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Food and drink events worth seeking out in Houston this week

If you love to eat and drink, this week offers a great chance to explore the world of food and beverage beyond restaurants and bars. From a museum happy hour to a taco festival, there's plenty to explore and enjoy if you're hungry for something new.

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MAD Happy Hour at Buffalo Soldiers Museum (The Millennial Edition)

Experience the Buffalo Soldiers Museum after dark at this special happy hour event on Wednesday. This free event is geared toward millennials who want to listen to live music, play games and meet new people.   

When: Wednesday, March 20, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Buffalo Soldiers Museum, 3816 Caroline St.
Price: Free

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La Piccola Cucina - Let's make Tarallini Dolci!

Bring your little chef to this immersive Italian cooking class on Saturday.  The 3-to-10-year-olds will don aprons, learn some Italian and use the metric system while preparing Tarallini Dolci, a ring-shaped butter cookie.

When: Saturday, March 23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St.
Price: $30 (ICCC Member); $45 (ICCC Non-member)

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Space City Beer Fest Presented by H-Town on Tap

Spend your Saturday at the second annual Space City Beer Fest at Midtown Park. The event features more than 100 beers on tap from breweries all over the country, live music, gourmet food trucks and fun group activities throughout the park. Get a free beer sample with your advance ticket purchase.

When: Saturday, March 23, 2-10 p.m.
Where: Midtown Park, 2811 Travis St.
Price: $5 (Early Bird General Admission); $10 (Early Bird General Admission w/ Samples)

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Taco Palooza! (2019 Taco Festival)

Tickets are limited for Taco Palooza! on Sunday. This traveling festival features tacos from the best food trucks in Houston. Dress for the theme, as there will be a taco t-shirt contest, or wear your shirt while downing multiple tacos during the taco-eating contest. Other taco fanatics can enjoy live music, dancing, giveaways and more. 

When: Sunday, March 24, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: South Houston, 10715 Gulf Freeway
Price: Free

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