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  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Houston Snubbed on Esquire's List of Best New Restaurants

    Remember back in August, when Bon Appétit magazine named The Pass & Provisions the sixth-best new restaurant in America. Boy, were we proud of our homeboys Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terrence Gallivan. On Monday, Esquire magazine came out with its own list of the best new restaurant in 2013, and you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Cover Story: The Dark Wall

    Most people take one look at a tornado -- a whirling vortex of power capable of obliterating everything in its path -- and run the other way, but most people aren't storm chasers. It takes a certain kind of person, a specific hunger, to make someone want to find the worst weather possible, the epit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Urban Harvest's Eastside Farmers Market to Run All Weekend Long

    For all of the wonderful things that our Houston farmers markets offer, a consistent daily location isn't one of them. On one hand, it's incredibly convenient that there are farmers markets spread all over town for those who can't drive downtown on Wednesdays to catch the City Hall farmers market, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Houston -- and Texas -- Well-Represented Going into 2013 James Beard Award Finals

    The finalists for this year's James Beard Foundation Awards were announced in several categories today that spanned the breadth of the food world from culinary writing to cooking. And just as Houston was well-represented in the semi-finalist round, we also secured some big-name finalists in advance ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 28, 2013

    Praise the Lord and Pass the Pints

    Houston's 10 best beer bars

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    February 4, 2013

    Why Electric Daisy Carnival Texas Should Be In Houston

    The largest music festival in the United States in terms of attendance is not Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, or Austin City Limits. While each sees thousands of music fans pass through the gates every year, the real attendance champ is Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. The 2012 version of the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Larry McMurtry: Houston Is the Best Big City in Texas. Dallas Sucks.

    Author Larry McMurtry knows a thing or two about the Lone Star State, which is why when he talks, much like EF Hutton in the '70s, people listen. In this case, he was talking to Texas Monthly in an essay about Texas's biggest cities for their February issue, and, as reported on, he is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    OMG, You Guys, Five Things We Can Totally Do at MainStreet America, the Most Boring Theme Park EVER

    Hey, kids, guess what? Oh, man, this is so freaking awesome, you are totally gonna die. So, many of you don't remember Astroworld. It was so cool. It was like Six Flags in Dallas, but cooler. And now I'm reading this story on CultureMap about a new theme park in Houston out on 45 near 1960. FINALLY, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    The 30 Essential Texas Restaurants: Surprising Shut-Outs

    Haven't had a chance to peruse this week's feature yet? Catch up on our list of the 30 essential Texas restaurants and then meet us back here. Synchronize Swatches! There have been plenty of questions asked by readers confounded by how some of their favorite Texas restaurants could have been left o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Home Infusing Liquor: Peanut Butter Bourbon

    This is the second in a two-part series on home whiskey infusions, which make excellent gifts year-round and are a fun way to stock your bar aside from making simple syrups and shrubs. Check out part one on the basics of liquor infusions and a recipe for Apple Pie Whiskey. Yesterday we looked at ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    Let's Hear It For Houston, Home To 4 Of TxDot's 10 Most Congested Highway Stretches

    The Texas Department of Transportation has released its annual list of the most angst-producing stretches of highway in the state, and once again the Houston area is not to be denied. Four of the top 10 most congested "roadway segments" are within driving distance, if by "driving" you mean "sitting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    The Old 97's Rhett Miller: "Then the Stage Gets a Lot Bigger"

    Music Feature: Streets of Where I'm From This is an exciting time to be an Old 97's fan. Out of nowhere, almost, the Dallas quartet is now one of the longest-tenured and most successful Texas bands of its generation. All four original members are intact, they never "took a break," and they've never ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012

    Flaming Young

    Ten food-related words you need to stop misspelling

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    A Feisty Texas Radio Road Trip with the Mike Stinson Band

    Lonesome Onry and Mean hasn't been out on the road with his son, Mike Stinson Band guitarist Lance Smith, in quite a while. But due to a propitious routing that took us to my father's place in Gatesville for a couple of days, LOM hit the highway with the band last weekend. It is worth noting that L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    SXSW: The Niceguys & ADD Have A Ball, And Throw Some Too

    It's easy to tell the Niceguys really like each other. The three MCs and one DJ seemed to be Houston's more buzzed-about bands coming into the festival. Besides their spot on the SXSW Next Stage at the Austin Convention Center Wednesday afternoon, they were one of three Houston SXSW acts (with Grand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Montrose Welcomes Nabi to the Neighborhood

