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These are the 7 best food and drink events in Houston this week

These are the 7 best food and drink events in Houston this week

Dave Arnold Existing Conditions cocktail
New York bar guru Dave Arnold shakes it up UB Preserv.  Photo by Eric Medsker
Butcher's Ball 2018 Ryan Lachaine
Popular Houston chef Ryan Lachaine will hot dog it at Glitter Karaoke.  Photo by Daniel Jackson
Monkey Mixer Monkey Shoulder Whisky
The massive Monkey Mixer cocktail truck makes a stop at Bosscat.  Courtesy photo
Dave Arnold Existing Conditions cocktail
Butcher's Ball 2018 Ryan Lachaine
Monkey Mixer Monkey Shoulder Whisky

This week in foodie fun starts with a Tax Day special and finishes up with a whisky truck at a popular Houston restaurant. In between, there’s a local chef competing on Beat Bobby Flay, a four-course whiskey dinner at the Dunlavy, and a popup at Glitter Karaoke.

Here, then, is a roundup of the best food and drink events happening this week in Houston.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Tax Day Specials at Urban Bricks
All pizzas are $4.15 all day long at the West Houston upscale casual spot. Every pie on the menu is customizable, giving diners a plethora of choices when it comes to crusts, sauces and toppings. It’s all designed to take a bit of the sting out of Tax Day. The restaurant opens at 11 am.

Wednesday, April 17

Balcones Distillery Whiskey Dinner at The Dunlavy
The four-course dinner begins with a cocktail hour of passed appetizers and whisky cocktail pairings. During the sit-down dinner, Balcones Distilling Brand Ambassador Winston Edwards guides guests through whiskey pairings with Chef Jane’s selections. The menu includes a crab boil salad accompanied by Balcones Bourbon, and Pork N’ Beans, paired with Balcones Baby Blue. Ticket are $85 per person. For reservations, call 713-360-6477.

Bar Takeover with Dave Arnold at UB Preserve
Bar guru Dave Arnold joins UB Preserv for Southern Smoke Spring. He’ll serve a selection of cocktails from his NYC bar Existing Conditions, as well as incorporating some of the original techniques and technology from his lab, Booker and Dax, including his culinary centrifuge, the Spinzall. Proceeds from this special cocktail menu will benefit Southern Smoke Spring. Event runs from 9 pm to 2 am.

Thursday, April 18

Vegan Brews and BBQ at Brash Brewing Company
With menu highlights that include Fried Chickun, BBQ, Mac N Cheeze, Jambalaya, Cajun Corn, Beer-Cheeze Battered Beyond Burgers, Totchos, and more, this soul food-inspired event adds some spice to the middle of the week. Diners can select their favorites from 5 to 10 pm.

Chef Rosh Beat Bobby Flay Watch Party at King’s Court
Come out from 6 to 11 pm and cheer on Houston’s Chef Rosh as she takes on Bobby Flay. No stranger to television competitions, she won Chopped and was a contestant on season 10 of Hell’s Kitchen. The show airs at 7 pm, but there are food and drink specials all night long.

"Return of the Durty Dawg" Pop-Up at Glitter Karaoke
Chef Ryan Lachaine is back at Glitter Karaoke for a reprisal last year’s popular popup. He’s making an assortment of dogs, including Riel's Mini Dogs (egg yolk, fried rice, Gochujang); a Deli Dog, inspired by Luda’s in his hometown of Winnipeg (onions, Kraft singles, bacon, relish, mustard); Slaw Dog, inspired by The Varsity in Atlanta (chili and dirty coleslaw); and Tonkatsu Dog (kewpie mayo, bulldog sauce, pickled cabbage, bread crumbs). The event kicks off at 8 pm.

Saturday, April 20

The Monkey Mixer at Bosscat Kitchen and Libations
The Monkey Mixer, Monkey Shoulder Scotch's 27-foot-long traveling cocktail truck, will make a stop in Houston. Monkey fans can look for it on Bosscat's back patio at the restaurant’s 4310 Westheimer Rd. location. Given The Monkey Mixer can hold up to 2,400 gallons of liquid, expect ample samples to be served. Event runs 3-5 pm.