The boutique winery specializes in personalized pours. Rather than growing its own grapes, D'Vine starts with high-quality juices to create its renowned reds and crisp whites. Wine is special in that it's a beverage equal parts soothing and social. Host a sophisticated birthday party, toast to the end of a stressful week, or gather your closest for an afternoon of grapey goodness.
On the breezy shores of Galveston Bay in the Lighthouse District, the second-annual Kemah Oktoberfest takes place on the first weekend of October?or, the same weekend Oktoberfest in Germany traditionally comes to an end. The parking-lot party entices festival-goers with an 8,000-square-foot beer tent and handcrafted beers from all over the world, including Germany, Holland, and Austria. While revelers drink up and enjoy the beautiful autumn weather, local and national bands keep toes tappin' with upbeat tunes and polka classics.
This year the purveyors at the Kemah Crawfish Festival will be celebrating the event's fifth anniversary fittingly?with crawfish innovation. Their new cooking units can boil up to 6,000 pounds of crawfish per hour, which is more than enough to feed the hungry revelers and stray walruses that flock to the event grounds. In addition to crawfish, this festival also features three days of drinks, and live music from the likes of Louisiana songwriter Wayne Toups.
Handcrafted wines flow freely inside the elegant tasting room of Clear Creek Vineyard & Winery. Made with grapes sourced straight from the sunny vineyards of Texas and California, varietals such as cabernet sauvignon, malbec, sangiovese, and chenin blanc line the racks along the walls and are available to taste by the pour right at the bar. The Clear Creek team was recently joined by executive chef Michael Calvino, who has crafted a farm-to-table menu ideal for wine pairings and also oversees multi-course vintner dinners.
Lauded for its “timeless” feel by Houston Press, Chelsea Wine Bar’s creative menu of old-fashioned comfort food pairs perfectly with the restaurant’s weekly live music offerings and waterfront views. Satisfy sandwich-size cravings with the roast-turkey panini, topped with swiss cheese and basil pesto ($6.50), or the brie, tomato, and spinach panini ($6.50). Herbivores and dairy enthusiasts can skip carnivorous options and munch on the cheese flatbread pizza ($5), baked goat-cheese platter ($10), or warm brie plate ($10.50). Dessert-deigning diners can reminisce on childhoods spent roasting marshmallows over the warm glow of the television with the chocolate-mallow conglomeration of Susie’s s’mores ($6.50), which is complemented by a wide selection of gourmet coffee beverages from delectable white mochas ($3.50) to potent double espressos ($2.75).
What is American food? Cuisine that is delicious and perfect for any occasion. Come grab some at Allegria Wine Bar.
Low-fat alternatives are not available, however, so make sure your waistband has some wiggle room.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Allegria Wine Bar's drink list.
For weekday specials that hit the spot, head to Allegria Wine Bar's happy hour.
Dine out in the open during Allegria Wine Bar's summer season when patio tables are available for use.
Tap your foot to Allegria Wine Bar's tunes — live performances are often showcased here.
It can be a bit of a mob scene on the weekends, so don't take a chance on getting seated — best to call ahead and make a reservation.
Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Allegria Wine Bar, so plan your budget accordingly.
The menu at Allegria Wine Bar includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.