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This Week in Food Events: Tequila Barrel-Aged Saint Arnold Ale? Yes, Please.

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Monday, December 22

Drink This Tequila Barrel Aged Barley Wine

Saint Arnold 20th Anniversary Ale is a mighty fine barley wine unaltered, but The Hay Merchant's Kevin Floyd decided to age some in a barrel that had previously only been used for aging Siembre Azul tequila. Obviously, this is a very limited release. Taste the results for yourself at tequila and mezcal specialty bar The Pastry War. (Please take note of the event location. It's not at The Hay Merchant!) 310 Main. 5 p.m.

The Cool Kids' Table at Bernie's Burger Bus

The chefs at Bernie's have cooking talent that goes far beyond burgers and fries. A six-course local and seasonal menu will be decided the day of the event take advantage of the freshest, best offerings near Houston. Get your tickets here. It's an open seating event--your ticket allows you to dine anytime between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. 5407 Bellaire. $90.67 after Eventbrite fee.

Holiday Music and Spirits at Double Trouble

The Kelley Doyle Trio is entertaining guests with a full set of Christmas music while Double Trouble Caffeine & Cocktails pours the holiday spirit. A selection of holiday cocktails will be served, including hot buttered rum and champagne punch. 3622 Main. 8 p.m. to midnight.

Saturday, December 27

A Katy Pizzeria Reopens

The Bella Terra Russo's NY Pizzeria is re-opening in Katy. It's been expanded to include a full bar and more outside seating. The grand reopening event will feature half-price appetizers all day, wine tastings, entertainment for the kids and live music. This particular location has a story behind it: the mom-daughter duo who run it opened it to honor their son and brother who was killed in Afghanistan. He wanted to open an Italian restaurant someday and sadly never had the opportunity. 5530 W. Grand Parkway. 4 to 10 p.m.

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