    When chef Ji Kang moved to Houston from Dallas, he didn't know what to expect. By his own admission, Houston was a last resort. The Austin native and Dallas-trained chef hadn't planned on moving here, but -- as he said in this week's cafe review of his new restaurant, Nabi -- he's glad he did. "If ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Openings & Closings: January 2012

    After 45 years in business along Washington Avenue, Guadalajara Bakery is closing its doors on February 29. Unlike previous closing scares for the longtime breakfast taco purveyor, this one is concrete: New owners purchased the building and gave the family 30 days notice to vacate. A bar is planned ... More >>

  • Music

    January 26, 2012
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    December 19, 2011

    Aftermath: Our Favorite Shows of 2011

    Photo By Craig HlavatyRex's War Face: The crowd's at June's Free Press Summer Fest were feral and friendly. ​This week we asked our pool of Rocks Off writers what their favorite shows of 2011 were, the ones that brought joy to their hearts to attend and helped them make magic with a keyboard h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Behold, the loser of the world's first high-stakes game of Duck Duck Goose.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're currently taking bets on how many Jack Sparrows it will be possible to see in one day at Dickens On the Strand. Our guess: 14. Not counting the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    The Motor Courts & Motels Of Texas: 10 Uninviting Or Odd Postcards

    Home away from home​Motor courts were all the rage in Texas back before the days of where chain motels became as common as Starbucks in a city. You were never quite sure what you were going to get -- tiny rooms with paper-thin walls and barely functioning a/c and plumbing, or nice-enough-for- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    The Texas State Fair: Specializing in Fried Crap, 125 Years and Counting

    This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Texas State Fair, held every fall in Dallas at the wonderfully art deco Fair Park. I honestly had no idea until I went to the fair late last week, however. You'd think there'd be some more momentous foodstuffs to mark the occasion. Alas, the biggest news ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Defending Kings Of Leon: Blood Is Thicker Than Tequila

    Since there's been so much talk about Kings of Leon after Caleb Followill's abrupt "heat-induced" exit last Friday in Dallas, Tuesday afternoon Rocks Off's in-house brain trust emailed back and forth about the possible long-term effects of last weekend's events on the band. Mark C. AustinKings of L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Eater Houston Launches Today, Along with Eater Dallas and Eater Atlanta

    It's all happening.​Since Eater launched in New York City in 2005, it's grown to cover more than just the Big Apple: Sub-sites for cities like Los Angeles launched in 2006, with Austin and Chicago following a few years later in 2010, adding to the spectrum of cities that the national food blog ... More >>

  • News

    June 9, 2011

    Finding Austin

    The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Better Block Houston: Hip Street Life Comes This Saturday

    For 12 hours this Saturday, a lonely block near the Houston Community College main campus will be transformed into a bit of Portland, with bike lanes, street life and everything else that seems so elusive in Houston. From 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., the intersection of Holman and LaBranch in Midtown wil ... More >>

  • Music

    March 3, 2011
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    February 6, 2011

    Black Eyed Pleeease!: Fergie & The Gang At The Super Bowl Halftime Show

    Earlier this week we chronicled for you our favorite Super Bowl halftime shows, from Petty and the Who, to the Boss and the Stones. Tonight we will be live-blogging all the musical attractions from Super Bowl XLV from Dallas, er, Arlington. ​ Lined up in the next few minutes we will see Christina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    The 10 Sexiest (Male) Texans Of Our Lifetime

    Last week we gave you our 10 Sexiest Texans of Our Lifetime. It was a list that was, admittedly, vagina-biased. We make it up to the people who love guys with this definitive list, which involved more asking around than the first one. Here are, then, the 10 sexiest Texas men of our lives: 10. Sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Best Public School Bargains: UT, A&M But Not UH

    UH: Not in the top 100 bargains​Kiplinger's has released its annual list of the best bargains among the country's public schools and Cougars, you ain't on it. Three Texas schools made the list -- UT-Austin, Texas A&M and UT-Dallas, which is in Richardson but who's asking? None of the schools ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 9, 2010
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    October 22, 2010

    Your NSFW Weather Report For The Day

    Dick has been spotted​You may not have heard of KLST in San Angelo, but it's the best place to go for news of the throbbing heart of the Concho Valley.Also, they like to show dicks in their weather reports.They do, at least, according to the screengrab after the jump, which is making its way aroun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Mark Lanier's 2010 Desperate Christmas Party Performer: Sting

    Nah, you're not invited​Mega-lawyer Mark Lanier each year throws an outrageous Christmas party, because there's nothing better to do with money than throw an opulent, look-at-me event that doesn't even serve liquor for all the dads who've had to drag their kids out to ride the rides.The event also ... More >>

  • Music

    October 14, 2010

    The Grand Theatre

    Old '97s snap back with new album.

