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I’m back with another post featuring food festivals in Houston. In the last food events series, I shared some international food events in Houston, like Oktoberfest and Houston Italian Festival. I’m pretty sure these food events will be back this year 2019. Looking back, Houston had some great foodie events like Houston Restaurant Week and Around The World in 10,000 bites. If you missed those, don’t worry, there are more food and drink festivals coming this year ends. Mark your calendars for these 7 foodie events I’ve gathered here.
1. Texas Hot Sauce Festival
If you like adding hot sauces on your food or enjoy eating spicy food, this festival is for you! This year would be their 20th annual event located at Bayou City Event Center. From September 21 to 22 starting from 11am, you will get to taste all types of creative sauces and condiments. You can expect delicious food and beverages, as well as live bands and entertainment.
2. The Morning After, A Houston Press Brunch Event
You can’t call yourself a Houston foodie if you haven’t been to The Morning After Brunch Event before! Imagine able to get bottomless brunch bites from over 25 of Houston’s best restaurants! See which restaurants in Houston made the list this year. The location is moved to Silver Street Studios in Sawyer Yards, on September 28th (Saturday) starting from 11:30am. Get your tickets here! For more brunch spots in Houston, see here and here.
3. Houston Margarita Festival
Did someone say Margarita Festival? Yes, Houston Margarita Festival is coming on Saturday, October 5th; 2pm at the Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park. Bring all your friends and margarita lovers! You get to enjoy over 30 flavors of margarita to enjoy, like green apple, raspberry, grape to pumpkin spice and jalapeno, live bands, salsa dancing and more! If you haven’t been to Buffalo Bayou Park, now is the time! This beautiful park is definitely worth a visit in Houston. Get your tickets here!
4. Houston Chronicle Culinary Stars
Just like other food festivals, you will sample more than 30+ gourmet entrées and desserts by Houston’s top chefs along with wines at Houston Chronicle Culinary Stars. Along with your admission ticket, you get to receive the first release of Alison Cook’s Top 100 Restaurants for 2019. It's always interesting to see which Houston restaurants made the list and which did not. This is a fun foodie event to meet new people and try various food from best Houston restaurants! It's on October 24th from 6:30pm and if you get the VIP ticket, you can enjoy the event an hour early from 5:30pm. Make sure to get there early because the food samples go out pretty fast! Get your tickets here.
5. Houstonia Burger Bash
If you love burgers, check out this burger festival held at The Plaza in CityCentre. On November 9th from 6pm, try to eat a lot of burgers and then all you have to do is vote for your favorite one! Wait till the end to see who takes the best burger title in Houston! Some of the participating restaurants are B&B Butchers, International Smoke, B.B. Lemon, BuffBurger, The General Public and many more. Get your tickets today!
6. Houston Grilled Cheese Festival
I don’t know about you, but I love cheese! Grilled Cheese Festival sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Good news, it’s coming to Houston! You get to taste the best of best gourmet grilled cheese and sample cheesy bites made by local chefs and participating restaurants in Houston. How exciting? The best part is you can vote for your favorites! Sounds like right up your alley? Get your tickets here today! The festival will be held at Midtown Park on November 9th at 12:30pm.
7. International Risotto Festival
Another delicious food festival in Houston would be this Risotto Festival on November 10th. Spend your afternoon tasting tasty Italian food prepared by some of Houston’s top chefs along with wine and Italian beverages at Houston Design Center starting 2pm. There will be music, entertainment, exotic car shows, charity auction and designer showroom tours! This year, they are benefiting BEAR, a non-profit organization that provides help for abused and neglected children. Get your tickets here.
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