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Chile

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Chilean Winemaker Delivers Surprising, Refreshing Food-Friendliness

    "When I was younger," said Chilean winemaker Felipe Tosso last night at an intimate tasting of his wines at Churrascos, "I made big and bold, intense, tannic wines. But now that I'm older [in his early 40s] and now that I'm a father and more mellow, I make more food-friendly wines. I want to have fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Wake Up On New Year's Day With Less Of A Hangover

    Water and Sprite are the best prevention of a hangover

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    The Blame for the Current Government Crisis: Not the Answer You Expected

    American exceptionalism, for being an abstract idea, is a real aspect of American politics. Especially among those on the right -- see, e.g., Sarah Palin -- there is a belief that we are a blessed, unique nation (note the underlying theological tones). Part and parcel of American exceptionalism is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Waiter, I'd Like Some Pie in That Milkshake

    A slice of pie is best accompanied by a scoop of ice cream, or, as some argue, a slice of cheese. And apparently, a milkshake is best accompanied by a slice of pie. Given we live in a country in which we deep-fry Oreos and manufacture two-pound Snickers bars, I am not terribly shocked someone some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Summer Entertaining: Movie Night & DIY Popcorn Bar

    Summer entertaining doesn't have to be limited to the grill. Escape the heat with a movie marathon complete with a DIY Popcorn Bar. All you'll need is freshly popped corn, paper bags or popcorn buckets, and a few fun toppings. Use chalkboards or cardboard to make your own signs, and let guests top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Hatch Chile Menu Specials at Chuy's

    While many local establishments' Hatch chile celebrations are winding down, Chuy's is just getting started. Their annual Hatch Chile Festival began August 20 and will continue through September 9, which means there's plenty of time to try their limited-time-only Hatch chile menu.

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    10 Iconic Final Concerts Plus The End Of Beatlemania

    The Beatles' concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park 46 years ago today was the end of an era for the band. Except for a famously unannounced appearance on top the Apple building two and a half years later, it would be the final live performance that the Fab Four would ever play together. It w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    First (Date) Impression: What Your Restaurant Order Says About You

    People can tell a lot about you in just one date. Especially if it's a dinner date. How much do you care about your appearance? Are you capable of maintaining eye contact? Do you only like to talk about yourself? Do you smell? But it's not just first appearances, dinner conversation and the percen ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    March 16, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Things To Do This Weekend -- In Houston, Not At SXSW

    T-Bone Walker heir Don Kesee, one of the area's Houston's most underheralded bluesmen - which unfortunately is saying something, but watch a little bit of the above clip at Navasota's Blues Alley festival - comes into the city for a gig at the Shakespeare Pub. Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Fast Times: Fork in the Road at Montrose H-E-B

    I'm small but I have a big appetite, so I will admit that this week's Fast Times was basically eaten as an appetizer for the dinner we were heading home to make. I have a terrible habit of going to the grocery store hungry, and it got the best of me this time. My husband and I are now regulars at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    DIY Holiday Gift: Infused Liquor

    Photo by Dana MoosReally getting in the holiday spirit.​Anyone can buy a bottle of Ketel One, throw a bow on it and call it a (holi)day. So this season, I'm kicking it up a notch with a fun and easy DIY holiday gift; some goodie-infused spirits. Here's how to do it: You'll need 1 liter des ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Whataburger's Green Chile Double Cheeseburger

    John Kiely​Houston has many of the best hamburgers in America, but my favorite fast-food burger comes from Blake's, a New Mexico chain whose Lotaburger with green chile and cheese is iconic. Blake's motto speaks for itself: "If you are what you eat, you are awesome." However, Blake's is a on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Join Team Chile, Help Fight AIDS

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email introducingliston@gmail.com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Odd Pair: Frozen Burritos & Chilean Rose

    ​Frozen burritos - the prefect food to eat when you're too lazy to drive to Taco Bell. Next time you're in that same predicament, make yourself feel better by opening a bottle of Calcu's 2009 Rose from Chile. It retails for about $12 a bottle, which is about 50 times the cost of that beef/ bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Wine of the Week: Frontera Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot Blend 2009

    ​In honor of the previously-trapped miners in Chile, I found this cheap magnum of Chilean wine. It seemed the appropriate wine to toast their newfound freedom. Unlike the massive rescue efforts, this wine wasn't incredibly complex. But like the Chilean miners, it had plenty of surprising chara ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Chilean Miners: NASA Touts Its Help In Getting Them Out

    The world's a sucker for trapped-in-a-mine stories ("trapped in a well" works, too), so it's no surprise that a ton of people are following the rescue of those Chilean minors.NASA, which can use all the budget support it can get, wants everyone to know that they played a big role in the rescue, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Chilean Miners: The Important News You Have Missed, Some Of Which Involves Lindsay Lohan

    Also, Texas is suing for trademark infringement​Hey there, Chilean miners -- you are climbing from the depths into the world's heart (copyright pending). As you surface, you are busy signing book and movie deals, getting some off your wife, tasting real food and beer, hoping your colleagues keep u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Wine of the Week: Casa Silva 2009 Reserva Sauvignon Blanc

