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2010 Stories by Glenn Livet

Archives: 2010 | 2009
  • Dive In

    published December 16, 2010

    After a few months worth of repairs, Midtown stalwart Leon's Lounge (1006 McGowen, 713-659-3052) reopened a couple weeks ago. I was... More >>

  • Papa's Punch

    published December 9, 2010

    At one end of the specialty cocktail list at Reserve 101 (1201 Caroline, 713-655-7101), there's a drink called a Hemingway, and at the... More >>

  • Island Style

    published December 2, 2010

    When you eat a fresh raw oyster, it's still alive. A month after my grandfather ate his last serving of raw oysters, he was not. Bacteria caused... More >>

  • Maple Leaf Pub's New Creamsicle

    published November 25, 2010

    Ethan showed up for his construction industry job at 8 a.m., got laid off at 9 a.m. and, 12 hours later, went to go get drunk with me. After some... More >>

  • Pineapple-infused Tuaca at 360 Sports Lounge

    published November 11, 2010

    "I tell people I vote, but I never do," my friend tells me. "I think you should vote, but I don't do it." We're at 360 Sports Lounge... More >>

  • Jackson's Watering Hole's Sazerac

    published November 4, 2010

    Heading into New Orleans on I-55, just before you cross the fourth-longest bridge in the world (and the second-longest in south Louisiana), you'll... More >>

  • Polk Street Pub's Houston Tycoon

    published October 28, 2010

    It's a strange scene when you have groups of Houstonians at a bar experiencing collective joy at the success of a Dallas-area sports team, but... More >>

  • Yaksok Karaoke Bar's Soju

    published October 21, 2010

    The first time I met Sunny, the owner of Yaksok Karaoke Bar (9444 Long Point, 832-358-0035), she poured shots of soju for a friend... More >>

  • Branch Water Tavern's Ramble

    published October 14, 2010

    I'm not sure that the whiskey sour has developed a wimpy reputation, but I have one decent piece of anecdotal evidence. I was at Leon's Lounge a... More >>

  • Grand Prize's Vieux Carre

    published October 7, 2010

    Compared to other big cities, Houston does not have a hipster problem – if you feel otherwise, either your definition is too broad or you... More >>

  • Kelvin Arms' Rang Tang Martini

    published September 30, 2010

    I was standing on the patio at Kelvin Arms (2424 Dunstan, 713-528-5002) holding the pinkest drink I've ever had and trying to ask my friend... More >>

  • The Hideaway's Boilermaker

    published September 23, 2010

    I drove out to the Hideaway on Dunvale (3122 Dunvale, 713-977-3515) with a couple friends for Tuesday steak night and to see a blues... More >>

  • Hefley's Tea

    published September 16, 2010

    Thanks to Hermine's all-day downpour, there were only a few people at Hill Country-themed Hefley's (138 W. Gray, 713-527-8100) last Tuesday... More >>

  • Zimm's' Martini & Wine Bar's White Angel

    published September 9, 2010

    Last Tuesday, while visiting my mom's house, I noticed a copy of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's on the end table. I like the movie,... More >>

  • The State Bar & Lounge's Gypsy Martini

    published September 2, 2010

    I was driving downtown for nearly five minutes before I realized the radio station I was tuned to had lapsed into static. It had been that kind of... More >>

  • The Dubliner's Strawberry Pamcake

    published August 26, 2010

    If you go out on St. Patty's Day or New Year's Eve, you'll encounter hordes of unseasoned drinkers. They're an irritating but forgivable element... More >>


    published August 19, 2010

    Noah's Ark Bar and Grill (4438 Boulevard St., 281-339-2895) in Bacliff is salty as hell, in the best way possible. Downstairs, countless... More >>


    published August 12, 2010

    While my three tablemates at Feast (219 West­heimer, 713-529-7788) were trying to decide on entrées, I was spending quality time... More >>


    published August 5, 2010

    "I'll be with you guys shortly," the bartender at the Cozy Corner (11530 Burdine St., 713-723-4048) said for the fourth time in two... More >>

  • Teotihuacan's Topo and Gin

    published July 29, 2010

    I feel guilty badmouthing the drink that probably had a hand in my conception (hi, Mom and Dad), but I don't like most house frozen margaritas. I... More >>

  • Liberty Station's Pants on the Ground

    published July 22, 2010

    Liberty Station (2101 Washington Ave., 713-640-5220), the latest bar to sprout up on Washington, was designed to be different from the Ed... More >>

  • 1820 Bar's Bo-Tang

    published July 15, 2010

    Outside of the occasional pedicab and the 24-hour glow of bail bondsmen's office lights, the northeast side of downtown was dead and dark on... More >>

  • Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge's Luxetini

    published July 8, 2010

    Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge (1201 San Jacinto, 713-343-3300) is the kind of place where Zac Efron and John Mayer bowl. At least the Lucky... More >>

  • The Ginger Man Pub's Scottish Schwinn

    published July 1, 2010

    The Ginger Man Pub (5607 Morningside Dr., 713-526-2770) is the misfit at the frat party that is the southeastern corner of Rice Village.... More >>

  • Onion Creek's Gin Rickey

    published June 24, 2010

    The first time I got drunk at a bar was at Fitzgerald's in the Heights. Many years later, I'm sitting at a picnic table and drinking a Gin Rickey... More >>

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