It’s more than a thirsty Thursday: All hail hunger at Big Bite Nite Sept. 27

This Thursday will be about more than thirst. All hail hunger at Big Bite Nite, where Houston’s most prestigious restaurants gather in one place — right here at HMNS!

Big Bite Nite 2012!

Patrons can sample cuisine from around Houston — and around the world —  from some 50 vendors, all while mingling among exquisite artifacts and enjoying music from Divisi Strings and live DJs.

From El Gran Malo to Gatlin’s to Le Mistral and the Reggae Hut, there’s something tried-and-true (or something totally new) for every taste.

For an up-to-the-minute list of participating restaurants, click here, and be sure to follow all our partnering eateries on Twitter for updates!

Hungry to attend but strapped for cash? Send us a picture of you taking your biggest bite ever, your most gargantuan gobble, your most champion of chomps, and you could win a four-pack of tickets! Tweet us with the hashtag #bigbitenite, tag us on Facebook or send it the old(er)-fashioned way to We’ll pick a winner at random on Tuesday, Sept. 25 — it could be you!

Tickets are $60 for the general public, $40 for museum members, and going fast. Click here to reserve yours today. Attendees must be 21 and over.

British Invasion

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Creative Commons License photo credit: PieterA

The Kinks, The Who, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones are all going to be featured by one of the best cover bands in Houston this week at Mixers. Dance, drink, and sing to the high energy tunes you know and love with Picture Book!

As we prepare for the British Invasion here at the Museum I wanted to give you some exciting tidbits about our brand new VIP room, The Lab. I have to admit, I’m a foodie, so here’s a sneak peak at this weeks menu…

Stilton, Manchego, Herbed Goat Cheese Terrine and Brie with Assorted Crackers

Kalamata, Gaeta, Picholine, Nicoise, Dry Cured Moroccan and Sicilian Cracked Green Olives

Baba Ganoush, Hummus, and Hot Artichoke Dip with Toasted Pita Chips

Asparagus with Green Goddess Dip

Chicken Sautee with a Spiced Yellow Curry Sauce

You get so many things with our VIP ticket besides the amazing food lovingly made by our very own City Kitchen. Come out, see it all, and be seen (thanks Houston Press!) – only at Mixers, Elixirs, & IMAX every Friday night from 6 – 10 p.m.