National Doughnut Day @ Dunkin' Donuts Friday, all day All locations
You may not know this, but National Doughnut Day is always celebrated on the first Friday in June, and that is today. Of course, any day is a good day to have a doughnut, but Dunkin' Donuts wants to help you celebrate this food holiday with a free doughnut. All you have to do is visit any Dunkin' Donuts location, purchase any beverage and you get a free doughnut. How simple is that? And if you can't decide which doughnut to get, take this mindless Buzzfeed quiz.
Sips, Suds & Sliders @ The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Friday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 1601 Lake Robbins
Wine & Food Week is coming to a close this weekend, but before all the fun ends, Food & Vine Time Productions will host a casual, fun event, Sips, Suds & Sliders at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott tonight from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Advance tickets cost $20 and are $30 at the door (if still available). Sample a multitude of miniature burgers from chefs and restaurants competing for the Shining Slider Award -- you'll also get to cast your vote for the People's Choice. Participating restaurants include Fielding's Wood Grill, La Madeleine and Brio Tuscan Grille. Each ticket to the event grants persons 21 years and older five beer and wine tastings, or one full beverage. Purchase extra tasting tickets for $1 per drink sample.
Saint Arnold 20th Anniversary Party @ Saint Arnold Brewery Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 2000 Lyons
Party it up with Saint Arnold Brewery as they celebrate 20 years of being in business. Each ticket to this event costs $65 and includes two beer tastings -- one Anniversary Ale and one from the regular lineup -- plus a full dinner from Goode Company BBQ and a souvenir glass. All guests must be 21 years or older to attend. Bring extra cash to purchase more beer!
Doughmaker Doughnuts Grand Opening @ Houston Food Park Saturday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 1504 St. Emanuel
Keep the doughnut celebration going on Saturday during Doughmaker Doughnuts' grand opening at Houston Food Park. Each guest will receive one free doughnut and one free beer from 8th Wonder, Buffalo Bayou or Brazos Valley. Yes, beer and doughnuts go together ... especially when they are free. The first 50 customers will receive a free Doughmaker Doughnuts T-shirt, too. Don't miss out on craft beer and gourmet doughnuts; there better be some honey butter glazed topped with fried chicken.
Houston Beer Fest @ Sam Houston Park Saturday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 1000 Bagby
Beer and music. How much better can it get? A slew of breweries will be in attendance at this year's Houston Beer Fest and for the entire weekend you can sample from more than 300 beers while listening to music. Purchase a two-day pass for $60, or a one-day pass for $35. Each day you attend, you will receive a wristband granting entrance into the festival. Sample and purchase beer from local, national and international breweries the whole weekend.
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