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Havana

  • 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

    February 27, 2014

    El Presidente: The Exquisite Cocktail That Neither Communists Nor Capitalists Could Kill

    The El Presidente is a cocktail blast from the past that deserves a good future.

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    The 10 Least Subtle Song Titles of All Time

    Now I was a singer in a band, and that band wrote a song called "You Cannot Kill David Arquette." We wrote a lot of other songs, too, and most of them had more esoteric and poetic titles. Still, that's the one I like the best because it's just as bald as you can be. Here's David Arquette, and you ca ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012
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    May 24, 2012
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    May 16, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Latin Nights

    Note: This article was written by Rolando Rodriguez and Marco Torres. In March of this year, Houston beat the likes of Los Angeles and New York as the most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the country and that landmark development was mainly due to the growth of Latinos. Back in 1990, Latin ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012
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    December 2, 2011

    Free for All: Art Without a Price Tag

    Houston gets a visit from architect Hermes Mallea who is dropping by Brazos Bookstore on Friday to sign his book Great Houses of Havana: A Century of Cuban Style. The book features wonderful photographs of some of the most beautiful homes in Havana. One shows a courtyard, glowing in the evening lig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Drinking With Drinkify: Website Concocts Cocktails For You Based On Your Musical Tastes

    ​The website Drinkify combines your musical tastes with your booze tastes, with sometimes hilarious and dangerous results. The site does what we have been doing since we first took our first sip of the hard stuff, and that's finding the right music for your liver-killing. Though, if you foll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Garden Fresh: Five Hot Weather Plants

    ​Once the temp hits 96, in the shade, most garden crops won't set fruit. The peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers already growing will continue to do so, but few new ones will appear. That's when I turn my attention to things that grow in pots, which can be easily watered and moved to shadier spo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Last Night: Jimmy Buffett At Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Photos by Jay Lee​Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 5, 2011 See more changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes in our slideshow. Blowing through the jasmine of our mind, Aftermath once got it in our head somehow that Jimmy Buffett wrote "Margaritavill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Best Broccoli in America

    ​We know Houston has the best hamburger selection in the nation, and coming soon near you, the best real mojito north of Havana. A bigger surprise is that Houston has the best climate for growing rich and flavorful broccoli, and everyone I've served it to agrees that it's the best they've eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    The Lost Mojito

    ​If you've had a cocktail with rum, sugar, lime, soda and spearmint, it was probably called a mojito. That's fine with me -- I'm no cocktail cop -- but that's not what they're drinking in Havana. A Cubano would no more make a spearmint mojito than a Kentuckian would serve up a peppermint jul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Bankrobbers: The Clash Family Tree

    ​Rocks Off cried the night he heard Joe Strummer died. It was December 2002, and we sat on our family couch and let it all out. That fabled Clash reunion that seemed just months away would never happen. Strummer died of a heart attack at 50, just three days before Christmas, leaving behind a w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Vintage Cocktails: The Mary Pickford

    1937 copy of La Florida recipe book​Last week I told you about the La Florida Bar in Havana, Cuba, "la catedral del Daiquiri." This week's drink comes from a brittle 1937 copy of that bar's recipe book, which was found at a flea market. The book is old enough that each recipe is in both Spani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Vintage Cocktails: The Fine Art of the Daiquiri

    It's a fine art indeed.​The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks is a hard-to-find but indispensable cocktail manual first published in 1948. My barstained copy (it was stained before I got to it) came from a southside Houston thrift store and was marked down to $9.95. The out-of-print book now goes on A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    A Cooler Coke: Ironbeer

    ​Each Tuesday and Thursday for the next few weeks, we'll be taking a look at alternatives to cokes for the sticky Houston summer that lies ahead. I was prepared not to like Ironbeer from the start. I don't like the packaging. It looks too reminiscent of Dr Pepper and, therefore, like a knock ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2010

    Buena Vista Social Club

    The film that jump-started a return to the limelight by Rubén Gonzáles and Compay Segundo left one huge question unanswered: Why weren't they onstage for the last 50 years?

