The Funnel Cake Ale from Community Brewing. Funnel cakes: is there anything they can't do? http://beerblog.dallasnews.com/2014/08/only-in-texas-a-funnel-cake-flavored-beer-to-be-served-at-state-fair.html/
Alba Huerta of Anvil fame has now opened her long-awaited bar called Julep on the eastern side of the Washington corridor. The place has gotten tons of press in the Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, Eater, even Zagat. Set to become one of Houston's (and the country's!) premiere bars, I'm sure.
There's a new bar on the Westheimer curve from the people who brought us Royal Oak and Boondocks. I must admit: I love Boondocks. Their $1 happy hour well drinks special is one of the best deals in town, even if you do have to brave those bathrooms. Stone's Throw, right next door to Boondocks, on the other hand, looks gorgeous, and the cocktail menu is inviting, too! Very different from Boondocks, that's for sure.
If you're in Austin battling the heat, Food Republic has you list of bars to go to for seven inviting frozen drinks. Frozen Chartreuse Swizzle, anyone?
Austin now has a craft cidery. Sounds like a Texas Keeper to me.
Dallas's Alamo Drafthouse is premiering Deep Ellum's new Belgian IPA called Boomstick while showing the movie that inspired it, Army of Darkness. "Oh, that's just what we call pillowtalk, baby." "Hail to the king, baby." August 26.