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

Here’s a look at the top culinary events this week:

Monday 4th July

Fourth of July Food and Beverage

From patriotic brunches to bucket-side fried chicken, check out our Houston 4th of July food and drink guide for local restaurants and bars that celebrate America’s independence with barbecues, drinks, fireworks, fireworks viewing parties, and more.

Tuesday 5 July

Beavis at Bates at Brennan in Houston

Brennan’s, 3300 Smith, introduced a new Happy Hour series, hosting a variety of happy hour parties dedicated to showcasing spirits and wine selected by Brennan’s wine and pub teams. This Tuesday, guests are invited to enjoy The Botanist Gin and snacks prepared by Brennan’s culinary team from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $35++ per person.

Crush the patriarchy: Crush the pop-up women in reserve 101

Reserve 101, 1201 Caroline and an all-star cast of female bartenders will use their talents to raise funds and awareness for Roe v.’s coup. Wade at a Crush the Patriarchy: Women’s Crush Pop-Up from 8 p.m. to midnight. All sales will be donated to two active groups: Elevated Access, an organization that recruits volunteer pilots to provide free transportation to ensure people have access to health care for abortions; and the Buckle Bunnies fund for the independence of abortion seekers everywhere. The Rolling Garage Garage lineup features many of Houston’s best players, including Women’s Crash founder Jackie Shroom. anvil Zulcoralis Rodriguez; Alexis Megaris gulab; Sarah Troxell DTO And the swans and sharks; Kristen Nguyen Bad News; And the Reserve 101 Diane Perez.

Wednesday 6th July

National Fried Chicken Day Dishes

Frank’s Americana Revival, 3736 Westheimer, will offer a pair of buttery fried chicken served with scrambled potatoes, fried green beans, homemade biscuits, bread pickles, butter, and TX wildflower honey with a free dessert of your choice for $26.

Kin Dee, 1533 North Shepherd, will offer free Singha (Thai Beer) to guests who order Kai Thod ($12) – crunchy, marinated chicken wings served with a tangy tamarind chutney.

Relish Restaurant & Bar, 2810 Westheimer, will serve a two-piece fried chicken platter (usually only available during dinner hours) all day, served with hot honey and a choice of lunch side (potato salad, kale quinoa, french fries, fruit, cauliflower salad) for $18 American during lunch from 11 am to 3 pm and during dinner from 4 to 8 pm to eat inside or go. Add a glass of Moet & Chandon Brut Champagne for $20.

Roots Wine Bar, 3107 Leeland, a self-serve wine concept, made a new fried chicken special, Birds and Bubbles, available Wednesday featuring half bird, sorghum-glazed biscuits with a side of hot honey and a bottle of champagne for $30 ($40 off all). Also on Wednesdays (4-7 p.m.), Roots offers a 15 percent discount on self-serve set wines, available in single, three and five-ounce pours.

Houston Chef Series at Mortons The Steakhouse

Landry’s, Inc. restaurants continue. Signature Group Annual Houston Chef Series, appearing on select evenings Wednesday through August 10 with this year’s theme inspired by “Coast to Coast.” This week Chef Frank Lewis will be serving Caribbean fare – Jerk Shrimp Salad, Pernel Ham, Snapper Escovite, Piste de Palomilla and Horchata – at Morton Steakhouse, 1001 McKinney. Tickets $119 per person.

Thursday 7 July

DG Cookie Dough at the candy fair

Dessert Gallery, 3600 Kirby, invites guests to try the DG Cookie Dough-big, a home-baked mini-dough made with 36 percent rich chocolate and offered in packages of 6 for $20 or $12 for $36. The new product will be available at the bakery starting July 7 (which is World Chocolate Day.

Insatiable glass and live jazz at Ouisie’s

Ouisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe, Insatiable Glass & Live Jazz Series, monthly dinner nights, live music and gourmet wine continues Thursday, July 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. Four musicians will perform live in the dining room, guests can choose a Ouisie’s Insatiable show Wine for $35 plus purchase of any main dish from the restaurant’s menu. The wine sampling will feature a selection of ten great wines – bubble, white, rose and red wine – and there is no charge for refilling. Reservations are highly encouraged as space is limited. Call 713-528-2264 or go online.

Friday July 8

Fri-Yay Rosé Tasting at Brennan’s of Houston

Brennan, 3300 Smith, will host a Fri-Yay Rosé Tasting on its patio, a wandering tasting featuring several selections of roses from “Wine Guy” Rich Carter, as well as snacks. Tickets are $35 and the fun runs from 4-7 p.m.

Saturday 9th July

Cooking class at Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen

Owner Sylvia Casares will teach a “Light Bites from the Tex-Mex Kitchen” class at Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 1140 Eldridge, 1-4 p.m. Participants can learn step-by-step methods for making flautas, chile con queso, picamole, ceviche, avocado salsa and tomato sauce grilled; The cost is $70 per person and includes all materials, class and meal. Register online or call 832-230-3842.

Sunday 10 July

Bash’s ninth birthday in Kamata

Kerata, 1830 Westheimer, turns nine, and celebrates her annual birthday bash from 4 p.m. until closing. A neighborhood favorite will be pouring wine that is rarely found in most wine shops or restaurants, focusing on unique wines by the glass (including bubbling and a selection of Magnum bottles that open only for the party) with food made especially for the event. Among the snack options are arancini, scratch-off ravioli and delicious pastries. The entire event is open to the public, and admission is free, although space is limited. Drinks and food on request.

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Beetroot rice is one of the new summer menu items you can eat at Traveler’s Table.

Photo by Becca Wright

New and ongoing specials

Peach Specials at Ouisie’s Table

OasiSan Felipe, 3939, brought back the famous Texas Peach Cobbler ($10), made with fresh Texas peach slices and blended with a thick, crisp cinnamon crust and topped with homemade vanilla ice cream. Throughout the entire month of July and as long as peaches keep coming, Ouisie’s will also offer a series of creative peaches offerings – appetizers, main dishes, cocktails and desserts – for lunch and dinner.

Buy two and get free scoops of homemade ice cream at Fat Eatery

The pints of ice cream are back at Phat Eatery, 23119 Colonial Parkway, just in time for National Ice Cream Month. During July, fans can take advantage of a special limited-time offer: buy two scoops, get one free with flavors including Ube, Pandan and Creamy Durian. Valid for indoor dining, takeaway and

New summer dinner menu on the traveler’s table

Traveler’s Table, 520 Westheimer, invites guests to pack their bags and cruise with its worldwide-inspired summer menu, featuring dishes like Banana Leaf Snapper, Beetroot Tartare, and Jungle Curry.

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