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Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Hit an Egg Nog Bar Crawl


12ish Days of NogsMas @ Treadsack Establishments

Friday, December 11 through Saturday, December 26
Bernadine’s, 1809 North Shepherd 
Hunky Dory, 1809 North Shepherd 
D&T Drive Inn, 1307 Enid 
Down House, 1801 Yale 
Foreign Correspondents, 4721 North Main 
Johnny’s Gold Brick, 2518 Yale 

Friday is the first night of Treadsack’s 12ish day Eggnog Crawl, where crawlers can hit any of the above six establishments to pick up a Nogsmas punch card and receive a customized punch with each purchase of an egg nog cocktail. Once you've enjoyed all six cocktails (before Saturday, December 26), present your card to any bartender to receive a special holiday gift.

Tomball German Christmas Market @ Old Town Tomball
Friday – Sunday, Friday 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
201 South Elm

Head to Tomball for an open-air, Texas-style Weihnachtsmarkt featuring 175 street vendors. The weekend-long holiday market offers tastes of traditional German fare and festival eats, plus awesome holiday shopping, four stages of live music, arts and crafts, antiques, a petting zoo, street performances, and bier, wine and warm cups of Glühwein to keep you toasty. 

YUMMY! Wonderland International Holiday Festival & Brunch with Santa @ Phoenicia Specialty Foods 

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1001 Austin

Bring the family to Phoenicia’s downtown location and enjoy a day full of food, crafts, live musical performances, shopping and Santa. Indulge in a buffet-style brunch featuring eclectic eats like Moroccan bastilla, falafel-spiced hash browns, French pastries, assorted quiche and waffles with cranberry syrup. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children (ages 4-12) and include brunch, house coffee and juice. Seating is first come, first served. Guests are also invited to join the Houston Fire Department’s Operation Stocking Stuffer and celebrate the spirit of the season with a new, unwrapped toy to donate.

Lights in the Heights Party @ Christian’s Tailgate White Oak
Saturday, 6 p.m. to all night
2820 White Oak

After (or before) you take in the decorated homes and streets of Lights in the Heights, hit this fan favorite sports pub for even more merriment. Wear your ugly sweater and a smile as you warm up with drinks, live music, art vendors and contests all night. 

2nd Year Anniversary Bash @ Fat Cat Creamery
Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m.
1901 North Shepherd

The Heights ice cream shop is celebrating its second birthday with music, food, a raffle drawing and ice cream, of course. Get eats from Taco Nuts food truck and espresso pour-overs from Amaya Roasting Company, then wash it all down with a Fat Cat double scoop for good measure. Raffle tickets will be available for $1 each and all ticket proceeds go to Friends for Life animal adoption center in the Heights. Get them at the shop now or at the bash. 
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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer who is always looking to share Houston's coolest and tastiest happenings with the Houston Press readers.
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