Husband and wife duo Mark Ellenberger and Emily Trout have always loved Napa Valley, California. What started as a passion for wine lead them to open Mutiny Wine Room and bring the Nappy Valley experience to Houston. The stunning 4,579-squarefoot tasting room and retail concept offer a curated selection of wines only available at Mutiny. Keep Reading
Josh Alden is the Bar Manager of Midtown hot spot, Mongoose versus Cobra, where he is dreaming up the next great cocktail for his guests to enjoy. After being in the hospitality industry for over ten years, Josh still works at being innovative behind the bar because he believes his customers deserve the best. “I’m here to make sure you have a good time, your drink is your drink,” Josh says when we asked him if there is ever a drink he hates making. Josh’s passionate mindset is with every drink, no matter how simple the ingredients, has room for growth. Viewing it as a constant puzzle, “how can I make a round of 5 cocktails faster?” or “how can I make this ingredient more sustainable, more cost effective for our business?” The physics and chemistry of making a cocktail and all of its ingredients are what keep Josh, and serious bartenders across the city, striving to create the next great cocktail. Keep Reading
Ivy Bar & Bistro, part of Fiori Spa’s expansion, is officially open. Experience Italian fare, unique drinks, and an upscale environment in Houston’s vibrant Galleria area. Keep Reading
This week, downtown Houston is getting an exciting new addition. On Friday, celebrate the start of the weekend with a visit to the newest concept from bar expert Mike Raymond of Reserve 101, one of the best whiskey bars in the U.S. Along with international bar star Michael Neff and designer Greg Swanson, Raymond is launching The Cottonmouth Club, a come-one-come-all joint serving up world class cocktails and private barrel blended whiskey.