HLSR's annual cook off is one Bar-B-Que event you don't want to miss.
HLSR's annual cook off is one Bar-B-Que event you don't want to miss.
Photo by Daniel Kramer

Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Plenty of BBQ & Texan Pride

"Go Texas" Day @ Brennan's of Houston Friday 3300 Smith

In honor of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's "Go Texan" day, Brennan's of Houston will feature a special prix fixe, Texas edition meal with Creole flare for $29. The three-course menu (available for both lunch and dinner) features a goat barbacao tamale, 44 Farms cheeseburger with rattlesnake chili, cowboy onion rings, and bone marrow aioli, and a strawberry jubilee funnel cake with Cognac glazed Froberg Farm berries. Go, Texas, go!

Boot Scootin' Steak Night @ MKT Bar Friday 1001 Austin

Giddy up and GO TEXAN at MKT Bar's last night in a series of Boot Scootin' Steak Nights. Savor great grub with Texas twang, then wash it down with beer and wine specials and two-step till the cows come home with live country music. The special menu features frito pie w/ Haig's chili, ribeye with iron skillet baked beans, Texas beer flights and wine specials, and more. Lucas Eason and The Panhandlers start jamming at 5 p.m.

HLSR 2015 World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest @ NRG Park Friday - Saturday 1 NRG Park

Over 250 teams will be heading to NRG park to compete in this seriously delicious Bar-B-Que Cook Off, which began yesterday and runs through Saturday. Make your way there to partake in the madness, whether you have an in at a private tent or not. Either way you can enjoy smoke-kissed, meltingly tender meats, live music and dancing, and craft beer on the festival grounds. Admission is $15 per adult, $5 for children aged 3 to 12 and free for children 2 and under.

Crawfish On the Patio @ Celtic Gardens Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. 2300 Louisiana

Every Saturday throughout crawfish season (weather permitting), Midtown hotspot Celtic Gardens will be offering $6/lb buckets of spicy mudbugs, corn and potatoes. The offer is also available on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Shipley Do-Nuts' Dash @ BBVA Compass Stadium Sunday, 8 a.m. 2200 Texas

We love any exercise that ends in a doughnut! The inaugural 2-mile dash, which starts at BBVA Compass Stadium and ends at 8th Wonder Brewery, will benefit Kids' Meals Inc. As such, all participants are asked to donate a box of sealable sandwich bags at the starting line.

Register for the walk for online ($30, $20 for children or $100 for a family four pack) and get a ticket to a Dynamo game, a t-shirt, 8th Wonder beer, and a Shipley's donut along with your registration. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite do-nut for a costume contest in which the winner will receive free Shipley Do-Nuts for an entire year.

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