Photo by John SuhThe cheeseburger: how I judge a burger jointI'd never had a taste of Hubcap Grill before, so when they opened up their new grill and beer garden in the Heights last week, it moved to the top of my list of places to try. A few days ago, the temperature was over one hundred, a ... More >>
Each Tuesday and Thursday for the next five weeks, we'll be taking a look at alternatives to cokes for the sticky Houston summer that lays ahead. The first beverage we're examining in this series isn't exactly a hidden treasure. Guaraná Antarctica, produced in Brazil since 1921, is not only ... More >>
Photo by frankienoseThe indescribable Orange Show.My great-grandmother lived in the same little house off Navigation, home to dozens of kids and family gatherings over the decades, until the day she died. Although she never once spoke a word of English, she was clever and sly; she could under ... More >>
Drunken MonkeyJust don't ask him for a lemon drop...After five minutes of sitting at the bar, you would think Randy Eddy knew everyone. He's been a bartender for 16 years and at Mugsy's (2239 Richmond Ave.) for as long as we can remember. Almost every person who walked in shook Randy's hand o ... More >>
We know Easter is coming when Peeps start popping up in the grocery store candy aisle. To be honest, we think they taste pretty bad, but we still have a soft spot for these nostalgic Easter classics. Maybe that's why they're the bestselling non-chocolate Easter candy. What you may not kno ... More >>
There's no doubt that Corporate America knows how to enter a market, break down consumer attitudes and needs, and sell them a product they're going to buy. Pepsi's been around for a minute so you know they know what's up. But in an effort to sell the urban community more of their product (trust us ... More >>
Neither horrific nor disasterrrific, Cormac McCarthy adap takes the path of least resistance.
Photo by Todd SpivakJohn HunsuckerJohn Hunsucker is not a medical doctor. This is one of the first points his many critics tend to make.They make it because Hunsucker, who runs Houston-based NASCO (National Aquatic Safety Company), the third-largest lifeguard training organization in the nation, ... More >>
Chron.com's Anna-Megan Raley had a posting last week dealing with what five changes you would make to baseball were you to become the commissioner. Then she lists the changes that would be made by Roy Oswalt, and Oswalt provided a somewhat decent list: decrease interdivisional matchups, shorten s ... More >>
There is only one actual major league team in Houston to ever win a world title. The Houston Rockets. And there is only one legit major league team in Houston that ever makes the effort to field a winning team every season. And yet there is only one legit major league professional team in this c ... More >>
What a few musicians want under their trees this year
LEED certification is oddly expensive in Houston
That couple in the back row — they're making out big time, but not in the way you think
Did you know that '80s cover band the Spazmatics has clones from coast to coast?
Otabenga Jones & Associates teach us a few things at the Menil
The MFAH shows Robert Chaney and family's contemporary Asian art collection
Our intrepid columnist goes camping and finds it a bare-bones affair
The deflowering of a Rocky Horror Picture Show virgin
Our Nightfly correspondent breaks out the faux-hawk
H-town's top ten rap jams
When David Cronenberg picks up a pistol, Violence begets comedy
Countrified DJ Jester the Filipino Fist is the stand-up comedian of scratchers
The Arcade Fire's vast, spastic music will have you confused, thrilled and begging for more
Just in time for New Year's Eve, The Nightfly and friends put a few hangover drugs to the test
Ryan Chavez and Andrew Morgan wave good-bye to Hands Up Houston
Soundtracks for your Election Night shindigs
Hermann Park vendors are begging the city: Take us back!
The Innkeeper is the best country venue in town. Too bad it's 50 miles away.
Great moments at the Press's Music Awards Showcase
The youngest Escovedo rides his sin-breathing Dragons into town
Eddie Murphy plays Daddy, once more, just be "Cos"
The good, the bad and the ugly rock-star performance contracts
Sharon Osbourne put the local kids of Pure Rubbish in front of millions on MTV. Then things fell apart.
Downtown's latest innovation: boozerdasheries
A customer steps in to keep traditions alive at the Yale St. Grill
Did Johnny Penry's abusive childhood prevent him from developing a moral compass that might have stopped him from murdering Pam Carpenter? Or is he just another cold, calculating killer?
Full-time Friendly, In the Hood, Humanitiy's Teacher
Sensitive, saccharine and practically messianic, Pay It Forward works like a charm
Ant Farm explores the fine art of... waiting
Lonestar returns to the Lone Star State in a blaze of glory
Regine's may not be light on the pocketbook, but it's lovely on the tongue
El Taconazo is a transforming experience, in more ways than one