"Welcome to Texas, y'all," mimicked the auctioneer at the Clay Walker Gala, held Thursday evening at the House of Blues.
The auctioneer, a New Yorker, said he knew he landed in Houston by the sound of the stewardess' recognizable Southern twang. A stereotypical assumption, but all in good fun.
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I'm pretty sure I fell in love with Napa. It's like an alcoholic's wine lover's Disneyland; a land with a picturesque landscape and fantastic crisp breeze, with some of the world's best wine at your fingertips, just ripe for the taking. And the food scene: TDF.
I was lucky enough to enjoy two incr ... More >>
Well, folks, the last of a most inadequate winter is behind us and now nothing looms ahead for months except endless overexposure of the yellow hurty thing in the sky. It's probably no surprise to you that the average goth has no use for sunlight, even less for hot summer, and living down here in Ho ... More >>
This debate starts, as many debates do, with your humble narrator taking a poop. Our usual bathroom reading fair is Lovecraft, the Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, and our own Liisa Ladoucuer's Encyclopedia Gothica. No book is better for suited for a quick, random flip-through than her exhaustive list of a ... More >>
EOW recently got to sit down with Robert Del Grande of RDG Bar Annie (plus a host of other restaurants around town -- The Grove, Café Express and two new ventures about to open at West Ave, just to name a few). Though we could have asked him how it felt to be one of the pioneering chefs du ... More >>
A little something for the ladies....One of us here at the Houston Press -- and we won't say who -- must have done something very, very Republican in a previous life.For the person -- and since we feel the invitation is really to all of us here, we're going with the editorial "we" -- has/have bee ... More >>
Beau Hinze & the Backporch Shufflers on FacebookA few Sundays back, The Continental Club hosted the Houston edition of Lone Star Beer's "Battle of the Bands" contest. Of the three bands on the bill that afternoon, Beau Hinze & the Backporch Shufflers won the day, beating out two other local b ... More >>
Sure, it's younger than Angie Dickinson, but the Immanuel Lutheran Church at 15th and Cortlandt in the Heights is still historic. (So's Angie, to Police Woman and Rat Pack fans.)"The building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a wonderful example of early 20th ce ... More >>
Photo by B. TseWhether you love them or hate them, you can't escape them -- not even if you leave Houston. Over the past ten years, Landry's has become a household name. Besides owning such well-known restaurants as Saltgrass Steak House, Aquarium, and Vic and Anthony's, Landry's has dabbled ... More >>
As we noted earlier this week, the fast-approaching end of the first decade of the 21st century brings with it a lot of lists.Some will be national; this will be strictly local. A lot of great things happened in Houston in the ten years of The Oughts, but a lot of bad things happened too. It's calle ... More >>
It's National Boss Day, because apparently getting more weeks of vacation, a higher salary, and an actual office with privacy isn't enough. You can be forgiven if it slipped your mind. After all, you were probably busy using the phone in your cramped, depressing cubicle to argue semi-publicly with ... More >>
Superstar session drummer and Dadaist marketing genius Josh Freese (Devo, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals) sells himself, his famous friends and all-you-can-eat shrimp at Sizzler to promote his new album.