Here’s a look at this week’s hottest culinary events:
Shoyu Brisket Ramen at Ramen Tatsu-Ya
Ramen and barbecue unite in Ramen Tatsu-Ya1722 California, for a limited time as the noodle shop brings back its beloved Smoked Shoyu Brisket Ramen, a collaboration with Kemuri Tatsu-Ya — the Texas izakaya group of restaurants specializing in smoked meats, yakitori and classic izakaya. The limited-time, envy-worthy bowl includes a slice of brisket and smoked shoyuas well as its signature Tonkotsu broth and thin noodles, charred jalapeño, ajitama (marinated soft-boiled egg), menma (bamboo shoots) and shallots. Get it in and take it out Monday through Friday this week from 11 a.m. while supplies last.
tuesday may 17
Nice dinner at the vineyard at Brennan’s of Houston
Brennan from Houston33300 Smith, invites you to its premiere wine dinner of the year featuring the region’s favorite Nice vineyard. Ryan Levy of the winery and Rich Carter of Brennan will guide guests through the French-inspired five-course wine pairings. Highlights include Gulf Blue Crab Vichyssoise, Bordeaux Escargot, Crispy Sweetbreads with Louisiana Crayfish, American Lamb Chop and Beef Tenderloin topped with Hudson Valley Foie Gras and crepes Suzette from the south. Dinner begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and Cost is $175++ per person.
Tasting of Spanish wines in Camerata
Camerata, 1830 Westheimer, will take a virtual trip to northeastern Spain as guests sample wines from Spain’s Bierzo wine region made by Raúl Pérez Pereira. From 6-8 p.m., General Manager and Wine Sommelier Elyse Wilson, accompanied by Pereira’s representative, David Salinas of Skurnik Wines, will offer two different wine flights – one with three Bierzo red wines and another with five wines, red and white. , and Camerata will serve appetizer-sized portions of Spanish dishes such as savory puff pastry with local toppings, Iberian ham, boquerones and Spanish cheeses and meats. The cost is a la carte depending on the wines and food purchased. The event is open to the public and reservations are not required.
Saturday May 21
Pre-Memorial Day Grilling Class at Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen
Chef-owner Sylvia Casares is ready to pass on some grilling knowledge with a hands-on grilling class held at Sylvia’s enchilada cooking, 1140 Eldridge, 1-4 p.m. Guests will learn how to make beef fajitas, corn, flour tortillas, salsa, Mexican rice and South Texas bean soup, as well as a potato salad like Casares’ mother made in Brownsville. The cost is $75 per person, which includes all materials, the lesson, and a meal. Register in line or call 832-230-3842.
“Sweet 16” Birthday Party at Spot Lounge & Bar
the place, 4709 Emancipation, will be hosting their “Sweet 16” birthday party from 3-8 p.m. at 16 with drinks and jams, fierce chess matches, live DJs and throwback specials.
5th Anniversary Weekend at FM Kitchen & Bar
FM Kitchen & Bar, 1112 Shepherd, will celebrate its fifth anniversary throughout the weekend, kicking off with Yoga and Brunch on the FM Terrace with Southern Flow Yoga (free workout). Yoga starts at 9:30 am followed by brunch; and Saturday, Tenfold Coffee will appear from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (FM Kitchen will use its cafe for a special espresso martini). All day, both days, there will be live music and DJs, free FM Burger and Ranch Water giveaways, and other specials including whiskey flights and CBD cocktails.
All month (May)
Asian Restaurant Month
In May, during Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a roundup of restaurants, cafes and food trucks participate in the second installment of Asian Restaurant Month. The program aims to raise awareness and support the AAPI community throughout the Greater Houston area, and new this year is a free interactive digital pass to Asian Restaurant Month powered by Visit Houston for customers to win prizes. and gifts.
Charity menus of the month at Etoile Cuisine et Bar
This can, Star Kitchen and Bar1101-11 Uptown Park, will raise funds for RESEARCH House of Tiny Treasures, a nationally accredited preschool program that provides developmentally-focused early childhood education for children ages two to five. Chef Philippe Verpiand has created two fixed-price monthly menus, an evening menu that includes four courses for $65 per person plus tax and tip, of which $7 will go to AVDA; and a special brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday, including three courses for $36 per person plus tax and tip, with $4 going to the program for each sold.
