The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend
Memorial Day Prep and Kolache Breakfast at Revival Market Saturday, 8 a.m. 550 Heights Boulevard
If you've got a lot of prep work for a Memorial Day weekend cookout, Revival Market is giving you an incentive to get out of the house and get going this Saturday morning. The special Saturday breakfast this week will be kolaches and klobasneks in four flavors: Texas blackberry with basil and ricotta, Texas peach with bourbon and bacon, spicy boudin, and Czech sausage and cheddar.
After breakfast and a cup of coffee, walk a few feet into the Market's prepared foods section and deli to pick up all the sides and raw materials you'll need for the weekend's festivities. Revival will be offering housemade sausages, housemade burger patties, all-beef hot dogs, grass-fed beef briskets, Augustus Ranch beef collars, St. Louis ribs, and tons of Revival Meats pork (shoulders, loins, collars, bellies) that begs for some low-and-slow smoking.
On the side, pick up some Words & Food pimento cheese, Revival's own tomato-cucumber salad, roasted corn salad or potato salad. And for dessert, grab a blackberry or pecan pie.
National Escargot Day at Bistro Provence Friday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. 13616 Memorial Drive
Celebrate the only national food holiday to honor the tasty snail at Bistro Provence, where the Gallic cafe will be offering escargot specials for lunch and dinner. Choose from traditional escargots in their shells with sizzling garlic butter, roti de boeuf aux escargots et echalottes (garlic-studded beef filet with sauteed escargots and shallots) or the Bistro's popular Pizza Nonni (you guessed it -- snail pizza). Reservations are not required, but the cozy space always fills up quickly so get there early for seats.
First Annual Friendswood Crawfish Festival Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m Centennial Park, 2200 S. Friendswood Drive
Crawfish season isn't over quite yet! Get your fill of bugs before they're all gone this year at the Friendswood Crawfish Festival on Saturday afternoon. You can look forward to a crawfish eating contest, live music from LT & The Zydeco Mob, The Zydeco Dots and Dora and the Zydeco Bad Boys in addition to plenty of food. Admission is $5 per person; children 10 and under are free.
Inaugural Cuban Festival at Clear Lake Park Saturday, noon to 8 p.m 5002 NASA Road 1, Seabrook
As the name would suggest, the Cuban Festival in Seabrook's beautiful Clear Lake Park will offer a day's worth of Cuban food, music (including two groups from Miami) and fun. Sponsors include Houston-area Cuban favorites such as El Rey Taqueria, El Meson and Flor de Cuba, so you know the food will be good. Other authentic Cuban food and homemade pastries will also be for sale. Admission is $10; children 12 and under are free.
Late-night BBQ Pop-Up at Little J's Saturday, 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. 4218 Washington Avenue
Little J's offers several specials each week, from a crawfish boil on Sundays and Mondays to the twice-weekly barbecue pop-up from Bayou Q on Thursday evenings and Saturday nights. Brisket tacos, smoked ribs and boudin on a stick are just a few of the items on offer from Bayou Q, which specializes in both Cajun and barbecue favorites.
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