neurontin common side effects

Post from Cheap Eats In Houston
Leave a comment/read the entire post here


Wine is so last year. Nowadays it's all about beer. Not just any beer though. Long gone are the days where certain brews from Budweiser, Busch, Coors, and Miller Light ruled the day. Today, beer is all grown up and is having somewhat of a renaissance as craft beer fever spreads across the country.

No where is craft beer more prevalent than right here in the great state of Texas. The Lone Star state may have a hard time shedding it's horse riding-gun toting-cowboy/girl stereotypical image, but with the rapid growth of microbrewies, light is being shed on the craft beers of Texas especially in the Greater Houston area.

To celebrate local breweries and craft beers making a name for themselves across the country, Houston Beer Week was born. It has taken over the city for a second year in a row.

As the name implies, it's a week chocked full of beer related events. There's beer dinners, beer parties, beer tastings, and beer, beer, and more beer. You get the picture. The bad news is many of these events have already occurred, but there is good news to be had. There's still many more left to take part in.

The most anticipated events are the beer pairing dinners, which are pricey but definitely well worth if you are willing to shell out the big bucks. However as the holidays near, many of us are tightening our wallets and budgeting for gifts and holiday dinners or gatherings. If you're looking to get the most out of Houston Beer Week and still have enough moolah left over to spend for the holidays, check out the last minute guide to the best and affordable official and non-official Houston Beer Week events:

Wednesday, November 16

Why go to Utah to sample one of their best craft beers when you can do it intown at Rockwell Tavern & Grill? The Cypress bar will host Utah Brewing Co-Op for an evening of beer tasting and more. A representative from the brewery will take beer lovers on a guided tour of select beer offerings as well as answer questions.

That same evening, Abita Brewing, from our neighbors to the east, Louisiana, will also be in attendance. Guests will be able to sample select brews from Abita's portfolio as well as have their questions answered by Mike Johnson of Abita.

Cost: Free
6:30 P.M.

Rockwell Tavern & Grill
12640 Telge
Cypress, TX 77429
(281) 256-9223

Haven't heard of Duff Distributors? Perhaps you're more familiar with Southern Star, Brew Dog, Bear Republic and Pike instead. They're all distributed by Houston's own Duff Distributors and during Houston Beer Week, you can taste select beers from each brewery at The Ginger Man. The Rice Village pub will host Ash Rowell of Duff Distributors for an evening of beer and food. Beers from each brewery will be paired with food for $35. Space is limited. Call to make reservations.

Cost: $35
6 p.m.

The Ginger Man
5607 Morningside Drive
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 526-2770

Thursday, November 17

The Pint Jockeys of Del Papa Distribution Center will commence its monthly tasting of beers the company distributes. Sample brews from Saint Arnold, including the seasonal Sailing Santa that will be released on that day, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale and Torpedo, Southern Star's Buried Hatchet Stout, and Redhook Winterhook.

Cost: Free
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Del Papa Distribution Center
6702 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77554

Be apart of the Houston Beer Week festivities by joining Rockwell Tavern & Grill along with Leprechaun Cider. The Houston based brew will have samples of its beers and guests in attendance can meet and greet with the brewers of Leprechaun Cider.

New Republic Brewing of Texas will also hold a free tasting. Come out and taste samples and learn more about the brewery and new brews being released soon.

Cost: Free
6:30 P.M.

Rockwell Tavern & Grill
12640 Telge
Cypress, TX 77429
(281) 256-9223

You don't have to travel to Utah for beer because Utah Brewing Co-op is bringing its brews to the Lone Star state. Sample various beers for free the Kirby and Montrose stores.

Cost: Free
2 p.m.- 4 p.m. (Kirby), 5 p.m. -7 p.m. (Montrose)

Whole Foods Market Kirby
2955 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 520-1937

Whole Foods Market Montrose
701 Waugh
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 284-1260

Beer dinners are becoming increasingly popular events to attend in Houston but it also comes with a price tag. Many breweries pair up with chefs at the city's best restaurants and present an amazing but expensive menu. Not this particular evening though. Santa Fe Brewing Co. is partnering with a vegetarian restaurant that's been a favorite of many since its opening in July, Radical Eats. The restaurant will serve a 3-course dinner paired with Santa Fe brews for $18. Check out the menu for this steal of deal dinner here. Call to make reservations.

