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Texas-Made Absinthe Launches in Houston This Week

Posted: November 16, 2017 at 10:31 am   /   Spirits

Violet Crown Spirits has released the first Texas-made absinthe to the Houston market. Made at the new Derelict Airship Distillery in Bastrop, the product is called Emerald Absinthe and was created by former lab scientist Matthew Mancuso. Mancuso used his chemistry skills to experiment with three traditional flavor components: wormwood, aniseed and fennel. He searched for old […]

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Brewmasters Festival Returns to Galveston With Beer, Barbecue and Tequila

Posted: November 15, 2017 at 4:15 pm   /   Beer, Featured

On Friday, November 24, Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival kicks off its eighth year with a weekend of events at Moody Gardens. Tickets are available online for individual activities and there is an all-encompassing Weekender pass as well. The fun starts Friday evening at 7 p.m. with the “Nach-Yo Ordinary Tequila Tasting.” Top-notch sippers will be served […]

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The Balvenie Returns To Houston With A New “Raw Craft” Tasting and Screening—Updated

Posted: October 16, 2017 at 1:39 pm   /   Whisk(e)y

Updated, 10/17/17: A reader has informed us that all event times are now completely booked.  On Tuesday, October 17, The Balvenie Scotch whiskey brand is hosting a tasting and screening at the Majestic Metro theater and event venue at 911 Preston. It’s free to the public but attendees must register online for a ticket. There […]

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Anvil Bar & Refuge Is Finally Offering A Frozen Cocktail—Updated

Posted: October 4, 2017 at 5:09 pm   /   Bars

After nine years, Anvil Bar & Refuge has added a blender to the back bar. What is this world coming to? Are we soon in for Cosmopolitans and B-52 shots on the drink list, right next to the Anvil Pousse-Cafe? Update, 10/5/2017, 10:18 a.m.: Well, yes, actually, we are in for Cosmopolitans. Anvil director of operations […]

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First Look at Prelude Coffee & Tea In Downtown Houston

Posted: September 24, 2017 at 8:36 am   /   Coffee & Tea

As their first Houston coffee shop, Greenway Coffee & Tea, approaches the decade mark (and is undergoing a well-deserved remodel), Ecky Prabanto and David Buehrer have now unveiled their fifth. Prelude Coffee & Tea, designed by Emily Sutton of HOK, is a clean-lined space in the new Hines tower at 609 Main and Texas. With […]

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