Things To Do

The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend (Besides Leftover Turkey)

Black Friday Brewery Tours @ Karbach Brewery Friday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. 2032 Karbach

Skip the Galleria madness and head to Karbach this Black Friday. The brewery will opening its doors for extended hours on both Friday (2 p.m. to 8 p.m.) and Saturday (noon to 5 p.m.). It's the perfect way to get over your Turkey Day food coma.

Pints for Pups @ Winston's on Washington Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. 5111 Washington

Downing a few pints never felt so good, because this Pints for Pups event raises funds for Red Collar Rescue. The day will feature craft brew from No Label Brewing Co., good eats from Winston's kitchen (from the Bulldog Burger to homemade dog treats), and adoptable dogs onsite. A $10 suggested donation includes a pint glass and a pour.

2014 Foamraiser @ The Orange Show Monument Saturday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 2402 Munger

Saint Arnold Brewery and the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art have teamed up once again for their annual Foamraiser. Check out the one-of-a-kind Orange Show for an evening even features live music, art and -- obviously-- beer (the brewery has confirmed they've got something special up their sleeve). Get your tickets now for $20 or purchase them for $25 at the door. Check for ticketing and information.

Holiday Wonderland Brunch @ The Bistro at The Lancaster Saturdays & Sundays in December, 11 a.m to 1 p.m. 701 Texas

Now that Thanksgiving is over, we're ready to move on to the other holidays. Head to the historic Lancaster Hotel for the first weekend of this stunning Holiday Wonderland Brunch from their new Executive Chef, Chris Andrus. There, you'll feast on deliciousness like coconut ginger waffles, brie and pumpkin omelets, and petite flat iron steak with harissa creamed grits alongside local pastries, coffees, and juices. Call 713-228-9500 for reservations.

Blacksmith by Night: R&D BBQ @ Blacksmith Coffee Bar Sunday, 5 p.m. 1018 Westheimer

The popular Montrose café will be opening up its doors for another "Blacksmith by Night" event, this time featuring slow smoked meats and excellent sides from R&D BBQ. Meat selections will include cinnamon and guajillo-kissed smoked pork shoulder, Carolina-style spare ribs, salt-and-pepper beef brisket, smoked pork sausage, and coffee-rubbed short ribs (available a la carte or for an additional charge); while sides like toasted sesame slaw, dilled potato salad, and bacon baked beans are sure to be a hit. A one-meat/one-side plate will run you $10.95, but you may as well go with the two-meat/two-side plate for another $3. Be sure to come early, as these events always draw a crowd.

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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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