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If someone tells you there's nothing to do in Houston this weekend, obviously they are sadly mistaken. Being among the top five largest cities in the United States, Houston offers a lot of activities that saying "there's nothing to do in Houston", will never cross any person's lips again.

Then again, it's all about knowing what's happening around town and where to go. If someone doesn't know what's going on in their own backyards, most likely that will be the response heard each and every weekend.

We're here to provide a little assistance. With your knowledge of places to dine without breaking the bank and food-related events on the cheap, the cries of there's nothing-to-do-this-weekend will be a thing of the past.




Friday, October 21:


Scotch Whiskey Tasting

A taste of Scotland comes to Houston's Downing Street Pub Friday evening. Scotland's best selling whiskey brand will be available for tasting at the Upper Kirby cigar bar. Learn more about the Grouse brand and two of its whiskeys, Famous Grouse and Black Grouse through a complimentary tasting.


Cost: Free

9 p.m.- 11 p.m.


Downing Street Pub
2549 Kirby
Houston, Texas 77098
(713) 523-2291


Don't forget to check out these weekly wine, beer, and spirit tastings:


Top Shelf Wine & Spirits (16535 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land)

Join this Sugar Land spirit store for its weekly complimentary tasting. This week Top Shelf will have red wines and Baltika Russian Beer for sampling from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Island Oktoberfest

Beer, strudels, and a little bit of Germany right in the heart of Galveston. Oktoberfest has made it's way to Galveston for one weekend filled with food, spirits, and fun. Island Oktoberfest is just as much about the food as it is the beer, and there will be plenty of it - from German sausages and bratwursts - for purchase without breaking the bank.




Cost: Free

5 p.m. - 11 p.m.


First Lutheran Church
2415 Winnie
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 762-8477



Don't forget there are many Oktoberfest events still going on all over the city. Check out our list here.


Photo courtesy of Studio CommunicationsCrush Fine Wine & Art Festival

End the work week with fine wine and art. The Tasting Room at CityCentre and CityCentre present the inaugural Crush Fine Wine & Art Festival. The event is apart of Houston Cellar Classic, a week long wine tasting and savoring of foods from The Tasting Room and Max's Wine Dive.

Crush Fine Wine & Art Festival will feature wines and bites not only from The Tasting Room but many of CityCentre's restaurants in the complex's open air courtyard. Attendees can discover a new favorite vintage while perusing the art provided by Sculptures by Design in CityCentre. Among some of the restaurants participating are Ruggles Green, Straits, Flora & Muse, RA Sushi, and Brio Tuscan Grille.

Tickets are available for purchase online. A portion of all proceeds from the Crush Fine Wine & Art Festival will support the Susan G. Komen Foundation Houston chapter and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


Cost: $30 ($60 VIP)

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.



CityCentre
800 West Sam Houston Parkway North
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 973-1600

Photo courtesy of Houston Annual Caesar Salad Competition27th Annual Caesar Salad Competition

Think salad is just a boring bed of lettuce served on a plate? You haven't seen Houston's top chefs work their magic at the annual Caesar Salad Competition. This year is the 27th year where chefs show off their creativity with one of the world's most famous salad.

Come out and watch chefs from some of Houston's best restaurants compete for the title of Best Classic Caesar, Most Creative Caesar, Consumers’ Choice, and Best Overall Presentation. In addition to food, guests will also be treated to glasses of wine as they take in the evening's festivities. Tickets are available for purchase online. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Food & Beverage Managers’ Educational Endowment.


Cost: $45

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Four Seasons Hotel
1300 Lamar
Houston, TX 77002

Book Signing and Art Openings

Go to book signing at the Midtown record store, Sig's Lagoon. Pick up artist, Jon Langford's new books and enjoy a pick-me-up courtesy of Real Ale Brewing Co. There's also art openings and other events where other light bites and libations will be served.




Saturday, October 22:


Brunch at Monica Pope's Green Plum Kitchen

Start the weekend with breakfast at former Top Chef contestant, Monica Pope's Green Plum Kitchen. Each Saturday, Pope takes fresh and in-season ingredients and transforms them into gourmet treats. Breakfast offerings include $1 deviled eggs, $3 scones, a leek, potato, goat cheese fritta for $6 , and more for under $10. Beverages on the other hand are pricey, but the best bang for your buck is the bottomless mimosas for $8.


Cost: $3 - $10

8 a.m. - Noon


Green Plum Kitchen / t'afia
3701 Travis
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 524-6922


2011 Korean Festival

Korea will be on display at the annual Houston Korean Festival. Learn about Korean culture and take in the aromas and great tasting foods of the country from participating food vendors and local restaurants. Kimchee anyone?


Cost: Free

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.


Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, TX 77010

Photo credit: Puerto Rican & Cuban Festival5th Annual Puerto Rican & Cuban Festival

Feel the heat and the beat of the congas and other instruments that contribute to the sounds of salsa, merengue, and more at the 5th Annual Puerto Rican & Cuban Festival. Where there's a festival, food is bound to make an appearance. Look for vendors selling cuisines from both countries.

Tickets are required for entry. Purchase tickets online in advance to save $4. A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to the National Hispanic Professional Organization, which helps Latinos with career opportunities, professional development and leadership training.


Cost: $8 ($12 at the event), children under 8 are free

Noon - 10 p.m.


