Houston Restaurant Week 2015 — Eat out for a good cause. Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW) is the largest annual fundraiser for America's largest food bank. Planned by volunteers, HRW donates 100% of the funds raised to the Houston Food Bank. Houston Restaurant Weeks lasts from August 1 through September 7, 2015. Restaurants participating create special menus created exclusively for this annual fundraiser. The list of restaurants participating this year range from the high-end Tony's to the Alamo Drafthouse. And be sure to stop by Dish Society to snag a Texas made t-shirt, 50% of the proceeds go to support Houston Food Bank during Houston Restaurant Weeks 2015. [HRW]
Sweet and Savory Dinner — The hip underground dinner group is at it again, merging the instagram worthy with the delightfully culinary for their next event, August 28th. The Aces are teaming up with Sugar and Cloth, Maple and Love, Honeychild's Sweet Creams and Tout Suite for a sweet and savory dinner. Expect dishes such as, chocolate trio and bacon Wrapped Dates, "sundae" specials sake trio and beer battered corn dogs. Tickets go fast.
Escape: A Love Street Psychedelic Trip Out Night — Johnny's Gold Brick in the Heights the latest project from Treadsack and the sister bar of Down House and D and T Drive Inn, is throwing a psychedelic-themed party sponsored by Karbach Brewing Company with special DJ sets Thursday, August 27.
Saturday Morning Bake Sale — Fluff Bake Bar pastry chef/owner Rebecca Masson is amping up their sidewalk sweets August 22, at 10:00 a.m. in Midtown with guest pastry chef, Andrew Lewis (Uchi, Uchiko, St. Philip). The Saturday morning bake sale ends when the pastries sell out, so get there fast.
Revival Market and Tierra Del Sol Farms Lamb Butchery Demo — Learn how to carefully butcher perfect cuts of free-range & hormone & antibiotic-free lamb, 7:00 p.m., August 24 at Revival Market in the Heights. Pre-demo nosh on Revival snacks and mid-way through the demo feast on a chef prepared meal featuring lamb. BYOB is encouraged. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased them by visiting Revival or calling (713) 880-8463.
Chris Shepherd on Vietnam — Underbelly's Chris Shepherd affections for Vietnamese cuisine are highlighted in an event at the Asia Society, 7:00 p.m., August 19. Shepherd will visit with Houston Chronicle travel editor Jody Schmal to discuss his recent culinary trip through Vietnam, while guests enjoy complimentary light bites from some of Houston's best Vietnamese restaurants hand-picked by Chris himself — as well as drinks from our cash bar. Tickets can be purchased through the Asia Society's website.
The Charcuterie Dinner — Prohibition Supper Club's culinary director Ben McPherson with executive chef Matt Wommack are hosting a multi-course menu presented in conjunction with visiting chefs Craig Deihl (Artisan Meat Share), Josh Jones, Bryan Butler and Ben Runkle (Salt and Time) and Andrew Vaserfirer (Revival Market). Each dish will feature edible works of art with Bruichladdich Single Malt Whiskey cocktail pairings. The event begins at 6:30 until 10:00 p.m., August 18, and tickets are $150 a pop.
Ripe Dinner Featuring chef Stephanie Hobban — Aces of Taste is a roaming culinary pop-up that hosts multi-course dinners and brunches featuring veteran and emerging chefs throughout Houston. This month they've tapped talented vegan chef Hobban (Ripe Food Truck) for a fun and inventive meal August 13, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The location has not yet been announced (adding to the secrecy of the pop-dinner group), but expect treats from Hobban such as, kohlrabi tacos made with smoked heirloom carrots, sesame mole and jackfruit nachos with pan asian bbq 'pulled' jackfruit and wonton chip. Tickets are limited. Be sure to check out Aces of Taste's promo video for Hobban below. [Aces of Taste]