Southern Fried Chicken Festival
, which will feature fried-chicken specialists such as Chops Gourmet Texas Catering, The Waffle Bus, The Bird Food Truck and Pat’s Wings on Wheels cooking for attendees and competing to be fried-chicken champ. The festival, which doubles as a campaign for colon-cancer awareness, will also include vegan eats courtesy of Nicolas Carson, chicken-wing and watermelon-seed-spitting contests, and performances by Blaze and Black, Ganesha, and Sambabom Houston.
4 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Levy Park, 3801 Eastside. For information, call 832-633-4587 or visit southernfriedchickenfest.com
. $10 to $75.
Who makes the best fried chicken in Houston? That’s up for debate, says Vince Milson, event coordinator with the Stack Marketing Group. “There’s no real authority in Houston,” he notes. “I often have arguments with my family about who makes the best fried chicken.” The debate partially inspired Milson to start the inaugural