MONTROSE/RIVER OAKS— You have from today until Feb. 24 to enjoy a special art-meets-food series for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Brasserie 19 and Restaurant CINQ have partnered with MFAH for that museum's exhibit The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute by providing prix-fixe menus that have been inspired by the collection of paintings. Diners who purchase one of these prix-fixe meals will receive a discount to the exhibit. [Eaterwire]
HEIGHTS— Those familiar with Burns Suppers are already preparing their snifters for this night of whisky and poorly recited poetry. The late poet Robert Burns has long been commemorated with annual suppers around the world. In Houston, now-shuttered Feast was known to host these, and now that the once owner of that establishment Richard Knight has joined restaurant group Treadsack, the folks behind D&T Drive Inn, Down House and the upcoming Foreign Correspondents, that tradition will make a comeback with a preview for Treadsack's other upcoming spot Hunky Dory. Head to D&T Drive Inn on Jan. 25 for a celebration that will feature some special Scottish guests reciting Burns' poetry, some bagpipers, and a number of toasts. The traditional meal of haggis, Cock-a-leekie soup, and Cranachan will be prepared by Knight and will be accompanied by Laphroaig and Ardmore. Buy tickets here.
WASHINGTON CORRIDOR— Houstonia's Robb Walsh continues his hot dog series for Gastronaut. Here he visits Happy Fatz and Sammy's Wild Game Grill, about which he writes: "The menu is gimmicky, but this was one of the best sausage sandwiches I've eaten in Houston. Some say Sammy's borrowed the wild game dog concept from Moon Tower Inn, but it doesn't matter where they got the idea if they get it right." [Gastronaut]