The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: You've Got Some Brunchin' to Do
Food Truck Friday @ Houston Press Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 2603 La Branch
How does a bowl of slow-braised beef with collard greens, mashed potatoes and crispy onion strings sound for lunch? Or how about a bowl of roasted sweet corn, fried black beans, aji verde chili, avocado cream, heirloom tomatoes and crispy potatoes? Stop by the Houston Press for a bowl of awesomeness from Bare Bowls Kitchen on Food Truck Friday. Bare Bowls uses the freshest ingredients possible from local vendors and farmers to create a variety of bowls, salads and sandwiches. Whatever you order, it is sure to be scrumptious and will make your stomach happy.
Wine & Chocolate Trail @ Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m. 958 FM 1948N, Burton
Make your way through seven wineries during the Wine & Chocolate Trail on either Saturday or Sunday. This is the final weekend for the wine and chocolate tasting event, so be sure to buy your tickets as soon as possible. For $30 per ticket, or $50 per couple, you'll receive a 12-ounce commemorative wine glass to use at the wineries: Bernhardt Winery, Cork This! Winery, Messina Hof Winery & Resort, Pleasant Hill Winery, Peach Creek Winery, Saddlehorn Winery and Windy Winery. At each stop you will enjoy a welcoming taste, followed by a chocolate treat paired with another wine. Enjoy a Tex-Mex chocolate cake with Aggie Blush from Bernhardt Winery, chocolate cobbler with "Alcoholiday" Peach Apricot Chardonnay from Cork This!, a dark chocolate jalapeño truffle with Solera Sherry from Messina Hof, a blond port brownie with Portejas Blanco from Pleasant Hill, slow-roasted chicken and rice with chocolate mole sauce paired with Valiente from Peach Creek, Texas Two Step Black Spanish Port and Madeira Brownie with Black Spanish Port from Saddlehorn, and finally, chocolate panna cotta with Tejas Port Wine sauce paired with Independence, dry Lenoir from Windy Winery. It's a chocolate- and wine-lover's paradise.
5th Annual Beastly Brunch @ The Houston Zoo Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 6200 Hermann Park Drive
For $30 in advance, or $40 at the door (free if you're a Flock member), you'll get to sip on Bloody Marys and other morning cocktails, enjoy Saint Arnold beer, fill up on yummy brunch dishes and explore The Houston Zoo. The 5th Annual Beastly Brunch begins at 11 a.m. and will feature a variety of animal interactions. This year's event will be inside the Brown Education Center to keep everyone warm. There's a baby elephant on the way, and it could be born by Sunday.
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Head to Caracol this Sunday for the restaurant's first Sunday Brunch.
Photo by Kaitlin Steinberg
Sunday Brunch @ Caracol Sunday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 2200 Post Oak Boulevard
This Sunday, Caracol will begin serving Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Make a reservation for a lazy Sunday morning/afternoon buffet complete with a variety of signature seafood dishes, ceviches and Mexican egg favorites, such as chilaquiles and eggs, migas huevos a la Mexicana and chile rellenos con huevos. Hugo's brunch menu will also include empanadas, oven-roasted oysters, pastries and morning cocktails, along with Mexican hot chocolate, tropical non-alcoholic drinks and Mexican coffee.
Tea & Tutus @ Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Beck Building Sunday, 2-3 p.m. 5601 Main
Take the kids to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, this Sunday for an afternoon of tea, sweets and beautiful art exhibits at Tea & Tutus. While you're not required to wear a tutu for the event, you'll want to wear something fun for this ballet-themed afternoon inspired by Degas's dancers. Gaze upon the paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute while you enjoy high tea and sweet treats and listen to Helga Aurisch, curator of European art, discuss the works. MFAH member tickets cost $50, nonmember tickets cost $55 and youth tickets cost $35.
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