Things to do: Upcoming food events in Houston this summer 2022

Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary events:

The Capital Grille is bringing back its summer wine event, the Generous Pour, featuring six wines from the Antinori family, which has been producing wine in Tuscany and beyond for 26 generations. Beginning July 5, guests are invited to sip as many wines as they wish from a collection of six labels of red, white and rosé from Antinori family estates around the world. The cost is $32, served with dinner, until September 4.

Self-service wine concept Roots Wine Bar, 3107 Leeland, has launched a new fried chicken special, Birds and Bubbles, available on Wednesdays and featuring half a bird, sorghum glazed biscuits with a side of hot honey and a bottle of champagne for $30 ($40 for the set). Also on Wednesdays (4-7 p.m.), Roots is offering 15% off its self-serve wine selection, available in one-, three-, and five-ounce pours.

Ouisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe, continues its Insatiable Glass & Live Jazz series, monthly evenings of dinner, live music and Insatiable Wine, Thursday, July 7 from 6-9 p.m. Four musicians will perform live in the dining room, and guests can choose Ouisie’s Insatiable Wine deal for $35 plus the purchase of any main dish from the restaurant’s menu. The wine tasting will include a selection of ten great wines – bubbles, whites, roses and reds – and there is no charge for refills. Reservations are strongly encouraged as places are limited. Call 713-528-2264 or go online.

Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith, will host a Fri-Yay Rosé tasting in its courtyard on Friday, July 8. The walking tasting event features several rosé selections from “Wine Guy” Rich Carter, as well as light bites. Tickets are $35 and the fun runs from 4-7 p.m.

Owner Sylvia Casares will be teaching a “Light Bites from the Tex-Mex Kitchen” class at Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 1140 Eldridge, on Saturday, July 9 from 1-4 p.m. Participants can learn step-by-step how to make flautas, chili con queso, picamole, ceviche, avocado salsa, and roasted tomato salsa. The cost is $70 per person and includes all materials, the lesson and a meal. Register online or call 832-230-3842.

Camerata, 1830 Westheimer, turns nine and celebrates its birthday with an annual birthday party on Sunday, July 10, from 4 p.m. until closing. The neighborhood favorite will serve wines rarely found in most wine shops or restaurants, focusing on unique wines by the glass (including bubbly and a range of Magnum bottles to be opened just for the party) paired with specially prepared dishes for the event. Among the snack options you will find arancini, homemade ravioli and savory puff pastries. The entire event is open to the public and admission is free, although space is limited. Drinks and food are a la carte.

The historic restaurant in the third neighborhood Spanish Village, 4720 Almeda, is celebrating Day 713 (July 13) with a $7.13 plate featuring its El Clasico enchiladas.

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