MIDTOWN — It’s National Pasta Day and you can celebrate at Damian’s Cucina Italiana (3011 Smith St). All day long, they’re offering their classic spaghetti and meatballs for only $8.30. [Eaterwire]
WILLOWBROOK — It's an all day party today at Bar Louie and your presence is requested. Sip $2 signature martinis while celebrating the chain's newest Houston location. Guests will also receive a select appetizer on the house. Doors open at 11 a.m. 2000 Willowbrook Mall, Ste 8000A [Facebook]
RICE MILITARY — Chill out with ice cream sandwiches from Ricca Co. The mobile ice cream shop will have its first pop-up at Catalina Coffee, Saturday, October 18. Be the first to try a pumpkin and cinnamon frozen treat along with other fall flavors to debut from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. 2201 Washington Ave. [Facebook]
INDEPENDENCE HEIGHTS — Keeper Collection, a wine enthusiast circle, will host it Texas wine rides with a stop in Houston Saturday, October 18. David Keck, sommelier at wine bar Camerata at Paulie's, will pour Oregon wines at Treadsack's Kipper Club. Space is limited and tickets are $95. Additional details here. 4400 Yale St.
SHARPSTOWN — Blacksmith Coffee is taking its "By Night" pop-up dinner series on the road Sunday, October 19. This month's pop-up has a breakfast slant and spotlights the cooking talents of an industry favorite restaurant, Mala Sichuan. Kick start the morning with sichuan-style shrimp and grits and pork hock with bok choy. Donuts with chrysanthemum tea glaze and sichuan peppercorns are not to be missed too. Tea and coffee beverages will also be served. Doors open at 9 a.m. 9348 Bellaire Blvd. [Eaterwire]
DOWNTOWN — Texas Monthly and Grey Goose partner for a summer soirée, spotlighting Houston's best patios. Enjoy complimentary Grey Goose cocktails Sunday, October 19, at The Grove from noon to 2 p.m. RSVP requested. 1611 Lamar St. [Eaterwire]
MEMORIAL— Sal y Pimienta hosts a five-course wine dinner on Tuesday, October 21. On the menu are selections from Bodegas Familia Zuccardi, to be paired with chef's selections including dover sole, marinated with citrus fruit, and smoked and aged Argentinean cheese served with tomato, prosciutto and oregano. Details here.
GALVESTON— Mark your calendar. Shrimp N' Stuff will open a new spot in downtown Galveston next month, in the historic Washington Hotel Building on Mechanic Street. In addition to the Island favorite's signature offerings of seafood dinners, gumbo, and po' boys, the new spot adds breakfast items including breakfast tacos and burritos packaged to grab and go on your way to work and a larger sit down breakfast on the weekends. [Eaterwire]