Nicholas L. Hall

Nicholas L. Hall

Nicholas L. Hall is a husband and father who earns his keep playing a video game that controls the U.S. power grid. He also writes for the Houston Press about food, booze and music, in an attempt to keep the demons at bay. When he's not busy keeping your lights on, he can usually be found making various messes in the kitchen, with apologies to his wife.

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  • 16 days ago | Music

    Becoming an adult is hard. I’ve been working on it for nearly half my life now, and I still struggle. There are a lot of milestones along the way, markers for the journey, by which we measure our travels, our successes and our failures. Not everyo...

  • 21 days ago | Booze

    FO(A)MO. Fear Of (Alcoholic) Missing Out. It's a predictable part of the beer distribution cycle, and it's always at its most formidable when we've just gotten a new, coveted product in the market. There's always something we can't get, and w...

  • 22 days ago | Creative Cooking

    Sometimes, I just don't want to think about dinner. That doesn't mean I don't want to make dinner, I just want to do it on autopilot. The thing about autopilot, though, is that it works best when you have a bunch of destinations already progr...

  • 28 days ago | Booze

    My wife and I have been on the Keto diet. It's been a while. I don't want to talk about it. OK, so I definitely want to talk about it. It's kind of all I talk about. It's like I just got really into CrossFit. I don't have much of...

  • 1 month ago | Season's Eating

    Local food folks share the dishes that grace their traditional tables, sometimes loved, occasionally loathed, but longed for either way.

  • 1 month ago | Recipes

    I've always been obsessed with the alchemical nature of cooking. There's a transformative aspect to the process of applying heat to food that feels almost like an enchantment. It's not without cause that the lore of witches and wizards is riddled ...

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