Upcoming Events: Snowballs for Charity & a Free Wine Tasting

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Photo courtesy of Brennan's of Houston
Enjoy complementary snowballs during lunch at Brennan's from June 21 until July 5.
Brennan's of Houston is having a Snoball Fight for Charity starting Friday, June 21, and lasting until Friday, July 5. Brennan's has partnered with five local charities -- SEARCH, Alley Theatre, YDC: Youth Development Center, Hermann Park Conservancy and Scout's Honor Rescue -- that have each chosen a snowball flavor to be served at the restaurant for the next two weeks. Whenever you dine at Brennan's for lunch, you will select one complimentary snowball to cast your vote for your favorite. Now, these snowballs are not your typical childhood snow cones; they're a bit more sophisticated. SEARCH Homeless Services chose Bananas Foster as its flavor, Alley Theatre chose Grasshoper, YDC: Youth Development Center chose Praline Dream, Hermann Park Conservancy chose Japanese Garden-Inspired: Cherry Blossom and Scout's Honor Rescue chose Caramel Covered Apple.

The snowball flavor that wins taster's choice will be added to the Brennan's menu for the rest of the summer and the organization will receive $1,000. Head on down to Brennan's for lunch to enjoy a delicious meal followed by a free snowball to cool you off this summer and to support local charities.

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Photo courtesy of RA Sushi Houston
After Sushi and Sake 101, you will know how to make sushi rolls like this one.
For one hour on Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m., RA Sushi in Highland Village will offer its Sushi and Sake 101 class where guests will learn about rolling sushi and what types of sake go well with certain sushi dishes. Guests will have the chance to practice rolling sushi and will get to taste and sip different types of sushi and sake. Make your reservations today to learn as much as you can about sushi and sake in one hour.

What's better than a wine tasting? A free wine tasting. French Country Wines is hosting a free tasting on Wednesday, June 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the winery. Guests will have the opportunity to sample four French Rose wines not normally found in the United States. Enjoy wines from the Chateau La Mascaronne vineyard, Domaine Gueissard and Domaine Turenne vineyards, all located in Provence in France, as well as the Chateau Anthonic vineyard in Bordeaux.

If you love the taste of French wines and love free wine samplings even more, head over to French Country Wines for a fun weeknight evening.

How many times do you get to learn cooking skills and techniques from an outstanding chef? Here's an opportunity you definitely don't want to miss. Monday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m., chef Monica Pope of Sparrow Bar + Cookshop will teach you everything you need to know about veggies in her Veggies 101 class of the Cooking Therapy with Monica Pope series. A $55 ticket gets you in. Each month, Pope teaches a cooking class for 24 students where they create three recipes -- she even has wine pairings for each recipe.

Location Info

Brennan's of Houston

3300 Smith, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Alley Theatre

615 Texas Ave., Houston, TX

Category: General

Scout's Honor Rescue

1226 Heights, Houston, TX

Category: General

French Country Wines

2433 Barlett St., Houston, TX

Category: General

Sparrow Bar + Cookshop

3701 Travis St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

RA Sushi

3908 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


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