Lakefront Brewery – Milwaukee

While the Sprecher Brewery made an exception for us earlier in the day, the Lakefront Brewery was going strong with tours on the hour. Situated under the Holton St. Bridge and backing up to the Milwaukee River as it meanders…

Sprechen Sie Bier?

In Houston, the Saint Arnold, Karbach, and No Label breweries all have entertaining events, and I still look forward to visiting Southern Star out in Conroe one of these days, and 8th Wonder when they open. In Dallas this summer,…

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,…

Mi San Luis

Along this corridor between 290 and 249, you run a gauntlet of taco trucks, and the Mi San Luis cart may be the cheapest of them all. At only $1, the tacos are served on comparatively small corn tortillas, but…

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…

Hans’ Bier Haus

The tension in the air was palpable. Walking through the dark interior of the bar out into the bright light of the noonday sun, one could see a number of patrons milling about in pairs or small enclaves, each indifferent…

IPA Day 2K12

Last year, on August 4, craft beer afficionados across the country united in one voice, declaring that they wanted to taste their beer, not dump swill into their gaping maws because it had fewer calories, or had a punch top…

Divine Enervation

It can be exhausting trying to get your hands on some of the Saint Arnold Brewery’s limited and sporadically released Divine Reserve series. With three new brews added to their regular and seasonal line-ups, capacity is at a premium, and…

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…

Transcendental Pie

I had long wanted to catch up with the Pi Pizza truck, especially since it seemed like a slice would be the perfect grub after hanging out at Catbird’s for awhile, but the planets just never aligned. Until, that is,…

Com Tam #9

Among the Vietnamese restaurants along 249, there are plenty of options for pho, bun, and com dishes, there’s even a place serving just a single dish, bun bo Hue. But there was only one choice when it came to banh…

La Salida del Seoul

Asian fusion seems to be the darling of the food truck realm across the country, particularly with Mexican cuisine, which makes sense. There are latitudinal parallels in the climates of certain Asian countries and Mexico, resulting in similar flavors and…

Gilded Hemp

Wicked Whisk

Perhaps the best known burger from the Petrol Station’s menu is the Rancor, a beast of an Angus beef burger with bacon, bacon, and more bacon, topped with a fried egg – fully living up to its portcullis-prone Star Wars…

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Denizens of the Petrol Station are well familiar with the craft beer and the impossibly small kitchen that dishes out epic burgers… if you have the patience. Wait times on busy nights like Thursdays and Fridays were wont to approach…

Field Agents

This past weekend, the No Label Brewery hosted their 2nd annual Field Day, and a thirsty horde showed up to engage in battle on the first day of the rest of our summer. Only the night before, I had been…

Organic Beer Month

One cannot but applaud the increased focus on local and sustainable produce, and it’s no wonder that some of the most voluble proponents of the cause are also the proprietors of some of the city’s most notable bars and restaurants.…

Oh Hai!

With┬áDuc Chuong II, I noted that in the two years I’ve worked in the area, there’s been quite a bit of turnover in the Hung Dong Market Center. (I’ll allow you exactly one “giggity” – but no more.) In the…