Beer has always had a way of bringing people together. Now, local breweries have become the hub of community gatherings and information. From events to engage the public to giving back through fundraising, breweries are helping the neighborhood one beer at a time. Having a beer with buddies after a long day of work is what many people look forward to. There’s a camaraderie that’s created, especially when it’s over fresh, locally brewed beer. “I think beer and community go together, that’s sort of a lot about what beer is,” said Casey Motes of Eureka Heights Brew Co, 941 W. 18th St. With one of the first buildings in the U.S. was public house, Motes joked that the founding families built a church then realized they needed a pub. “I think there’s always been some of that … [Read more...] about Craft beer rooted in community
With all the new fitness options in the area, it makes sense that a restaurant that caters to the health conscious wouldn’t be far behind. Muscle Maker Grill is replacing Krisp Bird & Batter which closed its location at 2400 N Shepherd Dr. next to the under construction H-E-B. Muscle Maker was founded in 1995 and bills itself as an eatery that “provides its guests healthier versions of mainstream-favorite dishes.” Their website lists their clientele as “fitness enthusiasts, those starting their journey to a healthier lifestyle, and people trying to eat better while on-the-go.” There are currently three franchise locations of Muscle Maker - one on San Felipe, one in Sugar Land and an outlet in the tunnels downtown with limited hours. All are owned independently. The Heights … [Read more...] about Muscle Maker Grill comes to North Shepherd
Coffee education café coming to the Heights Coffee expert Jacob Ibarra is bringing coffee education to the Heights. Tenfold Coffee will serve both coffee makers and coffee drinkers, making the perfect cup of coffee that much easier to attain. According to CultureMap, when customers buy their coffee beans from Tenfold, they’ll have the opportunity to bring in their staff and be trained on the basics. In addition, the café will offer a full range of espresso beverages with alternative milk options for the regular coffee lover. Tenfold will be located behind Johnny’s Gold Brick at 2522 Yale St. The Heights gains new olive oil shop Olive & Vine has opened in a storefront at 508 W. 19th St. As reported by CultureMap, the new shop boasts that it offers a widest selection of extra … [Read more...] about This week in food & drink: new coffee cafe and olive oil shop for the Heights
There’s nothing like a home-cooked meal. However, sometimes the person putting in the hard work of preparing, cooking and serving a that meal is overlooked. For Angie Gashette’s family that’s not the case, as her family proclaims her cooking to be the best in the neighborhood. Gashette and her husband raised their two sons in Oak Forest on home-cooked meals almost every night. Now that her sons are grown with families of their own, she still loves to gather the family and cook for the whole group. Her family even jokes that Gashette’s sister moved into Oak Forest just to be closer to her cooking. Her journey into the culinary world began at ten or eleven years old by way of baking. Her mother taught her how to make ice box cookies, which she still makes around the holidays. But the … [Read more...] about Faces at home – Is mom really the kitchen best?
Breakfast reimagined is the motto for the upcoming EggHaus Gourmet, as they set to innovate the breakfast food scene. With the idea that quality breakfast can be served in a convenient and quick way, the eatery is set to open on Friday, September 21 at 2042 E. T.C. Jester. Brought to the community by the co-founder of its neighboring restaurant, King’s BierHaus, EggHaus Gourmet is Philipp Sitter’s newest concept. “The response has been overwhelming. We’re very excited to show the community what we have been working on for quite some time,” said Sitter. EggHaus Gourmet took years in the making. For the last two and a half years they have been hosting made-from-scratch kolache pop-ups at King’s Biergarten in Pearland and at King’s BierHaus in the Heights. When the kolaches would … [Read more...] about Reimagined gourmet breakfast joint opens