• Culture

    May 22, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    What's In a Name? A Look at "American Harvest" and the Nasty Business of Nationalism

    I get a lot of bizarre press releases. Men's speedos packaged with cans of tuna. A recipe for an Empty Nester cocktail that blends red wine with tequila. A flyer touting a penis-shaped muffin restaurant. The press release I received yesterday doesn't fall within that bizarre realm. It's a perfectly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Rhys Hickey: Habitual Beer Thief Allegedly Breaks Ex-Wife's Face, Chokes Son

    "The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems"​Way back in May of 2005, Rhys Hickey was already divorced from his ex-wife, the mother of their son. That was when he threatened her life. Two years after that, he was convicted for that offense and given a month in jail. His wife took ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Another Time Soda Fountain: Cheaper Than a Time Machine

    Photos by Troy Fields​Let's face it: The main appeal of Another Time Soda Fountain -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- isn't really the food. Sure, the burgers and chili dogs are good. But people are coming here in droves for two things: the desserts and the drinks. As the name would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Redneck Thanksgiving: Baked Ham and Apple Dumplings​For those pressed for time, looking to do some ironic cooking or just plain angry at their arteries, we present the third in a series of recipes to help you enjoy a Redneck Thanksgiving. For previous posts in this series -- mined mainly from my family's eastern Ohio church ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    The 10 Do's and Don't's of Texas Food

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttOne of my hobbies is taking jingoistic photos of our state flag. God bless Texas!​After seeing the dialogue back and forth on Lennie Ambrose's post about sweet tea and its availability in Texas, my colleagues and I began discussing our own caveats about eating in Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Game Time: JaMarcus Russell -- The Raiders' "Purple Drank"

    Svelte, he ain't.​His Wikipedia profile merely describes JaMarcus Russell as follows: JaMarcus Russell is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. Right about now, the only items that are true in that statement are Russell's first and last names, because as of Monday morn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Five Easy Food Swaps That Help Trim Pounds

    ​If your regular food selections are leaving you feeling less than thin and sexy in this unrelenting heat, you're not the only one. Summer months generally mean less clothing which in turn means more exposed skin which means we better actually give some thought to what we're putting in our mou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    A Cooler Coke: Guaraná Antarctica

    ​Each Tuesday and Thursday for the next five weeks, we'll be taking a look at alternatives to cokes for the sticky Houston summer that lays ahead. The first beverage we're examining in this series isn't exactly a hidden treasure. Guaraná Antarctica, produced in Brazil since 1921, is not only ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    For Flu Season: The Top 5 Comfort Foods and Drinks

    It's official: flu season is here and it's hit with a vengeance. Television news reports deliver frightening messages from the Director of Health and Human Services while we're forced to watch Matt Lauer get a flu shot on the Today Show, and our moms keep calling us to remind us to get plenty of res ... More >>

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    June 15, 2006

    Malibu Punch

    The Gallant Knight

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    April 20, 2006

    The Cajun Cocktail Queens

    Get your spicy mudbugs and fried shrimp and join the party at Floyd's

  • Calendar

    July 28, 2005

    Ripe for Rock

    Singer-songwriter Kathy McCarty finally has her Day in the Sun

  • News

    March 17, 2005

    The Stud Next Door

    It's pay-to-play if you wanna be a porno star

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2004

    High Rollers

    The party is tall and sexy at Forbidden City

  • Calendar

    September 30, 2004

    The Perfect Rhyme

    The lyrics flow at the Starving Poets Poetic House Party 3

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2003

    Rules of the Game

    Learn the music biz from the pros

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Mojito

    Saba Blue Water Cafe

  • Dining

    January 10, 2002

    Clear Your Mind

    The Mind Eraser at Fiddler's Lounge

  • Dining

    November 29, 2001

    Blind Drunk

    The palates of our staffers don't discriminate by price