Red, white, and blue pancakes for Independence Day? State Fare is getting festive.

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With Independence Day on deck for this weekend, a number of Houston restaurants are offering special menus and deals. There may even be some parties out there.

And it's not just American independence we're celebrating this weekend. Read on for more information on a very northern celebration, as well.

State Fare Kitchen & Bar

Start the long weekend the right way with a red, white, and blue pancake flight from State Fare Kitchen & Bar. Of course, these aren't just colorful cakes, as you'll get strawberry, regular (with whipped cream, naturally), and blueberry flapjacks. Strawberry sauce and blueberry compote also included. The plate is $17 and available Saturday and Sunday at both State Fare locations (Memorial and Sugar Land).

Space Cowboy

The hot new bar and restaurant at the Heights House Hotel will host a Hawaiian-style kalua pig roast on Sunday. Get in on the action by showing up after noon. If you're hoping to hang around and enjoy some poolside cocktails, pool passes will be available for $20 (and include full service). Free, with food and drink extra.

The Houstonian

Want to bring the party home for the long weekend? The Houstonian Hotel is staking its claim with a beef and chicken fajita family pack. For $79, you'll get a chef-prepped fajita meal for four with Mexican rice, frijoles a la charra, tortillas, salsa, guacamole, and shredded cheese. It's available now through the fourth by ordering here.

Maybe you want to celebrate Canadian culture on Sunday. If so, the poutine will be warm and ready for you at Riel.

Riel

While Americans celebrate independence on July 4, Canadians mark the beginnings of their nation on July 1, otherwise known as Canada Day. And since Riel owner and executive chef Ryan Lachaine hails from the Great White North (shoutout, Bob and Doug), he throws an annual party to celebrate everything Canada. This year's fête is a Can-Am Booze Can Sunday with food by Riel and Blood Bros. BBQ, drink specials (like a $1.54 Canadian Club to mark the country's 154th birthday), and tunes from DJ Seek. The party's free, but then food and drink extra, of course.

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