Saint Arnold will host an Oyster Extravaganza at the Brewery 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Guests will include oyster expert Jim Gossen and Brennan’s Chef Danny Trace.
Admission is $50 with proceeds going to benefit Foodways Texas, a non-profit that works to preserve the state’s diverse food cultures. Purchase tickets at foodwaystexas.com.
2000 Lyons Ave., 713-686-9494
Food celebrates Texas’ heritage
Frank’s Americana Revival is celebrating Texas’ heritage with a series of special menus offered Friday evenings through March 29.
The menus include American West-inspired appetizers, entrées and cocktails. Appetizers include chile shrimp tacos, oyster nachos and pork asado atop a cheese biscuit. Among the featured entrées: Texas strip steak with caciotta cheese enchiladas and grilled snapper with black-bean salsa.
On Feb. 22, March 8 and March 22, the Emmett and Shine Chuck Wagon will be at the restaurant to treat guests to cooking demonstrations.
3736 Westheimer, 713-572-8600
El Tiempo opens on Navigation
El Tiempo Cantina has opened its fifth location, east of downtown, directly across the street from where Roland Laurenzo’s family business got its start. Laurenzo’s mother, Ninfa, opened her 10-table cafe in 1973. The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation is no longer part of the Laurenzo family’s holdings.
The new El Tiempo is first come, first served during its initial opening weeks.
2814 Navigation, 713-222-6800