Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Good Friday, Passover & Easter Delights
Caracol's wood-grilled oysters are a good way to spend Easter. Or the last Friday of Lent for that matter.
Photo by Mai Pham
Good Friday Fish Lunch @ Saint Arnold Brewery Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 2000 Lyons
The final Lenten lunch at Saint Arnold Brewery will feature fancy Lawnmower-battered cod loin with hand-cut fries and tartar sauce. Advanced tickets ($19) can be purchased to ensure your spot in the event of a sell out. This will let you show up anytime between 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. and enjoy lunch and beer.
Pregame for this Sunday's final Mad Men premiere by savoring a martini inspired by characters of the show. Both restaurants have created two classic cocktails to be served all weekend. Only available this Friday through Sunday, guests can order The Roger Sterling ($15) -- a classic dirty martini with a blue cheese stuffed olive -- and The Don Draper ($15) -- a classic gin martini with a cucumber twist.
Liquor Before Beer Distillery & Brewery Tour @ Hotel Icon (starting point) Saturday, 11 a.m. or 11:45 a.m. (arrive 15 to 20 minutes early) 220 Main
The Houston Wave will be leaving in two waves (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 11:45 a.m. to 3:45 a.m) to take guests on a whiskey distillery and brewery tour of Houston. Guests will drink their way through Yellow Rose Distilling, Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co., and finally, Saint Arnold. $75 tickets include tours, tastings, souvenir glasses, and transportation.
Kosher-Style Passover Seder @ Kipper Club Test Kitchen Saturday, 7 p.m. 4400 Yale
For the second night of Passover, Hunky Dory chef Richard Knight will be preparing a five-course Seder Dinner, featuring CultureMap staff writer Eric Sandler. Sandler will guide guests through the ritual and ceremony of the Passover tradition as they feast on a "Kosher style" meal. The menu is still TBA, but there will be no leavened ingredients, pork, or shellfish and no courses that mix milk and meat. Tickets are $100 per person and seating is limited, so make your reservations now. Note: Unlike most Kipper Club dinners, you'll need to find your own way to the location. Parking is limited, so carpooling or other means of transportation sounds like a good idea.
Easter Sunday Brunch, Lunch & Dinner Sunday
Be sure to check out our massive Easter 2015 Dining Guide, which includes everything from Caracol's extravagant coastal Mexican brunch buffet to an elegant three-course meal, complete with an egg hunt for the kids, at L'Olivier Restaurant & Bar.
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