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Buena Vista Social Club Screens At Domy Tonight

    Greetings from Florida. By the time you read this, Hollywood Shuffle will be well entrenched in the Sunshine State on our annual pilgrimage to visit family, douse ourselves in cuba libres and eat our body weight in Cuban pulled-pork sandwiched and plantains. It's long been a dream of HWS's to visit ... More >>

  • Music

    April 22, 2010
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    December 31, 2009

    Five Best New Year's Eves In The Movies

    The New Year's Eve countdown is only hours away. The built-in suspense of it all, along with the opportunity for pathos via a lonely celebrant, or a doomed couple exuding cheery optimism, has been catnip for moviemakers.There have been some great New Year's Eves in the movies. Here are five of the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    The Great Green Room In the Sky: The Grim Reaper's 2009 Musical Roll Call

    ​Thankfully, 2009 was a sorry year for the Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter. Aside from the not terribly unexpected (but still weird) demise of the King of Pop, few bona fide legends went on to the Great Green Room Beyond the Sky. The Rock Death Meter rates rock deaths on a ten-point scale in three c ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    "It's Hard to Kiss the Lips at Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long" and Other Funny Country Titles We Found

    ​Rocks Off has been a fan of Robert Earl Keen since we heard 1994's Gringo Honeymoon, and we've really been a fan since we heard his previous album, A Bigger Piece of Sky, shortly thereafter. We got Keen's latest album, The Rose Hotel (Lost Highway), in the mail this week, and after a few listens, ... More >>

  • News

    August 6, 2009

    A Darker Look at Che's Revolution

    After Guevara destroyed his family and his fortune, Gustavo Villoldo hunted the revolutionary leader to his grave.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    A Cuban Cortadita on a Dog Day Afternoon

    Photo by Robb Walsh​I stopped into a Cuban restaurant called Conga and ordered a café cortadita and a glass of ice water yesterday afternoon. Conga is located on Richmond in a shopping center with a bunch of Columbian restaurants including the very popular rotisserie chicken stand called Dodo ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009
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    March 26, 2009
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    March 12, 2009
  • Music

    July 31, 2008

    The 2008 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase Is Filled with Talent and Absurdity

    Some of the best rock and roll in town right now is en español

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    HPMA Aftermath: Two Star Symphony, Literary Greats, Fat Tony, Black Math Experiment, Spain Colored Orange and Sideshow Tramps

    Two Star Symphony/photos by Brandon K. Hernsberger Apparently Notsuoh was only expecting large women at Two Star Symphony's set, because strangely, that was the only size T-shirt available. But all was not lost for the other sized patrons who got to see this hugely symphonic string quartet's showca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2008

    Sunday Sunday Sunday: HPMA Showcase Time!

    Only four days until the day a lot of people consider the best day of the year for local music, the Press' annual showcase of artists nominated for Houston Press Music Awards. First of all, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the 60 performers (and five DJs, for you late-night types) in this ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2008

    Vikram Chandra and Mayra Montero

    Indian-born Chandra joins Cuban-born Montero for an evening of international storytelling

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2008
  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Various artists

    Si Para Usted: The Funky Beats of Revolutionary Cuba

  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    Classic Cuban CDs

    Reissues of six classic Cuban CDs

  • Home Entertainment

    February 23, 2006
  • Film

    July 7, 2005

    Could Be Verse

    A love story told in iambic pentameter? Yes, and yes again.

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2005

    Art-Hungry?

    ArtHouston is a gallery of galleries

  • Film

    April 21, 2005

    Lost in Translation

    All talk and little action, The Interpreter doesn't even make sense

  • Culture

    March 17, 2005
  • Calendar

    December 16, 2004

    New Year's Eve Guide

    Where will you be hoppin' when the ball is droppin'?

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Calendar

    April 17, 2003

    From Hell to the Theater

    The Houston Press Indie Film Series makes its debut

  • Music

    April 3, 2003

    The Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio

    Monday and Tuesday, April 7 and 8

  • News

    March 27, 2003
  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Dining

    February 21, 2002
  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    Felix Baloy

    Baila Mi Son: The Afro-Cuban All Stars Present Felix Baloy (Tumi)

  • Culture

    March 31, 1994

    Socialist Surrealism

    FotoFest curates the work of a brave new generation of Cuban photographers

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