• Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Where to Eat in Honor of the Top 8 Teams in the World Cup

    Yes, yes, we're all heartbroken over the United States' heartwrenching, nail biting loss to Belgium on Tuesday. We're bitter and angry but damn proud of our team (especially Tim Howard--hey, Superman!). Just because the home team is out of the running doesn't mean we're going to stop watching game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    The 13 Best Things About Coachella's First Weekend

    Note: The first weekend of Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, has just concluded Sunday (or early Monday) in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly made it through the whole blessed thing, and kindly brought us this recap. Round one of Coachella ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Different Tongues: 10 Foreign Language Songs That Rule the World

    A couple of caveats to this list: first, it actually includes more than ten songs. Since one is sung primarily in English and another isn't technically a "foreign" language, they're considered halfsies, making up one whole. Also, no songs sung in Spanish are on this list. I'm not saying Spanish is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    5 Beers to Try Now at Witchcraft Tavern & Provision Co.

    Lately, I've been finding the best beers in some unexpected places. On Monday night, it was a jaw-dropping line-up at the brand-new D&T Drive Inn, where the guys behind Down House have renovated a neighborhood icehouse and installed a huge tap wall of eccentric draft beers to rival the records in i ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 11, 2013

    Here, Eat This

    A beginner's guide to Nigerian cuisine.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Nigerian Cuisine

    Tackling Nigerian cuisine so early in the Here, Eat This series? Why not? Nigerian food is some of the most accessible "ethnic" food out there -- or at least, it will be for anyone who grew up eating Cajun, Southern or soul food. I'm looking at you, Houston. See also: - Here, Eat This: A Beginner's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Single Women, You Have It Made In Houston

    Hey, another somewhat scientific survey that includes Houston!! Let's dig in!! In this case, a website no one has ever heard of called Nerd Wallet has put together various stats to determine which American cities are the best places to live in for single men and single women. You're a single dude ... More >>

  • Film

    November 8, 2012

    James Bond, Out of Time

    Fifty years in, the spy is ever less relevant - and still beloved. Why?

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Let the Grillin' Begin: Beer Can Chicken

    The weather's heating up, and I don't know about you guys, but I plan on taking full advantage of the small window of outdoor bliss here in Houston -- the time before the temperatures rise to the point of no return and the sun torches every living thing in its path as the ground becomes molten lava ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    The 10 Dumbest Meat-Related Crimes

    Last week, we brought you a short compendium of the dumbest fast food-related crimes, eventually reaching the conclusion that McDonald's Chicken Nuggets make people do crazy, crazy things. (Don't tell me that correlation doesn't imply causation!) This week, we take a look at the dumb things that me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Bartender Chat: Curtis Cunningham of Onion Creek

    This week we went over to the Heights to visit neighborhood coffee joint, eatery and bar Onion Creek, one of our favorite spots to perch on a picnic table in the sun and enjoy a good, dark brew, whether it's coffee or beer. Since they're open from 7 a.m. till late, it's good for breakfast, lunch or ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Upcoming Events: Tequila at TQLA and Multi-Course Mystery Dinners

    If you've been looking for the right opportunity to try TQLA -- which just won our rather specific, yet no less applicable, award for Best Revival of a Genre -- here's the opportunity you've been looking for: TQLA is hosting a tequila dinner with Don Julio on Wednesday, October 19, starting at 6:30 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 18, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Joanna O'Leary shared her top five movie quotes about food, and EOW Nation chimed in with more. Commenter FattyFatBastard had lots of them, and he didn't attribute: Just one little mint, monsieur? They are wafer-thin. Heineken? F*** that sh**! Pabst Blue Ribbon! I will not eat oy ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 14, 2011

    It Takes Tuwo

    Suya Hut serves a slice — er, ball — of West Africa in Houston.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    For Biz Markie's Birthday: YouTube Covers of "Just a Friend"

    When it comes to one-hit wonders, Biz Markie certainly ranks up there. His horribly off-key, ubiquitous, feel good song "Just a Friend" propelled the hip hop artist into the pop culture stratosphere and helped us all to understand that singing, literally, isn't everything. Needless to say, it was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    One Live Humpback Whale: Local Fantasy Tour Riders

    ​Everyone probably knows that top-selling bands like Van Halen routinely demand everything short of the moon and stars for their tour contract and rider, but specifically No Brown M&Ms. Some bands have a schedule for required nourishment, or in Rush's case, for booze. The "Weekly Booze Schedul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Five Easy Steps To Beer Pairing Nirvana

    SamuelAdams.comAnd you thought only wine could be paired with food.​No, we're not talking about the way the subtle notes of ice-cold rocky mountain air in that Coors Light accentuate the cool ranch flavor in Doritos, not here at least. The knowledge that different varieties of beer compliment ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 1, 2010

    Pho on Fannin

    Kim Tai is the perfect place to drink a couple of cold beers and chow down on Vietnamese diner food.

