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2009 Stories by W. Healy

Archives: 2009 | 2008
  • LOLA'S GEORGIA PEACH at LOLA'S DEPOT

    published September 10, 2009

    Houston isn't my hometown, but I've lived here for ten years now. And yet, horror of horrors, until recently I'd never been to Lola's Depot... More >>

  • THE DAVENPORT'S PISTOLERA

    published September 3, 2009

    Saturday was one of those drinking marathons that cause me to wake up the next day and ask myself questions like, "How old am I,... More >>

  • Lunch Box at Christian's Tailgate

    published August 27, 2009

    Friday night is karaoke night at Christian's Tailgate (2000 Bagby, 713-527-0261), which can only mean one thing: drunken idiots. To stand... More >>

  • Cava Bistro's Southern Belle

    published August 20, 2009

    Alissa, the lovely GM at Cava Bistro (301 Main, 713-223-4068) came up with the idea for the Southern Belle one lazy Sunday afternoon by the pool.... More >>

  • ABSINTHE BRASSERIE'S VINYL SUNSET

    published August 6, 2009

    I don't love the taste of Absinthe, but I do love Absinthe Brasserie (609 Richmond, 713-528-7575). This gig sends me to a lot of bars, but... More >>

  • COOL OFF WITH HUGO'S MALINCHE

    published July 30, 2009

    Last week, I found myself sitting in my car angling the a/c vents so they would shoot down my shorts. What can I say, it's effing hot. When it's... More >>

  • WASHINGTON AVE. DRINKERY'S WAD SHOOTER

    published July 23, 2009

    If I may, let me try to describe the scene I witnessed when I walked into the Washington Ave. Drinkery (4115 Washington Ave., 713-426-3617)... More >>

  • TONY MANDOLA'S ITALIANTINI

    published July 16, 2009

    When you start with one of my favorite drinks, the vodka martini, and you introduce a little creativity from a savvy bartender at my favorite... More >>

  • MUGSY'S JUICE BOX

    published July 9, 2009

    The new Mugsy's (2239 Richmond, 713-522-7118) is in the building formerly occupied by LZ Pub (RIP). If I had a dime for every night I spent... More >>

  • DEAN'S CREDIT CLOTHING'S GOLDEN ZINGER

    published July 2, 2009

    As a concept, Sunday Fun Day has one fundamental flaw: Last I checked, Sunday precedes Monday on the calendar, so Sunday Funday almost always... More >>

  • THE MARQUIS II'S LONG ISLAND ICED TEA

    published June 11, 2009

    Outlined against a blue neon beer sign, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as famine, pestilence, destruction and... More >>

  • CEDAR CREEK'S COUNTRY ASS TEA

    published June 4, 2009

    It was Riddell's birthday, so several friends met at Cedar Creek (1034 W. 20th St., 713-808-9623) for drinks after work. A few buckets of... More >>

  • THE ROBERT ELLIS

    published May 7, 2009

    I stopped by Mango's (403 Westheimer, 713-522-8903) a few nights ago for some live music and a midweek tipple. The place has a... More >>

  • THE JET LOUNGE'S MALIBU & 151 PUNCH

    published April 16, 2009

    I had not been to the Jet Lounge (1515 Pease, 713-659-2000) since its reinvention a short time ago. I was pleasantly surprised by the... More >>

  • T.K. BITTERMAN'S RUSTY NAIL

    published April 9, 2009

    I guess the front-row tickets and backstage passes Brit Brit was supposed to send me got lost in the mail. Whatever. I found myself... More >>

  • ANVIL BAR & REFUGE'S THE LAST WORD

    published April 2, 2009

    I drank a lot in my twenties. I'm in my thirties now, and I still drink a lot. But now I drink for different reasons...usually. I drink... More >>

  • COMMUNITY BAR'S F.M.B.

    published March 12, 2009

    Chelsea, one of the genial bartenders at Community Bar (2703 Smith, 713-526-1576), has worked in Houston, Chicago, San Diego,... More >>

  • THE USUAL'S THE USUAL

    published March 5, 2009

    Sometimes these things just write themselves...I knew it was karaoke night the moment I got out of my car at The Usual (5519 Allen St.,... More >>

  • BEDFORD'S AGAVE SOUR

    published February 26, 2009

    After six months, this gig was starting to take its toll on me. I could no longer make toasts to health and wealth without a bitter sense of... More >>

  • THE TIPSY CLOVER'S JAPANESE CAR BOMB

    published February 5, 2009

    As soon as we sat down at El Patio, the waiter brought out six pitchers of blue margaritas and I knew we were all about to die. The "blues,"... More >>

  • THE GROVE'S MAPLE MANHATTAN

    published January 29, 2009

    Maple syrup was a big part of my diet growing up because it's what goes on Eggo waffles. In the '80s, I consumed approximately 7,000 of those... More >>

  • Beaver's Belt Strap

    published January 22, 2009

    BEAVER'S BELT STRAP The brunch special lured me to Beaver's (2310 Deca­tur St., 713-864-2328) a few... More >>

  • BAKER ST. PUB'S MADSKIE

    published January 15, 2009

    When I want to be at my social best after dark, I generally like to day-drink. Rolling into a party full of strangers is more fun when you are... More >>

  • VOICE'S EAST INDIA

    published January 1, 2009

    How do you respond to a bad pickup line? It's not something I think about much. I'm a guy — I'm usually on the other end of that... More >>

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