Prime Meals & Drink Festivals & Occasions: April 2023

Prime Meals & Drink Festivals & Occasions: April 2023

Prime Meals & Drink Festivals & Occasions: April 2023
Shuck and slurp on tasty chef creations utilizing the standard oyster on the Houston Oyster Pageant | Courtesy of Houston Oyster Pageant

Dine on scrumptious dishes and luxuriate in our picks for the highest food and drinks occasions happening round Houston in April 2023.

Oyster loaded dishes. Town’s best barbecue. Cajun crawfish within the courtyard and wine within the park.

It’s all on the agenda this month as Houston bars, eating places and meals organizations placed on an unimaginable lineup of occasions.

Listed here are the tastiest food and drinks choices on the town this month:

Prime 12 Meals & Drink Festivals & Occasions in Houston This Month: April 2023

  • tenth Annual Houston Barbecue Pageant at Humble Civic Middle | Sunday, April 2 – Bbq followers can refill on all of the tastiest smoked bites at this yr’s tenth Annual Houston Barbecue Pageant. Collaborating smokehouses embody Blood Bros BBQ, Brett’s BBQ Store, CorkScrew BBQ, Feges BBQ, Gatlin’s BBQ, Harlem Rd Texas BBQ, Henderson & Kane, JQ’s Tex Mex BBQ, Khoi Barbecue, Lenox Bar-B-Q, Nomad Barbecue, Pinkerton’s Barbecue, Ray’s BBQ Shack, Southern Q BBQ, Fact BBQ and a complete bunch extra. $80, together with limitless samples; $150 for VIP with early admission (midday), limitless samples, a drink ticket and a t-shirt. 1pm to 4pm.
  • “Meet Our Meat” Dinner at B&B Butchers & Restaurant | Tuesday, April 4 – B&B Butchers continues its month-to-month dinner collection, a 12-course meat tasting and wine pairing expertise held in its Butcher Store. Curated by B&B’s Govt Chef Eduardo Montesflores, visitors have the uncommon alternative to style and evaluate the flavour elements of the restaurant’s unique cellar cuts (together with A5 Licensed Kobe Beef) whereas studying in regards to the meat and the dry-aging course of. $375 per particular person (restricted to 16 visitors). 6:30pm.
  • Heads & Tails at eighth Surprise Brewery | Saturday, April 8 – eighth Surprise invitations locals to “get cray” at its annual Heads & Tails get together, that includes new beer releases, stay music from Ruben Moreno’s Zydeco Re-Evolution (3pm to 5pm), and attractive mudbugs from Clutch Metropolis Crawfish (midday til offered out). The occasion is free to attend and all ages are welcome. Midday to 5pm.
  • Houston Margarita Pageant on the Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park | Saturday, April 8 – Peach Mango, Apple Cucumber, Jalapeño, Bourbon Avenue Hurricane, and Numerous Chocolate. These are simply a few of the 17+ margarita flavors you’ll discover at this yr’s Houston Margarita Pageant, all alongside stay music and pageant eats. $15 and up; $30 on the gate. Midday to 10pm.
  • Easter Brunch at Backstreet Cafe | Sunday, April 9 – Take pleasure in a stunning stay jazz Easter Sunday brunch inside or within the courtyard at this River Oaks charmer, beginning with rhubarb-strawberry muffins for the desk and shifting onto selections comparable to chilled creamy artichoke soup, Gulf Coast seafood beignets, braised lamb shank with mushroom pan jus, crawfish and artichoke eggs benedict, and conventional carrot cake. $56 per particular person; $15 per little one, plus tax and gratuity. 10am to three:30pm.
  • 2023 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards at Silver Avenue Studios | Thursday, April 13 CultureMap will toast to this yr’s tastemakers at its annual awards ceremony, that includes Houston’s prime restaurant and bar expertise, as chosen by their friends. Hosted by the legendary Bun B, visitors can sip, pattern bites, and mingle through the ceremony and luxuriate in enjoyable just like the 2023 Tastemaker Award Greatest Burger throwdown. $75; $125 for VIP. 7pm (VIP admission at 6pm).
  • Houston Whiskey Riot 2023 at Submit Houston | Saturday, April 15 – Sip and pattern your method via greater than 200 whiskies, style creative whiskey cocktails, meet grasp distillers and convey residence a particular tasting glass at this Downtown pageant for all issues whiskey. $85 and up. 4pm to 7pm.
  • Style of the Nation on the Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park | Sunday, April 16 – With 100% of occasion proceeds benefiting the No Child Hungry marketing campaign to finish childhood starvation in Texas and throughout the U.S., Houston’s Style of the Nation returns for 2023, that includes dozens of town’s prime culinary abilities—together with Ryan Pera, Bobby Mattos, Alba Huerta, Leonard Botello IV, Evelyn Garcia, Rebecca Masson, and extra. Friends can count on a day of limitless bites, curated drinks and leisure to the backdrop of town skyline. $95; $35 for youth admission; $115 for early admission at midday. 1pm to 4pm.
  • Cajun Crawfish Boil at Brennan’s of Houston | Wednesday, April 19 – Rating tickets to Brennnan’s annual Cajun Crawfish Boil within the Courtyard, that includes all-you-can-eat mudbugs, plus fixin’s, drinks, and Creole bread pudding. $60 and up. 5pm to 7pm.
  • 2023 Houston Oyster Pageant on the Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park | Saturday, April 22 – The Galveston Bay Basis’s second annual Houston Oysterfest will options greater than 15 Houston eating places, every providing up seafood dishes with oysters because the spotlight. Friends can slurp up the products and luxuriate in stay music, enjoyable displays, refreshing cocktails and extra. $35 and up. 11:30am to 2:30pm.
  • Katy Style Fest at Storm Texas | Saturday, April 22 – Foodies are invited to a day of grubbin’ and wine sippin’ on the annual Katy Style Fest, providing a various number of eats from greater than 20 Katy eating places. The family-friendly occasion may also function a Child Zone with inflatables, face portray and extra. $34; VIP out there. Midday to 3pm.
  • Midtown Wine Fest at Midtown Park | Saturday, April 22 – Seize tickets for one in every of two periods of the Midtown Wine Fest to sip via a lineup of 40+ wines alongside stay music and eats from native cooks. $45. 1:30pm to 4:30pm; 5:30pm to eight:30pm.
A tray featuring six samples of barbecue prepared in various styles
Pattern your method via a few of Texas’ finest BBQ slingers on the Houston Barbecue Pageant | Courtesy of Houston Barbecue Pageant

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Brooke Viggiano is a meals and life-style author residing in Houston. When she’s not contributing to publications like 365 Issues to Do in Houston, Thrillist Houston and the Houston Press, she’s on the hunt for the good happenings within the metropolis. You may observe her musings on Twitter @BrookeViggiano .