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Russell Theode at Lei Low

A Proper Mai Tai: Houston Tiki Bar Lei Low On Making The Classic Cocktail

Posted: December 20, 2016 at 5:06 pm   /   Bars, Cocktails

There are many interpretations of the Mai Tai, but few bars are as dedicated to making it as close as possible to the Trader Vic’s original as Lei Low, the tiki bar located at 6412 North Main in The Heights. We asked owner Russell Thoede to walk us through the history of the Mai Tai […]

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Max Gonzalez at Platypus Brewing

Houston-Aussie Brewery Teams Up With Local Roaster For New Coffee Beer

Posted: December 14, 2016 at 2:57 pm   /   Breweries

It’s so important to have good relationships with the neighbors. Platypus Brewing just opened last September and was founded by Houstonian Rachna Hanrahan, her husband, Sean Hanrahan, who is from Australia and his friend and countryman Morgan Hughes. The Hanrahans could have built a brewery in Sean’s native land but Fate led them back to […]

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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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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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