Tonight at Coffee Groundz, a grand coffee competition will be taking place unlike anything the city has ever seen. Baristas from Houston and all over the state will compete in the H-Town Latte Art Throwdown to create the most original and elaborate latte art for a panel of judges. The evening will also feature a silent auction and door prizes, with all proceeds from the event ($10 suggested donation at the door) benefitting Coffee Kids. The competition begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.
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Tomorrow morning will be a great day to hit the local farmers markets with both great weather and local celebrations in store. Katy's La Centerra Farmers Market is celebrating its second anniversary tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a customer appreciation day. Vendors will be offering special samples and hourly giveaways throughout the day. And stick around -- trick or treating up and down La Centerra's Main Street will start at 5:30 p.m.
Meanwhile over at the Bayou City Farmers Market, Urban Harvest will be hosting its annual Fall Festival tomorrow morning from 8 a.m until noon. Bring the kids, as there will be a plethora of activities for the little ones while you do your shopping, including the Houston Museum of Natural Science's traveling insect zoo and a costume contest with celebrity food judges and cash prizes.
Tomorrow night, Montrose will see another staggering horde making its way down the streets. But this time it's not zombies -- it's the 3rd annual Montrose Crawl, benefitting the Houston Area Women's Center. The fun starts with dinner at Brasil at 6 p.m. and ends up at Little Big's for late-night sliders. Along the way, the crawl will also hit Poison Girl, Boondocks, Anvil, Etro Lounge, Catbird's and Slick Willie's. There is no cover at any of the bars or restaurants and it's free to participate. Just make sure to wear your best costume -- it's Halloween after all!
On Monday afternoon, recover from all that Halloween candy and debauchery at Central Market, where Ellie Krieger -- host of the Food Network's Healthy Appetite -- will be demonstrating how to make her Aromatic Beef and Butternut Squash Stew from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. A book signing of her newest cookbook, So Easy: Luscious Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week, will take place afterwards.