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Menu of Menus® 2016 Is Coming and the Presale Starts Now! [UPDATED]

Last year, more than 2,000 attendees enjoyed the annual Houston Press Menu of Menus® Extravaganza presented by Stella Artois. Our favorite food event returns for its 14th year on April 5. This year features an all-new Iron Fork competition with a new emcee and a new set of competitors, too.

That’s not to mention the vast variety of savory bites, sweet nibbles and tasty wine, beer and cocktail samples from restaurants and retailers from all over the Houston area. It’s an event not to be missed, and good things come to those who do not wait — to get tickets, that is. Visit the Menu of Menus® website and use early-bird code FOODIE16 to participate in the presale, which runs until February 10 at 9 a.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public on February 10 at 10 a.m.

Four-time Iron Fork winner Kevin Naderi of Roost restaurant is now a retired Menu of Menus® champion. (He was probably running out of space for trophies anyway.) That means that this year will feature two brand-new competitors to be announced as the event draws closer. Our longtime emcee, Randy Evans, has moved to San Antonio to be in charge of H-E-B’s restaurants. Who will replace him? That’s a secret for now, but when you find out, it will all make perfect sense.

Several exciting restaurants have already confirmed their participation and many more will be announced in the coming weeks. Here is just a small peek at what’s in store for attendees:

  • Arnaldo Richards' Picos Restaurant
  • Churrasca Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Eculent
  • Freebirds World Burrito
  • Italiano’s
  • Orange Leaf
  • Pollo Tropical
  • Prestige Oysters Inc.
  • The Tipsy Dessert Bar

Updated, 2/4/2016, 10:02 a.m.: Restaurants interested in having a table at Menu of Menus® can read the requirements and fill out the Participating Restaurant form online

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As in past years, the Houston Press Menu of Menus® Extravaganza will be held at Silver Street Station at 1500 Silver Street from 7 to 10 p.m. People who spring for the VIP admission get in an hour early as well as complimentary valet parking until 6:30 p.m. (VIP admission is worth it, we promise.) All tickets include unlimited food and beverage samples, entertainment and access to watch the Iron Fork competition. All guests must be 21 or older. 

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