Apr 29, 2013

8th Wonder Brewery Grand Opening

8th Wonder Brewery finally opened its doors to the public this past Saturday. Being EaDo residents, I can't tell you how long we've been waiting for this day. Finally, a brewery we can stumble home to - how awesome is that?!

The brewery and Eatsie Boys food truck

The line to pay to get in

What they were tapping that day

Inside the brewery

Great view of downtown

Food truck menu

Pork Snuggies

Frank the Pretzel

The brewery tour was from 12pm - 3pm. When we got there at a little after noon they were already packed - there was a long line to get in and a long line to get beer. Thankfully, the crowd died down about 1:30ish. 

They have several picnic tables and benches set up in the main room but, it's probably best if you bring your own chair(s).

Dogs are not allowed inside the brewery. They're welcomed outside but as you can see, there aren't any shaded areas unless you bring your own tent.

At the moment, their focus is on making beer. Therefore, for time being, they'll probably offer tours about twice a month. Check out their Facebook page or Twitter account for updates.

8th Wonder Brewery
2202 Dallas St.

Eats: Goro & Gun

Goro & Gun opened for business back in mid March of this year. Before they were a restaurant, one of it's co-owners had a food truck, The Modular, that became one of my favorite food trucks in Houston. I finally got to try G&G for the first time last Friday night.

Hubby and I hit downtown, with no baby in tow. And good thing he wasn't with us. By the time we got to G&G, it was about 8pm and the only seating available for 2 was either at the bar or small table on the patio. We opted for the bar.


Brussel Sprouts

Shishito Peppers

Miso Ramen

Brussel sprouts and shishito peppers were good, perfect as an appetizer and beer snack.

I had mixed feelings about the ramen. Initially, I thought the broth was rather bland. It wasn't until the last couple of slurps did I think, ok I guess it's not so bad. My brother, who had the same ramen, a couple hours before, thought it was on the salty side. He asked if I mixed the everything together. Ok, no I didn't. Since hubby and I were sharing it, I just grabbed my portion and gave him the rest of the bowl. I wasn't crazy about the ramen texture, either. Personally, I like my noodles to be softer whereas G&G's was on the doughy side. 

Overall, I'm not crazy about their ramen but, I did like everything else I tasted. We'll definitely be back to try other things on the menu.

Are they baby friendly? Since Conor wasn't with us, I can't say if they have a high chair or not. They do have booths along the wall where you can sit the car seat on but, on a busy night there might be a wait for them. Even though their setup more like a bar than a restaurant, the noise level was very bearable.

Goro & Gun
306 Main St.
Houston, TX

Apr 28, 2013

Baby Stuff: Intro and Amazon.com

As a new mom, I found all these baby stuff so overwhelming initially. At my baby shower, I received a swaddling blanket and a receiving blanket. Why do I need so many blankets? What the heck is a receiving blanket for? OMG, the learning curve... yikes!

Now that my baby is 4 months old, I've learned a thing or two (or so I hope for his sake). I'll share here things I liked, things that worked and things that didn't.

Right before my baby was born, I signed up for Amazon Mom. Basically, you're signing up for an Amazon Prime membership, which costs $79 annually, and you get most things delivered within 2 days. The added "Mom" feature lets you save additional 20% on diapers and wipes. I love this service! As a new mom, it's so much more convenient to order stuff here than of going to Babies R Us or Target or any store for that matter! Plus, Amazon carries a wider variety of merchandise than any physical store.