Katy Sip N Stroll Set for April 27th at the Villagio Town Center

Courtesy Cinco Charities

KATY (Covering Katy News) – Katy’s largest and most established wine and culinary festival is right around the corner – and organizers are ready to once again pour for a purpose. Sip N Stroll is a night filled with craft beer, wineries, and local eats, and will also have engaging vendor displays and unique finds.

The Katy Sip N Stroll, presented by Kroger, will take place on Saturday, April 27 at Villagio Town Center at the intersection of Westheimer Parkway and Peek Road.

Sip N Stroll features more than 150 wine selections from the likes of Alexander Valley Vineyards, Babe Wines, Becker Vineyards, Bogle, Brown-Forman, Constellation Brands, Delicato Family Vineyards, Duckhorn Vineyards,  Justin,  Llano Estacado, Michael David Winery, R.S. Lipman Company,  The Hess Collection, The Wine Group, with new additions to come.

The signature bi-annual event offers 2,300 people a great evening enjoying and discovering culinary creations from more than 35 restaurants’ tasting stations. There will be more than 200 wine selections and an extensive craft beer garden.

Tickets are all-inclusive starting at $35 (General Admission, 6-9 p.m.) and $65 (VIP, 5-9 p.m.).  The event sold out last year so purchase your tickets now at  www.sipandstroll.com.

The Sip N Stroll benefits The Ballard House, a 40 guest-suite hospitality house which offers no-cost housing for patients and their families who are in the Houston area receiving treatment for a life-threatening illness.

The Ballard House, located at 21421 Cinco Park Road in Katy, hosted a Grand Opening for their new wing that opened in late January 2019. The expansion added 16 guest rooms, a living room, kitchen and laundry room for guests to use free of charge. Funds raised from Sip N Stroll ticket sales and sponsorships are funneled directly into operations for The Ballard House, making this season’s “can’t miss event” more timely than ever.

To date, more than $280,000 has been raised for The Ballard House through Sip N Stroll efforts providing a whopping 10,370 room nights.

Highlights of this spring’s event include the 6thannual Premier Culinary Awards with an on-stage presentation to the winning restaurant as selected by an esteemed panel of judges.

Other features include Bubbles @ Villagio, with sparkling wines, champagne, and food tastings, The Beer Club with VIP premium craft beer selections for serious craft enthusiasts, culinary serving stations by participating restaurants, and a wine pull benefiting The Ballard House. Attendees will be treated to live music on three stages from The Robert Hartye Band(Aruba Tourism Courtyard Stage), Kristen Hart(Street Stage) and Gabe Montoya(The Alley Stage).

Tickets include a keepsake glass and an all-inclusive culinary and wine sampling experience from 6-9 pm starting at $35. Patrons have the option to upgrade to the Amerant Bank VIP Zone for premium wine and food selections, relaxed seating as well as access to all festivities one hour before general admission guests arrive.  VIP ticket holders also receive a swag bag.

Thanks to our partners, the experience provides the Aruba Live Music Stage, Bubbles @ Villagio effervescent party, Porsche of West Houston as Official Automotive Partner, and Keller Williams Premier providing the Courtyard experience. Sponsorships, restaurant enrollment, and vendor participation are still available.

Tickets on sale now at www.sipandstroll.com.  #ksns2019

Participating restaurants and chefs include Alicia’s Mexican Grille, Bar Louie, BB’s Café, BundtCake-A-Holoic, Dish Society, Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill, Fajita Pete’s, Gauchos Do Sul, Ginn’s Gourmet, Grazia Italian Kitchen, Local Table, Mona Fresh Italian, Nirvana Indian Restaurant and Catering, Papa Murphy’s, The Rouxpour, Salata, Sammy’s Sports Grill, Texas Roadhouse, and Tobiuo Sushi and Bar, with more participating restaurants announced each week.

Sponsors for the April 27thevent include Kroger as Presenting, Amerant Bank, Aruba Tourism, Cane Island, Global Exchange Vacation Club, Goya Foods, Keller Williams Premier, One Life Chiropractic, PGA Superstore, Porsche of West Houston, Renewal by Andersen and T-Mobile.

In-kind partners include ACME Party and Tent, All About Katy, Balloon Décor, Community Impact News, Core Details, Covering Katy News, Katy Christian Magazine, SpeedPro Imaging The Woodlands, Swoon Media, and Zippy Shell.

 For exhibitor and sponsor information, contact Constance McDerby at 832-250-8917 or constance@foodandvinetime.com.







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