Things to do: Upcoming food events in Houston this week


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

Monday, October 18

Tasting of whole red tuna at Tobiuo Sushi & Bar

Tobiuo Sushi & Bar, 23501 Cinco Ranch, rekindles a popular tasting experience, as its kitchen team breaks down a whole bluefin tuna and turns it into a 10-12 course tasting ($ 220 ++ per person). The tasting starts at 7:00 p.m. and will last around 2h30. The seats are limited. Call 281-394-7156.

Birthday special at Treebeards

Treebeards will be celebrating the one year anniversary of its Bunker Hill location, 9655 Katy Freeway, with a special return. All day exclusively at the Bunker Hill location, Red Beans & Rice will retail for $ 1.95 – the original price of the signature dish when the restaurant first opened in downtown Houston over 40 years ago.

Takeover of Loro Omakase at Uchi

The team behind the soon to be opening Loro Asian Smokehouse & Bar will join Uchi’s interim chef, Shaun King, for two Loro-inspired Omakase ‘takeover’ dinners, featuring favorite dishes from the Loro menu and Saint Arnold accords. Tickets are $ 175 for two with a la carte arrangements (call 713-522-4808 and ask for the Loro Omakase).

Tuesday 19 October

National Seafood Bisque Day at Etoile Cuisine et Bar

Chef Philippe Verpiand will celebrate the day with a special offer of his Maine lobster seafood bisque accompanied by a glass of Macon-Lugny Burgundy wine, both for only $ 19, at Etoile Cuisine et Bar, 1101 -11 Uptown Park. The offer is valid for lunch and dinner on Tuesday 19 October.

Thursday, October 21

Horse Soldier Bourbon dinner at the Ouisie table

Ouisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe, will team up with the American Freedom Distillery of Florida for a four-course Horse Soldier Bourbon dinner. Highlights include the seafood chalupa, salmon rolls stuffed with asparagus and ricotta, buffalo fillet with mashed sweet potatoes and chocolate lava cake. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and costs $ 89 per person, plus taxes and tips. One must reserve. Call 713-528-2264.

Friday Saturday

Oktoberfest Houston at Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park

Oktoberfest Houston will take place at The hydraulic structures of Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine, Friday October 22 (5 p.m. to 10 p.m.) and Saturday October 23 (12 p.m. to 10 p.m.). Guests can expect a mix of German and local craft beers, live polka music, Bavarian-style food, games, costumes and more under the Houston skyline. Advance tickets cost $ 25 per day for the GA and $ 100 per day for the VIP.

The whole week

Elijah Craig’s Old Fashioned Week

Raising funds to support the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation, Elijah Craig’s second annual Old Fashioned Week runs nationwide through Sunday, October 24; and several locations in the Houston area have designed special cocktails for fun, including Rosie Cannonball (Pine For You malt, rosemary and maple root beer inspired by Sarsy Old Fashioned), Georgia James (the Georgia James Old Fashioned smoked tube with chest fat), A fifth (the One Fifth Old Fashioned with reduction of red wine) and Julep (The Old Fashioned Cherry Bark with Vanilla Syrup has aged since the start of the year). To help raise funds, simply upload a photo or video of your cocktail party to Instagram using the Houston hashtag # OldFashionedWeek and @ElijahCraig tag, and Elijah Craig will donate $ 5 to RWCF for each post.

All the month

Drink rose for breast cancer awareness at La Table

La Table, 1800 Post Oak, has designed a unique Pink Ribbon cocktail in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, available for $ 16 and made with tequila blanco Cazadores, peach liqueur, cointreau, strawberry and lime puree. Proceeds from the Pink Ribbon cocktail will benefit the Nancy Owens Breast Cancer Foundation, which is dedicated to education, care and research to find a cure for breast cancer.

Enchilada of the month at Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen

Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway, 1140 Eldridge, continues her Enchilada of the Month series with a nod to Vegetarian Awareness Month. Throughout October, guests can try the all-new Prémont, featuring homemade corn tortillas, a spicy queso fresco and diced onion garnish, and black bean sauce. The plate comes with rice and beans or a Caesar salad for $ 14.95 plus tax and tip.

New and current promotions

New opening hours for the MARS restaurant lounge

The salon at MARS Restaurant, 1624 Westheimer, is now open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to midnight for cocktails, caviar and after-dinner candy. Reservations are required for the full MARS dinner experience and after hours in the lounge.

Sunday football special at Tobiuo Sushi & Bar

Patrons are invited to gather with fellow Texan fans at the Tobiuo Sushi & Bar, 23501 Cinco Ranch, to watch Sunday football, when all the draft and bottled beers, entrees and robata kebabs are on hand. half price. Just wear your party fan gear to get the deal, which is offered for every Texans game on Sunday, all day, at dinner only.

Happy Hour in Urbe

Chef Hugo Ortega and restaurateur Tracy Vaught’s new concept of Mexican street food, Urbe, 1101 Uptown Park, added happy hour to its offerings. Tuesday to Saturday, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., customers can enjoy $ 2 off cocktails and wine, $ 5 beer and a special menu of bar bites. The happy hour menu is available at the bar and restaurant.


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