Cooking Up A Feast

Food News: Top Chefs Collaborate for Urban Harvest's Annual Supper

Plus, celebrate the life and work of Prince with one of the city's top soul food spots.

By Timothy Malcolm April 15, 2019

Martin Stayer of Nobie's shows off a wagyu ragu with homemade pasta.

Image: Emily Jaschke

The folks who bought tickets for Urban Harvest's annual Sunday Supper last Sunday at Kiran's were treated to a multi-course meal assembled by some of the city's most popular chefs. The dinner, whose proceeds went toward Urban Harvest, was prepared by David Cordúa of Yum DMC, Dominick Lee of Poitín, Drake Leonards of Eunice, Martin Stayer of Nobie's, Jody Stevens of jodycakes, and Kiran Verma of Kiran's. Highlights included Texas redfish curry with local cauliflower, wagyu ragu with homemade pasta, and gluten-free strawberry cake with ginger pecan crumble and lemon cream. A special Sunday Supper will be Nov. 2 at St. John's School, part of the organization's 25-year anniversary celebration.  

Drewery Place, a $200 million multi-family high-rise, will be opening in July at Drew and Main streets in Midtown, with dining tenants including The Flying Biscuit Cafe and Earthcraft Juicery. The tower comes from Caydon, an Australian property developer, and is the first phase of an ambitious project called Laneways, which includes a 200-key boutique hotel and outdoor space. 

Prost! King's BierHaus will open its League City location on April 23, starting with dinner service (5 p.m.). On April 29, it'll begin all-day service with an 11 a.m. opening. The new location will feature King's popular sausages and 25 German beers, plus a dozen craft brews, along with a full-service bar (with outlets for laptop and phone chargers), tables and booths, and big beer-hall tables both inside and outside on a 5,000-square-foot patio. 

The new King's BierHaus in League City.

Speaking of Dominick Lee, the Poitín chef is teaming up with Tris' Austin Simmons for one of the latter's CollaborEIGHT dinners at 6 p.m. Monday evening. After that, it'll be a collaboration between Simmons and Helen Greek's William Wright on May 20, and then Simmons hooks up with Bobby Matos of La Lucha and State of Grace on June 10. Dinners are $225 and up in The Woodlands.

Get to know master sommelier Guy Stout at a special event at 6:30 p.m. April 25 at Third Coast. The evening includes a five-course dinner with paired wines selected by Stout, plus a discussion looking into the life of one of Houston's most notable wine professionals. Tickets for the event are $100 plus tax and gratuity. 

Chef Troy Guard, who is bringing his steakhouse Guard & Grace this fall to One Allen Center, has set up a few more special collaboration dinners in advance of his restaurant's opening. They include May 22 at Goode Co. with Levi Goode, June 20 at Xochi with Hugo Ortega, and July 21 at Kiran's with Kiran Verma. For more information about Guard's arrival, visit the Guard & Grace website.

Sometimes it snows in April, but Lucille's is ensuring that from Wednesday to Sunday, guests will get to play in the sunshine. The soul food spot is celebrating Prince Week (three years since his death) with several events. On Wednesday and Thursday, it'll host wine dinners at 7 p.m. The dinners will include seven courses and seven bio-dynamic wines, and tickets are $77. Following each dinner, get a DJ set from DJ Big Reeks. On Friday, dinner service will be complemented by the sounds of Antonio Eye & Alien Funkship, who'll be playing Prince jams. And on Saturday the band continues, along with a $30 buffet with Prince-inspired cocktails. Finally, while Sunday is Easter, Lucille's will be featuring Purple Prince Pancakes.

There's now a Toasted Yolk in The Woodlands. The breakfast chain's ninth location will be open Tuesday at 207 East Shore Drive, #100, and will be open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. daily.

See an '80s movie this month at BCK, part of its Cinematic Sundays series, with showings at 6 p.m. Sundays. The films, shown on a 100-inch indoor projector, come with popcorn and adult milkshakes. This Sunday it's John Candy/Dan Aykroyd buddy comedy The Great Outdoors, and next weekend BCK is showing the teen classic Sixteen Candles.

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