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Julep in Southern Living; SweetWater Brew's Arrival, Modular Heads to SXSW

An all girl takeover at Moving Sidewalk, plus other news and events you may have missed.

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BEST BAR FOOD IN THE SOUTH FOUND AT JULEP  — No need to travel far for the best of the South. Regional magazine Southern Living proclaims Julep's smoked oysters among its list of best bar foods. Lucky us. Want to see the entire list? Pick up the March issue, on newsstands now. [Southern Living]

SWEET BREW FROM GEORGIA  — Hop heads rejoice: Atlanta-based brewery Sweetwater is set to debut in the Bayou City February 23. Find their popular selections in 12-ounce bottles at select locations and bars. While six-packs and the mixed 12-pack called The Tackle Box will hit shelves soon, additional offerings and cans will be available in the coming months. In the meantime, check out week-long launch events around time. [Houston Chronicle]

FOOD TRUCK ROLLS ON TO SXSW — Going to SXSW? You'll see a familiar truck with familiar faces in the mix. The Modular's Joshua Martinez, chef/owner of The Chicken Ranch, has been invited to participate in this year's SouthBites Trailer Park. [Houston Chronicle]

WHO RUNS THE BARS? GIRLS — For one night only, downtown's Moving Sidewalkis turning in Houston's own Coyote Ugly. Alex Gregg has rounded up the city's best and rising bartenders, who just happened to be women. Showing off their cocktail wizardry are female drink slingers from The Pass & Provisions, El Big Bad, Julep, Coltivare and more. The fun starts at 8 p.m. Sunday, February 22. [Facebook]

DRINK BEER AND BAR HOP IN THE HEIGHTS  — Saint Anrold's Spring Bock Pub Crawl returns Saturday, February 21. The annual bar hopping extravaganza in the Heights starts at 2 p.m. and ends with final stop at Onion Creek. Admission is free but the drinks aren't. Check out the schedule here.  [Eaterwire]

NATIONAL SHOUT-OUT FOR HOUSTON  — Houston is on fire and everyone knows it. USA Today proves to the world that there's more to the city than cowboys and ten gallon hats. In the piece You Don't Know This Houston, several local restaurants receive mentions: Da'Marco, Caracol, Goode Co. and Georges Bistro. [USA Today]