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  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Lone Star Chefs: It's Not Always about Being Bigger, They're Just Better

    Our Texas chefs not only come from Texas but from all over the world and bring their culinary homes with them -- fortunately for us. Lone Star Chefs by John DeMers and Julie Soefer highlights 13 outstanding and diverse Texas masters. This book is part biography, part cookbook and part restaurant gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    The 10 Most Awesome Vintage Texas Fruit Labels

    You know, people used to care about packaging back in the day. Not like now. And by "care," we mean throw any odd -- the odder the better, it seems -- label on your farm's fruit and vegetable boxes. Texas, of course, had a big agricultural economy when all this was going on, so locally produced lab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Houston's Classic Desserts: Now In Convenient Book Form

    ​I realize that it's nowhere near Christmas, despite the Second Baptist billboard on I-10 advertising their Christmas church services (which you apparently have to purchase a ticket to attend? WTF?!) that make me want to claw my own eyes out with rage every time I drive past it. It's not even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Sexy Pancakes would be a terrific name for a funk band.​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where man cook meat with fire. This includes cooking froggie with fire, which, while delicious, look disturbingly like a bunch of little naked half-people on the grill there. Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    The Junior League of Houston Cookbooks

    ​The Junior League of Houston was once a group of affluent ladies who lunch who came together at the Tea Room to plan out their charitable contributions. Today the Junior League of Houston is comprised of a much more diverse crowd; they are working women from all walks of life, bound by a genu ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 5, 2010

    Baffled by Brennan's

    A revived Houston institution proves inconsistent.

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Houston Welcomes Back an Old Friend

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttClick here for a slideshow​Tonight, the dining room at Brennan's will be filled once again with the happy sounds of clattering plates, clinking wine glasses and content diners after a 17-month rebuilding process. The beloved Houston institution, which first opened i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Yes, Anastasia, You Too Can Cyber Land a Job in a Recession

    ​Pardon us, but we're about to impart some useful, seasoned knowledge on you. Don't get too accustomed to it, however. We'll return to our regularly scheduled programming of a wee bit of technology talk with a whole lot of intertwined innuendo in no time.But for today, we educate. Our topic? E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Today's Forecast: Cloudy With A Chance Of God-Awful Rap

    We have seen some white rappers in our time. But they don't come much whiter than Nick Kosir, morning weatherman on Beaumont's Fox station. This apparently is Kosir's third rap weathercast (Follow his tweets where he pimps himself heavily here.) It's about on the level of some slightly tipsy Junior ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Mayoral-Race Forum: The Beef Stroganoff Was More Filling

    Much like the beef stroganoff on the buffet table, yesterday's mayoral forum was safe and unassuming.   It was a packed banquet room of business attire for the luncheon, which the Rotary Club of Houston hosted at the Junior League. Candidates sat side-to-side at a table on stage.   Roy Mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Brennan's to Reopen; 125 Jobs and One New Tree to be Added to Midtown

    Photo by Ed Schipul Brennan's, the morning after the fire that ravaged it on September 21, 2008. One of the more visible and poignant victims of Hurricane Ike's wrath last year was Brennan's, the family-run restaurant that had served turtle soup and Bananas Foster to Houstonians from their Sm ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2008

    Robin Wright

    One of the country's most acclaimed war reporters lets us in on a couple of secrets

  • Calendar

    January 31, 2008

    “The Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and the Future of Pakistan”

    What does the Pakistani leader’s death mean for the United States?

  • News

    September 1, 2005


    Meth users are really proDuctive, sExy, hAppy anD slim

  • 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.

  • News

    August 22, 2002


    Dr. Shelley's new operating room reveals the worst and best of a City Council under term limits

  • Dining

    February 28, 2002


    A five-part journey into Houston's fusion scene starts with some noodles

  • Film

    October 12, 2000

    Oh, Doctor!

    Robert Altman takes a well-aimed swipe at Dallas's shallow society set

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Lights Out

    Fireflies are dissapearing from the night sky

  • News

    September 16, 1999

    Nice Girls With Guns

    Kingwood High friends say the girls were "Sweet." Adults say "Well-Mannered." Cops say "armed robbers."

  • News

    April 17, 1997

    Momma's Girl

    Thirty years ago, Lizzy Hargrove left home because she needed her space. Then Mother began trying to fill the emptiness.

  • Calendar

    February 20, 1997
  • Dining

    June 6, 1996
  • Dining

    June 22, 1995
  • Dining

    June 8, 1995

    Unlikely Lunches

    Il Posto and Don Bosco yield different brands of surprise

  • Calendar

    May 25, 1995
  • News

    April 20, 1995

    Have Your Money Ready

    It costs to get in the International Festival, but the smokes are free

  • Dining

    April 20, 1995

    Plus Ca Change

    Birraporetti's has a new chef and a new look. But where's the wow?

  • Dining

    May 19, 1994

    Gawkers' Palace

    Lagniappe's neo-Creole cuisine may sound wacky, but it works