Food and drinks on July 4th in Houston

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It’s time to get red, white, and boozed. July Fourth weekend is just around the corner and these Houston bars and restaurants celebrate America with great food, cold drinks and good times. From charitable burger kits and fried chicken buckets to take away to movie nights in a beer garden and hot dogs with fireworks, here’s what to eat and drink this July 4th weekend in Houston:

Axelrad Beer Garden, 1517 Alabama
Axelrad’s 4th of July celebration will feature an outdoor showing of The Sandlot on the big screen, along with Benny’s Dawgs hot dogs and a selection of Pop of Life popcorn. Families are welcome, but when the movie is over the beer garden will be 21+ again.

B&B Butcher & Restaurant, 1814 Washington
Enjoy Sunday brunch on July 4th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with live music by David Gallego, which includes B&B’s regular brunch menu and the fan-favorite TX Wagyu Independence Day hot dogs. The special offers two dogs with steak fries and all accessories for $ 14. The B&B also has great views of downtown Houston fireworks from the parking lot. Reservations are recommended. Call 713-862-1814 or visit OpenTable.

BB Lemon, 1809 Washington
Guests are invited to enjoy a DJ and brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or to have dinner from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 4th. Those enjoying dinner can head to the B&B parking lot for great views of the fireworks in downtown Houston. Reservations are recommended. Call 713-553-1809 or book with OpenTable.

Bludorn, 807 taffeta
Chef Aaron Bludorn created to-go burger kits this holiday weekend that will benefit the Southern Smoke Foundation. Each dry-aged burger kit ($ 90) serves four people and includes individually portioned ingredients like caramelized onions, homemade redneck cheddar cheese, fresh frisee, whole grain mustard aioli and gherkins, and cooking instructions. Proceeds from every kit sold will go directly to the Southern Smoke Foundation’s Crisis Relief Fund, which helps hotel staff in need. Orders must be placed by Wednesday June 30th for collection on Friday July 3rd.

Eatsie Boys, 2202 Dallas
Over at the 8th Wonder Brewery, the Eatsie Boys Food Truck is offering $ 1 off its Elote Fries and Wonderburger all day on Sunday, July 4th. The Elote Fries are made with butter corn, Cotija cheese, hot sauce, mayonnaise, hot Cheeto crumble and green onion served on a basket of baked waffle fries with a lime wedge; and the Eatsie Boys Wonderburger consists of Angus beef, American cheese, house cucumber, diced onion, scratch dijonnaise and a brioche bun.

Hungry’s, 2356 Reis, 14714 Memorial
Enjoy Sunday brunch and a patriotic toast with Hungry’s Red, White, and Blue Mimosa Flight. The flight includes red (strawberry), white (lemon), and blue (bilberry) for $ 15.

InterContinental Houston Medical Center, 6750 Main
Head to the Naturalist Café & Lounge at the InterContinental Houston Medical Center to sip the Lady Liberty Cocktail ($ 14), made with Grand Marnier, maraschino cherry syrup and garnished with star fruit.

MAX’S Wine Dive, 4720 Washington, 214 Fairview
LASCO Enterprises Chef Beto Gutierrez created the perfect fried chicken to-go pair for backyard get-togethers and July 4th parties and more. Get the eight-piece combo of Texas Toast and two side dishes starting Friday (plus bubbly add-ons) July 2nd through Tuesday July 6th from $ 45. Call your Chicken Bucket To-Go at 713-880-8737 (Washington). or 713-528-9200 (Montrose).

Reserve 101, 1201 Caroline
The whiskey bar will launch its new summer cocktail menu and a new and unique hand-picked single barrel pick from Buffalo Trace on Sunday 4th July. Cocktails include the zombie with Bacardi Gold, Blackwell Jamaican, Lemon Hart 151, lime, grapefruit, and cinnamon; and the bitter yet accessible Summer Negroni with Ford’s Gin, Blanc Vermouth, Suze, peach herbs, botanicals and stone fruit. All cocktails get $ 1 off all day on July 4th.

Space Cowboy, 100 West Cavalcade
Space Cowboy Chef and Night Moves Hospitality’s culinary director Lyle Bento will roast a whole Kalua pig on Sunday July 4th. The traditional Hawaiian luau dish will be available at lunchtime pool service from Space Cowboy.

Sticky’s Chicken, 2311 Edwards
Sticky’s Chicken has two Family Tray options that can be pre-ordered through Saturday, July 3rd. Wing trays contain 25 wings, a choice of garlic rice or flavored fries, and a pint of truffle mac and cheese. Option two includes either Chicken Over Rice or Karaage Over Rice, sautéed vegetables and spring salad. Call 713-703-5230 or email [email protected] to place orders.

Taco cabana
Starting July 2nd and throughout the entire July 4th weekend, TC fans can choose between ground beef or bacon Sonoran hot dogs, available à la carte for $ 2.99 at all participating Texas locations while the Stock lasts. Guests 21 and older can purchase a hot dog and beer package, including a Sonora hot dog plus a selection of local beers for $ 4.99 or a Sonora hot dog plus a selection of premium beers for $ 5.49.

The Union Kitchen, several locations
Union Kitchen will offer a selection of a la carte grilled dishes at each of its six locations on Sunday, July 4th, including Beakfast Brisket Tacos, BBQ Brisket Burgers, Brisket Benedicts and more. The regular brunch menu is also offered. Reservations welcome.

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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer always eager to share Houston’s coolest, tastiest events with Houston Press readers.

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