• Blogs

    April 13, 2014

    The Celebrity-Endorsement Scene at Coachella 2014

    Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, is going on this weekend in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. This article is by Paul T. Bradley. Perhaps you've heard about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Galveston Ranked on of the 10 Destination Cities on the Rise by Website

    For Houstonians, Galveston is a great weekend getaway, even a day trip. Sure, it's a bit seedy and the water, thanks to silt from the Mississippi River, is not exactly like a tropical island unless the island is surrounded by dirty river water. But, they have some great places to eat, there's plenty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013 I Live in Houston, Texas. Perhaps You've Heard of It? Or Not.

    For better or worse, I've always been one of those nimrods that gets a little bent out of shape whenever I see a list of major cities in America that doesn't include Houston. This invariably happens on things like morning talk shows where they run a ticker of weather during the show and every city u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    An Unsuccessful Attempt at Battling Jet Lag with Whataburger

    I normally wouldn't revisit a Fast Times destination again so quickly after another recent review, but this week hunger and convenience forced my hand. After tumbling off of a six-and-a-half hour flight from Anchorage, my husband and I were hungry and exhausted, and a Whataburger smorgasbord breakfa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    5 Ridiculous/Offensive Memorial Day Commercials

    Some businesses are jerks for pimping a junk heap on wheels on Memorial Day. Others are silly for trying to sell sexual innuendo-heavy mattresses ("firm," "spread out," "not squishy") on a day that's supposed to be all about giving it up to American servicemen and women. Then there are these super- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Hofmann Sausage Co: Texas Is About to Get Real ... Hotdogs! If You Live in Dallas Can You Bring Me Some?

    So if you are from Upstate New York (like me), and if you love hot dogs (like me), and you live in Texas (like me), then you probably really, really miss Hofmann hot dogs. Like me. Because when I tell you I miss Hofmann hot dogs, I mean that I miss them super-duper terribly, especially when holidays ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Houston: More Hipster-Friendly than Salt Lake City and Dallas, At Least

    Earlier this month Travel and Leisure asked their readers to rank 35 American cities on the quantity and quality of their live music scenes, coffeehouses, microbrews, and independent boutiques. They also asked their readers to quantify more ineffable qualities such as the quirkiness of a city and h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Reviews For The Easily Distracted:
    The Grey

    Title: The Grey What Exactly Is "The Grey?" The movie's title could refer to either the bleak Alaskan weather conditions, the alpha wolf stalking the downed plane's passengers, or the pervasive helplessness felt by one contemplating suicide. Sounds Cheerful. Put it this way, I wouldn't watch The G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Fast Times: McDonald's Under 300 Menu

    When I see a McDonald's commercial I don't exactly stop everything I'm doing and pay close attention, but I couldn't help but take notice of their recent attempt to brand "Egg McMuffin" as a descriptor for "the best" of something. The ad features various people describing things as "the Egg McMuffin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    CultureMap: The anticipation for Phoenicia's opening downtown builds by the day. If you just can't take the wait any longer, check out CultureMap's exclusive photos of the new grocery store/market in the bottom floor of One Park Place. Eater Houston: Samba Grille, winner of our 2011 Best of Houston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Five Reasons Why We're Going to Miss The Drought

    Barry SigmanThe grass is always greener, metaphorically speaking.​According to the weather people, Texas's big, ugly drought should be coming to an end today. Well... not necessarily today, but soon. Supposedly, the worst is over, La Niña is leaving us the hell alone for a while and we'll sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Last Night: Surfer Blood At House Of Blues

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Surfer Blood House of Blues Bronze Peacock Room March 22, 2011 Thanks to the success of their debut album, last year's Astro Coast, Surfer Blood quickly became one of 2010's most sought-after indie-rock bands, their catchy garage-surf-rock singles topping myriad year-e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Cougar Basketball So Far: Lots Of Offense, Not Much D

    Photo courtesy UH​The question mark for the Houston Cougars basketball team coming into this season was the defense. Head coach Tom Penders noted that when interviewed during practice before the season, and he reiterated it after the first game against Nicholls State.And it's something he reiter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    UH Football And Basketball Have Big Weekends On Tap

    ​One season is ending. One season is just beginning. But for the Houston Cougars, it's a big Thanksgiving weekend either way with the football team playing for the C-USA West title, and the basketball team up in Alaska playing against Big 12 power Oklahoma in the Great Alaska Shootout on Thurs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Houston's Infrastructure Wish List Is Half Of Dallas's

    With the holidays approaching, mayors across the country have published their equivalent of letters to Santa, and all they want for Christmas is a total of $73 billion in federal funding for municipal projects they say could kick-start job growth.The U.S. Conference of Mayors released this week the ... More >>

  • Music

    November 27, 2008
  • Music

    October 16, 2008

    Northern Soul: Portugal. The Man

    Straight outta Sarah Palin country

  • News

    January 13, 2000
  • Calendar

    April 23, 1998

    Night & Day

    April 23 - 29, 1998

  • Dining

    January 1, 1998

    Bridging the Gulf

    Mick's Gulf Coast Grill cruises smoothly from Florida to Mexico

  • News

    June 19, 1997

    A Boy and His Toys

    Surrounded by machine guns, grenades and troop carriers, Earl Tucker makes his peace with the world.

  • Culture

    August 24, 1995

    Got On the Bus

    Zocalo Theater takes its act on the long and winding road

  • Music

    June 1, 1995

    Critic's Choice

    Out of the Bars

  • Dining

    September 8, 1994

    Simple Wonders

    A mean cook shines through Shug's unlikely facade