Joe Apa

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Tickets on Sale Now for July 20 Sassafras Beer Dinner to Benefit Oak Forest Animal Advocates

    Oak Forest has a stray animal problem, and neighborhood residents are rallying to do something about it. It's not an original problem; the entire city of Houston shares it. Our streets are home to about one million stray animals, and BARC has neither the money nor the manpower to handle these sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Rudyard's Partners With Shmaltz for September Beer Dinner

    Just before the month of September leaves us, Rudyard's British Pub is hosting its monthly beer dinner with a special brewery located outside of Texas. Shmaltz Brewing Co. is an American craft-brewing company and founded "Jewish celebration craft beer," the He'Brew Beer. Recently, Shmaltz opened a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Upstairs at Rudyard's: Joe Apa's Beer Dinners

    The beer dinners that Joe Apa stages at Rudyard's Pub the last Thursday of every month have been around for a few years, in fact, the one held last night was the 69th one, or at least so he can recall. So why is it that Google was of no help when trying to get more information about what was in stor ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 28, 2013

    Praise the Lord and Pass the Pints

    Houston's 10 best beer bars

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    February 20, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Beer Bars

    Just 24 months ago, making a list of Houston's 10 best beer bars would have been far easier. Since that time, not only have a ton of new beer bars opened up, many places have elevated their game. In fact, our rough draft for this list boasted over 20 bars. It's true that a solid handful of bars cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Mix It Up Tonight and Help Clean Out Rudz's Cellar

    Been waiting for the perfect Friday night to check out the new LaB 5555 series at the Houston Museum of Natural Science? Grab your soft-soled museum shoes, because tonight is that night. Tonight, four of Houston's best bartenders will be shaking things up as they compete to make the best Tanqueray ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Best Of The Rest: Houston's Top 5 Places To Eat At A Concert

    We understand this category may initially seem a bit odd, as the words "concert food" tend to conjure up disturbing images of stale chips drowning in phosphorescent cheese, neon-orange grease pools of pizza, and the leathery hotdogs in ill-fitting buns so often found at Houston's larger concert venu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Bar Food

    The "best cheap burgers in town" at our No. 3 pick.​For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of HoustonĀ® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty comp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Upcoming Events: Dinner and Drinks at Rudz

    Photo by GroovehouseI wonder if the Montrose Beer & Gun Club still meets at Rudyard's...​Looking for a food truck festival that doesn't charge admission and that offers plenty of seating? Head to Noel Furniture -- of all places -- today, starting at 11 a.m. Until 1 p.m., some of the city's be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Joe Apa of Rudz

    ​After chatting at Rudyard's and sampling some food and beer (see the rest of our conversation here and here), chef Joe Apa and I took an impromptu road trip to Conroe's Southern Star Brewery. Immediately, we were in awe of this grass-roots operation. It's a total craft brewery. Tall fermentin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Joe Apa of Rudz

    ​Sitting at the bar at Rudz, I noticed that Chef Joe Apa was having one of his epic beer tastings on Valentine's Day, serving five courses paired with beer. I had never been to one of these events, which usually fall on the last Thursday of the month. The dinner started and ended with several ... More >>