16:50 PM

University to Host Rails to Restaurants Kick-Off Party Nov. 16

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) will host the 4th annual Rails to Restaurants event, presented by Houston Greeters and METRO. A featured Citizenship Month event, Rails to Restaurants is a progressive dinner that introduces Houstonians and visitors to the many bars and dining establishments along the METRO Red Line.

Scheduled for Monday, Nov. 16 from 6-9 p.m., the event offers appetizers, drinks, desserts and entertainment for a $20 fee. UHD will offer free parking for attendees, who will then board the light rail at the UHD metro stop.

Featured restaurants and bars include:

  • Henke & Piolet
  • Bombay Pizza
  • The District
  • Bovine & Barley
  • The Pastey War
  • The Moonshiners
  • Honeymoon Café
  • Shay MacElroy's Irish Pub

Entertainment, including a Zumba Class by Fit Mix will be provided on the UHD South Deck.

Houston Greeters is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization that showcases Houston's cultural diversity by offering free tours of the city. According to Mayor Annise Parker, the greeters "offer a unique insight to Houston for newcomers, those looking to move here, residents and visitors."

The event aims to promote METRO ridership and support of the thriving small businesses along the railway.

Tickets can be purchased online or by cash or check at the UHD South Deck on the evening of the event.