The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Food Truck Friday, Firefighter BBQ Benefit & More

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Shop and eat during Shop Heights 19th Street's first Food Truck Friday.
All Day Happy Hour @ L'Olivier
Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, 5-11 p.m.
240 Westheimer Rd.

In honor of Pride Houston 2013, L'Olivier is offering an all day happy hour Friday and Saturday. Chef Olivier Ciesielski has created $6 appetizers, including beef sliders with pomme frites and avocado pancakes with smoked salmon. Pair those dishes with $4 draft beer and $5 wine and cocktails for a wonderful happy hour.

Food Truck Friday
Friday, 5-9 p.m.
200 and 300 Blocks of W. 19th Street

Celebrate the end of the week and get an early start to your weekend at Food Truck Friday where you and your friends can eat, shop and relax. Shop Heights 19th Street is hosting its first Food Truck Friday and will be joined by several food trucks we love, like Bernie's Burger Bus, Koagie Hots, Pi Pizza and more. While you enjoy food from local food trucks, you will also have the opportunity to shop all night long in the many shops on the 200 and 300 blocks of W. 19th Street.

Le Brioche Pop Up @ Southside Espresso
Saturday, 8 a.m.
904-C Westheimer

Kick off the weekend with a pop up breakfast from H-Town StrEats and Fluff Bake Bar. The duo will be doling out brioche treats throughout the morning just for you and your friends to try. The event starts at 8 a.m. and will continue until all of the brioche treats are gone. Be there first to get a chance to try dishes inspired by the delicate, freshly baked French bread. You'll have to go to the event to see what treats the two have decided to make.

BBQ Benefit @ Sam Houston Race Park
Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West

Eat some BBQ during the BBQ Benefit hosted by The Texas Association of First Responders to benefit the firefighters of The Houston Fire Department injured on May 31 and the West, Texas, Fire Department firefighters injured on April 17. Throughout the morning and afternoon, you and your family can feast on chopped beef sandwiches and sausage on a stick for lunch while listening to live music from Mark Jones & 20 Paces and Wes Brown. Country music star Paul Cummings will also make an appearance to perform his song, "The Firefighter Song." You can also purchase whole briskets for $50 and rack of ribs for $25.

All-You-Can-Eat Crawfish Boil @ Lucille's
Saturday, 6-10 p.m.
5512 La Branch

Crawfish season is almost over, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy it before it's all gone. Lucille's will host an all-you-can-eat crawfish boil for $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. Lucille's has opened up the backyard garden patio for you and your family (and your dog) to feast on crawfish, sausage, potatoes and corn until it is all gone. Enjoy craft beers and drinks to wash down the delicious crawfish throughout the night.

Location Info


240 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Bernie's Burger Bus

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Koagie Hots

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Pi Pizza Truck

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Southside Espresso

904 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: General

H-Town StrEATS

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park

7575 Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston, TX

Category: Music


5512 La Branch St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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