The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Fluff Bake Bar Hosts Saturday Pop-Up Bake Sale at Southside Espresso
EaDo Pub Crawl @ 8th Wonder Brewery Friday, 5 p.m. 2202 Dallas
Head to 8th Wonder Brewery on Friday for a pub crawl through East Downtown. Registration costs $15 and begins at the brewery at 5 p.m., but you must pick up your wristband (which gets you into the participating venues and drink specials on 8th Wonder brews) and pint glass by 7:30 p.m. Begin the event with a tour of the brewery and tastings of two beers, then enjoy some grub from food trucks and enjoy $3 8th Wonder brews plus ten percent off your tab at Lucky's Pub, free entrance into Warehouse Live for the Ashbury Keys concert plus $3 8th Wonder brews, and beer specials at Little Woodrow's. Other participating bars include Neil's Bahr and Mojeaux's. Proceeds from the event will benefit Air Alliance Houston and future East Downtown projects.
Dinner on Bourbon Street @ Well Done Cooking Classes Friday, 6:30 p.m. 1208 East 29th
Want to eat on Bourbon Street tonight? Sign up for the Well Done Cooking Class at 6:30 p.m. and you can learn how make a Louisiana meal. For two and a half to three hours, the class will get to cook four courses, then sit down together and gobble it all up. First, you will make mini shrimp po-boys and a quick remoulade, followed by blackened salmon. Then, you'll make jambalaya with spicy chicken and sausage. For dessert, you will learn how to make a Louisiana classic -- beignets. These are served with chocolate, caramel and vanilla cream sauces. The class is BYOB and costs $79 per person.
Fluff Bake Bar Bake Sale Pop Up @ Southside Espresso Saturday, 8 a.m. 904-C Westheimer
Fluff Bake Bar is back with another pop-up bake sale at Southside Espresso this Saturday morning. Pastry chef and Fluff Bake Bar owner Rebecca Masson will be joined by another Top Chef: Just Desserts alumna, Amanda Rockman of Nico Osteria in Chicago. This weekend's pop-up is a preview for one of the events Masson will hold at her upcoming brick-and-mortar, Fluff Bake Bar, set to open this fall. Masson will host Weekend Dessert Take-Overs featuring guest pastry chefs including Uchi Austin's pastry chef Philip Speer and pastry chef Megan Ketover from Cincinatti. Get to Southside Espresso before 8 a.m. to get in line and sample Rockman's kouign amann and chestnut coffee cake, as well as Masson's pistachio pop tarts, funfetti cinnamon rolls and cheddar-bacon scones.
Houston Brazilian Festival @ Jones Plaza Saturday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. 600 Louisiana
The Houston Brazilian Festival returns on Saturday from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Jones Plaza, and that means there's lots of Brazilian food to eat. Check out various booths from local Brazilian chefs, including a plate of Brazilian rice, farofa and vinaigrette served with Picanha (top sirloin) and chicken skewers from Alex and Ana Oliveira of Picanha Master. Katia Lessa of Comme il Faut Events and Catering will offer Brazilian gourmet hot dogs featuring pork or chicken sausage topped with a tomato, onion and pepper sauce, as well as shoe string potatoes and Parmesan cheese. Desserts will be provided by Brigadeiro Brasil. Tickets to the festival cost $8; children under 10 years can enter the event for free.
Evenings on the Esplanade @ Navigation Esplanade Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 2600 Navigation Boulevard
Spend your Saturday evening on the Navigation Esplanade beginning at 5 p.m. The event is hosted by El Burro & The Bull; pitmaster John Avila will be serving barbecue plates featuring brisket, turkey breast, smoked pork belly baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad and pork ribs. All plates are served with two sides; one-meat plates cost $12, two-meat plates cost $14 and three-meat plates cost $16. Lady Bird food truck and Chocolate Wasted Ice Cream Bus will also be in attendance this Saturday.
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