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The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Food Trucks & a Christmas Pub Crawl

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Houston Food Truck Fest @ Stereo Live Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 6400 Richmond

Head to Stereo Live to catch local vendors, live music, and art showcases alongside 20 of Houston's baddest food trucks. Look out for Phamily Bites, The Waffle Bus, and more (see the complete lineup here). And did we mention the beer and drink specials that run all day? Yeah. Tickets are $18 per person (or $5 for kids 6 to 12), with family packs available.

Market on the Avenue @ West Ave Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 2800 Kirby

West Ave merchants will be expanding onto the avenue outside their doors for this open air market and street fest. The afternoon will feature a pop-up cook-book shop and a tasty bites competition from Nara Sushi and Korean Kitchen, Del Frisco's Grille, Eddie V's and CRU (3 p.m.), alongside food and drink specials all day long.

Saint Arnold's Christmas Ale Pub Crawl Saturday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

This Saturday marks the 20th year of Saint Arnold's Christmas Ale Pub Crawl. Join the Granddaddy of all crawls by grabbing a ticket at either Under the Volcano, Kay's Lounge, Kelvin Arms, or The Big Easy between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Then merrily drink your way to the final stop, Hans' Bier House, at 6 p.m., where you'll collect your commemorative pint glass. For tips on how to not mess the crawl up, see our Tips from a Pub Crawl Pro.

We Heart Houston Fest @ Summer Street Studios Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. 2500 Summer

Alamo Drafthouse and Cactus Music have teamed up to bring us the inaugural We Heart Houston Fest, a celebration of Houston through local movies, music, food, and beer. Head to Summer Street Studios to enjoy Karbach brews and food from Modular, Rubbed Right BBQ and What's Up Cupcake alongside music from the local band Young Girls and a screening of Rushmore. There will even be a pet lounge for your dogs. Tickets are $10 at the gate (ride your bike and get $2 off) with proceeds benefiting The Byke Project.

Customer Appreciation Day @ Hubcap Grill Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 1133 W. 19th

What's better than live music and awesome burgers? Live music and awesome burgers with FREE BEER. Head to the 19th Street location of Hubcap grill this Sunday for "Ricky's Giving Back Party." They've got 10 kegs line up, along live music from Sheila Marshall & The Relics. We appreciate the appreciation, Hubcap! Follow them on Twitter (@Hubcap_Grill) for updates.

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