NORTHSIDE— Kris Bistro will celebrate Bastille Day this Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with a brunch that features five food and wine pairing stations. Dishes include coq au vin, escargot and creme brulee. Cost is $39 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under. Call 713-358-5079 for reservations. [EaterWire]
GALLERIA— Philippe will celebrate Bastille Day on July 14 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a tasting of canapés designed by chef Philippe Schmit and wine pairings curated by sommelier Vanessa Trevino-Boyd. Sip champagne on the outdoor patio and play a game of pétanque. Festivities will carry on through the evening with live entertainment from The Gypsies as well as door prizes. $65. To reserve, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-439-1000.
CYPRESS— Chronicle critic Alison Cook awards a B to the California-style double cheeseburger at national chain Freddy's Frozen Custard but can't recommend the single-patty she also sampled. Bonus points for the frozen custard shake. [29-95]
MIDTOWN— Food & Wine will host a party to celebrate 25 years of Best New Chefs at Reef on July 24 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. "RSVP to email@example.com by July 22 with 'Houston' and your full name." [29-95]