Jones Plaza
601 Louisiana
Houston, TX 77002


Island Oktoberfest

Beer, strudels, and a little bit of Germany right in the heart of Galveston. Oktoberfest has made it's way to Galveston for one weekend filled with food, spirits, and fun. Island Oktoberfest is just as much about the food as it is the beer, and there will be plenty of it - from German sausages and bratwursts - for purchase without breaking the bank.




Cost: Free

11 a.m. - 11 p.m.


First Lutheran Church
2415 Winnie
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 762-8477


Celebrate Candelari's Pizzeria's Grand Opening

Candelari's Pizzeria celebrates the opening of its Memorial location. All day specials will include $2 Ziegenbock, $4 red wine by the glass, and any 12 inch pizza for $10.


Cost: $2-$10

11 a.m. - 11 p.m.


Candelari's Pizzeria
14545 Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77079
(281) 497-0612


Make plans later in the evening to celebrate Hearsay Gastro Lounge's Second Anniversary. There will be complimentary appetizers and drink specials all night long.


Attend a Cook-Off

The Houston Fire Museum is hosting its Firefest 2011. The family friendly festival will provide attendees an up-close view of fire trucks and live demonstrations. From turkey legs to other festival treats like funnel cakes, Firefest will have lots of food to offer festival goers. For the complete firefighter experience, local firefighter will be showing off their cooking skill competing in the festival's cook-off. Firefighters from across the city will set the grills ablaze as they vie to win best in several categories: Chicken, Ribs, Brisket, Beans, and Dessert.


Cost: %5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Children, free for children under 2

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Houston Fire Museum
2403 Milam
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-2526


Looking for more cook offs happening Saturday? Check out chili cook offs happening at West Alabama Ice House and Hughes Hangar.


Zest in the West Zestival


The annual wine, beer, and food festival in West Houston, Zest in the West, concludes it's week long celebration with a two-day festival. Whether you're a beer enthusiast, wine lover, or a self-proclaimed foodie, Zestival offers something for everyone.

In past years, Connoisseurs & Canvas and Foam on the Range, were separate events held during the multi-day Zest in the West. This year, both are combined to bring together wine and beer lovers. The Zestival will also have many of the same food trucks that were at the Haute Wheels Festival. Wanna go? Purchase tickets in advance online.


Cost: $15, children under 12 are free

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.


The Great Indoors
10496 Old Katy Road
Houston, TX 77043


Take a tour of a brewery or distillery

The Greater Houston area is home to a growing number of breweries and distilleries. Get to know all about them by taking part in tours offered. For an extra bonus, samples are served at the end of tours:


Railean Handmade Texas Rum (341 5th Street, San Leon, TX 77539)

Take a trip to San Leon and take a tour of this handcrafted rum distillery. Free tours are offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. by reservations only. Guests of legal drinking age are served small samples afterwards. Call (713) 545-2742 to make reservations.

No Label Brewing Co. (5373 First Street, Katy, TX 77493)

Free beer tours are offered from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (until November 5th when a $5 entry fee will be implemented). No reservations needed.

Karbach Brewing Co. (2032 Karbach Street, Houston, TX 77092)

Tours are offered between noon and 3 p.m. for $7. Save on admission by donating non-perishable food items to receive a $1 off entry. Items collected will be donated to Houston Food Bank. Free samples available at the end of the tour. Make reservations in advance online.

Saint Arnold Brewing Company (2000 Lyons Ave., Houston, TX 77020)

Take a tour of Saint Arnold's brewery for an up-close view on how their beers are made. Tours are $7 and are available at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. Children are encouraged to come. Admission is free for kids under 15. Samples of beer at the end of the tour for adults of legal drinking age, and root beer for the kids. No reservations needed but early arrival is highly suggested.


Wine Tasting

When you can't take an impromptu trip to the vineyards of Napa or drive to nearby wineries in Texas, do the next best thing, go wine tasting within the city. Many wine bars, boutiques, and retailers offer complimentary wine tastings on Saturdays:


Houston Wine Merchant (2646 South Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX 77098)

Complimentary wine tasting from Flora Springs; 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

French Country Wines (2433 Bartlett Street, Houston, TX 77098)

Complimentary wine tasting with French Macarons samples from Green Eyed Susan; noon - 6 p.m.








Sunday, October 23:


Brunch at Double Cross Lounge

End the weekend with a brunch that will leave your full and your wallet fuller for more Sunday Funday hijinks. Double Cross Lounge has begun serving brunch and it's affordable. The Midtown lounge offers a buffet of breakfast favorites that include waffles, pastries, and fresh fruit. There's even an omelet station to receive your dose of made-to-order morning protein. Want a mimosa or two with breakfast? Bottomless mimosas are $10. Other drink specials include $5 Micheladas and $6 Bloody Marys.


Cost: $7

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Double Cross Lounge
114 Gray
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 526-3423


Zest in the West Zestival


The annual wine, beer, and food festival in West Houston, Zest in the West, concludes it's week long celebration a Zestival. Wine, craft beers, and food trucks, plus entertainment awaits festival goers. Purchase tickets in advance online.


Cost: $15, children under 12 are free

Noon - 6 p.m.


The Great Indoors
10496 Old Katy Road
Houston, TX 77043






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