Create your own wine dinner during Houston Restaurant Weeks:
Ouisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe; through Sept. 4; $20 at lunch, $28 at dinner with HRW menu for seven wine samplings. 713-528-2264.
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, 111 N. Post Oak; 6 p.m. Nov. 9; tickets from $200; 713-807-0191, ironsommelier.com.
This summer you might be wanting to enjoy a cocktail at brunch or by the pool, but do you know how cocktails got their names?
Blue Bell recently released their newest flavor of ice cream, the Sweet ‘n Salty Crunch.
Andrew Nichols has spent five years refining his cake technique and now it’s paying off for his business Andrew’s Artisan Cakes.
Thursday night’s sold-out event at the Saint Arnold brewery north of downtown celebrating French fries and beer was the unofficial kickoff to the weekend.
Doughnuts are cheap, but Krispy Kreme has just made them cheaper to celebrate their birthday this Friday.
On the ground floor of the 2929 Wesleyan apartment tower, the 200-seat, wood-wrapped restaurant has several distinct areas, including the Roka Bar, a sushi bar, robata grill and a private dining room decorated with giant jars of flavor-infused shochu, a Japanese distilled spirit.
[…] sashimi and nigiri sushi might involve fatty tuna, blue fin tuna, big eye tuna, sea urchin, red snapper, striped jack, amberjack, fluke or freshwater eel.
Hot and cold appetizers are almost too pretty to eat – the toro tartare, for example, is a disk of cubed fatty tuna festooned with flowers, crispy leaves of fried taro, and a dollop of ossetra caviar sitting atop a golden quail egg.
Cocktails include Roka signatures like the Gosotochiri (vodka, sake, elderflower liqueur, serrano chile, cucumber), plus Houston specialties such as the Backroom Deal (añejo tequila, Italian sweet vermouth, brandy liqueur, toasted tobacco leaf, vanilla bitters).
Someone give this place an award for ingenuity.
New Orleans Master Chefs dinner with wine pairings:
Bastille Day Celebration dinner:
Tribute to Champagne pairing dinner hosted by sommelier Susi Zivanovic:
Perry’s Steakhouse, 9827 Interstate 10 W. 7 p.m. July 21. $150.
Vino and Vinyl, 3340 FM 1092, Suite 150, Missouri City. 2-4 p.m. Saturdays. 281-208-7453.