• Culture

    October 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    5 Best Things To Order at House of Pies BESIDES Pie

    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 >>

  • Dining

    November 7, 2013

    Bivalve Season Is Here

    Houston restaurants are ready to get shucking.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Flora & Muse Goes Out With A Bang, and Tiger Den Delays Its Opening

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    El Big Bad Is Coming Soon: Divine Tequila Cocktails and Chef-Driven Tex-Mex

    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 >>

  • Culture

    February 21, 2013

    Are Burritos Supposed to Explode?

    And can you call Mexican women "tortas?"

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Rodney Wayne Hicks: Nursing Prof Sues Over His Sex-With-Minors Chats

    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 >>

  • Dining

    June 14, 2012

    Hooked on La Fisheria

    Celebrity chef Aquiles Chavez introduces Houston to the modern Mexican food he left behind in his home country.

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Julio of Xuco Xicana Slings Drinks from an Airstream

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Aquiles Chavez of La Fisheria - The Tasting

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    Aftermath: ABN, Performing Together For The First Time Ever, at Warehouse Live

    Photos by Barry Sigman​11:04 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    DPS Warns the Three People Thinking of Going to Mexico Border Towns for Spring Break Not To

    A classic goin' to Mexico movie, without the cartels​The 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 >>

  • Culture

    February 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    DPS Tells Christmas Shoppers To Avoid Mexico, In Case You Were Considering It

    Feliz Navidad, but watch out for kidnappers​Cross 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Coffee Service at Epicure Café

    ​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 >>

  • News

    July 29, 2010

    ILLEGAL from Terry Greene Sterling

    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.

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Coming Soon: Juan Mon's International Sandwiches

    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 >>

  • Culture

    July 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 24, 2007

    We’re Getting the Band Back Together! Or Should We?

    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 >>

  • Music

    March 2, 2006

    Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen

    Saturday, March 4, McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.

  • Dining

    August 18, 2005

    Don't Mess With Tex-Mex

    Los Tios attempts a little modernizing, to the chagrin of old-timers

  • Calendar

    July 21, 2005
  • News

    November 11, 2004

    Ready for a Rumbo?

    News wars return as two Spanish papers go mano a mano

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    March 6, 2003

    A Killer Nanny

    Charlotte Foster wanted a male nanny who’d play sports with her sons. She got an escaped murderer.

  • Dining

    January 30, 2003

    Daydream Believer

    The Davenport's Barbie's Bathwater

  • Dining

    August 30, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Taco Milagro's La Polama

  • News

    August 2, 2001

    You've Got Killer Mail

    Who's the "Railcar" slayer writing to now? Inside Houston magazine.

  • Dining

    July 5, 2001

    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    Noche Cocina has risen from the ashes of Cafe Noche

  • Culture

    August 3, 2000

    The Talking Penis

    Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight

  • News

    January 6, 2000


    Some former associates aren't accepting the strange death in Mexico of eccentric attorney Roy Beene

  • Dining

    December 30, 1999

    Out with the New

    Renata's acquires an Asian accent, yet remains as oily as ever

  • Dining

    May 20, 1999
  • Dining

    December 24, 1998

    Nacho OrdinaryTex-Mex

    El Palacio offers dishes from Mexico, by way of the Continent

  • News

    July 16, 1998

    Courtship, River Oaks Style

    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.

  • News

    December 4, 1997

    Bad Deal

    John Ballis was a crook. But he expected the federal government to keep its end of a bargain.

  • Music

    October 23, 1997

    Survival Instinct

    Sisters Morales emerge from hard luck's abyss wiser, if not richer

  • Dining

    April 17, 1997

    Mex, Not Tex

    La Valerosa runs from the border to find what's haute in Mexican cuisine

  • Dining

    August 1, 1996

    Heat from the Sea

    7 Mares was doing Mexican seafood right long before it was trendy

  • Dining

    February 23, 1995

    Something Old, Something New

    If El Palacio is a dream of the past, Cabo is the cocktail party of the future

  • News

    December 15, 1994

    She's No Pimp

    A hotel concierge claims she was fired because she failed to provide something extra for a special guest

  • News

    October 20, 1994

    Tea at the di Portanovas'

    What excess comes with riches? A tea party reveals all -- almost

  • News

    August 18, 1994

    Teresa's In-Crowd

    As the House of Rodriguez crumbled, some insiders managed to get a payback... or part of one