It’s easy to love Easter, that most joyful of spring holidays. The world is flowering, your favorite pastel outfit is ready to go, and the ones you love can’t wait to see you. Now, the only question is: Where to celebrate Easter Brunch? You’ve come to the right place. Houston is brimming with perfect choices, from elegant, champagne-toast affairs to New Orleans-style revelries. Here are a few of Houston’s best Easter Brunches, lunches, and more.
Springtime is here, and in Houston, that means one thing: Patio season. Patios make everything better—the fresh air and convivial atmosphere are the ultimate harbingers of relaxation. Besides, everything tastes better under blue skies. So grab a few friends, order your signature drink, and soak in a dose of “Vitamin P” this season—here are a few of the best patios in Houston.
The Museum District is a hub for all things sensory: Beautiful art, sunny sidewalks, and delicious food await. One of the best spots to stop for a bite is Lucille’s, a homey restaurant serving refined Southern comfort dishes and handcrafted cocktails. They’re recognized throughout town as a favorite, from weekend brunch to their monthly wine dinners. This month, you’re invited to travel to Spain with a 7-course tapas wine dinner.
For 20 years, family-owned restaurant Paulie’s has been dishing up some of the best Italian food in town. To celebrate two decades in business, the restaurant’s namesake and owner Paul Petronella has put together a gorgeous cookbook. Chock-full of recipes, photos, and even guidance for folks who want to open their own restaurant, Paulie’s: Classic Italian Cooking in the Heart of Houston’s Montrose District deserves a place on your shelf.
If you’re an aficionado of such luxuries as classic cars and vintage wooden boats, chances are you’re already looking forward to nationally-acclaimed Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, an annual spring showcase that welcomes approximately 200 cars and 100 boats, and has raised more than $1.7 million for local charities. This year’s event will take place May 5 and 6 at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas. The weekend-long showcase draws thousands of participants and spectators from all over the U.S. and Europe—be sure you’re one of them.
All Roped In Package at Hotel Derek
This beloved Galleria-area hotel is offering a package worth lassoing! Book your stay with the All Roped In Package and enjoy the best in Texan amenities. Kick off your stay with a signature welcome gift, including locally-smoked beef jerky and honey roasted Texas pecans. Enjoy overnight accommodation, then fuel up with a Southern-inspired breakfast at acclaimed onsite restaurant Revolve Kitchen + Bar. Don’t worry about your buggy—valet is complimentary. Click here for more information and booking.
The 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo swings into full gear tonight with a rollicking performance from country superstar Garth Brooks. For the next three weeks, Houston is Rodeo City, home to the largest livestock show and the richest regular-season rodeo in the world. Close to three million visitors will stream through the rodeo gates before all is said and done. Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen, never ones to miss a big event, is marking the occasion with a mouthwatering Rodeo Special.
Fig & Olive, the acclaimed concept beloved across New York, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Chicago, and Washington D.C., is making its Texas debut in the Houston Galleria. This March, discover the concept’s authentic French, Spanish, and Italian flavors, expertly woven into seasonal dishes and signature premium olive oils.
Today is National Margarita Day, and we strongly recommend taking some time this evening to celebrate the ubiquitous cocktail. Houston has no shortage of amazing margs, so it’s hard go wrong—any of the best restaurants in town will shake up a mixed drink worthy of your time. But tequila is an adventurous spirit, best suited for the bold at heart. Nudge past the classic combination of lime, orange liqueur, and agave spirits, and you’ll find a plethora of bewitching variations. Here are a few of our favorites.
The California team that brought popular River Oaks-based restaurant Bosscat Kitchen + Libations to Houston is launching an exciting new concept in the Heights. Travel back in time at BCK: Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures, a neighborhood bar and eatery serving American fare alongside classic and specialty cocktails.