• Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Kipper Club Test Kitchen To Host Forbes Five-Star Chef Zachary Ladwig

    It's early days still in the life of the Kipper Club Test Kitchen. The kitchen space by the Treadsack Group (Down House, D&T Drive Inn, Sugar & Rice Magazine) launched quietly in August, where it has been playing host to a rotating roster of guest chefs. "We built it as a space that the chefs coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Big Brews and Free Burgers

    Big Brew, the nation's second largest craft beer festival, is coming to Houston from October 20 through October 26. The week-long celebration will feature more than ,000 craft beers from more than 40 Texas breweries along with a different event each day. Kick off the party with one of three beer din ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    The Garrison Brothers Distillery is Fun and Educational for Bourbon Experts and Novices Alike

    Hye, Texas, is a town of 105 people, located on U.S. 290 on the road from Austin to Fredericksburg. It's also the home of Garrison Brothers distillery, the first bourbon distillery in Texas and one which makes bourbon exclusively. Their bourbon is pricey, but it has always been highly reviewed, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    What if Texas Split Into Separate States Like California is Proposing?

    Apparently, the folks in California have done lost it. There is a ballot initiative being circulated that would divide the Golden State up into six separate states, increasing the United States to 55 states in the process. The proponent of this plan is some venture capitalist who really just wants t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Get Hoppy With Us

    Houston Press Hoppy Hour @ MKT Bar Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. 1001 Austin Join the Houston Press at MKT Bar tonight for Hoppy Hour featuring four Karbach brews: Love Street Summer Seasonal, Weisse Versa Wheat, Hop Delusion and Weekend Warrior Pale Ale. Sip on a beer flight for $7, or throw in food p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Texas Hill Country Cuisine Defined and Made Doable

    New Mexican cuisine is a thing. It evokes thoughts of Hatch green chiles and blue corn. California cooking is on the healthy side, with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. The Midwest is known for its meat and potatoes, the Gulf Coast its seafood. But when I saw the new cookbook entitled Texa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Cakes Versus Pies - Which Side Are You On?

    Eater National: Cake vs. pie. It's a food fight we probably will never settle, but at the Southern Foodways Alliance's 2013 Symposium, Eatocracy's Kat Kinsman and the New York Times' Kim Severson tried to settle this battle with a Lincoln-Douglas style debate. Kinsman argues that pies take more skil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Upcoming Events: This Little Piggy Went to Market (And Became Dinner)

    Katy's No Label Brewing Co. will be coming all the way to the Loop for a Meet the Brewer event at The Ginger Man on August 6 at 6 p.m. Brewmaster and co-founder Brian Royo or "El Royo Loco" will be at The Ginger Man to show off his beer and answer questions about brewing along with some of the other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    Bikinis, Boobs, BBQ, Carmen Electra, and Hey, Did We Mention Boobs?!

    Fans of music, food, and boobs -- i.e. every living human being -- are in for a real treat with the Saturday grand opening of the town of Bikinis, Texas. The little piece of paradise outside Fredericksburg was named by ATX Brands founder Doug Guller, the visionary behind the "breastaurant" chain Bik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Seth Siegel-Gardner & Terrence Gallivan of The Pass & Provisions

    Who are they? Siegel-Gardner: I'm a Houstonian born and raised who's getting to run a restaurant in my hometown. Gallivan: I'm a cook, I'm a husband and I'm learning how to be a business owner.

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    SXSW Releases First Batch of 2013 Performers

    Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast. The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Doug Guller: Bikinis Sports Bar Owner Just Bought a Town, Will Rename it "Bikinis"

    Hair Balls is excited because we just decided where we want to go for our next weekend getaway: Bikinis, Texas. What -- never heard of it? Maybe that's because the town's new owner hasn't officially changed the name yet. The new owner in question is Doug Guller, who operates the successful Bikinis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    Eat My Words: This week Texas Monthly wine writer Jessica Dupuy gives a glowing review to new releases by the Duchman Family Winery, the Texas Hill Country winery owned by Houston's own celebrity cardiologist Stan Duchman. "I'll be honest," she writes, "I fell in love with all of these wines, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Tim Bobo, Fredericksburg Cop, Sued on Claim of Roughing Up Diabetic Man

