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The Guy Expo already got started today for those lucky bastards who don't have to work on Fridays. But for the rest of us, it will be going on all weekend at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Tickets are only $8 and include such festivities as the Novemberfest Beer Garden and the Beer-A-Thon, where you can sample six beers for $5 and vote on your favorite. In addition to brews, there will -- of course -- be boobs. Hooters is sponsoring an Elvis Presley-themed chicken wing eating contest, and to encourage participants, anyone in an Elvis jumpsuit gets free admission to the Expo.
Local salad chain Salata is celebrating three grand openings this coming week: November 9 at Allen Center (in the tunnel underneath 500 Dallas); November 13 at Vintage Park (Highway 249 at Louetta); and November 14 at Katy Freeway (I-10 and Highway 6). Each location will feature live music from local band Moodafaruka, special lowered prices and the chance to win free lunch at Salata for a year. In addition, if you have a last name that's also the name of a salad ingredient, lunch is on Salata.
This Sunday marks the fourth throwdown since the original, impromptu Battle Michelada in May. Since then, we've born witness to the Fried Chicken Throwdown and the Pork Belly Throwdown. This time around, it's oysters: the Bivalve Throwdown will take place at the yet-to-be-opened Stella Sola at 6 p.m. on November 8. We'll have the full recap on Monday, but you can experience all the briny fun yourself for only $40. Tickets are still available, but will sell out fast.