Fewer beers qualified for our stout/dark tasting than our ale competition, which is no surprise. Even so, the sheer number of strong, heavy, and dark beers we found available for our taste test is a testament to how many craft brewers are jumping on the pumpkin beer wagon and taking the opportunity ... More >>
A handful of people clustered in the dim hallway outside room 100 in the building that houses the Harris County Flood Control District. The clock nosed to 2 p.m. and everyone allowed in the meeting -- the members of the Harris County Flood Control District Task Force, each of whom are allowed one ... More >>
The sun is brutal and the air is thick and humid, and there's only one way to combat the Houston summer slump: Cold beer. Fortunately, there are a number of breweries in our fair city, each of which has devised a special summer beer for the season. Some of them are released every year as soon as th ... More >>
As you walk along the banks of Buffalo Bayou near Allen's Landing, the first thing noticeable about Percy Lyons, the subject of this week's feature on Houston's hidden homeless, is not his camp or his cots, but the cats. In fact, the 16 cats that live up in Percy's camp are the only thing that m ... More >>
We've heard it time and time again: Eat local. Shop local. Think global, act local. Local, local, local: It can start to sound like a broken record. But the fact is, going local pours money back into your city's economy, and Valentine's Day gifts that come from Houston purveyors show that you didn ... More >>
No Label Beer Dinner @ Woodway Whole Foods Market Friday, 7-9 p.m. 6401 Woodway Dr. Reserve your spot at this five-course dinner from Whole Foods Market paired with No Label Brewery beers. Whole Foods has not announced the full menu , but it will include items such as seared day boat scallops with ... More >>
Brewmasters International Beer Festival @ Moody Gardens Friday-Monday, All-Day 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston Island Throughout the entire Labor Day weekend, Moody Gardens hosts the 4th Annual Brewmasters International Beer Festival where more than 400 craft beers and a multitude of culinary bites will be ... More >>
Tequila Fiesta @ Pico's Mex-Mex Restaurant All day Friday 5941 Bellaire Boulevard If you're still mourning the fact that National Tequila Day is only one day a year, dry your pretty little eyes, 'cause Pico's Mex-Mex is still celebrating! Their three-day tequila fiesta started on Wednesday, but it' ... More >>
The Houston Press is presenting a series of posts leading up to a feature story in the print edition of the 100 Things to Do in Houston Before You Die. Each blog post contains one of our top 10 bucket list items along with nine others in the top 100. To narrow our list, we only chose items unique to ... More >>
The folks at the Houston Marathon Committee are always looking for ways to improve the annual event, both for the full and half marathons. One surefire way to do that is to change the course. Frankly, I've never fully comprehended how a person could run that far. I have friends who have done it and ... More >>
When pastry chef Rebecca Masson teamed up with her friends to host a fundraising dinner for Lucky Dog Rescue three years ago, she sold 40 seats and raised $3,500 to help forgotten and unwanted Houston dogs find homes. There were three savory courses and three sweet courses at Masson's first Sweet & ... More >>
Free Press Summer Fest is increasing ticket prices tonight, with a promise to compensate by adding more talent to the two-day music festival on the banks of Buffalo Bayou. According to FPSF's email blast this morning, the price of passes will go up at 10 p.m. tonight, and the festival will announce ... More >>
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 >>
Photo by Mai PhamCrostini by Ryan Pera If you haven't heard about the Buffalo Bayou Brewery, one of the new local craft beer makers in Houston, it's probably because they haven't officially opened yet. But to get the buzz going and to let people know what's coming down the line, they held a ... More >>
A bite of banana in every beer.Just in time for Christmas, Buffalo Bayou Brewing hopes to release its first beer to the public: an 11 percent gingerbread Imperial stout that would be the toast of any Christmas dinner. For Thanksgiving, however, there are plenty of locally brewed beers that w ... 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 >>
Photos courtesy of FacebookCo-founders taste batches of Buffalo's latest brew in front of renderings of the brewery's facility.At the end of its first year in the beer business, Rassul Zarinfar hopes that his new brewery -- Buffalo Bayou Brewing -- will have released at least one huge dud. " ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttAs heavy rain continues to fall across the Houston area, the usual suspects have begun to flood. Portions of Allen Parkway and I-45 north have been closed and the bayous continue their predictable rise. And even though it floods in Houston on a disconcertingly rou ... More >>
Splish, splash the day away on the banks of the Sabine Promenade
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 >>
No one can tolerate the name of Houston's newest pedestrian bridge, the Tolerance Bridge (get it?).The Houston Chronicle reports that the mayor's office is seeking new names for the $7 million bridge over Buffalo Bayou near Allen Parkway and Montrose after city council members cried "lame."The Houst ... More >>
See that there? What do you think it is?Shocking photographic evidence of an architectural disaster?Proof positive that the August heat in Houston can melt just about anything?You're wrong. It's a proposed pedestrian bridge over Buffalo Bayou, linking hike-and-bike trails near Memorial Drive and All ... More >>
Rubber Ducky, youre No. 1!
Once again, the citys performing arts groups are showing off their goods
From the 22nd floor of the Bank of America Building, on the edge of the downtown Theater District, things are up and running. The streets are wet, but the parking garages are open, the tunnel is open, and more importantly, the food establishments are up and open. So, for us tunnel rats, things are ... More >>
Celebrate your independence with your favorite brand names
"Fool, it's hot! I told you again! Were you born on the sun? It's damn hot!" -- Adrian Cronauer "Summertime and the livin is easy." -- Billie Holiday Both true, as this past weekend would attest. 9:28 p.m. at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston On Friday, May 30, it was time for another Stee ... More >>
Two factions turn MLK Day into a competition
Local artists create a different type of seasonal decoration
The Art Guys share 25 years of "drawings, proposals, failed schemes and pipe dreams"
Houstons performing arts community throws a party
Houston's art crowd looks to show up L.A. with some "Immodest Proposals"
Brew up some support at the Shiner Beer B.A.S.H.
Efforts mount to make downtown home to a new kind of nightlife
Dragon boat races breathe fire into Buffalo Bayou
FotoFest 2004 will soak you to the bone
The county says a candidate's home value is no White lie
Muni Channel disaster drill: Keep to the high ground!
The Rainbow Lodge's Nudge
The Ant Hills