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December 2016
Sarah Cuneo at Anvil blind tasting test

Do You Have The Palate Of A Highly Trained Bartender? Find Out In Anvil’s Blind Tasting Competition

Posted: December 13, 2016 at 7:07 pm   /   Bars

Anvil Bar & Refuge in Houston is known as one of the nation’s best cocktail bars, and that kind of reputation is not acquired through luck. An important aspect to its success is the rigorous, 12-stage bartender training program. The final test is correctly identifying a minimum of 47 spirits from a blind tasting of 50. […]

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Fried chicken at Hearsay

Former Rainbow Lodge Chef Is Making Southern Magic At Hearsay Gastro Lounge

Posted: December 12, 2016 at 9:28 pm   /   Food Finds, Southern

This past spring, Hearsay Gastro Lounge at 218 Travis landed chef Kelly Boyd—and many Houston diners are already familiar with his cooking. Boyd served as the executive chef of Rainbow Lodge for nearly two years. (Chef Mark Schmidt quickly reclaimed that position last February after the closing of his restaurant Blackbird & Henry in Austin.) […]

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Columbia River Fizz at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

The High-Quality Cocktails At Pappa Bros. Steakhouse Are Reason Enough To Visit

Posted: December 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm   /   Bars, Cocktails

When concept beverage manager Matt Tanner of Pappas Restaurants set about designing the winter cocktail list for the two Pappas Bros. Steakhouse locations (5839 Westheimer and 1200 McKinney in the Houston Center downtown), he realized that, as far as ingredients go, some of the most valuable assets were in the award-winning wine collection. Take, for example, the […]

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Momentum Coffee Brings High-Quality Brews To Spring

Posted: December 9, 2016 at 4:27 pm   /   Coffee & Tea, Food Finds

A group of highly trained and experienced professionals have banded together to bring an underserved area of Spring a top-notch coffee house. Don’t worry, tea lovers: there are some excellent brewed beverages for you to enjoy as well. Momentum Coffee is now open at 3555 Rayford just off the Hardy Toll Road. It’s co-owned by […]

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Robb Walsh's Grilled Oysters

Robb Walsh’s Grilled Oysters Are Perfect Cool Weather Coastal Fare

Posted: December 9, 2016 at 2:28 pm   /   Cooking

Award-winning author and food historian Robb Walsh shared with us a Gulf oyster recipe that is especially satisfying during the cool months in Texas when the harvesting season is in full swing. Imagine standing around a flaming barbecue pit on a cool evening watching oysters on the half shell sizzle in butter. A scattering of […]

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