Things To Do

Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Celebrate All Things Local

Locals Only Beer Fest @ Moon Tower Inn
Saturday, noon
3004 Canal

For the first time, everyone's favorite craft beer and weenie joint is hosting this annual Houston (and spitting distance) Only Beer Fest. Moon Tower has invited its homies from H-Town and surrounding area breweries to peddle their wares, answer questions, pour their brews and dole out high fives like they're gonna expire. Expect an awesome lineup of cheap local beers, hot and spicy crawfish from the boys at the Moon Tower Cookshack, legendary barbecue from the Lost Indian and tunes from DJ Whizzard.

Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival @ HCC (West Loop Campus)

Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
5601 West Loop South

The trucks are rollin’ in for this sixth annual food truck fest. More than 34 of Houston’s culinary elite are ready to take your palate on a journey you won't soon forget. Participating trucks include Coreanos, The Bird, Luv Me Tenders and Monster PBJ, to name a few. Combine gourmet food with fine wines, ice-cold beer, a Vendor Village packed with artisans, and live music over the course of two days, and you've got an unbelievable festival of haute cuisine you do not want to miss. Tickets start at $16 per day and include entrance into Haute Wheels, a $1 donation to the HCC Foundation, live music, access to an expanded, all-inclusive Kids Zone, and $5 worth of drink tickets. Food is purchased separately at the festival.  

The Taste of Louisiana Festival @ Constellation Field
Saturday, 1 p.m.
1 Stadium (Sugar Land)

Experience New Orleans without the terrible drive at this Louisiana-style celebration held at Sugar Land’s Constellation Field. Festival-goers can expect live zydeco, blues and brass bands, plus awesome Creole and Cajun eats such as jambalaya, gumbo, étouffée, fried catfish, smoked boudin and fiery boiled crawfish. General admission tickets can be purchased in advance for $21.49 for adults and $11.24 for children ages four to 12.

Houston Whiskey Festival @ Silver Street Studios
Saturday, 7 to 10 p.m.
2000 Edwards

Hit the 3rd Annual Houston Whiskey Festival to celebrate the most renowned and revered spirit category. (We're talking about whiskey, obviously.) Festival partakers can enjoy 80 different kinds of whiskey, bourbons and scotches, plus seminars, a cigar lounge, live music and great socializing with other enthusiasts. No tickets will be sold at the festival door, so be sure to buy yours in advance ($65 for general admission, $125 for VIP and $35 for designated driver).

Five-Year Anniversary Pig Roast Celebration @ Revival Market

Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m.
550 Heights

Celebrate five years of this incredible local business that’s brought us kolaches and bagels on Saturdays; a better understanding of sustainably raised meats; and even the pepperoni at Coltivare and salsa and queso at Eight Row Flint. Because Revival Market has had so much awesome local support, it's throwing a big-ass party featuring a pig roast, sides, dessert, complimentary beer (plus they’re always BYOB) and music. All of it will be offered at the market's cost ($10 per person) to thank you for your support. 
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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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