Caracol Houston restaurant bars


This restaurant from storied husband-and-wife team Hugo Ortega and Tracy Vaught focuses on coastal Mexican cuisine. In keeping, the group's longtime sommelier Sean Beck has curated a white-heavy wine list…

Hugo's Houston restaurant bars


The restaurants in husband-and-wife team Hugo Ortega and Tracy Vaught's empire are among the most consistently excellent experiences in town. Key to that success are the intimately tailored beverage programs…

Down House Houston restaurant bars

Down House

Down House is one of those wonderful places that wears many hats, and wears them well. From mid-morning coffee to family dinner to a first date, Down House's simple but…

Pax Americana Houston places to drink wine

Pax Americana

New to the scene, Pax Americana is quickly gaining a reputation for its compelling wine program. Unlike ubiquitous Texas steakhouses with their embarrassment of overblown cabernet sauvignon, Pax's exclusively American…

Underbelly Houston places to drink wine


Chef Chris Shepherd is Houston's first chef to win a James Beard Award in nearly 20 years. Shepherd's food draws from Houston's rich ethnic scene, which means sommelier Matthew Pridgen…

notsuoH Houston music venue


A who’s who of Houston artists, musicians and general weirdos make up the bulk of the clientele atnotsuoH, but all are welcome. You might get pulled into a chess game…