Compiled by Jamie O’Toole
With more than $60,000 won in weekly cash prizes, Brazos Bingo offers a fun-filled evening and the opportunity to earn some extra cash, all in support of local charities. Brazos City Grill offers great food at great prices and party rooms can be reserved for special events. Weekly specials include Aggie Night every Thursday, as well as family nights scheduled throughout the summer. Brazos Bingo is open seven days a week and doors open nightly at 5 p.m. The first session begins at 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 6 p.m. on Sundays. The second session begins at 8 p.m. nightly. For more information on specials, daytime sessions, and booking events, visit www.brazosbingo.com.
A moonlit dinner under the stars with nothing but 15 acres of farmland sound like your idea of a peaceful night out? The husband and wife team that is Ronin Cooking offers just that, opening their farm to provide diners with an unforgettable culinary experience. With the hopes of sharing a deeper understanding, appreciation, and connection to food, they use fresh home-grown and local ingredients to build seasonal menus unique to each event. Upcoming dinners include a Family Style Dinner in the Forest on May 24. For more information about events or to make reservations, visit www.ronincooking.com.
Try your hand at painting and enjoy a fun and relaxing evening out at Pinot’s Palette. They provide the art supplies and expertise and all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and a bottle of wine (or two). With the guidance of their local artists, you just might discover talents you never knew you had. For more information on painting schedules, visit www.pinotspalette.com.
Painting with a Twist
In a busy, high-tech world, Painting with a Twist offers a night to unwind with both brush and bottle in hand. To open classes, guests are invited to bring their own drinks and let Painting with a Twist provide the rest, as you paint away the stress and learn to create your own work of art. For more information about class schedules, visit www.paintingwithatwist.com.
Need a place to escape the stress of the day? The intimate, friendly atmosphere at Perrine Winery is perfect for relaxing with friends or loved ones over a glass of wine. This custom micro-winery features award-winning wines, from robust reds and crisp whites to refreshing fruit infused wines, which can be enjoyed by the glass or bottle and pair nicely with one of their meat and cheese plates or a slice of cheesecake. For more information about tastings and other specials, visit www.perrinewinery.com.
From a Fried Green Tomato Napoleon to a Pan Seared Maple Leaf Duck Breast, The Vintage House Restaurant offers its diners a fine-dining selection full of flavor in an atmosphere equally as enchanting. Along with a glass of their best wine, a dinner on the Messina Hof estate will be a night to remember. For more information about hours and reservations, call 1-800-736-9463 ext. 238 or visit www.messinahof.com.