Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: A Germany vs. USA Battle of the Brews

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Here’s a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings:

Woodlands Wine & Food Week

Close out Woodlands Wine & Food Week with events like Friday's Sips, Suds & Tacos event, a taco and beer tasting held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. On Saturday,  don't miss the Grand Tasting, held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $125 in advance, $135 at the door. Sunday ends on a leisurely note with the East Coast Oysters & Bottomless Champagne Brunch, to be held at Nick's Fish Dive & Oyster Bar, 20 Waterway Avenue #105, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $45 plus tax and gratuity for bottomless mimosas; $35 plus tax and gratuity for a la carte. 

King's Battle of the Brews @ King's Biergarten
Friday, 6 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
1329 E. Broadway

It's a Germany vs. USA brew-off at King's Biergarten all weekend long. The club will be lining up eight each of the best German and American beer in similar styles for a taste-off, plus there'll be a party tent, two live music stages, an arm-wrestling competition and a mega raffle. Tickets are $5 for entry, and if you come dressed up in your finest American or German garb, you'll receive a free beer upon entry.

Local Love & For the Love of Food Trucks Fest @ Concrete Cowboy
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
5317 Washington

Two totally rad events have joined forces to bring you one fun-filled day. Local Love will showcase the best of Houston through local breweries, live music, live art and more, and For the Love of Food Trucks will put on the food truck festival. Expect around a dozen food trucks, plus vendors, bands and DJs, art and beverage tastings. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. 

Twenty-Second Anniversary Party @ Saint Arnold Brewery
Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m.
2000 Lyons

Help Houston's oldest craft brewer celebrate 22 years of awesomeness. Your $25 ticket will include three beer tokens and a commemorative 22nd-anniversary pint glass, plus access to the party.  The Mighty Orq, Khris Royal and Wild Moccasins will be rocking out on the stage in the parking lot, while guests enjoy the World Elevated Beer Pouring Championship and live T-shirt painting. There will also be eats for purchase from several food trucks, including The Burger Joint, Coreanos and Golden Grill, plus ice cream and root beer floats from Fat Cat Creamery.

Sunday Tiki Brunch @ Izakya
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
318 Gray

Dust off that Hawaiian shirt your S.O. won't let you wear. This Midtown hot spot is hosting an island-style Tiki brunch, featuring refreshing eats and handcrafted tiki cocktails to pair. DJ ill-set will be providing the beats, so come hungry and ready to party.

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