Here’s a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings:
Beats + BBQ + Brews at Lincoln Bar Houston
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
Hit Lincoln Bar to get a taste of Blood Bros. BBQ’s excellent smoked meats alongside fresh drinks and tunes spun by DJ Seek. The menu includes 44 Farms brontosaurus ribs and beef brisket, pork ribs, smoked boudin, smoked sausage from RC Specialty Meats & Catering and roasted creamed corn. Drink specials include $5 Fireball or Jameson shots, $4 Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company 1836, Great White Buffalo and Karbach Brewing Co. beers and $5 frozen craft cocktails.
Brew Trek’s Katy, Willowbrook and Heights Beer Tour at Raven Tower (starting point)
Saturday, 11 a.m.
Meet at Raven Tower before for a brewery tour that will stop at No Label Brewing Company, 11 Below Brewing Co. and Town in City Brewing. Ticket pricing ($82 plus $24 for entrance fees) includes transportation to each brewery, all beers, free swag and some surprises on the bus. Brew Trek will also supply salty snacks and bottled water. Check the event page or website for promo codes and details.
Saint Arnold Downtown Pub Crawl
Saturday, 2 to 6 p.m.
Join Houston’s oldest craft brewery on its annual trek through Downtown. This year, there will be 14 bars and three different routes on the list, plus live music and screen printing. Crawlers can pick up a punch card from 2 to 3 p.m. at any of the watering holes listed, which include hot spots like El Big Bad, OKRA, Little Dipper and Conservatory. At 6 p.m., everyone will converge at Market Square Park for the after party and to pick up a well-deserved Saint Arnold pint glass.
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Second Sunday Brunch at Izakaya
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
This month's Second Sunday Brunch is a full-on ’80s fiesta, with a nod to the popular television show Miami Vice. Don your best '80s outfit, enjoy music from Circ Noir and get a sneak peek at the Japanese gastropub’s upcoming Poke Week specials, which will feature six new poke dishes starting Monday, July 11.
First Anniversary Throwdown at Bramble
Sunday, 3 to 10 p.m.
2231 South Voss
Celebrate the neighborhood hangout’s first birthday with special food, drinks and live music. Guests will be able to get their grub on with Bramble’s 44 Farms cheeseburgers, fried chicken and Third Coast fish tacos. At 7 p.m., Phish tribute band A Live One will be jamming out.