Spring is upon us and soon the temperatures will rise, the patio umbrellas will crank open and the sunglasses will permanently be affixed to our collective faces. With the patio weather, comes a veritable bevy of events around Houston to get you out of the house and into Spring.
Add these nine food & drink events to your calendar – it's better than binge-watching yet another series on Netflix.
Tuesday Crawfish Boil
Where: Eight Row Flint
When: March 15 (And Tuesdays Following)
What: Last week, the folks at Eight Row Flint threw down their first crawfish boil at the new Heights hot spot patio. It was such a hit they're making it a permanent fixture in the rotation. Join them on the patio every Tuesday for crawfish and beer al fresco.
Feast Day of San Giuseppe
Where: Sud Italia
When: March 16
What: This post-St. Patrick's Day feast, typically observed on March 19, celebrates St. Joseph, husband of the Virgin Mary. Sud Italia will kick off the festivities early on March 16 with a Sicilian-inspired menu. The restaurant will host wine aficionado Philip Cusimano as a guest speaker, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Houston Food Bank. Score tickets and more info on Sud Italia's Facebook page.
Revival Market 5th Year Anniversary
Where: Revival Market
When: March 20
What: Revival Market is celebrating five incredible years in Houston by thanking customers with a pig roast (at cost!). Owners Morgan and Ryan are throwing a party with a pig roast, sides, dessert, complimentary beer – and Revival is always BYOB – and music. $10 per person. Info on site.
CVNE Rioja Wine Dinner
Where: Costa Bravo
When: March 21
What: Sip wines from Spain's Rioja region with Compañia Vinicola del Norte, a winery first established in 1879. de España (CVNE) was established in Haro, Spain in 1879 and is still owned and operated by descendants of the founding brothers. Tickets and information here.
Anejo 1-year Anniversary Party
Where: Anejo in Uptown Park
When: March 24
What: Uptown Park will be the scene of the party on Thursday, March 24th. There is dualcause for celebration: In addition to turning one year old, Anejo will be celebrating the hire of Alberto Gutierrez, the restaurant's brand new executive chefs. Sample light bites from the chef while throwing back cocktails at the bar. More details here.
SALO Series Chef Yana Gilbuena Pop-Up Dinner
When: March 29 (And Every Tuesday through May)
What: This "snout-to-tail" dinner series is a sociocultural dining project from Filipino chef Yana Gilbuena, and will take over Boheme for 2 months as part of a test kitchen residency, bringing back the Montrose fave's popular Test Kitchen Tuesdays. Every week, Gilbuena will introduce a new concept called HAYOP, "animal" in Tagalog, represents her philosophy of "eating and cooking that involves using every possible part of an animal and thus minimizing waste."
Eileo Wine Dinner
Where: Hubbell & Hudson
When: April 4
What: Up in the Woodlands, the folks at H&H are hosting Eileo winemaker Jay McDonald who will lead diners through a five course dinner paired with reds and whites straight from the vineyard. Reserve your spot for $165 per person calling 281-203-5641. Snag yours early – tickets will go fast.
See No Evil "Black Out" Dinner
Where: Big Eyed Fish
When: April 19 & 20
What: This popular dinner series in which diners feast on a multi-course meal in pitch-black surroundings is back at Big Eyed Fish. Fortunately, even though you won't be able to see a thing, your other senses will make up for it in a way that will make this dinner pretty unforgettable. Tickets start at $75 and will undoubtedly sell out.