Issues to Do: Upcoming Meals and Drink Occasions in Houston This Week

Issues to Do: Upcoming Meals and Drink Occasions in Houston This Week
This is a take a look at this week’s hottest culinary happenings:

Monday, January 16

Lunar New Yr specials start at Sprinkles

To honor the 2023 Yr of the Rabbit, Sprinkles bakery and the non-profit collective of Asian and Pacific Islander leaders of Gold Home have teamed as much as launch a Gold Bunny Almond Purple Velvet Cupcake that includes almond-filled purple velvet cake atop an almond cookie crust and topped with almond cream cheese frosting. The cupcake can also be featured in a Lunar New Yr Purple Field inclusive of customized purple envelopes to reward. The cupcakes and bundle can be found at Sprinkles bakeries nationwide, together with in Rice Village and Westheimer, from January 16 by January 29.

Tuesday, January 17

Betty White Birthday Bash at Angel


Angel Share, 924 Congress, is throwing a Birthday Bash to rejoice the late queen, the enduring Betty White, kicking off with joyful hour from 4 to 7 p.m. ($5 wells, $5 drafts, $5 shot specials) and providing $15 bottles of glowing till they run out plus Drink yo’ Face vodka-based cocktails (Betty’s liquor of alternative) that includes Angel Share’s angel, Betty. As at all times, each drink or meals merchandise bought will profit native charities.

The Excellent 10 Gala at Brennan’s of Houston

Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith, and native restaurant information publication Houston Meals Finder, will host the The Excellent 10 Gala. The Mardi Gras-themed occasion celebrates ten of Houston’s greatest cooks and ten excellent drink professionals, starting with a VIP- and sponsor-only cocktail hour with small bites at 5:30 p.m. adopted by a seated dinner with six programs beginning at 7 p.m. Throughout the occasion, visitors may go to the Wine Room for a silent public sale benefiting meals rescue group Second Servings of Houston. Common Admission tickets for the seated dinner solely are $185++, with VIP tickets for $245++.

Wednesday, January 18

Brisket 101 Class at R-C Ranch

The group at R-C Ranch, 2520 Airline, and Jeremy “JJ” Jeffers, proprietor of J Bar J Texas Pit BBQ in Brookshire will host a Brisket 101 Class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Company can take pleasure in a complimentary beverage whereas studying to trim, prep, rub (or brine) and cook dinner a brisket, together with particulars on wooden smoke profiles, temperatures, timing, wrapping, slicing and serving. Pre-smoked brisket samples and sandwiches supplied by our in-house culinary group are additionally included. Tickets are $100, and members even have the chance to buy (pre-order or onsite in the course of the class) a R-C Ranch Wagyu brisket at a reduced value of $75—both pre-smoked or raw.

Saturday, January 21

Hops n’ Sizzling Sauce Pageant at Humble Civic Middle

The seventh Annual Hops n’ Sizzling Sauce Pageant will happen at Humble Civic Middle, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, from 11 a.m. to five p.m. Company can take pleasure in SpindleTap brews and limitless samples of scorching sauces, salsas, seasonings, jellies, jams, pickled merchandise, and extra; plus meals vehicles, picture ops and enjoyable occasions just like the Sizzling Pepper Consuming Contest and Spicy Meals Consuming Problem. Tickets are $10 (free for youths underneath 12).

Blacksmith By Night time Market

Celebrating a decade at 1018 Westheimer, Blacksmith will host a pop-up Blacksmith By Night time Market from 3 to 7 p.m. Distributors embody Amaya Espresso, Boo’s Burgers, Dumpling Haus, JQ’s TX BBQ, Underground Creamery and a complete bunch extra.

Saturday and Sunday

Lion Dances at Tobiuo and Cash Cat

Company can take pleasure in energetic Lunar New Yr lion dances carried out by Celestial Dragon at Tobiuo Sushi & Bar, 23501 Cinco Ranch, on Saturday, January 21, at 6:30 p.m. and at Cash Cat, 2925 Richmond, on Sunday, January 22, at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 22

Lunar New Yr at Phat Eatery

January 22 marks the start of the Chinese language Lunar New Yr, and the beginning of the annual celebrations at Phat Eatery, 23119 Colonial Parkway. To welcome the Yr of the Rabbit, the restaurant will provide 4 seatings: Sunday, January 22 at 6 p.m. (Chinese language New Yr’s Day); Friday, January 27 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, January 28 at 11:30 a.m.; and Sunday, January 29 at 11:30 a.m. (early arrival suggested, no walk-ins). At every seating, visitors can take pleasure in a particular five-course tasting menu — from dim sum choices like lobster dumpling, caviar shrimp siu mai and XO carrot cake to 44 Farms beef brief rib rendang — plus Lion Dance performances by Lee Golden Dragon. Pay as you go reservations are $88 per individual (service included) and $28 for kids ages 4 to 12 (contains alternative of pineapple fried rice or rooster stir-fried noodles and ice cream).

