Odd Pair at Absolve: A Food and Wine Pairing Event Like You've Never Tasted Before

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Are you a fan of our Odd Pair column? A fan of wine events where you can wear jeans and a concert T-shirt? A fan of chips and queso? Then do we have something in store for you...

Eating Our Words is pleased to present Odd Pair at Absolve (920 Studemont Street), a food-and-wine pairing event based on the weekly column and featuring some of our most popular pairings to date. Tickets are a meager $10 per person, which gets you eight pairing stations and live music, as well as voting rights for the best pairing of the day.

Pairings* include:

  • Watermelon and Riesling
  • Chips, queso and Chardonnay
  • Reese's peanut butter cups and Cabernet
  • Egg rolls and Pinot Grigio
  • Tater tots and Verdejo
  • Cheese pizza and Shiraz
  • Barbecue sandwiches and Malbec
  • Donuts and Riesling

The event kicks off on Sunday, July 25 at 1 p.m. and runs until 4 p.m. Capacity is limited to only 100 tickets, so get yours now! Tickets can be purchased online until July 24. Those who bring a donation of cash or cans for the Houston Food Bank will be entered to win fabulous door prizes that just might help them recreate their own Odd Pair event at home.

And stay tuned next week for a chance to win a pair of free Odd Pair tickets with this hint: Brush up on our old columns, 'cause there's some trivia headed your way.

*subject to change

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