Things To Do

The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Wine Fest, Tamales and Free Pizza for Life!

Cigar & Whiskey Dinner @ Sullivan's Steakhouse Friday, 7 p.m. 4608 Westheimer

Enjoy a three-course menu perfectly paired with Herman Marshall whiskey and Padron's signature 1926 cigar this Friday at Sullivan's. The extravagant meal -- featuring whiskey-paired steak tartare and quail over jalapeño polenta -- is $75 per guest (plus tax & tip). Call 713-961-0333 for reservations.

Japan Food Festival @ University of St. Thomas Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 3800 Montrose

Feast beyond raw and rice as you celebrate Japanese culture through tastes from vendors such asKubo's Sushi Bar & Grill, Asahi Beer and Takara Sake alongside live music and dancing. Proceeds benefit the U.S. Japan Studies Initiative at the University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies. Check here for more details.

Houston Wine Fest @ TBD Saturday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The 6th annual wine festival will showcase more than 100 wines alongside delectable fare, unique vendors, and live music. Due to this weekend's rain forecast, the event will be moving inside -- but that won't stop the wine and fun from flowing all day long. Visit for details and to get your $10 tickets now.

First Annual Texas Tamale Festival @ No Label Brewery Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. 5351-A 1st St (Katy)

$10 will get you unlimited tamales and a whole lot of good times at No Label's first annual Texas Tamale Festival. Head to the brewery at noon to feast on five different handcrafted tamale creations (made by the Texas Tamale Company) alongside $3 No label pints while you jam out to live music. Buy tickets at ($5 tickets available for children 2 to 12).

Free Pizza for Life @ 8th Wonder Brewery Sunday, noon to midnight 2202 Dallas

The time has come for Pi Pizza Truck's Free Pizza for Life Party, where the truck offers a special deal: get one of the specially designed Pi Pizza images tattooed somewhere on your body and, in turn, get one slice of free pizza a day, for life. Since they turned away more than 100 folks last year, the chance to get tattooed (priced at $180 and up) will be raffled off this year (see where you can get your raffle tickets here). Either way, the kickass, all-day party will feature 8th Wonder brews, free food from Bernies Burger Bus chef Justin Turner from noon to 5 p.m., and a Jameson bar starting at 5 p.m.

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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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