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Upcoming Houston Food Events: Unlock a Taco Deal with Your Rodeo Ticket

Bring your same-day rodeo ticket to Goodnight Charlie's to unlock a taco and beer special.
Bring your same-day rodeo ticket to Goodnight Charlie's to unlock a taco and beer special. Photo by Ralph Smith
Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings:

Throughout rodeo season, guests can bring their same-day HLSR tickets to Goodnight Charlie's, 2531 Kuester, to receive three tacos and a beer for $10.

Peli Peli Galleria, 5085 Westheimer, has launched a new happy hour feature, offering reverse happy hour alongside live music every Friday and Saturday evening from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Expect a special late night menu and drinks, plus local bands and DJs. All Peli Peli locations have also introduced a three-course executive lunch menu for $20, available Monday through Friday before 4 p.m.

Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse, 5865 Westheimer, is hosting a five-course “churrascaria” wine dinner in its private room on Tuesday, March 13th at 7 p.m. The evening will begin with champagne followed by four unique California paired with Chama's traditional dishes and flame-roasted meats. A certified sommelier will be on-site to discuss the wines and answer any questions. Guests will be greeted with a basket of traditional pão de queijo (cheese bread) before the first course and all of the side dishes are served family style and replenished throughout the meal. The cost is $85 person plus tax and 18-percent gratuity. Call 713-244-9500.

The Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC), 1101 Milford, will host an Italian cooking class on Thursday, March 15, as part of its cooking series, Il Sapore Italiano – a series of hands-on cooking classes aimed to promote the Italian traditions. Participants will learn how to make gnocchi from scratch, topped with a ragu (meat sauce) and parmigiano. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the class begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 for ICCC members and $60 for non-members. 

On Saturday, March 17 from 2 to 10 p.m., 8th Wonder Brewery, 2202 Dallas, invites guests to its fifth annual Celebr8tion of Beer. The birthday festivities will include live music, food trucks and good times, rain or shine. Tickets are $35 for general admission ($40 at the door) and include four beer tokens, a limited edition pint glass and access to the party. VIP tickets are $100 ($125 at the door) and include an open bar, limited edition pint glass and access to VIP areas and specialty casks and brews. 

click to enlarge It's time to say goodbye to Underbelly, but its spirit will live on at UB Preserv. - PHOTO BY JULIE SOEFER PHOTOGRAPHY
It's time to say goodbye to Underbelly, but its spirit will live on at UB Preserv.
Photo by Julie Soefer Photography
With Underbelly closing on March 31 (and UB Preserv expected to open around two weeks later), the restaurant is inviting locals to celebrate the last six years with a special Underbelly Closing/Hay Merchant 6th Anniversary Party. The goodbye event will be held at The Hay Merchant, 1100 Westheimer, on Sunday, April 1 from 3 to 7 p.m. In addition to food stations, wine, cocktails from Maker's Mark and beer from Sierra Nevada, guests can enjoy a special Hay Merchant anniversary bar featuring rare, large format bottles sold by the glass. Tickets are $40 per person (plus tax) and include all-you-can-eat foods and two drink tickets (rare beers not included). Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase. Kids 15 and under are free. 
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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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