Things to do: Upcoming food events this week in Houston
Here’s a look at this week’s hottest culinary events:
monday 14 february
Valentine’s Day Dinner (Dine-In and To-Go)
From sparkling candlelit dinners to fun and tasty nights out on the town, check out our guide to Valentine’s Day restaurants; or find pre-order and take-out options with steaks, chocolate, bubbles and romance in our guide to take-out restaurants for Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day is trash at Angel Share
Downtown Charity Bar angel sharing, 924 Congress, will host “Valentine’s Day is Trash”, an anti-Valentine’s Day celebration. Come sip $6 Rum Old Fashioneds and Negronis, plus all kinds of Drink Yo Feelings cocktails. All of the February charities are animal-focused in honor of our Queen Betty White, so everyone can find a little heart there.
Galentine Festival in Julep
Julep1919 Washington, joins forces with his friends at Saint-Germain to organize a Galentine’s Day Flower Wreath Class from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Guests can enjoy a welcome glass of champagne, St. German or Four Roses cocktail and dessert bar, plus a making lesson of flower crowns for $20 per person. [email protected] to reserve a spot.
Valentine’s Day BOGO Kolache at Kolache Factory
Kolache plant will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a “Buy one and get one free” offer, valid on all kolache (except Polish varieties and specialties), including kolache of the month February – Crème de strawberry or cherry hazelnut drizzled with Nutella.
From Tuesday 15 February
EatDrinkHTX to benefit the Houston Food Bank
The Cleverley Stone Foundation’s Houston Food Bank’s Newest Benefit Event, EatDrinkHTX, will take place from Tuesday February 15 to Monday February 28. Similar to Houston Restaurant Weeks but with a lower price tag, the two-week fundraiser will focus on the casual and fast-casual restaurant category. So far, the list of participating restaurants includes NoPo Cafe, KP’s Kitchen, Ciro’s Italian Grill, Osso & Kristalla, Thai Cottage, Rim Tannon, Fadi’s Mediterranean, Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co., Saigon Hustle, Sunday Press and more. Special prix fixe menus are $15 for lunch and brunch (of which $1 is donated) and between $20 and $25 for dinner (of which $2 and $3 are donated). Proceeds will go to the Houston Food Bank and the Star of Hope Mission.
Thursday February 17
Blind Wine Tasting with Black Door Wine Club
In honor of National Drinking Wine Day, Black Gate Wine Clubhoused inside The tasting room at 818 Town and Country, will host a blind wine tasting at 6 p.m. . E-mail [email protected] for reservations.
Sunday February 20
Beer and Steak at Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Urban Harvest will host its first old-fashioned fundraiser for steak, Beer & Steakat Saint Arnold Brewery, Lyon 2000, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Chefs Graham Laborde (Winnie’s) and Jess Timmons will keep the menu simple and traditional: sliced beef, jus and The Bread Man to soak it all up. The beer will be supplied by the Saint Arnold Brewing Company and will include a special strawberry brew from local Urban Harvest supplier Atkinson Farms. Tickets are $150 per person while supplies last, including a souvenir apron and beer glass, unlimited food, and open taps. All proceeds benefit Urban Harvest.
New and current promotions
Black History Month Specials at Dessert Gallery
Dessert Gallery3600 Kirby, launched a new line of cookies in honor of Black Houstonians, with ten percent of the proceeds going to The Theater Ensemble, the Houston theater created to preserve African-American artistic expression while illuminating a diverse audience. Local honorees include Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, “Great Day Houston” host Deborah Duncan, Reverend and civil rights activist Bill Lawson and Olympian Simone Biles.
Bobcat Teddy Cooler2803 White Oak, will be hosting Bagzz of Bugzz for mudbug boils every Thursday through Sunday during crawfish season.
Live Oak Bar & Grill10444 Hempstead, will offer crawfish at market price from Friday to Sunday.
Get real Louisiana-style mudbugs at Orleans seafood cuisine20940 Katy Freeway, for $9.99 a pound.
Celebrating over Richmond1613 Richmond, brings back the mudbugs, starting Saturday, Feb. 19 and every Saturday (by the pound) and Sunday ($35 all you can eat while supplies last) during the season.
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. The cupcakes will be available for a limited time at each bakery for local delivery and pickup.