In Part 1 of our Chef Chat, we learned about Mark Holley's extensive experiences at some of the best restaurants in the United States, including Brennan's, Commander's Palace and his prior restaurant, Pesce. In Part 2, we'll learn more about his latest endeavor, Holley's Seafood Restaurant & Oyste ... More >>
On Tuesday, June 3, Damian's Cucina Italiana will host a wine tasting event featuring selections from Cru Artisan Wines. From 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., guests will spend time upstairs in the Italian restaurant sampling vino, including Banfi Centine Rosso, Fontanelle Chardonnay and San Angelo Pinot Grigio ... More >>
Remember back before he was a James Beard Award winner when Underbelly's Chris Shepherd used to sling hash browns in a lowly Waffle House? OK, so it was a one-time gig this past February to practice for the Waffle House Smackdown, a short-order cooking competition at the 2014 Charleston Wine Food ... More >>
It's not too late to learn how to make a great Thanksgiving meal. Sur la Table will host several Thanksgiving cooking classes centered around recipes from the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten. On Sunday, November 24, the Houston River Oaks location will host a class from 2:30-5:30 p.m. for $95 per pers ... More >>
Where have you been all my life?
The heat has managed to squelch my appetite, yet I still hunger for chocolate. Go figure. Usually, I would bake up a batch of brownies to satisfy my craving, but lately I can't bear to turn on the oven. A candy bar is an easy, cheap and even cooling way to appease my sweet tooth, especially if I st ... More >>
From the mailbag, a reader request for ramps: Ramps, which are basically wild leeks, are widely available in other parts of the country in the spring. Where can Houstonians find lovely spring vegetables like ramps, fiddleheads, etc? Tried Trader Joe's, no luck. Houston needs our ramps! Sorry to ... More >>
HGO's production of Showboat lacks substance.
Who are they? Tiffany Tyler has been part of Central City Co-op since 2003, where she started as a member and volunteer; today she is Chair of the Board of Directors, and is the "public face" of Central City Co-Op. Her day job is with an oil and gas company, but she considers herself an evangelist ... More >>
With his trademark Southern flair and down-to-earth flavor, G. Garvin spotlights Houston's own Pizzitola's, home of real barbecue and famous for fall-off-the-bone ribs, tonight. Airing tonight on The Cooking Channel, Road Trip With G. Garvin takes in "The Best of the Bayou," with the Atlanta nati ... More >>
The last time we visited the cinemaudio work of Houston's own Jennifer Grassman it was because her and her filmmaker sister Kaitlin had cobbled together the suicidally fantastic music video "Bedroom Door." The work showed off Jennifer's penchant for vintage Americana as well as her angelic, ethereal ... More >>
Houston is the only Texas city recognized by the magazine in its top 10 list.Southern Living's senior travel editor Paula Disbrowe knows Texas. The chef and food writer will be celebrating her 10th year of living in the Lone Star State this coming January, and was happy to report that a Texa ... More >>
Photo by Mai PhamChef Terrence Gallivan in the kitchenYesterday, we chatted with Pilot Light Restaurant Groups Chef Terrence Gallivan about his experience as a chef in some of New York's finest restaurants. Today he shares what brought him to Houston, and a bit about what to expect from Pilot ... More >>
Houston rapper Marcus Manchild and his label partners at AMG (Authentik Music Group), Wodie, George, Chad and Nate, just finished traveling the country as part of the Smoker's Club Tour, headlined by Method Man, Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T. The Smoker's Club tour was at Warehouse Live November 11 (read ... More >>
Dances listed in "Land of 1,000 Dances": Pony | Bony Maronie | Mashed Potato | Alligator | Watusi | The Jerk Tomorrow morning at 10 a.m., the Houston Press will host a great big production number in our parking lot at 1621 Milam St. downtown for National Dance Day. After a few practice runs (we a ... More >>
"Almost heaven, West Virginia...."I understand my responsibility on Hair Balls is to provide sports-related content. But frankly, sometimes a story comes across my desk that is so transcendent in its dysfunction and so detrimental to my faith in mankind that it must be covered in this space, ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseClay Aiken Jones Hall February 14, 2011 While most people celebrated Valentine's Day last night, we headed to Jones Hall to see former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken. While it wasn't necessarily our ideal way to spend the most romantic of all holidays, we'd by lying ... More >>
A gentleman from Animal Farm lays out some bait to capture the elusive ManBearPig, said to be delicious if prepared properly.Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where trading leftover Halloween candy has eclipsed fantasy football around the office. We've even got a st ... More >>
Found in an atticAnyone who's visited the Texas capitol in Austin has seen the epic painting depicting the Battle of San Jacinto, where Sam Houston whipped up on the Mexican Army.There was a smaller, slightly different version of it by the artist, H.A. McArdle, but he kept it after a commission p ... More >>
Shrimp grits started out as a seasonal fisherman’s dish of shrimp cooked in bacon grease served over creamy grits in the Low Country where they were also known as “breakfast shrimp.” The simple seafood breakfast became an iconic Southern dish after Craig Claiborne wrote about it in the New Yor ... More >>
This Baylor medical "expert" cashed in on infomercials. Now he's showing how things go better with Coke.
Despite the mounting evidence of innocence, a convict remains in prison
Almost nobody -- not even the trial judge or the victim -- thinks John Michael Harvey molested a child. So why's he still serving 40 years in prison?