Tex-Mex Beer Garden Emerges at Former Nino’s & Vincent’s Complex

POSTED: April 25, 2023 AT 11:57 am   /   Bars, Bars With A Full Menu

The Kirby Group, which owns Wooster’s Garden, Heights Bier Garten, Holman Draft Hall and more, is debuting a Tex-Mex beer garden in the complex that formerly housed Nino’s, Vincent’s and Grappino di Nino. The area, now dubbed Harlow District, will be home to Verde Garden at 1011 La Rue starting on April 25.  Culinary director […]

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Former Cafe TH Owner Leads Menu at Bellaire Restaurant CounterCommon

POSTED: April 21, 2023 AT 10:04 am   /   American, Beer, Food Finds, Vietnamese

Update: CounterCommon’s last day of business was June 30, 2023. Minh Nguyen operated the popular and long-running Vietnamese restaurant Café TH  from 2007 until 2021, and later, Celadon Coffee. Then, the combination of the pandemic and ongoing maintenance headaches made it infeasible to continue. As he first strived for the survival of his businesses, and […]

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The Upside Pub in Garden Oaks is a Fun Haven With Beers, Cocktails & Great Food

POSTED: April 7, 2023 AT 12:45 pm   /   Bars, Bars With A Full Menu

When a pub opens at 11:30 a.m., it’s a good bet that it offers a great lunch. That’s the case at The Upside Pub, located at 3402 North Shepherd in Houston’s Garden Oaks neighborhood. My visit followed five whirlwind days of events and preceded a flight out of George Bush Intercontinental. Nothing sounded better than […]

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A Weekend of Whiskey Events is Returning to City Place Plaza in Spring, Texas – Updated

POSTED: April 5, 2023 AT 11:14 am   /   Bars, Distilleries, Whisk(e)y

HTX Whiskey Weekend is returning for its third year at City Place Plaza, the massive mixed-use complex located at 1250 Lake Plaza just off of I-45 in Spring. The center is home to Houston City Place Marriott, restaurants and an expansive green space which will be used for HTX Whiskey Weekend. It happens on Friday, […]

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