Foodies take note! It’s time to start thinking about Houston Press Menu of Menus Extravaganza. In its 11th year, this foodie extravaganza includes sample bites from more than 40 local restaurants plus open bar with beer, wine and cocktails. The big event is Tuesday, April 9, at Silver Street Station, 1500 Silver Street.

Right now, you can get pre-sale tickets before they go on sale to the public February 22. General admission pre-sale are $35 and VIP pre-sale are $80. I attended VIP the last two years — and loved the VIP access an hour before the crowds. Your VIP ticket includes food, drinks, entertainment, admission one-hour early, as well as complimentary valet parking before 6:30 pm. Early admission is HUGE at this event because it gets crowded!

The Iron Fork competition returns this year, sponsored by Whole Food Markets. Two top chefs will go head to head creating a dish from secret ingredients. If you’re a foodie, this is a don’t miss event!

Use promo code CHEAP1 to buy pre-sale tickets online now before they go on sale to the public February 22 at 10 am. Prices will continue to go up as the event gets closer. It’s usually a sell-out, so tickets will probably not be available at the door.