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Alex Gregg

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Enjoy Sorrel While You Still Can

    If you enjoy Sorrel Urban Bistro, you might want to get over there for their last few months of service. Greg Morago of Houston Chronicle reports that Ziggy Gruber, of Kenny & Ziggy's, is taking over the space at 2202 West Alabama on January 1st to convert it into Dubrow's New York Grill, a Jewish-A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    As Lime Prices Skyrocket, Bars and Restaurants Feel the Squeeze

    When you start to Google the word "lime" these days, the first thing that pops up is "lime prices," followed by "lime prices going up," "lime prices increase," and "lime prices rise." If you're looking for recipes with lime, you're going to have to dig a little deeper, because right now, all the new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Celebrate Love Houston-Style and Get Your Valentine Something Local

    We've heard it time and time again: Eat local. Shop local. Think global, act local. Local, local, local: It can start to sound like a broken record. But the fact is, going local pours money back into your city's economy, and Valentine's Day gifts that come from Houston purveyors show that you didn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Houston Bartenders Have Some Great Drinks Lined Up For Your Fall and Winter ... Cheers!

    For much of the country, fall begins with the first cold front of the season, usually in September. There's a chill in the air, the leaves begin to change color, and everyone starts looking forward to Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. In Houston, we know it's fall when Starbucks rolls out th ... 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

    March 8, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Commercial Free Cocktail and Oysters for Cause

    Alex Gregg, bar manager at the upcoming Goro & Gun, is reviving his popular Commercial Free Cocktail series -- initially hosted at Grand Prize Bar -- for a limited, three-night run at Ambrosia. And this time, he's bringing along guest bartender Chris Frankel to help. Both bartenders got their start ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 7, 2013

    Sitting Pretty

    Houston's 10 Best Patios

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Openings & Closings: The Big Sleep for The Big Mamou

    Earlier this week, Eating...Our Words got the scoop on a few upcoming openings to keep an eye on, starting with the new Fat Cat Creamery ice cream parlor opening this summer in the Heights. Owners Jarvis and Sarah Johnston plan to sell eight flavors of their popular hand-packed ice cream, mixing fiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Goro & Gun Gears Up to Open Soon: Alex Gregg and Mikey Nguyen Filling Out Front of House

    Tonight, Joshua Martinez officially changed his Twitter handle from @TheModular to @GoroNGun, reflecting his newest downtown venture: a ramen shop opening soon on Main Street. But the Twitter update was only the latest sign that Goro & Gun is gearing up to open its doors shortly. There are also th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: "The Most Electrifying Food Destination in America" is Houston

    GQ: In the first of a few national spotlights on Houston this week (did you see the James Beard Award nominations yesterday? hot damn!), GQ's head food writer Alan Richman lists the 12 most outstanding restaurants of 2013 (early in the year though it may be.) and gives two of the spots to Houston re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: 20 Things Everyone Thinks About Houston (But Won't Say)

    From the Gutt: Riffing on last week's post from First We Feast which listed 20 things "everyone thinks about the food world (but nobody will say)" is local blogger Tom Gutting, who normally writes about wine but has now made me wish he'd write about other food-related topics with much more regularit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Build-A-Bar: Shaken or Stirred?

    It was the Corn 'N Oil that did me in. I'd been planning a post on mixing techniques for a while, and had a pretty good handle on what I wanted to say. Then, I built a Corn 'N Oil. Neither stirred nor shaken, yet (depending on version and interpretation) bearing some of the telltale indicators for e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    If Houston Restaurants Were Bands: Oxheart As an Oi! Punk Band, Plus More

    In a recent story meeting, I mentioned The Pass & Provisions to my fellow staff writers here at the Press. Assistant music editor and all-around pop culture buff Craig Hlavaty quickly threw out there: "That sounds like a screamo band." "In fact," he continued, "a lot of these new restaurants have n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    4 Warming Winter Cocktails from Houston's Hottest Bars

    This week we asked bartenders around the city to tell us a little about their upcoming holiday cocktails for the [slightly] cooler month ahead. Below you will find their current favorites -- four vastly different drinks from three of Houston's very best cocktail bars. El Lechedor from Alex Gregg a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Saying Hola to hOla

    Dallas Observer: Last week's cover story at our sister paper in Dallas chronicled the resurgence of craft breweries in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. "Free from the hangover of the '90s craft beer bust," writes Lauren Drewes Daniels, "Dallas' small brewers cheer another round of growth." Anyone wh ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 20, 2012

    A Fire at the Broken Spoke

    Roy de la Garza on what's next.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: The End of Cheap Food?

