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  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Lay's Flavor Contest Is Back, So We've Created Some Houston-Inspired Flavors Of Our Own

    Last month, potato chip brand Lay's brought back its "Do Us A Flavor" contest, which invites fans all over the nation to submit their ideas for the next great potato chip flavor. What's in it for the fans, you ask? Well, a $1 million grand prize for starters. Plus eternal glory and ultimate bragging ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 67, Bad-Ass Hambur-Torta at Pistolero's

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Rest of the Best 2013: Top Ten French Fries

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer we'll be rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next sever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 71, Lazy Lane Frites at Brasserie 19

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 76, The Heights Burger at Gratifi

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 77, Lamb Lollipops at Américas

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Butter- and Spice-Injected Fried Cornish Game Hen at Boheme's Test Kitchen Tuesday

    A few weeks ago, when I visited Rishi Singh of Boheme for a chef chat, we sampled one of his "test kitchen" items, a fried Cornish game hen injected with spiced butter and covered in a chickpea flour mix. At the time, the dish showed promise, but was not ready to unleash upon the world. When we cut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 83, Lobster Roll at Maine-ly Sandwiches

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of her pers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 86, Ham, Egg & Cheese Crepe at Melange Creperie

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a list of the 100 dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of her person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 100, Bangkok Fries at Boheme

    Every year, leading up to our annual Best of Houston issue, we count down our 100 favorite dishes. It's a list of 100 of the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious dishes in Houston. It's a list of our personal favorites, dishes we think any visitor or native to Houston ought to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Some Excerpts From the Dead, Rope-Around-the-Dick NASA Dude's Kinky Novel

    Hair Balls was saddened to hear about the death of former NASA official Paul Muller, who was reportedly found dead in his home in Thailand, "with a rope tied around his genitals and waist and another rope tied around his neck, hanging from a knob of his bedroom door." Saddened and intrigued. And m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Visitor's Guide: 7 Things We Don't Want You to See When You Come to Houston

    Last week, many were surprised -- some even perplexed -- to see our beloved city on the annual New York Times list of places to visit in 2013. Houston was number seven on a list of 46 that included Rio, Amsterdam, Singapore, Hawaii's Big Island, Oslo, Bangkok and Paris. Yes, we were on a "must visit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Tony Makes Some Authentic Thai

    When we talk about Thai food in Houston, people generally point to Vieng Thai or Asia Market. Everyone seems to overlook the Thai food out on Bellaire Boulevard, which, while not as ubiquitous as Chinese or Vietnamese, can definitely be found. One of my favorites has been Tony Thai, not only becaus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    HPD's New Uniforms: We Help Them With Some Ideas (You're Welcome)

    The seasons change, we spirit away our summer digs for some fall threads, and the Houston police are also mulling a change of dress. It's time for a uniform change. But they're as tight-lipped on the matter as Gucci planning its spring wear. This reticence may be related to the fact that Sergeant St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Bahram Arabpour: Austin-area Realtor Busted Here With Almost Two Pounds of Opium.

    More evidence that Houston has arrived as a world-class city: it is now apparently the kind of town where you can get your hands on large quantities of opium. Yes, if Harris County Court records are to believed, Houston is now a market for the same "celestial drug" that in 1822 Thomas De Quincey rh ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Go Way Out to Eat: 5 Favorite Dining Destinations

    Food & Wine magazine recently featured a series of articles on culinary destinations, or "...the world's best food pilgrimages," as they put it. While it was indeed interesting, I must say that places like Bangkok, Rome and India are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to food travels. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Russian Radio: Top 5 Tasty Cold War Synth Jamz

    Hey, remember the Russians? Before they had a gajillion oil dollars and all those supermodels, they wanted to kill us all. But it wasn't all creeping dread and mutually assured destruction. Until the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War was a common subject in popular culture. Besides KGB trenchcoat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Tuesday, August 9, 2011 Deals of the Day

    ​Today's VOICE Daily Deal from the Houston Press is good for 50 percent off ($20 for $40) authentic Thai cuisine at Bangkok Chef. You'll find Thailand in the middle of Downtown Houston with Thai classics including noodles, fried rice, curry, seafood, duck specialties and vegetarian options all ... More >>

  • Film

    May 26, 2011

    Bros Roofie'ing Bros

    The Hangover Part II: Didn't we already see this movie?

