This Week In Dining

These are the 9 best food and drink events in Houston this week

These are the 9 best food and drink events in Houston this week

Eight Row Flint new menu items
Eight Row Flint begins an outdoor cooking series.  Photo by Carla Gomez
Bosscat Kitchen whiskey room
Raise a glass with dear ol' Dad at Bosscat Kitchen and Libations. Photo by Julie Soefer
Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou exterior night landscaping
Enjoy an outdoor cookout at Brenner's on the Bayou.  Photo by © Julie Soefer/Greater Houston Visitors and Convention Bureau
Eight Row Flint new menu items
Bosscat Kitchen whiskey room
Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou exterior night landscaping

The week begins with a benefit to help The Women's Home in Montrose, which provides support for women and families as they rebuild their lives. And it culminates in a series of offers to celebrate Father's Day. Along the way, check out New Zealand wines and see what's cooking around town for National Burger Month.

Monday, June 10 – Sunday, June 16
Taste of Montrose
This week-long benefit for The Women’s Home invites diners to eat out at participating restaurants, all of which have agreed to donate a percentage of sales or a flat sum to the area charity devoted to fighting addiction, tending to mental illness, and helping women reclaim their lives. Those taking part include Avondale Food and Wine, Good Dog Hot Dog, Katz’s Deli, Night Heron, Niko Niko’s, Paulie’s, Roost, and Southside Espresso.

Tuesday, June 11
Outdoor Cooking Series at Eight Row Flint
The popular Tuesday series continues at this Heights favorite. Chef de cuisine Marcelo Garcia honors National Burger Month with a bacon-blue cheese burger served with waffle fries for $15. They'll be available starting at 5 pm until sold out.

Wine Tasting at Jasper's
This Woodlands' restaurant features an evening of wines from Medallion paired with appetizers from chef Ruben Campo. The tasting (5-7 pm) includes selections such as baked oysters paired with the 2016 Domaine de la Verpaille Vire-Clesse, a short rib taco served with Black Rock “Cougar’s Cuvee," and duck confit gnocci with La Magia Rosso di Montalcino. Tickets are $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity. To purchase, call 281-298-6600.

Wednesday, June 12
New Zealand wine dinner at Coterie
This five-course dinner features selections designed to showcase the depth and imagination of New Zealand wines. The menu includes mini smoked salmon quiche paired with the 2016 TU Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, arugula salad tossed in a red wine vinaigrette and served with pine nuts and Greyure cheese accompanied by the 2015 Ceres Cosmopolitan Pinot Noir from Otago, and Texas Wagyu steak with chevre potatoes paired with 2013 Mills Reed "Elspeth" Syrah from Hawkes Bay. Tickets are $55 per person or $100 per couple and can be reserved online. Dinner begins at 6 pm.

Friday, June 14 – Sunday, June 16
Father’s Day Flights at Bosscat Kitchen and Libations
Celebrate Dad all weekend long with this whiskey flight of four selections, including Bosscat’s very own 1792, as well as Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel, Jack Daniels Single Barrel, and Four Roses Single Barrel. The cost is $20.

Friday, June 14
Bourbon flights at Ouisie’s Table
In honor of National Bourbon Day, the River Oaks favorite is offering a flight of three bourbons for $20 all day long. Enjoy one-and-a-half-ounce pours of Angel’s Envy and Basil Hayden, both from Kentucky, and American Prairie from High West in Utah. Those looking for a taste of something else can make substitutes by asking their servers.

Sunday, June 16
Second Annual Father's Day Cookout at Last Concert Cafe
Sponsored by I'll Have What She's Having, this party from 11 am to 2 pm brings together some of Houston's hottest chefs to raise money for Liz Fenton Purse Snacks, a fund for preventive health care for the Houston restaurant industry's uninsured employees. Among those taking part are Mallory Buford of Tacos A Go Go, Alvin Schultz of Eat. Drink. Experience., Otto Sanchez and Matt Cabon of Magnol French Baking, EJ Miller of International Smoke, and Justin Yu of Theodore Rex, Better Luck Tomorrow, and Public Services. The menu features Texas wagyu brisket with side dishes of organic, local produce from Loam Argonomics. Beverages come courtesy of Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Tequila Patrón, and Gin Mare. Tickets are $60 and include admission, food, and beverage. A VIP tasting of special bottling by Patrón is an additional $30. A $15 children's plate includes one meat, two sides, dessert, and a cookie decorating station. Tickets are available online.

Brunchisimo Sundays at Cyclone Anaya’s
Kicking off just in time for Father’s Day and running weekly until July 14, the Mexican kitchen’s amped-up Sunday brunch includes build-your-own mimosas and free swag. Offered from 11 am to 3 pm, the new menu includes selections like crab cakes Florentine, migas, pancakes, Carne Asada and eggs, and a host of other items.

Father’s Day Backyard Cookout at Brenner’s on the Bayou
This outdoor party features live country music and a great dinner deal. Thirty bucks buys a 20-ounce porterhouse steak served with a loaded potato and salad. Also available is a bucket of six Shiner Bocks for $25 (drinkers can buy them individually for $5). For kids, there’s an 8-ounce top sirloin.