Houston restaurants are ready to get shucking.
Located on the prominent corner of Travis and Prairie in the location that used to house Cabo's, El Big Bad, the offshoot of Lea McKinney and Steve Sharma's wildly successful El Gran Malo, is almost ready to open. The gorgeous copper-topped bar is in place downstairs. The large, inviting patio is ju ... More >>
Fresh off the news from earlier this week that El Gran Malo is opening a second location downtown comes word that Pistolero's -- the restaurant replacing Nabi on Lower Westheimer -- celebrated its grand opening last night. Owner Shawn Bermudez is best known for his other Montrose-based projects such ... More >>
Check out pics from the second annual Tequila & Tamales throwdown in our slideshow. If anyone thought that El Gran Malo's win at the 2011 Tequila & Tamales throwdown was a fluke, last night's results should change their mind. The year prior, the gastrocantina on Ella won the Tequila portion of the ... More >>
Photos by Francisco MontesFrom the moment I saw Chef Tommy Birdwell's tamales plated and handed over to eager guests, I knew he'd brought his A-game to last Thursday night's Tequila & Tamales event at Xuco Xicana. Each corn husk had been tied and butterflied open with a flourish, showcasing t ... More >>
The infused tequilas and modern Tex-Mex at this neighborhood hangout are bien bueno.
Deschutes Brewery in Portland makes a hop-infused cheesecake for its brewpub menu. Charbay Winery & Distillery in California makes a hop-infused whiskey. New Holland Brewing in Michigan makes a hop-infused whiskey that it calls Hopquila. But the gang at El Gran Malo are making the real thing: hop-in ... More >>
El Gran Malo is Houston's first infused-tequila bar, with a side of voodoo.