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Oodles of Noodles

Key Ingredients Wendish Noodles Wendish Heritage Society 1011 County Road 212 Giddings, TX 78942-5940 979-366-2441 Open Tuesday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed on Monday) Noodles are available at the Museum Gift Shop, on…

Butcher’s Ball in Brenham 2017

Sustainability was the watchword as meat-lovers gathered to celebrate protein—as well as artisanal cocktails, fresh produce, locally-grown meats and rollicking country and western-influenced music—at the second annual Butcher’s Ball in…

Bistro 108 Serves Food with Flair

My meeting with Susan Kuehler and Mike McCathern was moved from Bistro 108 next door to Vin 114, their wine bar, because the restaurant was being scrubbed from top to bottom. When I arrived on their day off, the couple was enjoying a quick…

Wassail! Greetings from Rohan Meadery

Wassail, an old English toast to good health and good times, reflects the character of Rohan Meadery. “Our business is built on a hobby that got out of hand,” John Rohan, owner, said laughing. “We wanted to share our passion with other…

Mead’s Long History: A Short Read

As mankind's oldest fermented beverage, mead, which is made at Rohan Meadery in Fayette County, has a long, rich history. Mead, also called metheglin , is an alcoholic beverage fermented from honey and water; sometimes yeast is added to…

Bone Spirits: A Distillation Short Course

Distilling spirits is equal parts science and art. Joe Alecci, distiller at Bone Spirits, provides a short course in farm to bottle distilling. Mashing 101 The first step in making any kind of alcohol is to identify a sugar source. Some…

Bone Spirits: A Farm to Bottle Distillery

Bone Spirits, located in Smithville, relies on a bare bones approach to distill locally grown corn and capture its essential, pure flavor in a bottle. “When Jeff Peace, the owner, founded Bone Spirits, his goal was—and is—using local…

Rohan Meadery: A Honey of a Winery

John and Wendy Rohan are busy as bees operating Blissful Folly Farm, home to their honey-based winery Rohan Meadery—and their family. “We both have full-time jobs that we enjoy, but Blissful Folly Farm is our full-time passion,” said…

Bone Spirits: A Spirited Primer

Vodka, gin and whiskey are defined first by distillation proof and then by production characteristics such as location of production, aging methods and ingredients according to Joe Alecci, lead distiller at Bone Spirits. For the official…