The Floradora from Half-Step. http://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/food/2014-06-06/half-step-garners-top-industry-nom/
Austin bar nominated for 2014 Spirited Awards. Half-Step was nominated for Best New Bar. I know my next destination when I'm in Austin!
It's Cinco de Mayo! If you're late celebrating Cinco de Mayo, here's an article from DMagazine in Dallas that highlights some non-margarita drinks. Hell, even if it's not Cinco de Mayo, a good drink is always a good drink. And these look good.
Is there a beer bubble? San Antonio Express's Markus Haas says that there may be too many brewers, and some of the craft brewers crank out some bad beer. So we need to be honest with them so they can fix brews that may be inferior.
Racism in Texas bars. Some patrons who were turned away from Kung Fu Saloons in Dallas, Austin, and Houston have alleged that racism was the real reason. Heck, I kind of like the blue sneakers this guy is wearing.
A new brewery in Denton is on its way. I always welcome an audacious Texas brewery. By the way, the article says that the new brewery will use equipment bought from Diamond Bear Brewery in Little Rock, AR. I've been there and enjoyed their beer. Their IPA is one of the best out there. One of the reasons I love beer.