^
Keep Houston Press Free
4

Absolve Wine Lounge

Greg McCabe has a keen eye for a good location — which makes sense, since he was in commercial real estate for a few years before opening his new Absolve Wine Lounge (920 Studemont, 281-501-1788). "I have lived in the area for the past four years, and I've watched it grow," he says. "I looked at 50 properties before settling on this one, because this one had ample parking." McCabe originally wanted to create "a lounge with a relaxing atmosphere, where people can come in and get away from it all."

He hadn't focused much on the food aspect, but then he met a couple of guys who had lots of kitchen experience. They're now turning out some interesting snacks and appetizers, and McCabe plans to expand the menu further. Dish enjoyed the Sinful Cheese Board, which consisted of three unusual cheeses, a drunken goat gouda, an Irish white cheddar and a soft and creamy cambozola, served with dried fruit and nuts. We only wished there had been a little more of each. At $7 a glass, the Essencia San Telmo Cabernet from Mendoza, Argentina, was the perfect match for the cheese plate.

Got the latest info on restaurant openings, closings, special events and gossip? E-mail us at dish@houstonpress.com.

Info

Absolve Wine Lounge

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.