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Chicago

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    April 18, 2014

    We've Narrowed Down the Most Underrated Pizza...Vote Now!

    Last week, we talked pizza. No, Houston isn't generally recognized as a great pizza city like New York or Chicago, but your responses to our query about the most underrated pies in town reminded me of just how many pizza joints we have here. You even alerted me to some spots where I can get deep dis ... More >>

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    November 7, 2013
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    June 24, 2013

    I Long For Deep Dish Pizza in Houston

    In a few weeks I'm going to Chicago, and in addition to catching up with friends and family, I am really really looking forward to having some deep dish pizza. I don't mean pizza that has an extra thick crust and uses crushed tomatoes instead of sauce. Many pizzas masquerade as Chicago-style deep d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    New Rolling Stones Tour Bypasses Houston For Now

    The Rolling Stones announced the dates of their 2013 North American tour Wednesday morning, and Houstonians who were hoping to see the band on the North American edition of their 50th anniversary celebration will have to either hop on a plane or wait for a possible second leg. The tour, announced o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Our Top 5 Online Food Gifts for Christmas

    Deciding what to send your loved ones living in other states is a difficult task. But, there are online companies that will ship delicious food all over the country and your friends and family are sure to love them. Here is our top five list of online food gifts you can send across the country for ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012
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    May 7, 2012

    Go Way Out to Eat: 5 Favorite Dining Destinations

    Food & Wine magazine recently featured a series of articles on culinary destinations, or "...the world's best food pilgrimages," as they put it. While it was indeed interesting, I must say that places like Bangkok, Rome and India are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to food travels. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Amanda McGraw of Brasserie 19

    Amanda McGraw not only has work ethic, but loyalty. Over the last year, she's been the woman behind the kitchen of the glitzy, hugely successful Brasserie 19, withstanding early kitchen shake-ups and emerging as the de-facto Chef de Cuisine, where she is responsible for menu development and training ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Avacu Arroyo: Second Brother Arrested In 41-Year-Old Bar Killing

    It took a while, but they got their men​They'd been on the run from murder charges for more than 40 years, but the second of two brothers wanted for a 1980 bar killing has been arrested in Chicago and extradited here. Avacu Arroyo, 60, and his brother Epifanio Jaime Arroyo, 55, "used multiple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    Where Are We Eating?

    Depending on your point of view, sometimes Houston can look a little bit like skyscraper-saturated New York or Chicago. This particular window from a favorite old haunt affords a view not often appreciated -- but do you recognize it? Think you know where we're eating this week? ​Leave your be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Houston Is an International "City of Opportunity"

    There's opportunity in them thar skyscrapers.​A big new report by PwC, which used to be PriceWaterhouseCoopers, says Houston is one of 26 "Cities of Opportunity" in the world today. The only other American cities: New York, LA, Chicago and San Francisco. Pretty classy company. We came in 11 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Beyonce's 4 & 11 Other Numerical Album Titles

    ​Beyonce is not the first artist to title her album after a number. Here are 11 more - one of which B may have to unseat from the top of the charts when her fourth solo album, 4, is released next month. Chicago, Chicago III-Twenty 1 (1971-91): Chicago had a simple formula for naming albums: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Off the Wall: A James Coney Island Chicago Dog

    A James Coney Island dog.​Katharine Shilcutt's article on Sonic's version of a Chicago dog inspired many readers to weigh in on the American classic. Here's the ever-popular Fatty FatBastard, on what James Coney Island was serving up: "I keep telling you to go to James Coney Island for their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    The Chicago Dog at Sonic: A Passable Imitation

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​Understanding that the mere headline alone may cause cringes and howls among Chicago dog connoisseurs, I'm going to come swiftly to the point on this one: The Chicago-style hot dog that Sonic is currently serving for $1.99 is not even in the same league as a true V ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    February 10, 2011
  • Music

    February 3, 2011
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    February 3, 2011

    Icy Weather & Plants: Five Tips From a Decided Non-Expert

    These could be your cold...ummm....leaves and branch​Cold weather continues to envelop Houston, although not to the degree that anyone in Chicago would notice. But any below-freezing temperatures always bring with them loud and insistent demands that everyone wrap up their plants. We wanted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    What a Crock: Italian Beef

    ​The Rundown I'm guessing a certain Houston Press writer might enjoy making this recipe. I too became a fan of the classic sandwich on a recent visit to Chicago. The rump roast is a perfect cut of meat for the crock pot. I found a recipe that got great reviews from about a thousand people, a ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 9, 2010
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    December 9, 2010

    Top 5 Food WTFs

    emurrayIt's okay to call it a sampling.​Enough is enough. These food terms are overused. I'm tired of seeing them on signs and reading them on menus. Gastropub Here's the evolution of this word--first it was pub, then bar, then bar and grill, then bar and grille, back to pub, and now it's ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    $7 at Chicago Pizza

    ​Where? Chicago Pizza, 1777 Airline, 713-862-2828. What $7 gets you: There are two sandwiches that will run you about $7: an Italian deli meat option and an Eggplant Parmesan. The price includes a hearty helping of your choice of side: fries, soup or salad. I selected the eggplant sandwich wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Where Are We Eating?

