Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Julep Celebrates 1 Year

Food Truck Friday @ Houston Press
Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2603 La Branch

Our Food Truck Friday series continues with Backyard Burger Boyz. The Cypress mobile eatery is an event-centric food unit focusing on badass sandwiches, tacos, dogs, and sloppy burgers smothered with things like smoked cheddar, beer mustard, and honey bourbon sauce. Head outside our office for lunch to check them out for yourself. 

Beer Dinner @ The Pass & Provisions 
Friday, 7 p.m.
807 Taft

Join Pass & Provisions for a five-course beer dinner featuring Lone Pint Brewery beer pairings (one of which is a firkin of dry-hopped Yellow Rose). Cost is $75 plus tax and gratuity. Call 713-628-9020 for reservations.  

Pearland Wine & Food Festival @ Pearland Town Center 
Saturday, noon to 7 p.m.
11200 W Broadway

Celebrate wine and food at this 4th Annual Festival by Dionisio Winery. The day will feature Texas-based wineries showcasing red, white & fruit wines along with local food and music. Tickets are $30 and include one signature wine glass and 10 tasting tickets, plus a souvenir t-shirt (while supplies/sizes last) and a wine festival bag. Additional tasting tickets will be available at the event for $1 each.

One Year Anniversary Party @ Julep 
Sunday, noon
1919 Washington

Not only is it Southern cocktail bar Julep’s 1st birthday, it’s also Houston’s 179th. To celebrate, the bar is opening early at noon and serving up $8 juleps alongside smoked oysters and barbecue from Blood Bros. and live music.

Sushi + Sake Sunday @ Kuu Restaurant
Sunday, 6:30 p.m.
947 Gessner 

Kuu Restaurant has partnered with Absolutely! Memorial/Galleria Magazine for an intimate evening of Japanese cuisine and sake, featuring Chef Adison Lee's exquisite omakase (chef's choice). The freshest seafood flown in from Japan's Tsukiji Fish Market will be paired with local seasonal produce, accompanied by sake selected by expert sommelier Ricky Cheung. Courses include agadashi miso; kani sunomono; tempura; sashimi selection; nigiri selection; wagyu and unagi; with last three courses paired with sake. Cost is $80 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Limited seating is available. For reservations, call 713-461-1688.

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