The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Galveston Restaurant Week Begins

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Food Truck Friday @ Houston Press Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2603 La Branch

Our Food Truck Fridays continues with POCKet to me. The pita truck will be offering a craveworthy lunch -- think falafel, hot sausage and fried shrimp pockets -- outside of our offices from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

General Knot Pop Up @ Blacksmith Friday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 1018 Westheimer

Head to Blacksmith to enjoy complimentary wine and small bites as you peruse General Knot & Co.'s incredible collection of vintage fabric ties. Pro tie maker Andrew Payne will be on hand to answer any questions and you'll also enjoy 20 percent off the collection, so it's a win all around. You'll also have a chance to sign up for a special one time only latte art class with Blacksmith's own John Letoto (registration will only be open at this event).

Galveston Restaurant Week @ Galveston Beginning Saturday (through January 24)

Galveston Restaurant Week kicks off this Saturday. This year, more than 35 restaurants are offering special menus ranging from $10 to $40. Head to the Island to enjoy prix-fixe lunches and dinners at Galvez Bar & Grill, Farley Girls Cafe, Number 13 and more.

Beats + BBQ + Brews @ Liberty Station Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 2101 Washington

The stellar Blood Bros. BBQ will be popping into Liberty Station to dish out their mouthwatering 'cue -- think 44 Farms brontosaurus ribs, Black Hill Meats jalapeño & cheese pork sausage and smoked boudin -- alongside beats from DJ Seek. Catch them every second Saturday of the month going forward.

Expect the Unexpected Sunday Brunch @ Mr. Peeples Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1911 Bagby at Pierce

This Sunday, Mr. Peeples will start offering a weekly Sunday brunch buffet, where a new experience will be featured each week. Expect live music, carving stations featuring prime rib, made to order omelets and waffles, crab cakes, campechano, lamb lollipops, crème brulee and more. The brunch is $35 per adult ($20 for children under 12), with carafes and bottles available for purchase.

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