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Belon Oysters at Julep; Randy Evans Cookbook Signing

Plus blue plate specials for a good cause at Houston restaurants.


BOOK CLUB — Chef Randy Evans will be at James Coney Island signing copies his cookbook on Friday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first ten people during this time to purchase a Colombian funky dog at the restaurant will get a signed copy of The Kitchen Table: Brennan's of Houston for free. [Facebook]

CHARITYWIRE — For the month of April, some Houston-area restaurants are offering up blue plate specials from which a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Thread Alliance; see a full list of participating restaurants here. [EaterWire]

SPECIALS — Great news for oyster fans: Julep will be serving the rare Belon variety today starting at 4 p.m. Only around 5,000 of these are harvested each year, making the short season a coveted one. [Instagram via Gastronaut]

RIVER OAKS — Pasta mecca Giacomo's worked with former Osteria Mazzantini sommelier Samantha Porter to come up with the restaurant's new wine list, featuring biodynamic and small production wineries — and complete with pairing notes. [EaterWire]

James Coney Island

3607 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77098 (713) 524-7400 Visit Website


1919 Washington Avenue, , TX 77007 (832) 371-7715 Visit Website