Things to do: The best things to eat and drink in Houston this weekend

Things to do: The best things to eat and drink in Houston this weekend

Here’s a look at this weekend’s best culinary happenings:

Art Market at Finn Hall
Friday, 6 pm to midnight
712 main

It’s been a week since New Years Eve, so it’s time to get back together and celebrate the second weekend of 2022 with some hip-hop dancing, art, shopping, food and drink. Finn Hall will have all of that this Friday as it hosts the first all-access art market of the new year. Attendees can wander through the various vendors and see the various works of art on display and for purchase. The hip-hop theme will be on show and there will be dancers and a DJ, plus a free Dance Contest at 9pm. event day.

There are plenty of food vendors in Finn Hall, including Dish Society, Papalo Taqueria, Pizza Zquare, Pho Binh Downtown, and Yong, plus drink options like Greenway Coffee and Swallow’s Nest, serving cocktails, beer, and wine until 11 p.m. daily. of the event.

Mixer Elixir Ranch Water CBD Launch Party
Saturday, 3 pm to 6 pm
2410 Quenby

For those who believe in the powers of cannabidiol and also enjoy ranch water, Mixer Elixir is launching its first Ranch Water CBD Seltzer in partnership with Sipple, the first non-alcoholic bottle shop, in Rice Village. The launch party will offer free tastings and giveaways.

Non-alcoholic sparkling water is zero-proof, zero-calorie, and sugar-free. It is made with lime, a touch of agave and sparkling water plus 25 mg of CBD. It’s a mild way to start dry January. While you’re there, check out the variety of non-alcoholic beverages on offer, from N / A wines to alternative spirits.

Arrive early for a chance to win free poles for one year.  - PHOTO OF JOEL BORDELÓN

Arrive early for a chance to win free poles for one year.

Photo by Joel Bordelon

Raising Cane Grand Opening

Saturday, 8:30 am
13840 Northwest Highway

Caniacs can rejoice when the chicken finger chain opens its 46th location in the Houston area. Originally scheduled for Friday, January 7, the grand opening has been postponed to Saturday, January 8, which is a great opportunity for those who work weekdays. At 8:30 am on Saturday, the restaurant will begin accepting entries for its “Lucky 20” drawing and winners will be announced at 9 am. The lucky few (ages 13 and up) will receive free walking sticks for one year. There will be a free gift of a Cane T-shirt for the first 100 customers who dine at the venue, who will also receive a valid Box Combo card for their next visit.

Click to enlarge RC Ranch Butcher Shop brings meat to the Houston Farmers Market.  - PHOTO OF JUDY HORTON

RC Ranch Butcher Shop brings meat to the Houston Farmers Market.

Photo by Judy Horton

Houston Farmers Market

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
2520 Airline

This indoor / outdoor market and dining destination continues to grow its list of restaurants and shops. Last week, Chris Shepherd’s Underbelly Burger opened on January 6. Last month, the RC Ranch Butcher Shop joined the market on December 17, selling its own ranch-raised Wagyu meat, as well as poultry and seafood from local producers.

These two heavyweights are joining a vendor market, some of whom have been in the Airline market for decades like Martinez Produce with its dried beans and seeds and Chito Produce which offers fresh fruits and vegetables. There are also newer stalls like Marisol Castro Produce and Los Cavazos, a family-owned supplier of herbal teas, coffees, nuts, soaps, and Mexican sweets. Shoppers can stop by De Mi Tierra Chiles to restock their spice cabinets and pick up some healthy exotic tropical fruits from JJL Produce. For those who want to try growing their own, Cilia Curiel at Mi Jardin has herbs, plants, and roses for sale.

Hours may vary for each provider. Underbelly Burger is open from 11 am to 6 pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

Click to enlarge They are here!  - PHOTO BY BRITTANY MEISNER

They are here!

Photo by Brittany Meisner

Boiled King Prawns in Monkey’s Tail

Friday, 4 pm to 10 pm
Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
5802 Fulton

This trendy but not-so-dangerous bar in Lindale Park is releasing boiled crawfish earlier in the season, starting January 7. Mud bugs cost $ 10 per pound and are available in two flavors, regular and jalapeño.

In addition to its weekend lobsters, it also offers the red beauties on Thursdays from 4 pm to 10 pm And if you’re lucky, you can still score some tamales at Monkey’s Tail, according to its Facebook page.


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