    A man says he was in the midst of a diabetic episode when a Fredericksburg cop threw him to the ground during a traffic stop. Brian Kane has sued police officer Tim Bobo over the August 2010 incident. Kane's suit says he has Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes, and he was driving to his parents' home when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    TX Wine Lover: As the still youthful Texas wine industry continues to grow and find its footing (shifting away from the California Chardonnay-Cabernet-Sauvignon-Merlot paradigm), a handful of European grape varieties (beyond the classics of Bordeaux and Burgundy) have emerged as winners. Their succe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Tasting Notes: Holiday Wine Blog Round Up

    Vintage Texas: Top Texas wine writer and Houstonian Russ Kane weighs in this week with his Top Texas Wines of 2011. In the first installment, he reveals five of the ten, including a few from wineries we don't always see in year-end lists of favorite labels from Texas. Russ's new guide to Texas wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Terrence Gallivan of Pilot Light Restaurant Group

    Photo by Mai PhamPilot Light Restaurant Group's Chef and Co-Owner, Terrence Gallivan​If you haven't tried Terrence Gallivan's cuisine yet, it's probably because the somewhat elusive chef has only been cooking in Houston for short bursts of time. He did a one-month stint as part of the sold-out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Messina Hof Has the Best Wine in Texas, According to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

    This year, more than 2,500 wines were entered into the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's International Wine Competition. Of those entries, 736 were from Texas wineries. And of those Texas wineries, Messina Hof swept up 20 medals and the coveted title of Top Texas Wine for its 2004 Solara, whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Ten Tunnels Of Texas: Some Pretty, Some Odd, Some Bat-Infested

    Love tunnels not included​A while back we presented a dozen of the most beautiful bridges in Texas, a state most people don't normally associate with bridges. They associate it even less with tunnels. Texas isn't exactly a mountainous state, and wherever there's a big outcropping there's gene ... More >>

  • News

    March 17, 2011

    Made in Texas

    Think all bourbon comes from Kentucky? Think again.

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Get Your Passport Stamped Along the Texas Wine Trails

    ​While the trail riders rode into town last Friday, you could be riding out one weekend soon to hit one of Texas's 11 wine trails just as the bluebonnets are beginning to bloom this spring. The fifth most productive wine-producing state in the nation, Texas features more than 200 vineyards wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Proposed Beer Legislation Seeks To Loosen the Reins on Texas Brewers

    logocheif.comFreetail for retail sale? Supporters of HB 660 hope so.​Hey, I love Texas as much as the next girl, but when it comes to laws the Lone Star State has a reputation for being a bit outdated. And when it comes to alcohol laws, we're downright hard-core. The regulations are particula ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 3: John Sheely of Mockingbird Bistro

    Photos by Tam Vo​This week I have been sharing my interview with Chef John Sheely of Mockingbird Bistro. After our conversation, I committed the deadly delicious sin of gluttony. First up was his calamari, which was quick fried and presented with two dipping sauces: the basic remoulade and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    "So like, what-all do they serve here?"​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we have no cream of the crop because crops aren't supposed to have cream on them. Gross. We started off the week by disarming some alarmism with our look into some foods which are sligh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    The Green Scene in Fredericksburg

    Photo by jonlThe Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association at the 2008 Roundup.​Attention, Houston-area organic chefs, farmers and food producers: Fredericksburg wants you! The annual Renewable Energy Roundup and Green Living Fair, which takes place this year from September 24 to 26, is l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Rather Sweet Goodies

    ​This past summer, Robb Walsh visited Fredericksburg hot spot Rebecca's Table, owned by famous chef and baker Rebecca Rather. After his mouthwatering description of the rabbit sausage there, I couldn't wait to go. Unfortunately, it's now closed, but I decided to try the bakery next door, Rathe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Wine of the Week - Rancho Ponte Vineyard

