Holiday Food and Drink

Celebrate Memorial Day (and Weekend) with These Houston Restaurant and Bar Specials

Preorder burger kits to make your own Bludorn burgers at home this MDW.
Preorder burger kits to make your own Bludorn burgers at home this MDW. Photo by Julie Soefer
From happy hours and discounts to thank our military service members to long weekend brunches and DIY burger packs to-go, here’s how to make your Memorial Day in Houston extra tasty.

Arnaldo Richards’ Picos, 3601 Kirby
Treat a Veteran to lunch on Memorial Day, and Picos will buy your lunch. Stop by with your Veteran guest anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on May 30, and Picos will cover your lunch entrée up to $16 as a thank you for honoring our service members. The restaurant will also serve happy hour all day with $8 select cocktails and margaritas, $4 beers and bar bites.

Axelrad, 1517 Alabama
Axelrad offers thanks to veterans all year long, with a 20-percent discount every day.

Bludorn, 807 Taft
The restaurant offers Dry-Aged Burger kits ($85), serving four and packaged with chef’s instructions with ingredients including ground angus beef patties, redneck cheddar cheese, caramelized red onions, skewered cornichons, frisee, scratchmade dijonaisse and tasty buns. Orders must be placed before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 (quantities are limited) for pickup on Saturday, May 28 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Bobcat Teddy's Icehouse, 2803 White Oak
Bobcat Teddy’s Icehouse is having a special Memorial Day party with all-you-can-eat crawfish for $40 from Baggz of Bugzz. All-day live music will start at 2 p.m.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill, multiple locations
On Memorial Day (and all year long), military service members and first responders will receive a 10 percent off HEROES discount.

DR Delicacy, 4120 Directors Row
From Friday, May 20 to Saturday, May 28, all meat and charcuterie products will be available for 20-percent off with the code “MDWE2022,” including wagyu strip steaks, duck prosciutto and more.

Dish Society, multiple locations
In honor of the national day of remembrance, Dish Society will host a Monday brunch from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at all locations, featuring favorites from shrimp and smoky gouda grits to fluffy pancakes and H-town hot chicken.

Eight Row Flint, 1039 Yale
Locals can beat the heat with a Red, White, + Blue Swirly frozen cocktail at Eight Row Flint, only available for the long weekend. The drink combines its frozen Gin & Tonic, Margarita and Froze into three patriotic layers and is also available to-go ($10, $27/quart, $95/gallon).
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You'll find the Pack Royale and more at Fajitas A Go Go this MDW.
Photo by Kirsten Gilliam
Fajitas A Go Go; 3773 Richmond Ave; and Tacos A Go Go, multiple locations
Fajitas A Go Go offers several catering options available via carryout or delivery orders through Favor within an eight-mile radius. All locations of Tacos A Go Go, except its location at One Shell Plaza in the Downtown Tunnels, will be open throughout the holiday weekend.

Feges BBQ, 8217 Long Point, 3 Greenway Plaza
Pick up hot, ready-to-eat barbecue from Feges’ Spring Branch location, or pre-order BBQ In Bulk at both Spring Branch and Greenway Plaza, complete with reheating instructions.

Goode Co. Taqueria, 4902 Kirby
The taqueria will be open extended hours for breakfast this holiday weekend and on Memorial Day, with hours from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday through Monday.

Hopdoddy, multiple locations
From Thursday, May 26 through Monday, May 30, guests can get half-off the Roadie when ordering Hopdoddy’s DIY Burger Kit by using the code “WEEKEND” at checkout. All Hopdoddy orders can be placed in-person or online for curbside or pickup.

Local Foods, multiple locations
Local Foods locations will be open Memorial Day 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch/brunch; and the Rice Village market has got the goods for your weekend cookout.

