This weekend, the city once again hit the Press-organized Haute Wheels food truck festival. Like last year, the trucks that inspectors visited did pretty well. Chilantro BBQ got hit with two violations: potentially hazardous food held at improper temperature (corrected on site), and no shatter-pro ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photos by Mai PhamChef Jett Hurapan's family recipe crispy whole fish with spicy tamarind sauceThe last two days, we've been chatting with Chef Jett Hurapan, who is currently at the helm of the fledgling Blu Restaurant and Lounge in Sugar Land. Today, we try his food. Before meeting Chef Je ... More >>
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 >>
The Hangover Part II: Didn't we already see this movie?
This is still better than he looked in The Wicker Man.Nicolas Cage was arrested in New Orleans last Friday for domestic abuse, disturbing the peace, and public drunkenness (or as we call it in my house, The Wife's Undergrad Spring Break Trifecta). Let me repeat that: Cage was arrested in New ... More >>
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 >>
The Place: Community Bar2703 Smith St. 713-526-1576The Hours: Monday, Wednesday through Friday 5-8 p.m.The Deals: Beers are $2, and all of the other drinks are $1 cheaper than normal. Tuesday is steak night, and on Wednesday, all tacos are $2. The Scene: Community Bar has a new owner. Karen R ... More >>
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 >>
Kay Soodjai and her sister-in-law Supatra Yooto opened the Golden Room in Montrose 27 years ago. Last year they replaced the venerable Golden Room with Khun (Madame) Kay Thai Café (1209 Montrose), with a fast-casual concept and less expensive meals. Supatra, who describes herself as more of ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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