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Cuba

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Dish of the Week: The Cuban Sandwich

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. When it come to classic sandwiches, the pressed Cuban sandwich is easily one of the best. Made with roast pork, ham, Swiss chees ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    It's Back To The Future As The Rice Owls Seek A Conference Title

    The Americans had yet to get into space the last time the Rice Owls football team won an outright conference championship. Ike had yet to warn the world of the menace of the military-industrial complex. JFK was just another senator. U.S. tourists could still travel to Cuba. The Astrodome was just a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Hurricane Season 2013: Tropical Storm Chantal Forms in the Atlantic

    Our third named storm of the season is Tropical Storm Chantal in the southern Atlantic near 10 degrees north. The National Hurricane Center designated Chantal last night as it began to form a surface circulation southeast of the Lesser Antilles. Chantal is moving quickly to the west-northwest and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    A Look Inside Batanga Tapas Drinks, Now Open Downtown

    There's been a lot of talk about downtown Houston's "revival," sparked by a spate of restaurant and bar openings near Main Street. But the word "revival" seemed grossly inappropriate as I drove to Batanga Tapas Drinks this past Saturday for its media preview party, as the word itself suggests that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Free Radicals Examine Both Sides of The Freedom Fence

    Free Radicals are, strangely enough, one of Houston's most stable ensembles. Their music may vary wildly from song to song, from jazz and klezmer to ska and rap, but the band drummer Nick Cooper started in 1996 has had a steady core of members for most of those years. Baritone saxophonist Pete Sulli ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Latin Nights

    Note: This article was written by Rolando Rodriguez and Marco Torres. In March of this year, Houston beat the likes of Los Angeles and New York as the most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the country and that landmark development was mainly due to the growth of Latinos. Back in 1990, Latin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Free for All: Art Without a Price Tag

    Houston gets a visit from architect Hermes Mallea who is dropping by Brazos Bookstore on Friday to sign his book Great Houses of Havana: A Century of Cuban Style. The book features wonderful photographs of some of the most beautiful homes in Havana. One shows a courtyard, glowing in the evening lig ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2011
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    September 8, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Top Five: Cheap Booze

    ​After mastering a tartly correct margarita three years ago, I decided to keep going, and make every classic cocktail that doesn't involve weird liquor. Sixty-nine, so far. As I searched bartending sites, mixology blogs, culinary forums, print stuff and liquor reviews, these bottles of gin, v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Garden Fresh: Five Hot Weather Plants

    ​Once the temp hits 96, in the shade, most garden crops won't set fruit. The peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers already growing will continue to do so, but few new ones will appear. That's when I turn my attention to things that grow in pots, which can be easily watered and moved to shadier spo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Saturday Night: Erykah Badu At Arena Theatre

    Photos by Rizoh​Erykah Badu Arena Theatre May 21, 2011 Even if she never drops another album, Erykah Badu will still go down as one of the most important artists of our generation. Few can massage a neo-soul groove, seduce a jazz tune, and straddle a hip-hop beat the way she can. On the same ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Last Night: Jimmy Buffett At Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Photos by Jay Lee​Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 5, 2011 See more changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes in our slideshow. Blowing through the jasmine of our mind, Aftermath once got it in our head somehow that Jimmy Buffett wrote "Margaritavill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Best Broccoli in America

    ​We know Houston has the best hamburger selection in the nation, and coming soon near you, the best real mojito north of Havana. A bigger surprise is that Houston has the best climate for growing rich and flavorful broccoli, and everyone I've served it to agrees that it's the best they've eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Vintage Cocktails: The Mary Pickford

    1937 copy of La Florida recipe book​Last week I told you about the La Florida Bar in Havana, Cuba, "la catedral del Daiquiri." This week's drink comes from a brittle 1937 copy of that bar's recipe book, which was found at a flea market. The book is old enough that each recipe is in both Spani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Vintage Cocktails: The Fine Art of the Daiquiri

    It's a fine art indeed.​The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks is a hard-to-find but indispensable cocktail manual first published in 1948. My barstained copy (it was stained before I got to it) came from a southside Houston thrift store and was marked down to $9.95. The out-of-print book now goes on A ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2010

    Buena Vista Social Club

    The film that jump-started a return to the limelight by Rubén Gonzáles and Compay Segundo left one huge question unanswered: Why weren't they onstage for the last 50 years?

  • Music

    April 22, 2010
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    August 20, 2009
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    June 10, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Daylight Coma

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com. Growing up, we were big fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Cuba, Mexico Look To Block The Texas Entrance To The U.S.

    For Cubans fleeing their country, the main entrance into the United States shifted to Texas a couple years ago, after traveling through Mexico became a safer bet than floating to the guarded Florida coast. (The U.S. policy on Cubans allows undocumented immigrants to stay once they reach dry land.) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2008

    Sunday Sunday Sunday: HPMA Showcase Time!

    Only four days until the day a lot of people consider the best day of the year for local music, the Press' annual showcase of artists nominated for Houston Press Music Awards. First of all, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the 60 performers (and five DJs, for you late-night types) in this ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2008

    Vikram Chandra and Mayra Montero

    Indian-born Chandra joins Cuban-born Montero for an evening of international storytelling

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    January 17, 2008
  • News

    January 10, 2008

    Immigration: Luck of the Draw

    Some Cubans in Houston find work right away, others languish withoutEnglish skills

  • Calendar

    December 27, 2007

    Christmas Chaos 2

    Pro Wrestling Alliance star Booker T takes on RVD

  • Culture

    August 9, 2007

    Mexican-American Culture

    Why do Mexicans put their surnames in the back windows of their cars?

  • Film

    July 27, 2006

    Undercover of the Night

    Violent shootouts and dangerous love collide in Mann's visceral Vice

  • Culture

    July 6, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    October 27, 2005
  • Calendar

    March 17, 2005
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    September 9, 2004

    A Slave's Trade

    Edward P. Jones reveals another World

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2003
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    July 24, 2003

    Caribbean Vacation

    Storyteller Edwin Negrón tells stories from other lands

  • Culture

    May 1, 2003

    Modern Vintage

    Photo shows at Sicardi Gallery and FotoFest merge the past and the present

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2003

    Touch of Gray

    Audiences tell their stories

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Dining

    April 18, 2002

    Short Courtship

    A whirlwind romance with The Little Havana

  • Dining

    February 21, 2002
  • Dining

    July 26, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Aries's Ernest Hemingway daiquiri

  • Film

    January 11, 2001

    Foregone Conclusion

    Even those who don't remember the Cuban missile crisis will know how it ends, long before Days does

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Red Rhythms

    Maraca and Otra Vision

  • Film

    August 20, 1998

    Escapism from Houston

    Dance has local angles but an unimaginative story

  • Film

    May 22, 1997
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    May 22, 1997
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    May 8, 1997
  • Dining

    February 23, 1995

    Something Old, Something New

    If El Palacio is a dream of the past, Cabo is the cocktail party of the future

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