Prime Meals & Drink Festivals & Occasions: Could 2023

Prime Meals & Drink Festivals & Occasions: Could 2023

Prime Meals & Drink Festivals & Occasions: Could 2023
Wine Fest returns to Brenner’s on the Bayou with a particular Derby Day version | Courtesy of Brenner’s on the Bayou

Dine on scrumptious dishes and revel in our picks for the highest food and drinks occasions going down round Houston in Could 2023.

Springtime in Houston is as nice because it will get, and this month’s culinary happenings solely add to the pleasure.

Kick off Could with Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby events, then proceed the enjoyable with a Wine Fest on the Bayou, a Rock and Roll Picnic, Wild Recreation and BBQ Cook dinner-Off, and extra.

Right here’s every thing you might want to eat and drink in Houston this month:

Prime 14 Meals & Drink Festivals & Occasions in Houston This Month: Could 2023

  • Celeb Cooks Towards Most cancers at 4 Seasons Lodge Houston | Wednesday, Could 3 – This fourth annual occasion options 21 cooks from Houston’s greatest eating places, coming collectively for an unforgettable evening of spectacular meals, drinks, and impactful fundraising. This 12 months’s cooks embrace Toro Toro’s Richard Sandoval and Rafael Villalpando, Brennan’s of Houston’s Jose Arevalo, Hugo Ortega of Xochi and extra, E.J. Miller of Muse, and Troy Guard of Guard & Grace, amongst different skills. There may also be an in depth silent public sale, and the night will increase funds to assist carry again the thrill of childhood to a novel inhabitants of youngsters touched by most cancers via an city camp expertise. $150 to $2,500. 6:30pm to 9pm.
  • Star Wars–Themed Dinner at Max’s Wine Dive on Washington | Thursday, Could 4 Star Wars fanatics can wine and dine at Max’s third annual themed wine dinner, that includes a five-course menu impressed by the enduring movies paired with the unique labels from the Dive. Costumes are inspired. Reservations are advisable. $99. 7pm. 
  • Cinco de Mayo at Monkey’s Tail | Friday, Could 5 – The Mexican American dive bar and cantina is getting the Cinco de Mayo fiesta began early by opening its doorways at 11am. Along with its weekend brunch menu, get together goers can count on festive decor together with a swag wheel to spin on the door, crawfish and an outside burrito and taco stand, specialty drinks, a particular $5 vacation menu, and DJ beats and mariachi music all through the day. 21+ all day. 11am to 2am. 
  • Kentucky Derby Social gathering at Permission Whiskey | Saturday, Could 6 – Over on White Oak, the bourbon and whiskey bar’s Derby celebration will characteristic a broadcast of the race, stay music and a trumpet participant, Derby-themed roses, a festive hat contest and different surprises. Recent mint julep cocktails will probably be flowing, and Maker’s Mark will probably be on website gifting away branded swag. Basic admission tickets might be pre-purchased for $20 at Permission, with restricted portions on the door. Midday to 7pm.
  • Kentucky Derby Day Social gathering at Julep | Saturday, Could 6 – Houston’s most interesting Southern cocktail bar is getting down and derby for its annual Kentucky Derby occasion, inviting visitors to interrupt out the derby hats and bowties for a day of mint juleps and enjoyable. Count on home cocktails, Champagne, two primary bars, a whiskey bar, tacos from Cochinita & co., a stay DJ set, and a stay stream of the Kentucky Derby. $20 upfront; $25 on the door. 1pm to 6pm.
  • “Derby Down on the Bayou” Wine Fest at Brenner’s on the Bayou | Saturday, Could 6 – Wine Fest is again, Derby-style, at Brenner’s on the Bayou, as visitors are invited to Derby down, pattern the beautiful wine assortment from unique winemakers, and stroll across the attractive scenic grounds. Chef-crafted bites will probably be served from seven of Houston’s prime eating places together with Brenner’s on the Bayou, Grotto Downtown, McCormick & Schmick’s, Cadillac Bar, Willie G’s, Babin’s and a dessert station from chef Eunice Grassa—plus, there may also be a Derby Hat Contest with prizes. $150; $250 for VIP. 2:30pm to five:30pm.
