Welcome to Eating...Our Words' Bartender Chat, in which we sit down with local bartenders and get to know their style. Whether they're slinging beers or mixing complex cocktails, bartenders are our buddies and confidants, but we're turning the tables and the camera on them to find out what they're p ... More >>
Five courses, five sommeliers, two bartenders and a Master Chef of France. As far as wine dinners go, last week's Guest Sommelier Wine Dinner at Philippe Restaurant Lounge was nothing short of a tour de force. The dinner marked the finale of sommelier Vanessa Treviño-Boyd's wildly successful So ... More >>
If there was one night a year to go crazy and totally overdose on food and wine, Friday night was definitely one of them. The Grand Tasting, signature event of the Sugar Land Wine & Food Festival sponsored by H-E-B, was every food and wine lover's dream come true, thanks to a who's who of some of Ho ... More >>
Higher prices, bland food and no really good margaritas to ease the pain.
The Place: Hendricks Pub & Eatery 3320 Kirby 713-522-1500 www.hendrickspub.com The Deals: $1 off drafts and wells The Hours: 3 to 7 p.m. The Scene: Have you ever tried repeating a word until it begins to sound like a series of meaningless noises? We feel like we're halfway there with the ... More >>
Anthony, the bar manager at downtown "gastro lounge" Hearsay (218 Travis, 713-225-8079), is intent on stealing Houston's cocktail crown from Anvil. "We want to be the place for cocktails in town," he said as he served a gin-gin mule, a classic-style concoction that originated at New York's Pe ... More >>
Photo by Sarah RufkaSeeing Reid McGraff at the Alden-Houston's a bar and grille -- an affable and friendly bartender, but with a certain polished bearing -- you'd never guess he'd ever tended a less elegant bar. Asked about his past positions, he mentions Hotel ZaZa, House of Blues, Warren's ... More >>