Astoria (New York)

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Health Department Roundup: Zelko Bistro, Two Dirty Chains and more

    If you're out in northeast Houston, taking in the sights, you might want to avoid the Sonic at 9425 Mesa. It got a ticket after an inspector turned up eight violations, including improper reheating of potentially hazardous foods; potentially hazardous and ready-to-eat food held for more than seven d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    The Taste: Three Chefs And A Baby

    Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public. - H.L. Mencken Greetings, Eating Our Words-ians. My name's Pete and I usually skulk over on Art Attack writing about things that nobody cares about. This includes weekly recaps of random reality shows, so when I decided to wr ... More >>

  • Film

    September 6, 2012

    Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master's Master

    Talking 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix, and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated film

  • Dining

    August 30, 2012

    The Best Beer Labels

    The most iconic and creative on Texas shelves.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    A Bloody Good -- and Bloody Hard to Find -- Dessert Hits Revival Market

    In its savory form, sanguinaccio tastes like oddly greaseless pan sausage. Revival Market even serves the stuff in a tall, sausage-shaped round along with a fried yard egg, the crumbly texture of the sanguinaccio thirstily soaking up the golden yolk once you pierce the egg's delicate white cloak. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Sunday Night: Starfucker at Fitzgerald's

    "We're sorry about your football team," said Starfucker* guitarist Ryan Biornstad to the packed crowd of college-age Houstonians at Fitz, just eight hours after the Houston Texans gracefully bowed out of its first ever playoff trip. Starfucker/STRFKR/Pyramid/Pyramidd may be from Portland but the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Jeramie Robison of Restaurant Cinq at La Colombe d'Or

    Jeramie Robison, Executive Chef of Restaurant Cinq at La Colombe d'Or, Photo Courtesy of Restaurant Cinq​Last year, Chef Jeramie Robison had his bags packed. He was leaving the Houston area, and along with it, a bumpy road during his stint at Tesar's in the Woodlands, when he received a call f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    The Brazilian Burger: Bedlam on a Bun

    Photo by Troy FieldsPotato sticks, corn and peas are vital ingredients in any X-Tudo burger.​In this week's cafe review, we spotlight Friends Pizzeria, a little Brazilian restaurant that -- despite its name -- specializes in Brazilian burgers and hot dogs just as much as it does in pizza. And ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    The Weather Channel Picks Houston As One Of The Best Climates (Kind Of)

    We're Number One!!​Look, when The Weather Channel sets out to pick America's best climates, you pay attention. These guys are experts.So it's extremely satisfying that Houston has been named as one of the best climates in America. Obviously the TWC people are lovingly familiar with our comfortable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Health Department Roundup: Medical Center Edition

    New contributor E. Ting likes eating, but for professional reasons prefers to remain anonymous. Yes, public health violations happen at hospitals, too. Here's the rundown for this month: St. Joseph Medical Center (1919 LaBranch), "conveniently located on the edge of Houston's revitalized downtown ... More >>

  • Film

    April 23, 2009
  • Film

    March 17, 2005

    Ghost and the Machine

    The Ring Two kills off logic to justify its existence

  • News

    March 25, 2004
  • Culture

    March 11, 2004

    Gray Zombies

    The living dead -- and the gloriously living -- populate Astoria

  • Calendar

    March 4, 2004

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    Homelessness, AIDS and suicide take their toll, backed up by rock and roll

  • Music

    November 28, 2002

    Pitfall Punks

    Swinging over the crocodile ponds with the Ataris