Sunday’s are for Brunchin’!  Last weekend I attended the Houston Brunch Fest.  “Brunch Fest is the ultimate Sunday Funday experience for Houston foodies who know how to BRUNCH SO HARD!

Houston’s best restaurants that make up the brunch scene are taking part with a large variety of brunch dishes to sample. Offering bottomless mimosas and the tastiest of Bloody Marys”. 

I arrived at Midtown Park a few minutes before early entry. The weather was overcast and very cloudy. I was worried that the rain would ruin what was expected to be a great event.

This was my first time at Midtown Park.  Midtown Park is an Urban space that serves as a site for events. The park also has a dog park, a playground, sports courts & a wetland trail. In addition there is a stage for performances etc..

I explored the area a bit before entering the park.

I could see many of the restaurants preparing their dishes.

As I approached the entry into the park, I could see there was a line already. My ticket was an early entry ticket which allowed me to enter an hour prior to the actual start of the event.

I will say if you will attend the Houston Brunch Fest this is the way to go. Though there was a big crowd with the early entry ticket it was way better than waiting until the normal time.  That crowd was massive.

The band was already playing music getting us ready and in the mood for a great afternoon.

It was time!

We entered the park and I saw one of the Brunch fest photo booths. How cool.

I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity for a cool photo op.

So I headed to the booth and had my picture taken. Simple and easy process plus my photos were sent straight to my phone.

The festival goers were into the photo booth.

After exploring a bit, I stopped by The Brass Tap Craft Beer. The Brass Tap offers a beer tap experience with over 150 craft beers. The Brass Tap also offers an extensive food menu.

They had a yummy mini waffle topped with a cream, strawberries and bacon. Delicious. For more on Brass Tap, go to  https://www.brasstapbeerbar.com/Houston .

Next up was Jones Ave Donuts https://www.jonesaveminidonuts.com/

A cute setup. Ready for Spring. The donuts were available with chocolate syrup and powdered sugar. The mini donuts were adorable.

Light and airy donuts. I am not a big chocolate fan but it was yummy with the powdered sugar.

Hello Fresh was also there. I enjoyed chatting with the Hello Fresh Ambassador. For those who don’t know Hello Fresh https://www.hellofresh.com/ offers Meal Kits. Helping to alleviate the stress of deciding what to cook, while also offering creative easy step by step recipes.

There was also a booth called Imperfect Foods. I didn’t get to chat with them but “Imperfect Foods was founded in 2015 with a mission to eliminate food waste and build a better food system for everyone. We offer imperfect (yet delicious) produce, affordable pantry items, and quality eggs and dairy”. 

For more on Imperfect Foods, https://www.imperfectfoods.com/

Houston Brunch Fest supports Heart of America https://www.heartofamerica.org/ Over the past 20 years, Heart of America has provided high-quality resources and transformed spaces in under-resourced schools into modern learning environments so that students and communities can learn and grow. They have served more than two million students in need by distributing more than 4 million books, infusing $2 million in technology, and transforming nearly 400 school libraries, cafeterias, gymnasiums, college and career centers, tech labs, and many more educational spaces in communities less fortunate across the United States”. 

Next up was the Landmark Hospitality Group, Hearsay Gastro Lounge http://hearsaygastrolounge.com/

“Hearsay is located in the twice reconstructed W. L. Foley building, the original Hearsay Market Square seamlessly blends elements of Houston’s robust history together with modern features to create an atmosphere both elegant and unpretentious at once”.

Their menu item was Jumbo Bacon Wrapped Shrimp stuffed with jalapeños & white cheddar, smoked gouda grits, Creole butter sauce.

This dish was fantastic.

I mingled with some of the Brunch Fest attendees. They were having a blast and enjoying the music and vibe of the event.

The General Public serves wholesome food while offering warm hospitality. A neighborhood restaurant and bar that is spirited and welcoming. Using only the freshest ingredients from farmers and suppliers. Their goal is to keep each customer in good spirits.

Their dish was a Peanut Butter and Banana Toast. This is on their Farm Breads to Share menu. Crunchy peanut butter, fresh banana, cocoa nibs & local honey on toast.

