Mile High Pub

Going on a few months now, I’ve been having a social media conversation with a few local beer mavens about the phenomenon of “airport beer.” It started with the realization that, when we looked at our logs for Samuel Adams…

Arugula Redux

I normally write about beer, but I include a smattering of restaurants and food trucks, and a couple of weeks ago I disclosed my abiding love for arugula. I’m glad I ran that leafy green flag up the pole, because…

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…

Houston Rocket

A couple of years ago, the Chronicle’s Alison Cook addressed Houston’s “Lump Crab Syndrome” and lamented restaurants’ overuse of the otherwise welcome crustacean. At the time, I would have suggested a crowning fried egg as the next new fad, long…

Sprecher Citra Bomb

Almost a year ago, I visited the Sprecher Brewery in Milwaukee and the staff were kind enough to show me around even though we were outside the normal tour time. I was able to try a couple of their offerings…

Waffley Wedded

Growing up, “breakfast for dinner” was a cherished family tradition, so why not combine “breakfast and dinner”? It seems like the not-too-distant past when sweet and savory occupied disparate realms of the culinary universe. (What? Salt? In my caramel?!) But nowadays, like…

Texas Nexus

According to Forbes, 4 of the top 10 fastest growing cities in the US are located in Texas. The craft beer boom continues to surge unabated, as the Boulder-based Brewer’s Association reports that while beer sales overall are down a…

IPA Day 2K13

Today marks the third annual IPA Day,  when craft beer aficionados across the country raise their glasses to that hoppy style cherished by so many. With the modern brewing creative paradigm, the number of hop varietals have grown exponentially from…

Taco Nuts

Ruminations on places with good beer, food, and a TV for the NBA Finals brought us to a surprisingly vacant Liberty Station where Taco Nuts – one of the newest vessels in Houston’s food truck fleet – was parked out…