Treadsack’s 2014 Year in Review

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Now that we’re fully recovered from our New Year’s Eve celebrations, we’re taking a look back on the year that gave us so much to celebrate. It was an eventful 12 months at Treadsack, with three restaurants and a bar in the works, new faces joining the team, 12 Kipper Club dinners executed and Sugar… Read more »

Sugar and Rice Issue #3 Release Party!

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My car smells like ink, so it must be time to celebrate—to celebrate another issue of Sugar & Rice and to celebrate storytelling and the Gulf Coast. I love working with writers, photographers, and artists, spending time rearranging words, and helping craft stories, but nothing beats finally sharing those stories with people. It makes all… 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 »

The Kipper Club Test Kitchen

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Treadsack is excited to announce the launch of our newest venture, Kipper Club Test Kitchen. Starting September 2014, the Test Kitchen will begin a series of weekly guest-chef dinners where our guests will have a unique chance to get a close look at the chef’s creative process in an intimate open-kitchen setting. We feel like… 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

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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 »

Hello, Slow Food.

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Last Thursday, D&T Drive Inn hosted a Happy Hour for Slow Food Houston. Chris Cusack and Benjy Mason spoke on how their restaurants reflect their values on the importance of local food supplies and education. Their goal is to be an industry leader in providing high quality products to consumers and to the industry. “Values… Read more »

Gin Dinner at the Rienzi

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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 »