Cost: $18
7 p.m. (first seating), 8:30 p.m. (second seating)

Radical Eats
3903 Fulton
Houston, TX 77009
(281) 222-7647

There has been much buzz over Houston's newest brewery, Karbach Brewing. See what the excitement is about as the brewery hosts a beer dinner with benjy's on Washington. The Washington Ave. restaurant stands apart from the location in Rice Village by adding an Asian flair to its American Classic menu. For one night only, sample a specially prepared menu that includes Asian street foods paired with select Karbach beers. Call to make reservations.

First Course:

Smoked Local sashimi
edamame mousse, asian pears, orange essence, and crispy “nankotsu”
Seafood Rillette
with mung bean cakes and house “Banchan”

Pairing: Karbach IPA Hopidillo

Second Course:

Spicy “akaushi” Ramen
with sweet corn and yakinori
Braised Chicken Gizzard Bun Mi
Pork Kalbi
with pickled sesame leaves and spicy “tako”

Pairing: Karbach Weisse Versa

Third Course:

Twice cooked Black Hill Ranch Pork Belly
with stuffed calamari, mango, and green papaya salad

Pairing: Karbach Rodeo Clown Double IPA

Fourth Course:

Gala Apple-Umeboshi Cobbler
Japanese plum with house-made creamsicle ice cream
Pairing: Karbach Yule Shot Your Eye Out

Cost: $44.95
6 p.m.

benjy's on Washington
5922 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 868-1131

Friday, November 18

Come out and taste Katy's own No Label Brewing Co.'s brews at Rockwell Tavern & Grill. Meet the owners while taking part in this free beer tasting.

Cost: Free
6:30 P.M.

Rockwell Tavern & Grill
12640 Telge
Cypress, TX 77429
(281) 256-9223

Sample a selection of Samuel Adams beers at The Ginger Man. Call (713)526-2770 to make a reservation.

Cost: $11.25
6 p.m.

The Ginger Man
5607 Morningside Drive
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 526-2770

Saturday, November 19

Cedar Creek Cafe will hosts its First Annual International Beer Festival. Attendees will not only be able to sample beers from Texas, but also from South America, China, Korea, the Netherlands, Japan, and more. Beers will be paired with regional foods. Admission also includes a complimentary signature glass. Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day of.

Cost: $25
2 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Cedar Creek Cafe, Bar, & Grill
1034 West 20th
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 808-9623

Tempting Splurge-Worthy Beer Events

Sometimes, you want what you want. There are some pretty exciting events centered around Houston Beer Week that although aren't under $25, you hear calling your name. Go ahead and give into the temptation with a couple of those fun events that although slightly pricey, still fall under the category of the not-too-expensive things to do.

Get to cooking with beer and no we're not talking about learning how to cook a beer chicken. Kitchen Incubator along with Happier Desserts, a local bakery where every dessert is filled with beer, invites you to their Baking with Beer class Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. Coinciding with Houston Beer Week, attendees will learn how to incorporate craft brews in their baking to create boozy cakes, brownies, and ice creams. The class costs $55 and reservations can be made online.

Kitchen Incubator; 907 Franklin, Houston, TX 77002; (888) 876-7560

Remember the food truck beer dinner held last spring at Liberty Station? Well another round is making its way during Houston Beer Week on Thursday, November 17. For $50, a six-course feast will be prepared by the chefs helming some of the city's favorite gourmet food trucks, H-Town Streats, Eatsie Boys, and The Modular. Each truck will prepare two courses paired with brews from [512], Saint Arnold Brewing Company, and Karbach Brewery. Additional information can be found here.

Liberty Station; 2101 Washington Ave.; Houston, TX 77007; (713) 640-5220

Photo credit: bluemiataman/Flickr

Post from Cheap Eats In Houston
Leave a comment/read the entire post here

Comments are closed.