Five Minutes With Vernon Wells, Vintner

by Kaitlin Street on September 13, 2018

Texas native Vernon Wells is a retired MLB player, who played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and New York Yankees. With 14 years on the road, the three-time All Star,...

#WineDownWednesday: Brilliant Pairings ~ Edible Centerpiece + Jordan Chardonnay

by Robin Barr Sussman on September 12, 2018

Texas is starting to usher in cooler weather and more opportunities to enjoy outdoor entertaining or just hanging out on the patio. Celebrate end-of-summer produce with this nifty idea from Jordan Winery’s Hospitality and Event Director...

#FoodieFriday: Fire it Up at International Smoke

by Gabi De la Rosa on August 31, 2018

The newest addition to CityCentre in Houston, the ultra-chic International Smoke, offers diners a twist on the traditional steakhouse experience. Bestselling cookbook author and lifestyle expert Ayesha Curry and celebrity chef Michael Mina debuted the...

Weekender: A Native Home at Austin’s Native Bar & Kitchen

by Daniel Ramirez on August 30, 2018

Native Hostel has been the name on nearly everyone’s tongue since SXSW 2018, when the new venue hosted a series of events that showcased just how relevant the east side of I-35 can be to...

#FoodieFriday: Get Your Lobster Fix at East Hampton Sandwich Co.

by Gabi De la Rosa on August 24, 2018

Couldn’t get your East Coast beach cottage vibes going this summer? Don’t worry, because East Hampton Sandwich Co. has brought Yankee summer time to Houston year-round. The Dallas-based sandwich shop made its Houston debut with...

Celebrate Summer Dog Days with Boozy Popsicles + Pupsicles

by Cris Mueller on August 6, 2018

The slight dip in blazing temperatures this week is proving just enough motivation to lure Austinites outdoors for the final weeks of Stephen F’s Bar 7 Flavors of Summer boozy popsicle cocktail series---adding frozen fun...

#WineDownWednesday: Brilliant Pairings ~ Steak Salad with Rosé

by Robin Barr Sussman on August 1, 2018

Introducing this week’s recipe pairing: 44 Farms steak salad with Duchman Family Winery rosé. With the Texas temps hovering around triple digits, we are all looking for a little relief from cooking over a hot...

Abracadabra: A Magical Night in Dallas

by Lauren Crow on July 19, 2018

There’s more on offer at the Checkered Past Winery than good food and wine. In the historic South Side on Lamar building, you’ll find a magic show that turns date night into an enchanting evening....