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2009 Stories by Glenn Livet

Archives: 2010 | 2009
  • HOWL AT THE MOON'S TENNESSEE TEA

    published December 31, 2009

    The musical act is the main draw at Howl at the Moon (612 Hadley, 713-658-9700), a dueling-piano bar in Midtown (and in Scottsdale,... More >>

  • BODEGAS TACO SHOP'S HIBISCUS MARGARITA ON THE ROCKS

    published December 17, 2009

    A contractor I knew as Cowboy once told me the margarita was named after singer Peggy Lee in the late '40s at Galveston's storied Balinese Room.... More >>

  • CECIL'S STRAWBERRY KAMIKAZE

    published December 10, 2009

    "You happy with those?" a twentysomething stranger says, aiming an inebriated finger at the two shots sitting on the bar in front of me at... More >>

  • ERNIE'S ON BANKS'S KRAPPY KICKER

    published December 3, 2009

    With apologies to those who had legitimately rough childhoods, the Houston Oilers damn near scarred me for life as a kid. I've actually blocked... More >>

  • CHARBAR'S MANHATTAN

    published November 26, 2009

    Back in 1936, the year Duke's of Hollywood Tailors opened downtown, there were no such things as woo-girls, light beer or house music. Going for a... More >>

  • MIYAKO'S LYCHEE-TINI

    published November 19, 2009

    When I eat expensive sushi, it's usually at family dinners honoring special occasions — my little brother coming down from Austin for Mom's... More >>

  • THE COUGAR DEN'S COUGAR COOLER

    published November 5, 2009

    When I attended University of Houston, the only on-campus watering holes I frequented were the stadium parking lot and the Communication Building.... More >>

  • THE TAVERN'S BAY BREEZE

    published October 29, 2009

    I had been asked to leave establishments for unbecoming conduct, but never for trying to cover a place for the paper. So I was surprised when that... More >>

  • CATBIRD'S TRUCK STOP CAPPUCCINO

    published October 22, 2009

    Bartender Matt Trimble of Catbird's (1336 Westheimer, 713-523-8000) is an impressive man. Before taking his current job, he undertook a... More >>

  • FRONT PORCH PUB'S POISON GIRL

    published October 15, 2009

    "I'd hate to own a bar," says Sergeant B. "I'd have to deal with people like me." He's talking about agitated drinkers, and in this case, the... More >>

  • LONE STAR SALOON'S GREEN DEMON

    published October 8, 2009

    It was dangerously close to Tuesday morning, it was raining and I was combing the gutter outside Lone Star Saloon (1900 Travis,... More >>

  • SAWYER PARK SPORTS BAR'S COURTNEY COX

    published October 1, 2009

    The new Washington Avenue scene is advancing eastward, and I went to issue a front-line report at Sawyer Park Sports Bar (2412 Washington... More >>

  • RUDYARD'S PINEAPPLE LIFESAVER

    published September 24, 2009

    Walking up to Rudyard's (2010 Waugh, 713-521-0521) on a recent weeknight, I felt ready for the day's second date with futility. The first... More >>

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