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Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Wine, Cheese and BBQ Enchiladas

Wine and cheese tastings are on the docket at Mutiny Wine Room this weekend.
Wine and cheese tastings are on the docket at Mutiny Wine Room this weekend. Photo by Michael Anthony
Here's a look at this weekend's tasty food and drink happenings:

Herradura Grand Barrel Bar Pop Up at Arnaldo Richards’ Picos

Friday-Sunday
3601 Kirby

Arnaldo Richards’ Picos is celebrating National Tequila Day with a weekend filled with activations, promotions, special menus and its Herradura Grand Barrel Bar Pop Up. On Friday, guests can sip tequilas at an educational happy hour event from 4 to 6 p.m.; Saturday brings a cocktail reception ($55 tickets) featuring passed appetizers, tequila tastings and Picos' signature Shakeritas from 3 to 5 p.m.; and the weekend closes out with Sunday’s Grand National Tequila Day brunch. Go online or call 832-831-9940 to purchase tickets.

Olympics Wine & Cheese Tasting at Weights + Measures

Friday, 5 to 7 p.m.
2808 Caroline


Midtown hangout W+M hosts its Wine & Cheese tastings every Friday, and this weekend, the gang is honoring the Olympics Opening Ceremonies with a special sake tasting. For $20, guests can taste four sakes paired with cheeses. Call 713-654-1970 to reserve a spot.

Virtual Sake Tasting with Agricole Hospitality

Saturday, 5 p.m.
Tasting kit pickup at Revival Market, 550 Heights

In honor of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Agricole Hospitality will host a Virtual Sake Tasting, tasting through six different samples of Sake, from Eiko Fuji Ban Ryu to Joto Daiginjo. As always, the tasting kit will include a Revival Market snack box. Sake pick-up will be on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Revival Market. Cost is $65 per person.

National Wine & Cheese Day at Mutiny Wine Room

Saturday-Sunday
1124 Usener

Mutiny Wine Room will be offering up a tasting of four goat cheeses of different ages paired with a different wine for each cheese, available this Saturday and Sunday for $37. Featured cheeses include a fresh chevre from Pure Luck Farm in Dripping Springs, a Baby Caprino from CKC Farms in Blanco, a Patacabra (goat’s foot) from Spain’s Pardina Farm and Pantaleo, a rare goat cheese from the island of Sardinia off the coast of Italy.

Katy Enchiladapalooza at Brett’s BBQ Shop

Sunday, opens at 11 a.m.
606 Mason

On select dates through August 15, several Katy restaurants will offer special $16 enchilada dishes, with 20 percent of all sales going to local charity The Ballad House. This Sunday, Brett’s BBQ Shop will serve up 44 Farms Beef Cheek Enchiladas with scratchmade red chile sauce and cilantro-lime crema
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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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