Loro Asian Smokehouse & Bar, 1001 West 11th
Locals can pre-order the Memorial Day To Go Package, serving 4-6, for pickup during regular hours on May 30. The $99 package features a smoked bone-in half pork loin, with madras curry, cumin rub and smoked peach chutney; charred broccolini with walnut bagna cauda; fried potato salad with pickles, capers, dill and aioli; a kale and Asian pear salad with hazelnut, cabbage, dashi and mint; and banana pudding with gingersnaps, pocky crumble, five spice and charred fluff.

Maize, 14795 Memorial
Maize executive chef Fabian Saldana will prepare a special brunch for Memorial Day, served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dine on dishes such as smoked grilled oysters spiked with chiles, baby pack pork ribs ($19), a prime-beef Mexican burger ($17) and corn tres leches ($10).

Max's Wine Dive, 214 Fairview, 4720 Washington
MAX’s Wine Dive will host a Memorial Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both locations, with highlights including its famous jalapeno-buttermilk marinated chicken and Belgian-style waffle.

Molina’s Cantina, multiple locations
Molina's Cantina invites guests to honor those who served with happy hour pricing on Molina's Margarita ($6.50 all day long, Saturday through Monday.

The Original Ninfa’s, 2704 Navigation, 1700 Post Oak
In honor of the long weekend, The Original Ninfa’s bar director Angel Belman is bringing back his popular Piña-mezcalita, a visually stunning cocktail made with Damiana Herb Liqueur, Ilegal Mezcal Joven, Chile Poblano Liqueur, fresh roasted pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, lime juice, agave syrup, chamoy and a tajin rim for $13.

Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House, 113 6th
Usually closed on Mondays, the coastal restaurant will open to welcome guests on Memorial Day and will serve their weekend menu accompanied by all-day happy hour drink specials.

Revelry on Richmond, 1613 Richmond
Revelry on Richmond will have a Memorial Day party celebration on Sunday, May 29 with all-you-can-eat crawfish and live music. There will also be a build-your-own bloody mary bar . On Monday, Revelry is offering a steak night special with two sides and a pint of beer for $25.

Revival Market, 550 Heights
Revival Market can be your one-stop shop for Memorial Day parties, with goods from bratwurst four-packs and marinated flank steak to charcuterie boards and house sangria. Shop in-store or online for pickup.

The Rustic, 1836 Polk
The Rustic will host a Memorial Day Jam + Toast Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, May 30. Served family-style for $17.95 per person, guests can enjoy from country baked eggs and avocado toast to Nashville-style hot chicken and challah fried toast.

Space Cowboy, 100 West Cavalcade
The Heights House Hotel bar and lounge will continue its summer concert series on Saturday, May 28 with DJ Squincy Jones and headliner Bayou City Funk. On Sunday May 29, Space Cowboy is offering tickets for a Memorial Day Pool Party edition of its weekly Sunday Funday. Festivities include games, live music and a brunch menu from executive chef Adriana Maldonado that features Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs; Bananas Foster French Toast; a Breakfast Burger with chorizo and ground beef patty, cheese, bacon and Valentina aioli on a sesame seed bun; a Fried Chicken Biscuit; Chilaquiles; and Breakfast Tacos on flour tortillas with eggs and cheese and a choice of chorizo, bacon, migas or potatoes.
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Dig into State Fare's elevated pub grub for brunch.
Photo by George Paez
State Fare Kitchen & Bar,  947 Gessner, 15930 City Walk, 1900 Hughes Landing
All three locations will be serving Monday brunch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Memorial Day.

Treebeards, 9655 Katy Freeway
From Saturday through Monday, Treebeards Bunker Hill location will offer all draft beers for $5, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., plus a half order of fried (or not fried) deviled eggs for $5.

Yelo, 23119 Colonial Parkway
As a special thank you, active and retired service members with valid military ID will receive 20 percent off their entire order placed in-person on Saturday and Sunday (the restaurant is closed on Memorial Day). New menu items like banh mi, Hong Kong-style curry fish balls, Chinese dumplings, one noodle soup (featuring braised beef shank and one six-foot noodle!) and youtiao (Chinese doughnuts) are all available for dine-in or to-go.

The Houston Press will be updating this list up until Memorial Day. Send your information to [email protected] for consideration.
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