Glass Wall

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Is the Old Stella Sola Location Cursed?

    Will there ever be a restaurant at 1001 Studewood Street again? The building, which was originally constructed to house Robert Gadsby's Bedford in 2008, has sat vacant since subsequent tenant Stella Sola closed in May 2012. There were plans for a while for it to be a second Killen's Steakhouse locat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Only Two Weeks Left For Houston's Most Dog-Friendly Bar

    There's awful news for Houston dog owners. As initially noted by Syd Kearney at the Houston Chronicle, pup-friendly bar Boneyard Drinkery announced on its Facebook page that it is closing on November 30. It was Houston's first combination bar and dog park. It's another sad chapter in a story we're h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    The 5 Best Happy Hours in The Heights

    If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Show Your Love for Mom & Jodycakes

    Pub Night @ Saint Arnold Brewery Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 2000 Lyons It's that time again for another Pub Night at Saint Arnold. The tour hall will serve as a bar from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. tonight so you can pick and choose the brews you want to to buy. Saint Arnold has taken its Divine Reserve No ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 15, 2013

    La Fisheria

    The restaurant bans kids after 7p.m., and everyone on the Internet has an opinion.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Houston Restaurant Weeks: Coppa

    What they're up to for Restaurant Weeks: Coppa has a Houston Restaurant Weeks menu available for dinner that reads like a Greatest Hits list. I was able to have several of the dishes they are known for in one meal and was thrilled. The cost is $35.

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    Houston Restaurant Weeks: Glass Wall

    What they're up to for Restaurant Weeks: Glass Wall is on the higher end of pricing ($45 for dinner instead of the usual $35) for Houston Restaurant Weeks but it's a case of getting what you pay for. They are only open for dinner. There are optional (and astute) wine pairings by "Grape Alchemist" an ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 20, 2013

    God Bless Americana: Brooklyn Athletic Club's Sinful Blend of Comfort Food and Class

    Brooklyn Athletic Club celebrates with its Americana menu mixing gourmet and comfort food delivered in generous portions.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Brooklyn Athletic Club: Mixing Stylish Drinks With Gourmet & Comfort Food

    When the corner lot on Richmond Avenue that was once home to Zimm's Little Deck opened up, restaurateur Shepard Ross pounced. He telephoned Chef Jeff Axline in Austin and once again, the two of them partnered for a new venture. In an homage to Brooklyn and Houston, the Brooklyn Athletic Club has e ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 30, 2013

    Max's Wine Dive Moving to Montrose

    What does that mean for Houston?

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Max's Wine Dive Moving into Montrose; What Does That Mean for Houston?

    Fried eggs and truffle oil as toppings may be old hat to foodies these days. We're easily distracted creatures who paw like needle-clawed kittens at every new bauble that comes along. But back in the rollicking days of the mid-2000s, the novelty had not yet worn thin and restaurants like Max's Wine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Jeff Axline of Brooklyn Athletic Club, On "Americana" Style Food, His Menu, and How the Houston and Austin Food Scenes Compare

    This is Part 2 of a three part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this same space Friday. EOW: Tell me about Brooklyn Athletic Club. JA: This was originally Shepard's idea. He's had the idea for a long time, but it was hard to come to fruition without having a property tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Jeff Axline of Brooklyn Athletic Club, on Moving Around as a Navy Kid, and The Sexy Lifestyle of a Free-Standing Restaurant Chef

    This is the first part of a three-part Chef Chat series. Come back to read parts two and three, which will run in this same space on Thursday and Friday. On a sleepy corner of Richmond, close to the Spur and around the corner from Montrose, the Brooklyn Athletic Club -- which took over the space t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2013

    Craft Beer Community Reacts to Death of Ash Rowell, Former Owner of Duff Beer Distribution

    Ashley "Ash" Rowell -- former owner of Duff Beer Distribution and beloved figure in Houston's craft beer community -- was shot and killed at his Montrose home this past Friday evening. Rowell answered a knock at his door around 7:45 p.m. on Friday and was shot in the doorway. According to the Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    First Look at Brooklyn Athletic Club: Shepard Ross and Jeff Axline Partner Up Once More

    "It's like someone created a tiny, unpretentious country club and smacked it down in the middle of Houston. And there's a nice restaurant attached." This is how I found myself attempting to explain Brooklyn Athletic Club to my mother the day after I'd dined at the new restaurant on Richmond for the ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 3, 2013

    Pho to Ramen, Bulgogi to Bo 7 Mon

    The top 10 restaurants in Chinatown.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Surfing Cowboys and Plenty of Pizza

    Last week's roundup was heavy on the closings, but not this week. Although there were some high-profile places that shuttered, this week features mostly good news. But in the grand tradition of breaking news to people, let's go ahead and start with the bad. First is that Tintos, the tapas joint in ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Sampling Over 60 Restaurants at the 7th Annual Feast with the Beasts

    Check out our pics from the Houston Zoo in our Feast With The Beasts slideshow. There were lions, cougars, giraffes, snakes, elephants, a rooster and more. Plenty of animals and plenty of food -- exactly what you'd expect to find at the Houston Zoo's 7th annual Feast with the Beasts. This past Fr ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 11, 2012

    The Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 10 pizzas.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Expansions and Transformations

