Here’s a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings:
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To say thank you for 12 wonderful years, the fan-favorite wine bar has scoured the market to find the best wines for you and your family to celebrate and share this holiday season. Stop by to taste through a massive stable of wines, then purchase some at “foolishly low” prices. There will also be fresh-baked breads and delectable cheeses from Weights + Measures and Houston Dairymaids. The event is free to attend and no reservations are required.
Saturday, 2 p.m.
Johnny’s Gold Brick will be joined by friends from Houston Heights Tattoo and WhistlePig Whiskey to help collect toys for the Houston Area Women’s Center. Bring a toy for a kid in need and enjoy live tattooing, a baby pig petting zoo, WhislePig cocktails and whole hog bbq from Full Catastrophe BBQ.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
The bubbly-fueled bistro will be honoring birthday of one of Europe’s first female entrepreneurs, Champagne queen Madame Clicquot, with a special Sunday brunch. Guests can enjoy the all new brunch menu along with special priced bottles of Veuve Clicquot and champagne-themed raffle prize giveaways. Reservations are strongly encouraged as these events tend to fill up fast.
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Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Get into the holiday spirit at this special Santa Brunch, where you can take pics with Santa and the Christmas Tree while enjoying brunch, cocktail and Champagne specials (like the $25 Frexinet bottle service for big kids who have been very good this year).
Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
1901 North Shepherd
Celebrate five years of tasty small-batch ice cream at Fat Cat Creamery. The party will feature a host of treats, including live music, free beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company and Brash Brewing, coffee from Boomtown Coffee and Fat Cat’s famous hot cocoa served from the cart. The cats will also have a limited supply of the much-coveted housemade “Choco Tacos,” and there will be face painting, a photo booth and more. Kids who come dressed as cats will get a free scoop of ice cream. During normal Sunday hours from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., stop by for holiday flavors like Boozy Eggnog, Gingerbread Crunch, Creamy Winterberry, and Peppermint and Dark Chocolate soft serves.