Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Celebrate Pride with Brunch and After-Parties

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Here’s a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings:

Pride Weekend Celebration @ Triniti Restaurant
Friday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
2815 South Shepherd

To honor Houston Pride Week and in support of the LGBTQ community, Triniti Restaurant will be hosting a weekend-long pride celebration, with 10 percent of all proceeds going to victims of the June 12 Orlando Pulse nightclub shootings. The celebration starts with Friday's lunch, featuring dishes from chef Ryan Hildebrand’s new summer menu. Saturday offers a Pre-Pride Parade brunch, and on Sunday, check out Triniti's Sunday Funday Pride Brunch, featuring an all-day brunch menu.

Date Night at the Distillery @ Yellow Rose Distilling
Friday, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
1224 North Post Oak

What’s better than a date night with whiskey? Bring your significant other, friend or family member for a tour of Yellow Rose Distilling, followed by an instructor-led painting class in which each person will leave with a (hopefully) cool-looking painting of the Texas Yellow Rose. Tickets are $45/person and include the tour, samples, a Yellow Rose lowball glass and two-hour painting class.  

Unicorn Pride Party @ El Big Bad
Saturday, 3 p.m.
419 Travis

Just a few short blocks from the Pride Parade route, this gastrocantina plans to host the unofficial before-and after-party. After the parade (which begins at 8:30 p.m.), guests can expect a PRIDE Pageant, a unicorn costume contest and specially priced PRIDE margaritas — including the bubbly “The Unicorn,” a margarita made with fresh juice, 100 percent Blue Weber tequila and an upside-down Champagne mini-bottle. Chef Jonathan Jones will be on hand preparing regional Mexican food made from locally sourced ingredients. The all-day fiesta starts at 3 p.m.  

Hop Up Market @ 8th Wonder Brewery
Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
2202 Dallas

8th Wonder’s third Hop Up Market will feature live painting and murals from Adrian Guerrero, Be Someone, Donkeeboy Art and Screenprinting and Shreddi Lives. The murals will be on display at 8th Wonder for the next three months and will then be auctioned off, with all proceeds benefiting the artists' choice of nonprofit. As always, there will be some awesome local artisans on site, including Kickin' Kombucha, Bravado Spice, D&M Gourmet Foods and Shoe Bar Houston.

Karbach Beer Dinner @ Central Market
Sunday, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
3815 Westheimer

Closing out Central Market's Beer Festival is this boozed-up Sunday dinner, featuring special guest and head brewer Eric Warner and five courses paired alongside Karbach brews. Get awesome pairings like Love Street Kölsch paired with Southwestern ceviche and Hopadillo IPA alongside grilled steak with gorgonzola butter and onion rings. Cost is $65 per person, with limited seating available, so you'll want to register online now to reserve a spot.

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