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Downing Street

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Top 10 Bars In River Oaks

    As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Martini Bars

    As our sister blog Eating... Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Downing Street Pub Manager Joseph Dufault Died In Sunday's Hummer Wreck

    The Harris County Medical Examiner's office confirmed to Hair Balls that Downing Street Pub Manager Joseph Dufault died in Sunday's single-vehicle wreck on Allen Parkway. Dufault was driving a Hummer around 2 p.m. near Waugh when he sped off a curve before smashing into a tree. He was 29. According ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Gimme (A Tax) Shelter

    ​Even if Uncle Sam took a great big bite out of your wallet this year, there are still ways to enjoy a good meal today -- several, in fact -- thanks to local restaurants taking advantage of your newfound poverty to offer free or reduced-price goodies today. It's like a crack dealer giving you ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Stirred and Shaken: Downing Street Pub's Downing Street Draft

    Photo by Troy Fields​If you're on a scavenger hunt and anti-Obama bathroom graffiti pops up on your list, try Downing Street Pub (2549 Kirby, 713-523-2291). The place is how you might imagine The Wall Street Journal as a bar — lousy with white collars, cigars and masculine wood (the stai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Chef Chat Special Interview: Shuna Fish Lydon

    ​Houston pastry chef Plinio Sandalio recommended we interview Shuna Fish Lydon (Twitter: @shunafish) of 10 Downing (10 Downing Street in New York) during our recent trip to NYC. Before coming to 10 Downing, the world-renowned Lydon worked as a pastry chef for French Laundry, Gramercy Tavern an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    They run a great coffee shop, but the ambiance suffers a little from all the squished mushrooms and empty turtle shells lying around.​ Welcome back to the weekly round-up here at Eating Our Words, where we have a lovely bouquet and notes of walnut and oak in our boldly earthy flavor. Efferves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    A Chat with David Mascari of Downing Street

    ​When I sit down at the last free seat along the bar at Downing Street, David Mascari wins me over immediately by getting my name and shaking my hand after he takes my drink order. It's obvious he's comfortable behind the bar, and soon I find out why. "I've been here almost 11 years," he says. "We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Breakfast With a Bourbon Expert

    Chris Morris is sipping coffee at the bar. It's dark and sleepy at 9:30 am inside the Downing Street Pub, a cigar-and-mustache type of place where an imposing rack of whiskey takes up most of the back wall.Morris jumps behind the bar like he owns it and grabs three bottles of bourbon, which he made ... More >>

  • Music

    May 29, 2008
  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    A Legal Matter

    Passing the Bar at Downing Street

  • Dining

    March 9, 2006

    Rusty Nail

    Downing Street

  • Calendar

    September 22, 2005
  • Calendar

    October 28, 2004

    Ghostly Glamour

    Get freaky like the stars at the Haunted Hollywood Party

  • Film

    November 6, 2003

    Big Wet Kiss

    Richard Curtis is in Love with love, so what's new?

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Music

    April 10, 2003
  • News

    September 27, 2001

    An Early War Casualty?

    Mayoral challengers find money, attention and time dwindling

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Bureaucrat

    Jordy Tollett, Mayor's chief of staff

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Don't Dump Your Debt on Me

    A miffed Lanier makes common cause with the controller

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Sarofim II: The Next (De)Generation

    In the latest divorce donnybrook, things didn't go better with coke

  • Dining

    March 25, 1999
  • News

    November 19, 1998

    The Patron

    Money can't buy love. But it can buy polo.

  • News

    October 9, 1997
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