First Look

With Pizza and a Controversial History, Bottled Blonde Is Up and Running

The Washington Avenue spot has pizza, beer, cocktails, and bottle service.

09/21/2020 By Lauro Rojas

Covid-19

Abbott: Bars to Stay Closed as Restaurants Move to 75 Percent Capacity

As hospitalization rates have decreased, the Texas governor says some food-and-drink operations can increase.

09/17/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Drink Up

Food News: Bar Pop-Ups Offer More Opportunities to Support Mixology Workers

Plus, Bistro Provence is no more and Bistro 555 is here.

09/15/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Somm Talk

So You Want to Get into Whiskey? Here's How

Sommelier and beverage expert Justin Vann helps get you into the rare bottle game.

08/27/2020 By Justin Vann

Stock Up, Hunker Down

Here's How Restaurants, Bars Are Preparing for Hurricane Laura

Need last-minute food and booze? Also, know which spots are closing early or altogether as the storm approaches.

08/25/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Last Call

Celebrating Alice's Tall Texan, Houston's Kindest Bar (Seriously)

The venerable watering hole will close for good at the end of the month, but the memories remain.

08/13/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Barrel of Fun

No Monkeying Around: Bar Owners Plot New Concept in GOOF

The folks behind a Northside spot will take over the former Petrol Station space.

08/03/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

The Somm Picks

How Our Changing Times Are Changing Wine

Noted Houston sommelier Justin Vann contributes his thoughts on the world of alcohol.

07/28/2020 By Justin Vann

Pause.

Temporary COVID-19 Restaurant and Bar Closures

A running list of establishments that may be closed now or may have previously suspended service.

06/30/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Shake It Up

Now Bars, Restaurants Can Sell You a Pre-Mixed Cocktail To-Go

A new waiver allows establishments to get a little more creative.

06/29/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Going Backwards

Emotions Swirl As Bars Close and Restaurants Re-Tool Again

Beverage professionals and restaurant operators respond to the latest news.

06/26/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

COVID-19

Gov. Abbott Closes Bars, Backtracks on Restaurant Dining Rooms

The move comes as COVID-19 case rates spike statewide.

06/26/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

New Normal

Food News: Popular Steakhouse Temporarily Closes Because of COVID-19

Plus, we've seen reports that the minds behind MF Sushi are opening a spot in the Heights.

06/15/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

City News

Explosion Rocks Museum District Bar, Surrounding Area

No injuries have been reported from the blast at Bar 5015.

06/12/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Uh, It Ain't Over

Houston, You Kind of Failed This Memorial Day Weekend

The Instagram videos and photos, the violations ... not a good look.

05/27/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

This Is A White

Food News: Bring a Wine Expert Home for a Class

Plus, after a year away, Bar Victor is back.

05/25/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

COVID-19

This Week, Bars Can Open, Restaurants Can Move to Half Capacity

Gov. Greg Abbott says we can live in a world where we "co-exist with COVID-19."

05/18/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

The Pinnacle of Slurp

Food News: Celebrated NOLA Oyster Bar Coming to Houston

Plus, the Texas Restaurant Association wants bars to open this week.

05/13/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Fill 'Er Up

Roots Wine Bar Promises Self-Serve Vino

The spot is scheduled to open in the East End this summer.

05/06/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Showing Support

Food News: Rice Village Launches Program to Feed Healthcare Workers

Plus, Bun B's hot chicken sandwich is back.

04/16/2020 By Timothy Malcolm