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  • Dining

    March 7, 2013

    Sitting Pretty

    Houston's 10 Best Patios

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Fraudulent Fish: 50 Percent of Seafood Sold in Texas Mislabeled, New Oceana Study Reports

    Think that tai sushi you're eating is red snapper? It's far more likely to be tilapia, says Oceana, a Washington D.C.-based ocean conservancy organization. This isn't a new concern, of course. Former Houston Press food critic Robb Walsh wrote a scathing expose of the issue back in 2001, "Fish Fraud, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Top 10 Stolen Vehicles in Houston in August

    Ready to buy a new vehicle? Besides checking out insurance prices and Consumer Reports ratings on certain models, you might want to take a look at the accounting Houston cops keep each month of reported thefts. Ford trucks were the fan favorite among Houston's thieves for the month of August, acco ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 5, 2012

    1981 and Now

    The Top 12 Texas Junk Foods.

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    June 2012 Openings & Closings: Nightmares and Dreamscapes

    Correspondence this week from the "It Was Only a Matter of Time" department confirmed that The Moghul's has closed. After one disastrous visit to the place, I was never inclined to go back -- and it appears the restaurant left other guests with the same impression. Moving into the spot, however, is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Make a Gourmet Meal in Half the Time with Our Tips and Tricks

    Don't call it cheating; call it a shortcut. Very few of us these days have the time or energy to make phyllo dough from scratch or even to simply chop vegetables. And if you're trying to host a nice dinner for friends or cook a good meal for your loved ones, there's absolutely nothing wrong with us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    For Cold and Flu Season: Which Cough Syrup Tastes Best?

    Nature Fusion had points docked for being ridiculously, outlandishly difficult to open.​General holiday stress, wildly schizophrenic weather and two weekends in a row of driving to Dallas-Fort Worth has taken its toll on me: I have a cold. It happens once a year, despite my best efforts. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    The Best and Worst Celebrity Endorsements

    What is she... Is she literally pouring herself a glass of wine?​A few weeks back, I saw a Tweet from my friend Melissa, who found herself alternately captivated and horrified by what she'd come across in her local Kroger. It was a sign advertising a line of Pinot Grigio from Ramona Singer (ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Rating Consumer Reports Top Ranked Frozen Pizzas

    Frozen pizza can be delicious and photogenic: Amy's Cornmeal Crust 3 Cheese Pizza with mozzarella, Parmesan, and goat cheese.​Recently, Consumer Reports asked the question, "Can a frozen pizza truly satisfy anyone other than discriminating kids? In other words, you?" The answer: Yes. Among the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Food Safety Modernization Act Passes, But at What Cost?

    This...probably won't happen to your friendly local farm. Geez, Alex Jones...​Yesterday afternoon, President Obama signed what's being called "one of the most expansive food regulation bills in living memory," the Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA), effectively creating a new arm of the Food ... More >>

  • News

    July 11, 2002

    Medical Alert

    A new Web site should help consumers weed out questionable doctors

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    No Secrets

    Health providers, insurance companies, researchers and government agencies all want your medical records. And it doesn't matter whether you want them released or not.

  • News

    May 20, 1999

    Calling the Shots

    In the Southwestern Bell and AT&T slugfest over supposed consumer savings, the biggest sucker punch of all is headed your way

  • News

    February 17, 1994

    Dying for Dollars

    As the death-care industry booms and consolidates, Houston's Service Corporation International is leading the way