Things to do: Upcoming food events in Houston this week


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Orleans Seafood Kitchen shows its appreciation to teachers before class resumes.

Photo by Becca Wright

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

The whole week

Hatch Chile Fest at the Central Market

The 26th Annual Hatch Chile now runs through Tuesday, August 24 at Central Market, 3815 Westheimer, featuring Hatch produce and dishes ranging from fresh and fire-roasted peppers, Hatch Green Chili Queso, Hatch Crab Cakes and Hatch Green Chili Chicken Tamales.

First anniversary at Poke Burri and Lifting Noodles

Poke Burri and Lifting Noodles, 2503 Bagby, is celebrating its first anniversary and grand opening, offering a half-dozen Sushi Donuts to choose from for $ 30 from Monday August 9 to Saturday August 14.

Monday August 9

Happy Hour Pro-Choice Summer 2021 Series at Little Dipper

Local organization led by women I will have what she has – which unites the chefs,
hospitality professionals and doctors to raise health awareness and improve access to healthcare – continues its Pro-Choice Summer 2021 happy hour series, a response to the extreme six-week abortion ban that is due to come into effect this fall. Held every Monday in July and August, the series benefits organizations such as Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Clinic Access Support Network, the Lilith Fund and more. Then it’s happy hour at Little Dipper, 304 Principal.

Monday Friday

Teachers’ Back to School Special at Orleans Seafood Kitchen

Orleans seafood cuisine, 20940 Katy Freeway, shows her appreciation for teachers by offering a 15 percent discount to all teachers (or school employees) who show their school ID card when paying for their check. The discount is available from Monday August 9 to Friday August 13 (dinner only, alcohol-free).

Saturday August 14

Run in Texas 5k Six Pack Series Beer Run at Southern Star Brewing Company

Southern Star Brewing Co, 3525 North Frazier, is the next stop for Run in the Texas 5K Six Pack Series. The race starts and ends at the brewery, with a waterhole at the 1.5 mile point run by Toys for Tots. After the race, participants can head to the tasting room for their finishing drink and up to two 16-ounce tastings, as well as food trucks, brewery tours, music and more. Take-off is at 8 a.m. and registration is $ 65 per runner.

Hula Hoopla: 5th anniversary of the Eureka Heights Brewing Company

Eureka heights, 941 West 18th, will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a tiki style day event, with Hawaiian-style beer releases including fruity sisters and the return of Final Boss, as well as island cuisine ranging from smoked suckling pig sliders to huli huli chicken. There will also be live music, photo ops, and some super cool loot. The event is open to the public and the entertainment runs from noon to 6 p.m. Guests can also purchase $ 50 tickets for a special pre-party guided tasting including breakfast, an anniversary flight, an anniversary drink, and an hour of taps open; and those who want to party at home can win take-out birthday packs ($ 100 including five packs of 4, two different birthday glasses, exclusive print and stickers).

Sunday August 15th

PupSquad Fundraiser at Mutiny Wine Room

Throughout the month of August, Mutiny Wine Room, 1124 Usener, will celebrate St. Roch’s Day (officially August 16) by hosting a month-long fundraiser for PupSquad. Mutiny will donate $ 1 for each glass of wine and $ 5 for each bottle sold to help support the local nonprofit and its mission to rescue and re-house orphaned puppies. On Sunday August 15, Mutiny will host an all-day celebration for the patron saint of dogs by offering 10% off all bottles to be consumed on site.

Katy Enchiladapalooza at Scholars and Scoundrels

Scholars and villains, 1251 Pin Oak, closes its doors Katy Enchiladapalooza, a promotion in which several Katy restaurants created special $ 16 enchilada dishes, with 20% of all sales going to local charity The Ballad House. This Sunday, patrons can head to the bar and grill to sample smoked pinche gringo enchiladas with a homemade ranchero sauce.

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NoPo Cafe is one of the newcomers to this year’s Houston Restaurant Weeks, and it’s coming out with a bang.

