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Crescent City

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in EaDo (You Won't Be Sorry)

    We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town. So far, we've covered Montrose, River Oaks, Midtown, and Upper Kirby. Today, we're sharing our thoughts on the little section of the city known as East Downtown (or EaDo for all of you non-haters). Here' ... More >>

  • Music

    April 18, 2013

    World Beat: The Music of iFest

    Performers from New Orleans to Zimbabwe enliven this year's Brazilian-themed Houston International Festival.

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Acts You Shouldn't Miss at iFest's First Weekend

    Rocks Off asked our staff members who will be covering the Houston International Festival for us this weekend to give us one or two choices for artists they don't want to miss. Forro In the Dark Bud Light World Music Stage, 2:30 p.m. Saturday/Center Stage, 6:30 p.m. Saturday As one of the first ac ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 24, 2013

    The Dan Marino Restaurants

    The 13 restaurants that nearly made our 30 essential Texas restaurants list.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Top 10 Restaurants in River Oaks

    The last time we tackled the Top 10 restaurants in River Oaks, Tony Mandola's was still open in what is now Brasserie 19's spot in the River Oaks Shopping Center. Needless to say, things have changed a bit in three years. And in spite of its ritzy exterior, River Oaks still has plenty of inexpensive ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2012
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    April 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Bartender Chat: Susan of The Big Easy

    It's Mardi Gras weekend, y'all, and I can't think of a better place to kick off the party than The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, a little slice of NOLA in the Bayou City. I stopped in earlier this week to get a jump start on my bon temps since this Thibodaux native will be celebrating Mardi Gra ... More >>

  • Music

    September 15, 2011
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    June 27, 2011

    Top Five "Non-Bro" Sports Bars

    thesegoto11.wordpress.comUpturned collar, one of the classic indicators you might be a bro​From the response I got to the question "What is your favorite 'non-dude / non-bro' or 'douchebag-free' place to watch sports in Houston?" on Facebook, it would seem that a sans-bro sports bar is somethi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Food Fight: Battle Beignets

    Photo by Matthew DresdenChez Beignets II​A few years ago, when I spent a month getting around Houston entirely by public transit, I found myself checking out from Central Market one warm spring evening at 10 p.m. It had just rained, and the air was fresh and cool, and I didn't feel like waitin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Crescent City Beignets

    ​Sometimes, nothing satisfies quite like a plate full of hot dough, fat, and sugar. I'm speaking, of course, of beignets. When the mood strikes, these pillowy confections simply can't be replaced. People may try to ply you with Indian fry bread, funnel cakes, or perhaps even sopapillas. The pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    Photo courtesy of AvaInside Ava Kitchen & Whiskey Bar​First things first, for anyone who might be heading out to Skewers (3991 Richmond, 713-599-1444) for its grand reopening: Don't. At least, not yet. The restaurant's PR team emailed us an explanation for the delay this week: Skewers is not ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 4, 2010
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    November 3, 2010

    I Put A Spell On You: The Vixens And Visuals Of Voodoo Fest

    Photos by Mark C. AustinMGMT: "Ruh Roh! Better play something off the first album!"​Village Voice Media dispatched Houston photographer Mark C. Austin to New Orleans this past weekend for the Voodoo Music Experience, the Crescent City's annual three-day Halloween engorgement of live music and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Stirred & Shaken: Jackson's Watering Hole's Sazerac

    Troy Fields​Heading into New Orleans on I-55, just before you cross the fourth-longest bridge in the world (and the second-longest in south Louisiana), you'll pass a couple remote restaurants/bars that for reasons I can't explain fit perfectly in the alluvial landscape. The exterior of NOLA-th ... More >>

  • Music

    August 19, 2010
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    July 27, 2010

    On the Road in New Orleans

    Shrimp and grits from Surrey's.​With the economy in the dumps and airline companies being more annoying than ever, more and more people are choosing to spend their summer vacation at closer, drivable locales. One popular destination is the Crescent City. With its old-world charm, plethora of g ... More >>

  • Music

    June 17, 2010
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    March 31, 2010

    Top 10 Restaurants in Upper Kirby

    ​Let's leave aside a second some of the things we hate about the Upper Kirby district -- the bizarre desire to forge a connection with the U.K. based solely on sharing the same initials and installing anachronistic red phone booths on random street corners, the fact that Kirby itself is always ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Beignets at The Big Mamou

    ​On a basic level, beignets are French doughnuts, pastries of deep-fried dough sprinkled with powdered sugar and served piping hot with a side of coffee. Much like free drinks and lottery tickets, they are impossible to turn down -- warm, sweet and crisp-golden. Yet despite their splendor, few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2009

    Live From ACL: Buckets of Rain, and a Bright Spot or Two

    Photos by Chris GrayThis photo was NOT taken Saturday. Trust us.‚Äč The streak is over. In eight years, Austin City Limits has seen plenty of days of unbearable heat, but hardly any rain. The most significant time was during Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' headlining 2006 set, but even that was m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    New Orleans Brass Band Invades Big Top Tomorrow

    ​In a late and welcome addition to the Big Top Lounge's calendar, tomorrow night finds the New Orleans Hustlers Brass Band making their Main Street debut. Fans of the Rebirth, Dirty Dozen or Hot 8 brass bands will dig these guys, most of whom settled here after Katrina but have played out more ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2009
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    August 20, 2009

    Josh Neufeld

    Josh Neufeld's Katrina comic isn't kid stuff

  • Music

    August 20, 2009
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    July 16, 2009
  • Dining

    April 23, 2009

    Roast Beef and Fried Rice

    Calliope's turns out authentic New Orleans food with an Asian twist

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    The Whole Wide World: Toubab Krewe's Live at the Orange Peel

    Toubab Krewe Live at the Orange Peel (Upstream) www.toubabkrewe.com Listening to Toubab Krewe, you'd never guess that all its members hail not from the Western African nation of Mali, but from Asheville, N.C., where the band recorded its latest disc at the Orange Peel - the same venue where ... More >>

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    August 22, 2008
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    June 4, 2008
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    January 18, 2008
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    May 1, 2007
  • Calendar

    June 8, 2006
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    June 8, 2006
  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    My Darlin' New Orleans

    What hath God wrought?

  • Music

    May 5, 2005

    Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes

    Thursday, May 5, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899.

  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    The Radiators

    Saturday, April 16, at Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak Drive, 713-862-3838.

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Brunch

    Brennan's

  • Music

    December 7, 2000

    Playbill

    The Iguanas

  • Music

    September 28, 2000
  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Beignets

    Crescent City Beignets

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Closer to Home

    Not all the best acts at the festival carry passports

  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    Swamp Ghosts

    Racial tensions still haunt Geno Delafose's Louisiana stomping ground

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    Zydeco's Birthplace

    Hint: It's where you're standing

  • Dining

    March 4, 1999
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    April 9, 1998
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    October 31, 1996
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    April 18, 1996
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    February 10, 1994
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