DOWNTOWN— Phoenicia Specialty Foods and Houston Press' next Hoppy Hour is this Friday starting at 4 p.m. at MKT Bar. Live music provided by Bryan Anthony and the Gentlemen's Club till 7 p.m. and DJ DNCSxWLVS will take over until 10 p.m. Select wine will be $5 and select draft beer from local breweries will be $5 per pour.
BOOZE CRUISE— Take a rum-filled ride on a pontoon boat along the Buffalo Bayou tomorrow night at 6 p.m. Buffalo Bayou Partnership will be pouring Cruzan Rum and Kay's Kitchen will be serving up bites. Tickets are $50 and include all edibles.
VOTE— Cast your vote for the best in food and drink to help My Table Magazine decide who should win in categories including restaurants, chefs, bartenders, food trucks and other service industry players. The 2013 My Table Houston Culinary Awards will take place on October 6 at the Houstonian. [My Table]