Merging chef crafted bites with renowned wineries, the Brenner’s on the Bayou Annual Wine Fest brings together some of Houston’s finest folk and Food and Drink masterminds. Enjoy exclusive wineries from 3-6 p.m. on April 11 and best of all – guests can also enjoy cuisine from Houston’s top chefs all while sipping and sampling wine. You can view participating wineries and chefs online at www.brennersfest.com/default.asp. Another great plus, there will also be live music.
Limited tickets are available – so hurry and grab yours at www.brennersfest.com/tickets.asp. Landry’s Select Club members and VIP ticket holders receive early admission at 2:30 p.m.
There will be a shuttle bus service available that will operate from Landry’s, at 1510 W. Loop South 77027, to the wine fest and the cost is $5.
Be the Match Fundraiser at Fitz
Fitzgerald’s and Pegstar are partnering up again to bring a great Saturday night lineup that will benefit those in need. Pegstar, the brains behind Fitz, Free Press Summer Fest and the soon-to-be venue off of North Main, started this venture in 2011. After the September 11 attack, November was the first launch of their benefit concert and last year began the “Fitz Benefit Show Series.” The goal from the show was to raise $10,000 by last call.
Just like last year, Pegstar is bringing another great lineup and all proceeds from Saturday, April 11, will go to Be the Match, a bone-marrow registry of potential matches for those fighting blood diseases like leukemia and lymphoma.
This year’s lineup will feature almost a dozen top Houston acts, but just to name a few: Another Run as Radiohead, Catch Fever as U2, Empty Shells as Nirvana, Sunrise & Ammunition as St. Vincent, -Us as Drake and lots more, plus DJ Fredster.
The show is $10 and your entry fee will be matched by a local business and donated to bethematch.org. All proceeds, even bar proceeds, will benefit the foundation.
D&T Crawfish Boil
It’s crawfish season! If you’re a mudbug lover and enjoy 8th Wonder Brewery beer, this weekend’s crawfish boil is just for you. D&T is pairing the two on Saturday, April 11 starting at 1 p.m. Crawfish are $9 per pound and include corn and potatoes. The mudbugs will be prepared by Bernadine’s head chef Graham Laborde until sold out and weather permitting. If you’re looking for something hoppy try 8th Wonder’s Hopston – or another great option and a Thirsty Explorer favorite – the Brewston.
Craft beer festival this weekend
Don’t forget about OFHA craft beer festival this Saturday, April 11 from 3-6 p.m. at Wakefield Crowbar, located at 954 Wakefield Dr. 77018. Tickets are donation based for $45.
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