Nicholas L. Hall
12 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
Eating in the Saint Arnold Brewing Company tour hall feels a bit like you stumbled into a half-hearted homage to the Sword and Crown restaurant from circa-1995 AstroWorld. The cavernous space is filled with long wooden tables and benches arranged ...
3 months ago | Restaurant Reviews
I used to climb. Back in high school, I spent afternoons and weekends bouldering and top-roping (I never did get that lead cert) out at the original Texas Rock Gym location in Memorial. I was in the best shape of my life back then, but I doub...
4 months ago | Restaurant Reviews
One of the best things about my day job is that it isn't. Midweek days off are a common occurrence, even if they're usually whittled away by my sneaking back into bed to snuggle with the baby (and his mom) after I drop his sisters off at school. W...
6 months ago | Whatever
A few weeks ago, a Facebook friend of mine posted a simple query: Tell me of some greatest-hits/singles comps that somehow became as (or more) essential as the artists' LPs. I chimed in, as did several dozen others. What resulted was a series of "...
6 months ago | Restaurant Reviews
Aji Peruvian Café is a bit of a conundrum. Just when you're about to write the place off after a few deeply freezer-burned orders of empanadas, your waiter shows up with a glass of fresh mango juice so utterly brilliant that it takes your b...
7 months ago | Restaurant Reviews
It might be a fair statement that the merits of a Tex-Mex restaurant can be roughly gauged by the merits of its margarita. For better and for worse, this is certainly true of Moderno Tacos + Tex Mex, a bright, endearingly casual new spot on the we...