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2006 Stories by Chris Boyd

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    published December 28, 2006

    In a town like Houston where the class lines are so clearly and boldly drawn, it's fun to check in on the upper-upper class from time to time.... More >>


    published December 21, 2006

    It's midnight on a Friday, and I find myself awash in a sea of underground dance hits from the '80s, '90s and whatever the hell we call this... More >>


    published December 14, 2006

    I arrive at Tony's Mexican Restaurant (2222 Ella Blvd., 713-862-6516) for my friend Swener's birthday extravaganza knowing that both... More >>


    published December 7, 2006

    Now that a Democrat will fill disgraced Congressman Tom DeLay's seat, and Sugar Land itself has been ranked the third best place to live in the... More >>


    published November 30, 2006

    If you're white and you've ever wondered what it's like to feel extremely Caucasian, look no further than the dance floor at 8.0 Retro, a McClub... More >>


    published November 23, 2006

    "When you kill someone, you get a tattoo," the guy sitting next to me at The Fish (309 Gray, 713-526-5294) explains to his friend as... More >>


    published November 16, 2006

    Based solely on the sounds blasting out of The Cotton Exchange Bar & Lounge (202 Travis, 713-229-0097), you could reasonably assume there's... More >>

  • The G.R.A.B.

    published November 9, 2006

    I'm sitting at The G.R.A.B. (809 Pierce, 713-655-0707) on a Sunday night talking with Alexa, the foxy, Uma Thurman-esque bartender who's... More >>


    published November 2, 2006

    There's an old Irish proverb that says, "A drink always precedes a story." With this in mind, I stop by Shay McElroy's Irish Pub (909... More >>


    published October 26, 2006

    Having heard tales about Marfreless (2006 Peden St, 713-528-0083) involving scandal, exhibitionism and hedonism, I head to the... More >>


    published October 19, 2006

    There's a sticker on the fridge at Walter's on Washington (4215 Washington, 713-862-2513) that reads "Beer: It's Cheaper than Therapy!"... More >>


    published October 12, 2006

    At the entrance to Hans' Village Bier and Vino Haus (2523 Quenby, 713-520-7474), I'm greeted by a dog named Taylor who appears to be... More >>


    published October 5, 2006

    I come to downtown's fashionable Zula (705 Main Street, 713-227-7052) on a Friday night to meet my esteemed Stirred and Shaken predecessor,... More >>

  • Dean's Fuzzy Navel

    published September 28, 2006

    A friend and I meet up at Dean's (314 Main Street, 713-227-3326) on a Wednesday night. The place is celebrating its tenth year of... More >>


    published September 21, 2006

    When I walk into the Spaghetti Western (1608 Shepherd, 713-861-1313) and see Lupe the bartender proudly wearing a Styx World Tour 2002... More >>

  • Alien Secretion

    published September 7, 2006

    The Montrose hipster staple The Proletariat (903 Richmond, 713-523-1199) is a fantastic place to check out a band and shoot some pool.... More >>

  • Dark Side of the Moon

    published August 31, 2006

    Soon after I arrive at the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (705 Main, 713-228-9472) and order a Dark Side of the Moon, I strike up a... More >>

  • Pomegranate Martini

    published August 24, 2006

    Where I come from, making healthy eating choices means switching to Bud Light and holding the chili on the chili cheese fries. But one Wednesday,... More >>

  • Sour Cherry Martini

    published August 17, 2006

    My girlfriend and I arrive at The Office (310 Main, 713-222-9900) fairly early on a Saturday evening to meet up with Shaun and Sarah, two... More >>

  • Bellini Martini

    published August 10, 2006

    The River Oaks Shopping Center might best be known for the Laff Stop, where Bill Hicks cut his teeth, or the two Starbucks across the street from... More >>

  • Apple Cider

    published August 3, 2006

    It's early on a Saturday evening, and we're drinking apple cider shots at Live Sports Cafe (407 Main, 713-228-5483) when a man in an Eagles... More >>

  • Special Martini

    published July 27, 2006

    One could easily drive by Buddha Lounge (2670 Sage, 713-621-2833) and miss it, because the sign on the awning simply says "Lounge." But... More >>

  • Slammer

    published July 20, 2006

    Arriving at 702 Restaurant and Patio Bar (702 W. Dallas, 713-654-8040) on a Sunday night, we're greeted by a sexy ball of Asian... More >>

  • Cosmopolitan

    published July 13, 2006

    The bar at Truluck's (5350 Westheimer, 713-783-7270) is the place to go for a Casablanca-esque sort of experience. It's smoky,... More >>

  • Leg Spreader

    published July 6, 2006

    Midtown is one of the few neighborhoods in Houston where one can nearly get killed by a homeless man wielding a shank and driving a shopping cart,... More >>

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