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Houston Sommelier Passes Famously Intense Wine Exam — Twice

Posted: December 6, 2018 at 4:37 pm   /   Bars, Sommeliers You Should Know

The Master Sommelier exam, administered by the Court of Master Sommeliers organization, is famously one of the most grueling tests in the world. There are even movies about the rigors candidates go through in trying to pass the test. In fact, sommeliers aren’t even allowed to take the exams until they’ve passed three others: the […]

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Houston with a Swanky Southern Supper at Harold’s!

Posted: December 6, 2018 at 9:28 am   /   Sponsored

Sponsored Harold’s in The Heights‘ Executive Chef Kathy Elkins has crafted a three-course New Year’s Eve meal perfect for enjoying on the big terrace overlooking historic 19th Street. The evening is going to be a one-of-a-kind dining experience that’s perfect for waving goodbye to 2018 and welcoming the New Year. First, Harold’s is greeting guests with […]

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Hocus Pocus cocktail at Mongoose versus Cobra

Mongoose versus Cobra’s Bartenders Have Crafted a Must-Try Seasonal Cocktail List

Posted: December 4, 2018 at 8:36 am   /   Bars, Cocktails

Cocktail lovers who are looking for something new should have more than enough to keep them occupied at Mongoose versus Cobra, located in a historic building that’s over 100 years old at 1011 McGowen. The new drink list features nearly two dozen classics and bar-staff originals. Many of the cocktails feature comforting, cool-weather flavors, such as maple, sage, […]

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Smoked Duck Gumbo at Rainbow Lodge

Take Rainbow Lodge’s Game Meats and More Home for Thanksgiving

Posted: November 12, 2018 at 12:10 pm   /   Sponsored

Sponsored Cooler weather marks the start of “our season” at Rainbow Lodge. It’s the time of year when the harvest is celebrated, the decorations go up, and the fireplaces cast a warm glow. Let us help you bring some exciting Lodge flavors home with our popular Thanksgiving Carry Out Menu! Make executive chef Mark Schmidt’s roasted […]

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New Combination Restaurant, Coffee Shop & Bar Aims to Be an All-Day Downtown Houston Retreat

Posted: November 6, 2018 at 1:40 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Sean Marshall, owner of Southside Espresso, has teamed up with self-described “serial entrepreneur” Charles “Chaz” Lusk on Coterie, an all-day café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner at 737 Preston on the ground floor of Market Square Tower. The name means, “a small group of people with shared interests or tastes.” Coterie is now in its […]

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