Hula Mamas swathes guests in complimentary shell lei and outfit empty hands with non-alcoholic tropical fruit drinks in preparation for the Hawaiian dinner and show, which enlightens audiences about the South Pacific with rousing island entertainment and a brimming buffet. Polynesian delectables from mahi-mahi and pulled pork to sweet pineapple nut cake line the copious spread (the restaurant is BYOB pending a liquor license). Later, lights in Hula Mamas’ tiki hut will dim to highlight the flames of fire knife twirlers during the hour-long Polynesian Revue, which also features burly male warriors and shimmying hula girls. Audience participation is encouraged, so wear your loudest Hawaiian shirt and most recently mown grass skirt to join in.
Within the kitchens at Chefs 2b, culinarily-curious kids learn to use their own hands to whip up delicious repasts and then pick up and taste the flambéed fruits of their labor beneath the watchful eyes of certified chefs. Variety abounds in the 1.5-hour-long cooking classes, where cheflets may bone up on cuisine from other countries, learn basic techniques, or reflect on the importance of keeping the lid on the blender. Classes are equal parts art and science, and kids learn how, like scouting for boy bands, a combination of disparate ingredients can come together to create something wholesome and harmonious.
In 1984, Becks Prime was hardly more than a double drive-thru and a mission: to serve fresh, made-to-order burgers that upped the ante on traditional fast food. The restaurant has grown to 13 locations since then, and fewer customers are wearing "Vote Mondale" buttons, but not much else has changed. Cooks still prepare the food using never-frozen Angus Beef burgers, Boar's Head hot dogs, and marinated chicken breasts, all grilled to order over mesquite wood coals. Thick-cut fries and milkshakes round out the menu of American classics. The restaurant's passion for fast, high-quality burgers has caught the attention of the press in a big way?Becks Prime has been lauded by Zagat, Thrillist, and The Daily Meal.
Houston's Stockyard Bar-B-Q is the place to be if you're in the mood for smoky, sweet barbecued food. Stockyard is open seven days a week, so you can come get a bite of delicious barbecue any time your busy life permits. Come on down and sample the rosemary turkey breast sandwich for a lunchtime treat, or order up a pound of ribs done any way you like them: dry and spicy or sweet and wet, pork or beef—the choice is yours. Stockyard caters, too, so give them a call the next time you want to impress guests at a special event with the best barbecue in town.
Today’s Groupon plans a divine 2009 send-off for you and your lovely lipped companion with a hotel stay in a deluxe guestroom (a $249 value), $50 dinner credit at Rio Ranch, and strawberries and champagne room service (a $45 value) at The Hilton Houston Westchase for $150. It's the perfect alternative to the typical New Year's Eve spent remastering Cream's entire catalog.January: The population of Germany falls asleep for the entire month February: Americans briefly become interested in the circus again March: First annual Bring Your Smarter Friend To Work Day April: Hit TV show Dr. Supermodel, M.D. launches May: A train in Maryland derails, giving all passengers the power to talk to plants June: State governments cover up evidence that a cat gave birth to a puppy July: Temperatures in Idaho get so hot that people forget how to make eye contact August: Outbreak of melancholy ravages Montana September: Efforts to rename September “Exploder! The Energy Wine Presents September” stall in the Senate October: A mall appearance by Alan Alda ends with the National Guard crushing an uprising of armed deer November: Jared Fitz of Shreveport, Louisiana, realizes that cute MySpace girl is just a money-laundering scheme a little too late December: An accident at a military research center will cause the spread of unstoppable good cheer and hard sores
Woo fruitarians, cacao cravers, and bus crushes with today's Groupon, offering 12 ripe strawberries hand dunked in gourmet chocolate from Acute Events & Catering for $40 ($70 value). The delicious, utensils-not-required delights are a sophisticated and surefire way to satiate and seduce just in time for Valentine's Day and Abraham Lincoln's birthday.