Issues to Do: Greatest issues to eat and drink in Houston this weekend

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The Indie Chefs Community has postponed its two-week COMMUNE festival to 2022, but is offering a delicious glimpse into the action this weekend.

Photo by Kirsten Gilliam Photography

Here’s a look at the yummy food and drink this weekend:

Social Justice Candy at Tiny Champions

Friday Sunday
2617 McKinney

After Tiny Champions learned about the Texas Civil Rights Project’s work in combating the criminalization of refugee migrants and the unfair treatment of blacks and browns who come into contact with the criminal justice system, Tiny Champions wanted to do something to improve their work. The neighborhood darling has created a special dessert menu for this purpose, which donates half of the sales of its sweets to TCRP and offers sweets from “Justice is Peachy” peach sorbet to “No Walls No Borders” ice cream Sammy with a plum and caramel swirl Ice cream and poppy seed shortbread cookies. Reserve for dinner and order from the special menu or order online for same day pickup. Visit the Candy For Social Justice tab on the website for more information.

Summer BBQ & Brews series at Pinstripes

Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
3300 Kirby

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Pinstripes Houston closes its Summer BBQ & Brews Series with BBQ and the beers of the 8th Wonder Brewery. The fun takes place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. while guests enjoy balsamic BBQ ribs, pesto chicken, sliders, mac and cheese, watermelon, brownies, and more on the terrace for $ 40 per person (bowling for an additional charge).

COMMUNE preview

Friday and Sunday

Due to increasing concerns about COVID, the Indie Chefs Community has postponed its two-week community food festival COMMUNE to March 2022. Until then, gourmets can get a foretaste at a number of COMMUNE preview events on Thursday, August 26th, Friday, August 27th and Sunday, August 29th. The events, with limited seating and spatial spacing, take place on an area of ​​7,500 square meters outdoors, including chef collaboration dinners, late night pop-ups, a “Jewish DelicaTexan” experience and more.

Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
5405 Bellaire

Dandelion Cafe is celebrating five years with a special $ 5 menu of avocado toast, pancakes, homemade toaster strudel, moist bevs, mocktails and more. The family-friendly event will include a local musician, face painting and balloon art, KICPOPS ice pops, as well as raffles and prizes.

Houston Restaurant Weeks

Ongoing until Labor Day

There’s still time for Houston Restaurant Weeks, now running through Labor Day, to support restaurants and the Houston Food Bank. Now is the time to search the library of participating restaurants and HRW menus and book your reservations for your favorites, from exciting newcomers like Xin Chào and The Nash to long-time classics like Rainbow Lodge and Tony’s and everything in between.

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