Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Gear Up for Galveston Restaurant Week
A meal at BLVD. Seafood is sure to please during Galveston Restaurant Week.
Photo by Phaedra Cook
Date Night — Dinner on Bourbon Street @ Well Done Cooking Classes
Friday, 6:30 p.m. (approximately three hours)
2811 Airline Suite 5
Enjoy this social cooking class, where you’ll learn how to make and enjoy a NOLA-Inspired Date Night. The menu includes mini shrimp po-boys, blackened salmon, spicy chicken and sausage jambalaya, and pillowy beignets. The class is BYOB, but there will also be great wines and unique beers available for purchase. Cost is $79 per person.
Galveston Restaurant Week
Saturday (through Saturday, January 23)
The 5th Annual Galveston Restaurant Week is ready to warm you up with two weeks of elegant and vibrant Island cuisine. Local eateries, including everything from Gaido's and Number 13 to Shrimp & Stuff Downtown, will be offering prix fixe lunch and/or dinner menus in attractive price points of $10, $15, $20, $25, $30, $35 and $40, depending on the restaurant. This year, each restaurant participating in Galveston Restaurant Week has committed to help Access Care of Coastal Texas provide weekly lunches to persons with HIV or AIDS.
Feast of the Epiphany Wine Tasting @ French Country Wines
Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
Throughout France, the first week of each new year is marked with a celebration recognized by Christians as the Feast of the Epiphany, held on January 6. To honor the holiday, FCW is offering guests the chance to enjoy the sweet-filled pastry called la galette des rois – the kings’ cake – along with the shop's Saturday afternoon wine tasting. Unlike the kings’ cakes people think of for Mardi Gras from New Orleans, la galette des rois is a crown-shaped cake made of puff pastry and filled with a buttery, almond paste filling. Find the surprise inside the cake for good fortune and to win a special prize.
Jonny Rhodes' Pop-Up @ Rachel’s Cafe
Saturday, 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.
421 San Jacinto
Local chef Jonny Rhodes (who has worked the kitchens at Oxheart, Caracol and NYC’s Gramercy Taverns, to name a few) is ready to show off his skills with a tasty five-course pop-up dinner. With dishes like smoked candied yam & chicken sausage and duck breast roasted in Winter Woods, the menu looks like a true Southern crowd-pleaser. Cost is $76.95 per person, with a wine pairing to be provided for the first course and optional wine pairings for courses two and four at a separate cost.
Live: Food Truck Fest @ Sun's Wholesale Club
Saturday, 7 to 11 p.m.
8388 West Sam Houston Parkway South #180
What are the two main ingredients for an awesome party? If you answered music and food, Kollaboration Houston’s Food Truck Fest is for you. Local favorites like Oh My Gogi! BBQ, Doughmaker Doughnuts, and Sticky's Chicken will be on hand to serve your stomach proudly during this awesome spectacle, complete with LIVE music and games. There is no at-door fee, and parking is free.
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