Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Beer, Crawfish and More Beer

8th Wonder's fourth annual event brings together two of Houston's favorite things: mudbugs and brews.EXPAND
8th Wonder's fourth annual event brings together two of Houston's favorite things: mudbugs and brews.
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Here’s a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings, from a burger throwdown to a beer-fueled crawfish boil:

Throwdown Texas Burger & Music Fest at Town Green Park
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
2102 Lake Robbins

This second annual burger and music fest brings together local eateries, food trucks and burger joints, vendors, a kid zone with moonwalks and a rock wall, and live music. Burger competitors include Nick’s Oyster Dive & Bar, Top Golf, Kirby’s Steakhouse, Hubbell & Hudson Bistro, RC’s Pizza, 5ATE Cafe and Uncle Tony’s. Tickets are $10 for ages 14 and up. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Montgomery County Food Bank.

Saint Arnold’s Sixth Ward Block Party
Saturday, 1 to 8 p.m.
Beaver’s, 2310 Decatur; Darkhorse Tavern, 2207 Washington; Henderson Heights, 908 Henderson; Liberty Station, 2101 Washington

Saint Arnold’s first ever Sixth Ward Block Party will take place at four of the brewery’s favorite places in the Sixth Ward neighborhood. Jump between Beaver’s (tapping at 1 p.m.), Darkhorse Tavern (tapping at 2 p.m.), Henderson Heights (tapping at 3 p.m.) and Liberty Station (tapping at 4 p.m). Each will be joining to host a carnival-style celebration, featuring everything from corn dogs and fried Oreos to carnival games, fortune tellers and live music.

Kemah Beer Fest at Kemah Boardwalk
Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m.
215 Kipp

Over 24 breweries — including local spots like 8th Wonder, Buffalo Bayou and Saint Arnold — will offer more than 72 craft beers for sampling on the boardwalk. The day also features live music from 1 to 10 p.m., with Rat Ranch and Breakfast at Tiffany’s headlining. Wristbands are $44.95 per person ($39.95 for Landry’s select club member sand military; $49.95 day of) and include beer samples, giveaways from vendors and bratwurst. Guests must be 21 and up to access the beer tents.

Crawfish & Brews at 8th Wonder Brewery
Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
2202 Dallas

The EaDo brewery is hosting its fourth annual Crawfish & Brews event, where guests can enjoy mudbugs alongside 8th Wonder's excellent beer selection, plus great music from Mannie Fresh, The Bright Light Social Hour, Bombon with DJ Gracie Chavez & DJ Act Badd, Havoc Wagon and Dayta. General admission tickets are $15 ($20 at the door), with a Crawfish and Brews Package available for $35 ($40 at the door) including two pounds of crawfish, corn and potato and a limited-edition pint glass with three beer tokens.

First Ever Heights Cheese & Beer Fest at Antidote Coffee
Sunday, 4 to 9 p.m.
729 Studewood

To close out the weekend in style, the coffee shop will be hosting a beer and cheese shindig, featuring beer from Premium Draught, cheese from the Houston Dairymaids, food from Bubba's Texas Burger Shack and live polka music.

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