Bunker Hill

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Jonathan's the Rub Is Staying Put in Memorial Village

    The second location for Jonathan's the Rub was slated to open at 963 Bunker Hill in November of this year, but that project has come to a halt. Chef and owner Jonathan Levine says he doesn't want to expand his business and would rather stay at his current location in Memorial at 9061 Gaylord. Accord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    H-E-B on Bunker Hill and I-10: One Grocery Store to Rule Them All

    I have lived in Houston a long time and it a lot of different neighborhoods around town. As a result, I have shopped at more than my fair share of grocery stores. From the Randall's that used to exist on the North Freeway as a kid to the Kroger where I worked all through high school to a Food Town o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Severe Weather Is Here (w/Pictures!): Save Those Files, Use the Tunnels & Tip Your Pizza Guy Better (Updated: Person Hit By Lightning)

    If you don't have a window, you might not realize it's 10 p.m. in parts of Houston. It's a dark and stormy night out there, as Edward George Bulwer-Lytton would say. Last night saw some major thunderstorm activity, with impressive lightning shows in some parts of town. (This being Houston, other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Burgers Off the Beaten Path: Samburger

    On Thursday of last week, I drove all the way out to Bunker Hill and Longpoint to check out a taco truck called "Tacosway," complete with ripped-off Subway logo in that familiar green and yellow font. I was as amused by the copyright infringement as I was by the play on words: When you say "Tacosway ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Food, Art and Love: Notes from the 2nd Annual Bento Competition

    The Consulate-General of Japan at Houston and the Japan-America Society of Houston hosted its second annual bento competition this past Saturday, along with sponsors H-E-B's Sushiya, Satake USA Incorporated and Glen Gondo of the Greater Houston Partnership. It was held in the Community Room at the ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 29, 2012

    Spoiler Alert!

    A handy infographic guide to the shelf life of fruit.

  • News

    July 5, 2012

    Who's Behind Helena Brown?

    Some say the councilwoman known for her diatribes is influenced by senior adviser William Park, who last year was banned from the investments industry.

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Lamb Chops

    Photo by John SuhBetter tasting than Shari Lewis' Lamb Chop​Have you ever noticed how so many of the dinner plates in cartoons look the same? The family sits down to supper, and each place setting has a round, white plate containing a cut of meat and two sides. The sides are usually white or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Purple Potatoes

    Photo by John SuhButtermilk smashed purple potatoes​Another discovery from last month's trip to Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc Restaurant is these little bites of purple delight. Simply prepared yet full of earthy goodness, the potatoes were my favorite thing on the dish; I raved about them even more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Golden Tomatoes

    Photo by John SuhSunburst tomatoes: sweet and succulent​During a recent trip to Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc Restaurant, I came across these bright yellow tomatoes on a bed of garden greens. After returning home to Houston, I was delighted to find these very same golden tomatoes at the local grocery ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Tuesday July 5, 2011 Deals of the Day

    ​We hope everyone had a great July 4th weekend! Keep the party rolling with a huge selection of great deals today. First up: today's VOICE Daily Deal from the Houston Press! Our Voice Daily Deal is good for 50 percent off ($15 for $30) "light bites" at Fox Hollow Gastro Lounge. Enjoy a seasona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Firm Tofu

    Photo by John SuhThe faux aged tofu​What is it? The word "tofu" is derived from the Japanese word, which itself is derived from the Chinese word that means "curdled" or "fermented beans." Also called bean curd, tofu is made by cooking and mashing mature soybeans, and then processing them in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    The Sex Offenders In Five Ritzy Houston Zip Codes

    If you live in the Houston area, chances are good there's a sex offender living nearby. That's no matter how well-off your zip code is. The Department of Public Safety's sex offender registry allows you to look up sex offenders by zip code; we chose some of the best neighborhoods in town and took ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Swiss Chard

    rachelsbabies​What is it? I'd heard of it, seen it at the grocery store and read about how delicious and healthy it is, but I'd never tried Swiss chard until last week, when I was looking for a leafy green to serve with dinner. It was much less bitter than I expected and also cooked much quick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Epic Houston Snowstorms: Five Terrifying, Videos of Armageddon Through the Years