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Bullet Train Between Dallas And Houston: It's Coming (Maybe)

    How about a Lone Star flag on the front of that thing?​Houston business leaders got briefed yesterday by a Japanese company looking to build a bullet train between Dallas and Houston, with mostly private funds.It's part of a U.S. offense by the Central Japan Railway, which, according to media repo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Guess Who's Skipping Houston This Time?

    Attention local musicians, music bloggers and music organizations: have something that should be included in Magnolia City Mixtape? Leave a comment below or email brittanie.shey (at) houstonpress (dot) com. • The Caprolites soothe our summer boredom with their new video for "I Need A lot," abov ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 29, 2010

    RealFilms Screening: Living with the Trinity

    How the Trinity River made political history

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Dickey's Barbecue Pit of Despair

    Looks aren't everything.​Have you ever wondered what the food that comes out of the replicator on board the Starship Enterprise tastes like? I mean, sure it looks like Tea, Earl Gray, Black. But do you think that Captain Picard ever sips on his hot cup of replicated tea and laments the fact th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Windpower Woodstock: George W. Bush, Limitless Swag & A Burgeoning Success Story

    Windmills in Texas -- as romantic-looking as in Holland​We used to love when oxymoronic news broke because a former editor would always exclaim, "Dogs are sleeping with cats! Film at 11!" Canines definitely hooked up with felines at Windpower 2010 this week in Dallas, where former President George ... More >>

  • News

    May 20, 2010

    The Twitterverse

    More than just cyberspace, the tweet life inspires people to make friends and adopt causes in person. It has a few problems, too.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Krayolas Attack Arizona Immigration Law On "I'm Your Dirty Mexican"​ San Antonio Tex-Mex garage-rockers the Krayolas, who sharpened their political claws on the Little Steven-endorsed "Corrido (Twelve Heads In a Bag)," have set their sights on Arizona's controversial anti-immigration law on the band's new single "1070 (I'm Your Dirty Mexica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Student Culinary Competition: "When Flipping Burgers Just Isn't Enough"

    Dallas was recently the host for the student culinary competition in that region.​Students armed with knives are set to meet at Westside High School on February 20. Local school districts know all about it and are doing absolutely nothing to stop it. At issue: Knife skills: who can chop, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    American Idol: The "Big D" Stands For Dull

    ​Last night's American Idol took the auditions to Dallas (or, more accurately, Arlington) for the sixth open-call episode of the season to date. The show seemed to be hold Dallas in high regard: It's where Kelly Clarkson was discovered in the first season back in 2002, so there's a sense that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Idol Beat: Goin' Through the Big D, and Don't Mean Dallas

    ​Last night's American Idol took the auditions to Dallas (or, more accurately, Arlington) for the sixth open-call episode of the season to date. The show seemed to be hold Dallas in high regard: It's where Kelly Clarkson was discovered in the first season back in 2002, so there's a sense that ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Stefan Merril Block

    Web exclusive!

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    March 6, 2009

    Houston Ranks Second in All-Important Commando Cilantro Index

    Photo by babyparentingguideDamn, guys, what's up with Houston only being the 39th manliest city in the land? We're only one spot above Seattle, and we all know what kind of dudes hang out there. Not very manly dudes, that's who. In all seriousness, this is easily one of the lamest surveys ever. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2009

    Charlaine Harris

    The author of Living Dead in Dallas comes to Houston, where the living ain’t dead (at least not that we know of)

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2008

    The pAper chAse

    Grammy-nominated music producer fronts sinister Dallas rock quartet

  • Calendar

    October 4, 2007


    CAMH invites you to relive your parents’ favorite drama

  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    Screw October

    Justin Furstenfeld orders us to hate him. We obey.

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