Dining for Democracy

All of our locations are thrilled to participate in Dining for Democracy, a dining and drinking community event benefiting the ACLU of Texas! During the two-week Dining for Democracy event, participating restaurants will offer a special fixed-price menu of at least three courses, priced between $20 and $60 per person. Fifteen percent of the pre-tax, pre-tip… Read more »

Congratulations, Mr. Hinkle.

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Travis Hinkle never fails to amaze us. He’s only been with us for six months, but he’s already made a very strong impression with the Treadsack group. In his first three months, Travis developed a 12-week wine education course while revitalizing the beverage menu at Down House. In addition to building new beverage programs for… Read more »

New Season, New Drinks.

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The seasons are changing, and Down House is following suit.  With temperatures rising and humidity climbing, our new beverage menu will provide the necessary cooling alcoholic hydration you need. “At Down House, we do everything in pursuit of crafting our idea of the perfect neighborhood restaurant,” states Travis Hinkle, our beverage director. Jeremy Olivier, our… Read more »

Drink Wine Like a Pro 101

Posted: // Filed under: D&T Drive Inn, Down House, Treadsack.

Today marks the first day of Travis Hinkle’s new Wine Education Program.  Hinkle, Treadsack’s Beverage Director, designed a 12-week introductory class to the world of wine for restaurant professionals, available to all Treadsack employees. Once the 12-week ends, the program will cycle from the beginning three times a year. This will give all employees an… Read more »

Gin Dinner at the Rienzi

Posted: // Filed under: Down House, Hunky Dory, Treadsack.

Recently at the MFAH Rienzi, Chefs Richard Knight and Benjy Mason of our upcoming restaurant Hunky Dory, Chef Samantha Mendoza of Triniti, and Jeremy Olivier, head bartender of Down House, presented guests with a four-course dinner, cocktails, and an educational and entertaining lecture on the history of gin. Highlights of Olivier’s lecture included the journey… Read more »

Your Favorite Vices Under One Roof

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Really cool article in Texas Monthly on coffee, beer, and when the two come together. With a few great quotes from DH owner Chris Cusack! Really cool to see so many great Texas companies represented: Progress Coffee, Wright Bros., Austin Beerworks, Peticolas. Incredible to think about where we are now vs. just a few years ago…. Read more »

A visit to Augustus Ranch

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When we first had the idea for Down House, we had a simple goal to “do everything we do as well as we can.” That manifests itself in a number of ways, and for us one of those ways was sourcing the best products available. Being huge fans of hamburgers, sourcing all-natural Texas beef was… Read more »