While bourbon, beer and tacos have been staples at Eight Row Flint since it opened in early 2016, there has been another mainstay for nearly that long – their Tuesday night cooking series. “We’ve been doing the cooking series almost since we opened,” said General Manager Christina Ramey. The brainchild of Chef Ryan Pera and the team at Agricole Hospitality, which includes Coltivare and Revival Market in its roster, the Tuesday night series was intended to shine a spotlight not just on chefs from Agricole’s restaurants, but from other Houston eateries. The series took a break from November through February of this year but came back in the spring, just in time for patio weather with such fare as the Juicy Lucy, where the cheese is actually inside the patty. While culinary … [Read more...] about What’s cooking on the patio at Eight Row Flint?
When Johann “Hans” and Philipp Sitter started their first business venture, they had no idea what they were doing - mostly. They opened up a hand-wash car wash, and passed out free beer and bratwurst to customers, even without permits - because they didn’t know any better. Today, however, they do know better - with their second bier garden concept opening this month in Shady Acres, King’s BierHaus. The father-and-son duo are from Vienna, Austria – transplanting to the states in 1996. The two came over with restaurant, butchery, and vineyard knowledge – all crafts for their family name. The two came over with an idea to share their culture and make a buck, the Houston permit system just welcomed them with (probably) a couple of fines. Lessons learned, the Sitters went to … [Read more...] about King’s BierHaus shares modern twist on tradition, culture
Glenn Clements, Jr. of MFT Interests who is developing Heights Central Station, formerly the Heights post office on 11th Street, says that Dish Society has leased the restaurant space in the building. “We are very excited to be working with this great local operator that is truly concerned with quality and local sourcing,” Clements said. Dish Society, which currently has locations in the Galleria/Tanglewood and Katy/Cinco Ranch areas, is described on its website as an “all-day diner [which] turns out a seasonally changing menu with healthful modern twists on traditional favorites.” They also offer Greenway Coffee, as well as juices, and beer and wine. Clements said that they are currently in negotiations with a local coffee user for the coffee space which would be on the on the … [Read more...] about Dish Society, first tenant for Heights Central Station
By Ozzie C. Davis My name is Ozzie C. Davis. Well, no - it’s not. It’s actually my pen name. I’ve always wanted a pen name, so I’ve conceived Ozzie. Ozzie probably exists due to anonymity in today’s age of the internet. And I am after all, the eldest of millennials ruling over this modern digital kingdom. Therefore, it is simply culturally appropriate that Mr. O.C. Davis exists. My family (there are a couple other C. Davis’) and I have lived in Oak Forest since 2012. I dub the year 2012, the “Year of the Estate Sale”. I have never seen anything like it before or since. It was a good time to purchase used furniture and a moderate to bad time to be an original home owner. But that’s enough about me. You don’t read this revered, only local newspaper covering the Heights and Northwest … [Read more...] about The best cup of joe in the ‘hood
There was a time when Americans were satisfied with freeze-dried coffee crystals stirred into a cup of hot water for their dose of morning joe. Fortunately, those dark days of uncivilized caffeine consumption are over. Today, a cup of coffee - or variations on the same - has become something of an art form. The passionate people who produce these hand-crafted delights are considered artists among a growing number of consumers. A “barista” is now the new “Chef de Caffeine.” Statistics reveal there have been significant shifts in America’s coffee consumption, largely driven by millennials. The National Coffee Association released its 2016 report illustrating that younger Americans have changed the dynamic over the last eight years. Between 2008 and 2016, the NCA reports that … [Read more...] about A look into the evolving cup of coffee, craft