Where to Dine in Houston This Mother's Day 2015

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Your mother deserves this.
Show your love and appreciation by treating the moms in your life to a special meal. From elegant prix fixe lunches to fun for the family brunch buffets, here's where to dine in Houston this Mother's Day:

024 Grille
945 N. Gessner, 281-501-4350

Celebrate Mother's Day with 024 Grille's exquisite brunch buffet, offering fresh seafood, made to order omelets, carving stations and decadent desserts. Guests 21 and over will enjoy a complimentary mimosa upon arrival. Valet parking is complimentary. Cost is $55 per person ($25 per child ages 5-12). Seatings are offered between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

III Forks
1201 Fannin, 713-658-9457

Treat mom to a steak! The downtown restaurant will be open for regular hours, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., this Mother's Day.

Américas
2040 W. Gray, 832-200-1492
21 Waterway, 281-367-1492

A mother's love is worth celebrating. Enjoy Américas brunch classics on Saturday, May 9 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Sunday, May 10 (reservations beginning at 9 a.m.).

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Pre-Sale Tickets for the 4th Annual Houston Press BrewFest on Sale Right Now

Categories: Dining Deals

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Craft beers. Food trucks. Live music. All things good on their own, but even better when you can take in all three at the same time. Well, get excited people, because Houston Press BrewFest, held in conjunction with Lucky's Pub, has all three of these things and is happening on Saturday, May 16 at Silver Street Station.

Because we here at Eating Our Words have your back, we want you to know that pre-sale tickets for BrewFest are on sale now. Like right now. Seriously, you go can buy them right now until Saturday, March 21 at 10 a.m. with the promo code EOW15.

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Do Menu of Menus Bigger Than Ever With This VIP Table Voice Daily Deal

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Where does the time go? It's hard to believe that this year's Menu of Menus will be the 13th annual installment of the extravaganza. We're looking forward to hanging out with all of you and tasting some of the best food in Houston.

As you know, tickets have been on sale for a minute, but what if you want more than just a VIP experience? What if you and 9 of your closest friends want to make going to Menu of Menus an event? Well, you're in luck, because the good people of VOICE Daily Deals have an offer for you:

How would you like to get a VIP table to the Menu of Menus Extravaganza for half price?

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Where to Eat on Valentine's Day 2015 in Houston

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Have all the champagne you want; V-Day's on a Saturday this year.
Love is in the air -- because Cupid's favorite holiday is right around the corner! Whether you're looking for a date night that's cute and sweet or an evening full of champagne and over-the-top romance, we've got the lowdown on the city's best dining deals happening Valentine's Day (and Valentine's Day Weekend).

024 Grille
945 N. Gessner, 281-501-4350

Head to Memorial City's 024 Grille on Valentine's Day to indulge in a four-course dinner with an amuse-bouche from the chef for $90 per couple (plus $45 per additional person).

60 Degrees Mastercrafted
2300 Westheimer, 713-360-7757

This elegant steakhouse will be offering a specially crafted 4-course V-Day menu on Saturday, Feb. 14 for $75 per person.

Allô French Rotisserie
126 Vintage Park, 832-843-7422

Embark on "A Trip to Lyon" to celebrate la Saint-Valentin! Your dinner for two will take you on a virtual trip down the Rhône and Saône rivers with stops at many of this ancient city's landmarks for only $90 per couple.

Amalfi
6100 Westheimer, 713-532-2201

Owner and executive chef Giancarlo Ferrara will be hosting his first Valentine's Day Dinner at his modern Italian restaurant. Enjoy an a la carte menu featuring dishes like homemade foie gras terrine and pheasant confit; houseade parpardelle with mussels and sea urchin saffron sauce; wood-roasted veal over black truffled mashed potatoes; and more.

Américas
2040 W. Gray, 832-200-1492
21 Waterway, 281-367-1492

Both the River Oaks and Woodlands locations of modern Latin restaurant Américas will be offering a three-course menu -- featuring lobster corndogs, their famous churrasco steak, one of the best tres leches in town, and more -- for $75 per person on Feb. 13, 14, and 15.

Artisans Restaurant
3201 Louisiana, 713-529-9111

You'll have a bonne Saint-Valentin at this sexy, rustic-chic bistro on Valentine's Day. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., enjoy a special pre-fixe menu -- think Pacific ahi tuna, pan-seared lamb, triple chocolate mousse, and more -- for $140 per person.


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Houston Restaurant Gift Card Deals - Buy a Gift Card, Get a Bonus

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Restaurants like Kata Robata, Cordua Restaurant Group, Kuu, and Del Frisco's are offering great gift card deals.

It's been going on for days now: Every other email you're receiving is some special deal or last minute reminder that Christmas is, in fact, just days away. No time to go shopping? Want to avoid the crazy mall traffic and harried shoppers?

If you are a habitual gift card giver, and you're wondering what to get for your special someone for Christmas 2014, here's an idea: Buy a restaurant gift card. As a special bonus, many of Houston's best restaurants are giving away bonus gift cards with purchase, so you get to eat well, too!

Here, we've rounded up a bunch of sweet deals, many of which can be purchased online. Note, however, that some of the gift bonuses may have expirations and restricted dates for use, so remember to inquire about these limitations before buying.


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The 5 Best Happy Hours in Pearland

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Celebrate Oktoberfest any day of the week.
If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced wine to dives with cheap beer and burgers, we've got it all. See the complete list at the end of this post

This week, we're moving on to Pearland.

Honorable mention: Fajita Wednesdays at Emma's Mex Grill and sushi at Sakura Japanese Restaurant.

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The 5 Best Happy Hours in Memorial City

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Vallone's plump and tender meatballs are one of the restaurant's most popular items.
If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced wine to dives with cheap beer and burgers, we've got it all. See the complete list at the end of this post

This week, we're moving to the 'hood of Memorial City.

Honorable Mention: Build your own antipasti at Ciro's and fancy pants social hour at Eddie V's.

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The 5 Best Happy Hours in The Woodlands

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Enjoy stellar drinks and bar bites at some of The Woodlands' finest.
If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced wine to dives with cheap beer and burgers, we've got it all. See the complete list at the end of this post

This week, we're moving on to the bar and restaurant-packed 'hood of The Woodlands.

Honorable Mention: Craft brews at The Refuge Bar & Bistro and Italian bites and wine at Pallotta's Italian Grille (which is located just east of I-45).

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The 5 Best Happy Hours in Garden Oaks/Oak Forest

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We don't know what's nicer. Cottonwood's bar or the giant outdoor patio.
If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced wine to dives with cheap beer and burgers, we've got it all. See the complete list at the end of this post

This week, we're moving we're moving just outside the loop to the neighborhoods of Garden Oaks and Oak Forest.

Note: For purposes of this post, Garden Oaks / Oak Forest is defined as north of Loop 610, east of Highway 290, south of Tidwell and west of Shepherd.

Honorable Mention: Free wine tastings at Plonk Beer & Wine Bistro (follow them on Facebook for updates).

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The 5 Best Happy Hours Near Highland Village

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This handsome bar has all-American class.
If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced wine to dives with cheap beer and burgers, we've got it all. See the complete list at the end of this post

This week -- since many of these fell outside the scope of our neighboring lists -- we're moving on to the bars and resto's around Highland Village.

Honorable Mention: $8 happy hour pizzas at Capone's, which is moving to a new location in Upper Kirby soon (the last day in current location is November 29).

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