IKEA, the Swedish furniture store, is proud of its restaurant, which serves a 99-cent breakfast and daily specials such as pork tacos and fish and chips starting at $5.99.
Several times each year, it hosts a foodie blowout event. In August, it’s a traditional crawfish, or crayfish as the Swedes say, party known as Kräftskiva. This year’s event is 6-8 p.m. Aug. 17.
On the menu: lemon-and-dill marinated crawfish (served cold), marinated salmon and shrimp, hard-boiled eggs, salad and assorted cheeses and desserts. Cost is $12.99 ($2.49 for ages 11 and younger).
7810 Katy Freeway, 713-688-7867
JULIA CHILD WEEK
If Houston Restaurants Weeks, now through Aug. 31, isn’t enough incentive to dine out, several Houston restaurants are participating in Julia Child Restaurant Week, through Wednesday.
The nationwide event is a celebration of the late cookbook author’s 100th birthday. One hundred restaurants across the country have created Child-inspired menus for the event. In Houston, participating restaurants include:
Brasserie Max & Julie: 4315 Montrose, 713-524-0070
Bistro Provence: 13616 Memorial, 713-827-8008
Mockingbird Bistro: 1985 Welch, 713-533-0200
Ouisie's Table: 3939 San Felipe, 713-528-2264
The Bird & The Bear: 2810 Westheimer, 713-528-2473
Fratelli's Authentic Italian Cuisine will celebrate its 12th anniversary with a special five-course dinner Aug. 22. On the menu: crab cake with lobster sauce, pear-and walnut salad, veal cannelloni, a choice of mains and Pesche alla Piemontese (baked peaches with Marsala wine and Mascarpone. Cost is $36 and the restaurant will offer wine and other beverage specials for the event.
10989 Northwest Freeway, 713-957-1150