New at Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Upcoming specials at Liberty Kitchen: bring your dad into Liberty Kitchen to enjoy a free pint of beer with the purchase of an entrée this Father’s Day. Tuesday, June 19 is National Martini Day, and at Liberty Kitchen guest can feast on the following for $14.95 all day; A Country Club Trio of Salads (Deviled Eggs, Pimento Cheese & Hot Smoked Salmon and Shrimp-Apple Tarragon Salad with Brioche Toast Points, Greens, Tomato, Olives) and A Burning Cowboy Tini (LK Pepper-Infused Vodka, Vodka, Cranberry, Orange, Lemon.)
Liberty Kitchen is also debuting some new brunch cocktails. Incorporating some of the restaurant’s favorites like house pepper-infused vodka and its sweet-savory-spicy Bacon Jam, the restaurant has unveiled a new line-up of brunch cocktails, including the Midlane Michelada, a Mojito Mimosa, a Mimosa Flight and a Bacon Jam Bloody Mary! Guests can taste through the cocktails during weekend brunch hours (Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) 1050 Studewood St.
Father’s Day parking lot party
Revival Market, 550 Heights, is throwing a fried chicken parking lot party on Father’s Day from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. As reported by HoustonPress, party goers can expect live music from the Will Van Horn Trio and beer from Spindletap. Fried Chicken plates will be $35, including: three pieces of fried chicken, corn salas, mac and cheese, sorghum corn bread and seasonal cobbler. Kids plates will be $10.
New Mexican in the Heights
Calle Onze recently debuted at 222 W. 11th St. for the locals ready to try a new Mexican restaurant. According to Eater Houston, it opened last Saturday with full service. For now, they are open for dinner only, but should be doing lunch this week, or next. The menu features traditional dishes from chef Oliver Loeza like fajitas and tamales, as well as more exploratory options like nopal and chorizo ravioli.
Distillery to produce from First Ward
Fox & Seeker is a distillery committed to tradition while seeking new frontiers in spirits. The Leader profiled the company and got to know why Sean Anger and Andrew Thompson, the managing partners, decided to pursue their dream of putting out the best gin, vodka, and whiskey. They plan to start production from Houston’s First Ward in early January.
New restaurant coming to Oak Forest
From restaurateur Ken Bridge or Pink’s Pizza, Shepherd Park, Lola’s, Republic Diner and Revival, and local business owner Chris Jones comes Millie’s. This casual dining experience, as The Leader profiled in a previous week, is debuting from what was once the Oak Forest Chill. It will feature American food with a potential Gulf influence. The open sign should be flipped on around five months from now.
Father’s Day cookout for a cause
On June 17 I’ll Have What She’s Having, an organization that funds healthcare to women in the food and drink industry that are uninsured is holding its first Father’s Day cookout, as reported by the Houston Chronicle. Four chefs will join Chris Poldoian, sommelier at Camerta, for this event. Featured food will include: Texas Wagyu brisket from Strube Ranch, Berkshire pork from D’Artagnan, and local produce from Loam Agronomics. The menu will be composed of Wagyu brisket, cochinita pibil, elote salad, pickled vegetables, heirloom tomato panzanella salad, truffle macaroni and cheese, beet salad with Blue Heron Farm feta, smoked bacon rolls. Saint Arnold Brewery, Tequila Patron, The Macallan, Gine Mare, Drink Ramona, and Scarpetta wine are donating drinks. The event will be held at Last Concert Café, 1403 Nance, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tickets are $60 for adults, $10 for children.
Yard House FIFA celebration
Houston-area Yard House’s will open early for guests to celebrate the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The CityCentre location will open at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 17 and Saturday, June 23, for fans to catch the games in real-time. Swap your vuvuzela for a half yard and toast to victory with Yard House’s signature beer glass. Fans can enjoy 100+ beers on tap, plus mimosas and a great view from every seat in the house.