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Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Viva El Tequila

A tequila fest and four-year tequila bar anniversary await.
A tequila fest and four-year tequila bar anniversary await. Photo by KittyKaht
Here’s a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings:

Viva El Tequila Fest at Cadillac Bar
Friday, 7 to 10 p.m.
1802 Shepherd

The second annual Viva El Tequila Fest will feature face-painting and dancing; tequila, house cocktail and beer samples; and tacos from Cadillac Bar’s food truck, Taco Me Crazy. General Amigos tickets are $40 ($35 for Landry’s Select Club Members) and include drink samples, a taco, and vendor giveaways. El Presidente tickets are $60 ($50 for Landry’s Select Club Members) and include extra food, beer samples and luxury Tequila brand samples.

Peli Peli Pop-Up at Kirby Ice House
Saturday, 4 to 9 p.m.
3333 Eastside


Peli Peli Galleria and Peli Peli Kitchen are popping up for one day only at one of Houston’s coolest patio bars. Hit the 23-and-up outdoor playground to enjoy more than 50 taps, eight draft cocktails and Peli Peli grub, from steak and chicken footlong kebabs to fried mac 'n' cheese balls.

Sunset Luau at Komodo Pub
Saturday, 5 p.m.
2004 Baldwin

Get down as the sun goes down at Komodo’s annual Luau Party and Pig Roast. The night will feature $5 in-house smoked pig plates, $4 Malibu punch drinks and $3 Leinenkugel Summer Shandy drafts, plus live island music.

Four Year Anniversary at Pistolero’s
Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.
1517 Westheimer


The margarita bar and taco temple is celebrating four tequila-soaked years with a Sunday Funday celebration. Jam out to live music and get $10 mimosa pitchers until 4 p.m. and $4 margaritas and $12 margarita pitchers until 8 p.m.

The Feast of Saint Arnold at Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Sunday, 5 to 8:30 p.m.
2000 Lyons

Saint Arnold will be hosting the Feast of Saint Arnold, its annual fundraiser for Texas Children’s Hospital’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. The royal feast features four courses:  lamb, pork, fish and fowl, all served simultaneously and family-style (and as this is a medieval feast, utensils are optional). Dishes include watermelon shooters with jumbo lump crab, pancetta mac 'n' cheese bites with sweet onion marmalade, Santo-braised lamb shanks with herbed yogurt, braised Mexican-style chicken with Oaxacan mole, Gulf snapper and shrimp with sweet peppers and saffron rice, roasted Berkshire pork with blueberry demi, and cherry and chocolate clafouti. Reservations are $135 each and include all food, beer and a ceramic mug.
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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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