Issues to Do: Upcoming Meals & Drink Occasions in Houston in Spring, Summer time 2021

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Mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss out on these delicious culinary events:

On Monday, May 3rd, the Recipe for Success Foundation is holding their Delicious Alchemy Banquet at Hope Farms, 10401 Scott. Guests enjoy a lively cocktail hour produced by the Ladies of Libation, followed by a formal 10-course dinner celebrating Houston’s rich culinary diversity. This year’s cooking lineup includes Charlie Ho, Le Colonial; Erin O’Leary Stewart, Taste + Sweat; Barbara McKnight, CULINARS; Greg Martin, Bistro Menil; Martin Stayer, Nobie; Tommy Laczynski, Ouzo Bay; Adam Stephens, Guard and Grace; Felix Florez, Cherry Block / Falcon Farms; Sasha Grumman, the wild cook; and Ojan Bagher, Sysco. The evening lasts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo is next Wednesday (5th May of course). Make your celebration plans by reading our 2021 Cinco de Mayo bar and restaurant guide, which features happy hour with margarita, festive celebrations, takeaway tacos, and more. Check out the cocktail stand at Monkey’s Tail, browse tacos while Chef Alex Padilla roasts a whole pork at Ninfa, and enjoy margaritas with live music at The Rustic.

Shortly before the Cinco de Mayo, guests will be invited to a French wine dinner at the Cinco de Mayo in Sylvias Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway, on Tuesday, May 4th from 6.30pm. Dinner includes six courses with six Liberation de Paris wines, with highlights such as ceviche tostada, mesquite-grilled quail, delicate enchiladas, and chocolate tres leches cake. The cost is $ 75 per person plus tax and tip.

Yaga’s Children’s Fund is hosting its 25th annual Wild Game BBQ Cook-off on Mother’s Day weekend, starting on Friday, May 7th with a sponsor party (purchase of a $ 100 competition ticket) followed by the Cook-off on Galveston’s Pier 19 on Saturday May 8th.

The tenth annual pups for breakfast is on Saturday, May 8th, 10 am-3pm at Midway’s 150-acre East River Settlement 100 Clinton in East Downtown. The event is free and open to the public (with a suggested donation of $ 5 to support local dog rescue and the Freedom Fence Project). Foot dog pinata, dog stunt and training demonstrations, DJ music and photo booths, fun dog competitions and more.

On this Mother's Day, CRU offers a multi-course brunch for mothers.EXPAND

On this Mother’s Day, CRU offers a multi-course brunch for mothers.

Photo by Robert Tsai

Would you like to give something nice to the mothers in your life on this Mother’s Day? There’s no shortage of Houston restaurants ready to serve a special Mother’s Day brunch for you and your loved ones. From luxurious affairs of seafood crepes and chocolate cake to casual brunches the whole family will love, read our restaurant guide for Mother’s Day 2021 in Houston.

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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer dedicated to sharing Houston’s coolest, tastiest events with the Houston Press readers.

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