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 >>
5 food-related reasons to drive to Alvin.
With the cocktail movement booming in Houston, it seems as though you can hardly go to a bar or restaurant these days without encountering a list of cocktails. And on that list of cocktails, expect to find a list of the house specialty drinks -- concoctions created by (or for) that bar or restaurant ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseLindsay Heffron moved like a blur during the knockout rounds of competition, eventually securing herself second place in the Speed Rack challenge.An arc of Plymouth gin shot briefly through the air at Gallery M Squared on Sunday night, leaping out of the bottle like liqui ... More >>
The Press hands out its first Houston Web Awards.
Coming on June 26: the Hats Off to Hospitality gala, benefiting Linda Salinas.Pay attention, because your weekends for the rest of the month will be quickly filled up with fantastic food events a-plenty. Remember this time last week when we were discussing food trends to watch for in Houston ... More >>
Follow the yellow brick road...June is a busy month for food events, from special one-off dinners to big celebrations and galas. Now's a good time to break out the eating pants or start adding extra workouts to your schedule; this is a month of good eats. All month long, Agnes Moffit Park in ... More >>
North-south cycling trails could be a go!
As you may have read and seen around the Internet, this Sunday is Linda's Block Party at 1834 Westheimer, a fundraising event to help defray medical costs for Linda Salinas. Salinas, a local bartender and sommelier, was injured in a scooter accident on Sunday night, and the Houston restaurant ... More >>
"The customers love 'em! I tell ya, these hot cakes are sellin' like... like, uh... hm." Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've already built a small chickenwire pen in the backyard in which to imprison the many chocolate bunnies we'll be handing out and cons ... More >>
Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Houston Food Adventures: Phaedra is back and blogging, and just in time to help ... More >>
FacebookLinda Salinas, before shaving her mustache.Linda Salinas is a talented sommelier and bartender. She's worked at and with some of Houston's best bars and restaurants: Voice, Anvil, Branch Water Tavern, Bootsie's, Beaver's, 13 Celsius and Kata Robata. She is a fixture within the industr ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseFor more photos from the pig party, check out our slideshow.Say what you will about Twitter -- that the microblogging/messaging service is ruining our attention spans, that it's killing "real" blogging -- but sometimes paying careful attention to your Twitter stream pays ... More >>
Houston still lacks the crucial "conveyor belt sushi" conceptIt's no secret that we love sushi. However, we also love something else -- and we love it even more than we love sushi. We love money. To paraphrase Adam Sandler, we're a big fan of money. We like it, we use it, we have a little. We ... More >>
Photo by Sarah RufkaAsk Linda Salinas how she became such a wine guru (or wine nerd, to use her expression), and her answer is, "Actually, a few years ago I fell in love with a piece of mold." Um.... Then she explains: "I used to work for Backstreet Café just as a waiter, and Sean Beck, the ... More >>
"Oh God. I ordered eggs AND bacon, not eggs OF bacon. This is... actually, this is SO MUCH BETTER." Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where, after years of therapy, we've at last learned not to hate ourselves for dipping our fries into our shakes. After Sarah Rufka' ... More >>
Photo courtesy of @bakerella In the world of Twitter -- the love-it-or-hate-it microblogging service -- Fridays are known as "Follow Friday," a day devoted to suggesting new or interesting users for your friends to follow. Depending on who you follow, your Twitter stream will be inundated on Friday ... More >>