Here’s a look at this week’s hottest culinary events:
Meatless Monday at Pondicheri
The menus in both the Pondicheri, 2800 Kirby, and the Bake Lab + Shop on the upper floor will be meatless every Monday. Guests can expect a Pickled PB&J (peanut butter, local jam, hot mango, herbs, sourdough), Market Curry (a light vegetable curry with local vegetables, spices and herbs), Pumpkin Chai Oats (steel oatmeal, pumpkin, cardamom, jaggery and almond milk), Oondhiya (a decadent vegetable curry made from flat green beans, eggplant, and baby potatoes) and more.
Tuesday, September 21
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Big Tex burger launch at the Rodeo Goat Ice House
Rodeo Goat Ice House, 2105 Dallas, honors the State Fair of Texas with the tip of a hat for the legendary Big Tex and is offering an exaggerated “Big Tex” burger from Tuesday, September 21 to Monday, October 18, offering a 44 Farms All Beef Patty, fried mashed potatoes with chicken, bacon, fried onion ring, and chorizo sauce for $ 12.50.
Wednesday September 22nd
Food Paradise Watch Party at Hay Merchant
Hay Merchant, 1100 Westheimer, will be featured in an episode of the Cooking Channel’s Food Paradise at 9:00 p.m., and the gastropub will have a watch party and serve the two dishes that are not on the menu on the show – Note, one of the specials rhyme with “rings”.
Thursday, September 23
Heaven’s Door whiskey dinner at Etoile Cuisine et Bar
Etoile Cuisine et Bar, 1101-11 Uptown Park, will host a multi-course Heaven’s Door whiskey dinner on its terrace from 6.30 p.m. with sauce and apple confit crumble with whiskey and vanilla ice cream as well as paired cocktails created by mixologist Kimberly Paul. The cost is $ 98 per person plus tax and tip for the four-course meal and pairings. Reservation is required as seating is very limited. Call 832-668-5808 or go online.
Orin Swift Cellars Wine Dinner at Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette
Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette, 963 Bunker Hill, 4224 San Felipe, opens a new wine dinner with Orin Swift Cellars. The 4-course dinner option is $ 175 per person plus tax and tip and is available to all guests at the River Oaks and Memorial locations Thursday, September 2, Saturday, September 25, and Thursday, September 30th Saturday, October 2nd, available Chilean sea bass carpaccio, roasted duck breast with plum and grilled radicchio, Japanese A5 Wagyu strips with pak choi braised in ginger and cinnamon and clove cream profiteroles with dark chocolate and raspberry ganache. Reservation recommended but not required
Friday September 24th
Brew in the zoo
Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park, is hosting Brew at the Zoo on Friday, September 24th from 6-10pm with beer tastings from some of Houston’s most popular breweries, live music, arcade games, and the chance to see some animals at Night. Tickets are $ 45 and include a souvenir mug and six 4-ounce beer samples from one of the breweries. Additional sample cards are available for purchase on site, and tastings can also be used for hard seltzer, ranch water, and cider. Tickets for specific drivers are $ 35.
Wines under the sea at Downtown Houston Aquarium
Downtown Aquarium Houston, 410 Bagby, hosts its first annual Wines Under the Sea from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and invites guests to stroll through the aquarium’s exhibits while enjoying light appetizers, visits from the aquarium’s animals, and award-winning wines from Italy and Europe Enjoy France, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Argentina, South Africa and the International Rosé Station. Tickets start at $ 75 ($ 65 for Landry members) upfront and $ 85 a day.
Galveston Island Shrimp Festival
The 12th Annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival returns to the Historic Strand District this year, kicking off Friday September 24th with a VIP Sponsor Party and Texas Fried Shrimp Dinner in Saengerfest Park; and followed by the festival, which starts on Saturday 25th at 9am. Attend popular events like the Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off, the famous Gumbo Stroll ($ 12), and the Lil ‘Shrimps Parade.
Sunday, September 26th
Chef Fest at Harvest Green Village Farm
Chef Fest will hold its fourth celebration on Sunday, September 26th, 11 am-3pm, returning to Richmond’s Harvest Green Village Farm, 8939 Harlem. Nine Houston chefs will demonstrate their passion and creativity around local produce while increasing awareness and revenue for the Houston Food System Collaborative while diners enjoy the day’s bites with craft cocktails, local beer and Texan wine, among others Enjoy experiences and rinse off. Farm tours and live music. This year’s chef lineup includes Brandon Silva from Degust, Dawn Burrell from late August, Emmanuel Chavez from Tatemo, and more. Tickets are $ 95 for adults and $ 20 for children.
Best Dish Throwdown Final at the Heights Mercantile Farmers Market
After six chefs have thrown at the Rice Village Farmers Market and the Heights Mercantile Farmers Market in the past three weeks, it will run on the 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 714 Yale.
All month long
$ 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.
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).
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.
Fresh corn tamales at Hugo’s
In September, chef Hugo Ortega will again be offering fresh corn tamales from his namesake Hugo’s 1600 Westheimer. The tamales are made with fresh corn masa and come to order in pairs, served with salsa macha verde, crema fresca, and homemade queso fresco for $ 12.
Firefighter Appreciation Month at Ike’s Love & Sandwiches
Ike’s Love & Sandwiches is celebrating Firefighter Appreciation Month and 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.
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.
New and ongoing specials
Reopening in MARCH
After the one-month summer break, MARCH 1624 Westheimer reopened with a new menu with a focus on Andalusia and Murcia. The kitchen team studied the history of southern Spain and the cultures that ruled Andalusia and Murcia over the centuries to prepare dishes including tobacco infused butter with potatoes and boquerones, tortilla de angulas with baby eel, and bay leaf ice cream with PX sherry Caramel. Reservations with tickets can be booked up to 60 days in advance via Resy.com.
Cocktails for a good cause at MAD and Le Colonial
In order to further expand the partnership between River Oaks District and Susan G. Komen as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, MAD and Le Colonial, 4444 Westheimer, invite guests to a glass of the newly launched Cocktails for a Cause campaign, which will run until 15 October runs. Each concept donates $ 1 of a signature pink cocktail to the organization, with a Fresa Gin & Tonic ($ 19) at the MAD and the La Vie En Rose ($ 15) at Le Colonial.
Hispanic Heritage Month in the Central Market
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Central Market, 3815 Westheimer, has sourced a diverse collection of premium Hispanic products from around the world. From Hispanic-owned wines and coffee to gourmet chocolates and salsas, items will be on display in all Central Market locations through Friday, October 15.
Chile and Nogada at Tacodeli
To celebrate Mexican Independence Day, Tacodeli, 1902, Washington, is offering the Chile en Nogada ($ 4.50) at the Chèvre cheese factory until October 15, which represents the three colors of chili (green), walnut sauce (white) and pomegranate seeds (red) Mexican flag colors.