Things To Do

Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: It’s Lobster Friday!

Lobster Friday @ Bernie’s Burger Bus
Friday, starting at 11 a.m.
5407 Bellaire

It’s back. Another month means another Friday full of lobster goodness. Swing by from 11 a.m. till they run out to get your hands on chef Justin Turner’s famous Maine-style lobster roll, with hearty chunks of lobster lightly tossed with house mayo, minced celery and onion and nestled in a warm top-loaded, butter-toasted bun, and topped off with green onions ($22.75). Or switch it up with Lobster Poutine: Bernie's award-winning hand-cut fries are tossed with local cheese curds, buttered lobster and lobster gravy and scattered with a flurry of chopped chives ($24.50). 

Tipsy Dessert Bar’s The Experience @ The Silo
Friday, 6 p.m. to midnight
4601 Clinton

Experience alcohol-infused desserts and hors d'oeuvres at this Friday night festival featuring live bands and DJs, food trucks, and plenty of boozy bites. Guests will also find a hookah lounge, grape-stomping contest and cocktail tastings. Tickets (limited) can be purchased in advance ($15 RSVP, $75 VIP).

Karbach Beer & Bites @ Tony Mandola's Gulf Coast Kitchen
Saturday, 4 to 7 p.m.
1212 Waugh

Hit the patio to enjoy this Beer & Bites tasting. The four tasting stations are Lobster Sliders paired with Love Street; BBQ Brisket with Hopadillo IPA; Gulf Baked Oysters with Staycation; and Chocolate Caramel Peanut Parfait with Weisse Versa. Cost is $35 per person. For more information or reservations, call 713-528-3474 or visit

First Annual Lone Star Iced Tea Festival @ CWA Union Hall
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1730 Jefferson 

Head to an indoor, air-conditioned venue to cool off at this Victorian-themed Iced Tea Festival. The day will feature tea talks; live country, blues, flamenco and Hawaiian music and dance; guest speakers and vendors; tea samples; and children's activities, including face-painting and balloon artists. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door for adults and free for children 12 and under (though tickets are required for entrance). The first 200 people who purchase tickets will receive a swag bag. The first 300 people will receive a souvenir sample cup.

Virtue Coffee Beer Brunch @ Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (Downtown)
Sunday, noon to 3 p.m.
705 Main 

What’s better than coffee with brunch? Beer-infused coffee with brunch! Delight in a bacon, egg, lettuce and tomato sandwich with your choice of a special “brewfusion,” created with a cold brew and Nitro Draft Virtue Coffee. Special brewfusions will feature Ballast Point Scuplin, Santa FeJava Stout and Wells Banana Bread.

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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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