Bonny Doon

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Toasting the Turkey: Seven Top Wines for Houston Thanksgiving 2013

    Hopping around the city last week as I did my Thanksgiving wine shopping, I couldn't help but be reminded what a great time it is to be a wine lover in Houston. These days, as the city continues to become one of the top destinations in the U.S. for fine wine -- driving value and broadening the spect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    With a Wine-Friendly Menu, Camerata Ups the Bar for Houston Wine Bars

    There's an old and chiasmatic adage often uttered by the great wine lovers of Europe: No wine without food and no food without wine. To those who truly love wine, no glass is complete without the complement of food. In America, the utterance of the binomial wine bar seems to elide wine's natural co ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 13, 2012

    Let's Get Greasy

    The 10 best fried chicken joints in Houston.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Why Screw Caps Stink, Why They Rock and a Pinot Grigio I Dig

    "Bartender, bartender! My wine smells like farts!" No, this wasn't a George Carlin routine. It was me (and my not so inner wine nerd) as I sat at a bar at one of Houston's most swank joints, waiting to be seated for dinner. Honestly, I wasn't surprised that my wine smelled like a fart: It came fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Farmers Market Spotlight of the Week: Winged Beans, a.k.a. Goa Beans

    Cooler temperatures mean that the City Hall Farmers Market is open once again and that more Houstonians will be heading out to enjoy the many other excellent farmers' markets across the city. Each week, we'll be spotlighting a produce pick from the Urban Harvest network of farmers' markets by showin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    What if Winemakers Listed Ingredients on Every Bottle?

    "Ingredients," reports the back label on a bottle of Randall Grahm's Bonny Doon wines from California, "Syrah grapes, tartaric acid, and sulfur dioxide. In the winemaking process, the following were utilized: indigenous yeast, yeast nutrients, and French oak barrels. At time of bottling, this produc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    10 Thanksgiving Wines (That We Actually Drink)

    Photos by Jeremy Parzen.Dolcetto can deliver character without overwhelming the palate or breaking the bank.​Yes, folks, it's that predictable time of year when everyone posts their Thanksgiving wine recommendations. Among the literally hundreds of blogs and feeds that I follow, one of my favo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Where Are We Drinking?

    This half-bottle of Bonny Doon was just one of the many delicacies we enjoyed at this upscale favorite recently. Does the setting look familiar? Maybe you've celebrated a special occasion of your own here before? ​If you think you know where we're drinking this week, leave your best guess in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    One Year Later: Plonk Doesn't Need No Stinking Sign

    ​When I reviewed Plonk a year ago, I mentioned that the wine bar didn't have any signage to speak of -- not even above their endcap space in a Garden Oaks strip center. I got lost heading there for the first time, and all of my dining companions did too. Last night, and one year later, my fri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Odd Pair: Top 5 Wines to Take to Burger Guys

    Photos by Jeremy ParzenDuck fat fries at the Burger Guys.​A few weeks ago, in the first part of this series, we quoted one of the top chefs in the U.S. today, Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin in New York, on the virtues of the fast food burger in our country. "There is something about these ingred ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Odd Pair: Kolaches and a Californian Rosé

    ​Out in California where I grew up, no one's ever heard of a kolache. However gastronomically inclined and aware, I didn't know what a kolache was until I moved to Texas three years ago. Since that time, the savory, flaky, crumbly, often gooey, and always deliciously homey sensorial experience ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 10, 2003

    Grape Escape

    Paul Roberts departs for purpler pastures

  • Dining

    March 6, 2003
  • Dining

    August 30, 2001

    August Meals

    Siestas fit in perfectly with Houston's climate