• Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Taste of Texas at Valentino Wine Bar

    What do you get when you place six premium Texas distillers enthusiastically vending their wares in one room and a complimentary assortment of tapas? A jolly good time. Wednesday night, representatives from Texas-made Cinco Vodka, Rebecca Creek Whiskey, Enchanted Rock Vodka, Treaty Oak Rum, Water ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Build-A-Bar: Fernet Branca

    Sometimes, the most boring containers have the most interesting contents.​Fernet Branca is not for everyone. In fact, I think there's a fair argument to be made that Fernet Branca is not for most people. It usually gets a visceral reaction on first taste. I've seen it firsthand. My reaction up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Jones Soda Cocktails

    Chris Frankel.​Everyone likes to talk about the great presents they receive over the holidays. What often goes unmentioned is the laundry list of crappy gifts out there. You know you got them, likely from some far-flung aunt who just can't believe that anyone wouldn't want a collection of salt ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 30, 2010

    Central Market’s Beer & Chocolate Pairing

    Surely, this is heaven-approved

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Bobby Heugel's Weekly Cocktail: El Diablo

    ​Texans who love tequila are among the most passionate spirit enthusiasts in the world. Their connection to the agave spirit may at times seem overzealous, but tequila's Texas history may explain their unbridled enthusiasm for the spirit. Several stories about tequila's introduction into Texa ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 6, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Stirred and Shaken: Absinthe Brasserie's Vinyl Sunset

    Photo by Troy Fields​I don't love the taste of Absinthe, but I do love Absinthe Brasserie (609 Richmond, 713-528-7575). This gig sends me to a lot of bars, but if this isn't the coolest, coziest, most comfortable cocktail lounge in town, I don't know what is. From the dim candlelight and all-a ... More >>

  • Music

    July 31, 1997
  • Music

    July 17, 1997