3/01/2013 12:30:00 PM

Weekend Planner: Improv, Pop-Up Dinners and Prince

The idyllic patio at Olive and June
It’s the weekend, and you know what that means: time to eat! Fortunately there are plenty of mouth-watering options. Check it:

Saturday 
Hops and Grain Experience
Local sustainable brewery Hops and Grain is hosting its second installment of the Hops and Grain Experience. Five improv theatre reps will make you laugh as you try a multitude of beer samples out of a “fancy H&B taster glass” from 4 to 7 PM on Saturday evening. Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by e-mailing info@hopsandgrain.com with the Subject “H&G Experience.”

Scrumptious Chef Pop-Up Restaurant
The Scrumptious Chef blog and cooking crew are hosting another pop-up event at Tamale House East this Sunday. This one is called the Big Beef Bonanza in honor of Texas Independence Day and features Wagyu beef from Heartbrand in Yoakum, Texas, in classics like chicken-fried steak (with mashed root veggies and Easy Tiger sourdough) and Texas Red Chili (with chile, masa and Fritos). Tickets range from $5 to $25.

Sunday 
Hope Farmer’s Market and Block Party
Check out the new location of the Hope Farmer’s Market this week from 11 AM -3 PM at Plaza Saltillo and get all of your fresh produce and local artisanal products. Also, from 1-3 PM, hang out at the Conjunto Block Party with music from Susan Torres y Conjunto Clemencia . Stay tuned for grand opening celebrations on March 10 and 17. 

Brunch at Olive and June
Olive and June is hosting the food issue release party for local mag L Style G Style. The restaurant is known for its family-style brunches, but this time it’s a buffet. With options like frittatas with truffled eggs, homemade pork sausage with arugula and ricotta, and Tuscan donuts with maple syrup, ricotta and jam, this is sure to be a good time. Tickets are $45 and come with two signature cocktails. Proceeds benefit the Sustainable Food Center’s campaign to build a center.

L’Oca D’Oro Supper Club 
Hosted at Franklin Barbecue, the supper club sets its food to a rock-and-roll theme each week, and this time it’s Prince. Each course is dedicated to a different album and expertly prepared by chef Adam Orman and chef Fiore Tedesco, who has worked at places like Gramercy Tavern and La Condesa. Past dinners have included the Pixies, Metallica and Fleetwood Mac. If you’re ready to get your Purple Rain on, come this Sunday. Also look out for upcoming dinners like Roy Orbison and Radiohead. Tickets are $90 or $135 with wine pairings.

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