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    November 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    The 5 Sexiest Celebrity Male Chefs

    It's getting hot in the kitchen, and not just from the flames. Check out the Top 5 Hottest Celebrity Male Chefs that make our flames broil: 5. Govind Armstrong Armstrong's dreamy locks first made our hearts flutter on shows like Bravo's Top Chef and Top Chef Masters and the Food Network's Iron C ... 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

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Welcome To My World: 10 Musicians Who Deserve Their Own Reality Show

    Ever since The Real World hit the MTV airwaves in the early '90s, reality television has been all the rage. However, since The Osbournes debuted in 2002, some of that reality programming has catered to music fans. Even such music artists as country artist Tanya Tucker, rapper/minister Reverend Run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    All-star Sweet & Savory Fundraiser Raises $19,100 for Lucky Dog Rescue

    Pastry chef, Top Chef Just Desserts contestant, and hometown girl Rebecca Masson loves dogs. "If I could save them all myself, I would," she said as she thanked all those who had generously donated time and funds for the Lucky Dog Rescue charity. This past Sunday, her Sweet and Savory fundraiser a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Top Chef: Texas Is Now Set in Canada, Because Why Not

    ​This week's episode of Top Chef: Texas has left Texas entirely, never to return (at least for this season). It has, instead, gone to almost literally the polar opposite of Texas: British Columbia, Canada. On Top Chef: Texas. Which was funded with $400,000 of our tax dollars (much more if you coun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Chutzpah and Cat Cora on Top Chef: Texas

    ​I still don't have DVR, but I do now have a refurbed Roku box from Woot, which is nice. I mention this because any single episode of Battlestar Galactica that you can stream from Netflix is a million times better -- no hyperbole here, I really mean a million times better -- than any single episod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Charlize Theron and Her Crappy Movie Take Top Chef: Texas Even Further Off the Rails

    ​Charlize Theron is an actress from South Africa who lives in Los Angeles and is currently filming a shitty-looking Kristen Stewart movie set in England, so naturally she's the best choice for this week's episode of Top Chef: Texas. This show continues to make less and less sense the more it wears ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    The Much-Feared Restaurant Wars Hit Top Chef: Texas

    ​Now that Work of Art is over, I've had to find another reality show to haphazardly catch before tuning into Bravo on Wednesday nights. That show is Restaurant Impossible, and it's weirdly addictive. I've even found myself seeking it out on purpose, which is something I never do with Food Network ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Fashion Shows: Finding Fashion on the Spring TV Schedule

    Project Runway All-Stars isn't the only fashion-centric show on the spring television schedule, though it's likely the most anticipated. Favorite contestants from past seasons are returning for an "all-star" season full of beautiful clothes and -- more importantly -- high drama. Thirteen designers w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Twitter and Tales from Everyone's Childhood on Top Chef: Texas

    HERE'S PATTI LABELLE BECAUSE WHY NOT THAT'S WHY.​I left a dinner tonight at Roost earlier than I would have liked -- I really need to stop making dinner plans on Wednesday night, but my job more or less necessitates that I eat out every night -- and will circle back around to this fact shortly. Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Tim Love and Tequila Take Over Top Chef: Texas

    Also known as the episode in which Padma goes full Pocahontas, complete with faux Indian choker I once bought during a family vacation to Tucson in 1993.​Seven episodes in, and I'm sorry to report that none of the challenges thus far have involved the contestants being forced to shoot their ow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Dallas Makes a Damn Fool of Itself on Top Chef: Texas

    ​Thoughts: Is it really a "Healthy Choice" when so many of your frozen dinners are laden with preservatives and other chemicals? With that, we're hitting the road to Dallas, better known these days as a "dining nowhereville." Great choice, Bravo! Enjoy that! "When I think of Dallas, I think of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    The Virgin Diaries and TLC's Reality Show Circus

    It's rarely enjoyable watching other people kiss (why stand on the sidelines when you could get in the game?), but this commercial for TLC's The Virgin Diaries features kissing that is downright gross. You can't blame the couple too much, of course, because they saved the first kiss of their lives ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Of Rattlesnakes and Quinceañeras: Top Chef: Texas

    It turns out that wearing orange Crocs does not, in fact, give you Mario Batali's superpowers.​This is the time at which I should point out that I don't have a DVR and in fact only recently got cable (which is awesome and, whoa, so many episodes of House Hunters!). That means that each week at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Bloodsport and Oxtopus on Last Night's Top Chef: Texas

    I am proud to report that the above photo is now the one of the first search results for "Asian Leghorn."​...aaaaaand we're back! Last week, I drank heavily and recapped the first episode of Top Chef: Texas. Check that recap to familiarize yourself with the dumb names I've made up for nearly e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Top Chef: Texas - Let the Games Begin

