Monthly Archives: October 2015

Houston cocktail bar has a drink menu dedicated to the departed AstroWorld

A Houston craft cocktail bar named after Billy Gibbons’ pre-ZZ Top garage band has announced a limited-edition cocktail menu with drinks named after and inspired by the dearly departed AstroWorld theme park. Moving Sidewalk, a bar helmed by owner and bartender Alexander Gregg, announced the menu earlier this week.

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Calendar of events

Calendar of events

At Chateau Crystale Ballroom, 2517 S. Gessner; 6 p.m. Wednesday; $65-$200; 713-785-4922.

Value Bordeaux seminar with Spec’s Bear Dalton, benefiting the Houston Women’s Center:

Frisson Wines dinner with owner-winemaker Terry Davis:

Classes, tastings and certifications:

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After hard work, chef returns to tostadas from back home

After hard work, chef returns to dish from back home

Forget fancy culinary school – Guzman, who spoke no English, recalls his first job, working without pay in trade for food, then later convincing a restaurant owner he was 18 in order to land a dish-washing job that paid $4.70 an hour.

The idea for a restaurant that served regional Mexican food – including dishes from his native Veracruz – made with the best ingredients available, grew from the staff meals Guzman prepared for coworkers.

2 bone-in chicken breasts (about 1 pound)

2 cups cooked pinto beans

In a medium frying pan, heat ½-inch depth of canola oil.

Add the chopped onion, 3 cloves of garlic and salt to the chicken.

Add cold water to cover, bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.

While the chicken cooks, place the dried chipotle chiles in a small saucepan and add water to cover.

Cook, stirring, 1 minute more, then stir in half the minced chipotle chile.

In a medium frying pan, heat 4 tablespoons of canola oil (the same oil you used to fry the tortillas is fine) over high heat.

Add a few tablespoons or more of water and continue mashing until the mixture is creamy and the oil, beans and water are homogenous.

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