Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Hit the Farmers' Market & the Breweries
Enjoy a bike ride and farm-fresh produce.
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt
Bayou City Outdoors Farmers Market Ride @ Onion Creek (starting point)
Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon
3106 White Oak
Meet at Onion Creek for a leisurely morning coffee before cruising to some stellar farmers' markets, where you’ll find fresh produce, sauces, jams, artisan bread and more. The 12-15 mile social ride lasts about three hours, so bring plenty of water and a backpack to carry your goodies. The first stop is Urban Harvest Market on Eastside.
Big Brews Bus Tour @ 8th Wonder Brewery (starting point)
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ride The Wave to sip suds and tour some of Houston’s best and brightest breweries. You’ll hit the newly expanded Karbach Brewing Co., Saint Arnold Brewing and EaDo’s 8th Wonder Brewing. $75 tickets get you transportation to and from, plus tastings at each stop and a souvenir glass.
The Taste of Louisiana Festival @ Sugar Land Town Square Plaza
Saturday, noon to 9 p.m.
15958 City Walk
Explore the flavor and culture of Louisiana at this hot and spicy, family-friendly street festival. There, you’ll indulge in Louisiana’s Cajun, Creole and Indian heritage through music, live entertainment, art and food (including two cooking demos), of course. Feast on crawfish, boudin, gumbo, étouffée and much more. Tickets can be purchased in advance ($15 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 12) or at the door ($20 for adults, $7 for children 5 to 12).
Celebrate the beer garden's second birthday with some brews and a whole smoked hog.
Photo courtesy of D&T Drive Inn
Two Year Anniversary Party @ D&T Drive Inn
Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
Neighborhood beer garden D&T Drive Inn is turning two! Help the Treadsack icehouse celebrate with a whole smoked hog from Feges BBQ's Patrick Feges and sides — think baked beans, pickled vegetables and slaw – from D&T’s head chef, Mara Serna. The party lasts until the pig is gone! If you want barbecue, RSVP online.
The Pre-Best Damn Food Truck Festival Ever @ Hughes Hangar
Saturday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Whet your appetite for this summer's Best Damn Food Truck Festival Ever with this delectable pre-party, featuring 15 to 20 trucks for you to eat from and fall in love with. There will also be live entertainment, DJs, drink specials and a ticket giveaway for the Grand Event on Saturday, July 18. RSVP for free online or pay $5 at the door (kids 12 and under are free).
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