Here’s a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings:
Friday, 5 to 9 p.m
Get a first taste of Peli Peli Kitchen’s newly revamped menu (available at PPK beginning Monday, January 21), which will focus on real-deal Peri Peri chicken and seafood. The team will be popping up and showing off its goods at Kirby Ice House every Friday in January. Guests can dig into peri peri wings, peri peri quarter chicken and flat fries with jerky (biltong) seasoning from new chef and operator, Ryan Stewart.
Saturday, 8 a.m
3106 White Oak
Join Bayou City Outdoors for a free farmer’s market bike ride, beginning with a leisurely coffee at Onion Creek. After the caffeine kicks in, the ride will cruise through markets that everything from fresh produce, sauces, and jams to freshly-baked bread. The 12- to 15-mile ride lasts about three hours, so bring plenty of water and don’t forget a backpack to carry your goodies home.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Test your spice tolerance at the 2019 Hops n' Hot Sauce Festival, featuring a variety of seriously fiery offerings, expect craft beers, food trucks, live music, a kids zone and the third annual Hot Pepper Eating Contest. Tickets are $10 at the door and free for kids under 12.
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Saturday, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Public Services Wine & Whisky’s next class will move beyond the basics of Madeira, showcasing more unusual styles and plenty of old vintage bottlings while going deeper into the history and production process. Cost is $75 per person. After class, get Madeira cobblers extremely old Madeiras at cost for happy hour.
Saturday, 2 to 6 p.m.
3422 North Shepherd
The Psych Ward Sirens roller derby team will be hosting a chili cook-off, bake sale, craft sale and silent auction at Cottonwood. Pay $10 for a spoon and you’ll be treated to all-you-can-eat chili.