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Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: The Houston Black Food Truck Festival

Get to know the city's black-owned food trucks at the second annual Black Food Truck Festival.
Get to know the city's black-owned food trucks at the second annual Black Food Truck Festival.
Photo by Yuri Peña

Here’s a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings:

Downtown Hotel-Only Bar Crawl
Friday, 6 to 10 p.m.

Four Downtown hotel bars are teaming up for a deluxe hotel-only pub crawl, complete with luxury transportation and a drink and light bites at each stop. The crawlers will go to The Whitehall’s Part & Parcel, 1700 Smith, JW Marriott’s Main Kitchen and 806 Lounge, 806 South Main, Hotel Alessandra’s Bardot Bar, 1070 Dallas, and Bayou & Bottle at The Four Seasons, 1300 Lamar. Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by emailing erica@thewhitehallhouston.com.

Wine & Food Fest at Navigation Esplanade
Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.
2600 Navigation

Formerly known as the Pearland Wine & Food Festival, the seventh annual Wine & Food Fest will celebrate Houston’s diversity, culture and heritage, offering tastings from boutique Texas wineries and food by regional chefs, plus unique and select wine-related artists, crafts vendors, live music and entertainment and other attractions. Tickets are $40 and include entry, a wine souvenir glass, wine tote, and ten tasting tickets, with VIP tickets for $55 and more wine tickets available for purchase at the event.

Black Food Truck Festival at the Shrine of The Black Madonna Cultural and Event Center
Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.
5309 Martin Luther King

The second annual Black Food Truck Festival will showcase the city's black-owned food trucks, while highlighting its rich and diverse food culture. Enjoy an afternoon of fun, family and community for $10 per person general admission (or snag a $7 promo while still available). Kids 12 and under get in free. Rain or shine.

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Island Scotches Class at Public Services Wine & Whisky
Saturday, 2 p.m.

202 Travis

This Island Scotches tasting class will explore the incredible breadth of styles as you discover scotches outside of the mainland and focus on the islands of Orkney, Skye, Jura, Mull, Islay, and the Campbeltown peninsula (representing the smokier, more savory side of scotch). Taste some older bottles and interesting finishes alongside snacks for $65 plus tax.

August Urban Harvest Farmers Market at Saint Arnold
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2000 Lyons

Shop local and grab a beer in the comfort of Saint A’s air-conditioned Beer Hall at this Urban Harvest Farmers Market pop-up. Expected vendors include All We Need Farms, Breaking Bao, Bee2Bee Honey Collective, Dirty Little Growers, Dumpling Haus, Eat My Pralines, El Topo Food Truck, Java Pura Coffee Roasters, and more.

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