Houston, There’s Plenty of Rodeo to Celebrate in This City
Houston Restaurants and Hotels Have More Rodeo Adventures in Store for Visitors
FREE PARKING—FOOD TRUCKS & MORE!
The Ion, the anchor of the future 16-acre South Main Innovation District, will be hosting free Rodeo parking and fun weekend activation during the weekends of March 14 & 15, and 21 & 22. RMC will open up the lot at 4203 Fannin (Houston, TX 77004) at the future innovation district on a first-come, first-served basis from 12 pm to 12 am on those weekend dates. The lot operator is not responsible for any vehicles left in the lot after midnight.
In addition, two food trucks and custom laser-engraved keychains from TXRX Labs will be on-hand from 12 pm to 3 pm on each weekend activation date to offer fun, family-friendly activations during portions of the parking lot availability.
After parking and engaging with the food trucks and TXRX Labs if desired, guests parking in the lot will be able to take the adjacent METRORail Wheeler Station to head to the Rodeo grounds. PHOTO COURTESY OF VISIT HOUSTON
RODEO FOODIE FUN
Arnaldo Richards’ Picos at 3601 Kirby Drive; (832) 831-9940; www.picos.net
Celebrate Houston’s most anticipated events with an array of specials from March 2-20. Start the week off with 50% off Fajitas for Two, along with Happy Hour drink specials on Mondays and Tuesdays from 7am-10pm. From Wednesday through Friday, Happy Hour will be from 1:30pm to 6:30pm, including $7 margaritas and select beers for $3.
Food specials for this Rodeo season will include Chamorro De Puerco Carnitas Style & Cowboy Steak, available every day of the week. Gold Badge holders will receive a free appetizer with purchase of 2 entrees (one special per table). Photos courtesy of Nick De La Torre.
Axis Lounge at Royal Sonesta Houston at 2222 W Loop South, (713) 627-7600, https://www.sonesta.com
Royal Sonesta Houston is featuring half-priced bar snacks all day at Axis Lounge during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo from March 3-22. Guests are required to show their event ticket from that day. Menu items include: Ground Beef, BBQ Pulled Pork, Nashville Chicken, Crab Cake and Pork Belly Sliders, seasonal Flatbreads, Crispy Rock Shrimp, Charred Shishito Peppers and a variety of dips. Prices vary ($11-17). Photos courtesy of Royal Sonesta.
Goode Company Armadillo Palace at 5015 Kirby Dr., (713) 526-9700 ; www.thearmadillopalace.com
Kick off Rodeo Season with live country music at Goode Company Armadillo Palace! Houston’s premier restaurant, bar and honky-tonk destination boasts two signature bars, a spacious dance hall, and twinkling backyard beer garden. It’s a tribute to all-things-Texas and the perfect place to celebrate the start of the Houston Rodeo. There will be live music all weekend beginning at 11PM featuring Bri Bagwell (2/27), Dale Watson (2/28), and Copper Chief (2/29). Come early and enjoy the Deer Camp Quail Runners ($14), a bowl of Hill Country Venison Chili ($7/$13), or the popular Damn Goode Burger ($12). www.thearmadillopalace.com/live-music; *Ages 21+
Revolve Bar + Grill at Hotel Derek at 2525 W Loop S., (713) 961-3000; www.hotelderek.com/dining
It’s getting hot in here with the Texas themed Hotel Derek’s Revolve Bar + Grill’s rodeo offering from newly appointed Executive Chef Rishi Singh, formerly of Boheme. The Blazing Saddles rodeo special includes three sizzling Ribeye Steak Tacos ($16) topped with habanero mango salsa and a generous helping of smoked refried beans on the side. Available through March 22 during lunch and dinner service.
Safina Mediterranean, InterContinental Hotel – Medical Center 6750 Main St., (713) 422-2779, www.safinahouston.com
Safina Mediterranean or The Naturalist, the elegant restaurant and bar located in the InterContinental Hotel – Medical Center, is serving up a Rodeo-inspired dish all day for the duration of the Rodeo March 3-22. The Pressed Pulled Pork Sandwich features roasted pulled pork, Spanish chorizo, house made pickles, marinated tomato, Gruyere cheese, topped with salsa verde. For $12, it’ll put a giddy up in your step.
State of Grace at 3258 Westheimer, (832) 942-5080, http://stateofgracetx.com
Kick back with a specialty Rodeo cocktail from State of Grace. The Rodeo Milk Punch is a classic New Orleans style cocktail, made with bourbon (Jim Beam), milk/cream vanilla blend, and garnished with grated nutmeg ($11). Available all day through March 22.
Grab your boots and ride into Chama Gaucha – it’s rodeo time in Houston! Now through March 22nd, the Brazilian Steakhouse is celebrating one of the city’s favorite traditions with specialty, rodeo-inspired cocktails.
The rodeo-ready libations include the Bourbon Bronco, made with bourbon and bitters, topped with Guaraná (Brazilian soda), the Pineapple Pearl Snap, made with tequila, cointreau, lemon, jalapeno simple syrup, garnished with pineapple and fresh jalapeno, and Boot Scootin’ Juice, made with whiskey, champagne, simple syrup, bitters, garnished with coffee beans and a lemon twist. The drinks will also be available at happy hour prices all day Monday and Tuesday, and from 4:30-7pm Wednesday-Friday.
HOTEL PACKAGE & MORE
With Rodeo in town, Downtown Houston’s newest hotel, C. Baldwin, is ready to add to your experience! Just a short MetroRide away from NRG Stadium, C. Baldwin offers the urban cowboy the perfect place to hang their hat for the night before or after a day at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Stop in for a complimentary boot shine, a Spaghetti Western film or a photo opp with their mechanical bull.
Rodeo Round Up room offer includes deluxe accommodations with a complimentary upgrade when available, a Texas themed welcome amenity, $30 Lyft Credit to get you to and from NRG Stadium and complimentary valet parking.
Enjoy Rodeo themed food + drink specials, as well as curated programming in their lobby throughout March 2020: Eat like you’re at the rodeo! Enjoy signature offerings like their truffle popcorn and 44 Farms Beef Jerky in the Lobby Bar or indulge in their delicious quail entrée in Rosalie.
Every Saturday through March 28: Enjoy Baldwin Bubbles + Caviar Dreams … Rodeo Style!
- Saturday March 14, 7pm-11pm: Get your camera ready for a perfectly Instagramable photo opp with their mechanical bull
- Thurs. March 19, 4p-7p: Courtesy of Jim Beam, guests are invited to saddle up for their complimentary boot shine station, rodeo themed photo opportunities and drink specials
- Saturday March 21, 7pm-11pm: Join us for C. Baldwin Spaghetti Western – offering dinner service and western movies on the patio
And don’t forget to grab your complimentary Rodeo koozie at Lobby Bar. Be sure to stop by Sloan/Hall in their lobby for all of your Rodeo attire. Please check https://www.cbaldwinhotel.com/happening/rodeo-round-up for most up-to-date information.