It goes without saying that if you visit House of Pies you should order a wedge of Bayou Goo, Washington Cherry, Texas Pecan, or any other of their terrific types of pie. But men and women cannot subsist on pie alone (believe me, I've tried). Here are five other menu items to pair with your pie: ... More >>
Houston restaurants are ready to get shucking.
In one of the most surprising, yet epic, ways for a restaurant to close, Flora & Muse informed its customers it would no longer be open for business ... and did so during a Greek Wine Dinner. On Monday, October 28, general manager Evan Turner told guests at the dinner that the restaurant would be s ... More >>
Located on the prominent corner of Travis and Prairie in the location that used to house Cabo's, El Big Bad, the offshoot of Lea McKinney and Steve Sharma's wildly successful El Gran Malo, is almost ready to open. The gorgeous copper-topped bar is in place downstairs. The large, inviting patio is ju ... More >>
And can you call Mexican women "tortas?"
A nursing professor has sued the Texas Board of Nursing for disciplining him after it stumbled onto an online chat where he talked of his "fantasies of sexual contact with minors." Rodney Wayne Hicks' lawsuit reported by Courthouse New Service, says no evidence of pedophilia was presented in his ca ... More >>
Celebrity chef Aquiles Chavez introduces Houston to the modern Mexican food he left behind in his home country.
This week, we paid our first visit to El XX, or Xuco Xicana. It was happy hour, so we did what we always do: sidle up to the bar, order a couple of cocktails and pick the brain of the person standing opposite us. On this occasion, we ordered one of the famous margaritas ($5) and a "TnT", El XX's "ha ... More >>
The last two days, Latin TV personality Aquiles Chavez, Chef and Owner of the new restaurant La Fisheria, shared stories about his mustache, his French training, his TV shows, and how he hopes to show Houstonians real food from Mexico. From what he's shown me, Mexican food is vibrant, complex, fla ... More >>
Photos by Barry Sigman11:04 p.m.: This is going to be a good show. Somehow, this is the first time of the universe that Trae and Z-Ro have performed as ABN, the group a lot of people were saying could've maybe been as nationally famous as the Geto Boys (the GB are, for certain, ABN's historic ... More >>
A classic goin' to Mexico movie, without the cartelsThe Texas Department of Public Safety has told Spring Break revelers they shouldn't go into border towns in Mexico, leading to the question: Were people actually planning to go into Mexican border towns this Spring Break? Apparently so. DPS ... More >>
Feliz Navidad, but watch out for kidnappersCross off all those kitschy souvenir knick-knacks you were planning on giving away for Christmas. (Do they still sell those taxidermied frogs playing saxophone?) The DPS is officially warning shoppers to avoid Mexico. Just visiting is out, too. "Me ... More >>
One of my favorite places to drink coffee is Epicure Cafe on West Gray. You order at the counter and sit down at a table, and the staff brings you your coffee in a little stainless steel pot with a coffee cup and saucer, half and half on the side. I love this. It keeps the coffee hot, and aft ... More >>
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone.
A whole new concept in international fast food is coming to a stretch of Taft Street in Houston's Fourth Ward. Juan Mon's International Sandwiches and Drinks plans to bring an eclectic cuisine to one of the most eclectic neighborhoods in the city. First, the neighborhood. Taft Street between West G ... More >>
The Yardbirds: Re-feathering the nest? The Yardbirds weren’t one of the more popular British Invasion acts on these shores, but they were at the forefront of the Limey Blues Boom of the mid-‘60s, paving the way for later acts like Cream, the Who and Led Zeppelin. More importantly, three faces o ... More >>
Saturday, March 4, McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.
Los Tios attempts a little modernizing, to the chagrin of old-timers
News wars return as two Spanish papers go mano a mano
Charlotte Foster wanted a male nanny whod play sports with her sons. She got an escaped murderer.
The Davenport's Barbie's Bathwater
Taco Milagro's La Polama
Who's the "Railcar" slayer writing to now? Inside Houston magazine.
Noche Cocina has risen from the ashes of Cafe Noche
Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight
Some former associates aren't accepting the strange death in Mexico of eccentric attorney Roy Beene
Renata's acquires an Asian accent, yet remains as oily as ever
El Palacio offers dishes from Mexico, by way of the Continent
High-powered attorney Earle Lilly was Linda Sarofim Lowe's divorce lawyer, then her lover. Now he's left her, and she wants her $6 million in attorney fees and her Mercedes back.
John Ballis was a crook. But he expected the federal government to keep its end of a bargain.
Sisters Morales emerge from hard luck's abyss wiser, if not richer
La Valerosa runs from the border to find what's haute in Mexican cuisine
7 Mares was doing Mexican seafood right long before it was trendy
If El Palacio is a dream of the past, Cabo is the cocktail party of the future
A hotel concierge claims she was fired because she failed to provide something extra for a special guest
What excess comes with riches? A tea party reveals all -- almost
As the House of Rodriguez crumbled, some insiders managed to get a payback... or part of one