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6 Summer Food and Drink Events to Hit in Houston

By Marcy de Luna  |  May 29, 2014

From beer fests to a culinary carnival, our picks for Houston’s top food and drink summer events offer something for everyone.

From now until Labor Day, be sure to consult our Houston summer page, your go-to guide for the season's best restaurants, dishes and more. 

Sherlock’s Inaugural Brew Fest
Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub in Clear Lake’s is hosting its first annual Brew Fest. Throw back beer samples from several local breweries including 512 Brewing, Saint Arnold's, Karbach and Southern Star. Be one of the first to try “Phat DJ IPA” from Fort Bend Brewing ahead of its release and nosh on crawfish, just $4.99 per pound. 
May 31; 2416 Bay Area Blvd.; $25

Wine & Food Week in The Woodlands
This weeklong food and wine affair will feature over 50 chefs and 500 wines at premier tastings, luncheons and more.
June 2 - June 8; costs vary by event

Houston Beer Festival
A two-day summertime shindig, this festival is beer and music-centric. Enjoy suds from around the world plus a stellar lineup of live music with over 30 bands
June 7 - June 8; Sam Houston Park at 1100 Bagby St.; tickets start at $35 

First Annual Culinary Carnival at Eleven XI
We’re counting down the days to this culinary and charitable fete benefiting Pulse at St. Luke's Foundation. Join the fun as more than 15 local chefs battle it out for most creative, people’s choice and best food-on-a-stick awards, and several of Houston's finest bartenders will mix up cool cocktail.
June 8; 607 W. Gray; tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door 

2014 Houston Firkin Fest
Hosted by The Texas Craft Brewers Guild, DeFalco's Home Wine and Beer Supplies and Brigadoon Brewery and Brewing School, this first-year festival showcases unique, hard-to-find craft beers served in traditional casks (firkins). Grab a cold one from participating breweries like 8th Wonder, No Label, Real Ale and Lone Pint.
June 28; 8715 Stella Link; $35

Houston's Caribbean RumFest
Load up on rum spirits and rum cocktails at the fourth annual Caribbean RumFest while listening to live music and enjoying Caribbean-style entertainment. 
August 16 - August 17; Jones Plaza Downtown Houston at 600 Louisiana St.; tickets start at $20