National Cheeseburger Day
From Jonathan’s The Rub’s frankenburger that sandwiches a bacon cheeseburger between a sweet, sticky cinnamon bun to a social media contest where you can win free Bernie’s Burger Bus FOR LIFE, check out our roundup of where to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day in Houston.
High West Whiskey Tasting @ Reserve 101
Friday, 7 p.m.
Join Houston's favorite whiskey bar as it hosts a High West Whiskey Tasting with proprietor David Perkins. Tickets can be purchased for $20 per person, with 100 percent of proceeds from the ticket sales going to Lucky Dog Rescue.
Houston Hot Sauce Festival @ Stafford Centre
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
This two-day festival is sure to be hot. Hit it for a taste of award-winning hot sauce alongside fiery salsas, marinades, rubs, wing sauces, pickled products, jams, jellies and dips from around the country. Admission is $10. Children 12 and under are free.
Saint Arnold Montrose Pub Crawl
Saturday, 2 to 6 p.m.
For the very first time, the Saint Arnold Pub Crawl is heading to the quirky hood of Neartown. This crawl features a lineup of ten bars, including heavy hitters such as The Hay Merchant and Poison Girl. But don’t worry. You’ll only need to hit the stops listed on your punch card (pick one of those up at any of the bars between 2 and 3 p.m.). It all ends with an afterparty at Doc’s Bar & Grill, 1303 Westheimer, at 6 p.m., where you’ll receive your prized Saint A’s pint glass. Come thirsty, and be sure to follow our Pub Crawl Pro Tips for a good time.
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Go Pig or Go Home @ 8th Wonder Brewery
Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m.
Bayou City’s legendary Swine Smackdown is back! Watch and taste as more than 20 of Houston’s hottest chefs – from Bramble’s Randy Rucker to Eatsie Boys’ Matt Marcus – face off to see who can make the most excellent pig dish in town. Tickets are $88 and include bites, brews and live music. Get them now before they sell out.