Deals & Events

Houston Deals & Events: El Big Bad, The Hay Merchant & McCormick & Schmick's

By Marcy de Luna  |  August 4, 2014
Credit: Alex Gregg


Fight for Your Right
El Big Bad downtown throws a Beastie Boys soiree in honor of MCA's (a.k.a. Adam Yauch) birthday. Expect the group's music along with inspired drink specials including Brass Monkey, Paul Revere Punch, High Plains Drifter, Egg Man, Professor Booty with Shasta soda and Root Down with beet-infused tequila (4 PM - midnight).


Wine Dinner at McCormick & Schmick
The six courses include: foie gras and Hugel et Fils Riesling, Alsace 2011; apple salad with Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc-Viognier, Napa Valley 2013; scallop and clam ceviche with Mer Soleil ‘Silver’ Unoaked Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands 2011; wild Hawaiian moonfish and Louis Jadot Pinot Noir, France 2010; and prime New York roast and Cain Cuvée Red Blend, Napa Valley NV9 Riesling. End on a sweet note with a poached pear topped with honey and sea salt gelato and a glass of Flat Creek Estate Blanco Brio Muscat, Marble Falls, Texas 2012 (7 PM; $95 per person).  

Craft Brews
Sierra Nevada partners with a dozen craft breweries to create a 12 beers for one 12-pack, which includes 10 bottles and two cans. To celebrate, The Hay Merchant in Montrose will offer all 12 of the collaboration beers on tap (starting at 5 PM).