As far as tasting events go, the Big Taste of Houston, which debuted this past Sunday night to a crowd of about 700, was all that it promised to be and then some.
Billed as a premier foodie extravaganza and fundraiser for the Houston chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, the elegant, high class soir ... More >>
Car years are like dog years. They age much faster than we do. The average life cycle of a car is getting shorter and shorter as automakers compete to have the latest and greatest redesign on the block. In between redesigns, many automakers try to trick you into thinking that a car is "all-new" when ... More >>
Concept cars are what auto shows are all about. With their nuclear hybrid propulsion systems, bamboo radio control knobs, and intergalactic navigation displays, concept cars give us a chance to look into the unlikely future of the automobile. Weren't we supposed to have flying cars by now?
This yea ... More >>
CultureMap: Houston Restaurant Weeks starts today, and celebrated earlier this week with a kick-off party at Momentum Audi. The Houston Press was not invited (was it something we said?), but luckily CultureMap was there to cover the event and remind folks that, above all, HRW is about raising money ... More >>
Executive Chef Junnajet "Jett" Hurapan of the new Blu Restaurant and Lounge (2248 Texas Dr; www.blusugarland.com) in Sugar Land's Town Square, couldn't stop smiling when I was taking pictures of him in the kitchen. "In New York, the photographers didn't want me to smile," he says, but for me he smil ... More >>
The seating area next to the dance floor and stage. Guitarist Chet Akins, the Country Gentleman, would describe the Nashville sound by jingling some the change in his pocket and saying, "It's the sound of money." Mainstream country's lucrative turn toward pop in the late 1950s eventually blos ... More >>
Friends with benefitsDinesh Kumar Shah, the violent con-man featured in two Houston Press cover stories from this summer, is currently on trial again. This time around, he's in criminal court answering to allegations that he assaulted a former dancer for the Houston Ballet.
Today that dancer ... More >>
Marco TorresJenny Kelley of I Love Flavor accepts the award for Best Food Video.Check out all our pics from last night's inaugural Houston Web Awards.
Bun B was a busy man last night. If you check the Houston Twitterverse's timelime from about 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., you'll probably see dozens of ... More >>
Marco TorresTony does some pre-awards shopping.Earlier this afternoon, online of course, the Houston Press revealed the winners of our very first ever Houston Web Awards. The awards will be handed out in the flesh tomorrow night at Momentum Audi on Richmond, because it's still very hard to em ... More >>
Marco TorresTony does some pre-awards shopping.You can work up quite an appetite pointing, clicking and surfing all day long. Earlier this afternoon, online of course, the Houston Press revealed the winners of our very first ever Houston Web Awards. The awards will be handed out in the flesh ... More >>
If you're reading this blog, that means you're pretty web savvy, right? And it also mean you know that Houston Press is also very web savvy. We've done feature stories on The Twitterverse, covered heartwarming internet tales like The Bloggess saves Christmas and pursued a myriad of odd crimin ... More >>
Rocks Off is pleased to announce that Houston rapper Fat Tony will be our special guest at the first-ever Houston Web Awards, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30 at Momentum Audi (2315 Richmond). Tony, who is still riding high off last year's full-length debut RABDARGAB, will DJ throughout the evening, prese ... More >>
Donna Crites: Jello shots for the kids.Mom of the year candidate Donna Crites, of the town of Hutto just north of Austin, was sentenced to three years probation on Thursday after pleading guilty last month to five counts of providing alcohol to a minor. One of those minors later crashed her c ... More >>
Baby Darth Vader is soooooo cutesy-wootseyFrom Audi to Groupon, yesterday's Super Bowl Commercials ran the gamut. There was less blatant sexism than previous years, and a lot more CGI, and a few commercials sure to have people talking either due to their shock value or outright offensiveness. ... More >>
Betty White enjoys a Snickers.For someone who watches the biggest television event in America strictly for the breaks, last year was a bummer. Betty White's Snicker's ad, and the Kia commercial featuring a posse of partying toys were two standouts in a year of boring, sexist and outright dumb ... More >>
Mark C. Austin
Only a few more hours until this year's Houston Press Music Awards winners will be announced at Warehouse Live. There's still time for you to head over to Momentum Audi (2315 Richmond) to pick up tickets; doors open to the public at 7:30 p.m. Performing tonight are HPMA nominees Ka ... More >>
Chris GrayGroovy, groovy acoustic reggae from Ryan Scroggins & the Trenchtown Texans, featuring Sideshow Tramps' Geoffrey Muller, plus Pat Kelly banging on a couple of 4X4s. Singing about people watching "that old devil box." We guess if they're watching on Channel 39, it's OK. For tonight.So ... More >>
GroovehouseLos Skarnales just wouldn't quit at House of Blues Sunday.
Rocks Off is just about recovered from Sunday's HPMA showcase mayhem, or as recovered as we're going to get. Despite some bitching on Hands Up Houston - what else is new? - everybody we've talked to had as much of a blast as we ... More >>