The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Chicken & Waffles and Chili in Galveston

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Photo courtesy of Henry V. Thiel for Funky Chicken
Have brunch at Funky Chicken and enjoy the Funky Chicken & Waffles smothered in chicken gravy and mashed potatoes.
Food Truck Friday @ Houston Press
Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
2603 La Branch

It's that time of week again -- Food Truck Friday! And this time St. John's Fire food truck will be rolling into the parking lot outside the Houston Press office. Come get your spice on with St. John's signature fiery items, such as the fried crawfish mac and cheese balls served with a jalapeño ranch sauce, or the Cajun egg rolls (also featured on Cooking Channel's "EAT St.") with shrimp, crawfish, tasso ham, spinach, the "holy trinity" (onions, bell peppers and celery) and a guava mustard sauce for dipping. Nosh on some hot and spicy seafood grub for lunch. You know you want to.

Funky Brunch @ Funky Chicken
Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
181 Heights Blvd.

Even though National Pancake Month is February, Funky Chicken has decided to celebrate early with a Funky Brunch this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., Funky Chicken will serve a brunch menu featuring fried chicken and Funky pancakes, aka waffles. The menu includes plain chicken & waffles, mashed potatoes and chicken gravy-topped chicken & waffles, chicken fingers and waffles, a biscuit sandwich with either a combination of chicken sausage, scrambled eggs and cheese, chicken fingers and cheese, or scrambled eggs and cheese. If you're feeling really hungry, order a Funky Brunch Platter complete with scrambled eggs, chicken sausage, a biscuit with gravy, and fries or mashed potatoes (whichever way you prefer your spuds). Each dish will be priced a la carte.

Yaga's Chili Quest and Beer Fest @ Galveston's Historic Strand District
Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
23rd St. and Strand St., Galveston

Head to The Strand in Galveston for a day of chili and beer sampling at Yaga's Chili Quest and Beer Fest on Saturday. From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., the public is invited to sample the chili creations from more than 80 teams in this year's Chili Cook-Off competition. And from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., the public can sample beers from breweries including Alaskan Brewing Co., Real Ale Brewing Company, Southern Star, Saint Arnold, Goose Island, Karbach and many more. Saint Arnold will offer a flight of beers from the Bishop's Barrel series. VIP tickets for the beer tasting are sold out, but you can still purchase chili tasting tickets for $10, beer tasting tickets for $32.50, or combo tickets for both the chili and beer tastings for $37.

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Location Info


Houston Press

2603 La Branch St., Houston, TX

Category: General

St. John's Fire

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Funky Chicken

181 Height Blvd, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Strand Historic District

2100 Strand, Galveston, TX

Category: General

Saint Arnold Brewery

2000 Lyons Ave., Houston, TX

Category: General

Karbach Brewing Co.

2032 Karbach St., Houston, TX

Category: General

Reserve 101

1201 Caroline, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Skeeter's Mesquite Grill

5529 Weslayan, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Skeeter's Mesquite Grill

16535 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, TX

Category: Restaurant

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