The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Food Truck Chicken Throwdown & a Full Moon Party
Head to Midtown Mobile Cuisine tonight to try some inventive chicken dishes.
Photo by Kaitlin Steinberg
Who Got The Gizzards! Chicken Challenge Championship @ Midtown Mobile Cuisine Friday, 5 p.m. 4002 Almeda
This evening, eight local food trucks will compete to make the best chicken dish in the first part of a Food Truck Battle Series brought to you by Soul Cat Cuisine. Houston comedian Blue DaComic will be the guest host for the evening. Each truck will enter up to two chicken entrees to be judged by a panel of celebrity guest judges and the public in hopes of being awarded People's Choice and/or the Judges Award. The participating trucks include Soul Cat Cuisine, Pocket To Me, St. John's Fire, Les Ba'Get, Get Wing Theory, Angie's Cake Balls, Caribbean Blend and Sweet Ride Houston -- yes, there's a dessert truck and a snow cone truck competing. While these trucks are whipping together their chicken dishes, everyone can enjoy free beer and music from Here Come The Girls DJ. Judging will take place at 7:15 p.m.
Pre-Bastille Day Wine Tasting @ French Country Wines Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. 2433 Bartlett
Celebrate Bastille Day early at French Country Wines during a free wine tasting with cheese and cake, in honor of the French holiday. French Country Wines will provide samples of sparkling wines and Champagne to be paired with slices of free cake and Houston Dairy Maids cheese. Find the French bubbly you enjoy so you can have it on Bastille Day (Monday, June 14). This tasting begins at noon and will last until 6 p.m.
Haak Vineyard & Winery Harvest Day Festival @ Haak Vineyard and Winery Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 6310 Avenue T, Santa Fe
Take the whole family to the Harvest Day Festival at Haak Vineyard this Saturday to pick grapes, eat lunch, drink wine and watch the grapes get crushed. If you come early, Haak Vineyards will treat you to a complimentary breakfast. Lunch includes the Haak Burger for $11 complete with a beef patty topped with cheddar cheese, pickles, onions and lettuce on a sourdough bun; a charcuterie and cheese tray with cubed cheeses, pepperoni, trail mix, grapes and crackers for $10; and a meatball panini stuffed with sliced Italian meatballs, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, marinara sauce and basil pesto for $12. Fill up a pitcher of white grape and passion fruit sangria for $15, or enjoy unlimited free refills of $2 sweet tea mixed with mint and limes.
Full Moon Party @ El Big Bad Saturday, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. 419 Travis
There's going to be a full moon this Saturday, so El Big Bad is throwing a party. Dress like a monster, werewolf or zombie and nosh on wings while sipping on frozen Zombies and Vampiros (blanco tequila with lime juice, sangria, grapefruit soda and salt). The fun begins at 9 p.m., and DJ Dave Wrangler will provide the tunes from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Fifa Fried Chicken Brunch @ L'Olivier Restaurant & Bar Sunday, 10:30 a.m. 240 Westheimer
If you're still making plans for watching the World Cup final match on Sunday, then make a reservation at L'Olivier. Chef Olivier will prepare a prix fixe fried chicken brunch for $45 per person available at 10:30 a.m. Kick off is at 2 p.m., so wear your jerseys and stick around after brunch for happy hour specials while watching Germany and Argentina battle it out on the pitch. Frites and eggs, crispy sticky buns and beef sliders with pomme frites are the perfect happy hour bites to watch a soccer game; oh and discounted draft beers are nice, too.
Get the Dining Newsletter
The week's top local food news and events, plus interviews with chefs and restaurant owners, dining tips, and a peek at our print review.