Things To Do

Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Get a Pre-Opening Taste of The Halal Guys

Halal Guys Preview

Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The highly anticipated opening of New York street meat purveyors The Halal Guys isn’t until Saturday, January 30 – but you can get a sneak peak at their menu with UberEATS, so long as you’re in the delivery area. Today they are offering pop-up delivery in Rice Village and West University in addition to the usual Downtown, Midtown and Montrose 'hoods. Get their halal chicken and beef gyro – served over basmati rice and salad and absolutely slathered with THG's infamous white sauce and fiery hot sauce – delivered right to you for $8.29. Enter code UBEREATSPOPUP to receive $7 OFF your first meal (offer ends today).  

Get Your Crawfish On @ The Boot
Friday-Sunday, Friday 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. till they sell out
1206 West 20th  

Thanks to warmer temps, crawfish season has started early! Get your pinch, peel and suck on at this Shady Acres patio bar and grill. The mouth-numbingly good Cajun spiced mudbugs are currently selling for $6.99/pound. Follow them on Facebook for details. 

Food Truck Friday @ Sam Houston Race Park
Friday, 6 p.m.
7575 North Sam Houston Parkway West 

Live thoroughbred racing at The Park is back. Kick off Texas Champions Weekend with Food Truck Friday, when some of Houston’s favorite food trucks – including The Waffle Bus, Whatcha Cravin and Skratch Food Truck – will be on hand. Also 50 cent beers and $1.50 wine from 6 to 9 p.m. Gates will open at 10:30 a.m. for simulcast and 5:30 p.m. for live racing. The first post time will be at 7 p.m. General admission is $7 ($4 for children four to 11 and seniors over 62, and FREE for children under four).

Annual Scotch Dinner @ Kiran’s 
Friday, 7 p.m.
4100 Westheimer

Hosted by Master of Whisky Mayra Isaia, this Scotch-centric dinner features multiple courses including oysters Rockefeller and lamb seekh kebab roti wraps with Johnnie Walker 10 Rye Cask Finish Robbie cocktails; sherry-infused lobster bisque with Johnnie Walker Platinum; and bison rib eye and truffle fries & blue cheese sauce with Oban 14. And that’s just a little taste of what to expect. Cost is $145 per person. Call 713-960-8472 for reservations.

Six Year Anniversary Party & Bottle Share @ Pearland Coffee Roasters
Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m.
4106 Broadway

Join Pearland Coffee Roasters for an all-out celebration of its six years in business. They'll be hosting another bottle share, a gathering where craft-beer lovers bring a bottle of beer (or more) to share with the group. Guests can also expect The Waffle Bus's excellent grub and a bouncy house for the kids.
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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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