  • Music

    June 3, 2010

    No Shoes, No Problem

    The Listening Room at NiaMoves might be the best live music venue you've never heard of.

  • Dining

    April 29, 2010

    Whatever's Good

    Shanghai Chinese Restaurant's enormous menu has something for everyone.

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    The Bar at River Oaks Theatre

    ​We recently caught a showing of Crazy Heart at River Oaks Theatre on West Gray. You know what we love about this theater? You can buy a beer here, and we don't mean in a paper cup - you can purchase a beer like you would in a bar, Heineken for $5 to enjoy with a decent bag of popcorn. And the ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    T-Mac, We Hardly Knew Ye

    Rockets legend Tracy McGrady will be traded to another team, ending the season-long spat between star and management."Rockets legend"? Too much? Not when you think of all the championships, clutch playoff victories and daring drives to the basket to lift his teammates that McGrady has provided. In h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Game Time: Five Jobs The Rockets Can Give Tracy McGrady

    ​I'm all about people earning their money. From an accountant punching up debits and credits to a custodian cleaning the bathroom stalls to a CEO of a Fortune 500 corporation, every position in any company has an intrinsic financial value to it and as soon as the return on the investment in that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Game Time: The Dysfunctional Macs

    ​I'm sure if all of you have heard, but Tracy McGrady has set a target date to return from microfracture surgery, and that date is November 18. What he's going to do once he comes back or whether he's even ready to come back are secondary issues, because chances are if you heard this news when it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Ask A Rapper: Grammy-Winning Electro-Songbird T-Pain

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducinglisto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    High-Fiving T-Pain, Wondering Why We Can't Quit Plies' "Plenty Money"

    [Note: Thursday night T-Pain, Wale and DJ MOS performed a private concert at downtown nightclub Venue. Our man Shea Serrano was on the red carpet and inside.] Photos by Larami Culbertson"Is it true what they say about the size of a man's chain?"​ 9:17 p.m.: Yo, the PR camp from Heineken, that comp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Openings and Closings

    This week features not only restaurant closings and openings, but reopenings as well. The first of those, as expected, was Cafe Le Jadeite (1952 West Gray), which reopened this past Monday. Despite the fact that the name and decor have remained the same, the owners and the menu have changed. B4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    Negra Modelo Now on Draft in Houston (and Phoenix)

    Man, there are some times I wonder how I can get out of bed and face my working days. One such was yesterday. When our feared Web editor Keith Plocek sent out a call for “volunteers” to go taste the new-in-America draft Modelo beers, I gritted my teeth and took it for the team. As one of the old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2008

    Happy Birthday, America!

    As the daughter of immigrants (I’ve got you already, don’t I?), I’d like to take a minute today, on America’s birthday, and reflect on what makes America so grand. And before any of you accuse me of being facetious, let me tell you…I may be a left-leaning, “Democracy Now”-listening ex ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 21, 2008

    Miss Pop Rocks’s Tips for Going Green

    To conserve heat during winter months, drink more alcohol. Because alcohol is nature’s furnace. Stop mowing the lawn. You’ll save gas and all the extra grass will provide a beautiful, undisturbed habitat for God’s bugs. Before you replacing all your regular light bulbs with energy-saving l ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2007
  • Dining

    June 9, 2005

    Psychedelic Peppercorns

    Try a spice at Sichuan Cuisine that's been banned in the States since 1968

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    Last Night at the Alamo

    A Grammy party at a local theater turns into quiz night down at the local pub

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Dining

    November 27, 2003

    Stinky Food

    The fermented tofu at Taiwanese Cuisine makes even our fearless food critic gag

  • Music

    September 25, 2003

    Woodlands Wonders

    Meet Paris Green -- the newest entry in the next big thing from Houston sweepstakes

  • Dining

    September 11, 2003

    Bordering on Bennigan's

    Is Morgan's on Montrose just an unfortunate chain reaction?

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Dark Riders

    The good, the bad and the ugly rock-star performance contracts

  • Calendar

    March 6, 2003

    Don't Try This Anywhere

    If Steve-O comes at you with a staple gun, run!

  • Music

    January 9, 2003

    Double Your Pleasure

    Mark your calendars for next year -- the Cole twins' New Year's bash is going public

  • Dining

    January 9, 2003

    New Digs, Old Tricks

    The Riviera Grill has moved downtown, but it doesn't know how to make an urban statement

  • Dining

    June 27, 2002

    The Durian Dare

    At sumptuous Ba Ky, the beer's on ice, the durian is stinky, and the food is great

  • Dining

    January 17, 2002

    Fat City

    Vegetarian soul food? Naturally Yours serves up "buffalo things" and smothered steaklet

  • Music

    July 5, 2001

    Wet Nighthawks Cry Foul

    They're deluge-ional, say accused Fitz's and South Beach proprietors

  • Culture

    July 27, 2000

    Porn to Sell

    Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!

  • Film

    June 10, 1999

    Shaggy Dog

    The insipid Austin Powers is a total waste

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