Photo by Kirsten Gilliam

All the month

Houston Restaurant Weeks

Houston Restaurant Weeks is back, running until Labor Day while supporting restaurants and raising money for the Houston Food Bank. What’s new in the lineup this year are exciting places like from Fegen, Xin chao, Cafe NoPo, and downtown The Nash, as well as longtime favorites including by Brennan, Tony’s, and Rainbow flag. Browse the entire library of participating restaurants and their HRW menus to start booking now.

Burger of the month at Hopdoddy

Hopdaddy made Beyond Meat its exclusive supplier of vegetable meat to all of its sites; and to celebrate, August’s Burger is Beyond a Reuben, a vegetarian take on the classic Reuben sandwich. Made with a Beyond Burger galette topped with pastrami mushrooms, Gruyere cheese, Dijon mustard, sauerkraut, pickles, and Russian dressing on a freshly baked caraway seed bun, you can get the burger all the way through. month.

National Deli Month at Kenny & Ziggy’s

In honor of National Charcuterie Month, Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen & Restaurant, 2327 Post Oak, will offer a multiple choice menu, three courses during lunch and dinner ($ 38), with 10 percent of each meal sold going to the Holocaust Museum Houston and providing funds for its education programs. The offer is available throughout August.

Sausage Festival at King’s BierHaus

August means it’s officially time for the Sausage Festival in King’s BierHaus, 2044 East TC Jester, 828 FM646 West. Throughout the month, customers can enjoy all-you-can-eat sausages, from traditional cheese kasewurst to exotic wild boar sausages and plant-based spicy chipotles, from $ 12 (traditional only) to $ 15 (all varieties) ) in both places.

Enchilada of the month at Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen

Sylvia’s enchilada kitchen, 6401 Woodway, 1140 Eldridge Pkwy, continues her six month ‘Enchilada of the Month’ adventure, which began in July. For August, chef-owner Sylvia Casares created the Armstrong, a nod to the ranch and South Texas town near her birthplace in Brownsville. The Armstrong offers homemade corn tortillas filled with traditional carne guisada, topped with gravy, cheddar cheese and onions and served with rice and beans or a Caesar salad $ 17.50 plus tax and tip.

Gr8 Donation Month at The Union Kitchen

In August, the six Union cuisine locations will celebrate a second annual month of Gr8 donation, offering special two-course menus ($ 20, with $ 2 donated) and a three-course dinner ($ 35, with $ 2 donated) to benefit Casa de Esperanza, an offer Local nonprofit home and family support much needed for children and infants at risk. Features include Ahi Tuna Poke Salad, Gochujang Marinated Pork Shanks, Watermelon and Shrimp Salad, Truffle Mac and Cheese, Lamb Chops with Mushrooms, Red Velvet Cheesecake, Key West Lime Pie and more.

New and current promotions

The Burger Guys Houston Burger Pizza at BOH Pasta & Pizza

Craft Creamery Chef / Owner Steve Marques has partnered with BOH Pasta & Pizza to create a pizza inspired by his popular old burger from The Burger Guys. Made with ground beef, bread and buttery jalapenos, onion bacon jam, and pickled mustard seeds, The Burger Guys Houston Burger Pizza is available now at BOH, 409 Travis, and will last at least two. weeks. The specialty pizza is part of BOH’s guest chef series where 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the pizza will go to Ty Grossie, the medical bills of a long-time former employee as he battles cancer . BOH will also be serving Craft Creamery’s spumoni ice cream for its birthday this month.

Hatch Green Chili Taco at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop added the Hatch Green Chile Taco to their menu for a limited time, featuring grated spicy pork or grated chicken with Fuzzy’s signature garlic sauce, avocado slices, feta and cilantro with a Homemade Hatch green chili sauce on a hot flour tortilla. Customers will be able to enjoy the new taco until Sunday, August 29.

Omakase’s return to Kata Robata

Omakase is back at Kata Robata, 3600 Kirby. Chef Manabu “Hori” Horiuchi’s menu varies depending on the types of fish he buys each day in Japan, but it’s always a mix of cold and hot dishes. There are only eight omakase tastings per night (not available on Sundays or Wednesdays) and the average price is $ 150- $ 200.


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