5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Food Truck Friday, Free Champagne Tasting

Food Truck Friday @ Houston Press Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 2603 La Branch

Bare Bowls Kitchen is up next in the Food Truck Fridays series at the Houston Press. The truck will be serving lunch from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. outside our offices. Come by and grab a Yucatan Bowl with banana leaf-roasted pork, braised cabbage, cilantro, cotija cheese, pickled red onions and local brown rice, or a Sri Lanka bowl, which is made with smoked chicken in a stewed tomato sauce, roasted peppers, gypsy onions, toasted spices, steamed broccoli and golden brown rice. Enjoy something healthy after feasting on sweets and hearty dishes over Christmas.

S'more Winter Happy Hour @ Quattro Friday, 4-7 p.m. 1300 Lamar

Cozy up to the fourth-floor pool bar's fire pit at the Four Seasons Hotel for s'mores and cocktails. During this happy hour you can relax after work and kickstart your weekend with two free s'mores for you to roast yourself and special winter cocktails from the bar, such as a hot toddy. A s'more and a cocktail on a Friday afternoon has to be one of the best happy hours in the city.

Champagne & Sparkling Wine Tasting @ French Country Wines Saturday, 12-6 p.m. 2433 Bartlett St.

Get ready for your New Year's celebrations with FREE Champagne and sparkling wine tastings at French Country Wines on Saturday from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. The winery will offer a variety of wines for guests to sample throughout the day, making your choice for New Year's bubbly selections so much easier.

New Year's Weekend PubCrawl @ Midtown Drinkery Saturday, 3 p.m.-2 a.m. 2416 Brazos St.

Celebrate the New Year this weekend during the New Year's Weekend PubCrawl beginning at Midtown Drinkery on Saturday. The fun starts at 3 p.m. and lasts until 2 a.m. on Sunday. Participating bars include Christian's Tailgate Grill & Bar, Little Woodrow's, Double Cross Lounge and several others. A general-admission ticket for Saturday's crawl is $10 and includes access to each participating bar.

Croissant Workshop @ Sur la Table Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1996 West Gray

Croissants are one of the most difficult pastries to master, especially if you try to make them at home without prior instruction. The buttery, flaky classic French pastry requires a perfect technique and a few hours of your time to create. Spend part of your Sunday at Sur la Table learning how to make croissants during the Croissant Workshop from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for $69. Not only will you learn the process for making a plain croissant, but the instructor will also teach you how to make chocolate-filled and ham and cheese-filled varieties as well.

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