The theme of this year's Houston International Festival may be Australia, but at Celebrate Australia, the main food event of the festival, the best eats were decidedly Texan in nature. The barbecue cook-off competition, the first of what the International Festival hopes to make an annual event, br ... More >>
Ask any relatively intelligent American to throw out an Australian phrase, and he'll probably say either "G'day, mate," or "throw another shrimp on the barbie." This limited knowledge of Australian slang might lead one to think that Australians don't barbecue much other than shrimp, but this is, of ... More >>
I'm excited about this year's International Festival highlighting Australia for two reasons: One, it gives me an excuse to post the music video for Men At Work's brilliant 1980 song "Land Down Under" (see the next page), and two, I honestly don't know much about Australian food. Being that the fest ... More >>
Fiesta Mart is an amalgam of Houston culture, offering foods for most of the ethnic people you find in the city. It's also the grocery store for those living in and around rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods, and a place designed to meet the needs of modern Houstonians, or so we'd like to think. Call ... More >>
Planning on voting early in Houston? There are only two days left to do so and on November 5th you can ONLY vote in the precinct you are assigned to. When time is against you, waiting until the last minute to vote could be worse than trying to find this year's IT toy during a Black Friday sale. Wi ... More >>
Photo from Christian CableFYI, when you search for images of Twinkies, you get a lot of photos of cats.They're baaaaaaaaaaaack! That's right, ladies and gentlemen. Twinkies are back! Unless you've been living in a cave for the past several months, you know that there was a time when it looked like ... More >>
Paleo-friendly restaurant menus abound in Houston.
When I tell people that my husband and I share a car, and have for the entire three years we have lived in Houston, we get a lot of funny looks. It's true that the logistics don't always work out, but we almost always make it work. Note the "almost" -- that's the little word that forced me to get ou ... More >>
The Houston Press Guide to What's Happening This Hallowen
The Houston Press Guide to Halloween
The Houston Press Guide to Halloween
Here's our guide to what's happening this Halloween.
Jacob Thompson: The doctor is inNot many of us would confuse James "Jacob" Thompson with a medical doctor, but to an unidentified 16-year-old East Texas woman, the fact that the Groveton man was something of a tattoo artist was qualification enough for her to ask him to perform minor surger ... More >>
Our guide to Houston's best Halloween haunts.
Our guide to Halloween's best haunts
In the parking lot of the Fiesta Mart on Fulton is Elotes la Estrella, a food cart that specializes in the Mexican street food elote - roasted corn covered with chile, mayonnaise, grated cheese, lime and salt. It is freaking fantastic. This is one of my favorite places to get elote - I order ... More >>
1. Rudy CamarilloTo paraphrase Shakespeare's Macbeth, "Your face, my thug, is as an open book, where men may read strange matters." We got to wondering how much you could tell about someone by just looking at their mugshot, so we pieced together this photo array of ten men and women, all of ... More >>
Photo courtesy HCSOWeird, but surprisingly successful, way to kill your wifeBack on May 13, 48-year-old Pedro Cueva-Ferman thought he had come up with the perfect way to get rid of his wife and get clean away with the crime, according to allegations in a probable cause warrant on file at the Harr ... More >>
We swung by Fiesta Mart to nab baking supplies this week and happened to find Guinness on sale for $6.99. It occurred to us we that should include the 250-year-old beer in our baking run, so we hopped on the Internets and, working from several similar recipes, came up with the following pla ... More >>
Photo by athomsonThe hot dog section at an H-E-BYesterday, we recounted the top five grocery store closings that had a significant impact on the Houston supermarket scene during the past 10 years. But for as much as we may (or may not) miss AppleTree or Albertson's, we've had some much better grocer ... More >>
There's plenty of places to go this Halloween. Check out our updated listings.
2008 Halloween Guide
The Nightfly goes out for a quiet Sunday drink and winds up in a Mexican bordello downtown
UniverSoul Circus puts the funk under the big top
Fiesta Mart deli
People pay lots more for organic produce, but are they getting their money's worth?
Health Department fires a final whistle blower