Here’s a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings:
Kick-off to Mardi Gras Galveston
Friday through Sunday
The 107th Mardi Gras! Galveston
is taking over the island from Friday, February 2 though Tuesday, February 13 (Fat Tuesday). In addition to parades, balcony parties, concerts and plenty of beads, this year’s festivities will include a food truck park, serving everything from tacos and sausage on a stick to funnel cakes and teriyaki chicken. Weekend passes
start at $24.48 plus fees.
Mardi Gras Mixers & Elixers at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
Friday, doors open at 7 p.m.
5555 Hermann Park
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is putting a Mardi Gras masquerade twist on its Mixers & Elixers event (beads and masks are encouraged). Doors open at 7 p.m. for the live band, dancing, cash bars and food trucks. Tickets
are $25 ($15 for HMNS members and free for HMNS Catalysts).
Wine Walk at Winter Street Studios
Saturday, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Head to Winter Street Studios for the eighth annual Wine Walk, benefiting Houston Boxer Rescue. From 3 to 5:30 p.m., guests can enjoy ten-plus wines from Spain alongside live music, bites and workshops from local artists. Tickets
can be purchased for $35.
Super Beef Sunday at Saint Arnold Brewery
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saint Arnold Brewery invites bbq fans to get their fill before the Big Game at its annual Super Beef Sunday
. The legendary Louie Mueller BBQ
will be onsite alongside Feges BBQ
and Victorian’s Barbecue
, each preparing and serving the finest smoked meats for you to enjoy with Saint A brews. Tickets are $50 per person and include tastings from all three pitmasters, beer and a commemorative pint glass (suggested arrival time is prior to 12:30 p.m. so that you can taste all of the different items). Like previous years, Louie Mueller BBQ will have pre-wrapped whole brisket ($100) and beef ribs ($75) available for pre-purchase (at the time of your ticket purchase).
Super Bowl Watch Party at Karbach Brewery
Sunday, doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy the big game with some great beer and an all-star Super Bowl spread. Admission
is $35 per person and includes an all-you-can-eat buffet with suckling pig, a Frito Pie station, grilled wings and sausage, a carving station, potato bar, hummus and flatbreads, fruits, veggies and desserts. Tack on $3 Pints of Love Street, Hopadillo, Lemon & Ginger Radler and Big & Bright plus special tappings from our BBH and FUN Series. Seating is guaranteed with the purchase of a ticket.