Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets (Including Where to Dine on Easter)

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From a crawfish boil to a margarita festival, check out this weekend's best culinary happenings:

Grand Opening Party @ Axelrad Beer Garden
Friday – Sunday, noon to midnight
1517 Alabama

Welcome Midtown’s newest beer garden to the neighborhood by joining Axelrad at its grand opening celebration. The festivities include a roster of different live music and food trucks each night, a stellar selection of craft suds, and crawfish boils and eats from Luigi’s Pizza available as well. Hit the hammocks, chill out and have a great time.  

Crawfish Boil Competition @ Ladybird's
Saturday, noon
5519 Allen

Enjoy live music, an intense crawfish competition and $25 all-you-can-eat mudbugs at this totally chill neighborhood bar and patio. As usual, the Whistle Stop food truck will be dishing out pub grub from 11 a.m. to midnight.

The Woodlands Margarita Festival @ Northshore Park
Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.
2505 Lake Woodlands

Celebrate spring by sipping a few super-fresh margaritas, all of which are mixed with 100 percent agave tequilas. Get them frozen or on the rocks, and in a library of flavors, including peach mango, jalapeño and hurricane. Guests can also expect a margarita competition, food vendors and live music. Tickets are $40 pre-sale and $55 day of, and include a commemorative tasting cup, eight drink tickets for five-ounce pours, samples from the competition, and the Tour de Tequila. VIP tickets are also available.

Easter Sunday Dining

Local restaurants are ready to celebrate Easter with everything from brunches and bunny appearances to elegant prix fixe feasts. Check out Where to Dine in Houston This Easter Sunday, including dining deals from Backstreet Cafe, Holley’s Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar,  Max's Wine Dive and State of Grace, to name a few.

1st Annual Greek Crawfish Boil @ Helen Greek Food & Wine
Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
2429 Rice

Houston’s hottest Greek restaurant is hosting its first annual crawfish boil, and if its success so far says anything about it, we’re sure it’s one you won’t want to miss. Thirty dollars will get you a two-pound plate of crawfish, plus a half-pound of lemon potatoes and a small Greek salad. There will also be complimentary 8th Wonder brews until they run out, additional mudbugs for $8/pound, and excellent deals on beer and wine.

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