Garden Oaks

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Houston Rent May Be Skyrocketing, But These Five Areas are Still Affordable

    Looking for an affordable apartment? Good luck -- and we mean that. Houston's rental prices are increasing at the fastest pace on record, and those sky-high apartment tags are no longer limited to the inner loop. As of July 2014, the average apartment rent in Houston is about $1,249 a month, and re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    The Surprising Cost of Renting a House in Eight Popular Houston Hoods

    For nearly two years the Houston housing market has been booming. Home inventories are at all-time lows and the city set a record in July for total houses sold and total value of homes sold. It is no surprise then that rental costs have risen right along with home values. That includes rent houses, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Kevin Naderi Talks Lillo & Ella and Lunch & Brunch

    Last week was a big one for Kevin Naderi. The chef of Roost not only opened his second restaurant, Lillo & Ella, but also braved the television game show circuit, appearing on Sunday's episode of the Food Network's Guy's Grocery Games. He came in second on the show--"I was the winner in my paren ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 24, 2014

    The 10 Best Patios in Houston

    Get outside and eat.

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Top Ten Patios

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in a category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we're rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next several m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Where the Streets Have New Names: 20 Houston Streets that Change Names

    It's tough enough to get around in Houston with traffic, accidents and messy spider web of freeways. If you just moved here, you're probably having a difficult enough time figuring out the difference between the Southwest Freeway and U.S. 59 (hint: there is none, but more on that later) and then one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    The Top 10 Bars Where Your Dog Will Be Welcome, Too

    As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Sublime Spiral: Charles is Definitely In Charge of Cinnamon Rolls in Houston

    Garden Oaks and Oak Forest residents go to Shipley's for glazed doughnuts, but for cinnamon rolls, it's Charles Donuts.

  • Dining

    August 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Tequila Bar, French Food and How Many Dunkin' Donuts?

    So many awesome openings, so little time to try all the new places! Bobby Heugel and Alba Huerta of Anvil opened a new bar, The Pastry War, downtown on August 13 to major crowds interested to see what the Anvil boys had up their sleeves. The Pastry War is a tequila bar or "mezcaleria" with an empha ... More >>

  • News

    August 1, 2013

    Home Sweet Almost: The Current State of the Houston Housing Market

    The offer on the house you make today may be undercut tomorrow by the new rules governing appraisals.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Boom or Bust: How the Exploding Housing Market in Houston is Complicating Matters for Buyers and Sellers

    We never expected to find a home as quickly as we did. When my fiancée and I started looking, we assumed we would casually search until after our wedding in October, then get serious. But as we watched interest rates slowly begin to tick upward, we decided to speed up the process. Even then, we ass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Fratelli's Authentic Italian Cuisine Restaurant Closing After 13 Years

    Fratelli's Authentic Italian Cuisine Restaurant is closing after 13 years spent in a quiet strip mall on Highway 290, just outside of Garden Oaks. The restaurant is owned and run by husband-and-wife team Bob Wittman and Teresa Tadeo Wittman. Teresa, who was born in Xoxocapa, Veracruz and trained as ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 14, 2013

    Mytiburger Is on the Way

    New owner Shawn Salyers shows up to save the day.

  • Dining

    November 1, 2012

    Join the Club

    Top 10 restaurants on Washington Avenue

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: Bill Fool, Punk Lifer, Dad, Good Guy to Know

    "Bill Fool was born in Chicago, Illinois and spent his entire youth living near Wrigley Field and really never left that particular area as a kid, ever..." says local luminary and punk lifer Bill Fool in an email. What follows is a short primer on this beloved curmudgeon. Mr. Fool has been a part ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012

    Carbs and Karbach at That Pizza Place on Ella

    Excellent speciality pizzas and 90 different craft beers.

  • News

    June 28, 2012

    The 2012 Houston Web Awards

    The Houston Press rides the wave to the next group of winners.

  • Dining

    June 14, 2012

    Burger Guys Bad-Ass Brunch Is Back

    5 things to know before you go

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Haven Raises the Bar

    Hang onto your napkins, folks -- it's been a busy week for restaurant news around Houston. While coffee connoisseurs across the city eagerly await the opening of Blacksmith and Southside Espresso, another new coffee shop is already taking shape in Midtown. Aperture Coffee & Wine Bar took over the o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Is Houston America's Future Bicycling Capitol? Tom McCasland Thinks It Is, and Is Making It So

    Tom McCasland has long believed that Houston is a sleeping giant of a bicycling city, and these days Houston appears to be waking up and stretching its legs. Today Yale Law grad McCasland serves as the interim head of the Harris County Housing Authority, but even before he began his previous positi ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 23, 2012

    A Wash and a Burger

    Facundo Cafe is a one-stop shop for your car, your appetite and more.

