Some of the city’s best restaurants and food trucks will be taking part in Big Bite Nite, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive.
A number of restaurants, including Ristorante Cavour , Sorrel Urban Bistro , TQLA  and Le Mistral , will offer small bites to participants strolling through the museum’s exhibits, including the new Hall of Paleontology.
Tickets are $60 ($40 for museum members). Purchase tickets online at hmns.org .
Mellow Mushroom  has opened just around the corner from Elizabeth Kaiser Meyer Park in Spring. It’s the first Houston-area store for the Georgia-based chain of franchise pizza kitchens. The restaurants offer a large selection of pizzas, calzones and hoagies, as well a good line of craft beers and a full bar.
Mellow Mushroom is open 11 a.m.-midnight daily.
16000 Stuebner Airline, 832-698-8888
BURGRS & BREWS
Are you a fan of craft brews and burgers? Check out the Backyard Burger Grill-off from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Discovery Green. Among restaurants offering burger samples will be the Counter, Vic & Anthony’s, Roots Bistro and the Tasting Room. Tickets are $45 or $65 for VIP with early entry at 5 p.m. The event benefits the park, which is located at 1500 McKinney. For tickets, go to culturemap.com/burgers .
COOKING CLASSES AT QUATTRO
Quattro  executive chef Maurizio Ferrarese is offering private cooking classes that can accommodate from two to 16 amateur cooks. Participants can learn to make dishes such as pizza and ravioli in the two-hour classes. In addition to the main course, participants will be served a salad, dessert and glass of wine with their class meal. Costs range from $95-$140 per person, depending on the number of participants and the main dish. For information about setting up a class at Quattro, located at 1300 Lamar in the Four Seasons Hotel, call Astrid Calderon at 713-652-6248
FAMILY NIGHT AT MEZZANOTTE
Mondays are family nights at the Mezzanotte  in Cypress. If everyone at the table checks their phone with the server (phones will be kept secure in a back office), the table’s check (food and liquor) will be discounted 20 percent. While the restaurant is offering this discount to promote family dining, even parties of one can take advantage of the deal.
13215 Grant Road in Cypress, 832-717-7870