• Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    Countdown Thanksgiving: Excellent To-Go Side Dishes and More

    So, you've got the turkey covered for Thanksgiving but you're still overwhelmed? Focusing on what you really want to cook at home and picking up the rest can save a lot of time and headaches. This handy guide includes suggestions from Houston Press readers and staff. Some of what's listed here hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Ten Bathroom Ordinances We Actually Need

    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 >>

  • Dining

    October 3, 2013

    Food Expiration Date Labels

    What do they really mean?

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    2013 Fall Produce Guide: What To Buy & When To Buy It

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    A Peerless Pear Cocktail

    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 >>

  • Dining

    April 4, 2013

    Here, Eat This

    A beginner's guide to Korean cuisine.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Pie With Your Brews: The 5 Best Bar Pizzas

    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 >>

  • Dining

    July 19, 2012

    Like That Chain Restaurant?

    Try this local one instead.

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Top 5 Red Wines to Serve Chilled in Summer

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Upcoming Events: A Birthday Barbecue at the Best Block in Houston

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    What's the Deal With "Old" Wine?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Return to Backstreet Café

    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 >>