The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Hop on Over to Hoppy Hour, Re-create a Work of Art & More

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Houston Press' Hoppy Hour @ Phoenicia Specialty Foods Friday, 4-10 p.m. 1001 Austin Street

While some people like to pair chicken and waffles together for the sweet, salty, savory combination of flavors, we like to pair Belgian-style ales with waffles. Head on over to Houston Press' Hoppy Hour at Phoenicia Specialty Foods from 4-10 p.m. tonight to enjoy Belgian-style ales from Adelbert's Brewery, as well as sweet and savory waffles from MKT Bar's Chef Matt. Of course there will be live music; from 4-7 p.m. Nick Gaitan will perform, followed by DJ Angie Audio from 7-10 p.m. Enjoy a night of Belgian beer and waffles for the best way to start your weekend.

Free Latin Drinks @ Pollo Campero Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. All locations

Pollo Campero is celebrating the first day of summer today with free Latin drinks starting at 11 a.m. and lasting until 9 p.m. Head on over to any of the four Pollo Campero locations in the Houston area for a free Horchata, Mango or Guava Latin drink.

Canvas, Cocktails & Conversation @ Bisong Art Gallery Saturday, 6-8:30 p.m. 1305 Sterrett St.

For those of you with a creative or an artsy side, this event is for you. At Canvas, Cocktails & Conversation, you will have the opportunity to learn how to recreate Claude Monet "Water Lilly Pond," while sipping on mimosas and enjoying various appetizers. You don't have to have any experience to recreate this masterpiece. In fact, a local artist will be teaching you how to recreate it, step-by-step. For just $30 in advance, or $35 at the door, you can enjoy an evening of drinks, food and painting.

Houston Food Park Festival @ Houston Food Park Saturday, 3-8 p.m. 1504 St. Emmanuel

Get excited, Houston, because we are finally getting a park dedicated to food trucks. On Saturday, June 22, Houston Food Park will hold its grand opening festival from 3-8 p.m. featuring about nine food trucks such as, Coreanos, Churrasco Truck and Texas Blizzard Shave Ice. Admission into the festival is also free. So celebrate the fact that Houston finally has a food truck park and enjoy food from some of your favorite food trucks this Saturday.

Beer & Beef Cooking Class with Chef Randy Evans @ Haven Sunday, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. 2502 Algerian Way

Join Chef Randy Evans at Haven this Sunday for a cooking class that puts together beer and grilling. For $60 per person, you can enjoy learning from Chef Randy as he teaches the class about grilling beef and pairing beer with that beef; you will also get to feast on a three-course meal paired with beers from Karbach Brewing Co. There will be two classes, one at 4 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m. You won't want to miss either of these cooking classes.

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