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    October 30, 2014

    The 11 Best Draped-Up Dirty South Songs Ever

    Draped up and dripped out, know what I'm talkin' 'bout? Much like Bun B, who wrote those lyrics, you do know what I'm talkin' 'bout. And you also know that all things draped up and dripped out are badass, especially when they are songs from the dirty south. Whether it's swangin' and bangin' or s ... More >>

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    October 29, 2014

    [Video] EDM Fans Turn Out For Something Wicked 2014

    It's been interesting to watch Something Wicked grow over the past three years. Walking into the festival on Saturday, it was easy to forget that in the grand scheme of things it's still a very young fest. Quite frankly, between the lineup and the stage designs, the people behind the festival have d ... More >>

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    October 29, 2014

    Filling the Gaps: Eatsie Boys Cafe

    I've lived in Houston for 22 years. It took me 16 of those to visit the Rothko Chapel for the first time. I didn't eat at Ninfa's on Navigation until I'd counted myself a Houstonian for nearly a decade. I still haven't eaten at Frenchy's. The list of glaring omissions goes on and on. Before you boot ... More >>

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    October 29, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Imposter Lemons and Patio Cocktails

    In the fall, limes that aren't yet harvested can begin to turn yellow and, unless you know better, can look just like lemons. This case of "bait and switch" initially fooled the blogger at Tag Sale Tastes, who subsequently comes up with a riff on an old adage. If life gives you limes, make Pistachio ... More >>

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    October 24, 2014

    Upcoming Events: A Quite Unusual Oktoberfest

    Only in Houston would it make sense to celebrate Oktoberfest at a Korean soju bar. Dosi Restaurant and Soju Bar is offering two flights of any four Karbach beers (each pour is 5 ounces) with their signature bo ssam -- a two pound roasted pork shank with shattering crisp skin served with things like ... More >>

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    October 24, 2014

    The 25 Best Songs About Houston

    Bobby Bare, "I Can Almost See Houston From Here" One of the great homesick songs, Bobby Bare infuses this one with downtrodden ennui as he pines for the warmness of his old hometown. Usually veteran Houstonians are forced to deal with some newbie from Portland telling us all the things that are wron ... More >>

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    October 23, 2014

    Study Focuses on Youth Pot Use, Should Focus on Pill Popping Instead

    The Prevention Resource Center at the Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston has released its annual Regional Needs Assessment, which gathers a ton of data and compiles it to identify everything you need to know about substance abuse. The study shines a light on what's going on in our area (Region 6 ... More >>

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    October 22, 2014

    Five Songs About Real Freaks For AHS: Freak Show

    So, now that the fourth season of American Horror Story is apparently going to be a musical, it got me thinking about songs that have been dedicated to human oddities over the years. There have been a fair few of them, actually, and today we sing their praises for the part they've played in history.

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    October 22, 2014

    All of Houston's Nationally-Ranked "Top Zip Codes" Are Kinda White

    Another day, another Houston-centric list. Our fair city has earned its way onto quite a few lists as of late, thanks to all of the attention being paid to our growth and steady job market. The latest Houston nod comes courtesy of a California real estate blog, Movato, and a list of the "Best Zip C ... More >>

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    October 21, 2014

    The New I-10 Access Ramp From 290 Is a Thing of Beauty and Wonder

    Having lived the last three years in Jersey Village I have been mostly at the mercy of 290 when it comes to getting into town. It's either that or coming around on the tollway and booking it inbound on I-10. Both are often equally annoying, although the Beltway less so since they started the constru ... More >>

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    October 20, 2014

    Houston Music Invades San Fran's Hotel Utah

    My family and I recently vacationed on the West Coast. However you do your vacation, I hope you're doing it well. As for us, we got zombified for Hope For Young Adults With Cancer. We drove along the edges of a massive California forest fire and shot a music video at the Salton Sea, among other, les ... More >>

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    October 20, 2014

    The 5 Least Charitable Zip Codes in Houston

    The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently published a report on charitable giving throughout the U.S. culled from Census information. The report noted that charitable giving among wealthier Americans is down and that the most poor citizens give a larger percentage of their income to charity than the ri ... More >>

