Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Lobster Rolls & Game Day Watch Parties
Weekend goals: Eat this Lobster Roll from Bernie's Burger Bus.
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Lobster Friday @ Bernie’s Burger Bus
Friday, 11 a.m.
5407 Bellaire, 2643 Commercial Center #320 (Katy)
Bernie's Burger Bus will welcome the hordes again for #LobsterFriday, when fans can get lobster poutine and Maine-style lobster rolls at both locations, in Bellaire and Cinco Ranch. Chef Justin Turner’s famous Maine-style lobster roll features hearty chunks of lobster tossed with house mayo, minced celery and onion, all nestled in a warm top-loaded, butter-toasted bun, and topped off with green onions. Not to be outdone, the poutine tops Bernie's award-winning hand-cut fries with local cheese curds, buttered lobster and lobster gravy. Available from 11 a.m. until they sell out.
Super Bowl Party @ Pour Society
Sunday, 11 a.m. to end of game
Skip the hassle of hosting a Super Bowl party and cheer on your team at this awesome gastropub located inside Gateway Memorial City. Seventeen screens will be broadcasting the big game while you enjoy $2 select beers, 75-cent wings (hot, barbecue and jerk) and specials from chef Greg Lowry – including a Denver green chili made with pork and green chilies and Carolina barbecue sandwiches with smoked pork shoulder and Carolina vinegar sauce.
Wonder Bowl @ 8th Wonder Brewery
Sunday, noon to end of game
Ten HDTVs plus an outdoor projector, specialty kegs and a cask games menu from Eatsie Boys, barbecue from Pappa Charlies Barbeque, and free eight-layer dip and chips (while it lasts) are all a part of the fun at this EaDo brewery’s Wonder Bowl.
Big Game Viewing Party @ Karbach Brewery
Sunday, 4:30 to 10 p.m.
Watch the Super Bowl upstairs on two big projection screens at Karbach's shiny new facility. Tickets are $48.47 and include access to five different buffet-style stations — a Frito pie station, pulled pork slider station, build your own nachos station, German beer brats and kraut station, and crudité and cheese station. Your ticket also includes an exclusive 16-ounce souvenir event glass and three beer tokens.
Super Gumbowl @ Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen
Sunday, 5 p.m.
Hit the Gulf kitchen to enjoy game-day specials, including 99-cent oysters on the half-shell; all-you-can-eat boiled shrimp for $24.99; gumbo for $3/cup or $5/bowl; two Mama Mandola’s meatballs tossed in pomodoro sauce for $5; and a sausage trio of boudin, andouille and jalapeño beef for $10 while you watch the big game. Drink specials include $2 domestics and $4 craft beers, $5 wells and $6 select cocktails. For those watching the action at home, "Super Gumbowl" to-go party packs are also available. Call 713-528-3474 for reservations or more information.
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