    The forecasters have issued their grim decrees: Houston will get smothered Friday by a massive snow storm. Accumulations of over an inch are possible, if your mind can wrap itself around the idea of such carnage. Houston, of course, is well familiar with such snowstorms. YouTube provides the eviden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Wine of the Week: Cusumano Nero D'avola 2008

    ​After tasting a rare, white Vallone Nero d'Avola at Caffe Bello, it was time to try its more common counterpart, the red. Nero d'Avola is also known as Calabrese, and according to, it is the "most important red grape in Sicily." With flavors of blackberry, plum, chocolate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Openings & Closings

    Photo by Craig HlavatySo long, Agora...for now.​Filed under "O" for obvious is the closing this week of Agora (1712 Westheimer) after last weekend's devastating fire on the eve of Halloween. For those of you just tuning in, Agora's next door neighbor -- Antique Warehaus -- caught fire and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Ingredient of the Week: Pomegranate

    ​What is it? The word pomegranate was derived from the Latin words "pomum" (apple) and "granatus" (seeded) - and if you've ever seen one opened up, you know this is an apt description. Mostly grown for the U.S. market in Californian orchards for their juice, a few of the intact fruits make it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    First Look at Sushipop

    The High Roller trio at Sushipop.​"Do you know how to open that?" asked a young, red-headed Sushipop employee as he approached the table with my order. A sly grin was on his face as I looked askance at the bottle of Ramuné I'd quickly chosen from the cooler near the register. ", I don ... More >>

  • News

    June 17, 2010

    The Killer of His Daughter's Mother

    A cunning American boy becomes a Mexican cartel soldier and East L.A. executioner.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    The Top 10 Places to Eat on Long Point

    There's more to Long Point than just taco trucks...​As more development and activity pushes consumers north of the Katy Freeway -- such as the giant new shopping center and mega H-E-B at Bunker Hill, the push from MetroNational to create a "Memorial City"-branded area around Gessner, the etern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    Rosenberg Home To The Newest And Biggest Kroger Concept Store

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt Fresh tortillas on one end of the store...​ You'd think that a 123,000-square-foot grocery store that also sells jewelry, toys, small appliances, linens, home accessories and furniture (yes, furniture) would be overwhelming. After all, Eating Our Words once had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Top 5 Grocery Store Openings of the Decade

    Photo by athomsonThe hot dog section at an H-E-BYesterday, we recounted the top five grocery store closings that had a significant impact on the Houston supermarket scene during the past 10 years. But for as much as we may (or may not) miss AppleTree or Albertson's, we've had some much better grocer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    This Fall, A New H-E-B for Spring

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​Texas grocery chain H-E-B is set to open its newest Houston-area store tomorrow, November 11. The new H-E-B Spring Market on FM 2920 has taken cues from both the leviathan at Bunker Hill and I-10 and smaller, more intimate stores like the recently opened Buffalo Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Buzz Beer: Real Ale Coffee Porter

    ​Last autumn, when you could only get smooth, creamy, Real Ale Coffee Porter on draft, I named it one of my Top Ten Texas beers. This year, I was delighted to find it in bottles. I wasn't so delighted by the $9 price tag at the Bunker Hill HEB, but I gritted my teeth and paid up.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Café Cubano's Cuban Sandwich

    Photos by Robb Walsh​At Café Cubano, 9411 Richmond, the pre-made Cuban sandwiches are kept in the refrigerator. When you order one, the counter person heats it in the microwave and then puts it on the sandwich press. I drank a cortadito (sweet espresso) while I waited. Café Cubano's Cuban sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Openings and Closings

    ​Was last week's announcement that Galleria-area Tex-Mex joint Maggie Rita's (2800 Sage) had closed perhaps a bit hasty? It seems so, since the owners contacted our friends at B4-U-Eat to let them know that they were indeed still open, but had been closed for a few weeks to repair damages af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    The Stampede Towards Buffalo Market

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt Whimsical cakes take the stage at the Buffalo Market's bakery​H-E-B is opening yet another new concept store in Houston, after finding success here with Central Market, H-E-B Pantry, Mi Tienda and the vast new 129,000-square-foot H-E-B at Bunker Hill and I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Cheap Lobsters Flooding the Market

