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2008 Stories by W. Healy

Archives: 2009 | 2008
  • 818 BAR & LOUNGE'S VODKA TONIC

    published December 25, 2008

    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the 818 Bar & Lounge (818 Travis, 713-222-2254). No name. No artwork. No ambience to speak of. No... More >>

  • CONTINENTAL CLUB'S SQUID SHIT

    published December 11, 2008

    It's always interesting to see a nightclub on a busy night when the music is loud, the crowd is spirited and plastered, the mood is festive and... More >>

  • SHOT BAR'S ADIOS MO FO

    published December 4, 2008

    One thing I can appreciate is truth in advertising. Shot Bar (2315 Bagby, 713-526-3000) brings it. This is a bar that offers lots and... More >>

  • KICKS'S KICKTAIL

    published November 27, 2008

    I've always been more of a sot than a jock. I was a bit curious about the giant indoor soccer facility in my old neighborhood, but when someone... More >>

  • VELVET LOUNGE'S MEXICAN MARTINI

    published November 20, 2008

    I'm impossibly lazy — the kind of lazy that makes people angry. I can never go out to lunch on a Saturday because I can't get out of bed... More >>

  • FIRKIN & PHOENIX'S GIN GIMLET

    published November 13, 2008

    All over the U. S. of A., last Tuesday was about decisions. Republican or Democrat? Liberal or conservative? Vodka or gin? On this most... More >>

  • ISLA COQUI'S EL CHUPACABRA JR.

    published November 6, 2008

    So the first reported sightings of El Chupacabra, the legendary goat-sucker, apparently occurred in Puerto Rico. Maybe that's why a cocktail... More >>

  • ETRO LOUNGE'S ORANGIE

    published October 23, 2008

    It had already been a long day when we rolled into Etro Lounge (1424-A Westheimer at Windsor; 713-529-3449) on a recent Saturday night.... More >>

  • THE HARP'S LIQUID COCAINE

    published October 16, 2008

    I've learned a few things this year. I've learned that acid reflux is a force to be reckoned with. I've learned that it might be time to retire... More >>

  • ROLL-N SALOON'S SOCO AND LIME

    published October 9, 2008

    When HPD and the good folks down at the Mayor's office finally lifted the citywide curfew, I had a chance to reflect on how the "forced... More >>

  • BOHEME'S RED SANGRIA

    published October 2, 2008

    "The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light." — Isaiah 9:2. The aftermath of the recent little weather event caused me to... More >>

  • COACHES PUB'S COLORADO BULLDOG

    published September 18, 2008

    The long wait is finally over. With all apologies to Michael Phelps and, um, the guys running for president, can I get an "amen" for the start... More >>

  • THE FLAT'S RUSSIAN MAIL-ORDER BRIDE

    published September 11, 2008

    Finding drinking partners after a long holiday weekend is tough. My usual suspects were all at home, nursing their hangovers (both moral and... More >>

  • RICHMOND CHILL BAR & GRILL'S CHILL-LEMONADE

    published September 4, 2008

    I'll never judge a book by its cover again. Or rather, I'll never drive past a bar stuck on the end of a drab strip center and think to myself,... More >>

  • FLEMING'S OLD-FASHIONED

    published August 28, 2008

    I was in the mood for something simple and classic. I wanted to dial it back a few years. I wanted bourbon. I wanted mahogany, low lighting,... More >>

  • T'AFIA'S BLO-JITO

    published August 21, 2008

    A little Interweb research tells me that the forerunner to the mojito was invented in the 1500s by the English pirate Richard Drake, one of Sir... More >>

  • REEF'S THYME AFTER LIME

    published August 14, 2008

    Last Thursday, I tried out a new beverage at Reef (2600 Travis, 713-526-8282).  The head bartender, J.M., had concocted his latest... More >>

  • CAFÉ RED ONION'S EL DON MARGARITA

    published July 31, 2008

    A few years back, the Café Red Onion (3910 Kirby, 713-807-1122) featured a true champion of a margarita called the El Borracho... More >>

  • THE BIG TOP'S '57 CHEVY WITH HAWAIIAN PLATES

    published July 24, 2008

    Dear Reader, The torch of Stirred & Shaken has been passed. I am your new drinks columnist. I hope you enjoy the recipes (and... More >>

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