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Enjoy Culinary Delights From Northwest Houston's Best Restaurants & Caterers, A Wine Tasting Event, Live Racing and More on Thursday, July 29, 2010


HOUSTON (July 13, 2010)— The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce ( presents its annual Epicurean Evening at Sam Houston Race Park ( showcasing the finest food establishments in Northwest Houston serving up samples of their most popular dishes on Thursday, July 29, 2010, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Thirty restaurants and caterers will be on-hand with a variety of food options during live racing events.  In addition, the event will include an optional wine tasting event, open to patrons ages 21 and up, featuring wine selections from Constellation Wines for just an additional $10 per person. 

Participating restaurants include: Orioli’s, Jason’s Deli, Sweet Tomatoes, Café Express, Freebirds World Burrito, Paul's Pizza Shop, Hasta La Pasta, Mia Bella, Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen, Kabab Kahani, Boudreaux's Cajun Kitchen, Treat, Guayaba Latin Grill, JB’s Steakhouse, My Fit Foods, Franks & Toppings, Capri Pasta Pizza & More, South Street Dining, Berryhill Catering, Strata Restaurant & Bar, Drew’s Pastry Place, Longwood Golf Club and more.
Tickets for the Epicurean Evening are $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under and available at the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce office or online at

Live Quarter Horse racing begins Thursday night at 7 p.m. The fun continues on Friday night with live racing and 50 Cent Draft Beer specials from 5:30 to 10 p.m. presented by Houston Press & 97.5 ESPN, and live racing along with Party on the Patio BBQ Night on Saturday featuring general admission, a BBQ plate with choice of (2) meats, potato salad and baked beans for $15 per person.  The Verizon Wireless Summer Concert Series on the Bud Light stage will have a performance from country star Luke Bryan and special guest Whiskey Myers.  Concert tickets start at $15 and offer FREE admission to live racing events.  FREE general parking for live racing & concert events.  For more information and tickets, visit

Epicurean Evening is sponsored by Lone Star College System, Sam Houston Race Park, Trustmark Bank, Constellation Brands (Robert Mondavi Private Selection, Clos du Bois, Woodbridge wines), Hasta La Pasta Italian Grill, Fred Haas Toyota Country, CenterPoint Energy, Woodforest National Bank, American Laser Centers, University of Houston - Downtown, Kelsey Seybold Clinics, Beyond Espresso, University of Houston, Texas Blue Spring Distributors, Lee Wayne Corporation, Drew’s Pastry Place, Sweet Tomatoes Catering, Kwik Kopy #117, Northwest Coffee News, HEB - Vintage Park, Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex. DNC Travel Hospitality Services, Inc. and Texas Tutor Professionals.

The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1974 to serve the greater northwest area of Harris County. Visionary citizens chartered the Chamber and today it has grown to over 750 members serving an area of approximately 500,000 residents.  The northwest region has operated primarily as an unincorporated area without the benefit of town hall, mayor or main street. The Chamber of Commerce has partnered closely with county commissioners, elected officials and community organizations to fill the void by working to improve the area for both businesses and families.

Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s premier racing and entertainment facility, located 15 minutes from downtown Houston, and offers a variety of attractions including 19 luxury suites overlooking the race track, The Pavilion Centre, and award-winning dining options at the Winner’s Circle Restaurant and the Champion Energy Services Jockey Club. The Park’s newest addition, The Showgrounds, is an all-ages, outdoor, 15,000-capacity venue that hosts annual country, classic rock and contemporary concert events throughout the year. For more information on upcoming shows, events and tickets, visit

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