    ​I have absolutely no tolerance for reality shows of any kind, and I watch little food television programming aside from Chopped, Alton Brown and the PBS Saturday morning line-up. I do not understand the modern paradigm of chef as rock star. I don't know why food blogging has become so entrenc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Voracious: Up in Seattle at our sister paper, food critic Hanna Raskin interviews one of the city's four contestants in the upcoming Top Chef: Texas season, and finds that the chef -- Colin Patterson, in case you want to watch for him tonight -- has some pretty asinine ideas about Texas. It really g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    San Antonio Express-News: The big stink of the week still has to do with Top Chef: Texas, which -- so far -- is shaking out to be one of the worst decisions that Bravo has ever made with its successful franchise. The stinging insult of Houston being left off the list of Texas cities for the upcoming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Landing A Man, Millionaire Matchmaker Style

    Because if a single 50-year-old can't get you into a relationship, who can?​Didn't Bravo start its life as something other than the place where the most embarrassing specimens of mankind wash up on our channel listing like so many Cuban refugees? I vaguely recall there being performing arts an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    The Best and Worst Celebrity Endorsements

    What is she... Is she literally pouring herself a glass of wine?​A few weeks back, I saw a Tweet from my friend Melissa, who found herself alternately captivated and horrified by what she'd come across in her local Kroger. It was a sign advertising a line of Pinot Grigio from Ramona Singer (ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Talking Tolerance: The fallout continues from the story that we broke yesterday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Eater: Top Chef "Texas" Coming to Houston After All?

    ​Yesterday afternoon, Amber Ambrose broke two interesting pieces of news on Eater regarding Top Chef's current tour through Texas as it films for its next season. "Today, the tipline brings the rumor that after shooting in Dallas (where they are presently) and then Austin, the show will also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Chefing Shows Come to Texas

    Guess who's not coming to town!​The big food TV news from over the weekend came from San Antonio (of all places), where it was revealed that Top Chef is currently filming. The news broke when a local blogger spotted Gail Simmons and Tom Colicchio in a San Antonio bar, then promptly got into a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel More Influential as a "Chef" Than Tom Colicchio, Michael Symon

    Suck my wig, serious female chefs everywhere!​Michael Symon is a chef, a restaurant owner and a contributor to magazines like Gourmet and Saveur; in 2009, he won a James Beard award. Michael Ruhlman once credited Symon with saving the entire Cleveland restaurant scene. Giada De Laurentiis, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Top Chef Comes to Houston

    ​Calling all would-be chefs in the Houston area: Bravo will be holding open casting calls from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sunday, February 27, at Mark's American Cuisine. The casting will be for both the upcoming season 9 Top Chef and the second series of the spin-off Top Chef Just Desserts. We k ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2010

    Houston LGBT Pride Parade

    Everyone loves a parade

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    The Week In TV: Boardwalk Empire And Bravo, Two Ends Of A Spectrum

    This guy has to be stopped.​The Cup is upon us, the spring season is definitely behind us, and I'm warning you: Don't tease the panther. This was the week in TV Land: • So, the World Cup started the other day. I was with friends at a Mexican restaurant when the USA-England game began, whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Riddle Me This

    ​This is a tough one ya'll...What has: Ego overload; Awkward, obvious dubbed-over video (at times); Shameless product placements of Toyotas, Whole Foods and now bands like The Bravery; Ridiculous food challenges: using gas station ingredients to cook a gourmet meal; An annoying yet addic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Sampler Plate: This Week In Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Confessions of a Gluttinous Chinaman: One of two blogs that we were just turned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    The Week in TV: We Can Only Mock the Living

    ​It's almost Christmas, I'm tired of shopping, and I keep yelling "sharkfarts" at everyone. This was the week in TV Land: • Most of the major shows and networks were in repeats this week, which threw my viewing habits off a bit. It's not like I only watch the big four networks; in fact, I ... More >>

  • Music

    August 28, 2008

    Welcome back, Toadies

    No Deliverance from Evil

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2008
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    January 18, 2008
  • Calendar

    July 26, 2007

    Kathy Griffin

    How D-list is this?

  • Film

    July 26, 2007

    No Reservations

    No Reservations is sweet and savory fare. Without the foam

  • Calendar

    February 17, 2005

    Shooting the Stars

    Snarky comedian Kathy Griffin stops by Houston to dish on Hollywood's elite

  • Calendar

    January 4, 2001

    Going... Going... Gone

    Going Independent

  • News

    August 12, 1999

    News Hostage

    Shopping for Dummies

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