Memorial Day Food Specials and Other Fun Weekend Happenings!

Memorial Day Food Specials and Other Fun Weekend Happenings!

Bludorn burger (photo by Julie Soefer)

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


Show off your burger-crafting prowess just like the top chefs. Bludorn’s at-home burger kits are back by popular demand, just in time for the weekend. Each dry-aged beef burger kit ($85) serves four and includes ground Angus beef patties, redneck cheddar, caramelized red onions, skewered cornichons, frisee, scratch-made dijonaisse, and buns, as well as cooking instructions. Orders must be placed on the website before 3pm May 25, and can be picked up on Saturday, May 28, at Bludorn between 10am and 3pm.

Feges BBQ

Feel like firing up the grill this weekend? Look like a pro and pre-order “BBQ In Bulk” at both Spring Branch andGreenway Plaza, complete with reheating instructions. Don't want to cook but still channel the holiday spirit? Pick up hot, ready-to-eat barbecue from its Spring Branch location, and grab some bottles – or a case! – of wine while you're there.

Revival Market

Revival Market

This handy Heights market wants to be your one-stop shop for Memorial Day prep. Choices include the charcuterie board; Revival bratwurst four-pack; beautiful garlic-and-herb-marinated pork chops; Revival sausage sampler; and the44 Farms flank steak marinated in-house and ready to grill. To drink, choose the “sangrina” or mimosa kit.



Whether you are picnicking by the lake or in your own backyard, Loro has the fresh and hearty Memorial Day To-Go Package (serves 4-6, $99) ready to kick off summer. Included: Smoked bone-in half pork loin with madras curry, cumin rub, smoked peach chutney; charred broccolini with walnut bagna cauda; fried potato salad; kale and Asian pear salad,and gingersnap banana pudding. Most dishes are allergy-sensitive; inquire regarding details.

Arnaldo Richards' Picos

Treat a veteran to lunch on Memorial Day, and Picos will buy your lunch. Stop by with your Veteran guest anytime between 11am and 3pm on May 30, and Picos will cover your lunch entrée up to $16 as a thank you for honoring our service members. To top it off, Picos celebrates happy hour all day on Mondays, with $8 select cocktails and margaritas, $4 beers and various new authentic bar bites.

Space Cowboy

Space Cowboy, a tropical take on the classic hotel bar at the Heights House Hotel, will continue its summer concert series on May 28 in partnership with Wonky Power. DJ Squincy Jones serves as the opening act for headliner Bayou City Funk. On May 29, Space Cowboy is offering tickets for a Memorial Day Pool Party edition of its weekly Sunday Funday. Festivities include bottle service, games, live music and a brunch menu from executive chef Adriana Maldonado – think chicken fried steak and eggs; bananas foster French toast; fried chicken biscuits; chilaquiles; breakfast tacos and more.

Dish Society

In honor of the national day of remembrance, all Dish Society locations will host a Monday brunch 8am-3:30pm. Treat your favorite service member to farm-fresh picks like shrimp and smoky gouda grits, fluffy buttermilk pancakes, the Houston Hot Chicken Sandwich or 44 Farms chimichurri steak tacos for dine-in, pick-up, curbside or delivery.

Revelry on Richmond

The Memorial Day party celebration on May 29 features all-you-can-eat crawfish and live music, plus a build-your-own bloody Mary bar. On Memorial Day, May 30, Revelry is offering a steak night special with two sides and a pint of beer ($25).

Molina's Cantina

Kick back with your favorite Tex-Mex plates and happy hour pricing on Molina's margaritas: $6.50 all day, Saturday through Monday. Featuring 100 percent agave tequila, Triple Sec and fresh lime, shaken or frozen, it's a small way to raise a toast to veterans. Gathering at home? Molina’s offers fajita packs to-go, paired with margaritas by the gallon, half-gallon or glass.


Banh mi at Yelo (photo by Kimberly Park)

As a special thank you, active and retired service members with valid military ID will receive 20 percent off their entire order placed in person on Memorial Day. New menu items like banh mi, Hong Kong-style curry fish balls, Chinese dumplings, one noole soup (featuring braised beef shank and one six-foot noodle!) and youtiao (Chinese doughnuts) are available for dine-in or to-go.

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

Van Leeuwen (photo by Alex Montoya)

Memorial Day just wouldn’t be complete without ice cream! Serving a bountiful menu of vegan and dairy ice creams, such as recently announced new CORE flavors Raspberry Layer Cake and Black Cherry Chip, all locations will be open Memorial Day for dessert lovers to discover something decadent. Ice cream pints are available to-go ($12 each) – get more info by visiting this link.

Bobcat Teddy's Icehouse

Bobcat Teddy's

Come hungry for a Memorial Day party with all-you-can-eat crawfish for just $40. All-day live music will start at 2pm!

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