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Bistro Alex on This Weekend’s Delicious Mischief

HOUSTON Saturdays and Sundays 4-5 p.m., NewsRadio 740 KTRH

A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods 

SATURDAY: We trundle out to one of the most intriguing restaurants to grace West Houston, with its busy Energy Corridor, in a long time. At Bistro Alex, Alex Brennan-Martin brings the stylish City Center development all the charm and quality that Houston has been tasting at our own Brennan’s for more than 30 years. We also, in our Grape & Grain segment, taste and talk about some terrific wines from the Spanish region of Rioja. 

SUNDAY: Continuing a bit of “location, location, location” from our Saturday show, we set about exploring the melting-pot cuisine of Singapore by way of a restaurant at City Centre called Straits. You’ll taste Chine and Japanese flavors in these dishes but also Indian and several other cuisines, all because of immigrants who’ve called the place home for hundreds of years. In our Grape and Grain segment, we poke our nose into the strange saga of Mexican mescal, which is kinda like tequila except it’s not. Let’s just say that the mescal sold as Scorpion does not have a worm at the bottom on the bottle. 

AUSTIN Saturdays 10-11 a.m., Talk 1370

A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods 

We trundle out to one of the most intriguing restaurants to grace West Houston, with its busy Energy Corridor, in a long time. At Bistro Alex, Alex Brennan-Martin brings the stylish City Center development all the charm and quality Houston has been tasting at our own rendition of Brennan’s for more than 30 years. We also, in our Grape & Grain segment, taste and talk about some terrific wines from the Spanish region of Rioja.

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About John DeMers

I've been a journalist and author forever. My favorite single word in the English language is "foodandwine." This spirit drives my 45 published books and my weekly radio show heard in Houston, Dallas and Austin.

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