    Ever since the planned second location for Killen's Steakhouse in the Heights fell through, Ronnie Killen has been keeping busy back home in Pearland. There, he's currently in the process of transforming his popular steakhouse into Killen's BBB. Writing for CultureMap, Ruthie Johnson Miller says th ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 9, 2012

    Keep Cool and Caffeinated

    Houston's ten best iced coffee crinks

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    July 2012 in Openings & Closings: t'afia Is Dead, Long Live t'afia

    It's true: t'afia is closed. But only until August 14. That's when -- as chef/owner Monica Pope told us on Wednesday -- the restaurant will be reopened with a revamped concept. It's also true that our beloved Nabi is on the chopping block, as owner Ji Kang confirmed to Eater Houston. However, just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    5 Things Not to Do If a Food Critic Is Eating at Your Restaurant

    In this week's cafe review of Liberty Kitchen, I had a difficult time pegging the restaurant and what it's trying to be. Oyster bar with killer burgers and cocktails? Upscale dinner destination? Casual lunching spot with confusing prices? I ended up drawing my own conclusions -- which you can read i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    First Look at Liberty Kitchen

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt Not a shrimp po-boy at the new Liberty Kitchen.​"Chef Lance is back," read the marquee outside Liberty Kitchen last Saturday afternoon, a gloomy day that was brightened only by the prospect of trying the brand-new oyster bar. We weren't the only ones to whom the id ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    The 6th Annual Feast with the Beasts at the Houston Zoo

    Photos by Mai PhamFestive zoo-goers wearing "beastly" caps, all smiles in the VIP lounge​Check out all the tasty-looking dishes in out slideshow from Feast With The Beasts. For the last six years, the Houston Zoo has been home to an autumnal fundraiser and eating extravaganza cheekily referre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    First Look at Ruggles 11th Street Cafe

    ​Do you remember the old 11th Street Cafe? I do. My father and I tried to eat there a few times while he was still living in Norhill, just down the street. Every single visit was increasingly abysmal, to the point where I wondered just how long it would be until the old girl gave it up. I als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    The Most Disappointing Restaurant Openings of 2010

    Gnashing of teeth and rending of clothes accompanied news that we'd no longer be able to enjoy Sabetta's homemade sausage and peppers.​This week, we start our countdown of 2010 restaurant openings and closings, counting down the restaurants that opened in 2010 after great advance buzz only to ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 28, 2010

    With a Grain of Salt

    BRC Gastropub could be great.

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Openings and Closings

    Losing our Voice.​Although it technically isn't a closure, it's the end of an era for Voice, the critically-acclaimed restaurant at the Hotel Icon. Chef Michael Kramer is leaving as the hotel has decided to take the restaurant in a different, slightly less upscale direction. It's a huge blow f ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 13, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    First Look at BRC Gastropub

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttBiscuits and bacon never looked so good.​Let's get one thing out of the way first: BRC stands for Big Red Cock. There's even a giant crimson rooster in the parking lot, in case there was any misunderstanding. So get all the "Wow, that Big Red Cock is really deliciou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Openings and Closings

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttThe soon-to-be-open Zelko Bistro in the Heights.​Although it's been a while since our last roundup of restaurant openings and closings around here, that doesn't mean that Houston's culinary community hasn't been busy in the meantime. We have a feast of new places fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Bartender Chat - Cheri McCann of Shiloh Club

    ​The prevailing wisdom on Shiloh Club (1321 Studewood St.): It's a hole-in-the-wall bar where regulars drink Bud Light like water and wouldn't dream of ordering liquor - certainly not the Bubble Gum Vodka special being advertised the other night. Would they? A casual conversation with Cheri Mc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Upcoming Events

    Photo by WayTru ​White linen is ruling the night this weekend, as the Heights throws its annual White Linen Night bash on Saturday, August 1. The free event is billed as "sultry, steamy, exotic, and artfully provocative" which is PR-speak for "come sweat your ass off during Houston's hotte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    The Valet Problem

    Last Friday night, a friend and I were making our way down Montrose in search of some Mexican food.  "I haven't been to El Tiempo in a while," he said, and so we headed off. Pulling up to the familiar stucco building, I was astonished to see my arch-nemesis positioned squarely out front. The o ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 19, 2007


    Five That'll Blow Your Mind

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2007

    It's Shepard Ross's Turn to Blow Your Mind

    Daniel Kramer Shepard Ross, general manager and wine guru at Glass Wall, offers up some of his teeth-staining favorites: $15 or less White 2005 Lo Brujo, Macabeo Calatayud, Spain "Fun, easy to drink, crisp, with hints of citrus and banana. Soft, round mouth feel, but still has some nice acidity ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2006
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    October 5, 2006
  • Blogs

    September 29, 2006

    BOH on KHOU, LOL

    HouStoned Images, Ltd. Unlmtd. Will Tracy leave us for daytime TV? Stay tuned... Yesterday, the chipper folks at Great Day Houston, KHOU's morning program, devoted seven minutes and 45 seconds (an eternity in the broadcast world) to a segment on the Press's Best of Houston issue. Alarmingly bub ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 28, 2006

    Catch the Wave

    Lance Fegen's "New American Surfer Bistro" is like, epic, dude!

  • News

    July 7, 2005

    Chefs Rule!

    If you can't stand the sight of lopped-off digits and the smell of your own flesh burning, get out of the kitchen