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Houston — By Christina Uticone on May 25, 2010 at 4:55 pm
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Houston Flavors Festival

discovery green park, downtown, houston, eventsFoodies have a reason to skip the beach and stay in the city this weekend, as the Flavors Festival comes to Houston.¬† This impressive culinary event brings Houston’s top chefs, restaurants and business owners together at Discovery Green Park for 12 hours of fabulous food and flavors.¬† You can feel good about where your ticket price goes ($9 pre-sale, $15 at the event, under 10 free) as proceeds benefit the Houston Food Bank.

If you have visited Houston you already know what a diverse culinary community inhabits the city.¬† In addition to the amazing BBQ and Mexican/Tex-Mex fare one would expect to find,¬†Houston’s¬†international flair represents ethnic flavors from far and wide: Thai, Vietnamese, Ethiopian, Greek/Italian/Mediterranean, Morroccan, the UK, French, Brazilian…to go on is to always leave someone out!¬† There will¬†also be live music, cooking competitions, eating competitions and more to keep you entertained (and perpetually hungry) all day long.

I especially recommend this event for visitors and newcomers to Houston.  What better way to figure out where you want to eat than a festival where you can try a little bit of everything?  There is nothing worse than going out to dinner, being disappointed in the food, and then having to throw down a lot of money on it.  At the Flavors Festival you can scout the food from a variety of restaurants of every price point and culinary style.  What a treat!

What: Houston Flavors Festival

When: Saturday May 29, 9 AM-9PM

Where: Discovery Green Park, 1500 McKinney (map)

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 800.745.3000.  You can also purchase tickets at HEB, Fiesta, & Macys.  Tickets include admission only - bring cash so you can buy food inside the festival.  $9 presale, $15 at the event, free for children under 10.

Tips: Discovery Green Park is accessible by light rail, or you can drive and park.  Click here for parking information for downtown Houston.

You can connect with the Flavors Fest on Facebook & Twitter.

Image courtesy of D’Mizonett Events/Flavors Festival 2010.

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