• Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Celebrate Independence Day With These Red, White & Blue Cocktails

    The 4th of July is right around the corner, y'all, and you know what that means. Fireworks! Independence! Parades! Barbecues! And most importantly, red, white, and blue drinks that show just how much you love 'merica! Well, do we have the list for you. From a spiked lemonade to a drinks on a stick, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    El Presidente: The Exquisite Cocktail That Neither Communists Nor Capitalists Could Kill

    The El Presidente is a cocktail blast from the past that deserves a good future.

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    December 26, 2013

    Margarita Afternoon: Goro & Gun Crafts a Masterpiece

    Goro & Gun isn't a margarita bar, but it makes a great margarita.

  • Dining

    July 4, 2013

    Tucanos Brazilian Grill Opens

    Sugar Land finally has a traditional Brazilian restaurant.

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    July 2, 2013

    Where To Eat On The Fourth of July 2013: Barbecues, Firework Shows & More

    If you would rather swim at the pool, relax with friends and family, set off some fireworks (if permitted) and have someone else do the cooking this Fourth of July, then we have you covered. Celebrate our nation's independence at one of these restaurants and festivals.

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Rounding Up the Best Rodeo Dining Deals in Houston

    With the Rodeo headed to town starting this weekend, plenty of local restaurants are featuring dining deals all season long. We've rounded up some of the biggest steals below, many of which even include parking deals. (And as anyone who goes to the Rodeo will tell you, parking is by far the least en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Build-A-Bar: A Byrrh By Any Other Name

    First of all, a word on pronunciation. Ever since I requested a shot of "fur-neigh," I've made a habit of asking about pronunciation when ordering any new, especially foreign, ingredient. I've found that very few cocktail and spirit discussions bother with this, and while it's certainly not critical ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 13, 2012

    Cuchara: Montrose Mexican

    Even though the food is a bit uneven, Cuchara's drinks are spectacular and its dining room filled with energy.

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    December 12, 2012

    A Returning Champion Wins at the 2nd Annual Tequila & Tamales

    Check out pics from the second annual Tequila & Tamales throwdown in our slideshow. If anyone thought that El Gran Malo's win at the 2011 Tequila & Tamales throwdown was a fluke, last night's results should change their mind. The year prior, the gastrocantina on Ella won the Tequila portion of the ... 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 25, 2012

    Reserve 101 Rolls Out a Fall Cocktail Menu With Something For Everyone

    There's a huge range of palates when it comes to cocktail drinkers. Some like boozy concoctions where it's basically drinking the spirit with just a little enhancement, and others -- especially younger drinkers and those who rarely indulge -- don't even want to know the alcohol is there. You wouldn' ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 20, 2012

    A Fire at the Broken Spoke

    Roy de la Garza on what's next.

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    December 29, 2011

    On the Rocks: Cocktails Named After Musicians for New Year's Eve

    Have a G.G. Allin and bring in the New Year indecently!​Everything is more exciting, sometimes even redeeming, when it has a cool name: Sexual acts, alcoholic beverages, movies, albums, etc. OK, maybe just sexual acts and drinks. Since there are thousands of sites that have the former covere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Where Are We Drinking?

    The canned pineapple juice-based Blue Hawaiian is the Friday happy hour special at this diviest of dive bars. But the bar tries to keep things classy by serving it in a wine glass and using real blue CuraƧao -- and even including a cherry if you ask for one. ​Think you know where we're drink ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    Photo courtesy of Tookie'sAll your honking finally paid off, folks!​It's a busy weekend across the city, from a pub crawl downtown to a flash mob in Clear Lake. But first things first, tickets are still available for the Hats Off to Hospitality gala this Sunday, June 26, at Haven. The gala wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Vintage Cocktails: DIY Orgeat

    Photo by ElenadanBlanched, slivered almonds​A few years ago, I was living in another part of the world without ready access to certain creature comforts, like good rum, limes and liqueurs. This called for a degree of ingenuity and experimentation. So when I came across a recipe for homemade or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Bartender Chat: Julienne Desjardins of Wild Geese Tavern

    ​You would never know it by looking at her, but Julienne Desjardins is tired. "I've been taking care of a sick child all day," she laughs. Despite this, she's still hustling about on a busy Tuesday evening, pouring beers, shaking shots, and getting everyone nice and tipsy at the Wild Geese Tav ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 29, 2010
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    April 28, 2010

    Stirred and Shaken: The Next Door's Bend Me Over

    Photo by Troy Fields​"The best things in life are free, so let your mind and soul be free. Only you can hold yourself back." I was reading that piece of bathroom graffiti at The Next Door (2020 Waugh, 713-520-1712), head twisted toward the wall behind me, when I realized I was nearly pissing o ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 11, 2010
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    February 10, 2010

    Stirred and Shaken: Komodo Pub's Nuclear Rainbow

    Photo by Troy Fields​It didn't take long to realize Komodo's Pub (2004 Baldwin, 713-655-1501) is no dive. The Internet (specifically, might have you believe that, but careful on-site analysis of the bar reveals that the Internet is full of bullshit. A real dive doesn't have "nice flo ... More >>

  • News

    April 9, 2009

    The Rise and Fall of the Stanford Financial Group

    Castles and corruption lead to criminal charges.

  • Dining

    March 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Candidate Cocktails on Election Day 2008

    When it's time to break up the fistfights and inject a little levity into your election-watching party, try handing out stiff cocktails and finger foods. (It's hard to fight with both hands full.) Be sure to give the food items and drinks disarmingly silly names. Right wings, hero sandwiches, and b ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 15, 2007

    Jumps Bar and Grill

    Radioactive Rainbow

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    December 7, 2006
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    May 8, 2003

    Dancing with Dinosaurs

    The natural science museum sheds its stuffy image

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2003

    Get Some Action

    You won't be bored at this art opening

  • Dining

    August 9, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    R&R Lounge's Blue Balls cocktail

  • Dining

    June 28, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Cadillac Bar's American Flag cocktail

  • Dining

    February 1, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Angelika's Blue Angel