The 5 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend: Red Velvet Beer Launch, Toys for Tots Drive & 12 Bars of Christmas Bar Crawl

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Photo by Molly Dunn
The Red Velvet cake|cups from Fluff Bake Bar are the inspiration behind No Label's Red Velvet beer.
No Label Beer Dinner @ Woodway Whole Foods Market
Friday, 7-9 p.m.
6401 Woodway Dr.

Reserve your spot at this five-course dinner from Whole Foods Market paired with No Label Brewery beers. Whole Foods has not announced the full menu , but it will include items such as seared day boat scallops with a watercress beurre blanc and orange roast duck breast with braised fennel. Representatives from No Label will be at the dinner to help each guest properly pair beers with their courses. Tickets cost $25 and will benefit B.I.G. Love Cancer Care.

Red Velvet Stout Launch Party @ Buffalo Bayou Brewery
Saturday, 12-3 p.m.
5301 Nolda St.

Fans of Red Velvet cake rejoice, because the Southern classic dessert has been made into a beer by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company. Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar teamed up with Ryan Robertson, Buffalo Bayou's brewmaster, to create the chocolate cherry stout. The idea for the Red Velvet beer came from the Red Velvet cake|cups from Fluff Bake Bar. On Saturday, from 12-3 p.m., you can try it during the Red Velvet launch party. Half pints cost $2 and two pints cost $10; you'll also receive a commemorative glass. Masson will be at the event selling a variety of her baked goods, including the Red Velvet cake|cups; H-Town StrEATS food truck will also be there. This Red Velvet beer launch party will serve as a fundraising event for Lucky Dog Rescue, and 25 percent of all proceeds will go to the rescue organization.

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Photo by Barbra Riley
Hopefully Pi Pizza is selling its Outdoorsman Pizza at the Toys for Tots Drive at My Food Park HTX on Saturday.
Toys for Tots @ My Food Park HTX
Saturday, 12-5 p.m.
800 Hwy 6 S

My Food Park HTX will hold a Toys for Tots Drive on Saturday afternoon. Bring new, unwrapped toys to donate to the Marine Corps drive. After you drop off your items, head on over to one of the food trucks in the park. Phamily Bites, Coreanos, Koagie Hots, Zeapod Cakery, Bernie's Burger Bus, Pi Pizza Truck and Muiishi Makirritos will all be stationed in the park to feed everyone.

Holiday Beers & Cheers @ D&T Drive Inn
Saturday, 2-6 p.m.
1307 Enid St.

Celebrate the holiday season at D&T Drive Inn on Saturday with your friends and family during the Holiday Beers & Cheers event from 2-6 p.m. The folks at D&T want to give back to you if you lend a helping hand to Workshop Houston. Each person who makes a donation (minimum of $5) to Workshop Houston will receive a free Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. beer. And if you bring unwrapped gifts, D&T will wrap them for you for $3 per gift. Throughout the evening, you can order a flight of Christmas beers and drink some eggnog -- bring your own liquor to make the eggnog taste that much better. D&T also invites everyone to help decorate their Christmas tree. Don't forget to wear something festive, because It's bound to be a holly jolly time!

The Twelve Bars of Christmas Bar Crawl @ Clutch City Squire
Saturday, 3 p.m.
410 Main St

You have the 12 days of Christmas, and you also have the 12 bars of Christmas. On Saturday, the Christmas Bar Crawl will begin at Clutch City Squire at 3 p.m. and will venture through eleven other bars in Market Square and Downtown. Wear a Christmas sweater (or favorite holiday get-up), or order a T-shirt from the bar crawl and navigate your way through Houston visiting Shay McElroy's, State Bar, El Big Bad, Market Square Bar & Grill, Warren's, Char Bar, Batanga, La Carafe, Hearsay, Little Dipper and Goro & Gun. The after-party will take place where it all began, at Clutch City Squire.

Location Info

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Whole Foods

6401 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX

Category: General

No Label Brewery

5351 1st St., Katy, TX

Category: General

Buffalo Bayou Brewery

5301 Nolda St., Houston, TX

Category: General

H-Town StrEATS

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

My Food Park HTX

800 Highway 6 S, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Phamily Bites

(Mobile), Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Coreanos

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Koagie Hots

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Zeapod Cakery

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Bernie's Burger Bus

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Pi Pizza Truck

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Muiishi Makirritos

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Clutch City Squire

410 Main St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Shay McElroy's Irish Pub

909 Texas, Houston, TX

Category: Music

The State Bar & Lounge

909 Texas, Houston, TX

Category: Music

El Big Bad

419 Travis St, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Bitterman's Market Square Bar & Grill

311 Travis, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Warren's Inn

307 Travis, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Char Bar

305 Travis, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Batanga

908 Congress Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

La Carafe

813 Congress, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Hearsay Gastro Lounge

218 Travis, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Little Dipper

304 Main St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Goro & Gun - CLOSED

306 Main St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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