  • I’ll Have What She’s Having Rock & Roll Picnic at Final Live performance Café | Sunday, Could 7 – Ladies’s healthcare nonprofit I’ll Have What She’s Having is bringing again its Rock ‘n’ Roll Picnic, that includes a day of music, impressed picnic fare from rockstar cooks and hospitality volunteers, cocktails and artwork whereas elevating funds for important healthcare companies for our group. This 12 months’s hospitality lineup contains Prime Chef’s Daybreak Burrell, Houston Dairymaids, Underground Creamery’s Josh De Leon, and plenty of extra, with VIP choices together with a particular picnic tiffin by Anita Jaisinghani (Pondicheri), Justin Yu (Theodore Rex) and Ryan Pera (Coltivare). $85 and up; $15 for kids. Midday to 4pm.
  • Yaga’s Youngsters’s Fund Wild Recreation & BBQ Cook dinner-Off at Moody Gardens | Friday, Could 12 & Saturday, Could 13 – The twenty seventh annual Wild Recreation and BBQ Cook dinner-Off returns to the island; a two-day, family-friendly occasion to profit the Yaga’s Youngsters’s Fund and its assist of greater than 25 Galveston County organizations. The enjoyable kicks off with a VIP Sponsor Social gathering on Friday, adopted by a morning 5k enjoyable run and the bbq and wild recreation cook-off and beer tasting on Saturday. $40 and up. Instances differ.
  • Texas Crab Pageant at Pageant Park in Crystal Seashore | Friday, Could 12 to Sunday, Could 14 – Savor crab dishes, stay music, and festivities, together with carnival rides, artwork distributors, wiener canine races, and extra on the thirty eighth annual competition close to Galveston. $20. Instances differ.
  • Wagyu & Wine Evening at R-C Ranch | Wednesday, Could 17 – Company are invited to affix R-C Ranch for a tasting occasion that includes premium wines paired with R-C’s signature Texas Wagyu. $125 and features a multi-course wagyu dinner with wine pairings. 6pm to 7:30pm.
  • fiftieth Annual Pasadena Strawberry Pageant at Pasadena Fairgrounds | Thursday, Could 18 to Sunday, Could 21 – The annual strawberry fest returns to Pasadena, that includes a weekend of barbecue, carnival rides, a automobile present, mutton bustin’, a youngsters zone, and extra. Instances differ.
  • Umami Fest at Railway Heights Market | Friday, Could 19 & Saturday, Could 20 | No Cowl – This umami-packed, Houston Asian-inspired meals competition and evening market will rock avenue meals and merchandise distributors, artists, evening market video games and prizes, and leisure.4pm to 11pm.
  • Empty Bowls Houston at Houston Middle for Up to date Craft | Saturday, Could 20 – Now in its seventeenth 12 months and elevating $991,293 for the Houston Meals Financial institution, the Empty Bowls occasion is a novel lunch fundraiser and collaboration between Houston space ceramists, woodturners and artists working in all media and Houston Middle for Up to date Craft. Attendees can take pleasure in perusing the 1,500+ one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted bowls made and donated by Houston space artists, which can be found for a donation to the Houston Meals Financial institution of not less than $25 per bowl (100% goes to the meals financial institution). All attendees who buy bowls can take pleasure in a easy soup lunch. 10am to 3pm (soup served till it runs out).
  • twenty first Annual Menu of Menus at Silver Avenue Studios | Tuesday, Could 23 – Sip, pattern, and style your method via greater than 40 Houston eating places at certainly one of Houston’s largest signature culinary extravaganzas. $49 and up. 7pm to 10pm.
A hand holding a mint julep in front of the sign for the Julep bar
Julep hosts its annual Derby Day celebration in early Could | Courtesy of Julep

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Brooke Viggiano is a meals and way of life 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 possibly can observe her musings on Twitter @BrookeViggiano .