• Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Surf & Turf Special at Fleming's & A Beer Class For Ladies Only

    From now until April 13, each Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar location will offer its signature three-course filet and lobster-pairing dish for $39.95. Begin the meal with a pan-seared scallop served atop goat cheese polenta and either the New Wedge salad complete with grape tomatoes, red onio ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 21, 2013

    Nosh Bistro, You Sexy Thing

    Nosh Bistro, in all its sultry splendor, delivers modern American fare with clever South Asian twists.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    What Is Terroir and Why Is It Important in Wine?

    One of the greatest examples of terroir is Parmigiano Reggiano, the unmistakable and incomparably delicious cheese made in the region of Emilia-Romagna (in northern Italy). They make a similar cheese, using similar methods, just across the Po river on the north side of the great waterway (which flo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Raw Bar & Muscadet: If It Grows with It, It Goes with It

    "If it grows with it, it goes with it." If you've been following along here at Wine Time, you've heard me chant New York legend Danny Meyer's mantra over and over again. No matter what food I'm pairing with wine, I always look to traditional pairings for inspiration. Whether it's Parmigiano Reggia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Muscadet: A Best Value Summer White Wine

    On a conference call with New York and Chicago last week, my colleagues were surprised to learn that it's already hitting 90 degrees Fahrenheit here along the Gulf Coast. They're still wearing evening sweaters, they said. I'm already in flip-flops and bathing trunks (even though we don't have a pool ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Odd Pair: Wine and Soup

    Photos by Jeremy Parzen.​Whether we're making Tuscan ribollita, Mexican tortilla soup, or French soupe à l'oignon, wine is always a key ingredient at our house (where there's always a spare cup of wine in the kitchen). And while the sugar is the main component of the wine that adds flavor to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Would You Like Some Cheese with That Beer?

    Greg Engert, the only beer expert ever to be named Sommelier of the Year in 2010 by Food and Wine Magazine, first got his interest in fine craft beers from his father. After he studied abroad in Munich and Dublin, his taste for international brewing developed. Engert now works with chefs to pair ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Brew Blog: Duchesse de Bourgogne

    One birch-beating shy of a banya​If you're not prepared for The Duchesse, she can be a bit of a shock. It all comes down to familiarity with sour beers. If you've never had a sour, it doesn't really matter which one you try first. The response always seems to be the same. "This isn't beer." I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Flight of Moules-Frites at The Broken Spoke

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttIt's like Wheel of Fortune with mussels.​Belgian beer connoisseurs know that The Broken Spoke is the place to go for brews that are difficult to find on draft in Houston: Maredsous Brune, Duchesse De Bourgogne, St. Bernardus Prior 8 and Tripel Karmeliet are just a f ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 19, 1995

    Vietnamese Variety

    Song Long gets cooking with Vietnam's colonial heritage