Upcoming Houston Food Events: Get Presale Tickets to Tacolandia

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Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary events.

The second annual Houston Press taco-sampling event, Tacolandia, returns on Saturday, October 22, but you can get discounted presale tickets now. Use code TACOHOU to get them before they're offered to the general public on Saturday, August 20. General admission tickets are $25 and VIP $65 at presale prices. The event will be held rain or shine, and all guests must be 21 or older with valid identification.   

The Wave and Visit Houston Tours have announced a special monthly craft brewery tour in partnership with Houston First Corporation, with the first Get Craft Beer Tour launching on Saturday, August 20. The tour will begin at 8th Wonder Brewery, 2202 Dallas, at 11 a.m., then move on to The Beer Can House, Saint Arnold Brewery and Karbach Brewing Co. Tickets are $100 and include the cost of all tours, tastings, transportation, souvenirs and fees.  

Backstreet Cafe, 1103 South Shepherd, is hosting a wine dinner with special guest Anna Seifried on Wednesday, August 24 at 7 p.m. Enjoy a wine and small bites reception along with five wine-paired courses, including dishes such as curried carrot salad with pork cracklings, pan-seared red snapper with Texas peach and summer vegetables, and a rustic fig tart with sherry ice cream. Cost is $95 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, email BackstreetSpecialEvents@gmail.com.

The 5th Annual Pearland Wine and Food Festival, by Dionisio Winery, will take place in the Pearland Town Center Pavilion, 11200 Broadway, on Saturday, August 27 at noon. Wine and food enthusiasts are invited to attend this event, which features Texas-based wineries showcasing red, white and fruit wines along with local food and music. Tickets are $30 and include admission, ten tasting tickets and a commemorative wine glass.  

Holley’s Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 3201 Louisiana, will be running its fried chicken dinner special on Sunday, August 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. The family-style feast, which happens the last Sunday of each month, features crunchy fried chicken, savory sides and bread for $50 per person, with a six-person reservation minimum. Call 713-491-2222 or email jeannie@holleyshouston.com.

Chef Alvin Schultz, a former MasterChef competitor and familiar face in the Houston culinary scene, has announced the September dates for his Eat.Drink.EXPERIENCE! Underground dinners. Taking place Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 in a to-be-determined location, each intimate dinner experience will feature 13 courses over two and a half to three hours. Reservations are first come, first served, with seating limited to 12 guests. To confirm a spot, email your name and the number in your party to info@EatDrinkEXPERIENCE.com. The cost is $125 per person.  

Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science is coming to Houston on Thursday, April 27 at the Society for the Performing Arts at Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana. Tickets to the tour are on sale now. Those who can’t wait for the show can catch Brown discussing his new cookbook, EVERYDAYCOOK, on Monday, October 3 at Stratford High School, 14555 Fern. Attendees are required to purchase the cookbook from Blue Willow Bookshop14532 Memorial. At the time of purchase, guests will be issued tickets that indicate their places in the signing line.

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