Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Cool Off With a Beer Cocktail

All Things French Bake Sale @ Fluff Bake Bar
Saturday, 10 a.m.
314 Gray

The funky Midtown bake shop will be celebrating an early Bastille Day by cooking up all things French. Hit it first thing if you want to get dibs on their heavenly croissants, decadent quiches, and buttery patisseries.

3rd Annual Battle of the Texas Brews @ Hubbell & Hudson Kitchen
Saturday, noon to 3 p.m.
4526 Research Forest

Here’s your chance to experience the best craft beers that the Lone Star State has to offer. Hit this 3rd annual beer battle to vote for your favorite local brew & brewery. Voters will earn the chance to win cool prize, all while enjoying live music and excellent suds. Admission is $10 and includes a limited edition Hubbell & Hudson beer stein.

Pre-Bastille Day Wine Tasting @ French Country Wines
Saturday, noon (wine tasting); 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (festivities)
2433 Bartlett

In honor of France’s Bastille Day on Tuesday, July 14, FCW will be hosting a pre-bash, free wine tasting featuring light reds, bubbles and rosé. Wine tasting starts at noon. Beginning at 3 p.m., in addition to live French musette music and free slices of the Queen’s cake, the owners of CreativeCrepes will be serving crepes the Parisian way, straight from their street cart crepe stand.

Cocktails on Tap @ Julep
Sunday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
1919 Washington

Stop by for a suds and liquor filled happy hour as native Houstonian Jacob Grier of The Multnomah Whiskey Library in Portland holds an event for his book, Cocktails on Tap. The innovative book brings together two major trends — craft cocktails and craft beer — with more than 50 recipes for mixed drinks that feature beer. Julep owner Alba Huerta and her team will be serving three cocktails ($5 each) from the book, including the Twice-Told Shim, which was created by Julep general manager Kenny Freeman.

R&D Barbecue Farewell Pop Up @ Camerata at Paulie’s
Sunday, 6 p.m.
1834 Westheimer

Sadly – due to other commitments and time restraints – this craftsmen barbecue concept from Ryan Cooper and Dale Ellington is bidding Houston adieu. Come get a taste of their Central Texas style smoked meats and innovative sides, sauces, and pickles one last time (and pair them with wines from sommelier David Keck’s beautifully curated wine list) at this Farewell BBQ Pop Up.

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