The Two Towers

Since I last wrote about the Moon Tower Inn, they’ve been closed for nearly a year and a half. Shuttering inexplicably just as the weather got cooler at the end of 2011, they planned to renovate the property’s humble structures…

Poll Position

You thought you had finally put the 2012 election frenzy behind you, but nay, the media loves nothing more than Top 10 lists and voting polls to generate buzz and controversy. Stone Brewing has recently launched marketing campaigns around their…

Bandeja Paisa – Bogotá

I’m fond of saying that street food is the Rosetta Stone to understanding a city, and while anyone would certainly also want to try higher-end restaurants when visiting a city, fast food can also provide a panoramic window onto local…

Maya Have Another

The world is not going to end today, despite what the doomsdayers are frothing about. But December 21 is undeniably a significant date, coinciding as it does with the winter solstice and the end of the Mayan calendar. However, there…

Hopocalypto

Most retail beer will have a “best before” date somewhere on the bottle, though some even have a “best after” date, usually stouts that will benefit from aging. IPAs, however, are not usually recommended for cellaring, since, over time, the…

Monster Mash

Heading up to the park at the Menil Collection to enjoy a beautiful Sunday afternoon, I had, of all things, just had lengthy correspondence with family members about the esoteric art of peanut butter sandwich construction. Growing up as children…

Election 2012

Welp, the months of incessant campaign ads and election coverage is finally drawing to a close. Fully 3/4 of expected voter turnout in Harris County (Houston) has already voted early, with the remainder frantically searching for their polling locations or,…

Cerveza de los Muertos

I don’t think one is ever too old for the childlike merriment of dressing up and eating candy on Halloween. The only caveat I would make would perhaps be that some folks are too old for being too young for…

Texas Prost!

With the wider affinity for craft beer among the drinking populace, seasonal brews are starting to jump the gun almost as much as Hallmark cards or Christmas trees at Lowe’s. One seasonal though can’t be debated: Oktoberfest. It’s in the…