Annual Wine & Food Festival Happens in Katy This Saturday

Katy Sip & Stroll

The annual Katy Sip ’n Stroll benefitting local charity The Ballard House returns for its 17th year on Saturday, April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. It’s at Villagio Town Center, located at 22758 Westheimer Parkway in the Cinco Ranch area.

As always, there is going to be plenty to eat and drink thanks to participating restaurants, wineries and breweries. Tickets can be purchased online. General admission is $35 ($40 at the door); VIP tickets are already sold out. All attendees receive a keepsake wine glass.

The festival beneficiary, The Ballard House, offers no-cost housing for patients and their families who are receiving treatment for a life-threatening illness in the Greater Houston area. According to a press release, the Katy Sip ‘n’ Stroll has raised over $280,000 to date for The Ballard House.

Katy Sip 'n' Stroll
Katy Sip ‘n’ Stroll. Photo courtesy of Food & Vine Time Productions.

A few participating restaurants have already revealed what they plan to serve at the event. Phat Eatery is offering attendees Kerabu Prawn with green papaya-mango salad in a sweet-spicy Nyonya sauce. Alicia’s Mexican Grille is planning on beef and chicken tacos with red and green salsa. Dish Society is serving a deconstructed, small-bite take on its popular barbecue brisket-stuffed sweet potato and Tobiuo is going to have marinated pork and chicken yakitori.

Here’s the list of participating restaurants:

  • Alicia’s Mexican Grille
  • Bar Louie
  • BB’s Tex-Orleans
  • Bundt Cake-A-Holic
  • CoCo Crepes
  • Corky’s Ribs & BBQ
  • Dish Society
  • Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill
  • Fajita Pete’s
  • Gauchos Do Sul
  • Ginn’s Gourmet
  • Grazia Italian Kitchen
  • Great Harvest
  • Heaven in a Jar
  • Latin Bites
  • Mona Fresh Italian
  • Nirvana Indian Restaurant and Catering
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Papa Murphy’s
  • Phat Eatery
  • Raisin’ Canes
  • The Rouxpour
  • Salata
  • Sammy’s Sports Grill
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Tobiuo Sushi and Bar
  • Torchy’s Tacos
  • Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar

Wines from Alexander Valley Vineyards, Becker Vineyards, Bogle, Duckhorn Vineyards and Justin are just a few of the more than 150 selections from which to try. There is also a restaurant competition called the Premier Culinary Awards and a wine pull. In addition, there are live performances by The Robert Hartye Band (Aruba Tourism Courtyard Stage), Kristen Hart (Street Stage) and Gabe Montoya (The Alley Stage).

For more information and tickets, visit the Katy Sip ‘n’ Stroll website.

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