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Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Time to Get Your Crawfish On

Crabbie's Tastings @ Multiple locations Friday - Sunday

Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer, the first alcoholic ginger beer available in the United States, has made its way to Houston. Get a taste of the refreshing drink at events all weekend long, including an Instagram Party at The Railyard, 4206 San Felipe, on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.; and a Crabbie's and Crawfish party at The Front Porch Pub, 217 Gray, on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. See the full list of events here.

Emmett and Shine Chuck Wagon @ Frank's Americana Revival & White Star Bar Friday, 5:30 p.m. 3736 Westheimer

The 130-year Emmett and Shine Chuck Wagon and Frank's Americana Revival are ready to kick off the rodeo season in style. For two Fridays in March (March 6 and 13), chef Colin Shine and his culinary team will craft nightly features, while owner Mike Shine and partner and GM Chris Shine will be at the Chuck Wagon entertaining guests and preparing free trail food samples. This week, you can expect bacon-wrapped watermelon bites, Jameson chipotle quail, coffee-rubbed antelope and more.

Crawfish Festival @ The Heights Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 411 W. 20th (behind Heights Floral Shop)

One of Houston's best crawfish festivals will take over the Heights this Saturday. With kids' rides and activities and plenty of mudbugs, the open-to-the-public event is fun for the entire family. Crawfish plates loaded with corn and potatoes will run you $18 (or get $300 group packages, including ten plates, ten Crawfish Fest T-shirts and 100 festival tickets). Happy Fatz and Papa Murphy's Pizza will also be on site for those non-mudbug eaters.

Texas Independence Day @ Buffalo Bayou Brewery Saturday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 5301 Nolda

Celebrate Texas Independence at Buffalo Bayou Brewery, where $20 will get you a special limited-edition boot drinking glass and three drink tokens. Use those tokens for 16-ounce pours of 1836 and Sam's Daily or eight-ounce pours of any other Heritage or Secessionist beers on tap.

Chef Hong Thaimee Pop Up Dinner @ Paper Co. Coffee Sunday and Monday, 6:30 p.m. 1100 Elder

After a recent inspiring trip to our city, chef Hong Thaimee of Ngam Thai Restaurant in New York City's East Village is coming to Houston for two sure to be delectable nights. Sunday's "The Land" menu will focus on meat dishes, coffee-crusted "happy tiger" steak, braised pork belly and neck, and Thai-style chicken wings. Monday's "The Sea" menu will feature Thai ceviche, grilled shrimp pad thai and fried whole fish with laab dressing, among other seafood delights. The special dinners are $45 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Make reservations online.

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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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