Go enjoy the many offerings of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Highlights for foodies would include sampling some of the offerings from food vendors (check out the Gold Buckle award winners here) or listening to live music and enjoying a glass of wine in the Wine Garden. If the rain gets you down, go into NRG Center for shopping, livestock shows, and AGVenture (read: baby animals). Alternatively, you can head over to NRG Arena to watch a live auction; the Poultry Auction is Friday, Lamb & Goat Auction is Saturday, and School Art Auction is Sunday.
“THURSDAY NIGHT TAKE OVER” @ FLUFF BAKE BAR
Thursday, March 8, 2018 6 PM – 9 PM
Hosted by Fluff Bake Bar, “Thursday Night Take Over” will feature guest chefs who will prepare a menu of three or four items available a la carte. Fluff will also serve a special dessert to go along with the menu of the evening, and wine and beer pairings will be available. This Thursday’s featured chef is Christine Rivera from Galaxy Taco in San Francisco. Reservations and tickets are not required, and 10% of proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry program.
21ST ANNUAL IRISH COOK-OFF & MUSIC FESTIVAL @ GRIFF’S
Saturday, March 10, 2018 11 AM – 10 PM
Kick of St. Patrick’s Day early! Enjoy food tastings, drinks, and live music, while 18 teams compete in categories such as Irish Stew, Chicken, Chili, Open Dish, and Dessert.
10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY @ SOUTHERN STAR BREWERY
Saturday, March 10, 2018 12 PM – 10 PM
Celebrate with our friends at Southern Star Brewery with discounted beer, live music, and the release of an imperial version of the popular IPA, Half Nelson. There will also be Bombshell Blonde look-alike contest for those looking to win prizes.