Nibbles and Sips: Oak Forest Restaurant Inaugural Weeks Begin Friday | food drink

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The Oak Forest region is home to a vibrant and eclectic food scene. And starting this Friday, an event focused on showcasing these restaurants is set to launch its first foray into the neighborhood with the inaugural Oak Forest Restaurant Weeks initiative.

The Oak Forest Homeowners Association (OFHA) Board of Directors organized the event, which will benefit the Oak Forest Beautification Committee and contribute to the betterment of the community, according to the association.

According to the association, 22 restaurants, including Valencia’s Tex-Mex, Saigon Hustle, Rainbow Lodge and more, will be offering menus and specials during the event, which runs from September 23 to October 2. .

Community members can access ofha.org/restaurant-week.html to see the full list of participating restaurants and scan the online QR code to see restaurant-specific offers.

Upside Pub to celebrate Rosh Hashanah on September 27

A pub in the Garden Oaks area will host an event celebrating the Jewish New Year next week.

On September 27, the Upside Pub will be hosting a Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) party at 5 p.m. at the bar, 3402 N. Shepherd Dr.

According to spokesperson Shelby Janik, the event will include matzah ball soup, noodle kugel balls and an apple and honey dessert for special dishes. There will also be an apple dipping ceremony in honey to celebrate a new year at sunset as well as other holiday tributes.

Urban South – HTX Hosts Oktoberfest Event Saturday

Urban South – HTX will host an Oktoberfest event at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sawyer Yards, 2101 Winter St.

Brats, pretzels, beer cheese and other German-inspired dishes will be available from on-site food vendors, along with live entertainment and activities including tankard lifting, barrel rolling and a mustard tasting contest.

Urban South – HTX will also be launching five new German-inspired specialty beers at the event, according to the brewery.

Senior community hires new chef, announces new restaurants

The Watermark in Houston Heights, a seniors community located at 1245 W. 18th St. in the Heights, has hired a new chef and opened new restaurants for its residents according to a press release.

Chef Jason Hunt will now lead restaurant operations for the living community, according to the statement. The new restaurants will be Taboon, which will offer entrees, roast meats, fish, poultry and flatbreads; The W Lounge, which will offer burgers, fries, flatbreads, sandwiches and other traditional options; Seasons, a full table service restaurant that will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner; and Gallery Café, which will offer take-out items.

“The residents of Watermark at Houston Heights will always be my top priority, and I look forward to getting to know each of them individually,” Hunt said. “Offering four dining options is so unique in the industry and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to put my own spin on Watermark’s dining experiences.”

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