Maker's Mark

  • Dining

    November 28, 2013

    Top 10 Ice Cream Spots

    Rest of the best 2013.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Master Distiller Greg Davis Talks Maker's 46.

    Recently, Eating Our Words was fortunate enough to sit down with Makers Mark Master Distiller Greg Davis at Eleven XI to talk about Makers 46 and what exactly makes it so different than the original. Maker's 46 is the bolder, grander version of the classic bourbon. At just three years old it is in m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide for "Bros":
    Dierks Bentley

    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: March 6 Name: Dierks Bentley AKA: "Rhymes with 'jerks.'"

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: "The Most Electrifying Food Destination in America" is Houston

    GQ: In the first of a few national spotlights on Houston this week (did you see the James Beard Award nominations yesterday? hot damn!), GQ's head food writer Alan Richman lists the 12 most outstanding restaurants of 2013 (early in the year though it may be.) and gives two of the spots to Houston re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Chris Barrier of The Refinery on Boston, Bar Fights and Frozen Jack and Diet Coke Slushies

    Sitting in the shadow of the Pierce Elevated just west of downtown, The Refinery at 702 Dallas is one of the newest bars in town. With the bar still in the midst of construction, a carpenter was laying down the beginnings of a large patio out front while I polished off The Refinery's Texamex burger. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Veronica of Reserve 101 Has Been Featured in Playboy, Is a Sucker for '80s Hair Metal and Wouldn't Mind a Shot of Jack When She's Done with Her Shift

    When you walk into Reserve 101, you're immediately greeted by a wall of whiskey bottles. Like, so many whiskey bottles. I grabbed a spot at the bar and ordered one of their house signature cocktails, the Hemingway, because honestly that wall o' whiskey was kind of intimidating. Behind the bar was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Bartender Chat: Mike Shapiro of Char Bar

    This week, I paid a visit to a sometime overlooked stop among Market Square bar-crawlers: the tailor and watering hole-in-one, Char Bar (pronounced "sh" as in champagne). Maybe people are confused by the signs, as one reads "Duke of Hollywood Tailors" and another "Char Bar." So which is it? It's bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Bartender Chat: Brant Miller of Royal Oak

    This week, I stopped into Royal Oak to chat with Brant, a.k.a. "The Marshall." Inspired by some Civil War documentaries he had been watching a few weeks ago, Brant cultivated a mustache and chops, adorned his vest with a badge, and got behind the bar. He said that as the night wore on, folks started ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Jack Daniel's If You Please: A Musical Sour Mash Salute

    Q: What do musicians call a diminished fifth? A: An empty bottle of Jack Daniel's. ​Someone at Dirt Bar thinks today may be Jack Daniel's birthday. The Jack Daniel, inventor of the sour mash whiskey and favored rock and roll stage prop. Although they admit they can't be sure - "while he made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    10 Songs For Pissed-Off Travelers

    This spring, Austin honky-tonker and Pasadena native Dale Watson had some dates in Australia and made the mistake of booking a flight from Sydney to Melbourne on Singapore-based budget carrier Tiger Airways. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, not only did the airline charge Watson a $500 exce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Five More Wacky Tour Riders (We Totally Didn't Make Up)

    ​In case you haven't seen it yet, the Foo Fighters' rider for their upcoming tour (still no Houston show) in support of their fantastic album Wasting Light is the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best darn tour rider we've ever seen. It' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Juan Carlos Gonzalez of Bistro Alex in City Centre

    Mai PhamDuck Debris & Butternut Waffle at Bistro Alex​The last couple of days, we've been chatting with Chef Juan Carlos Gonzalez at Bistro Alex (see our conversation here and here). Today, we'll taste cuisine he describes as "modern Creole with a twist." I started with his signature dish, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Sherrel Lemon-Williams of Eddie V's

    ​As I walked into the new Eddie V's at West Ave on a late Wednesday evening, I felt transported to another time. The place was in full swing that night: all bar seats full, everyone dressed up in their finest and live, old-school jazz providing just the right volume of background music. It wa ... More >>

  • News

    March 17, 2011

    Made in Texas

    Think all bourbon comes from Kentucky? Think again.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Sweets for the Sweet at Perry's

    ​Perry's has introduced some new dessert items that took over a year to conceptualize, tweak, taste, tweak again and, finally, present to the public just in time for Valentine's Day - although, ironically, these desserts will NOT be available today, because Perry's is only offering a pre-fixe ... More >>

  • News

    February 3, 2011

    A Rosary and a Laptop

    Readers praise Prized Possessions.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Ozzie Rogers of III Forks

    The filet with crab.​EOW has spent the past two days chatting with Chef Ozzie Rogers of III Forks about his customer-centered approach with an emphasis on a well-made steak. Today we sample his excellent culinary gems. On the lighter side, the meal started with an award-winning III Forks sal ... More >>

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    December 5, 2002

    Mystery Meat

    Maverick's motto may be "Supper + Whiskey," but the restaurant doesn't always deliver on both counts

  • Dining

    October 18, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Mark's Maker's Mark Lemonade

  • Dining

    January 18, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Champps Americana's Manhattan