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Bartender Chat: Mimi of Shepherd Park Draught House

    This week we hopped on over to Garden Oaks to check out Shepherd Park Draught House. We had heard good things so we went in with high expectations and weren't let down. It's a pretty cool little spot with a rock & roll vibe, one long wall lined with red leather booths and retro chandeliers hanging f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Rogelio Martinez: Police Seeking Allegedly Unrepentant Habitual Burglar

    Photo by HPDRogelio Martinez: Not bashful about his work​In recent months the near-northwest neighborhoods of the Heights, Timbergrove Manor, Oak Forest and Garden Oaks have been plagued with daylight home burglaries. Sadly, even after police have smashed one such ring of thieves, another cont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Hidden Treasures

    Photo by Troy FieldsScallops and grits at our No. 1 pick.​For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had heft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    RIP Gay Montrose? Community Members Say Yes, No and Maybe So

    According to some, Montrose is seeing fewer rainbows these days.​Montrose's "gayborhood" status is officially over. Or it's just like it has been for the past five to ten years. It depends on who you ask. Hair Balls recently spoke with various movers and shakers of the neighborhood's GLBT co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    5 Food Trends to Watch For in Houston

    F*** yeah, gourmet donuts.​Eater ran a list yesterday of 10 food trends that are -- at least in New York City -- officially dead. Among them included the obvious (the gastropub), the non-events (pie as the new cupcakes, which still hasn't happened) and the debatable (I'm pretty sure Houstonian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Burger and an Oil Change at Facundo Cafe

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttI want this burger all over again.​Listen up, because I'm making your lunch plans for you right now: Drive over to Ella, just outside the Loop, and pull in to the Dr. Gleem car wash. Yes, the one with the palapas out front. Get your car's oil changed, or get it det ... More >>

  • News

    January 27, 2011

    Drink Up, Texas

    Sunday liquor sales to close budget gap.

  • Music

    December 9, 2010

    Top It Off

    Petrol Station gives Garden Oaks full-service charm.

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Health Inspector Tells Natachee's Beloved Horse to "Giddy Up"

    Lacy, the famed Natachee's horse, nuzzles up to owner Jerry Don Luco. ​ Jerry Don Luco, co-owner of Natachee's Supper & Punch, is a cowboy. He's got the hat, the boots, an endless supply of quirky Southern idioms, and like any good cowboy, Jerry has a horse. Her name is Lacy, and she's quickly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Sole Of Houston: And We Are Back, This Time On Two Wheels

    Biking and no beer​David Beebe was back in town for a short time, so we put the band back together for an epic adventure in the streets of H-Town. We will have a full account here later in the week after Beebe uploads his pics to Flickr, but for now we'll tease with a few details... We didn't wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Caffeine Deficiency? Call the Coffee Ambulance

    ​Katz Coffee Company just bought a new "Transit" van and outfitted it with flashing safety lights and a wacky paint job. They call this high-profile delivery vehicle "the coffee ambulance." Katz custom-roasts proprietary blends for some of Houston's top restaurants, including t'afia, benjy's ... More >>

  • News

    October 15, 2009

    Dive Bars

    A handcrafted tour of the best, most obscure places to lean on a stool in Houston.

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    120 HISD Schools To Open Tuesday -- UPDATED

    The Houston school district has announced that 120 schools will be open for students on Tuesday. Other schools will be added Thursday, officials said. Some other schools might need generators or portable buildings. No school was damaged so severely that massive repairs are needed, officials said. ... More >>

  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Fight the Power

    Could there be a fun, pro-music political action committee in Houston? Why the hell not?

  • Resolutions

    January 19, 2006
  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    Music to Cover Your Eyes To

    Houstonian Nick DiFonzo has one of the world's finest collections of bad album covers

  • Music

    April 3, 2003

    SMOM-my Dearest

    Sound Exchange's David Wilcox hopes to plant a Montrosian colony in the Second Ward

  • Music

    August 22, 2002

    No Mo' Pogo

    Time to say "ska-dios" to the Suspects; also, the Music Awards jinx strikes again

  • Music

    August 22, 2002

    Kick Out the Jammies

    Not even a baby boom can sidetrack Sugar Shack's garage-punk express

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Green Horns

    Naderites have got the art car crowd and ample altruistic ardor. But they're still searching for a sporting chance.

  • News

    May 20, 1999
  • News

    July 6, 1995
  • News

    April 13, 1995

    Class War

    The "neighborhood school" concept is a simple one. But not in River Oaks.

  • News

    October 13, 1994

    Pursuing Jerry

    A former prosecutor finds it was easier to investigate ethically challenged officials than to run against one