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2014 Feast With the Beasts
The 9th annual food, beer, and wine celebration
With musical guest Sugar Ray
November 7, 2014
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Event is for guests 21 and older
General Admission tickets:
$109 Zoo Members
$119 Non-Members
This event is rain or shine.

September 2 through 15:
Save $10 per General Admission ticket!
Members sign in for your discount;
Non-members use code FEASTPS

Ticket Purchase Link Available September 2


Sugar Ray Performs on the H-E-B Stage

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Mark McGrath is a true original. Best known as lead singer/ songwriter for Sugar Ray, the Southern California-native can lay claim to a stunning string of top 10 hits, including “Someday,” “When It’s Over,” and the twin #1 classics, “Fly” and “Every Morning.” McGrath and Sugar Ray proved worldwide fan favorites, with multiple multi-platinum albums (including the RIAA 3x platinum certified 14:59), countless sold out tours, innumerable TV appearances, and starring roles on the covers of such national publications as Spin and Rolling Stone. More than two decades since their foundation later, Sugar Ray remain devoted to the cause that united them, the pursuit of good times, sunshine, and great rock ‘n’ roll.

As if that weren’t enough, McGrath has enjoyed a high profile career as a multi-faceted TV personality, including his current role as host of truTV’s extreme singing competition series, Killer Karaoke. Among his many other credits are stints as co-host of the entertainment news program, Extra, and as host of the nationally syndicated Don’t Forget The Lyrics! A three-time champion on VH1’s Rock & Roll Jeopardy, McGrath has also appeared in such hugely successful series and films as Fox’s American Idol, NBC’s The Office and The Celebrity Apprentice (Season 4), ABC’s Wife Swap and The Neighbors, and most recently, Syfy’s Sharknado 2: The Second One

Visit Sugar Ray’s website


We Would Like to Thank Our Generous 2014 Sponsors

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Silver Eagle Distributors

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Bank of Texas

Houston Texans

IBC Bank

Linn Energy

Interested in becoming a Feast with the Beasts sponsor? Contact Ginger Moon at 713-533-6584 or gmoon@houstonzoo.org.

VIP PARTY

This $179 VIP experience will allow you to enter the Zoo 30 minutes early so you can enjoy Feast with the Beasts with no lines! Your VIP ticket also gains you access into the Bud Light Lounge hosted by 94.5 The Buzz’s Rod Ryan, where you’ll enjoy private patio seating, an open bar, and animal experiences just for you.

This year’s VIP guests will enjoy tastes from Sambuca and Sodexo!

VIP Ticket Link Available September 2


Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the answers to the most common questions we get:

Remind me again when the event is?
How can I purchase tickets?
What all does my ticket include?
Can you tell me more about the VIP Tickets to the private Bud Light Lounge?
How old do I have to be to attend?
Will there be any animal guests?
What is the attire?
Where do I park?
What if I have to cancel prior to the event?
Is my ticket price tax deductible?
What if it rains?
Who should I call if I have any other questions?
Call our call center at 713-533-6550 with event questions, questions about purchasing tickets or our online ordering system, or email feast@houstonzoo.org.

Participating Restaurants in 2014

Angie’s Cake
The Bird and the Bear Bistro
Batanga
benjy’s
Boudreaux’s Cajun Kitchen
California Pizza Kitchen
Catering To Your Taste Buds
Cavatore Italian Restaurant
Community Coffee
Cyclone Anaya’s
d’lish catering
Doughmaker Donuts
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
Fluff Bake Bar
Frank’s Americana Revival
Fuddrucker’s
The Garden Kitchen
Griff’s
Hard Rock Café Houston
Juice Girl
La Madeleine
Lemond Market & Catering
Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar
Lola Savannah Fine Coffees and Teas
Luby’s
Maggiano’s Little Italy
The Melting Pot
Merlion on 4th
Mi Pueblito Restaurant
Michael’s Cookie Jar
Moderno Tacos & Tex Mex
Molina’s*
My Dee Dee’s Pie Shoppe & Deli
NOE GRILL at Omni Houston Galleria Hotel
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Ooh La La Desserts Boutique
Ouisie’s Table
Palazzo’s
Peli Peli
PICNIC*
Porch Swing Desserts
POParazzi Popcorn
Prego
Quattro
Ristorante Cavour
Ruggles Cafe Bakery
Russo’s New York Pizzeria
Sambuca – VIP Restaurant
Shipley Do-Nuts
Smallcakes: A Cupcakery
Sodexo – VIP Restaurant
Sorrel Urban Bistro
Sprinkles Cupcakes
Sweet Tomatoes
Taste of Texas Restaurant*
Texas De Brazil
Torchy’s Tacos
Truluck’s

*Cornerstone Cuisine! Cornerstone Cuisine are those restaurant participants who have been a part of Feast with the Beasts since its first year in 2006. We thank them for their continued support and encourage all Feast guests to stop by their booth this year!

Interested in becoming a restaurant participant? Contact Lauren St. Pierre at 713-533-6613 or lstpierre@houstonzoo.org.


About Feast with the Beasts

The 2013 Feast with the Beasts event featured 65 of Houston’s hottest restaurants, special animal presentations and feedings, and a live performance by Smash Mouth. Money raised helps support the care and feeding of the over 6,000 animals that call Houston Zoo home. Make sure you subscribe to the Houston Zoo e-mail newsletter for all Feast details.

Launched in the fall of 2006 as a fundraiser for the Houston Zoo, Feast with the Beasts was an instant hit! The Zoo’s naturally wild environment and 6,000 animals offer an unprecedented venue for this wine, beer and food event.

The 2006 event had 33 restaurant participants. The event has grown to feature more than 60 Houston-area restaurants, all serving their best dish, plus a live concert performance.

In 2008 we added the Beastly Battle – a chance for guests to vote for their favorite cuisine. In 2009 we added a Dessert Corner featuring sweet treats.

We’ve had sell-out crowds for the past four years, welcoming over 4,000 guests each year. Tickets sold out weeks in advance. With great restaurants like Taste of Texas, The Melting Pot and more, plus a rockin’ show, Feast with the Beasts is the place to be!


About the Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world. Fundraising is essential to the Houston Zoo, and we could not continue our mission without support from the Houston community.

Feast with the Beasts is not only a much-talked about and well-loved annual event, but also one of the Houston Zoo’s largest fundraisers of the year. This event raised almost $1,000,000 in its first three years! All money raised goes to the Houston Zoo’s conservation, education, and animal care programs.