Things To Do

Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Crawfish Boils and Next-Level Waffles

Dig into Blueberry Gingersnap Waffle at Max's Wine Dive.
Dig into Blueberry Gingersnap Waffle at Max's Wine Dive. Photo by Becca Wright

Here's a look at this weekend's tasty food and drink happenings:

Pop-Up Night Market at 4100 Montrose

Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.

Underground Creamery’s Josh Deleon and Tatemo’s Emmanuel Chavez have once again teamed up to host a Night Market with an incredible lineup of friends and vendors. Feges BBQ will be onsite previewing its Spring Branch location, as well as Angie’s Pizza, Koffeteria, ChopnBlok and more. Masks required and parking is limited, but available via street and parking garage.

Holi Celebration at Pondicheri

2800 Kirby
In celebration of Holi, one of India’s most beloved holidays, Pondicheri will feature a variety of vibrant specials from Friday, March 26 to Sunday, March 28. As color is a main theme of Holi, and chef Jaisinghani’s specials will reflect that, from vibrant green dosas and a Holi sandwich to bright beet dosa with beet, tomato chutney, yogurt chutney and sesame seeds.

International Waffle Month at Max’s Wine Dive

4720 Washington, 214 Fairview

MAX’s Wine Dive is inviting guests to indulge in waffles through the month’s end in celebration of International Waffle Day, and corporate executive chef Beto Gutierrez has created two new unique waffle creations for the occasion — the Blueberry Gingersnap Waffle ($14), topped with bourbon caramel and vanilla ice cream; and the Smoked Salmon Waffle ($16), a savory waffle topped with spinach, capers, pickled onions, hard-boiled egg and creamy dill sauce.

Crawfish Pop-Up at Goode Company

Saturday, noon
2515 North Boulevard

Goode Company be cooking up Cajun crawfish and tapping their boots to Texas tunes at a crawfish pop-up, with pre-orders and outdoor tables available. The crawfish pop-up will go until the mudbugs are sold out. Preorder by the pound, add on campechana and chips, and grab drinks to-go on the day of.

Crawfish on the Patio at La Lucha

Sunday, 11 a.m. until sold out
1801 North Shepherd

La Lucha will offer crawfish on the patio from 11 a.m. until sold out, featuring mudbugs with Tabasco pepper mash and add-ons including boiled potatoes and corn ($1), roasted garlic ($1), sausage ($9). And a variety of scratch-made sauces (green harissa, white remoulade, kimchi aioli, smoked oyster mayo for 50 cents each). 
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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer who is always looking to share Houston's coolest and tastiest happenings with the Houston Press readers.
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