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    October 20, 2014

    Houston, We Have Other Problems

    We all know the story by now: the City of Houston passed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), which would crack down on LGBT discrimination across the city, and then a group of Christians then sued the city. Last week, news broke that the city then subpoenaed pastors that, while vehemently cri ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    Vote Now For Houston's Best Music Photographer

    February 24, 2014. A Monday. Go Texan Day, Houston's unofficial start of rodeo season, was still four days away. Stories in that week's Time magazine included "Mexico's New Mission," "Biden Unplugged," and a look at brand-new Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. Songs popular at the time were Katy Perry' ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    First Look at Springbok, A South African Gastropub in Downtown Houston

    Located on Main Street, just around the corner from The Flying Saucer in the heart of downtown, is the cool new South African bar and gastropub, Springbok. Named after a type of African antelope and the South African rugby team of the same name, it's fitting that the decor includes wall mounted anim ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    Houston's Best Music Photographers: Marco Torres

    Back in June Rocks Off brought you Houston's ten best music photographers, as selected by a small panel of insiders and professionals. Now we'd like you readers to choose the best. Before voting opens, though, here's a little more about our finalists, in alphabetical order -- and a lot more of their ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    Matteo Lunelli, "King of Italian Bubbly," Visits Houston

    Every week, it seems that another fine wine luminary sets her or his sights on the Houston market. Yesterday, ex-Goldman Sachs banker and one of the most powerful players in the Italian wine trade today, Matteo Lunelli (above), descended on Houston for a luncheon and tasting with Houston wine buyer ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    We've Narrowed Down the Most Underrated Kolaches...Vote Now!

    OK, Houston. Let's get one thing straight. Christy's Donuts, The Original Kolache Shoppe and Shipley's Do-Nuts (specifically the one on North Main) are NOT underrated places for kolaches. But, most of the other places y'all mentioned certainly are! We assumed most of the places would be doughnut sho ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    Cactus Crew Celebrates 39th Trip Around the Sun

    If the leaves on the trees are not turning brown and temperatures are still regularly topping out above 90, then it must be getting pretty close to Halloween. We think. But one way you can be sure we're getting close to both All Hallows Eve and its Latino companion, Dia de Los Muertos, is that anoth ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Celebrate International Curry Week at The Springbok

    The Springbok will celebrate International Curry Week from October 13 until October 17; this event is typically celebrated around the world with special events from participating restaurants. Pete Walker, owner of The Springbok, wants to make International Curry Week an annual event in Houston next ... More >>

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    October 8, 2014

    The Houston Texans "Behind The Chains": Lose Yards, Kill Drive

    If you read my entries in this blog, you know there are certain things that I find intriguing -- fan fights in stadium bathrooms, crime stories from the state of Florida, crime stories involving NFL players, the occasional recreational wager. These things all intrigue me. But if you examine closely ... More >>

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    October 8, 2014

    Houston's Best Music Photographers: Jason Smith

    Back in June Rocks Off brought you Houston's ten best music photographers, as selected by a small panel of insiders and professionals. Now we'd like you readers to choose the best. Before voting opens, though, here's a little more about our finalists, in alphabetical order -- and a lot more of their ... More >>

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    October 8, 2014

    Congratulations, Best of HoustonĀ® 2014 Music & Nightlife Winners

    Houston is fun. Even if the ink is still wet on the lease you just signed after relocating here to work in the Bayou City's booming energy or health-care sectors, it shouldn't take you any more than 48 hours before something here makes you wonder how you ever got along back wherever it is you came f ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    The Most Underrated Kolaches in Houston...According to You

    How many times have you spoken to a non-Texan friend about kolaches and they had absolutely no idea what you were talking about? Probably 99.9 percent of the time, right? Kolaches are a special part of Texas cuisine that the rest of the country is sadly missing out on. And no, kolaches are not like ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    7 Titles and Businesses That Should Consider a Name Change

    In Houston and throughout Texas, there are a lot of weird names that confuse visitors. It is difficult to explain that Kuykendahl Road is properly pronounced KIRK-un-dahl or that there is something in the state called Waxahachie. That's before we even get into the influences from the wide variety of ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    Houston's 10 Best Bars to Take Out-of-Towners

    So you've got out-of-towners coming in -- old friends, relatives, business prospects from Minneapolis, Titans fans in for a hit-and-run NFL weekend, or whatever. Now the burden is upon you, the local-scene guru, to show them the town. You've told them how great Houston is, how much you enjoy living ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Little Bigs is Getting a Little Bigger

