Houston's 10 Best Patios
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 >>
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 >>
The Top 12 Texas Junk Foods.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Peggy's new Prius had less than 600 miles on the odometer when she tried merging into traffic one day. The car accelerated on its own instead, and even though she pumped the brakes over and over, she was half a mile down the freeway before it shut down. Peggy didn't trust her Prius after that. It's ... More >>
So Ike kicked your ass. It blew in a couple of windows and let in rain and debris and left your rugs soaking. But putting up plywood is such a pain in the ass. Plus, you would kill yourself before you'd become one of the living cliches of a hapless guy running to Home Depot two days before a storm ... More >>
A new Web site should help consumers weed out questionable doctors
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.
In the Southwestern Bell and AT&T slugfest over supposed consumer savings, the biggest sucker punch of all is headed your way
As the death-care industry booms and consolidates, Houston's Service Corporation International is leading the way