Here’s a look at this week’s hottest culinary events:
Monday September 27th – Thursday September 30th
$ 99 Wine and Dine for Two at Brennan’s
The $ 99 three-course dinner for two at Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith, is available through September 30th, accompanied by a wine selection (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.
Fresh corn tamales at Hugo’s
Chef Hugo Ortega is offering fresh corn tamales from his namesake Hugo’s 1600 Westheimer until September. 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.
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Taco of the month at Torchy’s Tacos
Last chance to try The Tailgater, which has returned to Torchy’s Tacos as September’s Taco of the Month. The taco sells for $ 5.75 each.
Wednesday September 29th
Oktoberfest at Union Kitchen in Katy
Union Kitchen Katy, 9920 Gaston, hosts an Oktoberfest from 6.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a Bavarian four-course menu, beer pairs from Katy’s No Label Brewing and live music by the German folk band Das Ist Lustig. The highlights include crispy Bavarian pretzels with spicy mustard and beer cheese, a smoked sausage sample with Polish kielbasa, bratwurst, jalapeño cheddar sausage, sauerkraut, roasted rye bread and spicy mustard; classic German hunter schnitzel with mushroom demi-ice cream, German potato salad and German green beans; and a baked apple crumble with vanilla ice cream and chocolate-coated pretzels. The event takes place outdoors on the green space between The Union Kitchen and Jax Grill in Katy. There is no dress code, but classic Oktoberfest clothing is welcome. Tickets are $ 69.
Bourbon School: The 5 best virtual bourbon cocktails with Alba Huerta
Juleps Alba Huerta will be joining Natalia Cardenas of Woodford Reserve for Bourbon School: The 5 Best Bourbon Cocktails, a virtual class covering bartenders’ favorite recipes for Mint Juleps, Old Fashioneds, Whiskey Sour, Manhattans and Double Oaked and Rye Sazerac. Tickets are $ 15 and the course starts at 7 p.m.
Thursday September 30th
Cultivated cocktails with the green fingers of Urban Harvest
Urban Harvest’s Green Thumbs, a group of next-generation Houstonians dedicated to expanding the Urban Harvest Mission, is hosting their first in-person Cultivated Cocktails event at the 3302 Canal from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The special guest Sarah Crowl from Rosie Cannonball is involved in the event and conjures up special cocktails for the evening. Tickets are $ 20.
Friday October 1st
Fall Cocktail Rollout at Reserve 101
Reserve 101, 1201 Caroline, will launch three fall cocktails this Friday, including the Comrade Questions (Absolut Elyx, House Kool-uah, turbo, with a graham cracker dust rim); Captain Darling (Deep Eddy Ruby Red, Italicus, Earl Gray Nektar, Limette) and Stigg & Poke, (Stiggins / Lustau / Wray, mixture of pineapple rum brandy and Jamaican overproof rum, Peychauds Bitters, Turbo, Absinthe Rinse).
World Sake Day in Uchi
Uchi, 904 Westheimer, celebrates World Sake Day with specialty tastings that explore a variety of styles and flavors. Sip through the Nigori ($ 15) with tastings like Takara “Sho Chiku Bai”, Hitorimusume, and Gozenshu; or the Premium Junmai ($ 25) with Imayotsukasa “Ima”, Brooklyn Kura “Number Fourteen” and Wakatake Onikoroshi “Demon Slayer”. The tastings will be available during regular operations (including happy hour).
Oktoberfest in the St. Arnold brewery
Oktoberfest returns to Saint Arnold Brewery, 2000 Lyons from Friday October 1 through Sunday October 3 and prices. No tickets or admission are required.
New and ongoing specials
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.
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.
Reopening in MARCH
After a month’s summer break, MARCH 1624 Westheimer has 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
New menu at Revelry on Richmond
Just in time for the football season, Revelry on Richmond, 1613 Richmond, has launched a new menu that eats executive chef Jason Hill from (Woodshed Smokehouse, Kamp Houston, Hugs & Donuts), including a smash burger with Morita chilli sauce; Smokin Wangs with sauces like IPA Buffalo or Texas Gold BBQ; Trash Can Style Rev’ed Up Nachos and More. The new menu is available from Monday to Thursday until 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday until midnight and Sunday until 10 p.m.
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.