The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Wild Game Cook-off, Art Cars & Food Trucks, a Craw-wish Boil and a Mother's Day Reminder
Yaga's Wild Game BBQ Cook-off Saturday, 8 a.m. Pier 21, Galveston Island
Yaga's has been one of the most consistent fixtures on downtown Galveston's Strand for decades, and this year the restaurant is celebrating its 17th annual Yaga's Wild Game BBQ Cook-off by raising its millionth dollar for Galveston County Children's Charities. The day-long event on Saturday will kick off with a 5k run at 8 a.m., followed by festivities on Pier 21 (21st Street and Harborside Drive).
Admission is free, and Yaga's will be providing live music, barbecue plates from the Lighthouse Cookers, a kids' play area and access to the largest wild game cook-off in the world. A silent auction will help raise money for Galveston County Children's Charities, so head down to the island and spend a day helping others while you chow down.
Tucanos Brazilian Grill job fair Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sugar Land Marriott Town Square Hotel
Tucanos Brazilian Grill, an authentic churrascaria-style restaurant, will be making its Texas debut with a location opening in Sugar Land on June 5, and it's looking to hire 150 local employees before it does. The restaurant is looking to fill all positions, including hosts, bartenders, servers, meat servers, grill cooks, prep and line cooks, bussers, and dishwashers. While management has been hired, there are possible hourly manager or trainer positions available for promotion within and training will be provided for all positions. All potential hires are encouraged to fill out the online application before attending the job fair.
Art Car Parade Saturday, 9 a.m. (parade runs from 1 to 3 p.m.) Allen Parkway between Taft and downtown
Houston's 26th annual Art Car Parade is the subject of this week's cover story, and an event you shouldn't miss if you've never seen the spectacle as it travels down Allen Parkway. The parade draws a yearly crowd of 300,000 viewers, as well as a fleet of Houston's best food trucks. Remember that although the parade itself is free, bring cash for a food truck lunch and cold beverages.
Craw-wish Boil Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Goode Company's Armadillo Palace
indulge in all-you-can-eat crawfish for a cause when Goode Company's Armadillo Palace hosts the Craw-wish Boil benefiting the Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana Make-A-Wish Foundation. On Saturday, May 11, you'll get plenty of boiled crawfish and beer to chow down on - and you can dance it all off to live music from The Derailers and Curtis Poullard & the Creole Zydeco. The party runs from noon to 4 p.m. and tickets can be purchased for $25 online or $30 at the door.
Mother's Day Sunday Anywhere and everywhere
It's Mother's Day this Sunday. Take your mom to brunch. Or dinner. Send a card. Call her. Tell her how awesome she is. If she isn't around anymore, pick a mom you know -- or several -- and tell her how special she is.
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