• Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 95, Tamal de Puerco at Andes Cafe

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 24, 2014

    Andes Cafe Chef David Guerrero Proves He's Back and Better Than Ever

    The addicting tastes of South America aren't your typical Latin fare.

  • Dining

    July 25, 2013

    The Monsanto Menace

    The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Sex Slaves, Bio-Programming, and Christ Incarnate -- Now Near Laredo!

    There were some that said it couldn't be done. There were some that said that Jonestown - after the cyanide and the suicide and the doctor from Houston who helped provide both - had turned cults passé, and tired, and pointless. Cults had had their time. They flamed out, in spectacular fashion, and ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 1, 2012

    Chef Endures Cancer, Loss of Sense of Taste

    A stroke, a brain tumor and the loss of his sense of taste haven't kept Chef David Guerrero out of the kitchen.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 45, Larissa Plate at Harry's

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Is There a Chocolate Factory in Houston's Future?

    Tejas Chocolate is a young company. Scott Moore, Jr. and his partner Michelle Holland started making chocolate from scratch and working with cacao beans in 2010, and Tejas Chocolate began in earnest in 2011. Scott and Michelle are still working their day jobs running a railroad supply company, while ... More >>

  • News

    February 2, 2012

    A Wrong Turn

    Once Galveston emergency personnel discovered the dead motorcyclist was "one of us," a Bellaire teenager's nightmare revved into overdrive.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: David Guerrero of Samba Grille, On His Fight with Brain Cancer at 27

    Photo by Mai PhamExecutive Chef David Guerrero of Samba Grille, a year and a half after having brain surgery​When I asked to interview Executive Chef David Guerrero of Samba Grille, I knew very little about him. I didn't know that he'd been diagnosed with brain cancer at the young age of 27, ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 23, 2011
  • Calendar

    January 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Art Baez of Next Door

    ​If you've never been to Next Door Bar, but bartender Art Baez looks familiar to you, there's a reason for that. True, he's a Houston legend in the bar scene, but I'm talking about something else.

  • Dining

    August 12, 2010

    Midtown Moussaka

    Breakfast and more at Harry's

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    A Peruvian Anniversary Party at Pollo Bravo

    Scandalously good lúcuma ice cream, a rare treat in Houston.​Pollo Bravo (10434B Richmond Ave.) is the only place in town I know of that makes homemade lúcuma ice cream. They're the only place I know that serves lúcuma ice cream, for that matter. The flavor is difficult to describe -- caram ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Elisabeth Mandala: A Death In Mexico Joins The List Of Tourist Trouble In Foreign Lands

    The media firestorm is gone, the pain is not​When Elisabeth Mandala, a high school student from Sugar Land, was murdered in Mexico in May, it made national news. The stories, however, didn't just focus on the death of an American teenager in Mexico, but more about Elisabeth's secret life outside t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    A Cooler Coke: HiT Lulo

    Yes, that's a Build-A-Bear in the background.​Each Tuesday and Thursday for the next few weeks, we'll be taking a look at alternatives to cokes for the sticky Houston summer that lies ahead. And so here we are. A Cooler Coke has finally hit (pardon the pun) a roadblock in attempting to disco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    A South American Breakfast at a Greek Cafeteria

    ​Harry's (318 Tuam) is hands-down one of our favorite places for a leisurely breakfast on the weekends. Its unassuming exterior hides one of the best spots in town for a good, hearty breakfast that won't cost an arm and a leg, with cheerful service to boot. It's not the place to take the girls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Chevron Kicks Out Activists From Its Marathon Expo

    ​A group of marathon runners were kicked out and banned from the Chevron Marathon Expo for displaying material that was critical of the oil company, but one of the runners tells Hair Balls that the group is continuing as planned. "We are still going to, at least try to, run the race on Sunday. We ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Please Help Us Give Away This Live Nation "Club Passport" We've Been Sitting on for Way Too Long

    [Note: While we're on the subject of House of Blues shows, please note the Goodie Mob/Scarface concert scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 14.]​Once again Rocks Off allowed ourselves to get distracted and nearly forgot we've got this Live Nation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    NASA's Biggest Job On This Shuttle Flight: Milking Publicity

    ​The latest space shuttle mission opens up a new, bold era in NASA history -- the desperate attempt to remain hip and relevant and therefore worthy of federal budget dollars.Commentators have pointed out how the agency seems to be embracing pop culture, but it seems to be getting to the point ... More >>

  • News

    August 6, 2009

    A Darker Look at Che's Revolution

    After Guevara destroyed his family and his fortune, Gustavo Villoldo hunted the revolutionary leader to his grave.

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Houston Exports Its Airport Know-How, God Help Us All

    Believe it or not, the Juan Santamaria airport in San Jose, Costa Rica, might actually get finished.Stunning, right?You may not have known that there have been ongoing delay problems with the airport. Even more likely, you may be wondering why you should care.But it was the opening of this story tha ... More >>

  • News

    September 15, 2005


    How taking a Parkinson's disease wonder drug apparently makes some people want to gamble and have sex all the time

  • Film

    January 27, 2005

    No More Spears

    Beyond the Gates chronicles the rebirth of a brutal Ecuadoran tribe

  • News

    July 8, 2004

    Golden Boy

    Morgan Faulkner may be the best surfer Texas ever kicked out

  • Dining

    June 3, 2004

    Ceviche Heaven

    This new Peruvian restaurant is serving the best seafood cocktail in town

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2003

    We're Gonna Get You, Soccer!

    If they want a team, Houstonians have got to represent

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    Barandúa / Sisters Morales

    Nuestras Canciones/Our Songs (Self-released) / Para Gloria (Luna Records)

  • Dining

    October 10, 2002

    Use Your Noodle

    From the strange store next door to the mystery bits in the soup, there's plenty to ponder at Arepas & Empanadas Gourmet

  • News

    January 18, 2001

    Left Return

    Once burdened by debt and internal politics, a rejuvenated Texas ACLU is back mixing it up with those who dare to trample on the U. S. Constitution.

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    Shelf Life

    Long after Britney Oops her way to obscurity, these releases will continue to sing

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Florist

    In Bloom

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    A Deadly Passion

    Sandra Orellana became known as the woman who had sex on a hotel balcony and fell to her death. Her family says that's a lie- she was murdered by her boss.

  • Dining

    August 17, 2000

    Loco for Loroco

    The secret herb at Houston's pupuserias can drive you out of your mind

  • News

    July 15, 1999

    Conspiracy Theory

    Arms dealer-turned-gadfly Al Johnson thinks everyone's out to get him. He's right

  • Calendar

    August 20, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 20 - 26, 1998

  • News

    August 6, 1998

    Going the Distance

    Houston's John Kelley has pursued his dream of bringing the Olympics to Houston for years, despite all odds. Now he's official.

  • Calendar

    December 11, 1997
  • News

    September 26, 1996

    Naturalist Born Thrillers

    Butterflies are nature's floorshow and the Natural Science Museum's cash cow. John Watts' job is to keep the performers alive and flitting.