All month lengthy

Galveston Restaurant Week

Galveston Restaurant Week runs now by February 5. Taking part eating places — with hotspots like BLVD Seafood, Rumour on the Strand and Willie G’s — will provide prix fixe menus for lunch, dinner and brunch, serving to to lift funds for native charities together with Galveston ISD Instructional Basis, Useful resource & Disaster Middle of Galveston County, and Teen Well being Middle, Inc.

Dry January at Coltivare

Coltivare, 3320 White Oak, is able to rejoice Dry January with its month-long, zero-proof cocktail menu. This 12 months, the beverage group has curated an all-new menu in collaboration with Sipple, with drinks together with The Excellent Storm (like a Darkish & Stormy) and the Not & Tonic, a non-alcholic riff on the restaurant’s widespread Gin & Tonic made with elderflower tonic, grapefruit, mint and inexperienced peppercorn.

Kenny & Ziggy’s Cakeworks

Kenny & Ziggy’s, 1743 Publish Oak, shall be that includes its personal inhouse bakery, Kenny & Ziggy’s Cakeworks, by launching the Cakeworks Cake of the Month, providing a specialty cake every month for the subsequent six months with discounted costs for slices or entire truffles. First up shall be Wolfie’s Well-known Victory Cake, a nod to one of many nation’s well-known Jewish delicatessens that options seven layers of chocolate cake and whipped cream underneath cream icing and a chocolate dribble rim. For all of January, cake slices shall be $10.95 every or $55.95 for a whole cake (total cake orders must be completed two days upfront).

January Specials at Kolache Shoppe

This month, Kolache Shoppe will characteristic Boudin Kolache (a collab with La Boucherie out of Spring, Texas), Strawberries & Cream Kolache, and Spiced Pumpkin Lattes. Seize the specials Thursday-Saturday on the Greenway Shoppe and Friday-Sunday on the Heights and Kingwood Shoppes.

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Stately surf and turf “The Ambassador” can also be new to the menu at Pier 6.

Photograph by Becca Wright

New and ongoing specials

Crawfish season

Recent Louisiana fashion crawfish shack Boil Home, 606 East eleventh, has formally reopened for the 2023 crawfish season, at the moment open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. till offered out and increasing hours because the season goes on.

Daiq’s, 7333 West Sam Houston Parkway South, shall be serving up its Cajun crawfish by the pound, with potatoes, corn and andouille sausage, and in seafood specialty dishes all through crawfish season.

Lotus Seafood has welcomed Crawfish Season in any respect 5 Houston space areas, providing Cajun crawfish for $10 per pound (with a two pound minimal).

Monkey’s Tail, 5802 Fulton, has formally kicked off crawfish season that includes common or jalapeño flavoring at a present value of $10 per pound (costs are anticipated to drop later within the season). Crawfish shall be obtainable for dine-in and to-go Thursday by Sunday.

Southside Sporting Membership, 11110 West Airport, has weekend seafood boils from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday, plus dwell Zydeco bands each Saturday.

New menu gadgets at Every day Collect

Chef Brandi Key has launched cozy new dishes at Every day Collect, 800 Sorella . Company can take pleasure in Shareable Meatballs simmered in a wealthy home tomato sauce and served over whipped ricotta; or the Quick Rib & Mushroom Risotto completed with Parmesan-cornichon gremolata, obtainable at dinner. /

French fashion Kings Cake at Etoile Delicacies et Bar

At Etoile Delicacies et Bar, 1101-11 Uptown Park, chef Philippe Verpiand shall be baking dozens of made-to-order Galette de Rois (the French model of Kings’ Cake) for choose up and take dwelling by January 31. In contrast to the acquainted ones from New Orleans, the crown-shaped cake is made from puff pastry and stuffed with a buttery, almond cream filling. Value is $38 plus tax and every cake feeds 6-8 individuals. Orders should be made 24 hours upfront by calling 832-668-5808.

New menu gadgets at Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster Home

Pier 6, 113 sixth, govt chef Joe Cervantez has launched a plethora of recent menu gadgets, together with Spicy Shrimp Crispy Rice, BBQ Shrimp & Grits and Lobster Benedict at brunch, and the dinnertime solely Diplomat Burger, a fork-and-knifer made with Akaushi patty, smoked Gouda, caramelized onions and Forestiere sauce.

Mardi Gras Milk Punch at Rainbow Lodge

Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella, will provide its Mardi Gras Milk Punch now by February 21 (Mardi Gras). A enjoyable riff on its normal milk punch, the drink combines house-aged, pecan-infused bourbon, milk and king cake spices, topped with conventional purple, yellow and inexperienced coloured sugars. Value is $10 for the drink, or $40 for the King Cake Milk Punch Package to-go (serves 4 and contains the combined cocktail and a container of the three coloured sugars).