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1999 Stories by Lisa Gray

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  • Image Augmentation

    published December 30, 1999

    For better or worse, Houston introduced the wider world to such 20th-century marvels as Astroturf, enclosed shopping malls and restaurant fajitas,... More >>

  • Thanks for Nothing

    published November 25, 1999

    Every year, on a Monday in late November, the Houston Chronicle publishes its annual pre-Thanksgiving Food section and in doing so,... More >>

  • Carlos Chaves, Mall Surgeon

    published November 11, 1999

    Even before the police raided Switch, the hair salon seemed out of place -- wrong for quiet, upscale Town & Country Mall, and especially wrong... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published September 9, 1999

    Messing with Texas: I rely on the menu at Goode Company Seafood. It's a buffer in a chaotic world, an almost unchanging lineup of... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published September 2, 1999

    Talking Turkey: A wrapped-in-plastic turkey sandwich that dares to cost $5 had better be fabulous. Luckily for us all, the one at... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published August 26, 1999

    Here in the dregs of August, what you need is a vacation. Something exotic. Something refreshing. Something cool. May's Ice Cream [9260... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published July 29, 1999

    !Ay, arepas! I'd never been much impressed by arepas, those little corn bread disks beloved by homesick Colombians and Venezuelans.... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published July 15, 1999

    What? No carpaccio?: Sooner or later, those upscale '90s dining trends had to trickle down to fast food. Surprisingly, almost all of them... More >>

  • Sadler's Crowd

    published May 6, 1999

    In Bill Sadler's mind, his restaurants run together. Was it at the River Cafe or Cafe Noche where Ntozake Shange wrote parts of a novel? Was it at... More >>

  • Houston Press 10th Anniversary Issue

    published May 6, 1999

    "Alternative newsweeklies," the industry calls free papers like this one, and many of them started back in the era of hallucinogens and VW vans,... More >>

  • Roadkill: A Love Story

    published February 25, 1999

    This cat, Michael Hames explains, isn't prime roadkill. Dead cats are a dime a dozen; this one's old and dehydrated, in one piece, and there's not... More >>

  • How to Divorce a Millionaire

    published January 28, 1999

    Georgette Mosbacher always seemed a very Houston type: shamelessly materialistic, an entrepreneur, a trophy wife who clawed her way out of... More >>

  • The Dinosaur Hunters

    published January 14, 1999

    The fossil, a vertebra from a big Jurassic plant eater, was nothing special. The world is full of those pieces of backbone: They're big and tough... More >>

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