Things to Do: Upcoming Food & Drink Events in Houston this Summer/Fall 2022


Make a note of your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these delicious culinary happenings:

The 8th Annual Houston Tacolandia is back The waterworks in Buffalo Bayou on Saturday, October 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets available now. The outdoor taco sampling festival will feature more than 20 of Houston’s finest taquerias, this year’s attendees include La Birria Tacos, Los Tios, TATEMO, Tony’s Mexican Restaurant and more. General admission tickets (starting at $35 in advance, $25 each for groups) include entry to the 4:00 p.m. event, unlimited taco tastings, music, and a cash bar. VIP tickets ($75) include 3pm entry, unlimited food samples from Tacolandia vendors, access to the VIP Lounge, VIP-only taco samples, three drink tickets for use in the VIP Private Bar, and access to VIP -Toilets.

On Monday, September 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Chef Hugo Ortega and acclaimed Mexican chef Rodolfo Castellanos celebrate Oaxacan street food with a walking tour at URBE, 1101 Uptown Park. Castellanos will serve some of his signature dishes that helped him win the Top Chef México title in 2016, along with other traditional Oaxacan street food items prepared by both chefs. Tickets for this event are $65 per person plus tax and tip.

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On Tuesday, September 27, at Xochi, 1777 Walker, Chefs Ortega and Castellanos will prepare a four-course sit-down dinner that celebrates the flavors and food culture of the amazing city and state of Oaxaca. Castellanos will serve some of its signature dishes from Origen, including Lengua en Mole de Chichilo, and the menu will be paired with cocktails featuring El Silencio Mezcal. Reception begins at 6:30 PM, seated dinner at 7:00 PM. The number of seats is limited. The cost is $130 per person plus tax and tip.

The Upside Pub, 3402 North Shepherd is having a Jewish New Years party on Tuesday 27th September at 5pm. The non-traditional Rosh Hashanah event features matzah ball soup, noodle ball balls, and an apple and honey dessert as food specialties. There will also be a ceremonial dipping of apples in honey to celebrate a sweet new year at sunset and other celebrations of the holiday.

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GJ Tavern, 737 Preston is hosting a six course wine dinner on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:00pm. Chef Tim Reading’s menu features wine pairing courses including East Coast oyster caviar, scallop crudo, smoked trout with confit endive salad, roast duck in cherry duck jus, braised veal and mini Yorkshire pudding, and blue cheese with peach, fig and honey truffle. Reservations are $125 per person.

Saint Arnold Oktoberfest 2022 returns to the beer garden and restaurant on Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October (free of charge), followed by festivities in the beer hall (with entry ticket) on Sunday 2nd October. Visit the beer garden for live polka music, beer goggle races and Oktoberfest boots on Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 9pm. On Sunday, from 1pm to 4pm, the Oktoberfest Classic Party takes over the German-style beer hall with flowing draft beer, an Oktoberfest buffet, live music by Das ist merry with Valina Polka and the king and queen of the Oktoberfest costume contest. Tickets (limited) are $65 and include all your beer and food for the afternoon and a take-home Oktoberfest 2022 commemorative glass slipper.

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DR Delicacy, host of popular event The Truffle Masters, has created a new dining experience, La Nuit du Caviar, taking place at The Astorian on Monday October 3rd. Part competition, part celebratory showcase, and part fundraiser, The Stars of Caviar event brings together Houston celebrity chefs to create delights using the finest caviar from around the world. Tickets start at $450 for individuals, and the event runs from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. reception for table holders). The beneficiaries of the evening will be Houston Symphony League.





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