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Gage Hotel, Le Mistral on Weekend Shows

Our 21st Year of Delicious Mischief on the Radio!

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

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

SATURDAY: This week we travel to Far West Texas, for an update on one of our favorite restaurants inside one of our favorite hotels. The hotel is the Gage in tiny Marathon, pop. 400 or so, the gateway to adventures in Big Bend National Park. And the restaurant, recently cleverly retooled as Twelve Gage, is something we talk about with Houston-born owner Alicia Bryan Haynes, San Antonio-born chef Mike Alvarez and Kerrville-born barman extraordinaire Matt Hicklen. In our Grape & Grain segment, we taste some great new seasonal ales and stouts with Spec’s beer guru Justin Cody. 

SUNDAY: We head out west for our Sunday show too, but nowhere near as far as on Saturday: landing at Le Mistral on Eldridge Parkway, in the heart of Houston’s crazy-busy Energy Corridor. We visit with our friend chef David Denis, who has just opened an ambitious retail outlet called Foody’s Gourmet, plus a wholesale bakery selling great bread to local restaurants.  In our Grape and Grain segment, we taste and talk about the wines of Pine Ridge. 

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

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

This week we travel to Far West Texas, for an update on one of our favorite restaurants inside one of our favorite hotels. The hotel is the Gage in tiny Marathon, pop. 400 or so, the gateway to adventures in Big Bend National Park. And the restaurant, recently cleverly retooled as Twelve Gage, is something we talk about with Houston-born owner Alicia Bryan Haynes, San Antonio-born chef Mike Alvarez and Kerrville-born barman extraordinaire Matt Hicklen. In our Grape & Grain segment, we taste some great new seasonal ales and stouts with Spec’s beer guru Justin Cody.

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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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