From boozy movie screenings to holiday brunch, here’s a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings:
Die Hard at Saint Arnold Brewery
Friday, 6 p.m.
Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow is rolling in to the Saint Arnold parking lot, with a showing of Die Hard beginning at 6 p.m. Bring a chair (and blanket!) and enjoy a bake sale, food menu and outdoor grilling during the movie, plus root beer floats with Fat Cat Creamery and an appearance from naughty Santa. The brewery will be open until 10 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday
Houston area restaurants are ready to serve up Christmas Eve, Hanukkah and Christmas Day feasts, from family-friendly brunches to elegant four-course meals. Check out our 2016 Holiday Dining Guide to see the full list.
A Very Camerata Christmas Eve at Camerata
Saturday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Escape from the holiday hustle and bustle and unwind with wine, cider and Paulie’s cult favorite sugar cookies. The wine bar will be serving up several festive sips and bites during its Christmas Eve party, with half-off of the entire cider list, house-made mulled wine and Royal Tokaji at a fantastic discount. Classic Christmas films like Home Alone, Elf and The Muppet’s Christmas Carol will be shown on a projector starting at 7 p.m. And for last-minute shoppers, Camerata is offering 20 percent off almost any bottle of wine to those who bring in a Christmas ornament.
Bellaire Chanukah Festival in the Park at Bellaire Town Square
Sunday, 4 to 6 p.m.
7008 South Rice
Families are invited to enjoy Chanukah crafts, latkes and treats, inflatables, lion dance show and a Chinese dinner buffet in Bellaire Town Square. Family admission is $36 with dinner included. No membership or affliation necessary, all are welcome. RSVP online.
3rd Annual Black Christmas at Moon Tower Inn
Sunday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The cult favorite craft beer and weenie joint is offering locals the perfect way to escape family with its third annual Black Christmas. The sudworks will have a ton of huge beers to help take the edge off, with more than 35 beers above ten percent ABV. Guests can take pictures with Black Metal Santa on his Throne of Kegs and enjoy face-blasting metal from Thundertank from 9 to 10 p.m.
Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.