Ah, October. Time for Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Halloween parties, cold fronts and gluttinous candy consumption. Also a time for Oktoberfests around the world (and most famously in Munich, Germany -- yes, we know the only official Oktoberfest ended on October 6 this year, but still). Beer, beer, lederho ... More >>
Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival Fall 2013 @ Houston Community College - Southwest West Loop Campus Friday, 6-10 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m. 5601 West Loop South Freeway Get excited, because the Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival is finally here. Starting tonight, the weekend kicks off with Truc ... More >>
Get in the fall spirit with one of these beers.
Samuel Adams Fall Beer Dinner @ The Palm Friday, 6:30 p.m. 6100 Westheimer The Palm is hosting a four-course fall dinner paired with Samuel Adams beers. The night begins with a reception at which Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL will be served with crostini topped with caramelized onions, apple chutne ... More >>
I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week -- weekly ... More >>
Many small brewing companies love any excuse to come out with a special beer to stir up excitement among fans. The idea is that if it's available for only a short period of time each year people will want it that much more. In my case, it totally works. Every year I look forward to fall beers becau ... More >>
Revival Market's chef de cuisine Adam Dorris wants you to attend his Feast of the Maturing Sun on Tuesday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m. The menu consists of a smorgasbord of meat, fish, sides and dessert. Enjoy Tejas Heritage rabbit loin with Swiss chard and Brussels sprouts with smoked kidney sauce, as ... More >>
Brewfest is only two weeks away, so we can finally reveal our awesome list of beers and breweries and the stellar band lineup. In case you missed our first post, the festival will take place on October 5 from 2 to 7 p.m. in and around Silver Street Station. Inside, there will be an alarming amount ... More >>
In case you've been living under a rock, we have some amazing news for y'all. As of this past Saturday, Oktoberfest has begun. The 16 day festival -- held in Munich, Germany, but celebrated everywhere -- is the world's largest fair. It was first held in 1810, when all of Munich was invited to cele ... More >>
Despite the fact that I am not an avid beer drinker, I get very excited about local Oktoberfest activities. I minored in German and edited a travel guide to Deutschland, so I feel a sort of kinship with die Deutschen. Oktoberfest finds its origins in the early nineteenth century, when Prince Ludw ... More >>
Houston Press Hoppy Hour @ MKT Bar Friday, 4-10 p.m. 1001 Austin It's time for another Houston Press Hoppy Hour at MKT Bar. Come over right after work to get your weekend started and enjoy the Sack 'Em Football Sundays food menu from MKT Bar, along with special craft beer pairings from Buffalo Bay ... More >>
No, it's not quite on par with Oktoberfest in Munich, but it's pretty damn close! The Houston Press Brewfest will take place at Silver Street Station on Saturday, October 5 from 2 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with Lucky's Pub. The event features more than 30 beers on tap including local craft brews and ... More >>
Dallas Street joint a work in progress, but with great potential.
A Pearland biergarten serves up tasty Austrian-German food and lots of fun.
When it comes to German beer on draft, there are two places to beat in Houston -- even if one of them is technically in Pearland. Closer to the heart of the city, Midtown's Bar Munich has an impressive array of taps that includes all six varieties of Hofbräu München (including their Oktoberfest b ... More >>
The draft selection at this newish Washington Avenue lounge concentrates almost exclusively on Texas beers, with at least two local Oktoberfest brews on tap right now. All of the beers -- draft or not -- are $1 off during happy hour and bottles of wine are a whopping 25 percent off, making the daily ... More >>
Fall has arrived in Texas, and thank God. There is no better time in the Lone Star State, for so many reasons. The switch in season may be more subtle than it is in the north -- you never can get that far away from a Texas summer, after all -- but there's enough change in the air to signify that y ... More >>
Celebrate 20 years of artist studios at Lawndale Art Center and five years of the Lawndale Artist Studio Program with Tasteful Art, a special tasting event featuring local contemporary artists and chefs at the historic and beautiful Hofheinz House (3900 Milam). Lawndale is bringing culinary artists ... More >>
Food & Wine magazine recently featured a series of articles on culinary destinations, or "...the world's best food pilgrimages," as they put it. While it was indeed interesting, I must say that places like Bangkok, Rome and India are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to food travels. The ... More >>
