Opening a restaurant or bar during the height of the pre-vaccine pandemic was a risky business, but Tashi and Rebecca Garcia were determined. With training in the industry (Garcia paid his dues by working in the front and back of the house at Smith and Wollensky, Brash Brewery, State of Grace and Johnny’s Golden Brick), the couple were running a restaurant business and were on the verge of tying the knot when COVID-19 hit. These future newlyweds found themselves looking for a job. Enter at 6417 North Main, the future home of The Beer and Wine Garden.
With an eye on the emerging post-pandemic landscape, the duo transformed the former two-story canteen across from Lei Low into a breezy, modern space. The interior features teal walls, minimalist yet lavish furnishings, and plenty of air, while the bright yellow bar has extra space to allow for distancing.
The foresight and perseverance of the newlyweds has paid off, and Houstonians – especially those in the heights – can come to reap the rewards. The Post Beer & Wine Garden is celebrating its first anniversary soon with a Halloween-themed party on October 30 (costumes encouraged).
Regular change wine The menu is mostly focused on unique wineries – Rebecca describes some of her reds as ‘fun and funky’. The current list by the glass includes more than a dozen white wines (from France, Italy, South Africa, Spain and Argentina) and nearly 20 reds, including the stellar Pinot Noir Irancy 2018 from France, which was, as Rebecca had promised, fun and funky. All offerings by the glass are also available by the bottle, and there are a handful of bottle-only options.
There is also draft, bottled and canned beers, such as Saint-Arnold H-City Pils in barrels and cans of Spindletap Hop Gusher IPA. In addition, the duo offers some specialty drinks like Michelada House and Mimosas.
The targeted food menu is small, but delivers. There are a trio of tacos, including a vegetarian option, that are hearty enough to be a starter – especially the chicken taco made with pickled and marinated chicken breast and homemade jerk aioli. Two sandwiches are offered: one Grilled cheese with brie made with sourdough bread, double cream brie, fig jam, prosciutto, grilled jalapeños, red onion and sliced Brussels sprouts, and a double-meat, double-cheese crush a hamburger.
There is also a selection of five steaks wood fired on oak post which range from 40 ounces of tomahawk has a 12 oz filet mignon. Diners can opt for toppers such as mushroom and pepper demi-glace and truffle butter, and sides such as cheese macaroni (another dish worthy of the starter status) and Garlic Mashed Potatoes. While steaks are offered daily, guests can enjoy the steaks at discounted prices with a side or two on Tuesdays. Steak Night. (Okay, we’re not talking about backyard bar prices. For example, the aforementioned filet mignon goes from $ 35 to $ 29, while the massive 40-ounce tomahawk goes from $ 90 to $ 80. .)
Pasta lovers will appreciate Wednesday Pasta Evening, when they can pair one of three pasta dishes with a glass of wine for just $ 15, or groups of two can have the whole bottle and two pasta for $ 42. Pasta choices include a vegetarian penne diavolo, chicken Alfredo rigatoni and bucatini bolognese.
Although the kitchen is closed on Fridays, the Garcias bring the Papa Aldo Pizza food truck. Insider tip: Irancy Pinot Noir pairs perfectly with Aldo’s Neapolitan-style pizza. There is also a happy hour every day of the week from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., which offers special food and drink.
If you want to have a glass of wine (or three) and eat some good food, do yourself a favor and stop by the Post Beer & Wine Garden. Chances are, Rebecca and Tashi are here to say hello.
The hours are Tuesday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to midnight, Friday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. The Post Beer & Wine Garden is closed on Mondays.