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  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Arctic Monkeys at The Woodlands, 10/30/2014

    Arctic Monkeys Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion October 30, 2014 Once this whole Ebola thing dies down a little, there are worse ways the Centers for Disease Control could spend taxpayer money than investigating the likely spike in the birth rate between now and the late-2013 release of the Arctic M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    The Five Best Frozen Drinks in Houston

    It is officially HOT in Houston. You wanna know how I know this (aside from the fact that I have to briefly walk from my apartment to my car to my office in the morning, and then again from my office to my car to my apartment in the evening)? The air conditioning in my car is out. Driving anywhere h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    The Heavy-Metal Past of a Beloved Houston Karaoke Joint

    Spotlight Karaoke is a popular Galleria-area destination that has been open for more than 15 years now. Located at Westheimer and Fountainview, it holds a large space with several rooms' worth of karaoke, and an adjacent store equipped with scads of karaoke music and machines. A man named Charlie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    This Week in Food Blogs: Why Brunch Is a Must & a List of the Best Candy Bars

    Adventures in a New(ish) City: 99 cent mimosas at Sorrel Urban Bistro for brunch? Sign us up! Kim used to live in New York City, where, according to her, brunches are required components of weekend activities. Keeping up with this NYC tradition, she and a friend checked out the brunch at Sorrel duri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    First Look at Voodoo Queen, the Second Ward's Newest Dive Bar

    Perhaps calling Voodoo Queen a dive bar is unfair. The drinks are carefully crafted and well thought out, and the food I've tried so far has been fantastic. The bartenders are cordial and helpful.The jukebox still works. Yet, there's something very dive-y about the newly opened Voodoo Queen that mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Tuesday Trivia Night at Underdogs Brings Crowds and Craft Infusion

    Troy Witherspoon, owner of new beer-based food truck Craft Infusion, said that partnering up with fellow newcomer Underdogs was as natural a pairing for him as food and beer. Underdogs is one of the most interesting new craft beer bars in Houston, a welcoming space with a dog-friendly policy that's ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 21, 2012

    Living Loud and Proud

    Celebrating Houston’s Gay Pride 2012—The celebrity grand marshal, local GLBT history, where to watch the parade — and the parties

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Cachaca, Caipirinha and a Cuban: a Great Afternoon

    After having the best Caipirinha we had ever had (in the States) at Artista last week, some friends and I decided to have a cachaca tasting at home and make our own caipirinhas. To go with our Brazilian drink, our Cuban friend was charged with providing the snacks. We had Cuban rice, tostones, poach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Bartender Chat: Bryan of Danton's

    This week I did what I do pretty much every other Monday evening. I went over to Danton's, winner of 2011's Best Cajun and Best Seafood restaurant awards in the Houston Press Best of Houston edition, to partake in what French poet Léon-Paul Fargue said was akin to "...kissing the sea on the lips." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Drinking Like Hemingway

    Making the Hemmingway Daiquiri.​It's not Ernest Hemingway's writing that influenced me. The style is still amazing, and even Hunter S. Thompson, who copied Hemingway manuscripts just to hear the rhythm of the words on his typewriter, wasn't fool enough to imitate it. I won't emulate his lege ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Patio Perfection at Brenner's Blue Bar​A college roommate once theorized that the best times are often had near bodies of water. It's not surprising that she went on to live for many years in Hawaii. I, on the other hand, moved to Houston. In the land of freeways, strip malls and suburban sprawl, it's easy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Happy Hour Scene: BB's Cafe

    ​The Place: BB's Cafe509 Louisiana St. 713-236-8269www.bbscafe.comThe Hours: Monday through Friday 3-8 p.m.The Deals: Domestic beers are $2.50 and imports, along with Abita beers, are $3. Calls are $3.50 and BB's "signature" drinks are $5. The Scene: Certain areas of downtown, like the "theate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    On the Road in The Florida Keys

    The Lobster Reuben from Keys Fisheries.​In the Keys, you are then only 90 miles from one of the world's most mysterious countries, a place that until recently you could not visit legally. Plus you get to party with Hemingway's famous six-toed cats, and they are always good for a laugh. Keys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Recipe: Horchata Cubana

    ​We Houstonians love our horchata. We are more used to the traditional Mexican-style horchata, which contains cinnamon and lime and often is served as a hangover cure on Sunday mornings (or a hangover starter when mixed with rum on Saturday nights). Cuban horchata, however, is simpler and trad ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 14, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2006

    That's a Lotta Bull, Dude

    Wilson Roe An 873-can masterpiece in only 271 hours? That Red Bull must've really given Derrick wings or something. (Wings... yeah, they oughta use that.) Some folks like their Red Bull Dirty Little Bastard-style (Bacardi, Jgermeister and Red Bull). Others enjoy a nice ChamBull . Today, local a ... More >>

  • News

    August 17, 2006

    Losing It

    Our intrepid columnist goes camping and finds it a bare-bones affair

  • Dining

    June 15, 2006

    Malibu Punch

    The Gallant Knight

  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    South By So Huge

    Austin's little music festival is all grown up

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2006
  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    Andre Williams

    Thursday, March 16, the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9666

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2005

    Super-Size Relief

    Sean Carnahan and Roni Size drop beats for a good cause

  • Calendar

    August 18, 2005

    Keeping It Reel

    The Ann Arbor Film Festival showcases edgy cinema

  • Calendar

    August 4, 2005

    Bench Warmers

    BBC and company push the hip-hop game at the Rhythm Room

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2005

    Righteous Party

    Get some Easter Salvation at the Jungle 13 weekend

  • Calendar

    March 17, 2005

    Guinness Gracious!

    The parties are brewin' for St. Patrick's Day

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    White By Whitebread No More

    This year's South By Southwest makes room for plenty of local rap. Why can't our rockers get with the program?

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    The Black Godfather

    The wit and wisdom of Andre Williams

  • News

    October 7, 2004

    After Oprah

    Ted Poe got the spotlight for a shame-based sentencing -- the victim says it was a sham

  • Calendar

    September 16, 2004

    Ladies Who Lust

    Women's writings get steamy at Urban Aphrodite

  • Music

    September 9, 2004

    Last Call at the Downtown Dives

    The Nightfly buzzes through the few low-rent bars left in the heart of the city

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2004

    New Spin

    Boy George's camp gives us the runaround

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004

    Back to School

    Big Daddy Kane and friends revisit the era of the flattop

  • Dining

    September 19, 2002

    Miami Vice

    The Spot's Green Iguana

  • Dining

    October 25, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    El Tiempo's Cuba Libre

  • Dining

    April 26, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    The Volcano's Mojito

  • Dining

    November 16, 2000

    Stirred and Shaken

    P.F. Chang's mai tai

  • Dining

    September 28, 2000

    A Mojito? Ya Betcha!

    The Latin fusion restaurant Bossa sports a Minnesota accent

  • News

    August 3, 2000

    Left For Dead

    Tracey Deel was shot a dozen times by two teens who wanted her car. She dragged herself the length of three football fields determined not to be just another homocide statistic.

  • Music

    May 20, 1999
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    March 26, 1998
  • Music

    March 20, 1997

    Revenge of the Nerds

    A Nerf Herder lesson in how to sell yourself as who you are

  • News

    March 24, 1994

    Crime & Punishment

    Ten years ago, Anthony Ray Westley entered a bait shop to commit a crime. Was it a crime worth dying for?