The Houston International Festival is here, and it's not just about the music and performances either - don't forget the food. Sample the cuisines of Africa at the H-E-B Cultural Stage, where celebrity and local chefs will be doing cooking demonstrations several times a day. There will also be food from more than 50 of Houston's restaurants and caterers, offering a tempting array of international cuisines. For information, visit www.ifest.org.
April 19 brings another opportunity to try foods from a long list of Houston restaurants gathered in the same place: The Zonta Zelebration, benefiting the Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition. More than 20 chefs from swanky eateries will be serving up their signature dishes. Participants include benjy's, Maggiano's Little Italy, Mise en Place, Shade, Gaido's, Rouge, Bella Terrazzo/Chef's Table, Denis' Seafood, Todai Japanese Restaurant, Pico's Mex-Mex and more. For information, visit www.zontahouston.org.
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