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Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Drink Up at the BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival

8th Wonder is just one of the local breweries reppin' Htown at the BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival.
8th Wonder is just one of the local breweries reppin' Htown at the BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival.
Photo by Abdul Khan

Here’s a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings:

BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
Friday through Sunday, times vary
7 Hope

Moody Gardens Convention Center will once again host Galveston’s finest three-day craft beer festival. Get tickets for individual events — including Friday’s Nach-Yo Ordinary Tequila Tasting ($30 or $35 at door); Saturday’s BrewHaHa Grand Tasting ($35 or $40 at the door, $15 designated driver passes, $85 for VIP); and Sunday’s Brew-B-Que ($23 or $30 at the door with a bbq plate, $8 or $10 at the door without a plate) — or get the two-day Big Hopper 2018 pass ($135) or three-day Weekender pass ($165).

Last Chance for Houston Restaurant Weeks
Friday through Monday

Houston Restaurant Weeks continues through Labor Day Monday, September 3, raising money for The Houston Food Bank. More than 250 area restaurants are participating this year — including longtime favorites like Café Annie and Backstreet Café to exciting newcomers like Maison Pucha Bistro, Poitín and International Smoke. Each will be offering prix fixe meals for brunch ($20), lunch ($20), and/or dinner ($35-$45), and every meal sold will aid local hunger relief charities.

Taste of the Caribbean Festival 2018 at BH Ranch Entertainment and Event Center
Sunday, 2 p.m. to midnight
14149 Buxley

Get a taste of the Caribbean via eats (think jerk chicken, Cuban roast pork, and island-style curry), music, dance, art and culture. Tickets are $20 pre-sale. A portion of proceeds from the 2018 edition will benefit The As One Foundation.

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Veuve Clicquot Labor Day Brunch at A’Bouzy
Monday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2300 Westheimer

Make your reservations for a bubbly-filled brunch at A’Bouzy, where you can order brunch eats and tack on $49 Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut bottles while supplies lasts. Brunch on boquerones on toast, beef tenderloin steak and eggs, brioche French toast and Maine lobster and shrimp rolls.

Tree House Happy Hour at The Grove
Monday, 4 to 7 p.m.
1611 Lamar

Head to the beautiful Discovery Green to enjoy a Treehouse Deck happy hour at The Grove. Guests can hit the upstairs patio, which is typically reserved for private events, to beat the heat with drink and food specials and enjoy a special Def Leppard and Journey pre-party.  

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