Please click here for previous entries in our "how-to wine" series. A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I am often treated disparagingly by sommeliers in fine-dining restaurants. It's sad, but it's true. A week before last, while in Atlanta to deliver a talk at a conference, I was a guest at the or ... More >>
Ted Cruz, the id of the Tea Party, is nobody's dummy, academically speaking. Cruz is a double-Ivy grad, who went to Princeton for his undergraduate degree and law school at the venerable Harvard. When the Daily Beast undertook to discover what Cruz was like at Princeton, it reported: several fellow ... More >>
Waiting tables is no longer the venerable position that it once was in America before World War II. It's still a fairly prestigious job in much of Europe, but even in the United States, waiters used to pay for the right to work at good restaurants. If a head waiter position opened up at a fancy, wel ... More >>
It seems like several lifetimes ago, but in fact it was exactly one year ago today that the world got its first full day of Rick Perry, presidential candidate. With all the pomp, not to mention circumstance, attendant on such an august occasion, the governor of Texas deigned to allow voters to elev ... More >>
FBIPoliteness still counts for something, right? Above is a man who robbed a Bank of America branch inside a Food Town grocery store in the 9500 block of S. Kirkwood this morning. "At approximately 11:05 a.m., the man entered the bank and casually waited in line with other customers before ... More >>
Photo by Jim ParsonsA lot of people didn't think Sarah Gish would get far when she formed a group to save the River Oaks movie theater, but the theater is still standing.Still threatened, sure; saved mostly by a slow economy, probably, but in Houston you take what preservation victories you can g ... More >>
Main Street's Ps and Qs reallyworks as a family show.
Veterans of regular etiquette still can get forked over on ethnic foods
Jenni's Noodle House
Know how to mix the perfect mint julep? Let Deborah Ford give you a lesson in Southern ways
Saturday, July 6
Local ladies strut their stuff
The Alley drips decadence with Hay Fever.
A gluttony of violence forms Eat the Enemy