Spring has sprung.
If you work, live or just spend all of your time downtown, you've probably noticed there aren't that many places to grab a quick bite to eat, sit down for a cup of coffee, or enjoy a casual dinner and dessert before or after a theater performance. Sure, there are lots of restaurants such as The Grov ... More >>
While it's not a restaurant, it's still a notable closing. B4-U-Eat, an online Houston restaurant guide, announced its own closure on Monday, February 17. For the past 23 years, B4-U-Eat has provided Houstonians with a variety of updates for restaurant openings and closings, reviews and events listi ... More >>
For much of the country, fall begins with the first cold front of the season, usually in September. There's a chill in the air, the leaves begin to change color, and everyone starts looking forward to Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. In Houston, we know it's fall when Starbucks rolls out th ... More >>
To love, hate or use: Yelp is stirring the pot yet again
The rise of the cocktail and the return of the bartender as rockstar carries along with it a baggage saddled on every trending topic in modern pop culture. The film follows several threads, interweaving the tales of two contrasting bartenders -- one a cocktail bartender crafting high end drinks in ... More >>
For three hours you can spend time with one of the sous chefs at Brennan's of Houston during the summer cooking class series, "Saturday with the Sous." On Saturday, June 29, Sous Chef Jose Arevalo will kick off the summer cooking class series with a three-course demonstration for guests and will spe ... More >>
Everyone's been talking about ramen lately -- especially the ramen at Goro & Gun. What I want to talk about are its wings. "We're gonna drive Buffalo Wild Wings out of business," chef David Kaufman joked as a bowl of ODB wings hit the bar, the chicken glazed with local honey and topped with a few s ... More >>
Tonight, Joshua Martinez officially changed his Twitter handle from @TheModular to @GoroNGun, reflecting his newest downtown venture: a ramen shop opening soon on Main Street. But the Twitter update was only the latest sign that Goro & Gun is gearing up to open its doors shortly. There are also th ... More >>
The top 10 restaurants in Westchase.
Are you in this for the long-haul? Good, because this week was chock-full of restaurant news -- and most of it happy news. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for a long post, starting with recaps of a few stories from earlier this week. Ryan Rouse and Brad Moore of Grand Prize Bar in Montrose and B ... More >>
The downtown block that already contains classic bars Warren's Inn, Char Bar, Dean's Credit Clothing and Notsuoh is about to get one more watering hole when bartender Justin Burrow opens his new bar in late March. The bar doesn't have a name yet, but Burrow and his partners -- Brad Moore and Ryan Ro ... More >>
This week we asked readers who they'd like to see profiled in upcoming editions of Bartender Chat. Zach Adams was not only mentioned multiple times, he also happens to be working behind the bar at The Pass & Provisions, which just opened. A new chef-driven concept from Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terren ... More >>
If you love food and you live in Houston, chances are you follow at least one food truck on Twitter, one restaurant on Facebook or one beer blog (remember blogging? People still do it, and in more than 140-character bursts). The 2012 Houston Web Awards are fast approaching, which means now is the t ... More >>
Chuck Cook PhotographyJustin Burrow pours a craft cocktail on a quiet night at non-pretentious Fitzgerald's.Justin Burrow, who recently received the Favorite Mixologist nod for the My Table Houston Culinary Awards in October, is using his experience to create a casual and accessible cocktail ... More >>
I first met Adrienne while visiting a friend in New York in 2009. She was working at an art gallery in the Lower East Side for the summer, and after the internship was over, she moved back to Austin to finish school at St. Edwards, getting her degree in photography. Adrienne moved to Houston and s ... More >>
"This is a great city to work in," said Hugo Ortega as he accepted his award for Chef of the Year at last night's My Table's Houston Culinary Awards. "And this is truly a great country," he finished to loud cheers and applause. It was well-deserved recognition for the man who fought his way out of o ... More >>
Aaron Lara, bartender at Haven, is a self-proclaimed cocktail nerd. Although he got into bartending unexpectedly (he was applying for a valet position during college, but was asked to try has hand at bartending), it has become a passion. "I'm absolutely and unconditionally devoted to making ... More >>
The Press hands out its first Houston Web Awards.
Justin Burrow's tequila tiki cocktail, the Santa Maria Swizzle. See more photos in our slideshow.Alba Huerta and Cedomil Slokar took home first and second place at last night's On The Rocks cocktail competition, scoring at $1,000 check for Huerta and a double victory for Grand Prize Bar. Both ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttThe winning cocktailIf the results of Monday night's Manhattan Experience contest are anything to go by, the answer is yes. It appears -- for now, at least -- that bacon hasn't entirely jumped the shark. The winning entry in the Woodford Reserve Manhattan ... More >>
Cocky Cocktails at Anvil Bar & Refuge
Photos by Katharine Shilcutt Libby Perkins, Bobby Heugel, Kevin Floyd and Justin Burrows: The team behind Anvil Bar & RefugeAnvil Bar & Refuge opened quietly last week, without fanfare. It's fitting for a bar that prides itself less on pomp and fuss and ... More >>