Top food and drink events in Houston this week

When it comes to food and drink, there's plenty to do in Houston this week. From a wine education seminar to a taco festival, here's how to add some flavor to your social calendar.

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Wine Education Seminar: Touring Central California

Enjoy some wine education on Tuesday with a tour of award-winning wines from the California Central Coast region. Carl Chargois will lead the 90-minute seminar, held at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Hurry and grab your tickets -- the event is selling out fast.

When: Tuesday, March 5, 6:30-8 p.m.

Where: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Champion Wine Garden, NRG Park.

Price: $50

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Beer Olympics Pub Crawl (St. Practice Day Edition)

Practice makes perfect, so get ready for St. Patrick's Day this Saturday at a beer Olympics pub crawl. Dress up in your greenest clothes and compete in bar games and challenges throughout the afternoon. The ticket includes a complimentary pint, beer specials at each bar and St. Patrick's Day swag.

When: Saturday, March 9, noon-5 p.m.

Where: Washington Ave.

Price: $15

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Griff's 22nd Annual Irish Cook-off and Music Festival

Kick off your St. Patrick's Day celebrations at Griff's on Saturday at the 22nd annual Irish Cook-off and Music Festival. Seventeen teams will be competing in the cooking competition, where they will vie for top marks in categories such as Irish stew, chili and dessert. Music will be provided by bands Snit's Dog and Pony Show and Spin Cycle.

When: Saturday, March 9, noon-8 p.m.

Where: Griff's, 3416 Roseland St.

Price: Free

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2019 Fiesta Del Taco

Finally, sample 20 different tacos and 15 specialty margaritas at Fiesta Del Taco on Saturday. Enjoy live music to set the mood and taste a variety of other food and drinks. Admission includes one margarita and two tacos.

When: Saturday, March 9, 3-10 p.m.

Where: Area 59 Outdoor Venue, 6015 Hillcroft and Highway 59

Price: Free (Before 6 p.m.); $10 (Admission w/ Food and Drink)

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