Where will you be when the fireworks go off? The elaborate annual fireworks display over the city of Houston known as Freedom Over Texas can be seen by those gathered for the city's festivities in Eleanor Tinsley Park as well as by revelers throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. It's important t ... 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 >>
With all the buzz around downtown Houston lately, you may feel a little out of the loop if you haven't had a chance to check out the revitalized dining and entertainment district for yourself in the past year. Line & Lariat -- one of downtown's best restaurants, housed in the historic Union Nationa ... 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 >>
First and foremost, go check out today's Voice Daily Deal. It's the first time we've partnered with 100% Taquito, and today's deal gets you $20 worth of food for $10. For those (like me) who are terrible at math, that's half-off your meal. Do you know how many cups of elote you can buy for $20? A lo ... More >>
A new minor league baseball team, a new amusement park, the urban wilderness of Buffalo Bayou, food, concerts and plays — Houston, prepare to get your summer on.
The Houston Chronicle has a terrific story on an empty underground reservoir near Buffalo Bayou. The large space -- about one and a half football fields -- features 25-foot ceilings supported by slender columns, with entry and exit limited to a trap-door at the surface. The Buffalo Bayou Partnersh ... More >>
The Buffalo Bayou Partnership is ready to present the next phase of plans for improvement plans along the waterway, plans that include pedestrian bridges and pavilions. Trudi Smith of the organization tells Hair Balls the latest series of architect's renderings is based on suggestions from last yea ... More >>
Only $1 at Samba Grille.Tonight, the Houston Museum of Natural Science continues with its summer Mixers & Elixers series, the last year that the museum will be sponsoring these Friday night mixers -- so enjoy them while you can. Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin will be playing in the Planetarium, ... More >>
Photo by Micah TaylorIf you're a lady who loves lager, there's a new(ish) club in town for you: Texas Girls' Pint Out is a group of hardcore beer nerds and geeks -- labels which they bear proudly -- who also happen to be women. They're in the process of organizing all manner of events for the ... More >>
WHAT: Coffee with a conscience, roasted right here in Houston. When Avi Katz graduated from the University of Houston's well regarded Hotel and Restaurant Management program, he had no idea what he wanted to do -- but he did know that he didn't want to move back to New York. So he took a job ... More >>
Pass me a brew, wont you?
It's not too late to get in on our huge food and wine extravaganza this Tuesday; tickets for Menu of Menus are still available, but going fast. If you purchase them in advance, the tickets are only $35, but go up to $45 at the door. And you can still purchase VIP tickets for $75 that allow yo ... More >>
Photos by Margaret DowningBuffalo Bayou Partnership is promoting its boat tours -- tying them into the Christmas season -- as part of its continuing effort to try to get Houston residents out of their cars and down to the bayou to see what all the clean-up has achieved. So Thursday, after two pr ... More >>
Katz Coffee Company just bought a new "Transit" van and outfitted it with flashing safety lights and a wacky paint job. They call this high-profile delivery vehicle "the coffee ambulance." Katz custom-roasts proprietary blends for some of Houston's top restaurants, including t'afia, benjy's ... More >>
Last year, Buffalo Bayou Partnership's bubblegum-pink skimmer boat, the Mighty Tidy, capsized during Hurricane Ike. The Partnership recently purchased a a new "TrashCat" brand boat, a type of vessel specially designed to skim floating debris from the waters of Buffalo Bayou.It's bad luck to h ... More >>
We blogged this morning about the brief heyday of the Love Street Light Circus & Feelgood Machine, Houston's hippie haven back in the Sixties.In response we heard from Trudi Smith, who tells us Love Street is coming back. Well, the building is, at any rate.The Buffalo Bayou Partnership is planni ... More >>
scarletdukesCan you guess which one is Billy Gibbons? Chris GrayWhat goes around comes around. The same week ZZ Top is playing The Woodlands (which you may have read about on Rocks Off once or twice this week), the Buffalo Bayou Partnership announced it's renovating the International Coffee Buildin ... More >>
Got a couple of hours to spare Wednesday morning? The Buffalo Bayou Partnership is looking for some "heat-resistant" volunteers to help put in 9,000 wetland plants at the still under-construction nature park, Buffalo Bend Nature Park. (Okay, with that many plants it might take a little more tha ... More >>
Photo by Scott BarnesSpencer Langford paddles his canoe west from Eleanor Tinsley Park along his usual route through Buffalo Bayou. He tries to get on the water every day. A nature buff, he notes the different species of birds, fish, turtles and snakes. But as he nears Studemont, by the dog pa ... More >>
Hurricane Ike is having long-term effects on Houston’s performing and visual arts organizations. We’ve gotten several messages about shows being postponed or canceled and we thought we’d pass them along. The Country Playhouse’s production of Neil Simon’s Rumors will open Friday, Septembe ... More >>
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