Fridays at the Dairymaids' Open Warehouse

It's Friday, the culmination of a loooong week of time crunching, paper pushing, dignity scraping and brown-nosing. While some of you like to channel your pent-up energy into a night of pills and binge drinking, I often like to spend my Friday nights decompressing at home. And it's always nice to reward yourself for a week well done (right...?) with a tasty hunk of something local while you park your hiney on the couch.

Do yourself a favor and stop by the Houston Dairymaids' open warehouse at 2201 Airline (at Nadine) on your way home from work today. The open warehouse runs every Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., and the outgoing staff will set you up with a ripe-nice tasting of the multitude of fabulous cheeses they have in stock. Within minutes you'll forget that work ever existed, and you'll lose yourself in a pile of those creamy, stinky, velvety cheeses. Squeee!

If you can stop yourself from shoving a whole wedge straight down the hatch -- not that we'd blame you -- you could take some home to sprinkle over a bowl of pasta or smear on a homemade pizza. Not into cheese? They've also got a rotating carousel of other items available, too. Last week, for example, they featured an incredible local honeycomb, some meaty olives, and a simply divine homemade butter. Heavenly homemade fig preserves? They've got those, too -- along with Slow Dough baguettes.

The Dairymaids' open warehouse has turned into a one-stop shop of sorts now that Morgan Weber of Revival Meats has joined the fun. Each week Weber totes a packed cooler of his sustainable, heritage-breed meats: gorgeous cuts of Mangalitsa and Gloucester Old Spots that just might make you forget your weekly tribulations. It's Friday, after all, and that calls for a celebration. Get down on it!

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.