Things to do: Upcoming food events this week in Houston

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

The whole week

Galveston Restaurant Week

The beloved island tradition of Galveston Restaurant Week returns, running now through Sunday, February 13 and offering discounted prix-fixe menus at dozens of the island’s best restaurants. This year’s lineup includes hot spots like BLVD Seafood, Hubcap Grill, Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar, Mosquito Cafe, Shrimp ‘N Stuff, Trattoria La Vigna and more; and restaurants will collect charitable donations (varies by participating restaurant) to distribute to local community groups Galveston Urban Ministries, Access Care of Coastal Texas and St. Vincent’s House.

Valentine’s Day Special at 8th Wonder Distillery

8th Wonder Distillery2201 Dallas, will raise its glass on Valentine’s Day by offering bottles of its
8x Distilled Vodka for $18 each until Valentine’s Day. Cocktail sachets for two will also be available.

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Mardi Gras

Throughout the month of February, Orleans seafood cuisine20940 Katy Freeway, will celebrate Mardi Gras every Tuesday before the big day on Tuesday March 1st. Customers can take advantage of all-day happy hour prizes and buy 4 pounds of crawfish to earn one free, available to dine in and dine-in. go.

Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe celebrates Mardi Gras all month, offering popcorn shrimp, rat toes, blood sausage dumplings and fried pickles for $6 each every Tuesday, plus $6 hurricanes and sidelines.

Valentine’s weekend

Valentine’s Day Weekend Dine-In and Take-Out

Several Houston restaurants and bars are ready to up your romantic game, offering an array of gourmet bites this Valentine’s Day weekend. Check out our Valentine’s Day Dine-In and Takeout guides to make your plans.

Saturday February 12

Saint Arnold White Oak Pub Crawl

Saint Arnold cult pub crawl will hit bars along White Oak from 2-6 p.m. Crawlers can pick up their punch cards at any of five stops – BB’s Tex-Orleans, Bobcat Teddy’s Icehouse, Christian’s Tailgate, Little Woodrow’s and public house – between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. before heading to the final stop, Onion Creek Cafefor the afterparty at 6 p.m. Those who complete the crawl will win a coveted Saint Arnold pint glass, and as always, designated drivers are both eligible for the prize and encouraged to attend.

Houston Oaks Wine & Food Classic at Houston Oaks Clubs

The third year Houston Oaks Food and Wine Classic goes down to Clubs at Houston Oaks, 22602 Hegar, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (noon for VIPs). Guests can expect a host of fine wines, including ready-to-drink bottles and collectibles, as well as bites from Chef Nick Zaputil and the Houston Oaks Culinary Team, a new VIP experience, educational wine seminars and cooking demonstrations, live music and more. Tickets start at $200 for members ($250 for guests).

Mingle with unique wineries at Revival Market

From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., guests can feast on tasty wines and snacks at the Join in the tasting of unique vineyards at renaissance market, 550 heights. The event will feature a selection of premium wines from Single Vineyards, paired with bites from Revival Market Kitchen for $85 per person.

Cook the harvest at Hope Farms

Farms of Hope10401 Scott, and chef Carlos Meltzer will host a special evening In Love with Pasta cooking class starting at 12:30 p.m. Guests will learn the basics of rolling fresh pasta as well as tips for cutting and storing noodles, basics for making seasonal pesto, and how to make ravioli. The cost is $79/seat.

The 8th Wonder Follies: Valentine’s Day Romance at the 8th Wonder Brewery & Distillery

The Distillery will host The 8th Wonder Follies: Valentine’s Romance boozy burlesque at 11 p.m. this Saturday, with performances by Valentina J’adore and friends. The event is open to adults 21 and older for $35 (there will be a minimum of two drinks per guest, non-alcoholic beverages included).

Sunday February 13

Valentine’s Day Brunch Pairing at Camerata

Camerata and 1751 Sea & Bar team up for a special brunch at Camerata at Paulie’s, 1830 Westheimer, featuring four courses by chef JD Woodward and wine pairings (or soft drink pairings) curated by Camerata manager and sommelier Elyse Wilson. Check out dishes like gin-washed gravlax with crème fraîche and smoked trout roe and scallop faux-benedict made with johnny cake, pancetta and brown butter hollandaise sauce. Seating (limited) is at 1 and 3 p.m. and the cost is $65 per person plus tax and tip for four courses with wine pairings or $50 per person plus tax and tip for four courses with soft drink pairings.

Omakase Menu at East Side King

East Side King’s new outpost POST Houston401 Franklin, has launched an omakase menu to provide a casual, chef-curated sushi experience for $49, featuring a dozen pieces of sushi with offerings like bull (bluefin tuna belly), Hiramasa (amberjack), nama hotate (dayboat scallop) and nasu (eggplant miso). For $15, diners can also receive a serving of Santa Barbara Uni, and an additional $25 gets you seven grams of caviar. Seating for the omakase experience (45 minutes) will be available along the sushi counter at bar level. First come, first served Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Astrology Series at Sprinkles

To start 2022, Asparagus has teamed up with the astrology app Sanctuary for a cosmic cupcake collaboration. Throughout the year, Sprinkles will unveil a new cupcake for each zodiac sign, with Sanctuary as the expert astrology guide; kicking things off with the Aquarius Cupcake, a caramel cupcake filled with miso caramel and finished with cream cheese frosting. Cupcakes will be available for a limited time at each bakery for local delivery and pickup.

Winter Olympics Specials

From February 4 to 20, Louis Bar fans can cheer on their favorite athletes and receive $5, $10 or $15 off their next order when they spend $45 or more. Offer valid at the bar, online and via the Bar Louie app (food purchase required).

Dickey’s BBQ offers rewards members a free sandwich each day the United States wins gold. The code will be valid for a chicken, turkey, Polish kielbasa or pulled pork sandwich.

Locals can feed their Olympic crews with Sports Bisteaux’s Walk-On’s Tailgate To-Geaux platter, serving up to eight people and including wings, cheeseburger sliders, queso and blood sausage balls. Find the special under “Starters” when ordering online or in the Walk-On app.

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