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Houston’s 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Have a Shuckin' Good Time at Julep

Julep’s annual Oyster Shucking Contest is going down this Sunday.
Julep’s annual Oyster Shucking Contest is going down this Sunday. Photo by Emily Jaschke
Here's a look at this weekend's tasty food and drink happenings:

The Original Greek Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Friday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
3511 Yoakum

The Original Greek Festival is back for its 57th year, featuring traditional Greek food and drinks, music and dancing, arts and culture, and a vendor market. Hit it to nosh on comfort food favorites like souvlaki, spanakopita, dolmades, pastitsio, baklava and more alongside Greek wines and family-friendly fun. Tickets are $5 at the gate.

Korean Festival at Discovery Green

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
1500 McKinney

The annual Korean Festival showcases Korean culinary experiences, live music and performing arts, and culture. Expect KPop, kimchi eating contests, Hanbok garments, vendors like Chi'Lantro and Korean bbq fusion spot Blk Mkt Birria, and more family-friendly fun.

Oktoberfest at Sugar Land Town Square

Saturday, 4 to 9 p.m.
15958 City Walk

Sugar Land Town Square will host the second annual Oktoberfest, featuring brews in the Flying Saucer Biergarten, German bites from brats to pretzels, a curated Boho Market, live music and dancing, Oktoberfest games, contests and more. Tickets are $5 per person in advance and $7 per person the day of the event. Admission is free for children under 12. Flying Saucer Biergarten tasting packages are $25 in advance or $30 day of, which include 10 two-ounce tastings.

A Taste of Cy-Fair at Bridgeland Lakeland Village Center

Saturday, 5 to 8 p.m. (4 p.m. VIP)
10615 Fry

The 5th annual with A Taste of Cy-Fair is an all-inclusive fete benefiting Cy-Hope. The event features bites from 30 participating restaurants alongside wine and beer tastings, live music and entertainment, Cypress market vendors, a silent auction and more. General admission ($50, $20 for children, free under 12) is from 5 to 8 p.m., and VIP early admission ($90) starts at 4 p.m. For more details and to buy tickets, visit

Oyster Shucking Contest at Julep

Sunday, 3 to 6 p/m.
1919 Washington

At Julep’s annual oyster-fueled event, some of Houston's top chefs — including Greg Gatlin (Gatlin's Fins and Feathers), Chris Roy (Winnie's), Mary Bass and Jabril Riddick (The Warwick) and more — will be squaring off in the friendly Oyster Shucking competition while a judging panel of Houston media talent will determine a winner based on shucking speed and overall presentation. The fun takes place outdoors and a $5 entry fee will be accepted at the door. Proceeds will be donated to the winning chef's charity of choice. 
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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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