Chinese New Year @ STRAITS Restaurant Friday - Sunday 800 Sorella
STRAITS will be celebrating the Chinese New Year all weekend long, as Chef John Sikhattana has created a unique and modern menu. Feast on "Fertility & Long Life", a roasted duck, bamboo and bean thread noodle dish; the "New Horizons + Eternity", wok seared scallops served with long beans and garlic chives; or "Strength & Wealth", a fried pork chop with ginger apricot chutney; to name a few of the many festive dishes. On Friday only, from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., guests will be delighted with a traditional Lion Dance, a custom performed during Chinese New Year to bring happiness to celebrating onlookers.
Annual One Pot Cook Off @ The Ginger Man Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. 5607 Morningside
The Ginger Man's annual One Pot Cook Off benefits the Best Buddies Texas, a non profit organization that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Come for tastings of gumbo, chili, stews, and all other types of one pot wonders in addition to a silent auction, raffle and live music. Call 713-526-2770 for tickets and more info.
1st Anniversary Party @ Killen's Barbecue Sunday, noon 3613 E. Broadway
Come eat -- and celebrate! -- some of the best BBQ in Houston, as Killen's Barbecue is turning 1 year old. There will be live music, free beer, and delicious eats (Chef Ronnie Killen has even promised some special cuts). The birthday party goes all day, or until the 'Q runs out!
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National Margarita Day @ El Big Bad Sunday, 11 a.m. 419 Travis
Houston's baddest margarita spot is honoring National Margarita Day by serving up $5 house margs, $15 mix and match infused margarita flights, and so much more all night long. That's not a bad way to spend a Sunday, if you ask us.
National Margarita Day Parking Lot Fiesta @ Pistolero's Sunday, noon 1517 Westheimer
This Montrose taco and tequila hotspot is throwing a margarita rager in the parking lot. Join the fiesta for $3 margs, live music, and art vendors from the First Saturday Arts Market. With the margarita special running all day, you can expect the revelry to run well into the night.