Actions: Upcoming foods and drinks occasions in Houston this Spring, Summer time 2021

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Make a note in your calendar, because you don’t want to miss these delicious culinary experiences:

On Monday, May 3rd, the Recipe for Success Foundation is holding their Delicious Alchemy Banquet at Hope Farms, 10401 Scott. Guests will enjoy a lively cocktail hour produced by the Ladies of Libation, followed by a formal ten-course dinner celebrating Houston’s rich culinary diversity. This year’s chef roster includes Charlie Ho, Le Colonial; Erin O’Leary Stewart, Taste + Sweat; Barbara McKnight, CULINARS; Greg Martin, Bistro Menil; Martin Stayer, Nobies; Tommy Laczynski, Ouzo Bay; Adam Stephens, Guard and Grace; Felix Florez, Kirschblock / 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 (May 5th, of course). Make your celebration plans by reading our Cinco de Mayo Bar and Restaurant Guide 2021, which features happy hours of margarita, festive fiestas, takeaway tacos, and more. Check out the cocktail stand at Monkey’s Tail, sample tacos while Chef Alex Padilla roasts a whole pig at Ninfa’s, and enjoy margaritas with live music at The Rustic.

Immediately before the Cinco de Mayo, guests are invited to a Cinco de Mayo French Wine Dinner in Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway, which will take place on Tuesday, May 4th from 6.30pm. Dinner includes six courses paired with six Liberation de Paris wines, with highlights like ceviche tostada, mesquite-grilled quail, petite enchiladas, and chocolate tres leches cake. The cost is US $ 75 per person plus tax and tip.

The Yaga’s Children’s Fund is hosting its 25th Annual Wild Game BBQ Cook-off on Mother’s Day weekend, which includes a sponsorship party on Friday 7-19 on Saturday 8 May.

The tenth annual Puppies for Breakfast will be held on Saturday, May 8, 10 am-3pm at Midway’s 150-acre East River Project 100 Clinton in East Downtown. The event is free and open to the public (with a suggested donation of $ 5 to local dog rescue and the Freedom Fence Project) and features a range of food trucks serving breakfast and lunch to over 50 vendors and artists worldwide largest 12 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 treat the mothers in your life to something nice on this Mother’s Day? There is no shortage of Houston restaurants ready to serve you and loved ones a special Mother’s Day brunch. From luxury seafood crpes and chocolate cake affairs to casual brunches the whole family will love, check out our Houston Mother’s Day 2021 restaurant guide.

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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer always eager to share Houston’s coolest, tastiest events with Houston Press readers.

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