Marvel Madness Cocktails at Present Company
Actual society, 1318 Westheimer, has put together a Marvel Madness-themed cocktail menu for the month of May. Sip drinks like the Raspberry Thor-Bae ($12), made with blood orange gin, aquavit, raspberry puree and Radler grapefruit; or the Mysterio ($12), with mezcal, watermelon shrub, pineapple-jalapeño juice and agave.
Lupus Fundraiser Tuesdays at Molina’s Cantina
In May, during Lupus Awareness Month, three percent of total Tuesday sales proceeds from the three Molina’s canteen locations will be donated to the Lupus Foundation. The cause is close to the hearts of the Molina family, as Mary Molina – the daughter of third-generation Cantina de Molina owners Roberto and Erica Molina – was diagnosed with lupus in 2020. Research is much needed, it is why the Cantina de Molina partnered with Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America to raise funds for research and awareness. Guests are invited to come on Taco Tuesdays to enjoy Tex-Mex platters or raise a drink, all for a good cause; and those who prefer to donate directly can do so online.
Italian Spritz Garden Wednesdays at Rosalie Italian Soul
Rosalie400 Dallas, will feature its new Italian Spritz Garden every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. through June 1. Guests can enjoy a rotating spring drinks menu featuring premium craft cocktails, listen to live music from local talent, and enjoy lawn games, including giant Jenga and cornhole, on the newly renovated green space from Allen Center.
New and current promotions
Graduation sweets at Dessert Gallery
Dessert Gallery, 3600 Kirby, is ready to celebrate upcoming graduates with satisfying candy ranging from hand-decorated butter cookies to graphic cakes, cookies, and cupcakes with your own photo uploads. The treats are available to order online or in-store until June 15.
Barrier-Free Bites at Local Foods Tanglewood
During Food Allergy Awareness Month, Local foods Tanglewood, 5740 San Felipe, partners with a nonprofit barrier-free camp Camping for all to offer customers a barrier-free dish until June 12. Customers can enjoy gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free grilled herb-marinated chicken served with tomato and cilantro basmati rice, black-eyed peas, pico de gallo, avocado, and garnished with pepitas. Local Foods will donate 20% of proceeds from the dish directly to Camp For All and its mission to transform the world for children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs.
Brunch with Night Moves Hospitality
Three concepts from Greg Perez The night moves hospitality collective have expanded menus to include Sunday brunch service. Mexican-American restaurant Chivos, 222 West 11th, is now open for brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, offering dishes such as huevos en mole with two fried eggs, avocado, pipits, crema and queso fresco; masa hoe cakes with bourbon maple butter and green onions; and “BLT” pork belly with Duroc pork belly, heirloom tomato, Bibb lettuce, and avocado on bolillo bread, plus drinks ranging from Bloody Marias to a Rosa Spritz.
space cowboy, 100 West Cavalcade, at the Heights House Hotel, will serve brunch offerings from Executive Chef Adriana Maldonado from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Get a fried chicken steak and eggs; bananas Foster French Toast, chilaquiles, and a breakfast burger with chorizo and ground beef patty, cheese, bacon, and Valentina aioli on a sesame seed bun.
Trash Panda Drinking Club, 4203 Edison, hosts a Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring chef Jonathan Lindauer’s Abuelita Cinnamon Rolls with a hot chocolate and brown sugar filling drizzled with an infused cream cheese frosting; avocado toast, breakfast tacos and more.
Lunch service in Ostia
Chef Travis McShane’s Italian-Mediterranean inspired concept Ostia, 2032 Dunlavy, will extend its lunch service, available Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and offering an ever-changing menu of dishes including a seasonal gnocchi; lamb tartare with pickle, harissa, aioli and Jerusalem artichoke; asparagus, arugula and goat cheese frittata; and pizza rosso and bianco. Ostia will also expand its brunch service to operate every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.