Upcoming Events: Street Food, Discovery Green Margarita Festival, Plus Wine Dinners

You know you want to hang out with these cool cats at AzumaPalooza.
You know you want to hang out with these cool cats at AzumaPalooza.

Chef Geoff Hundt of Benjy's in Rice Village will head up the second installment of the REMIX Pop-Up Dinner series on Tuesday, October 22, at 7 p.m. The Flat has opened its doors for guests to enjoy a menu (not yet announced) from Hundt, as well as a multitude of drink specials. One can expect the Benjy's chef to create a menu featuring local produce, especially judging from this picture posted on the event's Facebook page. Each item on the menu will cost between $7 and $10. Johnny Moon, along with DJ Klinch and DJ Good Grief, will provide the music for the evening until midnight.

Head to Soma Sushi on Thursday, October 24, for a night of street food, beer and music during AzumaPalooza 2. The Azuma Group owns and operates five Houston restaurant concepts: Azuma Sushi and Robata Rice Village, Azuma Sushi Downtown, Azuma on the Lake, Kata Robata and Soma Sushi. Purchase a ticket for $40 and enjoy unlimited tastings of food from all five restaurants and beer from 8th Wonder Brewery. DJ Sun will be in charge of the tunes, and Yamato Taiko Drummers will put on a special performance.

Spend the Saturday sipping margaritas at the Houston Margarita Festival.
Spend the Saturday sipping margaritas at the Houston Margarita Festival.
Photo from Lee Edwin Coursey

The weekends are meant for relaxing, and what better way to do that than spend the afternoon at the Houston Margarita Festival at Discovery Green? On Saturday, October 26, you'll have the chance to try just about any margarita flavor you can imagine. In fact, the festival will have 17 flavors on hand for guests to enjoy. General admission ticket costs $25 in advance or $35 at the gate, and include $6 of drink tickets -- tastings cost $2 each, a full margarita costs $6 and premium margaritas go for $8. You can purchase additional drink tickets inside the festival. To soak up that tequila (no one wants to be hungry AND tipsy), the festival will sell a variety of food, including hot wings and empanadas from Caribbean Cuisine, Mexican food from Henry's Dream Distributors and Cajun food from Baines Family Concessions and Lee's Fine Foods. The festival also includes a salsa competition, so be sure to head over to the main stage to cheer for your favorite.

Chefs Roshni Gurnani and Monica Pope have collaborated to bring you a four-course dinner with wine pairings at Sparrow Bar + Cookshop on Monday, October 28. The event begins at 6 p.m. The menu for the evening has yet to be released, but we should expect amazing things from these two reality show chefs. As many of you know, Pope starred on season 2 of Top Chef Masters, and Gurnani won Chopped on Food Network and competed on FOX's Hell's Kitchen. With Pope's free-flowing style of cooking and Gurnani's practice of blending different cultures, this is bound to be an exciting evening. Purchase your ticket for $95 to embark on this food journey.

Triniti will host a five-course dinner with wine pairings from Fisher Family Vineyards on Tuesday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m. The meal begins with duck in a blanket with jalapeño apricot jam, served with Rose of Pinot Noir, followed by autumn squashes with black quinoa and chestnut foam, paired with Mountain Estate Chardonnay. The third course includes Arctic char with chanterelle and pickled blueberry bordelaise, served with a Pinot Noir. Next, the chefs offer venison tartare with a beet macaron, roasted finger banana and a blended demi-glace, with Mountain Estate Cabernet. The evening will conclude with a salted chocolate hazelnut tart and apple streusel, paired with Cameron Vineyard Cabernet. Reserve your spot for $125.

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2424 Dunstan
Houston, TX 77005


The Flat

1701 Commonwealth
Houston, TX 77006


Azuma Sushi & Robata Grill
Azuma on the Lake

15830 SW Freeway
Sugar Land, TX 77478


Kata Robata Sushi & Grill
Soma Sushi

4820 Washington Ave.
Houston, TX 77007


8th Wonder Brewery

2202 Dallas St.
Houston, TX 77003


Discovery Green Conservancy

1500 McKinney
Houston, TX 77010


Caribbean Cuisine

7433 Bissonnet, ste. F
Houston, TX 77074


Sparrow Bar + Cookshop

3701 Travis St.
Houston, TX 77002


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