Finish your holiday feast with decadent dessert at Ruth's Chris Steak House.
Finish your holiday feast with decadent dessert at Ruth's Chris Steak House.

Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Holiday Steaks, Crepes and Beers

Christmas Day Dining
Friday, various times

Give yourself the gift of a sink free of dirty dishes! Our Holiday Dining Guide shows you who’s open and ready to serve you a holiday feast this Christmas. From Smith & Wollensky steaks to global eats at Songran Thai Kitchen, the holidays have never tasted so good. Note: Since it’s so last minute, you’ll definitely want to call to see if the restaurant has open tables. 

Black XMAS 2015 @ Moon Tower Inn 
Friday, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
3004 Canal

The brew and weenie joint will have more than 30 cellar-aged black beers on tap from some serious heavy hitters for this year’s infamous Black Christmas celebration. This year also marks the return of Shitty Black Metal Santa, who will be out handing out mostly crappy gifts and okay, maybe a few good ones, too. Head there to lounge by the campfire, unwind and forget about all the family dysfunction that you had to put up with throughout the holiday season.

Holiday Market @ Quattro
Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.
1300 Lamar

This family-friendly holiday market features a make-your-own gingerbread house workshop, holiday decor and music, plus festive eats like a crepe station and afternoon tea with Mexican hot cocoa and mulled wine. Guests are also invited to bring an unwrapped toy for Houston’s Casa de Esperanza in exchange for a surprise gift from Four Seasons. Call 713-276-4700 to reserve seats at $65 per child ages 12 and under and $85 per adult.

Tales of a Hard Nut @ Prohibition Supperclub & Bar
Saturday, 6 p.m.; 8:30 p.m.
1008 Prairie 

Prohibition Supperclub & Bar and the Moonlight Dolls bring the holiday spirit as they present the holiday musical Tales of a Hard Nut – a burlesque-inspired adaptation of the timeless classic The Nutcracker. The immersive theater experience allows guests to interact and be a part of the show. Through veils of glistening snowflakes and song, guests are invited to dine on world-class, seasonally festive cuisine while taking part in holiday games and festivities. A three-course, prix-fixe menu featuring Christmas soup with andouille sausage, kale, and red potato or kale salad; braised short rib or Scottish salmon; and snickerdoodle apple cobbler – will be served during the show for $45 per person (in addition to your ticket purchase).

Grinches Unite BCO Holiday Party @ Sambuca
Saturday, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
909 Texas 

Join Bayou City Outdoors in celebrating the holidays, Grinch style. Sambuca is prepared for the onslaught of Houston Whos. Come as a Who, come as a Grinch, come as a dog in antlers or just come as yourself to enjoy delectable bites and awe-inspiring libations. Live music starts at 8:30 p.m. RSVP at BayouCityOutdoors.com. For additional info, call 713-524-3567 or e-mail to info@bayoucityoutdoors.com.

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