Here’s a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings:
Pups, Pies and Pints at Cane Rosso Montrose
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Neapolitan pizzeria is kicking off the holiday season with friends, family, Pups, Pies and Pints this Saturday, serving up dog-inspired pizza pies, drinks, holiday games, puppy pictures with Santa and more in support of Pup Squad Animal Rescue. Pay $10 and get one free adult beverage and a discount on the dog-inspired pies. In addition to beer and wine, there will be a Bloody Mary and Moscow Mule bars. All donations, silent auction and raffle proceeds will go directly to helping Houston dogs stay off the streets and find loving homes.
Brunch with Santa at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown
Saturday, December 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The entire family can enjoy a special Brunch with Santa, featuring photo opps with bothSanta and Mrs. Claus. Guests can also expect Yuletide brunch specials like gingerbread chicken and waffles, children’s holiday cookie decorating kits, classic holiday cartoons on the big screen and a visit from the Houston Fire Department for its Operation: Stocking Stuffer Toy Drive. New unwrapped toys encouraged. The event is free and open to the public, with options to purchase food.
Tamale Festival Houston at Guadalupe Plaza Park
Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.
Kick off the holiday season with live music, good times, cold drinks, Mexican eats and plenty of tamales at Tamale Festival Houston, taking place in a newer, bigger location at Guadalupe Plaza Park. Tickets are $6 pre-sale, $10 regular and $75 for VIP. The event is rain or shine.
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4th Annual Christmas with Krampus Smackdown at Eureka Heights Brew Co
Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.
941 West 18th
Heights Brew Co will is throwing its annual family-friendly Christmas with Krampus event, featuring holiday-themed wrestling bouts, food trucks, vendors, holiday photos with Santa and Krampus, a silent auction, raffle and bake sale, and tasty brews, of course. Donate $5 (cash or card) to enjoy all the fun lined up.
My Big FAT Greek Sunday Dinner at Helen in the Heights
Sunday, 6 p.m.
Head to Helen in the Heights to partake in a special “My Big FAT Greek Sunday Dinner” beginning at 6 p.m. Guests can expect five Greek dishes served family-style for $50 per guest, plus an optional wine pairing for $25.