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Bangkok Soft-Shell Crabs at Nidda Thai Cuisine

    ​Geri Maria Harris's recent post on Houston's Top 5 Thai Restaurants definitely included one of my favorites: Nidda. Geri named stir-fried eggplant and the Nidda Shrimp as standout dishes; to that list I would add the Bangkok Soft-Shell Crabs. I'm always seeking out my favorite crustacean ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Openings and Closings: November 2009

    ​Although a very high profile restaurant shut its doors this month -- the longtime Montrose institution La Strada -- we've seen far more openings lately than closings. Below is your roundup of new and defunct restaurants from November 2009. Closings La Strada, 322 Westheimer Bangkok Room, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    $13 at Asia Market

    Photo by Mike Giglio​ Where: Asia Market, 1010 W Cavalcade St., 713-863-7074 What $13 gets you: Thai food should leave you full, refreshed and feeling like you got way more than you paid for. Thirteen bucks at Asia Market gets you clear sinuses and more than enough food for two. Best served ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    A Cafe Bites Nibble

    Photo courtesy of Bangkok RoomRed spider roll, one of many animal-inspired rolls on the menuJohnny Huynh is part of the family that owns Singha Thai, which has been serving the west side of town several years. Now he's part of new downtown venture Bangkok Room (914 Main, 713-658-0950). "Everything i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    If You're Gonna Be Extradited, It Might As Well Be For Selling Fake Viagra

    Randy Gonzales can be proud, indeed: He is the first man ever extradited to the United States for selling fake boner pills. Top o' the world, Ma!!!! Gonzales was sentenced today to 20 months in federal prison without parole for selling fake Viagra and Cialis over the Internet. Agents seized ov ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 27, 2007

    Thai Café

    One of the oldest Thai restaurants in town is also one of the most consistent

  • Film

    February 8, 2007

    Message Bored

    Hollywood ho-hum horror keeps ripping off the best, turning out the worst

  • Dining

    November 23, 2006

    Thai Hot Hubris

    Like your Thai food hot? Be careful what you wish for!

  • Dining

    March 17, 2005

    Thai High

    Do you want your dinner "bong-hit hot" or "acid-flashback hot"?

  • Dining

    October 14, 2004

    Steak and Peanut Butter

    Lemongrass Cafe: A hip Bellaire spot with a hit-or-miss menu

  • Culture

    August 5, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    July 29, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    July 22, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    April 1, 2004

    The Meat Market

    Photogs and reviewers cruise each other at the Meeting Place

  • Dining

    October 9, 2003

    Man Eating Mermaid

    Erawan Authentic Thai Cuisine

  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    Bangkok on Everything

    Terry Allen's lost post-Vietnam-era soundtrack re-emerges decades later

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Dining

    March 28, 2002

    Thai Raid

    In America, Thai dishes are being toned down. The Thai government wants to step in to stop it.

  • Dining

    June 14, 2001

    The Thais That Bind

    A culinary trip down the Mekong

  • Dining

    February 15, 2001

    Where the Home Fires Really Burn

    Vung Thai Cafe serves the food your mom would make -- if she were Thai

  • Culture

    November 9, 2000

    Mate and Match

    Chess gives a dated but dramatic look at cold-war pawns

  • Film

    February 10, 2000

    Storming The Beach

    However shallow, Leonardo DiCaprio delivers a baptism of blood

  • News

    January 20, 2000
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    June 10, 1999
  • Dining

    June 2, 1994

    Thai One On

    Sawadee trades in summery charm and sweet -- but engaging -- Thai cuisine

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