Joe Rippey

  • Dining

    September 26, 2013

    Go to Moon Tower Inn

    Here are 10 reasons why.

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: The Virtues of Getting Completely Wasted

    B4ttlesong: "I was lecturing John Letoto about the virtues of getting completely wasted, every once in a while," begins sommelier Justin Vann in his latest philosophical post on B4ttlesong. "The minimum number I threw out was once a year." I'll just let you read on from there... Eater Houston: If y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Houston's Top 10 Wine Bars

    Photo by Troy FieldsYou can even get a helluva guanciale cheeseburger at Plonk.​Today's Houston Press Deal of the Day (oh, you don't know what those are? sign up; they're seriously fantastic) is for 50 percent off at Boheme, a little wine bar in Montrose that also serves up cappuccinos and bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Chef Chat: Jeremy Massudi of Two Saints Restaurant

    ​Two Saints Restaurant has only been open for about seven months. But it already some regular followers. The night we visited, two different groups of customers went to the kitchen to say hi to Massudi like old friends, asking what he was featuring that night on the menu. We later found out th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Bartender Chat: Joe Rippey of the Vine Wine Room

    ​First, we have to clarify something. Joe Rippey isn't just a bartender. He's the owner of the Vine Wine Room (12420 Memorial Drive), and we were lucky to catch him working behind the bar when we visited. Rippey might have the best job in the world. For the last four and a half years, he's s ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 21, 2010

    Comfort Food on Steroids

    The new Two Saints neighborhood eatery is knocking them dead with grilled-cheese sandwiches.

  • Dining

    November 5, 2009

    Two Saints

    Exciting Houston's West Side diners