Corks & Forks

Culinary Challenge – presented by Visit Bay Area Houston

Corks & Forks

A Culinary Challenge – presented by Visit Bay Area Houston

Have an appetite for competition?
Is eating your greatest life skill?

Sip back and relax as you eat your way through Bay Area Houston’s top restaurants. The Corks & Forks culinary challenge will be your guide as you embark on this foodie adventure with fun rewards to earn along the way..

Get compensated for your gastronomic achievements when you participate in the Corks & Forks culinary challenge. Sign up now for your pass and start earning discounts and some forkin’ sweet rewards while you embark on your foodie adventure. So, loosen your belt and make room for prizes.

Corks and Forks

  • Valid June 1st - July 31st, 2023
  • Mobile exclusive
  • Instantly delivered via text and email
  • No apps to download- 100% Free
  • Experience the best of Bay Area Houston’s food scene
  • Save and win prizes along the way!

How this Pass Works

Step 1 - Get Your Pass

This mobile exclusive passport is a collection of curated food and beverage locations offering deals and discounts to redeem during your visit.

Step 2 - Receive Text

Your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email and is ready to use immediately! There is no app to download. Your pass can be saved to your phone’s home screen for easy one-tap access.

Step 3 - Redeem

When visiting a participating business, simply present your phone to the attendant or staff member to redeem available discounts. To check-in simply ask a staff member for their specific 4 digit PIN and press the "Check-In" button! Check into more locations to win more prizes!


Sign up now for your pass and start earning some sweet swag. The more restaurants you check in to, the more (prizes) you gain!

• Check into 2 locations on the Pass and be entered into a random drawing for a Bay Area Houston Vacation Package.
• 4 check-ins scores a sweet Corks & Forks Texas souvenir sticker
• 8 check-ins wins a brag-worthy t-shirt to show off your Corky adventures

Grab your partner in wine… it’s time to
make some pour decisions.


RESTAURANTS: It’s not too late to be included in the Corks & Forks Pass, email for more information!

Included Venues

See locations on an interactive map.

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Akimi Sushi and Stir Fry
Akimi is a family-owned business established in 2007. The restaurant serves many items including sushi, noodles, rice dishes, and soups. Visit Tuesday through Sunday for lunch or dinner!
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Burger Nation
Looking for a unique and delicious burger? Stop into Burger Nation, located at 1400 NASA Parkway, Suite F, for lunch or dinner!
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Cool Cow Creamery
Kemah’s only Handcrafted Ice Cream Shop. Locally owned and operated. All original flavors made in-house.

What's Included

  • 10% Off Group
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Chef Skinner’s style is best described as avant-garde, intentional, and assertive. His courses send taste buds into rhapsody. . . your mind traveling on a gastronomic journey evoking new and found memories.
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Esteban's Cafe
Family owned Tex-Max restaurant that opened 34 years ago!
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Java Owl Coffee House
Clear Lakes only TRUE Coffee House bringing locally roasted coffee and specialty drinks to the community. We are also happy to bring our operating values to our Clear Lake friends and local coffee scene: CARE. COMMUNITY. COFFEE.

What's Included

  • 10% Off Beverage
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Kemah Steak Company
A classy-casual and elegant dining experience with a candle-lit ambiance. Offering premium steaks, fresh seafood and stellar sides.
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Main St Bistro
We are an American creole cuisine. We specialize in fresh house made foods for discerning palates and beautiful plate to feast the eyes as well. We are also known for outstanding customer service!
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Mario's Pizza & Pasta
In 1969, the famous flying pizza pie was first delivered to the coast of Texas. Not just pizza, but old fashioned, hand tossed, New York style pizza. The flying pizza's were an instant success and the legend spread. Now with a full Italian menu along with their famous flying pizzas, Mario's is a favorite by all who visit.

What's Included

  • Free Appetizer With $40 Purchase
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Mediterraneo Market & Cafe
The Houston Chronicle calls Mediterraneo “fresh, flavorful and affordable.” Come enjoy delicious lunch and dinner options, peruse the Mediterranean market, and even check out belly-dancing on Friday and Saturday nights.
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Fine Dining Thai Restaurant & Lounge
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Opus Bistro & Steakhouse
Located in the incomparable South Shore Harbour Resort, our warm, elegant décor and food presentation are rivaled only by the marina and waterfront views from every table.
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Robinette & Company Caterers
We are a full service catering company that also offers Fresh, Fully Cooked Dinners to Go Monday - Friday
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Scotty's Pub on the Bay
We are a neighborhood sports bar with delicious, hand crafted food created by our owners, who are all Chefs. With fun cocktails, rotating craft beer taps and an extensive whiskey selection, we have something for everyone.

What's Included

  • Buy One Drink, Get One Half Off
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Tako N' Tequila
Family friendly sports bar with scratch kitchen serving best tacos, salsa and craft cocktails. Home of the Astros - $0.01 beer for every Astros Homerun.

What's Included

  • 20% Off Regular Priced Food Items
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The Boldthouse
We are a quaint & modern wine pub + kitchen

What's Included

  • 20% Off Appetizer
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Tuscany Bistro
The cuisine at Tuscany Bistro is a celebration of the best of Italian cuisine, pairing fresh ingredients with unmatched culinary passion.