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  • Film

    April 17, 2014

    Everyone Says I’d Do You

    John Turturro and Woody Allen charm in a Brooklyn sex comedy.

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Top Ten Patios

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

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Fat Tony, Third Ward to "BKNY"

    Who? Anthony Obi, aka Fat Tony, is a Nigerian-American rap musician from the great Third Ward, Houston, Texas. His his music is smart, fun and (according to Tony) "very enjoyable in Whataburger drive-thrus!" Home Base: "I like to keep it moving," Tony says. "I made my last two albums in Los Angele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Jay-Z at Toyota Center, 12/19/13

    Jay-Z is the king. A few other rappers have enjoyed their time at the top throughout the years, but Hov's been perched upon the throne for the better part of a decade and a half. A handful of others have tried to climb that hill (I'm looking at you Mr. West), but even if Jigga quit the game today h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Looking for New York-Style Pizza in Houston? Just Follow the Yankees and Knicks Caps

    If you want great New York-style pizza, just look at what the customers are wearing.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in The Woodlands For Your Dining Pleasure

    We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town (See the complete list at the end of the post). Today, we've moved outside the loop to the ever-expanding Woodlands area. With tons of families and new developments, including ExxonMobil's soon-to-be-comp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Mission Burrito of the Month: Creamy Chicken Poblano

    God, we live in a great town. Each month, I can look forward to a special hot dog at James Coney Island, a special taco at Torchy's, and a special burrito at Mission Burrito. Sampling these seasonal offerings is almost time-consuming enough to warrant not having gainful employment. Then again, I n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Brooklyn Athletic Club: Mixing Stylish Drinks With Gourmet & Comfort Food

    When the corner lot on Richmond Avenue that was once home to Zimm's Little Deck opened up, restaurateur Shepard Ross pounced. He telephoned Chef Jeff Axline in Austin and once again, the two of them partnered for a new venture. In an homage to Brooklyn and Houston, the Brooklyn Athletic Club has e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend

    Houston Press Craft Beer Hoppy Hour @ MKT Bar Friday, 4-10 p.m. 1001 Austin St. Once the work day is over, you and your friends are heading to the Houston Press Craft Beer Hoppy Hour at MKT Bar inside Phoenicia. Celebrate the end of the work week with a brand new menu of craft beer and food pairing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    5 Beers to Try Now at Witchcraft Tavern & Provision Co.

    Lately, I've been finding the best beers in some unexpected places. On Monday night, it was a jaw-dropping line-up at the brand-new D&T Drive Inn, where the guys behind Down House have renovated a neighborhood icehouse and installed a huge tap wall of eccentric draft beers to rival the records in i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Jeff Axline of Brooklyn Athletic Club and a Taste of Americana

    This is the third part of a three-part Chef Chat series. If you missed the previous posts, you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This week, we chatted with Jeff Axline of the new Brooklyn Athletic Club (BAC) on Richmond. We learned about his experiences, how he's made a name for himself with ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Liquid-Meth-In-The-Shampoo-Bottle Trick Doesn't Work for Women in Brownsville

    You might say that law enforcement personnel assigned to the Brownsville bus station has seen it all, especially with the smuggling (or attempted transportation) of illegal substances. "With the U.S.-Mexico border being right there, there are a lot of drugs on the main highway and in the bus termi ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 10, 2013

    Do the Curry Crawl

    The top 10 restaurants in Little India.

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Ranking The 2012 Heisman Finalists According To Music Videos

    Last week in this space, I speculated that the Vegas big board for the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner released back in June, 23 candidates in all, would actually turn out to contain no eventual 2012 finalists. If you go back and look at the list, it didn't take Kirk Herbstreit to figure that out. On M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Upcoming Events: 'Tis the Truffle Season

    White truffle season has finally arrived after a delay in the harvest thanks to weather issues in Italy. And as a result of that weather delay, the white truffle supply is somewhat limited this year -- so the truffles that are already Italy's most expensive (costing upwards of $350 an ounce) are mor ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 9, 2012

    Keep Cool and Caffeinated

    Houston's ten best iced coffee crinks

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    6 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Young Mammals, Lick Lick, Etc.

    It's the heavy heavy monster sound of Reverberation tonight at Boondocks with DJs King Shing-a-Ling, Mr. Stagger Lee, Psychedelic Sex Panther and King Cobra. Free... and one step beyond! Overcaffeinated Houston indie-rockers Young Mammals return after a hot minute to release the new 7" single, "La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    The Houston Beer Experiment: It Takes Grit(s) to Win

    The buzz in the air at Fitzgerald's on Sunday could be attributed to more than just the $4 Brooklyn drafts: the Houston Beer Experiment had arrived. Seventeen teams were lined up and ready to compete -- whose beer-infused recipe would win the grand prize trip to New York City to compete in the natio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    He Said, She Said: WTF Is With Fashion These Days?

