There are distinct advantages to drinking in hotel bars, even at hotels in the city where you live. There is always wi-fi available. The bartender doesn't care if you nurse or linger over your drink; most people are just biding time between meetings or flights anyway. You'll meet interesting people ... More >>
(Part one of a planned series...)
As the Preacher says, there's nothing new under the sun, and it turns out I was not the first Houstonian to write about adventures on long walks and/or bike rides in the Bayou City.
More than 30 years prior to my first adventure (a 16-mile slog down Westheimer fr ... More >>
Tom McCasland has long believed that Houston is a sleeping giant of a bicycling city, and these days Houston appears to be waking up and stretching its legs.
Today Yale Law grad McCasland serves as the interim head of the Harris County Housing Authority, but even before he began his previous positi ... More >>
Ray Davies never sang about seeing stars on Bellaire BoulevardThree years ago this month, David Beebe and I trekked Bellaire Boulevard from west of Highway 6 to the Little Woodrow's on the train tracks at the West U / Bellaire border. We didn't continue any further because the prosperous stretch ... More >>
Photos by Chris GrayThe Stone River BoysSXSW moves at such a frenetic clip that when you're finally able to catch your breath and collect your thoughts, it's almost over. That moment finally arrived for Aftermath at rockabilly troublemaker and Sirius/XM Outlaw Country DJ Mojo Nixon's annual "Mojo ... More >>
Photo courtesy of HoustonianSome restaurants epitomize the soul of their cities. There's Brown's Diner and the Pancake Pantry in Nashville, cheese-steak joints like Pat's and Geno's Steaks in Philly, and many a corner pizzeria in Chicago and NYC.
For Houston, Frenchy's is just as iconic. The Creuz ... More >>