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  • Ambriza Margarita
    February 22, 2018
    You can enjoy one on the rocks or frozen with salt or without and in just about every flavor under the sun including strawberry, mango, blood orange and even spicy hot! Yep, we are talking margaritas. National Margarita Day is Thursday, February 22nd and you know Houston is the headquarters for finding the best margaritas around. It was not easy to narrow down a list, but we hope to help you enjoy some of the tasty and unique margarita options we found! Ambriza Social Kitchen Margaritas for a
  • Dish Society Sangria
    December 20, 2017
    If you are looking to add more fruit in your diet - we may have the ticket. Sangria is a popular drink that is packed with fresh chopped fruit of all sorts, along with added wine or other spirits. While it has been considered a summer time favorite, National Sangria Day is celebrated on December 20th…. and we say, why not? Everyone seems to have their own version of sangria. Citrus and berries are typically the foundation for the fruity drink but you can add any fruit such as melon,...
  • B52 Brewing Co. Credit: B52 Brewing Co.
    July 5, 2016
    Houston’s craft beer scene has exploded in recent years and it seems like new breweries continue to pop up around town. Since a nice, cold beer goes great with this summer heat, we’ve gathered some of our favorite breweries in Houston and a little further afield. The ones in the city are close enough to each other that you could visit two or three in one day (don’t forget your designated driver). Or you can arrange a local brewery tour with Fresh Tap Tours , Texas Beer Bus...
  • David Keck
    May 27, 2016
    David Keck, sommelier and co-owner of Camerata wine bar in Montrose, earned the highest distinction for wine professionals this month. After passing a grueling series of exams that included a one-hour mock restaurant service and a blind tasting where he had to identify six wines in 25 minutes, Keck became a master sommelier. That makes Keck one of two master sommeliers currently living in Houston. His mentor, Guy Stout of Glazer’s Distribution, is the other one. We caught up with Keck to...
  • Mike Criss
    February 17, 2016
    When Mike Criss opened downtown bar, Nightingale Room, in November 2014, he melded two of the things he loves most: good music and cocktails. Criss describes the bar, which he opened with Bobby Huegel and The Clumsy Butcher Group, as a high-energy place, where people can have fun, listen to good music and make good memories. Now, a little more than a year after it opened, the Nightingale Room is looking to become more of a live music destination. We caught up with Criss about what’s new...
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