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Underbelly's First Beer Dinner; Crawfish Festival This Weekend; Aduriz Interviewed

NATIONAL— Over the weekend, Eater National interviewed Spanish chef Andoni Luis Aduriz of Mugaritz (ranked #3 in the world) about his new Phaidon book and his restaurant. Aduriz talks about the creative process, cultural interpretation, having fun, soccer, and his goals: "I went to cooking school decades ago, and there they taught me how to make delicious food. It's not my goal to make delicious food anymore. I want to make interesting food." Head on over to the mothership for part one and part two. [Eater National]

MONTROSEUnderbelly announced yesterday that their first beer dinner will be a collaboration with Austin-based Jester King to be held on Thursday June 7 at 6:30 p.m. Underbelly's Kevin Floyd will pair rare offerings from Jester King, including barrel aged farmhouse releases, with a five course menu from Chris Shepherd. Cost is $85 per person. Call Underbelly at 713-528-9800 for reservations. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN— The Hive Society presents the Houston Crawfish Festival on Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Local Live Headquarters, 1002 Palmer St. The event features a crawfish eating contest at 5:15 p.m. and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Agents Providing Empowerment Network. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 day of. [EaterWire]

MEMORIALLatin Bites, in collaboration with Pisco Portón, will host a six course dinner to celebrate and promote Peruvian pisco. Each course will be paired with a different pisco, which is a traditional white grape brandy. Cost is $80 per person. Call 713-229-8369 for reservations. [EaterWire]

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