• Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Rebecca Masson of
    Fluff Bake Bar

    In Part 1, we learned about Rebecca Masson's journey that would take her from the slopes of Breckenridge, to one of the finest culinary schools in the world and, eventually, to Houston. Here in Part 2, we'll find out how she became a contestant on "Top Chef: Just Desserts" and sought crowd-funding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Rebecca Masson of
    Fluff Bake Bar

    We haven't had a Chef Chat with Becky Masson since 2010 and a whole heck of a lot has happened since then. Here are just a few highlights. In 2011, she competed on "Top Chef: Just Desserts" and represented Houston admirably, despite not winning. Not too much later, for the first time Fluff Bake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    The Next Great Winter Olympic Training Ground: The Astrodome

    When Judge Roy Hofeinz conceived of a indoor stadium, he was doing so as a true Houstonian. Despite pleadings from health care providers and forward-thinking politicians, Houston is not really an outdoorsy city. That has changed somewhat with the construction of hike and bike trails, the massive ren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Wine Pairing Dinners, Cocktails at the Zoo & More

    On Tuesday, September 17, at 7 p.m., Bistro Provence wants to treat you to an evening with rosé wines during La Vie en Rosé. Enjoy a four-course meal paired with rosé wines from French Country Wines for $70. Start with grilled almonds and tomato tapenade, followed by a watercress gazpacho, then s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Houston Beer Festival 2013 - Brewskis, Bros and Bun B

    The third annual Houston Beer Festival happened this past Saturday at Hermann Square Park. In its inaugural year in 2011, the festival was declared a disaster for having oversold tickets on Groupon and run out of beer well before it was scheduled to close and for overall being a big cluster fuck. Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    The 12 Finest Trees In Texas: A Photo Tour Of The State's Pretty, Historic, Beloved Live Oaks & More

    Texans love their trees, whether they're being used for climbing, or getting some desperately needed August shade, or as a easy-to-remember landmark for locals making plans to meet each other. To be sure there are some less peaceful uses of trees in Texas history: lynching, sniping, chaining people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    National Growler Day: Go Get Your Fill

    Created in 2010 by, National Growler Day celebrates those handy refillable jugs we in the craft beer world have come to love so much. Because nothing quite matches the taste of a beer fresh off the draft, growlers have become a popular way to take the taste of fresh beer from your fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Flying Saucer Sugar Land Announces Beer Feast Event

    I will be the first to admit, I never expected to like much Sugar Land's Town Square had to offer, much less the package as a whole. Between the distance, the generally unappealing Town Center shopping format or the fact most other concepts of this nature dotting Houston's landscape tend to be a tea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Brady Conine of Flying Saucer Talks Beer, Bums and the Waco Connection

    Now over ten years old, The Flying Saucer downtown is not only one of Houston's longest-standing craft beer bars, it also has stood long enough to see myriad other bars come and go in its wake. I am lucky enough to live less than a mile away from Flying Saucer, and when I first moved downtown, it wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Wildfires in Spring Cause Evacuations

    Spring residents, watch out.​The Houston area has been mostly spared the wildfires that have been hitting other parts of Texas, but an abnormally large grass fire is causing problems this afternoon in Spring. The blaze is near FM 1960 and the Hardy Toll Road, which should also make the aftern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Yard House: Home of the $16 Mac and Cheese and the $14.95 Surf and Turf Burger

    ​ I finally made it out to CityCentre. Since I was a little underdressed for most of the bars and restaurants out there, I opted for Yard House. The place was packed for a Monday night. In fact, there was a wait for the inside seating. My dining partner and I took a table outside, and we watch ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 28, 2010

    With a Grain of Salt

    BRC Gastropub could be great.

  • Dining

    October 21, 2010

    The Heights of Comfort

    Eating at Zelko Bistro is like coming home.

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2010

    The Shining Feast

    Would you like that well, medium or bloody?

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Happy Hour Scene: The Petrol Station

    Photo by Paul Knight​The Place: The Petrol Station 985 Wakefield Dr. Hours: Monday through Friday 3-7 p.m.The Deals: All $4 beers are $3.The Scene: On Wednesday afternoon, the Petrol Station, a little bar tucked away in the Oak Forest neighborhoo ... More >>

  • News

    January 7, 2010

    Weed Takes Root

    Marijuana's steady creep toward legalization nationwide.

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    A Stout Dinner at Hotel Icon

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttVoice in the Hotel IconIf you like good food but elaborate wine pairings just give you a headache, then consider this upcoming meal put together by Voice Executive Chef Michael Kramer, in which he pairs good food with craft (no Bud) beer. On May 28 at the Hotel Icon, Kram ... More >>

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Sounds of Silence

    A deaf activist says the Hobby doesn't want to hear her complaints

  • News

    April 11, 2002

    Les Pass

    A tap-dancing Tony Curtis? Yet another My Fair Lady? The shows may be aging and tired, but TUTS remains Young at heart.

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    March 2, 2000
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    February 25, 1999
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    October 13, 1994