    RobW_​Goodness gracious, this is a ballsy Sauvignon Blanc from the Colchagua Valley in Chile. It doesn't look like much in the glass, timidly light and unassuming in color and viscosity; barely discernable from ever-so-slightly yellow-green tinted water. However, the nose is incredibly strong, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Ingredient of the Week: Chayote

    Thiago Gama Oliveira​What is it? This squash with an ugly mug is used widely in Central and South American cuisine. It has a very mild flavor, starchy flesh and can be eaten raw or cooked. Fun fact: In Australia, the chayote is known as choko. It was rumored that chokos were used in place of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Chile Mine Disaster: NASA Helps Out

    NASA goes underground​NASA may be out of the moon business and seen a lot of other space-related dreams curtailed, but now it looks like they can direct their energies underground.The government of Chile has asked for NASA's help in dealing with the 33 miners trapped in a tight space a half-mile u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Chile Pancho Hot Sauces

    ​On the way back from a recent trip to Mexico, I wandered into the duty-free area. In the sea of merchandise was a small island of nothing but hot sauces, sitting quietly behind a tower of buy one, get one free tequila. Normally, I choose the El Yucateco habanero hot sauces - both the red and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #25 Special Enchiladas-A-La-Taylor at Spanish Village

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Bobby Heugel's Weekly Cocktail: The Pisco Sour

    ​Peruvians and Chileans drink pisco sours like Texans drink margaritas. For decades, Peru and Chile have viciously fought over the origins of pisco, a grape-based spirit similar to grappa, and the equally famous cocktail the pisco sour. Arguing so fiercely over spirits and cocktails may sound ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #49 Ceviche at Yelapa

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #54 Bun Bo Hue at Kim Chau on Longpoint

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #63 Stuffed Artichoke at Mint Café on Sage

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #71 Paella at Rioja on Kirkwood

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #74 Jalapeño Gefilte Fish at Rustika on Southwest Freeway

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    The Shameless Chef: Chicken Tortilla Casserole

    Did you know you could buy chicken in a can? I did, unsurprisingly.​I have returned with a dirt-simple one for this week, kids. The Shameless Chef has been hitting the sauce pretty hard over SXSW and therefore it's pretty hard to think straight. Is there any way I can have a reverse-interventi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #76 Mac n' Cheese at Two Saints, 12460 Memorial

    ​ Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Top 5 Chicken Soups to Fight Off the Winter Blues

    ​Between the unforgivingly cold and dreary winter we have experienced this season and the plethora of respiratory infections it brings, soup is on our mind - chicken soup. Isn't it funny how we ignore this dish ten months out of the year, but relish it when we need a warming winter pick-me-up? ... More >>

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    March 1, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #90 Fajita Tacos at El Charro, 3801 Harrisburg

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 19, 2009

    "Stenciling Power"

    Somewhere over the rainbow…is the face of Mormon founder Joseph Smith

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Filet Mignon with Texas Maitre D' Butter

    Photo by Robb WalshMaitre d' hotel butter is a flavored butter traditionally made by mixing butter with parsley, lemon, salt and pepper. A pat of the green butter once was a typical garnish with a piece of fish or a chop. It's known as compound butter these days, and the flavorings vary widely. Afte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Bourdain Is Back

    No Reservations is back. The ever-loquacious Anthony Bourdain visited Chile, skipping from Santiago to wine country, the coast and Patagonia, sampling food, waxing poetic and keeping it real the entire time. Here is a recap of the delicious Chilean cuisine and Bourdain-isms from last night's episo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Aftermath: Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood at Toyota Center

    Photos by Daniel Kramer Two words came into Aftermath's head shortly into the show uniting these former Blind Faith bandmates and arguably two of classic rock's biggest stars: peerless musicianship. They stayed with us for the rest of the concert. While we can appreciate the bombast and big show of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Wine Trends for 2009: Quality and Value

    The best wine bars, like the best restaurants, are always a reflection of the owner's vision and personality. 13 Celsius Win Bar in midtown Houston is no exception. On the bar side, proprietor Ian Rosenberg, an architect by profession and training, has transformed a circa-1927 Mediterannean-style b ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 25, 2008
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    September 25, 2008

    History and Memory

    Margarita de la Vega Hurtado looks at Augusto Pinochet's political coup in Chile

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2008

    Tonight: Journey, Heart and Cheap Trick at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    I'm sorry, but if you're not going to tonight's Twotennany at the Mink, there's really only one other show in town. Make that all of Southeast Texas. And probably Central Texas too. We won't even get into North or West Texas. Technically, this classic-rock triple play is sold out, but if you're a re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    Get Lit: Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips, by National Geographic

    Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips, by National Geographic, is a husky 400-page to-do list that includes 400-color photographs and sells for $40. The first word that comes to mind when opening the spine of this baby is stately. All Geographic books are that. For the wande ... More >>

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    October 18, 2007
  • Dining

    May 20, 2004
  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    Always Darkest Before the Dawn

    Trotting out the clichs for a year-ender piece

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Wine Store

    Houston Wine Merchant

  • Dining

    May 30, 2002

    Surprise Ending

    Viva Chile

  • Dining

    January 17, 2002

    Anatomy of a Promotion

    Chile peppers, propane burners and poor public relations add up to a smoke screen at Chuy's

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Florist

    In Bloom

  • Calendar

    August 22, 1996
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