    A Chicago dog that's been dragged through the garden, just as it should be. Which restaurant in Houston is serving up these bad boys? Leave your best guess in the comments section below. ​

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    A Taste of Chicago: 3 Things That Would Do Well in Houston

    Bloody Mary flight over brunch at Bin in Wicker Park.​I recently took a five-day trip to Chicago -- my first vacation in three years -- to revel in the cool weather, the lake breezes, the iconic architecture, the absorbing museums, and, of course, the food. Chicago's evolution into a culinary ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2010

    2010 Year-Round Exhibition

    Aerosol Warfare is thinking out of the can for this year’s group show

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    The Search For 2010's Top Summer Jam Stops Right Here

    ​Since at least the late '60s, summer songs have been a pop radio staple. No one did them better than Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, who issued waves of singles about catchin' a wave, surfer girls, and little deuce coups that made those summer drives to the beach sizzle with cool sounds. C ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 15, 2010
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    February 18, 2010

    Lonesome Onry And Mean: Two Chicago Cats Remember A "Diamond Ring" And "Spanish Harlem"

    Los Angeles-based Cary Baker's Conqueroo is one of the go-to publicity firms for folks in the roots-music game. Baker grew up in Chicago and has been instrumental in keeping the memory of a number of old-time Chicago bluesmen like Arvella Gray's memory and music alive. His earliest song memory: "My ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Artopia Preview: Going GONZO With Obama

    That crazy house on Alabama, painted by GONZO247. ‚ÄčThe Houston Press Artopia party is Saturday, and Hair Balls is previewing a different participating artist each day this week. Artopia will feature 27 artists, as well as live art and music performances, fashion shows, and a presentation of the Pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Idol Beat: A Lot of Hot Air In the Windy City

    ​So here we are with our pants on the ground, in the second week of American Idol, and it'll be another month before auditions end. At first I was pleasantly surprised to find that last night's episode was just an hour: I did my time in the trenches with Dancing With the Stars and assumed tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    American Idol: A Lot of Hot Air in the Windy City

    ​So here we are with our pants on the ground, in the second week of American Idol, and it'll be another month before auditions end. At first I was pleasantly surprised to find that last night's episode was just an hour: I did my time in the trenches with Dancing With the Stars and assumed that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Where the Kids Hang

    ​Chicago's Pizza was our choice one night for some deep-dish madness. The location we tried was closed, and the sign mentioned the two Chicago's restaurants had been consolidated. Both menus were on offer at the 1777 Airline Drive location. We arrived and noticed it felt very snug -- most of t ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 28, 2009

    Advanced Mexican Studies

    Where are all the professionals and college degrees?

  • Music

    May 21, 2009
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    January 13, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra Coming to Volcano

    Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra with John Cale (third from left) As usually happens just after New Year's, bands and venues are scrambling to line up Houston gigs during South By Southwest. Under the Volcano (2349 Bissonnet) owner Pete Mitchell has scored an early coup, lining up Chicago powerhouse th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Semi-Catastrophe For Catastrophic Theatre

    Catastrophic Theatre, the successor to Infernal Bridegroom Productions, has had to delay its production of Spirits to Enforce by a week and also cut that week from the planned three-week run of the play.It's because of illness, says CT's Jason Nodler."With a cast of 12, who are all on stage from sta ... More >>

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    July 4, 2008
  • Music

    June 12, 2008

    Season in the Sun, Part II

    Sizing up the summer's classic-rock scorecard

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    May 19, 2008
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    April 28, 2008
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    March 23, 2008
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    February 28, 2008

    Barack Obama and Me

    It was the year 2000 and I was a young hungry reporter in Chicago covering a young hungry state legislator

  • Dining

    November 15, 2007
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    August 29, 2007
  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    Eleventh Dream Day

    Zeroes & Ones

  • Music

    May 20, 2004

    Hound Dog Taylor

    Release the Hound (Alligator)

  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    Hit the Decks

    Chicago DJ luminary Bad Boy Bill keeps the house raw and raunchy

  • Dining

    September 4, 2003
  • Music

    April 17, 2003

    Wesley Willis

    Wednesday, April 23

  • Dining

    July 18, 2002

    Dog Days

    How to find a real Chicago hot dog without flying to O'Hare

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