Upcoming Houston Food Events: Rodeo Freebies & St. Paddy's Day Shenanigans

This is one Rodeo freebie you don't want to miss.EXPAND
This is one Rodeo freebie you don't want to miss.
Photo courtesy of Rhea Dunham

Freebie alert! During the entire month of March, bring your Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo ticket to Hubbell & Hudson Kitchen, 4526 Research Forest, and get a free Cowboy Burger (one burger per ticket). Made with a sirloin patty, cheddar, avocado, applewood smoked bacon, jalapeños, onions and fresh tomatoes served on a challah bun, it's the ultimate burger for any wrangler.

On Monday, March 14 (a.k.a. Pi Day), downtown's Your Pie, 1625 Main, will celebrate not only mathematics but also the king of round food: pizza! All locations of the pizza franchise will mark the occasion by offering their pizzas, select craft beers and combos for $3.14.

Blacksmith, 1018 Westheimer, will be hosting a Tasting 100: Learning About Tasting Coffee class on Monday, March 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In this class, you'll learn why coffee tastes the way it does, and how coffee professionals go about discerning the nuances of characteristics in coffees. Class participants will also be given a few simple, practical exercises designed to help improve their coffee-tasting abilities. Cost is $80 per person. 

An all-Houston episode of Food Network's Chopped will air on Thursday, March 17 at 7 p.m., and since chef Justin Turner is one of the competitors, Bernie Burger's Bus, 5407 Bellaire, is hosting a watch party starting at 6 p.m. Guests can enjoy happy hour (3 p.m. to close) and watch the episode along with Turner as he goes head-to-head with three fellow Houston chefs. 

The Hay Merchant, 1100 Westheimer, is hosting its Fourth Annual Hay Merchant Tournament of Beers from Wednesday, March 16 through Monday, April 4. When the March Madness teams are released, they’ll match beers to each team. The beers that correspond to the winning teams will be half off for the rest of the day. Hay Merchant will be live tweeting the winning beers throughout the tournament, and the brackets will be updated on the wall at Hay Merchant. Don’t forget — the Final Four is in Houston this year, so we have much to celebrate.

Because it's not St. Patrick's Day without corned beef.EXPAND
Because it's not St. Patrick's Day without corned beef.
Photo courtesy of Kenny & Ziggy's

Blarney tov! On Thursday, March 17, beginning at 6 p.m., Kenny & Ziggy’s, 2327 Post Oak, is honoring St. Patrick’s Day by offering its Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner (which includes two sides and a house salad) and a bottle of beer for $17.99. 

Kris Bistro, 7070 Allensby, will be celebrating Thursday, March 17 with a St. Patrick's Day Beer & Dinner Pairing. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., guests can enjoy an interactive kitchen experience with four Chef’s Stations, featuring dishes such as in-house cold smoked Celtic Salmon and deconstructed Shepherd’s Pie. Cost is $84 per person, all-inclusive. The student-chef-led restaurant will also host a Good France Wine Dinner, featuring seven wines and four Chef's Stations Kris Bistro on Monday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $155 per person, all-inclusive.

For more Saint Patrick’s Day fun, be sure to check out our 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Guide.

Spec's Midtown, 2410 Smith, will be hosting a Meet the Brewmaster Dinner featuring the “Father of Sour Beers,” Rudi Gehquire, on Monday, March 21 at 6 p.m. Gehquire is the brewmaster for the amazing and highly respected Rodenbach Brewery. Space is limited. To RSVP, contact Joey at jwilliams@specsonline.com.

Don’t forget: Our favorite event of the year, the annual Houston Press Menu of Menus® Extravaganza, is back for its 14th year on Tuesday, April 5 at Silver Street Station, 1501 Silver. But you can get your tickets NOW (General Admission Tickets: $55 in advance, $65 day of; VIP Admission Tickets: $95 in advance, $120 day of). This year features an all-new Iron Fork competition alongside an excellent roster of savory bites, sweet nibbles and tasty wine, beer and cocktail samples from restaurants and retailers from all over the Houston area.  

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Related Locations

Bernie's Burger Bus

5407 Bellaire Blvd
Bellaire, TX 77401

Spec's Warehouse

2410 Smith St.
Houston, TX 77002



Kris Bistro & Wine Lounge

7070 Allensby St.
Houston, TX 77022



Kenny & Ziggy's Delicatessen Restaurant

2327 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056



Silver Street Station

1500 Silver St.
Houston, TX 77007

Blacksmith Coffee Bar

1018 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77006


The Hay Merchant

1100 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77006



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