Don’t Let These Labor Day Weekend Food and Drink Deals Float By!

Don’t Let These Labor Day Weekend Food and Drink Deals Float By!

Blue Lagoon at Lago Mar

EVEN THOUGH IT still feels like the dog days, Labor Day reminds us summer is ending. If you’re celebrating the long, hot weekend in or around town, cool your jets and get rewarded with these tasty deals. No labor involved!

Arnaldo Richards' Picos

Picos' shaker marg

There’s nothing as refreshing as a shaken or frozen margarita. Expect all-day happy hour on Sept. 4, starring signature Shaker Margaritas. Plus try out the new bar bites like the Los de Barbacoa Tacos and Tostada de Regia. Or snag your last chance to take home Cooler Packs of margaritas, which stay cold in an insulated cooler bag.

Aya Sushi

Bellaire’s Aya Sushi is celebrating its one year anniversary this weekend with a 19-course omakase experience for $125. Plus, score great deals on sake — they offer the largest collection of sake in Texas — and highballs. The kitchen is headed by uchi alum Chef Yoshi Katsuyama with fish flown in from Japan daily.

Blue Lagoon Bar & Grill

Get out of dodge to this big, cool, blue lagoon about 45 minutes from Houston. Order up the Watermelon Margarita and the celebrated Freedom Dog, an all-beef foot-long frank topped with chili, cheddar, onions and pickled jalapenos. Huge menu with dining overlooking the lagoon!

Feges BBQ

Feges BBQ

Kick back this Labor Day weekend with barbecue and all the fixings — without ever breaking a sweat. Pick up your smoked meats (brisket, sausage, chicken, pork) in large re-heatable containers and gussied-up ready-to-eat chilled sides like chard coleslaw and kale salad. Don’t forget the hog-fat cornbread and buttermilk biscuits!

Four Seasons Hotel Houston

Four Seasons hosts the Official Drink of H-Town competition.

Want to continue the holiday for a few more days? Houston’s best bartenders will gather to compete for creating the “Official Drink of H-Town” Sept. 6 from 6-8:30pm at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston downtown. A panel of beverage experts and event attendees will taste and vote for the winning cocktail. The gold winner will be featured on the Bayou & Bottle menu for one year, and special prizes will also be awarded. Reserve your spot to join the fun!

Home Run Dugout

Home Run Dugout's tasty spread (photo by Duc Hoang)

Celebrate the last days of summer starting this Fri., Sept. 1, with Home Run Dugout’s first-ever concert, featuring Lil' Keke, Slim Thug and Paul Wall. Doors open at 8pm and tickets are available here. Come back Saturday for the kickoff of “The Tailgate.” Every Saturday during football season, guests can enjoy discounted beer buckets, breakfast tacos from 9am-noon, burgers and hot dogs on the grill, and tailgate games.

Loch Bar

Loch Bar Blackened Texas Redfish sandwich and fries (photo by Kirsten Gilliam)

On Labor Day, Sept. 4, catch the epic blackened Texas Redfish sandwich special crowned with zesty remoulade and pickled onions. Or come for live music and discounted cocktails, and savory staples during Sunday brunch.

Los Tios

​Family fajita pack at Los Tis

Craving Tex-Mex, but want to feed your crowd at home? Pick up trays for your pool party or to accompany a backyard grill from any one of six Houston locations. Family packs, which serve 4-6, include fajita packs, cheese enchilada family packs or a Tex-Mex dinner family style pack.

Money Cat

Money Cat (photo by Jenn Duncan)

Receive 15 percent off robata items Sat.-Mon. of Labor Day weekend at this still-new Japanese spot in Upper Kirby. Snag the luxurious Chilean sea bass wrapped in banana leaf with green curry and mustard greens on special, along with other deals. Cha-ching!

Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House

Pier 6 cocktails

Escape the urban jungle for the Labor Day Party on the Bay in San Leon, nestled between Houston and Galveston. Pier 6 will offer family fun including a bounce house and outdoor games, live music from 4-8pm, and tasty seaside food and drinks. Consider a stay at adjacent luxury condos The Bungalows at Pier 6, part of the same company.


Get there safely: For the long party-filled Labor Day weekend, classy local rideshare ALTO is offering a Ride Pass with great discounts, so you can relax and let someone else do the driving — and parking.

Ancient French Wellness Cures Reimagined at Houston’s Escape Spa: The Power of Vichy

Serial entrepreneur and spa visionary LeBrina Jackson

NESTLED IN THE heart of France, the town of Vichy holds a rich history in the world of wellness and hydrotherapy. Acquiring fame for their alkaline springs in the 17th century, the Romans were among the first to recognize the therapeutic benefits of the springs. They established a French spa known as “Vichy,” which still exists today and continues to attract spa-goers from around the world to experience the transformative effects of hydrotherapy.

Keep ReadingShow less

Slushies at Fuzzy's

IT’S OFFICIAL: THE long holiday that kicks off summer arrives this weekend, and Houstonians are due. Getting hungry, thirsty, and ready for some R&R? Whether you want to grill at home, start with casual brunch, or hit a Memorial Day celebration to honor our veterans, we’ve got you covered.

Keep ReadingShow less

David Robertson

AS HOUSTON SLOWLY recovers from last week’s severe derecho, it is strangely serendipitous that on May 25 and 26, a little over a week after that unexpected drama, the Houston Symphony will perform composer John Adams’ critically acclaimed Nativity oratorio El Niño, named after the 1997 meteorological phenomenon and precursor to what we now refer to as “weird weather.”

Keep ReadingShow less
Art + Entertainment