Bars

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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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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Brian Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Talks Independence & Collaboration

POSTED: December 2, 2016 AT 4:22 pm   /   Beer

Time Sensitive Event News: Houston beer lovers, you can meet Brian Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and try some rare selections during a paired dinner this Sunday at Underbelly (1100 Westheimer). The beers will include Barrel Aged Dry Hop Drops, a “unicorn” of a beer that is traditionally reserved for brewery employees. Sierra Nevada Taproom’s executive chef […]

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Bartender At Large Documentary Celebrates Quality Bars In Unexpected Places

POSTED: November 15, 2016 AT 1:21 pm   /   Bars, News

Updated 11/15/16, 6:38 p.m. Filmmaker Erick Castro recently hosted a screening of his new movie, Bartender At Large. “Filmmaking” is a relatively new item on his résumé. A self-described bartender at heart, Castro is part of CH Projects, a San Diego-based company that runs many acclaimed bars and restaurants, including the newly remodeled and reopened […]

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