Saturday, July 22, 2017

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...

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...

Truth Barbeque Stirring the Pot

   Key Ingredients Truth Barbeque 2990 Hwy. 290 West Brenham, Texas 979-830-0392 FB: “Truth Barbeque”Hours: Thursday – Sunday 11 a.m. – sold out (usually by 2:30 p.m.) Truth Barbeque in Brenham, Texas, is...

Stirring the Pot: Teague’s Tavern

On their last day off before the 21-day run of the spring antiques show, Kiki and Don Teague were overseeing the set-up of a...

Newman’s Bakery in Bellville

A Taste of Newman’s Bakery in BellvilleAfter graduating from Bellville High School, wanderlust took Mike Newman to Europe where he spent a year in...

Shooting the Breeze with Shiner Brewmaster Jimmy Mauric

I toured the Spoetzl Brewery in mid-April but missed seeing Shiner brewmaster Jimmy Mauric because he was at a craft brewing conference in Washington,...

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...

Huff Brewing Company: Global Hometown Style

Huff Brewing Company near Bellville exists because Ryan and Christine Huff love the beverage industry. “We really like traveling to different places, tasting what other...
Screen Door Cellars Round Top David and Bobby

Screen Door Cellars Round Top Connection

A California Vineyard with deep Texas Connections by Kathleen JohnstonOne of life’s greatest pleasures has to be the enjoyment to be found in a...
Volare Italian Restaurant Silvio Gennaro. Photo by Dixie Ray Hamilton.

Volare Italian Restaurant in Brenham

Volare Italian Restaurant in Brenham The first time I met Silvio DiGennaro, the chef-owner of Volare, the lunch rush was winding down. The serenity of...