    The Village Voice: One of the highlights of my recent trip to D.C. was getting to watch the announcement of the brand-new American Chef Corps live at the State Department. Robert Sietsema at the Village Voice has more on what the so-called Diplomatic Culinary Partnership entails, while Eater has the ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 6, 2012

    Grand Incubator

    Southern-fried dim sum from Yaki Snack Attack and Bernie’s Burger Bus.

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Lindsay Heffron of Liberty Station on Her Upcoming National Cocktail Competition and Pet Pigeons

    It doesn't take long to notice that Liberty Station is a lot like Houston itself. Like the city, the little bar housed in an old filling station is many things to many people -- and it really does have to be visited and explored to get a feel for it. Functioning as an art gallery space, a cocktail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Southern-Fried Dim Sum from Yaki Snack Attack and Bernie's Burger Bus

    Austin King is a nervous ball of energy. He hops around the small kitchen at the rear of Grand Prize Bar like a character in Super Mario Brothers, head down and face fixed in a grimace of determined concentration. He pulls dumplings from a fryer with one hand, sprinkles Tabasco-infused scallions ont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Lunfast, Roznovsky's and Pop-Up Opium Dens

    Weapons Grade: Justin Vann, sommelier at Oxheart, continues to write some of the most interesting and enlightening prose-poetry about what it means to work in the service industry. "Tell me what I'm tasting in this pourover." "Can you believe who they hired for their sous?" "Why don't you do another ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Houston Bartenders Head to NOLA for Tales of the Cocktail

    Houston bartenders including Lainey Collum, Ornella Ashcroft, Alba Huerta and Sheridan Fay showed up to represent Houston at Tales of the Cocktail. Photos by Alex Gregg Now in its 10th year, Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans has become a sort of South by Southwest for serious spirits aficionados ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Parcel Pies and Zoos Without Tigers

    Weapons Grade: Whether or not this story of a zoo with no tigers is a metaphor for sommelier Justin Vann's work at Oxheart is beside the point; zoos do need to have fewer tigers, and we need to learn to appreciate the zoos that showcase something other than tigers. Don't know what I'm talking about? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: BevNaps and Designated Hipster Seating

    Delicious Mischief: If you have been lucky enough to get your hands on some dewberries -- one of the great edible treats in the Texas summers -- radio host John DeMers has a great idea for what you should do with them... Make dewberry cobbler, of course. Blue Jean Gourmet: Speaking of terrific Texa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat: Chris Shepherd, Ryan Pera, Antoine Ware

    Since 2010, the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GHCVB) has been conducting "Where the Chefs Eat" Houston Culinary Tours, in which chefs take a group of people to visit secret gems centered around a theme. Past tours have included world barbecue, Korean/Japanese food, Mediterranean food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Foodies, Your Photo Show Is Here

    Alex Gregg is not only an award-winning bartender at Anvil; he is also a professional photographer, and he recently put his skills to work last October at the very popular Les Sauvages Supper Club dinners. The fruits of his labor are now on display at Catalina Coffee on Washington Avenue.

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Garden & Gun Recognizes Houston In Its Latest [and Largest] Issue

    When I attended the James Beard awards ceremony earlier this year in New York City, I found myself sandwiched between Maggie Kennedy and Robb Walsh at the dinner table. Kennedy is the photography director for Garden & Gun, while Walsh has been known to contribute articles to the Southern lifestyle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Upcoming Events: Welcome Back, Brownstone Cafe and An Historic Pub Crawl

    Photo by Alex GreggChris Frankel will be shaking things up once again at Giacomo's.​Ghost hunters and professional drinkers, you'll want to sign up for tonight's Historic Pub Crawl starting at the Lancaster Hotel. The tour will take you through five area pubs (with half-off happy hour fare at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Bycatch Ceviche at Anvil Bar & Refuge

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​Anvil Bar & Refuge has some terribly interesting things going on right now that have nothing at all to do with its summer selection of "Southern"-inspired cocktails. Those are great, too, don't get me wrong. But the best things are coming out of chef Chris Shepherd ... More >>

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