For more on the General Public go to http://thegenpublic.com/

I was listening to the band and enjoying the music and noticed that the line was wrapped around on the side of the General Admission entry tickets. They were ready!

The crowd was hype and couldn’t wait to get in.

I headed to Eight Turn Crepe tent. Eight Turn Crepe serves crepes that are made with 100% gluten free rice flour.  Filled with fresh and unique ingredients. Prepared with sweet or savory ingredients.  Want to find out more about Eight Turn Crepe go to https://eightturncrepe.com/

Snooze An A.M. Eatery. Snooze is a very creative restaurant that serves up delicious menu items that include fresh ingredients.

They had one of my favorite dishes of the day. They were serving up two dishes, the OMG French toast and a Pork Taco.

That pork taco was incredibly delicious.  The pork was served on a corn tortilla with fresh pineapples, jalapeños, lime topped with red pepper flakes. The flavor profile of this taco was bananas!

For more on Snooze, Snooze An A.M. Eatery

GoPuff is a snack, convenience store delivery app. Use their app or site for fast delivery of snacks, drinks, ice cream and more. Wow. Never heard of this one before.

For more information visit, https://gopuff.com/home

Speaking of snacks, I checked out Paddy’s Gourmet Kettle Corn. Who doesn’t love Popcorn?  Serving up a variety of flavor options like Salt & Vinegar, Chicago, Houston, Garlic Parmesan and Kettle Corn.

I tried the Houston Gourmet Popcorn. I love Popcorn and the Houston blend was good.

Visit Paddy’s website for more information https://www.facebook.com/PaddysKC/

Weights + Measures had one of the most welcoming group. Greeting you with a smile.
Their dish was a Brunch sandwich made with Nutella/Peanut Butter, Banana, Bacon on Brioche Bread and Grilled with Butter.

Can’t go wrong with Nutella. Yum..

Weights + Measures is a Combo restaurant/bar/bakery with bright, mod style offering seasonal American fare & baked goodshttp://weights-measures.com/

Max’s Wine Dive is serving gourmet food and wine in unpretentious and comfortable environments, MAX’s was the first restaurant in Houston to serve award-winning comfort food with a curated wine list.

Their dish included a hearty serving of Grits, Caramelized onions, with a well seasoned pork, mustard greens, scrambled eggs topped with crispy onions. Superb.

Bosscat Kitchen and Libations served a yummy bowl of comfort, classic dish that we all love.  Loaded tater tots that were elevated with some of the creamiest and tastiest cheese I’ve ever had. Topped with yummy chili and spicy jalapeños. Wow.

I have to go check out their restaurant.

The menu at Bosscat “combines good ol’ American comfort food with contemporary flavors and cooking techniques. From light to heavy, there’s something for everyone’s appetite”.

Alley Kat Bar “Hip bar & lounge offering frequent live music & DJs, plus activities such as karaoke nights”.

Alley Kat was serving a PB & J Donut with Bacon.

For more on Alley Kat, visit  https://www.instagram.com/alleykathou/

The Last Bite of the Day for me was the We’re Dough, a Lebanese Bakery. We’re Dough offers the finest savory and sweet Lebanese pastries that take you back to Lebanon and remind you of your memories there, or let you experience the genuine Lebanese taste!

They had several options to choose from.  I choose the Meat Monoush with ground beef, onions and tomatoes.  They were also had the Friendliest service. Service with a smile. How you Dough-in?

Despite the weather, the event turned out great.

If you are ever in the area to attend the Houston Brunch Fest GO! Grab your girlfriends, friends, spouses whomever and head to the Houston Brunch Fest.

Houston Brunch’s like no other city I’ve seen. The vibe and energy at the Houston Brunch Fest was electric.

The event was organized, check-in was easy, there was plenty of food. The dishes were well thought out and executed. The portion size at each booth was more than enough so you get your money’s worth.

The music was rocking.

I loved the comfy pillows with the tables near the band. Super cute.

There was plenty of seating as well as tables to stand near.

Thanks 11 Creative for the opportunity to attend. There is a Houston Mac Attack coming up soon, be sure to check that out as well.

For more details for Houston Mac Attack visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-houston-mac-attack-tickets-83925851481

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