Fred Jones

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    The Five Best Shows In Houston This Week: Nikki Lane, Fitz & the Tantrums, Beck, etc.

    Nikki Lane Cactus Music, October 6 (5:30 p.m.) Nikki Lane, this South Carolina-bred singer with haunted songs and a haunting voice, is New West Records' latest trad-country ingenue. Her album from earlier this year, All or Nothin',' takes some getting over, what with lines like "it's always the rig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Acts to Watch From the Springboard South Festival

    Someone suggested "Music Is Life," which is a nice slogan but simply isn't true. Life includes mowing grass, getting oil changes and scrubbing toilets, all things that kept me from the Springboard South Music Festival on Saturday. So, with apologies to those who performed on my honey-do day, I trie ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 9, 2013

    Todo con Queso

    Houston's 10 best Tex-Mex restaurants.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Houston Native Wine Celeb Ray Isle Returns Home, Finds Food Scene "Deeply Local While Still Cosmopolitan"

    My 80-year old mother may not know his name but she knows his face. "You mean that handsome young man who talks about wine on the Today show with Kathie Lee [Gifford] and Hoda [Kotb]?" she asks when I mention that I'm having lunch in Houston with Food & Wine executive wine editor Ray Isle. But hey ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 14, 2013

    Taking Risks, Making Provisions

    Terrence Gallivan and Seth Siegel-Gardner are taking risks, most of which are paying off.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Shaking Up the Bar at Provisions

    It felt somewhat incomplete writing up this week's cafe review of Provisions -- the casual half of dual-restaurant concept The Pass & Provisions -- without mentioning the bar program. After all, much of the large, multi-roomed space at Provisions is devoted to its sleek bar. And much was written of ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 14, 2013

    Go West, Young Man

    The top 10 restaurants in Westchase.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Top 10 Wine Lists in Houston

    It's exciting to run across a well-priced favorite on a restaurant's wine list, or to discover something new as you dig through its pages. But there's more to making a world-class wine list than just stocking a cellar with Cakebreads and Chardonnays. To spotlight the best wine lists in Houston, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Camaraderie Pairs Well with Muscadet at Philippe on Post Oak

    As vibrant as its food scene may be, Houston isn't exactly known for a shared camaraderie or general collegiality among restaurant professionals. Of all the major U.S. cities where I've lived and worked (including New York and Los Angeles), Houston has always struck this adoptive Texan as falling s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Somm-vasion at Phil's Wine Lounge and More

    The brand-new Phil's Wine Lounge downstairs at Philippe is breaking in its boots by launching a Guest Sommelier Series starting February 6. Hosted by Vanessa Trevino Boyd -- resident sommelier at Philippe and last year's Best of HoustonĀ® winner for Best Sommelier -- the series will feature intimate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Bold & Brave Wine List (& Cartography) at The Pass & Provisions

    Honestly, I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the bold and brave new wine list at The Pass & Provisions, the newly opened and much talked about effort by chefs/partners Terrence Gallivan and Seth Siegel-Gardner. The list, by the affable and dynamic Fred Jones (who graciously took time out to sp ... More >>

  • Music

    January 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Aftermath: The Jones Family Singers at the Rothko Chapel

    Barnett Newman's "Broken Obelisk," dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr., outside the Rothko Chapel/ Image by A D Forman Note: Because Monday's performance was a religious service, no photography was allowed. Thanks to Monday's MLK Day and Tuesday's inauguration, among other reasons, Aftermath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Tonight: Still More MLK/Obama Celebrations

    Bishop Fred A. Jones & the Jones Family Singers Rocks Off doesn't mind telling you he's been on a high from MLK Day and the impending inauguration for a while now - since he broke out U2's The Unforgettable Fire and cranked it Saturday morning, pretty much - and the euphoria only seems to be inc ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 23, 2008

    Ben Folds

    Popular '90s man is back...with a keytar.

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Jones Family Singers

    9 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899