Brooklyn's Oktoberfest: the label that proved toughest to guess.We had 29 entries for last week's Night After Monsters contest, in which we asked our readers to identify 15 craft beer labels which had been edited to remove all identifying text. And of those 29 entries, an impressive 19 got al ... More >>
Rocks Off hitched a ride on a space whale in order to hook up with Andy Bothwell, also known as Astronautalis to see what we could learn about our biggest hope for rap in 30 seconds. paperoceanRocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Astronautalis: "Love in an Elevator" by Aerosmith. ... More >>
Vintage Texas: Ask any wine lover or wine professional and they'll tell you the very same thing: The greatest thing about wine is how it brings folks together. And that's exactly what happened when former All-American football player and NFL veteran Alphonse Daotson called up Russ Kane, the ... More >>
Last week, filmmaker Ken Burns was a guest on The Colbert Report promoting his new three-part documentary Prohibition, part one of which aired this past Sunday, October 2, on Houston PBS affiliate KUHT. The series examines our country's infamous failed social experiment, also known as the Eighteenth ... More >>
Today is German-American Day, which falls conveniently in the middle of Oktoberfest season. And we thought that German-American Day was coincidentally the perfect day to announce our own upcoming Oktoberfest party: Wingtoberfest! Wingtoberfest will take place on Thursday, October 20, from 7 to 9 p. ... More >>
Eater Houston: Amber Ambrose has released the Eater Essential 38 for Houston, a list of the 38 restaurants that you must eat at this year. Do you agree with the list? What I find most interesting about it -- when viewed in map form -- is how closely it follows the geographic distribution of our Best ... More >>
Greg Engert, the only beer expert ever to be named Sommelier of the Year in 2010 by Food and Wine Magazine, first got his interest in fine craft beers from his father. After he studied abroad in Munich and Dublin, his taste for international brewing developed. Engert now works with chefs to pair ... More >>
Remember: BestFest is this weekend, so don't fritter it away! Get it, those are corn fritters! Shut up.Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've been watching My Drunk Kitchen so much that our cooking skills have depleted drastically, while our drinking skills h ... More >>
Insert obligatory photo of buxom woman in a dirndl consuming lager from a stein here. (And remember: Lederhosen are Austrian, not Bavarian!)If there's one thing that we Americans enjoy doing, it's co-opting other countries' holidays and turning them into giant boozefests for no good reason ot ... More >>
See if you can guess what I am now.The cool weather is finally on its way, and that means movie nights in Market Square Park will be gearing up once again. This month, look for a screening of Animal House presented by the Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, Septemb ... More >>
A sign of quality...even in gelato!Like it or not, it's warm again outside. (At least for now.) Drinking that toasty pint of Saint Arnold Oktoberfest just isn't the same when it's approaching 80 degrees and 95 percent humidity. But what if some genius soul turned that beer into a frozen dess ... More >>
Flora & Muse is a charming bar/ bistro/ pastry shop/ flower shop that opened up about a month ago in Houston's City Centre. I stopped by on a beautiful afternoon and found myself chatting with Russell Thoede, who happens to be the new bar manager. He has worked at many of Houston's best resta ... More >>
BRC Gastropub could be great.
The last days of margarita season are upon us. It's difficult to enjoy the icy, citrusy concoction when autumn beverages like Oktoberfest beers and cherry-topped Manhattans are calling out. Think you know where we're drinking this week? Leave your best guess in the comments section below.
The Place: Under the Volcano2349 Bissonnet St. 713-526-5282www.underthevolcanohouston.comThe Hours: Monday through Friday 2-7 p.m.The Deals: All drinks, except bottled beer and wine, are $1 cheaper than normal. The Scene: Under the Volcano has never seemed like a happy hour kind of place. The ... More >>
The Revolution are coming! The Revolution are coming!The Houston Dynamo have teamed up with Methodist Cancer Center to bring awareness for Breast Cancer. The Dynamo will have a special $20 ticket package for this Sunday's home match against the New England Revolution. The package will include a t ... More >>
Anybody wanna polka?
Break out your lederhosen
The ball finally bounces the Dynamo's wayHolding on to halftime leads has been problematic for the Houston Dynamo. In fact, they've lost their last two games with halftime leads.So Dominic Kinnear and the boys took a different approach to Saturday's evening soiree with DC United: trail at halftim ... More >>
The Place: Flying Saucer705 Main St. 713-228-9472www.beerknurd.comThe Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 4-7 p.m.; Friday 4-8 p.m.The Deals: Daily drink specials. Mondays, for example, feature $3 pints and on Wednesdays, you can get 23-ounce beers at pint prices. The Scene: It was sometime durin ... More >>
Eat that extra slice of pie without guilt
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