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

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Here’s a look at the top culinary events of this weekend:

Weekend Brunch at the Table du Voyageur
Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
520 Westheimer

Brunch at this world-inspired restaurant is available on Fridays as well as weekends so daytime drinkers can have fun and get home early before the fancier night begins on New Years Eve. Late evenings can begin on Saturday morning with a leisurely breakfast and Sunday worshipers can take advantage of a post-sermon flight to wash away their sins. Whichever way you brunch, you do it yourself,

At Traveler’s Table, the brunch menu is more than eggs and bacon. Customers can start with decadent treats like Morning Churros, Hawaiian Pancakes, or French toast with custard. More savory options include Louisiana Fried Chicken, Blue Crab Roe Benedict, and Indian Roe Masala. It’s not brunch in Houston without some form of Chilaquiles on the menu and Traveler’s Table has a version with green suiza sauce. Chilaquiles are available with a skirt steak or roast chicken and there’s a vegetarian option with crispy tofu and vegan goat cheese.

Cocktails include a Flight of Bloody Marys or his Heard Around the World Shots which include Churro del Diablo, Good Morning Vietnam and Wake the Dead. There are also lighter drinks for brunch with sparkling wine and juice.

New Years Eve in Vegas at the Frio Grill
Friday, 8 p.m.
16410 Mueschke

Not all the fun happens in downtown Houston. North of the city, the Frio Grill welcomes its Las Vegas to Cypress for a happy New Year’s Eve. There will be casino games, with $ 10,000 in chips for the tables, including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Hold’em. The big token holder at the end of the night wins a VIP table for a concert of their choice at The Barn in Spring 2022. The Barn is a private music and event venue located on the restaurant’s property.

Not only will there be games to try your luck, but there will also be live music from PBR, a vocal group from Cypress that performs classic country with a bit of 70s rock. There will be appetizers. free artwork and a midnight champagne toast plus party favors. Beverages, alcoholic and soft, will be available for purchase.

Tickets cost $ 90 per person and can be purchased here.

Vegan New Years in Verdine

Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
449 West 19th

In a city as diverse as Houston, New Year’s revelers can find some sort of celebration to suit their lifestyle. For vegans, there might not be so many options, but luckily Verdine has created a four-course vegan New Year’s Eve dinner that will make everyone, vegan or not, happy.

It begins with an appetizer of seared eggplant nigiri and a free champagne toast followed by a first course of King Scampi made with oyster “scallops”. The second course offers three options. Customers can choose Tempeh Short Ribs, Ricotta (made from almonds), Tortellini, or Moringa Pad Thai. For dessert, two to choose from: Matcha Crème Brûlée or Bon Bon + Macaron.

Dinner is $ 85 plus tax and a 20 percent tip. Guests can add a four-course food and wine pairing for $ 30. Reservations are required for dinner or guests can grab all four take-out for $ 78 per person. For more information, call 713-876-4768.

Hangover Burger at Dog Haus
Saturday all day
1096 Enclave Drive
8422 Route 6 North.

Click to enlarge The Hangover Burger will absorb any alcohol left in your system the night before.  - PHOTO BY PAUL CASTRO

The Hangover Burger will absorb any alcohol left in your system the night before.

Photo by Paul Castro

There are two locations of this hot dog and hamburger chain in Houston and it offers a hair-of-the-dog Haus solution to the problem most of us face on New Years morning after a night out. brighter than fireworks. Its New Year’s offer features a Hangover Burger topped with American Cottage Cheese, Smoked Bacon, Haus Pepper, Fried Egg and Mayonnaise, plus a 16-ounce Pabst Blue Ribbon can for just $ 5.99. . It is a cheap remedy for what ails you.

Click to enlarge The diet starts tomorrow.  - PHOTO BY ABBIE ARNOLD

The diet starts tomorrow.

Photo by Abbie Arnold

Sunday Brunch at the Georgia James Tavern

Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
737

Chris Shepherd’s tavern in Market Square Tower bears the same name as his steakhouse and his parents, Georgia and James, but it has a personality of its own. From the lights of the marquee in the bar to the clubby benches, this is a cozy place to settle in for brunch. While the holidays may have left some of us a little skinny, Georgia James Tavern is more on the laid back side of Shepherd’s dining empire and wines by the glass can be enjoyed in the $ 12 to $ 18 range. . Signature cocktails cost $ 14 to $ 18 while beer starts at $ 7 and goes up to $ 42. It’s a special beer.

The brunch menu includes the breakfast sandwich with ham, bacon, fried eggs, chili and pickles on an English muffin and French toast waffles. There’s also Chicken Cordon Bleu Nuggets made with boneless chicken thighs and Tally’s Cuban made with roast pork. Beef is still a popular menu item in most Underbelly Hospitality concepts and customers can opt for the 44 Farms Ground Chuck Tavern Burger or splurge on the Steak and Eggs, served with a NY Strip, too. of 44 Farms.

No one should start their New Years Resolutions on a weekend, so go ahead and indulge in the baked apple crumble or the Elvis cookie with peanut butter, banana and bacon. We won’t say it.


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