Here’s a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings:
Black Friday Brunch at The General Public
Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The General Public is starting its weekend brunch early, offering locals a refuge from the post-Thanksgiving shopping madness with a Black Friday Brunch. Unwind with boozy brunch offerings, from $1 mimosas and Rumchata hot chocolate to eats like breakfast enchiladas, shrimp and cauli-grits and cinnamon french toast. Afterward, head to the next door Bowl & Barrel, which will keep the party going with $1 mimosas all day long.
Morning After Brunch and Black Friday Freebie at Liberty Kitchen
Friday, hours vary by location
1050 Studewood, 4224 San Felipe, 963 Bunker Hill
All locations of Liberty Kitchen will be hosting “Morning After” brunches after the upcoming holidays, complete with LK favorites like fried chicken and red velvet waffles, pork belly carnitas Benedict, and fried oyster stuffed omelets. The post-holiday brunches will take place the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, no matter the day of the week. And as a Black Friday special this Friday, locals can enjoy a tasty freebie: a free order of the deviled eggs topped with bacon jam, with the purchase of any brunch or lunch entrée.
Black Friday Fire Sale at D&T Drive Inn
Friday, 3 to 10 p.m.
Hit this laidback Heights area hangout to enjoy a beer-filled fire sale, featuring a wide variety of craft suds available for $3 until they run out.
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BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
Friday through Sunday
This eighth annual beer festival will bring more than 400 specialty beers to the island, along with a weekend full of events. On Friday, hit the Nacho-Yo Ordinary Tequila Tasting, featuring a range of tequila-tasting and nachos; or hit some of Galveston’s hottest bars during the BrewMasters Pub Crawl. Saturday brings the Texas Brewery Tasting Tour, showcasing some of the most successful and emerging breweries of the Lone Star State; and the BrewHaHa Grand Tasting, the ultimate craft beer event with tastings, panels, demonstrations and fun. The weekend closes with Sunday’s Brew-B-Que, rocking smokehouse specialties from Harlem Road TX BBQ, live music and plenty of brews. Tickets for the events range from $8 to $165.
Local Love Fest at FM Kitchen and Bar
Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.
Show your love for all things local at this pop-up market and festival, featuring live music, food trucks like Casian King, Oh My Gogi! and Wokker Food Truck; brews from Karbach, Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. and Under the Radar; and top vendors in food, art, fashion and home goods. Tickets are $5.