Best Cellars Houston dinner, benefiting the T. J. Martell Foundation: Hotel ZaZa, 5701 Main. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. $750. donate.tjmartell.org/Houston.
Southhold Farm and Cellar wine dinner: Pass & Provisions, 807 Taft. 7 p.m. Thursday. $95. 713-628-9020.
Grape Stomp dinner: Water 2 Wine, 3331 Westpark. 6-9 p.m. Friday. $85. 713-662-9463.
Annual Grape Stomp: Water 2 Wine, 3331 Westpark. 12:30-7 p.m. Saturday. $40. 713-662-9463.
Texas Wine Festival: The Empty Glass, 104 Market, Tomball. 1-7 p.m. Oct. 7. $35-$85. 832-698-4722.
Houston’s Favorite Foods wine dinner: Atkins Wine Bar, 8877 Cardwell. 4-6 p.m. Oct. 8. $45. 713-468-5030.
California wine dinner: Chama Gaúcha, 5865 Westheimer. 7 p.m. Oct. 11. $55 plus tax and gratuity.
The Epicurean Project, benefiting Recipe for Success, is Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards. Tickets are $75 per person at recipe4success.org.
Many fast food menu items can stay on a menu for a few years or even months. Some have been taken away too quick, while other still have us scratching our heads in amazement they lasted as long as they did.
Duckhorn wine dinner with Duckhorn’s Zack Rasmuson: Kirby’s in The Woodlands, 1111 Timberloch Place. 7 p.m. Wednesday. $150. 713-362-1121.
Schramsberg wine dinner with winemaker Hugh Davies: Benefiting Hurricane Harvey Hospitality Employee Relief Fund, at Brennan’s Houston, 3300 Smith. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. $150 plus tax and gratuity. 713-522-9711.
Czech wine dinner: GenuWine Tasting Room, 6503 FM 1488. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday. $65 ($60 for wine-club members). 832-934-2675.
J. Lohr wine dinner: ARA Restaurant in the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 2222 W. Loop S. 7 p.m. Friday. $125. 713-627-7600.
Three chefs wine dinner: Benefiting Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, at Radio Milano in Hotel Sorella, 800 Sorella Court. 5-8 p.m. Sunday.
Chick-fil-A lovers, you have until the end of the month to enjoy a beloved menu item, the Chicken Salad Sandwich.
It’s a well-known fact that fast-food companies over-promise when it comes to their dish presentations.
Heaping scoops of queso on crispy tortilla chips may be healthy, it turns out.
Webster Cellars Meritage & Meat wine dinner: Ritual, 602 Studewood. 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $45 plus tax and gratuity. 713-397-7713.
A gold mine of Planet Bordeaux wines: Le Bistro at the Culinary Institute Le Nôtre, 7070 Allensby. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Free. 646-430-5679.
Metzker Family Estates wine dinner: L’Olivier, 240 Westheimer; 7 p.m. Thursday; $95 plus tax and gratuity; 713-360-6313.
Schiopetto & Sira Pacenti wine dinner with Christian Maddelena: Dolce Vita, 500 Westheimer. 7 p.m. Tuesday. $120. 713-520-8222.
Duckhorn wine dinner with Duckhorn’s Zack Rasmuson: Kirby’s in The Woodlands, 1111 Timberloch Place. 7 p.m. Sept. 20. $150. 713-362-1121.
Four Houston area food events benefit Hurricane Harvey relief.
Getting your home back in order after flooding, wind damage or any other calamity is imperative. But you can think of this project as a way to start fresh, especially where the kitchen is concerned.
If you find your cupboards and pantry in disarray, now’s the perfect opportunity to reassess what you need and reorganize what you have. Go into the replenishing and restocking of your kitchen essentials with a new direction: one that that embraces less clutter and emphasizes neat, tidy order. In other words, the way you always wanted your cupboards and kitchen to be but never had the time or inclination to tackle.
Think like the editors of Food52.com: “Take care of your pantry and it will take care of you.