These are the eight finest Houston foods and drinks occasions this weekend

This weekend’s list of food events offers guests the chance to have wine with a famous actor, eat po’boys on a patio, and partake in a nationwide fundraiser for the restaurant industry. Or just go to Fulshear and try the supposedly life changing allspice cheese – really.

To the events:

Thursday October 15th

Followed by Bear Wine Dinner at Avondale Food & Wine

With winemaker and actor Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks, Sex & the City), experience a zoom tasting of four of his Columbia Valley vintages – and what will no doubt be a lively Q&A about his life and career. Buy a tasting for $ 45 and add a four-course Avondale meal for an additional $ 55. Signed bottles can also be purchased. Email for more information, 7pm.

After dark at UB Preserv

Continuing Chris Shepherd’s mission to tell the story of Houston dining, the restaurant aims to provide people with a place to satisfy their nightly hunger. Starting this week, the restaurant will stay open until 1 a.m. on Thursdays and offer a special menu and drinks menu with Korean fried ribs, Al Pastor mushroom quesadilla, smoked McRib buns and much more.

Friday October 16

Peacemaker’s Po-Boy Pop-up at Natachee’s Supper ‘n’ Punch

Chefs Graham Laborde and Chris Roy have reunited to serve the famous peacemaker Po’boy the late, great Bernadine. You’ll have a few other specialties, including oysters, gumbo, and a po’boy with tasso ham and allspice cheese, and cocktails from Johnny’s Gold Bricks. Pre-order for take-away pick-up between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. or dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

First anniversary celebration at the Traveller’s Table

The versatile Montrose restaurant is celebrating this occasion with a glass of sparkling wine worth 1 USD for dinner (valid Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and 1 USD mimosa for brunch (valid Saturday and Sunday). Maximum 1 glass per customer.

First anniversary at Ike’s Love & Sandwiches

The California-based sandwich shop is celebrating a year in Houston with free sandwiches and t-shirts for the first 50 customers. Four of the restaurant’s most popular sandwiches are $ 6 each: Menage a Trois, Matt Cain, Meatless Mike, and Sometimes I’m a Vegetarian. Founder Ike Shehadeh and local franchisee Mark Appel will be on hand to greet the guests.

Saturday 17th October

Virtual wine dinner at the Backstreet Cafe

Sommelier Sean Beck is accompanied by Hendricks ambassador Mattias Horseman to discuss sparkling cocktails. Then winemaker Jason Lett from Oregon’s Eyrie Vineyards will share his Rioja. A four-course dinner and tasting meal for two is $ 139 and can be picked up from Backstreet on Saturday afternoon. Dinner starts at 7:30 a.m. Order online.

Sunday October 18th

Pitmaster Party at Dozier’s Barbeque

Make your way to Fulshear, where Pitmaster Jim Buchanan welcomes special guests Blake Stoker (Blake’s BBQ in Martin, TN), Bryan Bingham (Bodacious on Mobberly in Longview, Texas) and photographer Robert Jacob Lerma for a special collaboration with Pumpkin Spice – Beef ribs welcomes scorched ends. Pre-order the full menu for $ 30. Dozier’s also offers a regular Central Texas-style cue menu from 11am to 4pm.

James Beard Foundation Taste America Series at Lucille

The South-inspired Museum District restaurant will be Houston’s representative at this nationwide event that celebrates local independent restaurants and supports efforts to rebuild a more sustainable and equitable industry. Chef Chris Williams’s three-course meal includes Gumbo Z’Herbs, roasted Cornish Hen with sweet peas and grains of rice, and croissant bread pudding, and wine and whiskey pairings. Meals are $ 150 and can be picked up by Lucille on Sunday afternoon before the event starts at 7 p.m.

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