Kick your Super Bowl food game up a notch with munchies from The Hay Merchant/Underbelly.
Kick your Super Bowl food game up a notch with munchies from The Hay Merchant/Underbelly.
Photo by Julie Soefer

Upcoming Houston Food Events: Beer, Chocolate & Super Bowl to Go

Beaver's, 2310 Decatur, and Brash Brewing Co. will be hosting a Beer Dinner on Monday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m. Chef Dusty Sagaser has created a fabulous "Indian comfort food" menu to pair alongside Brash's latest offerings. The five-course meal will kick off with a champagne reception and passed appetizers, then move on to dishes like smothered butter chicken with saffron dirty rice paired with Pussy Wagon IPA; and Scotch spiked chocolate pecan pie paired with Vulgar Display of Power. Tickets are $65, and all courses will be available vegan. Spots can be reserved by calling the restaurant at 713-864-2328.

Get all prepped for Valentine's Day — Spec’s Midtown, 2410 Smith, will be hosting a Beer & Chocolate Pairing on Thursday, January 28 at 6 p.m. Experience a flight of six Taza chocolate preparations from chef Dimitra, paired with beers selected by Joey Williams. Pairings include ancho chile sope de chocolate with Unibroue La Terrible; and Sassy S’more Dusted with bourbon pecans and candied bacon with Brooklyn Black Ops. The pairing is $35 per person. Reserve your spot at or call 832-660-0250.

Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella, will be hosting Stephanie Cuadra from Querciabella Wines to kick off its monthly wine dinner series for 2016 with a special Querciabella Wine Dinner on Thursday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy six courses – including elk carpaccio, braised rabbit sugo and gorgonzola dolce – all paired with Cuadra’s rare Tuscan wines. Cost is $145 per person plus tax or gratuity. Reservations only. To reserve seats, email Marc Borel at

Quattro at Four Seasons Hotel Houston, 1300 Lamar, will be hosting an Evening of Wine & Truffles on Sunday, January 31 at 6 p.m. Executive chef Maurizio Ferrarese has created an exciting six-course tasting menu, with each course incorporating shavings of exotic Italian truffles and matching wine. From poached eggs with truffle shavings and aged beef tenderloin to Italian cheeses and a grand finale dessert, the six courses demonstrate the versatility of the coveted truffle. The cost for the entire event, wines included, is $90 per person plus tax and gratuity. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 713-276-4700 or reserve your spot through Open Table (note Truffle Degustation).

On Monday, February 1, tickets go on sale for March’s Chef-Led Food Tour. This one features a “France versus Italy” culinary tour of the city from chef Maurizio Ferrarese (Quattro) and David Denis (Le Mistral). The tour will be held on Sunday, March 6 – but get your tickets now, as these tours always sell out fast.

The Hay Merchant/Underbelly, 1100 Westheimer, will be offering Super Bowl To Go for the big game this year. Dishes include things like tater tot casserole ($35), queso with soft pretzel sticks ($20), ham ribs ($35 for full slab), seven-layer dip ($20) and, of course, wings ($28/30, $55/60). See the full list and place your order online by Thursday, February 4. You can pick up your order between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7. Each order will come with instructions.


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