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$1500 Father's Day Cognac Shots; Anvil Reaches Finals in NOLA Cocktail Competition

Chef David Guerrero gets a little help from his friends, Barbazzar Opens July, Anvil Makes it to the 9th Annual Spirited Cocktails Semifinals - plus a high dollar drink to let dad know how much ($1500) you care.

Anvil Bar and Refuge/Imbibe Magazine
Anvil Bar and Refuge/Imbibe Magazine
Imbibe Magazine

EAST END— Chef David Guerrero (Andes Cafe) is set to begin chemotherapy after the recent removal of several brain tumors. According to the Houston Press, friends (Omar Pereny of Peska World Seafood, Alex Padilla of Original Ninfa’s On Navigation, Erin Smith of Main Kitchen, Rishi Singhof Batanga and more) are putting together a fundraiser with 86 Cancer Chef Challenge for the South American chef, while he undergoes additional treatment. [Houston Press]

MONTROSE— Anvil Bar & Refuge is currently a semi-finalist for five awards from Tales of the Cocktail, 9th Annual Spirited Awards — including Best American Cocktail Bar. The competition was steep with over 2,000 nominees competing in New Orleans, winners will be announced July 19. [Houston Chronicle]

WEBSTER — New European-style cafe from father-son-duo Dennis and Andrew Beasley, Barbazzar, is set to open mid-July. Expect specialty coffee and in-house roasting under the guidance of Sean Marshall (owner Southside Espresso). Michelle K. Dinh, formerly of Blacksmith, will be managing the coffee program. 702 West Bay Area Blvd., Webster, TX. [Eaterwire]

GALLERIA — Proving to dad your love is boundless Father's Day just got easier — if you've got $1500 to spare on a one ounce pour of Remy Martin Louis XII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition cognac at Del Friscos. Dad will either be impressed by your lavish gift or horrified by your fiscal ineptitude. [Houston Chronicle]

Southside Espresso

904-C Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006 713 942 9990 Visit Website


908 Congress Street, , TX 77002 (713) 224-9500 Visit Website

Anvil Bar & Refuge

1424 Westheimer Road, , TX 77006 (713) 523-1622 Visit Website

Andes Cafe

2311 Canal Street, , TX 77003 (832) 659-0063 Visit Website