Snout to Tail Heritage Pig Dinner @ Hotel Derek Friday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 2525 West Loop South
Feast on five pork courses at Hotel Derek during the Snout to Tail Heritage Pig Dinner tonight at 6 p.m. Each course features cuts from a hog from Local Heritage Pork, along with whiskey pairings from Yellow Rose Whiskey. The meal kicks off with pork consommé, a poached egg, cracked barley, confit jowl and crispy hog ears. Next, guests will indulge in fried trotters and braised collards greens topped with Mexicana Cola gastrique. The third course features a cochon tamale with Kahlua-braised pork shoulder, followed by a trio of roasted pork belly, smoked ribs and grilled pork loin. Cap it all off with sticky toffee pudding, rum raisin ice cream and pecan brittle. Reserve a spot at this dinner for $85 per person.
Czech It Out! Kolache Pop-Up @ Southside Espresso Saturday, 8 a.m. 904-C Westheimer
Where there are kolaches, you will find lots of hungry Houstonians. Get your butt to Southside Espresso this Saturday for sweet kolaches from Fluff Bake Bar's Rebecca Masson and savory varieties from Matt Opaleski and Jason Hill of H-Town StrEATs during the Czech It Out! Kolache Pop-Up. Delight yourself in a peaches with Werther's caramel curd or a lemongrass coconut kolache from Masson, then enjoy a savory tomato, mozzarella and basil, or kimchi with mascarpone and bacon kolache from H-Town StrEATs. Pair it all with a cappuccino or latte from Southside Espresso -- now that's what we call a breakfast of champions.
Humble Margarita Festival @ Humble Civic Center Saturday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble
Spend the afternoon and evening at the Humble Margarita Festival this Saturday. Each general admission ticket ($15 in advance and $25 at the door) includes a complimentary margarita, so you'll have to purchase drink tickets for $2 each (cash only) if you want to sample or guzzle down one of the 20 flavors available (one drink ticket for a sample, three for a regular margarita and four for a premium). All of the margaritas are handmade with 100 percent agave tequila; flavor choices include banana, guava, grapefruit, peach mango, coconut passion and more.
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Some Traditional 'Que, Some Not @ Jackson's Watering Hole Saturday, 6 p.m. 1205 Richmond
Fill up on barbecue tomorrow night during a special barbecue dinner prepared by pitmasters Patrick Feges of Killen's Barbecue and Wesley Jurena of Pappa Charlies Barbeque. The guys will serve up a multitude of traditional barbecue dishes and some "out-of-the-box" creations. Stuff your face with brisket, turducken sausage and dirty rice, smoked leg of lamb with cucumber pico inside a flour tortilla (Texas Gyro), brisket mac 'n cheese, and a pork sundae featuring layers of pulled pork, smashed potatoes and Texas Red Slaw. Feges and Jurena will each make one type of pork rib to be served as a rib duo. Each item will be priced a la carte.
Fashion Brunch @ Trenza Sunday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 2800 Kirby
Relax in style at a Fashion Brunch hosted by Trenza this Sunday featuring bottomless mimosas, a three-course brunch and a fashion show from Cakewalk Style Shop. Mimosa flavors include traditional, curried heirloom tomato, tomatillo jalapeno and chile de arbol. Munch on seasonal fruit for the first course, followed by your choice of cardamom French toast, chorizo and egg tacos with avocado and feta cheese, turmeric potato enchiladas topped with tomato vindaloo sauce and a poached egg, or chorizo and black bean tostadas with cabbage slaw and poached eggs. The third course includes family-style sample skillets of grilled asparagus, chorizo black beans, jalapeno scallop potatoes, pea polenta and farmer vegetables. Get to Trenza as early as you can to ensure your spot at the brunch and fashion show.