Kick off summer at this celebration of Caribbean, Creole, and Latin American culture.
Kick off summer at this celebration of Caribbean, Creole, and Latin American culture.
Photo by Ashli Hill

Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Carnival, Tacos & More This MDW

Carnival Houston 
Friday – Sunday

Start MDW off strong with this weekend-long Carnival, celebrating Caribbean, Creole, Central American and South American culture through traditional food and drink, exotic costumes, parades, and entertainment for all ages. Events include a Neon Paint Party on Friday, Street Festival and Parade on Saturday, Picnic and Games event on Sunday, and more.

South Montrose Taco Ride @ The Phoenix (starting point)
Saturday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
1915 Westheimer

Join Karbach Brewing Co. in riding around South Montrose in search of the best taco. Cyclists will start at The Phoenix on Westheimer and ride, drink, and eat their way to to Jackson's Watering Hole, The Harp, Lowbrow, Revelry on Richmond, and West Alambama Ice House. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Gulf Coast Surfriders Foundation. 

Grand Opening - Solstice Sunday Day Party @ Lincoln Bar + Kitchen
Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.
5110 Washington

The “Era of Day Parties” has arrived in Houston. Celebrate the grand opening of Solstice, Lincoln Bar’s newest Sunday Funday concept featuring house music on the terrace, top 40s on the mainstream deck, hookahs on the patio, 14 DJs on rotation, bottomless mimosas, and bottle service/cabanas available. The Grand Opening Party is free with an RSVP or $10 for express entry

With crawfish boiled by the Boudreaux family, summer never tasted so good.
With crawfish boiled by the Boudreaux family, summer never tasted so good.
Photo by Troy Fields

2nd Annual Crawfish & Brews @ Karbach Brewery
Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.
2032 Karbach

Kick off summer at this second annual Crawfish & Brews event, featuring plenty of authentic Cajun mudbugs and ice cold beers alongside live music from New York City Queens, The Beans, and more. Those looking for other food options can hit the food trucks or Karbach’s awesome in-house restaurant. While there is no cost associated with entry, Crawfish and Brews packages can be purchased in advance ($25) and include a plate of crawdads, corn and potatoes and a pint glass with three beer tokens.

3rd Birthday Party Extravaganza @ Mongoose Versus Cobra
Sunday, 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.
1011 McGowen

Craft beer and cocktail spot Mongoose Versus Cobra is turning 3! To help them celebrate, their good friends at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company, Karbach Brewing Co., Saint Arnold Brewing Company and 8th Wonder Brewery will turn their parking lot into a Beer Garden, bringing out some of their best classic brews (and a few cool surprises!), from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Grab a sample pass (8 beers for just $15) to enjoy along with hoppin' live music from Sand Dollar Swing and Nathan Quick and mudbugs from the Crawfish Lady. At sun set, the bar will transform into an '80s prom all night long.

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