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Aaron Lara

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Bartender Chat: Aaron Lara of Lillo & Ella Talks Titles and Tinctures

    If you're a frequent patron of Chinatown restaurants, you probably don't think of great cocktails when you think of Asian food. At Lillo & Ella, bar manager Aaron Lara is trying to change that. Lillo & Ella opened in the Heights in May, making it one of the few Asian restaurants in that neighborhoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Kevin Naderi Talks Lillo & Ella and Lunch & Brunch

    Last week was a big one for Kevin Naderi. The chef of Roost not only opened his second restaurant, Lillo & Ella, but also braved the television game show circuit, appearing on Sunday's episode of the Food Network's Guy's Grocery Games. He came in second on the show--"I was the winner in my paren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Fire at Jody "Jodycakes" Stevens's House has Industry Once Again Raising Funds

    Late at night between April 30 and May 1, a fire started in the home of Jody Stevens, better known as her baking persona, Jodycakes. Stevens herself wasn't home at the time of the fire, because she was assisting fellow chef Randy Rucker at his sold-out Spring on the 3rd Coast pop-up dinner. Her neig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Gangsta Rap Wings and Surfers on Acid at Goro & Gun

    Everyone's been talking about ramen lately -- especially the ramen at Goro & Gun. What I want to talk about are its wings. "We're gonna drive Buffalo Wild Wings out of business," chef David Kaufman joked as a bowl of ODB wings hit the bar, the chicken glazed with local honey and topped with a few s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Shaking Up the Bar at Provisions

    It felt somewhat incomplete writing up this week's cafe review of Provisions -- the casual half of dual-restaurant concept The Pass & Provisions -- without mentioning the bar program. After all, much of the large, multi-roomed space at Provisions is devoted to its sleek bar. And much was written of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Sheridan Fay of Haven and El Gran Malo Talks Careers in Cocktails and the Changes Coming to Haven

    Longtime local favorite Haven is no stranger to talent in the kitchen or behind the bar. With the recent departure of Aaron Lara and Zach Adams -- both of whom are now behind the bar at the newly opened Pass & Provisions -- Haven has restocked the bar, so to speak, with a new crop of talent includi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Zach Adams of The Pass & Provisions on Switchblade Swizzles

    This week we asked readers who they'd like to see profiled in upcoming editions of Bartender Chat. Zach Adams was not only mentioned multiple times, he also happens to be working behind the bar at The Pass & Provisions, which just opened. A new chef-driven concept from Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terren ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 16, 2012

    More Than Just Nolan Ryan

    5 food-related reasons to drive to Alvin.

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Houston's 10 Best Specialty Cocktails for the Summer

    With the cocktail movement booming in Houston, it seems as though you can hardly go to a bar or restaurant these days without encountering a list of cocktails. And on that list of cocktails, expect to find a list of the house specialty drinks -- concoctions created by (or for) that bar or restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Adrienne Byard of Grand Prize

    I first met Adrienne while visiting a friend in New York in 2009. She was working at an art gallery in the Lower East Side for the summer, and after the internship was over, she moved back to Austin to finish school at St. Edwards, getting her degree in photography. Adrienne moved to Houston and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Aaron Lara of Haven

    ​Aaron Lara, bartender at Haven, is a self-proclaimed cocktail nerd. Although he got into bartending unexpectedly (he was applying for a valet position during college, but was asked to try has hand at bartending), it has become a passion. "I'm absolutely and unconditionally devoted to making ... More >>

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