A Field Trip to The Houston Dairymaids

It has been quite a while since we posted here. Rest assured, the gnomes have all been working hard and we hope to have some news to share soon. Ries and I have been looking at locations for your new favorite pub, Chef Sallie has been finding the best possible food options for our menu, and we have all been working on the nitty gritty things that go into a new business. The Gnome Hole wants to, as much as possible, use local businesses for our food needs. As a community pub, we want to buy local to serve local. Read More …

Poutine on the menu, eh?

It’s official.  We here in the test kitchen are adding poutine as a new item to the Gnome Hole menu.  And I’m not just saying that because I haven’t had dinner yet, or have been reading articles about it lately.  For those of you who know what it is, you’re welcome.  For those who don’t, you’ll thank me later. Poutine and I were introduced several years back when I was on a business trip in Calgary.  I had no idea what it was, but when I read the menu description, I was a goner.  So, for those of you who Read More …

Fresh from the kitchen….

Hello everyone!  A quick update from the GnomeHole Test Kitchen.  Okay, it’s just my apartment kitchen, but GnomeHole Test Kitchen sounds so much more official, doesn’t it?  Lots of exciting things happening here in the last few weeks!  I’ve been playing around with kitchen designs, building a list of vendors, and other behind-the-scenes stuff that makes a kitchen successful.  More on that in my next post.  Now, for the fun stuff: First, and most importantly….a preview of our Menu!  We’re keeping it simple, and small, and will make changes as we go.  The Food page will be updated as we Read More …

Meet Our Chef

Hello all!  Chef Sallie Lardy here.  I’m thrilled to be working with Ries and Michelle (and humbled and a little terrified) that they’ve put their trust in me to help manage the kitchen operations at the Gnome Hole Brewpub! A little about me:  I’m a native of East Texas, born in Woodville and raised in Livingston along with my brother and 2 sisters.  I’ve been a chef/caterer/culinary instructor for the last 6 years.  Yes, just 6 short years!  I have an administrative, technical and training background and before I decided I wanted to be a chef when I grew up, Read More …