10 years ago | Bar Beat
Whenever I walk into Liberty Station on the east end of Washington Ave., I am always greeted with an excited smile by Shadi Farahani. Most days you can find her behind the bar mixing up some super-juicy new cocktail with handmade syrups and infusi...
I was standing poolside at The Men's Club talking to a cocktail waitress I used to date while the chef I was interviewing (see the rest of our conversation here and here) was inside checking on some VIPs. I asked her what Chef Dwight Stewart is re...
When I walked into The Men's Club to interview Chef Dwight Stewart and find out the inside story on a chef at a titty bar, I was surprised to find the nicest chef in the world, who is just like any other hardworking chef. He preps, works the line,...
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chef at a strip club? I have. I always thought it would be a non-stop cooking party with sex, drugs and hot rolls. I called Treasures, The Colorado and even the Gold Cup to see if my theory...
10 years ago | Booze
After chatting at Rudyard's and sampling some food and beer (see the rest of our conversation here and here), chef Joe Apa and I took an impromptu road trip to Conroe's Southern Star Brewery. Immediately, we were in awe of this grass-roots operati...
Take an awesome chef and put him in a pub, and you get a creative environment with a bar full of good beers. It's like giving the Eagles Mariachi instruments -- you know it's going to rock but in another environment. We had a blast chatting with h...