Where do you even start with the weather this week? On second thought, let's not, because trying to make sense of the roller coaster that is Houston weather will just make your head spin. You survived National Pizza Day, Fat Tuesday and Valentine's Day, but National Margarita Day approaches. Good luck. Here's the news:
- An all-day wine café is coming to the Heights, over at Heights Mercantile. Postino WineCafé will be setting up shop in a repurposed 1940s-era warehouse on the corner of Yale and 7th Streets. Looking for a place to spend a lazy afternoon? Postino has you covered with $5 glasses of wine from one of the menu’s 30-plus wines, along with $5 pitchers of local brews every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- A new monthly series is going to be taking place over at Fluff Bake Bar. The Thursday Night Take Over series will feature guest chefs from around the country, including Christine Rivera (Galaxy Taco, San Diego), John Tesar (Knife Dallas, Dallas) and Matthew Gaudet (Superfine Food, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.). Things kick off February 22 with local favorite Chris Shepherd, who will be previewing dishes from UB Preserv.
- Dining Out For Life 2018 is happening on Thursday, April 26. DOFL is a nationwide fundraiser benefiting HIV/AIDS service organizations, including AIDS Foundation Houston. Participating restaurants include B&B Butchers & Restaurant, BCK Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures, and Rainbow Lodge. Click here for more information.
- Galleria-area Italian restaurant Arcodoro closed its doors. In a statement made to CultureMap, Owners Lori and Efisio Farris said: “For 20-plus years, we have had the honor to introduce authentic Italian food to the Houston community. With a heavy heart, we made the difficult decision to close Arcodoro.”
- French fry heads, listen up: It’ll take a trip up to Humble to check it out, but the first Get Fried location is opening up in the greater Houston area. Get Fried is the same chain that was supposed to open up but has yet to materialize over at Marq*E Entertainment Center. Peep the menu now. (H/T Eater Houston)
- The Rockets have the best record in the NBA, and James Harden has a follow up to the Trolli’s Sour Brite Weird Beards. According to a press release, “Capturing James’ love and his fan’s love of sneaks and featuring Trolli’s bright color and flavor combinations, the new ‘collector edition’ Trolli Sour Brite Sneaks feature a Triple-Double Berry theme, playing off of Harden’s success with triple-doubles on the court and color contrasts that are found in the real sneaker world. The Sneaks even feature a left and right shoe and can actually sit on their soles on a table top!” You can grab them at 7-Eleven locations starting next month if James Harden-themed candy sneakers are something you need in your life.
- Valentine’s Day has come and gone, if you want to know more about the Champagne you downed to celebrate, Camerata has a seminar taking place this Saturday, February 17 that’ll interest you. Learn all about sparkling wine production and enjoy some light snacks at the end. You can find out more and purchase your tickets at their website.
- Looking for a meal deal during RodeoHouston season that doesn’t involve consuming something on a stick? Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen is offering their Tampiquena, a classic combination of a beef fajita steak, a cheese or chicken enchilada, rajas poblanos con crema, rice and a choice of flour or corn tortillas for $22.50 during Rodeo season.
- And finally, my favorite story of the week: Kenny & Ziggy’s did in fact serve up their 2,000,000th matzo ball. The winner? Two-year-old Leo Strauss, sitting in his high chair, enjoying lunch with his dad. The celebration, we’re told, was scaled down to not startle young Leo, although he did get his $100 gift certificate and a shirt that, eventually, he’ll fit in.