    Photo by Robb WalshDesperate lobster fisherman are selling cheap lobsters by the side of the road, undercutting an already weak market for the luxury seafood item, according to recent accounts. An Atlantic article, "The Mystery of Cheap Lobster Prices," explains that the crash of the Icelandic banki ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 18, 2009

    Not So Clear Cut

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

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Oysters and Coffee

    These petite-sized Galveston Bay oysters made a lovely breakfast. I ate them with some heavily buttered German sourdough rye toast from the HEB on Bunker Hill and a cup of Community Club coffee. A drop of lemon and a dash of Tabasco perked up the breakfast half shells nicely. Oysters and coffee tast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Friends & Family Free at Five

    Get your grub on today -- for free! -- at the grand opening of Houston's first Five Guys Burgers and Fries at Bunker Hill and I-10.  All you have to do is become a fan of Five Guys at their Facebook fan page and free burgers and fries are yours, today only, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Lunch at 300: Some Things Never Change

    When some coworkers suggested heading over to the newly-refurbished bowling alley down the street for lunch, I balked.  I'd had my mouth set for some refreshing kimchee and cold green tea, not bowling alley food.  They were persistent, however, and ten minutes later I found ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    The Grocery Store Corridor

    If you put stock in any of the numerous lists of food trends for 2009 that place "at-home cooking" as the most important trend of the new year, you'll be happy to know that Houston is continually offering plenty of places for you to do your shopping.  Grocery stores, like oil, are still big bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2008

    Weekend Find

    Late season heirloom tomatoes at the newly-opened H-E-B in west Houston at Bunker Hill and I-10. These beautiful babies were going for $5.99 a pound when I visited the much-ballyhooed new H-E-B on Saturday afternoon.  The bins were heaving with at least a dozen varieties of tomatoes: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Last Minute Thanksgiving Shopping

    Photos by Robb Walsh Forgot the whipped cream for the pumpkin pie? You might take the opportunity to check out the latest in grocery stores -- the new mega-HEB at Bunker Hill and I-10. It's only 130,000 square feet -- the humongo-HEB in Pearland is slightly bigger -- but it's still the biggest groc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2008

    Ignore The Coming Depression By Bowling Luxuriously

    When we think of bowling, we don't generally think of a fine-dining experience. And when we think of the current state of the economy, we don't think of a more expensive way to enjoy a traditionally cheap activity. So we were a bit surprised to hear about 300, AMF's new chain of upscale bowling venu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Ignore The Coming Depression By Bowling Luxuriously

    When we think of bowling, we don't generally think of a fine-dining experience. And when we think of the current state of the economy, we don't think of a more expensive way to enjoy a traditionally cheap activity. So we were a bit surprised to hear about 300, AMF's new chain of upscale bowling venu ... More >>

  • News

    May 22, 2008

    Rivercrest, CityPass and BARC

    Did the Rivercrest richies get their way?

  • Dining

    January 31, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 16, 2007

    Stay Away from the Katy Freeway

    If there’s one thing you don’t want to see when you get an e-mail talking about the Katy Freeway, the West Loop and the Beltway, it’s the phrase “total closure.” But that ominous phrase shows up continually in the awe-inspiringly lengthy list of traffic warnings for the weekend we’ve pr ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 28, 2007

    La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

    Old-fashioned Tex-Mex served in the atmosphere of your choice

  • Film

    March 16, 2006

    Dust to Dust

    Robert Towne's homage to a struggling writer is something of a struggle itself

  • News

    March 13, 2003

    All Duct Up

    From leftist camps and corporate security to semi-panic and port patrols, Houstonians tackle terrorism threats. Sort of.

  • Music

    February 1, 2001

    Rock of Ages

    Houston singer-songwriter Brandon Stanley gets by with a little help from his friend... upstairs

  • News

    June 20, 1996

    Cut & Run

    He made millions sculpting the figures of Houston women while dodging one of the largest malpractice judgments in Texas history. But after botching another surgery, can Dr. Gerald Johnson continue to operate?