Meet the Iron Sommelier Houston 2020 Winners

POSTED: November 13, 2020 AT 10:32 am   /   Bars, Sommeliers You Should Know, Wine

There’s a new wine king in town. The annual Iron Sommelier competition was held last night in a split virtual-at-home and in-person format at both Hugo’s and Backstreet Cafe to reduce and socially distance the typically huge crowd  — which in normal years gathers at The Houstonian. Iron Sommelier benefits The Periwinkle Foundation every year, pitting the […]

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Houston Cocktail Bar Anvil Tests Opening While Plans for Reviving Tongue-Cut Sparrow Evolve

POSTED: November 12, 2020 AT 5:37 pm   /   Bar Openings, Bars

After closing the doors for several months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, two of Houston’s most acclaimed cocktail bars are working on reopening plans. Anvil Bar & Refuge has tentatively reopened while plans are underway for Tongue-Cut Sparrow to temporarily relocate to the former Penny Quarter space. Coffee shop and wine bar Penny Quarter […]

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Houston Wine Competition Featuring Top Sommeliers Goes Virtual for 2020

POSTED: November 3, 2020 AT 9:14 am   /   Bars, Wine

One of Houston’s most-loved food and drink events is back, albeit modified for the current times. The 2020 Iron Sommelier competition takes place November 12. The yearly event, which usually fills a ballroom at The Houstonian Hotel, brings together Bayou City sommeliers to showcase their creativity and presentation skills in friendly competition. It benefits The […]

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A Spicy, Bright and Easy Margarita for Autumn

POSTED: November 1, 2020 AT 2:03 pm   /   Bars, Cocktails

Hornitos Tequila recently hosted an online media event where it debuted a margarita adapted for the fall. Called the Don Francisco Margarita, the inclusion of orange juice makes this tequila cocktail a kissing cousin of a Tequila Sunrise. It doesn’t have grenadine, though, and the dose of lime juice keeps it within the margarita family. […]

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8 Houston Bars Reopen With Food, Plus 2 New Ones

POSTED: October 13, 2020 AT 11:28 am   /   Bar Openings, Bars, Featured

Last week Governor Greg Abbott announced that Texas bars can reopen if local County Judges approve. For the time being, Harris County will not be allowing bars that make more than 51% of revenue from the sales of beer, wine and spirits to reopen. However, in order to reopen under current Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission […]

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