A hot spot for craft beer located in the Heights was recently recognized with a global craft beer award.
According to a June 29 news release, Eureka Heights Brewery in the Heights (941 W. 18th St.) has been given a “Crushie” from the Craft Beer Marketing Association as part of the association’s fourth annual awards campaign
Entries are divided into five regions – The Americas, UK, Europe, Asia/Pacific, and MENA Africa and beyond – according to the awards websites, with gold and platinum Crushies awarded for several categories in each region and silver Crushies awarded to those who choose to be entered into the global competition. They are judged by a panel of beer, marketing, and design consultants.
Eureka Heights won a Global Crushie for its creation called My Own Best Friend, a Kolsch-style beer whose sales help benefit the mission of the Houston Society for the Protection against Cruelty to Animals (HSPCA). The Heights brewery was awarded the Crushie in the “Bigger Than Beer: Cause-Related Beer Project or Campaign” global category.
To see a full list and gallery of all CBMA winners for 2023, community members can visit the awards website at craftbeermarketingawards.com/2023-winners/.
Gatlin’s lands on NYT “Best Texas BBQ” list
A longtime hot spot and local favorite barbecue spot has landed itself on a top 20 list of barbecue spots in Texas from the New York Times.
In a June 3 article, the New York Times named Gatlin’s BBQ at 3510 Ella Blvd. as one of its top 20 “Best Texas Barbecue Restaurants of the New Generation” as writers traveled to Texas to find the best of the best in the state.
Gatlin’s opened its doors in 2010, and has spent more than a decade becoming of the region’s go-to spots for barbecue. It has earned several local and statewide honors, and is one of the Houston area’s prime spots for barbecue. And the NYT writers certainly agreed. The full rundown of what the writers had to say can be found at nytimes.com/2023/07/03/dining/best-texas-bbq-restaurants-new-generation.html.
The restaurant is open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays. For more information on Gatlin’s BBQ, visit the restaurant’s website at gatlinsbbq.com.