The patio at the Golden Gloves Social House. Photo by Jennifer McInnis/San Antonio Express-News (http://blog.mysanantonio.com/food/2014/04/brooklynite-owners-new-bar-opens-on-pearl-parkway/)
About once a month, I will try to keep you abreast of happenings around Texas. If you are planning something cocktail, beer, or spirit related, and you want it featured in my Texas Cocktail News feature, just send it to me. Anything from news to menus to openings to special events. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specialty ice company. From bartender to businessmen, this is one way to turn your cocktail knowledge into something bigger. Theses two guys started an ice company supplying specialty ice to bars around San Antonio.
Be Brave. Bobby Heugel and Anvil's The Brave cocktail featured in Conde Nast Traveler. I've had it. It's worth it. Go. Now. And then, if you're not in Houston anymore, get the recipe and make one at home.
Beer distribution rights. Texas beer producers are no longer allowed to sell their distribution rights. In other words, once you sign with a company to distribute for you, you're stuck. Pretty much for life. But the distributor can sell their right to distribute to another distribution company! Weird Texas laws, people.
Canadian bonus! The Score on Davie Pub in Vancouver has created the Checkmate Caesar Bloody Mary that has enough garnish to feed an entire family. A hamburger, a hot dog, a whole roasted chicken. Even a brownie. And it looks hilarious.