1. Freddy's Frozen Custard Opens in Houston on June 12th!!!
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers at 15518 FM 529 (a/k/a Spencer Road) in Houston, Copperfiled area, will open it's doors on Tuesday, June 12th, and I for one can't be happier. This company has a great menu of steakburgers, frozen custard (including concretes as well as specialty flavours) and other great treats. I will definitely be trying their frozen custard and adding my thoughts to my previous look at 5 other Houston Custard sellers. While it seems that we're mainly getting frozen custard places out in the suburbs, all of us business types know that with restaurants location matters and it is my hope that this location succeeds.
2. Coal Burger in the Woodlands Closes
Coal Burger from the folks who gave us the wonderful Grimaldi's coal-fired pizza did not pan out in The Woodlands. I think the main issue was the architecture of the building was odd, the frontage was not easily visible, and the owners did not do enough to promote it. This location was propped by several local foodies, including Albert Nurick (HTownChowdown) and myself. The word is that Grimaldi's will take over the space to expand. That Grimaldi's is not very efficiently laid out--confusing internal architecture, and this may help with that. From what I've also heard, their other location in Scottsdale, Arizona are still going strong. It kind of goes to show how cut throat restaurant competition is here in the Houston area. Personally, I liked their concept as a Green restaurant, and I loved that they served Boylan's Soda--no High Fructose Corn Syrup there! Oh wells...
3. June is Men's Health Month--Travaasa Spa Resort in Austin has a Manly Spa Deal
Opened April 14, 2011, Travaasa Austin is a Resort and Spa Located in Hill Country only 25 minutes from Austin. It's nestled against 210 acres of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, overlooking beautiful Lake Travis. It has 70 guestrooms tucked into a low-key campus-style layout, allowing resort guests to soak in the natural habitat in an unobtrusive setting. The property offers extensive programming based on five pillars: adventure, culinary, culture, fitness and wellness; and includes horse stables, a challenge course designed in partnership with Outward Bound, a fitness center and yoga studio, an infinity-edge pool, a beautifully appointed dining area with outdoor patio and exhibition kitchen, a tranquil 11-room spa and gracious accommodations.
For Men's Health Month, they have designed a series of signature programming to celebrate men’s health targeted to focus on their physique, pastimes and palates. There’s Texas-flavor to the programming featuring:
Beer Tasting 101
Grilling and Smoking with the Travaasa Culinary Team
Discover your Six Pack: Core Fitness
Conquer the Prickly Pear Challenge Course
Introducing: New Men’s Spa Menu and Line of Products
Rates at Travaasa Austin begin at $113 per person, per night based on double occupancy. For additional information or reservations, please visit their website in the link above. And guys, I think that your special lady would not mind going with you to this place AND you get to learn about Beer Tasting and Grilling, or that other stuff if it suits you.
4. Craft Beer Challenge Coming Along
Chai Porter Pint
Well, that's it for now, readers!
Zao an, Y'all!!!