From Final Four specials to dining out for a cause, take a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings:
Final Four UNC Specials @ Revival Market
Saturday – Sunday
As Chef Ryan Pera is a proud UNC Tarheel, class of '96, he dreamed up three Carolina specials to include in this weekend’s lineup of farm-fresh eats. Get the Time Out Chicken Egg and Cheese Biscuit, a nod to Time Out, Chapel Hill's classic 24-hour fried-chicken joint, with made-to-order fried chicken, local scrambled yard egg and cheddar cheese on a Revival biscuit; Bill Neal-style shrimp and grits, in honor of the Chapel Hill chef who started the rebirth of shrimp and grits, made with Anson Mills grits, Gulf shrimp, green onion and Revival bacon; and Carolina-style smoked pork shoulder, served on a biscuit for breakfast or as a sandwich with slaw for lunch.
“Biscuits & Brews” Sundays @ Fluff Bake Bar
Sunday, noon till sellout
Houston’s favorite bake bar is kicking off a brand-new event series in which every Sunday, guests can get freshly made biscuits paired with a new beer. The first event will feature a biscuit sandwich paired with Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s BB9. The special will last until the case sells out.
First Annual Crawfish Boil @ Bramble
Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m.
2231 South Voss
Chef Randy Rucker's Bramble is throwing down for its 1st Annual Crawfish Boil. Get three pounds of mudbugs for $15, jam out to live music from Dyrty Byrds and sip suds from 8th Wonder Brewery.
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One Year Anniversary Shindig @ Spare Key
Sunday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The hidden cocktail bar just upstairs from the late Cook & Collins is celebrating its first birthday with an awesome party. It has put together a great menu of $6 cocktails, and will have a bunch of great drink specials lined up, including $2 Lone Stars, $3 shots of Aperol and half-off pricing on all bourbon, rye and Scotch whisky. And with the downstairs Stoked Tequila & Tacos getting closer to opening, the bar will also be passing around free tacos to keep you going.
Black Restaurant Week
Sunday (through Sunday, April 10)
Houston’s first Black Restaurant Week, supporting African-American-owned businesses, starts this Sunday and runs through Sunday, April 10. In addition to showcasing these awesome restaurants, the event will raise funds for Change Happens, a nonprofit organization that runs several programs, including support services for the homeless, helping individuals locate affordable health coverage and facilitating HIV prevention programs. Fifteen percent of sales of special, multi-course prix fixe meals at each participating restaurant will go toward the organization. Participating restaurants include Ray’s Real Pit BBQ Shack, Scrappy Brown’s and Holley’s Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, among others. See the full list online.