The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Beers and Bowls for Charity, BrewFest and a Curry Crawl
Beers for Boston at The Railyard All weekend 4200 San Felipe
The Railyard (the bar which famously replaced the old Roll-In Saloon) is hosting a mini tap-takeover and charity event to support victims of the marathon bombing in Boston. Through the end of May, The Railyard will donate proceeds from the sale of all Sam Adams beers to the Greg Hill Foundation. Owner Trey Melcher has also promised that his family's foundation -- the Melcher Charitable Foundation -- will match everything raised, dollar for dollar.
Karbach Love Street release at Flying Saucer Sugar Land Friday, all day 15929 City Walk, Sugar Land
The Flying Saucer in Sugar Land is wrapping up its celebration of American Craft Beer week with the release of Karbach Brewing's newest seasonal beer, Love Street Summer Brew, a Kölsch-style beer perfect for our muggy months ahead. Additionally, Flying Saucer will also be featuring Karbach's double-dry hopped Hop Delusion Imperial IPA on cask.
Lamb with curry and chutney: last year's Curry Crawl entry from Straits.
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt
9th Annual Empty Bowls Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 4848 Main
The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft once again hosts one of the city's most unique fundraisers tomorrow afternoon. For a donation of $25, guests will receive one of 1,200 original ceramic bowls -- each hand-crafted by a local artist -- along with a simple lunch of soup, bread and water. Your $25 donation goes directly to the Houston Food Bank. According to Empty Bowls chairman Tom Perry, that $25 can "provide 75 meals; or from another perspective, it can feed 25 people in need three nutritious meals for a day."
Houston Press BrewFest Saturday, 3 to 10 p.m. 1501 Silver Street
Our inaugural BrewFest takes place this weekend, rain or shine, at Silver Street Station (which you'll remember from our last two Menu of Menus). Although VIP tickets for the craft beer festival are sold out, general admission tickets are still available for $35 online or $40 at the door. We've got two dozen participating breweries (including all the local favorites) to keep you cool and food trucks to feed your face.
2nd Annual Curry Crawl at CityCentre Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m. 800 Sorella Court
After the success of the inaugural Curry Crawl last year, CityCenter and Straits are ramping up for another fun day of fiery food. Competing restaurants in this year's Curry Crawl include Latin Bites, Sparrow, The Tasting Room and newcomers Nosh Bistro, Ambrosia and Rasoi. Tickets are $55 online or $60 at the door, and include samples from all 11 restaurants along with No Label beer from Katy and cocktails from Bombay Sapphire.
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