The discussion over bathrooms and who gets to use which one, the men's room or the women's room, has overtaken the debate about Houston implementing a proposed non-discrimination ordinance. Last we reported, the city council was set to review changes made to a segment of the ordinance that would giv ... More >>
What do they really mean?
Say goodbye to summer squash, watermelon, tomatoes and cucumbers, and say hello to pumpkins, winter squash, citrus and dark leafy greens. Fall is here, and that means it's time to begin using season-appropriate fruits and vegetables. As Houstonians we are fortunate, because there's a lot of great ... More >>
If I had a nickel every time I craved a pear, I would be a poor, poor woman. Not that I have anything against members of the pyrus genus; my taste buds just seem to gravitate toward tarter fruits like limes, lemons and grapefruits. Sometimes, however, it's wise to fight your instincts in favor o ... More >>
A beginner's guide to Korean cuisine.
Responsible drinking is important. It's imperative to always have a designated driver, know when you've had a few too many and make sure you're at a bar that bakes a good pizza to soak up that premium booze. Fortunately, crave-worthy post-drink pies abound in this city. And although the line betwe ... More >>
Try this local one instead.
Some are more apt to reach for white than red wine during summer months, and it's perfectly understandable: White wines are generally served chilled, red wines generally not. But when summertime arrives at our house, I find myself craving earthy red wines to pair with the smoked ribs we are offered ... More >>
This Thursday, June 7, head out to the so-called Best Block in Houston to help celebrate the birthday of a local legend, pitmaster Adam Fisher. From 6 to 10 p.m., the Continental Club will be hosting a birthday extravaganza for Fisher, whose barbecue has been a fixture at the concert venue for a doz ... More >>
So, what's the deal with old wine anyway? Wednesday's post on What are "Tannins" in Wine? got me thinking about the widely divergent ways Europeans and Americans perceive and approach the consumption of "old wine." Tannins and "tannic structure," after all, are part of what gives wine its longevity ... More >>
A few years ago, I tried being vegan. Then, I swapped to a vegetarian diet, and finally, pescetarian. I found it extremely educational. (For example, I learned that I don't want to live the rest of my life without cheeseburgers.) It also sent me on a quest to find restaurants that could accommodate ... More >>