This Week in Houston Food Events: Sweeney's Waiting (With a Cocktail)

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Monday, March 2

Ghetto Dinner Benefitting Melange Creperie

Melange Creperie's Kickstarter is nearing the end, and Pax Americana's chef Adam Dorris and Will Walsh are putting on one of their notorious Ghetto Dinners on to help. Downtown bar Moving Sidewalk is hosting the festivities. Expect a memorable, inexpensive gourmet dinner served with zero frills and a whole lot of fun. Bring cash and cards for food, drinks and Kickstarter pledges. 306 Main. 7 p.m.

Get On Your Bikes And Ride--For Beer

It's a Karbach Brews Cruise! The ride will go from The Hay Merchant to Ladybirds at 5519 Allen, then to Karbach Brewing Co. at 2012 Karbach Street near 290 and Dacoma. Riders will then takes the same route back and make the same stops. For every Karbach beer purchased at The Hay Merchant or Ladybirds, you'll get a redeemable token for a nine-ounce beer at the brewery (The tokens are only redeemable on the Monday night rides). Google indicates it will be roughly a 20-mile ride round-trip. Hopefully, the weather will be kind. The ride starts at The Hay Merchant, 1100 Westheimer, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 3

Wine Tasting Benefitting Houston Area Women's Centern (HAWC)

Jane Ferrari, a trained winemaker from Barossa, Australia is in town to talk about the wines of Yalumba. Discussion points include how the wines are made as well as the history and traditions of both Yalumba and the Barossa Valley. The tasting is sponsored by The Seven O'Clock Wine Society and includes Yalumba The Scribbler (Cabernet-Shiraz from Barossa) and Yalumba The Signature. It's being held at l'Alliance Française. $20 of each admission fee goes to HAWC. Call Susan Coburn at 713-854-7855 to reserve. 427 Lovett. 7 p.m. $30.

Trivia Night with Crabbie's at The Bull and Bear

Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer is spending the week in Houston and this event is at The Bull & Bear Tavern & Eatery. The Trivia Night will include bonus rounds featuring Crabbie's questions and prizes. Crabbie's Original over ice is $4 and there's a complimentary sampling until 9 p.m. 11980 Westheimer. 7 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, March 4

Sweeney Todd Cocktail Night At Prohibition

Gothic shenanigans are sure to ensue when Hal Brock of Boheme Café & Wine Bar joins Lainey Collum at Prohibition Supperclub + Bar for a Sweeney Todd-themed cocktail night. There will also be meat pies to snack on, hopefully without a little priest included. 1008 Prairie. 7 to 10 p.m.

Thursday, March 5

Learn About Whiskey And You Might Win A Shot Worth $750

Glenmorangie's head of distilling Dr. Bill Lumsden is visiting Reserve 101 to talk about their whiskeys (Ardbeg whiskey, too). All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a dram of the Glenmorangie Pride 1978, which made news headlines not just here, but all over when it arrived in Houston. There are only 40 tickets available for this event (so your odds of winning are actually pretty good). Tickets are only $20 and all proceeds benefit Lucky Dog Rescue. Get yours here. 1201 Caroline. 6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 6

Crabbie's Party At The Railyard

Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer is co-hosting events all weekend. From 5 to 9 p.m. stop by The Railyard for an Instagram Party. Post with the Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer trademark 7-foot inflatable elephant, post using #CrabbiesWeek and get a prize. (Prizes available while supplies last.) Cocktail specials include Crabbie's Original and Spiced Orange over ice with a slice for $4 and $6 specialty cocktails including Crabbie's Mules and Mexican Mules with tequila. 4206 San Felipe. 5 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, March 7

Texas Independence Day Celebration At Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. Ticket purchase includes a special boot glass and three beer tokens good for 16oz pours of 1836 and Sam's Daily or 8oz pours of any of Buffalo's Heritage or Secessionist Series beers on tap. Blood Bros. BBQ will be onsite to take care of the food needs with their legit barbecue onsite for purchase. Muddy Belle is providing the rock and roll. Buy tickets here. 5301 Nolda. 6 to 9 p.m. $20.

R&D Barbeque Pop-Up At Liberty Station

Texas Independence Day is an good excuse to eat barbecue and R&D is serving it up at Liberty Station. What goes together better than beer and barbecue? 2101 Washington. 12 p.m.

Cooking Class At Sylvia's Enchilada House

Learn how to make beef and cheese Chili Rellenos from someone who's been doing it for decades-- Sylvia Casares. Classes include a meal, a house beverage of your choice and dessert. Buy tickets here. Only 13 tickets were remaining as of press time. 1140 Eldridge. 1 to 4 p.m. $60

Crabbie's and Crawfish at The Front Porch Pub

The Front Porch Pub is doing its weekly crawfish boil and Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer is teaming up with them for an event. There will be complimentary samples and cocktails featuring the alcoholic ginger beer will be served, including Crabbie's Original and Spiced Orange over ice with a slice, Crabbie's Mules and Crabbie Drive, a frozen vodka and spiced orange ginger beer drink. There will be games and prizes, too. 217 Gray. 3 to 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 8

5th Annual Houston Kosher Chili Cookoff This is the largest kosher food event in Houston and it's being held at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center.The cookoff attracts more than 3,500 attendees annually for live music, a moonwalk, climbing walls, balloon artists, a jalapeño eating contest and a silent auction. More information is at the web site. 5601 South Braeswood. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults $10, Children 4-12 $6, Children under 4: Free.

Paint Night at The Goose's Acre With Crabbies

Find out if alcoholic ginger beer improves your artistic skills. The Goose's Acre Bistro & Irish Pub and Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer is co-hosting a painting night. Artist Ben Weidner will give participants step-by-step instructions to guide them from blank canvas to masterpiece which can be taken home. The ticket price includes a complimentary Crabbie's served over ice with a slice. Buy tickets here. 21 Waterway, The Woodlands. 7 p.m. $45.

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