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The Branch Brings Craft Beer & Elevated Food To An Unlikely Neighborhood

Posted: May 23, 2017 at 9:12 am   /   Bars With A Full Menu, News

Kyle Pierson and his distinctive hat were a familiar sight at The Hay Merchant in Montrose for years, but when he picked a neighborhood to open his own bar, The Branch (located at 7710 Long Point between Antoine and Wirt), he aimed for a craft beer desert. “When I told friends we were opening on Long […]

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Elyse Blechman and Mony Bunni at Speed Rack 2017

Houston Bartender Lands Second Place In National Speed Rack Competition

Posted: May 22, 2017 at 5:45 pm   /   Bars, Bartenders You Should Know

Last night in New York, Elyse Blechman of Tongue-Cut Sparrow in downtown Houston fought her way through the eight-round national Speed Rack competition to land second place. In the final round, she lost to Mony Bunni at The Kimpton Gray Hotel as well as Boleo in Chicago. Bunni is also the Chicago-area brand ambassador for […]

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Max's Wine Taps

Where To Find Great, Inexpensive Wine On Tap In Houston

Posted: May 16, 2017 at 7:40 am   /   Wine

  Kegs aren’t just for beer anymore, and the proof is in select restaurants and bars around the city proudly serving a different beverage on tap: wine. Though some may be tempted to brush off kegged wine as a trend, the market looks poised to keep growing, as eliminating bottles means less waste, lower costs, […]

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Chill Out This Summer With These Refreshing Beer Cocktails In Houston

Posted: May 9, 2017 at 8:51 am   /   Beer, Cocktails

There are beers and then there are cocktails—but these are not mutually exclusive. Lighter beers can be a refreshing cocktail ingredient while darker beers, such as stouts, can lend intriguing depth to the flavors. However, there are surprisingly few places in Houston making beer cocktails. For those looking to drink something more interesting than the latest craft IPA […]

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Next Week’s Whisky Extravaganza Will Feature Samples Of Over 100 Kinds

Posted: April 26, 2017 at 4:55 pm   /   News, Whisk(e)y

Whisky fiends, take note: a Whisky Extravaganza is coming to town next week. The event takes place on Wednesday, May 3 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel (2222 West Loop South). It features single malt, premium Scotch and unique whiskies from around the world. Beginners and enthusiasts alike who want to broaden their knowledge can look forward to tasting sessions […]

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