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2014 Feast With the Beasts
The 9th annual food, beer, and wine celebration
Featuring more than 60 restaurants
With musical guest Sugar Ray
November 7, 2014
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

View the 2014 Program

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

This Event is SOLD OUT!

Sugar Ray Performs on the H-E-B Stage


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

2014 Feast T-Shirts

When purchasing your Feast tickets online, you can pick up a commemorative t-shirt. These shirts will also be on sale during Feast. Here’s a look at the 2014 design:


We Would Like to Thank Our Generous 2014 Sponsors



Silver Eagle Distributors





Bank of Texas

Benchmark Mortgage / David B. Jackson

Houston Texans

IBC Bank

Linn Energy

MergerTree Solutions

Interested in becoming a Feast with the Beasts sponsor? Contact Ginger Moon at 713-533-6584 or


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 Tickets are SOLD OUT!

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

Participating Restaurants in 2014

  • Angie’s Cake
  • The Bird and the Bear Bistro
  • Batanga
  • benjy’s
  • Boudreaux’s Cajun Kitchen
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Canyon Cafe
  • Catering To Your Taste Buds
  • Cavatore Italian Restaurant
  • Community Coffee
  • Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen
  • d’lish catering inc.
  • Doughmaker Doughnuts
  • Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
  • Fluff Bake Bar
  • Frank’s Americana Revival
  • Fuddruckers
  • The Garden Kitchen
  • Griff’s
  • Hard Rock Café Houston
  • Harvest Organic Grille
  • Juice Girl
  • KUU Restaurant
  • La Madeleine
  • Lemond Kitchen
  • 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*
  • Monarch Bistro
  • My Dee Dee’s Pie Shoppe & Deli
  • NOE GRILL at Omni Houston Galleria Hotel
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Ooh La La The Dessert Boutique
  • Ouisie’s Table
  • Palazzo’s
  • Peli Peli
  • Poparrazi’s Gourmet Popcorn
  • Porch Swing Desserts
  • Prego
  • Quattro
  • Rio Ranch
  • Ristorante Cavour
  • Russo’s New York Pizzeria
  • Sambuca – VIP Restaurant
  • Season’s 52
  • Shipley Donuts
  • Smallcakes: A Cupcakery
  • Sodexo – VIP Restaurant
  • Sodexo Health Care
  • Sprinkles Cupcakes
  • Taste of Texas Restaurant*
  • Texas De Brazil
  • Torchy’s Tacos
  • Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Truluck’s Seafood Steak Crabhouse

*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

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.

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.