Here’s a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings:
Houston Restaurant Weeks
All month long
Houston Restaurant Weeks continues, benefiting the Houston Food Bank and running daily through Monday, September 2 with a growing list of 255 restaurant expected to participate. To date, HRW has raised over $14.7 million for the Houston Food Bank, as restaurants offer preset menus for brunch and lunch ($20) and dinner ($35 to $45) with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the charity. New to the lineup this year are popular spots including Bisou, Indianola, Phat Eatery, Tris and La Lucha.
Wurstfest at King’s BierHaus and King’s Biergarten
All month long
King’s Biergarten, 1329 East Broadway; King’s BierHaus, 2044 East T C Jester, 828 FM646 West
Throughout the entire month of August, King’s Wurstfest brings an impressive 12+ lineup of specialty sausages, offered in an All-You-Can-Eat promotion starting at $9.95. Guests can enjoy flavors from the traditional, like the “Scharfe Kase Wurst” (hot smoked pork and beef sausage with red pepper and cheese), to the exotic and plant-based, including Wild Boar (with blueberries, merlot wine and brown sugar) and Smoked Apple Sage (hickory smoked with Yukon gold potatoes, apples and sage).
Houston Tacos & Margs Crawl on Washington
Saturday, 2 p.m.
The Houston Tacos & Margs Crawl will take place at bars along Washington on Saturday, August 24 beginning at 2 p.m., offering specials and free tacos at bars including Axis & Alibi, Clutch Bar, Concrete Cowboy, Kung Fu Saloon, Standard Bar & Kitchen and HandleBar. Tickets are $19.99 regular and $49.99 for VIP.
Mixers & Elixirs at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
Saturday, 8 to 11 p.m.
5555 Hermann Park
HMNS continues its summer Mixers & Elixirs series, as it opens its doors for an evening of mingling, glass clinking and dancing. The platform opens at 8 p.m. with a lineup of food trucks (including Nom Mi Streets, Dlish, Nola Poboys, Waffle Bus and Dipped), DJ Dame Hype and party band Electric Circus. Tickets are $30 ($20 for members).
26-Cent Burgers (limited) at Jax Grill
Sunday, 4 p.m.
1613 Shepherd, 6510 South Rice
Jax Grill will be celebrating 26 years by offering quarter-pound hamburgers and cheeseburgers for 26 cents this Sunday, beginning at 4 p.m. at both locations. The 26-cent burgers will be limited to the first 200 customers at each location, with a strict limit of one per customer per order. The promotion is valid for dine-in only, with no exceptions for to-go orders or groups.