El Social Club de Buena Vista, or the Buena Vista Social Club, is a collection of the best representatives of Cuban music ever to be exported from the island nation 90 miles south of Florida. Back in the year 2000, a documentary following guitarist Ry Cooder into Cuba won an Academy Award, exposing ... More >>
Caribbean Hot Pot Restaurant has some great food - but you'd better know the rule before you go.
I'm pretty sure that when I first walked into Caribbean Hot Pot Restaurant at 7 p.m. on a Monday the owner thought I was a crazy person. I arrived positively giddy at the thought of eating Jamaican food at Caribbean Hot Pot, the subject of this week's cafe review. I was exceedingly hungry and excit ... More >>
How does an evening of Caribbean food, music, and cocktails sound? Today's Houston Press Voice Daily Deal is good for half-off your choice of passes for the Third Annual Caribbean RumFest, August 16-17, 2013: • $30 for $60 off of general admission passes (four rum sample tickets per day, souvenir ... More >>
We are kicking the week off right with delicious savings on Creole, Caribbean, and soul food at La Vie Fusion Bistro & Lounge. Grab today's Houston Press Voice Daily Deal to save 50 percent off of your choice of two deal vouchers: $10 for $20, or $20 for $40. La Vie specializes in soul, Creole/Caju ... More >>
Mason Lankford said, "There will come a day when we forget the Rapture ever even happened," but Rocks Off is keeping an eye out for signs of our impending Armageddon. We were wrong last time, but we're totally right this time! Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock, USAFIt's been a while since we predicted ... More >>
Photo by HPDNoel Sosa-Ruiz: Tries to escape to CubaThe death of 29-year-old Yodani Cruz-Rojas was odd enough -- the father of her children walked into the suburban dentist's office where she worked and killed her in a hail of gunfire -- but now there's an odd finale. The suspected killer, No ... More >>
Photo by Mandy OaklanderAnthony Davis, chef of Reggae HutReggae Hut, the colorful joint on Almeda Road in the Third Ward, serves up delicious Caribbean fare. Customers gobble up oxtails to the sounds of Bob Marley, his lyrics painted elegantly across the walls. Anthony "Tony" Davis is the man ... More >>
Johan Grimonprez's stunning work screens at the Blaffer Museum.
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>
brennerssteakhouse.comA college roommate once theorized that the best times are often had near bodies of water. It's not surprising that she went on to live for many years in Hawaii. I, on the other hand, moved to Houston. In the land of freeways, strip malls and suburban sprawl, it's easy ... More >>
Ask, and you shall receive. Joanna O'Leary was wondering about good places in Houston to dine solo, and reader Gilgameshstockings had a few suggestions: Rioja, Dolce Vita, Poscol, Vieng Thai, Sushi King, Kanomwan, Tan Tan, Doneraki, Jamaica House, One's a Meal, Zake, Aladdin, Niko's, Cova, ... More >>
The restaurant also happens to have wicked awesome to-go containers. It's the little things...J'Ouvert is a huge holiday in the eastern Caribbean, celebrated from Trinidad to the Dominican Republic, that precedes Carnival each year. It's also a brand-new Caribbean restaurant that just opened ... More >>
Photo couttesy NDChris Stewart in Haiti, helping with earthquake reliefChris Stewart was a highly recruited lineman coming out of Klein High School; he chose to go to Notre Dame.After a few bumps, he's thriving, and right now he's taking on a challenge no Irish football player has ever tried: Goi ... More >>
Serving up home-cooked Jamaican soul food.
Amid the chaos that is Haiti, Dr. Patricia Wolff has made ending child malnutrition her life's work.
Patricia Wolff is not a doctor to be messed with -- she's a black belt who carries a stun gun and pepper spray. All three can come in handy in disaster-stricken Haiti.Wolff, a St. Luois pediatrician, is on the island trying to fight starvation and disease with "medika mamba," which is peanut butt ... More >>
Greetings from Florida. By the time you read this, Hollywood Shuffle will be well entrenched in the Sunshine State on our annual pilgrimage to visit family, douse ourselves in cuba libres and eat our body weight in Cuban pulled-pork sandwiched and plantains. It's long been a dream of HWS's to visit ... More >>
Voices Breaking Boundaries uses art, music and poetry to address recent and past disasters in Pakistan, Haiti and here
Over the next two weeks, Rocks Off will be previewing acts performing at this year's Houston International Festival Saturday and Sunday and April 24-25 broken down by genre (loosely, anyway) and with a guest pick from a true insider: iFest Director of Performing Arts Rick Mitchell. Today, the Caribb ... More >>
The Houston arts community responds to the Haitian people's need for help
The first guavas of the season are starting to appear in the stalls behind Canino's. Guayaba is the Spanish word for guava. The fruit is native to North America, and the word derives from the Arawak tribe of the Caribbean, who called a guava tree a "guayabo." The green-skinned, white-fleshed ... More >>
Photo by Mike GiglioWhere: Reggae Hut, 4814 Almeda Rd., 713-520-7171What $13 gets you: Any main course or seafood dish, which will be more than enough. Favorites include the jerk chicken and garlic shrimp, along with a Jamaican take on oxtail. We tried that, mainly because we weren't quite su ... More >>
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El Tiempo's Cuba Libre
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