Things to do: Upcoming food and drink events in Houston this week

Things to do: Upcoming food and drink events in Houston this week
Things to do: Upcoming food and drink events in Houston this week

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

The whole week

Spring Break at Dish Society

Dish Society is treating teachers to a refreshing Spring Break deal through March 19th. Just flash your school ID to receive half-price alcoholic beverages and zero-proof potions.

Wednesday 15 March

Casa del Sol Tequila Dinner at Hugo’s

Hugo’s, 1600 Westheimer, will present a Casa del Sol Tequila Dinner starting with a reception at 18.30 followed by dinner at 19. Priced at $125 per person, highlights include crispy duck in mole poblano, lime-cured shrimp with chile canario, lamb metacos de birria, braised short ribs over creamed corn rice, and tequila syrup-soaked baba cake with salted caramel, yuzu gel, and Mexican vanilla cream.

The Heights & Co. Dining Series at Heights & Co.

Heights & Co., 1343 Yale, introduces a new collaborative dinner series “The Heights & Co. Dining Series,” featuring some of Houston’s favorite chefs and restaurants. The series launches this Wednesday with Hugo’s Restaurant chef Vanessa Lee; with additional dates on Wednesdays March 22–26. April. Ticket reservations can be made via Resy.

Thursday 16 March

Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Bourbon Dinner at Ouisie’s Table

Ouisie’s Table & Gardens, 3939 San Felipe, hosts a four-course dinner with pairings of Basil Hayden’s bourbon and cocktails. Courses include Scallop Carpaccio with Basil Haden Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Pumpkin Seed Crusted Wahoo with Mango Sauce paired with Basil Hayden Toast Bourbon, Roasted Beef Tenderloin Rollatini in Bourbon Sauce paired with Basil Hayden Red Wine Cask Finish Bourbon; and Kentucky Woods Barrel Cake with chocolate and caramel bourbon glaze paired with a Golden Hour Cocktail. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $89 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Call 713-528-2264.

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Friday 17 March

Fishing Fridays

Check out our Fish Fridays Lent Guide to see which Houston restaurants are offering fish sandwiches, seafood specialties and meatless options this Lenten season.

Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner at GJ Tavern

GJ Tavern, 737 Preston, is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day dinner on Friday the 17th. March at 19:30, and puts a twist on tradition with a six-course dinner experience together with both beer and Irish spirits. Eat at Harp pilsner cured salmon with cream cheese, citrus and dill; bangers and mash with lamb sausage, charred onion mash and lamb jus; Guinness beef stew and more. Reservations are $100 per person.

The whole month

Women’s History Month at Central Market

Central Market, 3815 Westheimer, has sourced a diverse collection of top-rated women-owned products from around the world to celebrate Women’s History Month, available throughout March. The specialty store will also have an amazing lineup of cooking classes led by female chefs at select locations, including A Tribute to Edna Lewis (March 23) and Cheese, Please with Mozzarella Company founder Paula Lambert’s (March 24) classes in Houston.

Kenny & Ziggy’s Cakeworks

Kenny & Ziggy’s, 1743 Post Oak, continues its Cakeworks Cake of the Month, offering a specialty cake each month with discounted prices for slices or whole cakes (order two days in advance). OMG Cheesecake is ready for March, featuring a cake-based cake with Snickers, chocolate mousse and whipped cream layered around the deli’s famous homemade cheesecake.

March offer at the Kolache Shoppe

This month, the Kolache Shoppe will feature the Frito Pie Kolache (a collaboration with the Tex-Mex icon Molina’s Cantina), Cherry & Cream Kolache and Biscoff Lattes. Get the specials Thursday-Saturday at the Greenway Shoppe and Friday-Sunday at the Heights and Kingwood Shoppes.

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New and ongoing special offers

“Point Break” Burger Battle at Rodeo Goat

Rodeo Goat, 2105 Dallas, has launched its latest burger battle — an ode to the action-packed surf movie “Point Break” — available now through April 10 and featuring The Bodhi burger (beef and chorizo ​​patty, blackened shrimp, muenster cheese, sauteed jalapeños and onions with Louisiana remoulade on a brioche bun; $14.49) versus Johnny Utah (all beef, crab cake, sliced ​​avocado, mango pico, cilantro and Fresno aioli on a brioche bun; $14.99). Pop in to eat and vote to help one of the burgers advance to the next round. Those who fast on Fridays can also try the Point Break burger, non-beef mash up of Johnny Utah and the Bodhi burgers ($14.99).

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