The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Get Hoppy With Us
Houston Press Hoppy Hour @ MKT Bar Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. 1001 Austin
Join the Houston Press at MKT Bar tonight for Hoppy Hour featuring four Karbach brews: Love Street Summer Seasonal, Weisse Versa Wheat, Hop Delusion and Weekend Warrior Pale Ale. Sip on a beer flight for $7, or throw in food pairings for $14. MKT Bar will serve chilled melon soup with mint oil, warm smoked salmon with a white bean salad, spicy Korean-style pork ribs and homemade banana pudding with house-made vanilla wafers. Come get hoppy with us!
Vino al Pastor @ Wine Road 290 Wineries Saturday, all day Fredericksburg, Texas
Visit any of the Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 Wineries on Saturday during Vino al Pastor. All 13 wineries, including Becker Vineyards, Texas Hills Vineyard and Woodrose Winery will serve a pork dish featuring pork shoulder prepared by a restaurant in the Texas Hill Country, along samples of the particular vineyard's wines. Visit as many locations as you please, or spend the day at one. The pork and wine tastings are priced at the same cost of a regular winery tasting fee.
Fete de la Musique @ Bistro Provence Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. 13616 Memorial
Saturday marks the first day of summer and Bistro Provence wants to celebrate just like the French do during the Fete de la Musique, where musicians and dancers flood the streets of France to celebrate the summer season. Bistro Provence will offer a musical a la carte menu where the dishes are named after famous musical works, composers and performers. The meal begins with a dish created for composer Georges Bizet -- the Consommé Bizet features chicken consommé served with a garnish of chicken quenelles (creamed and breaded chicken), chervil and tarrigon. The main course includes roasted hind saddle of lamb served with foie gras and black truffle; this dish (Tournedos Rossini) was created for composer Gioachini Rossini. Finally, dessert will be Peche Malba, poached pears with vanilla ice cream, raspberry coulis, toasted almonds and whipped cream; it was a dessert the Australian soprano Nellie Melba would serve during her dinner parties in the late 1800s.
Flea Market by Night @ Discovery Green Saturday, 6 p.m. 1500 McKinney
It's the third Saturday of the month, so that means it's time for the Discovery Green Flea Market. Enjoy the summer evening by strolling around Discovery Green visiting the various vendors and food trucks. Porch Swing Desserts will be serving up pies, cakes and cookies, while The Golden Grill will satisfy your late-night grilled cheese cravings.
Summer's Wit will be on the menu during the Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company Dinner at Central Market.
Photo by Kaitlin Steinberg
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company Dinner @ Central Market Saturday, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 3815 Westheimer
Central Market has partnered with Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company to serve a beer dinner for $60 per person. The meal includes five courses, beginning with a cool watermelon and cucumber salad with Summers Wit, followed by a refreshing cheese plate with Cowbell. Next, guests will feast on bacon-wrapped figs with Fgaro, then lamb shank with a sweet potato mash and Brown Buffalo Ryed. For dessert, Central Market's Cooking School staff will prepare Beir-a-Misu (a boozy tiramisu) with Gingerbread Stout.
Get the Food & Drink Newsletter
Our weekly guide to Houston dining includes food news and reviews, as well as dining events and interviews with chefs and restaurant owners.