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Upcoming Houston Food Events: Get Tix for Saint Arnold's One Pot Showdown

Act fast, Saint Arnold's One Pot Showdown is known to sell out.
Act fast, Saint Arnold's One Pot Showdown is known to sell out. Photo by Chuck Cook

Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings:

Say goodbye to 2018 and ring in 2019 with tasty festivities at one of Houston’s finest restaurants. Our New Year’s Eve and Day Dining Guide covers everything from Champagne-fueled dinners to day-after recovery brunches.

Pluckers Wing Bar, 1400 Shepherd, has a new way to celebrate your New Year's resolutions, offering its first ever Anti-Resolution celebration from Tuesday, January 1 through Sunday, January 6 at all locations. Guests can get 50 percent off desserts, while salads will be an extra $1 (the dollar will be donated to the Firefly Fund, a Texas nonprofit with a primary goal to finance the acceleration of research needed to find a cure for the rare disease, Niemann-Pick Type C1.

Master the art of cocktail making and mix it up with chef Jose Hernandez bar-side at Hotel Alessandra’s Lucienne, 1070 Dallas. The mixology series continues in January with a spotlight on Alkkemist and Gabriel Boudier gins, taking place each Saturday of the month from 3 to 4 p.m. Guests can nibble on a menu of light bites including smoked salmon, tuna tartare, mimosa egg and crab cakes while learning about the history, origins and varieties of gin, and then get hands on experience with three classics: Bees Knees, Martini and Spanish Gin & Tonic. Cost is $75 per person and the class is limited to eight guests (21-and-up only).  To reserve, email [email protected]

III Forks Prime Steakhouse, 1201 Fannin, will host its First Wednesday Wine Tasting on Wednesday, January 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. This month, guests can enjoy at least six different wines from Italy along with savory hors d'oeuvres. Cost is $25 per person and reservations are required.

It’s no secret that Agricole Hospitality’s Morgan Weber loves bourbon, and on Thursday, January 24 he’ll be sharing his love for the good stuff at a Proprietary Bourbon Dinner at Revival Market, 550 Heights. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m., with small bites and a cocktail followed by a tasting of some of Weber's favorite barrels and a discussion about bourbon. The Revival Market culinary team will serve a family-style meal paired with Agricole’s proprietary bourbons to end the evening. Seats (limited to 30) are $95 per person, plus gratuity). 

click to enlarge The One Pot Showdown is "one part chili cookoff, one part stew stampede, one part gumbo gauntlet and ten parts Saint Arnold goodness." - PHOTO BY CHUCK COOK
The One Pot Showdown is "one part chili cookoff, one part stew stampede, one part gumbo gauntlet and ten parts Saint Arnold goodness."
Photo by Chuck Cook
Tickets are now on sale for Saint A’s One Pot Showdown, held at Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons, on Sunday, January 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. Now in its 12th year, the “one part chili cookoff, one part stew stampede,” and “one part gumbo gauntlet” will have over 80 teams serving their tastiest dish with Saint Arnold beer. Tickets (which are known to sell out) are $40 and proceeds from the event will go to Kid’s Meals, an organization that provides healthy lunches to preschool aged kids living in poverty.
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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer who is always looking to share Houston's coolest and tastiest happenings with the Houston Press readers.
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