Festival Fouls

Recap: Whiskey Fest on the Rocks

After the 2015 Houston Whiskey Festival, should anyone even go next year? Here's a look at the good and the bad.

03/24/2015 By Maggie Berardo

Whiskey Neat

The 2nd Annual Whiskey Festival Heads to Houston

The city's only whiskey festival is back and better than ever.

03/06/2015 By Maggie Berardo

Tis the Seasoning

Now at NextDoor Bar & Lounge: Crawfish Sundays

This weekend: $7 a pound for crawfish plus corn and potatoes.

03/05/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

For a Limited Time Only

Chef German Mosquera Pops Up at Aces of Taste on March 5

The former chef of La Colombe d'Or dishes up a special, one-time-only dinner.

02/26/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Your Tickets!

Head Up 290 to the Austin Food + Wine Festival

A monster event right up the road

02/19/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Mardi Gras

Bravado Spice Plans a Fat Tuesday Takeover at Royal Oak

James Nelson and the Bravado Spice crew are putting the "fat" in Fat Tuesday on February 17.

02/13/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Drinking, Not Driving

Going Car-less for a Night: A Bar Crawl on the Metro

A guide to getting lit up on the light rail

01/29/2015 By Emma Hurt

Drink It In

A Margarita a Day...

A curated guide to a week's worth of happy hours margaritas that won't break the bank.

01/27/2015 By Emma Hurt

Settle Up

Anvil Bar & Refuge Closed for Renovations

A few fresh coats of paint, a deep-clean, and more are in store for the craft cocktail giant.

01/12/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cocktails

At Sanctuari, Changing Minds and Expanding Palates

Triniti’s new bar carves out new territory, both figuratively and literally.

01/04/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Drink It In

A Genteel Gin & Tonic at BCN Taste & Tradition

The elegant new Montrose restaurant specializes in a Spanish favorite.

12/23/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bright and Bubbly

Caracol's Champagne Cocktail Gets a Wall Street Spotlight

Shades of Life puts a new spin on an old party staple.

12/15/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Scotchy Scotch Scotch

Tequila Meets Scotch, and It's a Beautiful Friendship

Herradura's newest tequila is just crazy enough to work.

12/12/2014 By Natalie Harms

Best Bars 2014

Houston’s Top 6 Cocktail Bars

In the midst of a booming cocktail renaissance, and these bars—some newcomers, some old stalwarts—stand out from the pack.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2014

Houston’s 6 Best Sprits Bars

Expand your palate at these establishments, where you’ll find the city’s largest selections of whiskey, rum, tequila and more—plus the knowledgeable staff to guide you on your journey.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Cozy Cocktails

Houston's 5 Best Holiday Handwarmers

Try these five seasonal cocktails this winter before they're gone—or worse, the hot weather returns.

11/25/2014 By Natalie Harms

Mix It Up

Recipe: Prickly Pear Margarita

Using Texas's best homegrown fruit.

11/05/2014 By Russell van Kraayenburg

Cocktails

Recipe: Kiran’s Pumpkin Martini

This nimble, nifty cocktail is a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte for adults.

11/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Autumn Cocktails

Why Not Try a Martinez Cocktail?

Meet the Martinez: father of the Martini.

10/23/2014 By Russell van Kraayenburg

Houston Bars

Why I Always End Up at Anvil

Still crazy about cocktails after all these years

10/21/2014 By Russell van Kraayenburg