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Here’s a look at this week’s hottest culinary events:
Monday June 28th
Fancy steak night at Johnny’s Gold Brick
The Fancy Steak Nights at Johnny’s Gold Brick, 2518 Yale, continue with Lucas McKinney from Hay Merchant. Steaks, cocktails and good times are served from 6 p.m. (until sold out). The plates are priced at $ 20, and all proceeds will benefit the Southern Smoke Foundation’s mental health initiative.
Tuesday June 29th
Opening of One Fifth: Red Sauce Italian
One Fifth Houston, 1658 Westheimer, presents its next concept on Tuesday, June 29th: Red Sauce Italian. The concept will serve the Italian-American food we grew up with, spaghetti and meatballs, baked pasta, chicken parmesan and more. and Chris Shepherd will also pay homage to some of his friends with dishes on the menu including Pass and Provisions Caesar Salad, Monteverde’s Ragù alla Napoletana (braised pork osso bucco, meatballs, cacciatore sausage, rustic fusilli, broccoli rapini) and his childhood favorite, Mr. C’s toasted ravioli, pastry chef Victoria Dearmond’s dessert menu includes tiramisu and a fire-baked chocolate cake. Shepherd and team are thrilled with the concept and an end date has not yet been set.
Wednesday June 30th
Houston Chef Series at La Griglia
Landry’s Signature Group invites guests to their annual Houston Chef Series, a celebration with the restaurant group’s award-winning chef on select Wednesday evenings through August 7th. LSG restaurants offer private and exclusive culinary experiences on this year’s theme “A Global”. Culinary adventure ”with this week’s dinner with a German-inspired dinner with head chef Teli Trikilis from Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, 5061 Westheimer. The cost is $ 99.
Friday July 2nd
FriYay rosé tasting in the courtyard at Brennan’s
Brennan’s, 3300 Smith, is celebrating the rosé season with the return of the FriYay rosé tasting in the courtyard on Friday July 2nd from 4pm to 7pm. The tasting tour features light bites and a rosé tasting, curated by wine expert Rich Carter. Tickets are $ 25+ per person.
Smash double $ 7 Chango burgers all day this Saturday in honor of Monkey’s Tail’s two year anniversary.
Photo by Shannon O’Hara
Saturday July 3rd UPDATE: Postponed to Saturday July 10th
Two year anniversary celebration at Monkey’s Tail
In honor of its two-year anniversary, Monkey’s Tail, 5802 Fulton, is hosting an all-day fiesta with games, dining and more. Guests can spin the wheel of fortune for free drinks, a free shot, swag, and other prizes. and browse double chango burgers for $ 7 all day long.
All month (July)
Enchiladas of the month at Sylvias Enchilada Kitchen
Starting July 1st, Sylvias Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway, 1140 Eldridge, will start a six-month adventure entitled “Enchilada of the Month”. Every month, head chef and owner Sylvia Cesares creates new enchilada creations, starting 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.
New and ongoing specials
Eight Seven Zero Hot Sauce at Bludorn
Chef Aaron Bludorn created his proprietary hot sauce mix from Caribbean, Carolina reapers, habaneros, habanadas, aji dulce and cayenne peppers, as well as dried mango and white vinegar, and made them in his first restaurant of the same name, Bludorn, 807 Taft. Due to popular demand, Eight Zero Seven Hot Sauce is now available by the bottle, online, or in a restaurant for $ 10.
Limited time dorayaki at the Kura Revolving Sushi Bar
The four Kura Revolving Sushi Bar locations in Houston are serving dorayaki (Japanese-style pancakes) for a limited time from July 1st to July 5th while supplies last. Flavors include Matcha Ice Cream Dorayaki, Vanilla Ice Cream Dorayaki, and Dorayaki with Red Beans and Cream Cheese. The promotion is only valid for dinner.
Revised cocktail menu in Monkey’s Tail
Barrel of Monkeys Hospitality has named Houstonian and industry veteran Lainey Collum (Yauatcha, Prohibition, Hay Merchant) as beverage director for the company’s unique bar programs and offerings, including Monkey’s Tail, 5802 Fulton, and the upcoming Grease Monkey, which is in the place of the old Gas station. Collum’s first assignment to freshen up the cocktail menu at Monkey’s Tail, with highlights like two instagrammable Frozens with sharp colors, Northside and Dragon Fruit Margarita, and six other original cocktails like the El Sabio (layered cocktail inspired by a Refresqueria) and Claro Que Si ( a drink with a clear complex of mezcal and Nixta corn liqueur).
Astros Specials in Sylvias Enchilada Kitchen
During all of the televised Astros games, Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway, 1140 Eldridge, has special offers in the bars where the TVs are turned on. Sip the Astrorita ($ 9), an orange margarita-style drink for adults created when the ‘Stros won the World Series, along with Sylvia’s signature fajita chicken and beef nachos. Held in the baseball spirit, the price is $ 9 each. The specials will be available starting the game Tuesday June 15th.
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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer always eager to share Houston’s coolest, tastiest events with Houston Press readers.