Top 12 Food & Drink Events in Houston This Month: November 2022

The Oxtail MashUp returns to Project Row Houses in November | Courtesy of Oxtail MashUp

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

Fall in Houston is easily the best time of year, as November’s lineup of tasty happenings proves.

This month sees the return of fan-favorite competitions, including the Houston BBQ Throwdown and Iron Sommelier; as well as highly-anticipated festivals like Wild Wild Brew Fest and Tokyo Night Festival. Plus, there’s a Raclette Party on the Patio.

Here’s everything you need to eat and drink in Houston this month.

Top 12 Food & Drink Events in Houston This Month: November 2022

  • Night Market at Asia Society Texas | Friday, November 4 | FREE – Asia Society Texas is bringing back its wildly popular Night Market festival for its 10th year, featuring more than 50 local BIPOC-owned restaurants and small businesses, and celebrating the vibrant diversity of Houston’s Asian and Asian American communities. Expect food trucks and local artisan vendors, a Green Garden Lounge for guests 21+, games and activities for all ages, free after-hours exhibition access, sumo wrestling demos, Bollywood and K-Pop dance performances, and more. 6pm to 10pm.
  • 2nd Annual Houston Día de los Muertos Parade & Festival at Sam Houston Park in Downtown | Saturday, November 5 | FREE – Festival goers can celebrate life and enjoy an evening filled with live music, a beautiful procession, tasty concessions, family-friendly arts and crafts, and more. 2pm and 10pm.
  • 2022 Wild West Brew Fest at Typhoon Texas Waterpark in Katy | Saturday, November 5 – This festival will be flowing with beer samples form more than 80 breweries, plus musical entertainment, food and more. Tickets start at $50. And though the official Brew Fest goes down on Saturday, pregame events include Thursday’s K-Town Throw Down (no cover, $5 beers, live music) and Friday’s Launch Party at at the Hop House Katy Mills Mall ($60 to $75, or buy a combo fest and party ticket). 3pm to 9pm.
  • French, Peruvian & Ecuadorian Wine Dinner at Maison Pucha Bistro | Sunday, November 6 – The Heights bistro has invited guest chef Antonio Rossell to join chef Manuel Pucha and pastry chef Victor Hugo Pucha in a special five-course wine dinner. $149 per person. 5pm to 8pm.
  • Oxtail MashUp at Project Row Houses | Sunday, November 6 – Founded in 2017, Oxtail MashUp brings together some of the industry’s most sought-after chefs and bartenders for a stellar ‘mashup’ of food, drink, art, music and a spirited battle in the lush gardens of Project Row Houses. This year’s talented lineup includes Darius King of Gatlin’s Fins & Feathers; Shannen and Stacey Tune of Craft Burger; Daya Myers of Fish Company Taco; Joseph Boudreaux of Boo’s Burgers and The Tipping Point; Nynechia Afriyie of Bar 5015, and returning champion chef Reginald Scott of The Smoke HTX, plus master mixologists including Jennifer Guerrero of Miss Carousel and Megan Cunningham of Grand Prize Bar, among others. A portion of proceeds will benefit Feed the Soul Foundation, which helps culinary businesses thrive in marginalized communities. $95 and up. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Iron Sommelier 2022 at Post Oak Hotel | Wednesday, November 9 – The Periwinkle Foundation brings back its popular wine competition and tasting, which brings together the city’s most prestigious sommeliers competing for the title of Iron Sommelier. The 2022 talent includes Zachary Newman of Bludorn, Justyna Brewczyk of Everywine, Andrés Blanco of Le Jardinier, Trevor Wiedeman of MAD, Adele Corrigan Wade of 13 Celsius and more. Individual tickets are $250 with sponsorships available. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Tokyo Night Festival at Texas Festival Grounds | Friday, November 11 & Saturday, November 12 – This annual celebration of Japanese culture brings together food, art, entertainment, and more. Hit the night market to enjoy bites from vendors including Shun Japanese Kitchen, Tokyo Maid Cafe, Ramen Tatsuya, Aqua S, Click Virtual Food Hall, and more. Tickets are $20 for a daily wristband, $25 for early access, and $35 for a two-day pass. 3pm to 10pm.
  • Raclette Party on the Patio at Montrose Cheese & Wine | Saturday, November 12 – Montrose Cheese & Wine continues its après-ski style Raclette Party on the Patio, rocking a full wheel of cheese ready to be scraped onto guests’ plate. Plates are $22 ($26 with charcuterie) and include potatoes with caramelized onions, cornichons and baguette slices. 1pm until sold out.
  • 2022 Houston Food Fest at Midtown Park | Saturday, November 12 – Over 50 food vendors from Houston, Austin, and other nearby spots will be at the 2022 Houston Food Fest, offering everything from tacos, bbq, and gumbo to ice cream and vegan burgers. Local bands will also be rocking out on stage all day. $8 and up. 2pm to 10pm.
  • 2022 Butchers Ball at Rockin’ Star Ranch | Sunday, November 13 – The fifth annual Butchers Ball returns to the gorgeous Rockin’ Star Ranch in Brenham, showcasing independent farmers and ranchers throughout Texas that focus on ethical and sustainable production systems, along with a lineup of Texas chefs and culinary leaders who support them. The event continues its partnership with Houston-based non-profit Urban Harvest to raise funds for its ongoing farmers markets and educational programming that directly supports the local farming and ranching community. $175 and up. Noon to 6pm.
  • Sunday Supper Pop-Up Series at Sunday Press Cafe & Coffee | Sunday, November 13  – Continuing its Sunday Supper pop-up series, Sunday Press will welcome Lena Trang from Lena’s Asian Kitchen. Trang will present a French-inspired menu for the evening, with proceeds benefiting 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.
  • Houston BBQ Throwdown at Saint Arnold Brewing Company | Sunday, November 20 – The 6th annual Houston BBQ Throwdown will feature 14 of Houston’s best barbecue restaurants competing to create the next great barbecue dish that represents Houston-style barbecue. Tickets include samples from each competitor as well as Saint Arnold beer, with this year’s participants including Bar-A-BBQ, Brett’s BBQ Shop, Daddy Duncan’s BBQ, Dozier’s BBQ, Firecraft BBQ (People’s Choice winner from 2019), Harlem Road Texas BBQ, JQ’s Tex Mex BBQ, Nomad Barbecue, Reveille BBQ, Roegels Barbecue Co, Smokin’ Z’s BBQ, Tejas Chocolate + BBQ, Texas Q, and The Pit Room. Tickets (which will sell out) are $75 general admission and $130 VIP (with access to the private Saint Arnold Investor’s Pub for viewing of the judge’s panel). 1pm to 4pm.

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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 .