Sunday, October 21, 2012

Bits and Bites

-- Lots of our local beer gardens/pubs/breweries are having October Beer Month/Halloween specials:
   -- Bangers is holding "Beer College" now through October 28 and it will teach you about the craft beer community and different beer varieties each day.
   -- Hops and Grain will have different daily beer specials and tastings.
   -- drink.well will have special Halloween night drinks

And two beer-related openings:
   -- October 25 -- Pinthouse Pizza, at 4729 Burnet. Beer + pizza.
   -- October 31 -- Public House, from the Gourdough's trailer folks, in the old South Lamar Kerbey Lane spot. Beer + donuts!

-- Olivia will host a dinner October 25, $75/person that matches Eric Texier French wines with James Holmes' "haute Texan" cuisine.  Five courses, each with a wine.

-- The Sustainable Food Center will hold their Haunted Ball at the Mansion at Judges Hill, October 28, 6:30 pm, $60/person, costumes encouraged!

-- Zen, the Japanese fast food spot on South Congress is closing and reopening as Lucky Robot, which will be a full-service restaurant.

-- Odd Duck Farm to Trailer, Bryce Gilmore's precursor to Barley Swine that closed last year, will reopen as a 120-seat brick and mortar restaurant in the same location as the previous trailer -- 1219 S. Lamar, in the still-being-built mixed use building, Gibson Flats.

-- The trailers on South Lamar next to Red's Porch, as we make way for yet another apartment/condo project (boo!). Honky Tonk Hot Dogs and Collie's Burgers will be at 415 Jessie Street, and Trai Mai Thai will be at Manchaca and Prather.

 -- Though temporarily, The Highball, November 17th, as the Lamar Plaza complex redevelops.