Evan Shannon

  • Dining

    September 26, 2013

    Go to Moon Tower Inn

    Here are 10 reasons why.

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    You Should Go To Moon Tower Inn; Here Are 10 Reasons Why

    While we are certainly excited about their newest venture, Voodoo Queen, we revisited Evan Shannon and Brand Young's first baby, Moon Tower Inn, to remind ourselves just how great it is. Here are 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit (or revisit) as well:

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Moon Tower Inn Supposedly Opening Voodoo Queen; Gift Horse Lounge Just a Ruse

    Eight months after setting tongues wagging by announcing a new side project called the Gift Horse Lounge, the owners of Moon Tower Inn took to Facebook yesterday to let everyone know the joke's on them. There's no such thing as the Gift Horse Lounge after all. The entire bar was apparently a ruse t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    They're Back: The New Moon Tower Inn Has More Beer, Faster Dogs

    "What took so long?" asked a recent commenter regarding Moon Tower Inn's almost 18-month absence, pointing out that the East End hot dog stand looks -- at first glance -- largely unchanged. Here, still, is the canteen-style window that doubles as counter service and bar. The patio too is largely in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Moon Tower Inn Reopens After 15 Months, Ragged Edges Still Intact

    The T-shirt I woke up in on Sunday morning came from Moon Tower Inn, but not in typical fashion. This isn't one of their "Come and Take It" or "UGHDK" shirts. The tattered sleeveless Misfits shirt once belonged to former Moon Tower bartender Bryan Jackson. He and I were so fond of each others' shirt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Are We There Yet? Restaurants We're Excited About for 2013

    Last year -- at the tail-end of 2011 -- it seemed as if half the restaurants we were excited about in 2010 for the upcoming year still hadn't opened yet: Uchi, Triniti, Underbelly and The Hay Merchant were all a very long time in the making, but finally opened this past year to great acclaim all aro ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 8, 2012

    Pass the Vegenaise

    Houston's top 10 vegan restaurants.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants in the East End

    The East End is undergoing some necessary growing pains right now as a new generation of Houstonians rediscover the neighborhoods right next door to downtown. Construction of a METRO light rail to connect the East End with the main line has had Harrisburg torn up for some time, but is nearly complet ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 30, 2012

    The Best Beer Labels

    The most iconic and creative on Texas shelves.

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Cuchara Slices Up a Soft Opening and the Gift Horse Lounge Opens Its Mouth

    It's been a busy week, so straight to the dish: Cuchara, the Montrose restaurant at the corner of Taft and Fairview that's been under construction since February, is set to have its soft opening this coming Sunday. I peeked in one afternoon this week and saw an open, semi-industrial dining room with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Boiling Bugs at Moon Tower Inn

    Photos by GroovehouseCrawfish spread out on newspaper-covered picnic tables: the classic boil set-up. See more photos in our slideshow.​If there were ever a place built to host crawfish boils, it's Moon Tower Inn. People stretched languidly across the lawn in chairs brought from home, puppies ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    The 10 Best New Restaurants of 2010

    Which one of our top 10 restaurants landed a spot in the newest edition of GQ?​Trying to select only 10 restaurants out of the dozens that have opened the past year is agonizing. In a good way, of course -- Houston has been fertile ground for innovative and passionate restaurateurs this year. ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 9, 2010

    Party at the Moon Tower

    This Second Ward hangout is all about good food, good beer and good friends.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Meat-Up at Moon Tower Inn

    Photos by Troy FieldsYes, please.​In only a few months since opening, Moon Tower Inn -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- is on its way to becoming a Houston legend. Mark my words. Now, whether it's a short-lived legend or the kind of legend that becomes a time-worn and well-loved ins ... More >>

  • Music

    October 21, 2010

    Moon Tower Inn

    Second Ward has first-class venue.