Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Turn Up the Heat at Houston's First Fajita Fest

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Here’s a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings:

The Perfect Pairing @ Your Pie
Friday through Saturday, 4 to 11 p.m.
1625 Main, Suite B  

The downtown pizzeria has teamed up with Ballast Point to bring you the Perfect Pairing. Twenty dollars gets you a ten-inch pie with four different taster slices, plus four, four-ounce beers to pair alongside and a free tasting glass while supplies last. Featured pairings include Pineapple Sculpin with Hawaiian Isle (a ham, pineapple and bacon pizza); and Grapefruit Sculpin with Southern Heat (made with hot sauce, jalapeños, onions and chicken).  

Free Cheese Block Party @ Spec’s Midtown
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2410 Smith  

Do you know what’s better than cheese? FREE cheese. As such, Spec’s is throwing a cheese-inspired block party, featuring cheesemakers from Wisconsin: Sid Cook of Carr Valley Cheese and Kert Henning of Henning’s Cheese. Enjoy seeing a real “mozzarella pull” (mozzarella being made from scratch), a 300-pound mammoth block of cheddar and cheese samplings from Wisconsin and Texas, along with storewide specials.

Houston Fajita Fest @ Humble Civic Center
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
8233 Will Clayton

Get your fajita on at this first annual celebration of Mexican culture, which features a variety of fajita choices, from skirt steak to seafood, plus drinks, music and plenty of fun. Enjoy live art at the mural wall, play with the kids in the playground or relax with the cooling misters in the "Chill Zone" as you stuff your face and listen to live local bands and DJs. There will also be a beer and spirit garden offering a broad range of handcrafted cocktails, including spiked lemonade and micheladas with a twist. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for children age 5-12, with VIP and family packs available. Food samples will be sold at the event for $2.

2nd Anniversary Party @ B-52 Brewing Co. 
Saturday, noon to 7 p.m.
12470 Milroy

This Conroe brewery is turning two and to celebrate, it's going all out with a party. Head to the brewery to find more than 20 different extremely limited beers on tap, special bottled beers available to go, limited-edition glassware, live music, food trucks and festivities. B-52 will also be releasing its newest beers, part of its B.A. series, including a Berliner Weisse re-fermented with fruit in oak barrels; and Bourbon for Breakfast, a breakfast stout aged in Yellow Rose bourbon barrels with coconut, cacao nibs and vanilla. Tickets are $30 and include a sampling glass and eight drink tickets. (Designated driver tickets are available for $15). The party is "rain or shine." However, since there is rain predicted, guests can have the option of redeeming their tickets on Saturday, June 11, as well.   

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival @ Revolver Bourbon Social
Sunday, noon
6502 Washington  

Ease out of the weekend with a day of beer, bourbon and barbecue. Blood Bros. BBQ will be at Revolver dishing out roasted pig, prime rib tacos, pork ribs, sausage on a stick and turkey legs, while Samuel Adams beer and Bird Dog Whiskey will be on special all day long. But the fun doesn’t stop there, because there are also Wiener Dog Races. If you would like to enter your pup in the race, email info@revolverhouston.com.  

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