Top 10 Food & Drink Events in Houston This Month: September 2022

Sunday Press in the Garden Oaks/Oak Forest 'hood hosts a Sunday dinner series at the end of the month | Courtesy of Sunday Press Cafe & Coffee

Dine on delicious dishes and enjoy our picks for the top food and drink events taking place around Houston in September 2022.

This month, we say farewell to summer and its favorite foodie fundraiser, Houston Restaurant Weeks, which runs through Labor Day (so you still have some time to eat good for charity).

But there are plenty of other tasty happenings going down to fill your cup, including the return of a secret “chic picnic” under the stars, a beer-fueled evening at the Zoo, and a first-ever pickle fest.

Here’s everything you need to eat and drink in Houston this September:

Top 10 Food & Drink Events in Houston This Month: September 2022

  • Houston Restaurant Weeks at Multiple Locations | Ends Labor Day, Monday, September 5 – Houston Food Bank’s biggest fundraiser is about to close after another month-plus of tasty food, drink, good times and charity. As always, over 200 local restaurants are offering prix fixe meals for brunch, lunch and dinner (and even to-go), with a set dollar donation from each meal sold benefiting the Houston Food Bank and its mission to end hunger and provide food for better lives now through Labor Day. Times, prices and locations vary.
  • Artisans & Nosh Fest at B-52 Brewing Company | Saturday, September 3 | No Cover – Conroe brewery B-52 Brewing Company invites guests to beat the late summer heat at a late afternoon/night market, featuring ice cold craft beer, multiple food trucks, live music and 55+ artisan vendors. 3pm to 8pm.
  • Labor Day Monday Brunch at Dish Society | Monday, September 5 – All Dish Society locations (from Katy to the Heights) will recognize Labor Day by hosting a special Monday brunch on the patio or inside to escape the heat over frozen mimosas, shrimp and smoked gouda grits, brisket & eggs, double stack pancakes, avocado toasts, and other brunch favorites. Prices vary. Brunch from 8am to 3:30pm; dinner until 10pm.
  • Brew at the Houston Zoo | Friday, September 16 – This 21-and-up night at the Zoo returns, offering beer tastings from eight popular Texas breweries—with over 30 beers to choose from, including gluten-free options—plus live music, arcade games, evening animal viewings and more. Texas Beer Passes are $45 including admission, an 8-ounce commemorative souvenir cup and six 4-ounce beer samplings from any of the breweries (additional sample cards and full pours will be available for purchase on-site by credit card). Event-Only Passes are $35. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Richmond Pickle Fest at Fulbrook Ale Works | Sunday, September 18 – Pickle addicts will want to head to Richmond for this pickle-themed festival, featuring pickle-themed food and drink (including pickle beer and pickle margaritas), plus vendors, live music, live pro wrestling and more. $14.99; free for ages under 12. VIP tickets are $39 (21+ only). 11am.
  • Home & Away Wine Dinner: Commander’s Palace at Brennan’s of Houston | Tuesday, September 20 – Brennan’s will host Alex Brennan-Martin, Carl Walker and Executive Chef Meg Bickford of Commander’s Palace (New Orleans) for a special Home & Away Wine Dinner, celebrating 55 years of hospitality. Indulge in Up-Side-Up Louisiana Blue Crab & Coconut Cup Custard; Creole Bouillabaisse; Duck, Duck, Foie; and Tarte à la Bouillie. The four-course dinner includes a welcome cocktail, welcome tray–passed hors d’oeuvres, and paired wines with each course. $200 per person, plus tax and gratuity. 6:30pm. 
  • Karbachtoberfest 2022 at Karbach Brewing Co. | Weekends from Friday, September 23 through Sunday, October 9 | No Cover Running three full weekends (from Friday to Sunday), Karbachtoberfest is back with live music, stein hoisting competitions, wiener dog races and the brewery’s Bavarian-style marzen (lager), Karbachtoberfest. Times vary.
  • Le Dîner en Blanc at a Secret Location | Saturday, September 24 – After a two-year hiatus, elegant pop-up picnic experience Le Dîner en Blanc (originally launched more than 30 years ago in Paris) returns to Houston this month. Held at a new secret location, the evening offers guests the opportunity to dress in white and dine, dance and mingle under the moonlight. Sign-ups are open for invitations. Prices, times and location TBA.
  • Supper Club: Disco Inferno at The Annie Cafe & Bar | Sunday, September 25 – The Annie has reimagined the classic dinner and show, hosting a series of Sunday Suppers in its main dining room, complete with live musical entertainment by the Richard Brown Orchestra and a three-course meal by Executive Chef Brian Sutton (Chef Robert Del Grande’s successor). This month’s theme is “Disco Inferno,” and guests are encouraged to dress to match, with the restaurant decorated accordingly. $250 per person. 6pm.
  • Sunday Supper Pop-Up Series at Sunday Press Cafe & Coffee | Sunday, September 25 – Continuing its Sunday Supper pop-up series, which highlights female chefs and hopes to bridge the gap between women in hospitality and women’s healthcare, Sunday Press will welcome Chef Linda Nguyen of Roostar and Chef Thy Mitchell of Traveler’s Table, who will collaborate to present a Vietnamese menu. Proceeds from the event will benefit I’ll Have What She’s Having, the Houston-based non-profit aiming to improve health in the hospitality industry and support women’s entrepreneurship in the food and beverage industry. $150. 7pm to 9pm.

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Brooke Viggiano is a food and lifestyle writer residing in Houston. When she's not contributing to publications like 365 Things to Do in Houston, Thrillist Houston and the Houston Press, she's on the hunt for the coolest happenings in the city. You can follow her musings on Twitter @BrookeViggiano .