No need to feel sorry for vegans when it comes to chile con queso. Those who do not consume animal products are not left out of the fun because there are cheese-free versions of the Tex-Mex cheese dip. Quite a lot of them, in fact. Here are two tried and true recipes.
Last week, a Reddit user asked the online community about the menu items that should be avoided at chain restaurants.
California wine dinner: Chama Gaúcha, 5865 Westheimer. 7 p.m. Wednesday. $55 plus tax and gratuity. 713-244-9500.
The Prisoner wine dinner: The Palm Restaurant, 6100 Westheimer. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. $125. 713-977-8180.
Introduction to Italian wine tasting/seminar: Houston Italian Festival, St. Thomas University. 6:15 p.m. Thursday; 3:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $15. houstonitalianfestival.com.
Trinity Valley Exposition annual wine tasting: TVE Fair Grounds, 321 FM 563, Liberty. 6-8 p.m. Friday. $30. 936-336-3716.
Movie and Wine Night, featuring “Bottle Shock”: Atkins Wine Bar, 8877 Cardwell. 6-9 p.m. Saturday. $45. 713-468-5030.
The limited-edition sauce will be available at five McDonald’s locations this Saturday.
Let’s be honest, wine made in Texas can do no wrong, especially when it’s being sold for a good cause.
They call it fast food for a reason. With life being so rushed, diners want convenient, quick and low-fuss meal options that honor their health and dietary concerns.
Texas Wine Festival: The Empty Glass, 104 Market, Tomball. 1-7 p.m. Saturday. $35-$85. 832-698-4722.
Valley Mills Vineyards tasting: Solero Winery, 330 T.C. Jester. Saturday, 6-9 p.m. $30. 713-705-8574.
Houston’s Favorite Foods wine dinner: Atkins Wine Bar, 8877 Cardwell. 4-6 p.m. Sunday. $45. 713-468-5030.
California wine dinner: Chama Gaúcha, 5865 Westheimer. 7 p.m. Oct. 11. $55 plus tax and gratuity. 713-244-9500.
The Prisoner wine dinner: The Palm Restaurant, 6100 Westheimer. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12. $125. 713-977-8180.
Introduction to Italian wine tasting/seminar: Houston Italian Festival, St. Thomas University. 6:15 p.m. Oct. 12; 3:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Oct. 13.; 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 14; and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 15. $15.
There also seems to be a day for every food and beverage under the sun. There’s pizza day, cheeseburger day, even tequila day, which hurts more the next day.
There’s no greater showcase for Houston’s gifted and diverse sommelier population than the annual Iron Sommelier competition, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary Nov. 9, at The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa. It benefits the Periwinkle Foundation, which develops and provides programs to help children, young adults and families who are challenged by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Each of the competing sommeliers selects three wines that focus on a particular wine region, grape or style, then does his or her best to sell their theme as the “best of show.” They also pick a select wine and do the same in the VIP tasting room for the underwriters.
Secret menu items are a foodie’s dream. They’ve become so popular that these menus aren’t so secret anymore, but they continue to update and get even more outlandish and yummy.