Charles Grey

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    NASA is Working on a Warp Drive: Five Other Sci-Fi Things They Should Make Real

    NASA physicist Harold White is boldly going where no one has gone before with his work on a warp drive. White has been working on the project since 2010 and it's so Star Trek-inspired that the designs are modeled on the Star Trek warp drive. Who knows if an actual warp drive will ever exist, but th ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 20, 2014

    Sur Latin Peruvian Cuisine

    A first look at this new restaurant.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    10 Items To Buy At Hubbell & Hudson Market Before It Closes

    A few months ago, Hubbell & Hudson Market was hopping with shoppers. The entrance was filled with fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, displays of gorgeous bouquets and shelves of holiday-themed treats. As you walked through the store, you were greeted with samples of artisanal cheeses and meats, f ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 6, 2014

    Where to Eat on Valentine's Day

    FYI, it's on a Friday.

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    Where to Eat on Saint Valentine's Day 2014: FYI, It's On A Friday

    This year, Valentine's Day is on a Friday. In other words, everyone will be vying for a reservation at one of the many Houston restaurants offering a special meal on the day of romance. Don't be that guy or gal who forgets to make a reservation in advance, especially if your special someone is expec ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 14, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Doughnut Spots

    The rest of the best 2013.

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Top 5 French Bakeries in Houston: Bon App├ętit

    One of my fondest memories of traveling to Paris was buying a baguette that was as tall as I was. My mother and I gathered slices of prosciutto, pont l'Eveque cheese, apples, strawberries and grapes from a farmers market to make a picnic lunch behind the Eiffel Tower - all we needed was some bread. ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 3, 2013

    Food Expiration Date Labels

    What do they really mean?

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Build-A-Bar: Become Bewitched by Strega, Deliciously

    When I was a kid, I was scared of Tomie dePaola. I'm not entirely certain why, but something about the thick line-drawn characters and heavy-handed, morality play narratives in his children's books was deeply unsettling to my 8-year-old self. Strega Nona, in particular, terrified me. Even the words, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    This Week in Food Blogs: Sweet Treats and Meat Debates

    Patty and David Said...: Well, Patty and David beat me to it. I've been wanting to get over to Bite Macarons since I first heard of its opening to check it out and maybe do a quick write-up of what it has to offer. But Patty and David did it first. Or rather, Lindy Stamper, who contributes to the bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Homemade Pop-Tarts

    Who doesn't love a Pop-Tart? Even as college students, my roommates and I have Pop-Tarts in our kitchen at all times; it's a childhood classic that'll always stand the test of time. Last week on Pinterest, I made cupcakes with Earl Grey tea for a sophisticated treat, but this week, I stumbled upon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Earl Grey Tea Cupcakes

    I've never liked making ordinary white, vanilla or chocolate cupcakes; they need some extra pizazz or an interesting ingredient for me to want to make them. I stumbled upon these cupcakes a while back on Pinterest, but never really thought to try to make them. It was definitely one of those pins I p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Foie Gras Bubble Gum and 5 Other Items We Can't Believe Exist

    Ever come up with an innovative, couldn't be more perfect, fan-freaking-tastic idea, only to discover someone's already come up with it? Well, this is the complete opposite... You see, in these cases, we can't seem to wrap our heads around the fact that these items, in real life. It tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    A World Tour of Honey

    Those who know me know I hate high fructose syrup sweeteners and avoid products that contain them whenever possible. Lately I've been having a lot of fun trying different honeys from around the world. There was the delicious Tej (Ethiopian honey wine) that I enjoyed at the Blue Nile, for example. ... More >>

  • Music

    November 8, 2007
  • Culture

    March 10, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    February 24, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Film

    November 18, 2004

    Peter Panache

    J.M. Barrie gets a Hollywood makeover in Finding Neverland

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Tea and Strumpets

    If feminism is dead, we don't care for its legacy: A choice between lunching or lapdancing