Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings:
On Monday, May 3, Recipe for Success Foundation will host its Delicious Alchemy Banquet at Hope Farms, 10401 Scott. Patrons will enjoy a lively cocktail hour produced by the Ladies of Libation, followed by a ten-course formal seated dinner celebrating Houston's rich culinary diversity. This year’s chef lineup includes Charlie Ho, Le Colonial; Erin O’Leary Stewart, Savor + Sweat; Barbara McKnight, CULINARE; Greg Martin, Bistro Menil; Martin Stayer, Nobie’s; Tommy Laczynski, Ouzo Bay; Adam Stephens, Guard and Grace; Felix Florez, Cherry Block/Falcon Farms; Sasha Grumman, The Fierce Chef; and Ojan Bagher, Sysco. The evening runs from 7 to 11 p.m.
Cinco de Mayo is this coming Wednesday (May 5, obviously). Make your celebration plans by perusing our 2021 Cinco de Mayo Bar and Restaurant Guide, which features margarita-fueled happy hours, celebratory fiestas, takeout tacos and more. Check out the cocktail stand at Monkey's Tail, dig into tacos as chef Alex Padilla roasts a whole pig at Ninfa's, and get margaritas with a side of live music at The Rustic.
Right before Cinco de Mayo, guests are invited to a Cinco de Mayo French Wine Dinner at Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway, held on Tuesday, May 4 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will feature six courses paired with six Liberation de Paris wines, with highlights including ceviche tostada, mesquite-grilled quail, petite enchiladas and chocolate tres leches cake. Cost is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
The Yaga’s Children’s Fund will host its 25th annual Wild Game BBQ Cook-off on Mother’s Day weekend, kicking off with a sponsor party on Friday, May 7 (purchase a $100 raffle ticket to attend) and followed by the cook-off at Galveston’s Pier 19 on Saturday, May 8.
The tenth annual Puppies for Breakfast will take place on Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Midway’s 150-acre East River development, 100 Clinton, in East Downtown. The event is free and open to the public (with a $5 suggested donation to help local dog rescue and the “Freedom Fence Project) and features a lineup of food trucks offering breakfast and lunch, 50+ vendors and artists, the world’s largest 12-foot dog pinata, dog stunt and training demonstrations, DJ music and photo booths, fun dog contests and more.
Where to Dine Out in Houston for Mother’s Day 2021 dining guide.