    Just as it is said that writing about music is like dancing about architecture, the same can be said for writing about fashion, though we know a few fashion magazines, blogs and crazed fashionistas that would violently differ. Even still at the end of the day, it's just fabric or animal skin coverin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Sleigh Bells 'Reign', Are You Listening? Noise Pop Duo Unveils New Album Details

    Photo By Marc BrubakerSleigh Bells at Warehouse Live in April 2011​Brooklyn-based Sleigh Bells' Derek Miller, former guitarist for hard-core band Poison the Well, and Alexis Krauss, former singer of a girlie group no one has ever heard of have finally finished the much anticipated follow up to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Houston Beer Week 2011: Bigger, Better, Beer-ier

    Read on for a full -- and we do mean FULL -- schedule of HBW events.​The second annual Houston Beer Week kicks off this year on an auspicious date: 11/11/11. That's when the big craft beer festival will celebrate its sophomore year with a kick-off happy hour at Ziggy's Downtown, from 5 to 7 p. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Om Prakash Budha: Faces Prison over Refusals to Fill Out Visa Forms

    Man, Om Prakash Budha, 28, does not want to go back to Nepal. He was nabbed in October 2010 crossing the U.S. border at Brownsville without proper documentation. Fine, you got caught, go home and try again, right? Wrong. "On four separate occasions during a four-month period, Budha steadfastly ref ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Favorite Three: Pizza Places

    Photo by Kevin ShalinSimone on Sunset's Smoked Duck Pizza​Picking a favorite pizza place is a hot-button topic. Let's see which places showed up on our lists. John Kiely 1. Dolce Vita Pizzeria & Enoteca 2. Russo's Coal-Fired New York Pizzeria 3. Pizza Hut John's Take: The worst pizza I've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Off the Wall: A James Coney Island Chicago Dog

    A James Coney Island dog.​Katharine Shilcutt's article on Sonic's version of a Chicago dog inspired many readers to weigh in on the American classic. Here's the ever-popular Fatty FatBastard, on what James Coney Island was serving up: "I keep telling you to go to James Coney Island for their ... More >>

  • Music

    March 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    A Domino's Convert

    ​Trust me, I am a champion of the SLGT movement. In fact, for my family's tradition of eating pizza on Christmas Eve I really tried to support local so that we could all grow together. So I called Daddy-O's and Lazaro's, and as the phone rang and rang, I soon realized that local business owner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    SXSW 2011 Still Untainted By Houston Artists

    listenlisten: Not playing SXSW 2011... yet.​Rocks Off just got the latest list of names for next year's SXSW conference and festival in Austin, and just like the last time, the conference remains unsullied by any performers from Houston's filthy, rotten, disgusting, in-need-of-quarantine music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Openings & Closings: November 2010

    Zelko Bistro and Katz's have some new fried pickle competition in the new Natachee's.​It's been a while since we've done a monthly roundup of openings and closings, but we're getting that train back on track now, and what a month to pick for that re-railment. November was busy, both in terms o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Last Night: Neon Indian At Groundhall

    Photos by Jim Bricker​Neon Indian Groundhall October 6, 2010 For more images from Wednesday's show, see our slideshow here. In-the-know scenesters amassed Wednesday night as Texas' indie darling Alan Palomo performed to a half-full Groundhall, although many local vets still refer to the ware ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Brownsville Chess Teams Get Some National Pub

    HBO provides proof positive chess is a sport​It's been more than two years since the Houston Press wrote about the unlikely success of the collegiate and grade school chess programs in Brownsville, but now the big boys at HBO have caught up and will air a segment Tuesday night about the community' ... More >>

  • Music

    June 17, 2010

    Concrete Dreams

    Preemo paints his masterpiece, but who will wake up to listen?

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #49 Ceviche at Yelapa

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #54 Bun Bo Hue at Kim Chau on Longpoint

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #63 Stuffed Artichoke at Mint Café on Sage

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #71 Paella at Rioja on Kirkwood

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #74 Jalapeño Gefilte Fish at Rustika on Southwest Freeway

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    A Few Possible Cures For Rocks Off's Acute "Can't Stay Home" Syndrome

    Lev Kuperman/ myspace.com/viaaudio​ Monday night, an obviously delirious Rocks Off found ourselves upstairs at the Mink's Backroom instead of where we should have been, home in bed asleep. We enjoyed high-energy/lo-fi trio Vivian Girls, but at this point we are starting to realize we may have a pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #76 Mac n' Cheese at Two Saints, 12460 Memorial

    ​ Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    SXSW Pictures From Wednesday (You Know We Had To Throw A Fight In There)

    Photos by Craig HlavatyRoky Erickson (right) and Okkervil River plowed through the Paste Party with Texas psych nuggets like "Two Headed Dog."​ Sleepy Sun's stoner blooze wafted over Emo's Annex.​

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    A Brief Guide To Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow Fest

    www.myspace.com/jodyseabodyandthewhirlsHouston psych-rockers and Overflow artist Jody Seabody & the Whirls​Thursday marks the beginning of Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow Fest, two weeks of performers stopping by the East End art space/music venue/sock-monkey emporium on their way to and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Brew Blog: Banana Bread Beer from Wells & Young's Brewery

    ​This week's historical excuse to sample a beer comes from February 9, 1900, when the English established the Davis Cup tennis competition. A good, potassium-rich recovery food for athletes playing tennis or other taxing sports (i.e. not golf) is bananas, and thus we have two excuses for disc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Beer, Pizza and Monster Truck Racing at Spaghetti Western

    ​We were on North Shepherd last week and stopped into the Spaghetti Western Italian Cafe to start off my day. We began with a house-made bellini -- vodka and peach schnapps is a great way to get things going. We spotted the Italian nachos -- fried wonton chips covered with alfredo sauce, mozza ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 18, 2009

    Not So Clear Cut

    What are you really eating when you order fajitas in a Tex-Mex restaurant?

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    February 26, 2009
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    December 4, 2008
  • News

    January 10, 2008
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    November 10, 1994

    The Lost Houston of Sig Byrd

    Forty years ago, one writer captured our city better than any before or since. Now he's forgotten. And the Houston he saw? All but gone.

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