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Upcoming Houston Food Events: A Sweet and Skinny Start to the New Year

Make 2019 sweet and skinny with CRAVE's newest limited-time cupcake.
Make 2019 sweet and skinny with CRAVE's newest limited-time cupcake. Photo by Elizabeth Harrison Cooper, courtesy of CRAVE
Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings:

Just in time for your New Year’s resolutions, CRAVE, 5600 Kirby, 1151 Uptown Park, 2501 Research Forest, has launched an original size Skinny Lemon-Raspberry Cupcake, available in-store and online now through January 31. Clocking in at under 200 calories, the sugar-free lemon zest cake features tart raspberry filling, low sugar lemon glaze and a fresh raspberry garnish for $3.75.

Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons, welcomes ROCO Brass Quintet for its annual
Beer & Brass event on Thursday, January 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening will feature craft beers, tasty bites from Saint Arnold, and traditional beer hall music. Tickets are $35 ($10 for kids 12 and under). 

Test your spice tolerance at the 2019 Hops n' Hot Sauce Festival at SpindleTap Brewery, 10622 Hirsch, on Saturday, January 12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Along with a variety of seriously spice offerings, expect craft beers, food trucks, live music, a kids zone and the third annual Hot Pepper Eating Contest. Tickets are $10 at the door and free for kids under 12. 

The morning thali at Pondicheri is one of its most famous egg dishes. - PHOTO BY PHAEDRA COOK
The morning thali at Pondicheri is one of its most famous egg dishes.
Photo by Phaedra Cook
Pondicheri, 2800 Kirby, will be hosting an Eggs, Grains and Vegetables cooking class on Wednesday, January, 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. The intimate class is limited to 12 students, with tickets for $100 per person. Learn how to cook simple egg dishes using various masalas, savory oats and uppma and how to incorporate vegetables into breakfast dishes.

Third Coast, 6550 Bertner, will be continuing its Tasting Series with Sparkling Wines on Tuesday, January 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Award-winning sommelier David Cook will teach the course, showing how sparkling wines have evolved to become a revered alternative to the great wines of Champagne, alongside bites from executive chef Jon Buchanan. Tickets are $55. 

Get an up-close look at the butchering of a whole hog with a Butchery Demo at Revival Market, 550 Heights. The year’s first demo will be held on Thursday, January 31 at 5:30 p.m. Upon arrival, guests can sample a selection of meats from Revival Market's charcuterie case before heading into the kitchen for a whole hog butchery demo by Morgan Weber and Jack Matusek. A family-style meal will be served following the demo, and guests are encouraged to bring their own wine, beer and/or bourbon to enjoy throughout the night. There are 35 seats available for $125 per person, plus gratuity. Email [email protected]  
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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer who is always looking to share Houston's coolest and tastiest happenings with the Houston Press readers.
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