New Year's Eve

Are you a lobster thermidor kind of person or a roast suckling pig sort? What you choose to grub on New Year's says a lot about you, so choose wisely. You could consume duck pâté at the Rotisserie for Beef and Bird (2200 Wilcrest, 713-977-9524, $68), Indonesian quail with sweet soy barbecue at Zula (705 Main, 713-227-7052, $60), roasted venison chop at Trevísio (6550 Bertner, suite 600, 713-729-0400, $60), salmon borracho at Tila's (1111 South Shepherd, 713-522-7654, $60), a dinner buffet at the Doubletree Hotel's Promenade Restaurant (2001 Post Oak Boulevard, 713-961-9300, $39.95), or a luxurious five-course meal at Quattro in the Four Seasons (1300 Lamar, 713-650-1300, $150 to $185). Dinner theater options include murder mysteries at The Mystery Café (Marriott West Loop, 1750 West Loop South, 713-944-2583, $49.95) and Dave and Buster's (6010 Richmond, 713-952-2233, $130 per couple), and comedy at Radio Music Theatre (2623 Colquitt, 713-522-7722, $59). If booze is your top priority, $25 will gain you entrance to both The Mercury Room and Boaka Bar (1008 Prairie, 713-225-6372), which are teaming up for New Year's. And finally, for a party that includes a balloon drop and a 2 a.m. breakfast buffet (very important for easing hangovers), try Hotel Clubmonkey (10655 Katy Freeway, 713-522-0881, $49).


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