    ​Five miles east of Fredericksburg, Texas is the newest addition to the 290 Wine Corridor, Rancho Ponte Vineyard. This family-owned winery opened in early 2009 and features, in my opinion, some of the better Texas wines. Rancho Ponte offers tastings Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Chocolate Festival of Texas

    ​This Saturday at the Chocolate Festival of Texas, Eating Our Words set out to see just how much chocolate and wine $25 will buy you at a Sheraton near IAH. The answer is about five half-glasses with no obligation to pour any out, and enough chocolate to make you consider trashing all remaini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Oktoberfests

    Photo by dave77459​The Texas Hill Country is full of place-names that make Texas Traveler yearn for her nth-generation German heritage. New Braunfels conjures up the scent of the bratwurst and sauerkraut my Moomaw used to make on weekend mornings (food which I loathed, by the way, until I turn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    What Is Pul-A-Pul?

    Photos by Nick DiFonzoTo find out, a trip to Schulenburg and the recently revived Sengelmann Hall is in order. Schulenburg lies exactly halfway between San Antonio and Houston along Interstate 10. While the small town itself was formally established in 1875, Czech and German settlers had already m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Katharine Shilcutt ate all this chicken and did not save any for you.Welcome back to the weekly Eating Our Words round-up, where the food is well-prepared, plentiful and, more often than not, weird as all hell. To start with, Robb Walsh introduced us to the concept of a Wal-Mart supermercado, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Upcoming Events

    Whether your beverage of choice is wine, coffee or beer, we've got you covered in this week's upcoming events. The French Open takes place this weekend, and if you're looking for a spot to watch, then Coffee Groundz is the place for you. The coffee shop-cum-gelateria in Midtown is offering specials ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Road Trip!

    Break the summer monotony at one of these out-of-the-way destinations.

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Enchanted Rock and Fredericksburg

    Enchanted Rock, the legend says, was home to ghost fires. That's how the Tonkawas explained the crackling and popping sounds that emanated from the rock on cool evenings. Today we know this: Enchanted Rock is one of the country's largest plutons, a gigantic pink granite pebble unearthed by erosion. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Breaking News: Candy Bars Can't Cure Alzheimer's

    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced this morning that he's charging a Fredericksburg company called Nature's Candy with violating the Texas Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. (Woe to the person who violates the "cosmetic" part of the first act. Grandma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    The Year in Food-Related Photos

    As you can see, we had quite a few gastronomic slideshows in 2008. Click each photo below for more action. Houston Texans Tailgating World Gyro Eating Championship Burger Porn

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Opa Dog

    Photo by Robb Walsh Opa’s seemed to be the official sausage supplier in Fredericksburg. Menus at German restaurants and biergartens all over town featured Opa’s bratwurst, knackwurst and “Opa sausage,” the local nickname for a coarse ground pork and beef link officially known as “Opa’s ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 16, 2008

    Texas Wants Beer!

    Our state is the top beer market in the country, so why are we falling behind in the microbrewery movement?

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

    Photo by Robb Walsh / Click here for a slideshow... There were a lot of Texans trying to look German in lederhosen and peasant outfits at Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg. So when I saw two young women walk in the front gate in touristy cowboy hats, I did a double take. They were trying a little too h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008
  • Calendar

    March 6, 2008

    Fotofest opening

    Houston’s photography festival hangs 3,000 photos in 129 locations

  • Music

    October 11, 2007

    David Rice

    A songsmith picks up the pieces and returns to Houston in triumph

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2003

    King of the Roads

    A Houston author tells how our traffic got jammed

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Film

    February 20, 2003

    In the Name of...

    These Generals speak the name of the Lord, but is it in vain?

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    Bridges II the Bend

    Two tiny publishers from Houston land the sequel to Madison County

  • Dining

    August 20, 1998

    Setting a New Standard

    Tasca, serious about its food and service, delivers excellence

  • Music

    January 11, 1996
  • Music

    October 20, 1994

    A Promise Fulfilled

    Vince Bell returns from the brink with hard-won songs of love and loss

  • News

    February 17, 1994

    The Last Word

    Judge Bill "Roy Bean" Harmon grandstands a murder trial -- again

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