• Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Indian Jewelry Gears Up For Another Austin Psych Fest

    As Austin Psych Fest sprawls across this weekend in the state capital, Houston's own Indian Jewelry help kick off the festivities with an opening-night show at downtown venue the Mohawk. A veritable celebration of the counterculture, the festival is an homage to 1960s psychedelic rock and is quite s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Dish of the Week: The Cuban Sandwich

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. When it come to classic sandwiches, the pressed Cuban sandwich is easily one of the best. Made with roast pork, ham, Swiss chees ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Wet, Wet Day For Houston; HISD Cancels After-School Activities

    Nothing says "Houston" like a wet, sloppy morning commute, or a day maneuvering your way around street flooding, but today could have been worse. The Houston school district has cancelled all after-school activities, however. "All after-school activities, including athletic events, are canceled to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Houston Traffic Hotspots: The Clear Lake Narrows

    In this series, I take a look at places around Houston to avoid during rush hour and offer some alternatives that might keep you from going road rage and killing somebody. Anytime you need to make a trek out to Clear Lake, Kemah or Galveston, you are practically forced to endure the pain that is th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Burgers Off the Beaten Path: Shuttle Burgers and Space Age Memorabilia

    Inside the shady dining room at Shuttle Burgers, inflatable space shuttles and cartoonishly fat airplanes twirl slowly at the end of fishing wire suspended from the mottled ceiling tiles. In one corner, a crackling television set's handwritten paper sign implores guests: "Don't change the channel! T ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 14, 2013

    Crazy for Crawfish

    Houston's 10 best mudbug joints.

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Top 10 Restaurants Near Hobby Airport

    One of the questions I get most frequently from friends who travel is this: Why isn't there anywhere to eat around Hobby Airport? To which I say: There are lots of places. You're not looking hard enough. Hobby is one of those parts of town that requires a finer-toothed comb than, say, the Montrose ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 25, 2012

    The Humble Deli Sandwich

    Houston's top 10 versions.

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Sandwiches

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2012 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 hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. For this ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 11, 2012

    Rouxpour: Gumbo and Bros

    Despite rowdy crowds and inconsistent cooking, Cajun joint shows real promise.

  • News

    July 14, 2011

    Game On

    With little in the way of penalties, illegal gambling operations flourish in Houston.

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Lady Gaga Sings The Big Easy Blues

    Photos by Annelia WililamsEugene Moody​Rocks Off woke up to Lady Gaga on Good Morning America this morning. It looked like she was having a little trouble with her zipline. The reason Rocks Off woke up to Lady Gaga on Good Morning America this morning, instead of Channel 13's Eyewitness News ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Health Dept. Roundup

    ​City health inspectors finished the year on a somewhat light note, slapping a few moderate offenders and a clump of lesser foes. At Big A Food Mart (903 El Dorado Blvd.), a December 22 routine inspection found 13 violations, including plumbing and paperwork troubles and some equipment that ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 10, 2010

    Designer Meats

    In Houston, more and more chefs are curing their own pig products

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Unidentified Male, 41, Bayou Body Count No. 122

    Motorcyclist wiped out by drunk driver, police say​A guy riding his Harley through a southeast Houston intersection Saturday night was killed by a drunk driver, police say.The 41-year-old motorcyclist, whose identity is being withheld until his family is notified, had the green light at 300 Genoa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    The Italian-Cuban Sandwich

    ​While the Akaushi burger at Logan Farms didn't knock my socks off, a new sandwich there called the "Cuban pesto" did. It's not hard to imagine that a roast pork, ham and cheese sandwich would taste pretty damn good with the Italian paste of garlic, basil, pine nuts and olive oil on it. But wo ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 1, 2009

    Lingering Over the Linguine

    Lynette Hawkins's new wine bar Giacomo's Cibo e Vino captures the Italian spirit of drinking, eating and hanging around.

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Album of the Day: Frank Sinatra's Seduction: Sinatra Sings of Love

    "Witchcraft," live in Genoa, Italy, 1987 Frank Sinatra Seduction: Sinatra Sings of Love Ten years after his death, Frank Sinatra's cocksure shadow looms as large as ever over affairs of the heart. Francis Albert was the "world's preeminent Chief Tilted-Hat Attitudinalist, Swingi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Attention Guitarists: Learn Your Parts...or Else!

    It's not that uncommon for band rehearsals to erupt into fisticuffs, especially if the groups' ranks include siblings with the last name Davies, Gallagher or Robinson. Sometimes one member or another just can't play their part and it's necessary to beat the crap out of them. But an Italian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    Super Bowl Sandwiches: The (Somewhat) Magnificent Seven

    One of the things I look forward to all year is the Super Bowl. This is not because I care about what steroid-injected hard body is running toward what end zone; it is simply because of the impressive display of food, specifically the big sandwich. All year I dream of the big sandwich, waiting until ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2007

    UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra

    Conductor Charles Dutoit and pianist Martha Argerich join the international youth orchestra for a world tour

  • Culture

    October 26, 2006

    Simon's Star

    Dmitri Hvorostovsky is reason enough to see HGO's season opener

  • Film

    January 5, 2006

    Heath in Heat

    Ledger plays it straight as Casanova's lustful lead

  • News

    February 12, 2004

    Ship Wrecked

    A Houston firm certified the oil tanker Prestige as good to go. It broke apart in the Atlantic, causing the worst environmental disaster in Spanish history.

  • Dining

    March 13, 2003

    Katy Pie

    Pizza Bella

  • News

    January 2, 2003

    A Child Shall Lead Them

    Plus: Barrio Ballots, The Art of Accounting, Trolley Volley

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Muffuletta

    Murphy's Deli

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    Like Fine Wine...

    The Hollisters keep getting better with age

  • Calendar

    May 1, 1997
  • Calendar

    April 24, 1997
  • Film

    June 8, 1995

    Classic Keaton, Classic Comedy

    100 years on, the MFA gives a silent-screen genius his due