresh French baguette with all the usual Banh Mi fixins, including Yelo’s signature pickled papaya and carrot salad, fresh cucumber, local coriander, garlic aioli and a new Gochujang garlic aioli. Grab it for $ 8.50 every Saturday and Sunday in September while supplies last.

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