Things to do: The best things to eat and drink in Houston this weekend

Things to do: The best things to eat and drink in Houston this weekend

Here’s a look at the weekend’s best culinary events:

Anniversary party at Verna Mae
Saturday at 17:00 to 21:00
16010 Vestvejen

It's time to head to Mardi Gras.  - PHOTO: LORRETTA RUGGIERO

It’s time to head to Mardi Gras.

Photo by Lorretta Ruggiero

Verna Mae’s celebrates its four-year anniversary just in time for the start of the crawl season and Shrove Tuesday. There will be plenty of cooked mudbugs from 5pm to 9pm, Gambino’s King Cake and lots of po’boys, seafood and frozen cocktails for purchase. One of Houston’s best bands, Zydeco Dots, performs from

Chili Quest and Beer Fest in Galveston
Saturday at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2302 Strand

click to enlarge Some people really get into the spirit of beer.  - PHOTO OF YAGAS ENTERTAINMENT

Some people really get into the spirit of beer.

Photo by Yaga’s Entertainment

It can be a little chilly and windy this Saturday, so what better way to warm up than by trying chili for a few hours? Yaga’s Chili Quest and Beer Fest 2022 begin with the Beerfooter 5K Fun Run along Galveston Beach at 7 p.m. 9. It starts at Beerfoot Brewery, 2816 Avenue R 1/2.

Afterwards, runners and spectators can move on to the 13th annual Chili Quest Cookoff from 6 p.m. 12pm to 3pm along with everyone else looking for a good time in Galveston’s historic district. The beer party part starts at 1 pm and is held at 2301 Strand on the third floor. VIP tickets are available for early entry at

Tickets for the fun race, chili cookoff, Chili Supper & Sip and Beer Fest can be purchased online.

Betty White Cheeseburger at Craft Burger
Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 to close
348 S. Mason Road

In honor of the recently deceased TV star, Betty White, a number of companies and individuals pay tribute to the beloved actress and comedian by donating funds to animal charity, one of White’s passions. At Shannen Tune’s Craft Burger, there’s a special Betty White Cheeseburger ($ 10) served on a gold flake bun that goes with a Golden Girl. The profits go to a local animal rescue.

click to enlarge We do not drool, you drool.  - PHOTO: RYAN HARRIS

We do not drool, you drool.

Photo by Ryan Harris

There is also a delicious, creamy Frozen White Russian milkshake for the low, low price of $ 5.

Crayfish at Orleans Seafood Kitchen

Friday Saturday and Sunday
20940 Katy Freeway

click to enlarge Who Dat?  There are crawfish at Orleans Seafood Kitchen.  - PHOTO OF BECCA WRIGHT

Who Dat? There are crawfish at Orleans Seafood Kitchen.

Photo by Becca Wright

The crawfish season has just begun, and Orleans Seafood Kitchen has been serving the cooked mudbugs to the Katy area for 13 years. Prices may vary depending on availability, but right now its Louisiana crawfish, served with its distinctive spice, is $ 9.99 per person. pound.

Orleans opens another location later this spring in Fulshear on 6230 FM 1463.

Rock crab at Truluck’s
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, opening hours vary
1900 Hughes Landing
5350 Westheimer

We put this as a best bet for the weekend, but the Florida Stone Crab Claws will be available every day for as long as the season allows. There are two Truluck’s in the Houston area, including one in The Woodlands.

Stone crabs are a sustainable source, and only their claws are harvested because when the claw springs off, a new one grows in its place, preserving the life of the crab itself. Because the crabs are committed to quality and sustainable practice, the availability of the Stone Crab claws can be difficult. At Trulucks, only fresh claws are served and they arrive on the table in less than 24 hours to ensure freshness.

The claws at Truluck’s are served in medium, large and jumbo at market price.

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