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Here’s a look at some of the yummy food and drink this weekend (including Black Restaurant Week Houston, a whole host of ways to eat lobster):
Black restaurant weeks
Black Restaurant Week Houston closes its run this week with a number of black-owned restaurants offering special menus. This year’s participants include Cool Runnings Jamaican Grill, Craft Burger, Fainmous BBQ, Lost and Found, Rays Real Pit BBQ Shack, Twisted Grilled Cheese and much more.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lobster until sold out)
BB Lemon is hosting a Saturday brunch and lobster cooking this weekend with a regular brunch menu, scrumptious mudbugs cooked by Jeff Baron, the NOLA native of Berg Hospitality, and DJ music from The Crawfish who Served with potatoes, sausage and corn for $ 12.99 a pound with a minimum of two pounds per order. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 713-554-1809 or through OpenTable.
Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
3333 West 11th
Cactus Cove hosts its second annual Crawfish Throwdown, where Creek Group restaurants and other local restaurants, distilleries, and breweries compete for the championship title. Taste the competition and enjoy specialty drinks, live music, a local market, and ferris wheel races for the kids. Tickets are $ 25 for a tasting bracelet with People’s Choice votes ($ 40 with a t-shirt). The proceeds will go to the Houston Summerhouse.
Head to Kemah for a two-day Zydeco lobster music festival that features freshly cooked mud bugs and live music all weekend. Check out Zydeco bands from LT and The Zydeco MOB (Saturday, 1pm to 5pm) through The Zydeco Dots (Sunday, 5pm to 9pm).
“Who’s your crawdaddy?” Cooking lobster at Pitch 25 Beer Park
Sunday from 12:30 p.m.
The first annual “Who’s your Crawdaddy?” The event features all-you-can-eat mudbugs for $ 30 (or $ 8 a pound with corn and potatoes, plus frills from sausage to butter). Pitch 25’s full brunch menu is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lobsters are available from 12:30 p.m. until they are sold out. You can also expect live music from 1pm and drinks all day.
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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer dedicated to sharing Houston’s coolest, tastiest events with the Houston Press readers.