Category: Around Texas

FOLC Stories

I found myself in San Antonio on business with a number of visits to make but no particular schedule when a friend mentioned Texas Monthly’s recently released list of the 50 Greatest Burgers in the Lone Star State. Already past the…

Braindead Brewing

2625 Main St Dallas, TX 75226 Before setting out on the long road back to Houston, brunch was in order. And brunch on beautiful spring days calls for a patio. And since you’re reading this here, a pint wouldn’t hurt…

ABGB Max Armadillo

Austin has perhaps led the charge in craft beer for the Lone Star State, if only in sheer quantity of breweries. The state’s best brewery is subjective, the oldest less so, but regardless, our wayward capital city has certainly fostered a thriving artisanal atmosphere.…

On a Mission from God

Brews Brothers 2404 Strand St Galveston, Texas In this day and age when you can find craft beer at stadiums and even gas stations, I was surprised to find on a recent weekend in Galveston that craft beer was rather…

Infinite Jest

For the past two weekends, the Jester King brewery outside of Austin has released very limited quantities of their latest concoction, Atrial Rubicite. The brewery is well known for its farmhouse style brews and has become a highly recognizable operation…

Cedar Creek Brewery – Seven Points

This past weekend, the fine folks over at Open The Taps organized a camp-out at the young Cedar Creek Brewery in Seven Points, Texas. Owner Jim Elliott started things off in nearby Kemp, but for the past couple of months he’s…

Easy Slider (Dallas)

In the context of these pages, there could perhaps be no better pairing than food trucks and breweries. They go together like lamb and tuna fish. The Karbach Brewery has a steady rotation of mobile eateries at their Saturday tours,…

Into the Deep

Dallas had J.R. Ewing and Neiman Marcus and Big Hair, and it always irked me that the nation seemed to look at the Big D as the Lone Star State’s premier city even though it has long been outstripped by…

Sausage Fest

I first set foot on Rainey Street in Austin a few years ago, when Lustre Pearl (cousin of Houston’s own Pearl Bar on Washington) was the only concern going. Walking its length this past weekend, it seems as though every…

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Before undertaking the trek home from a weekend in Austin, we took advantage of a leisurely Sunday afternoon and headed to South Congress, sort of a one-stop-shop if you’ve only got a few hours: vintage resale shops, live music in…