Houston Grand Opera gets off to a great start with the beginning of its epic march through Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung.
Gatsby's sometimes great, but not always good.
CultureMap: I look forward to Ruthie Johnson Miller's "Where To Eat Right Now" post every month, as a quick and coherent round-up of the restaurants (and bars and food trucks and more) that are most ably capturing Houston's short attention span at the moment. The list for March includes a few newcom ... More >>
Chili Bob's Houston Eats: If two Nicaraguan restaurants in the same location both fail, what do you do? You open a third Nicaraguan restaurant there, as Bruce found out last week when he tried Selva Negra for the first time. (Its previous incarnations were Managua and Nicaragua Restaurant.) Arbitra ... More >>
From the Gutt: Riffing on last week's post from First We Feast which listed 20 things "everyone thinks about the food world (but nobody will say)" is local blogger Tom Gutting, who normally writes about wine but has now made me wish he'd write about other food-related topics with much more regularit ... More >>
29-95: It's a New Year's Day must to indulge in a restorative brunch after a night of festivities. 29-95's Syd Kearney has an excellent list of places to do so, including plenty of favorites in and out of the Loop. Eater Houston: Speaking of...here's another very handy list, this one for all the ho ... More >>
Eater Houston: What's a typical shift like for one of the best, most baddest-ass female bartenders in the country? Eater Houston contributor Rachel Brill spends an evening with Yael Vengroff to find out, and quickly discovered that shaking drinks all night only looks like fun: "Yael finally relieved ... More >>
Battlesong: Weapons Grade, one of our favorite local food blogs, has been given a new, more appropriate title: Battlesong. It's fitting for the types of war cries that Justin Vann issues on his blog, including the latest about the prevalence of Angry Birds everywhere you look. He even confronted the ... More >>
Weapons Grade: Justin Vann, sommelier at Oxheart, continues to write some of the most interesting and enlightening prose-poetry about what it means to work in the service industry. "Tell me what I'm tasting in this pourover." "Can you believe who they hired for their sous?" "Why don't you do another ... More >>
CultureMap: Each month, Ruthie Johnson Miller compiles a handy list to the 10 hottest restaurants in the city for CultureMap. Whether they be newly opened or just newly interesting, these are the 10 places she suggests checking out in August. Arbitrary Criticism: New chef Chandler Rothbard must alr ... More >>
Delicious Mischief: If you have been lucky enough to get your hands on some dewberries -- one of the great edible treats in the Texas summers -- radio host John DeMers has a great idea for what you should do with them... Make dewberry cobbler, of course. Blue Jean Gourmet: Speaking of terrific Texa ... More >>
Arbitrary Criticism: Go ahead and start the Wednesday with a laugh: Catherine Martin visits Joe's Crab Shack in Kemah, where she "immediately fell in love." Why? "Do you know what they have in the middle of the tables there? Buckets for you to put your trash in. Just sunk into the table." That's why ... More >>
Eater Houston: You look like you could use a stiff drink. (Yes, I know it's only 7 a.m.) Luckily, Eater's new editor Eric Sandler has put together quite the useful list for just that purpose. The latest cocktail "heatmap" features some of our favorites, like Line & Lariat (for its new Manhattan seri ... More >>
Arbitrary Criticism: New (to us) food blog alert! And this one is hilarious. Welcome to Arbitrary Criticism, a food blog written by Catherine Martin -- a University of Houston student majoring in restaurant management, so you know she's bona fide. In her latest entry, Martin visits Dry Creek Cafe, f ... More >>
HGO's Ariadne, an opera about opera, is both serious and funny.
Baz Luhrmann makes movies--and audiences--in his own image
The delightfully eccentric Moulin Rouge giddily juggles eras