    It looks like Little Bigs is moving to a new location and it's going to be a much bigger space than the current spot at 2703 Montrose. The Houston Chronicle reports that Little Bigs's last day at its original location will be October 26; the owners expect to open at 4621 Montrose (the previous spot ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    The Marijuana Biz Comes to Houston This Weekend

    Got a good pot product you want to pitch? Well, you're in luck. The Marijuana Investment Conference will be happening this weekend, and it will take place right in our fair city. That's right -- the Bayou City is about to be home to quite a few weed deals, and unlike what's been happening under the ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    7 Things Houstonians Don't Care About

    Houston is a city full of passionate people, but there are a few things that most Houstonians just don't seem to care about. 7. Doing things on a small scale. Well, this IS the Lone Star State, and everything's supposedly bigger in Texas, and boy do Houstonians seem to believe it. We love going b ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    SPM Supporters Plan "Day of Unity" Protest

    There has never been a figure as polarizing in the Houston hip-hop community as Carlos Coy, the man better known as South Park Mexican. In his heyday circa 2000, the local rapper's independent Dope House Records label sold millions of units, and "SPM" gave a voice to a generation of Southern and Sou ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Chris Shepherd of Underbelly

    There are very few chefs in the United States who can describe what it's like to win a James Beard award. As we discussed yesterday, Chris Shepherd is one of them, but success doesn't seem to have spoiled him yet. Most of the time, he's where he's always been for the last few years: at Underbelly me ... More >>

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    October 1, 2014

    Houston's Best Music Photographers: Victor Cervantes

    Back in June Rocks Off brought you Houston's ten best music photographers, as selected by a small panel of insiders and professionals. Now we'd like you readers to choose the best. Before voting opens, though, here's a little more about our finalists, in alphabetical order -- and a lot more of their ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    Italian Oil Exec Brings Food Makers to Houston

    Representatives from six commercial food producers from the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna are visiting Houston this week on a trip organized by the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas. Their tour of the city included a walk-around tasting with Houston food buyers and restaurateur ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Santana, Paul Collins, Kacey Musgraves, etc.

    Santana Bayou Music Center, October 1 Carlos Santana has been a treasure of American music for more than 40 years and as many albums. Combining blues and rock with Latin-American rhythms, the fiery soul of his guitar enthralls listeners to open both heart and mind to his thrilling sonic experience. ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    The War On Drugs at House of Blues, 9/27/2014

    The War On Drugs House of Blues September 27, 2014 There was a certain point in time when I thought truly simple and original music was a thing of the past. These days, if you don't have a certain niche or unique twist to your sound, there's a good chance your band will get passed by like most of t ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Houstonians Hate Traffic, Have No Desire to Change

    Those of us who live in Houston are a diverse lot. We have members of our community from all over the world, never mind the state of Texas. Yet, we can all agree that traffic here is God awful. But, what we can't seem to agree on is why or how to fix it. A recent study from Texas A&M University's Tr ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Openings & Closings: There's A New Doner Kebap in Town

    Early in the morning on Tuesday, September 23, Spanky's Homemade Pizza's kitchen caught on fire, causing enough damage to close the 7210 South Loop East pizza shop. No one was injured during the fire and the owner plans to reopen Spanky's. The southeast Houston restaurant posted this statement on Fa ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Jason Gould of Cyclone Anaya's

    When we last left our Chef Chat with Jason Gould, he had just ended up in Houston after a long journey that took him from Seattle to Lake Michigan and then New York at the worst of times. Once in Houston, he would work at two highly influential restaurants during their heydays: Aries and Gravitas. ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    The Doomstress Goes Digital-Goth In Vendetta Diabolique

    Doomstress Alexis is one of Houston's most gifted daughters when it comes to laying out the doom-metal in Project Armageddon. She's got a voice like a wasteland wind that matches well with her brand of droning, funeral-march music. Now Alexis has teamed up with Jan Kimmel to work on something quit ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Worst Freeway Interchange in Houston to Get Partial Makeover

    In February, I wrote about what I considered to be the three worst freeway interchanges in Houston. One of them, the 290/North Loop/Interstate 10 mangle that came in third, is undergoing extensive renovations slated to be completed in January as part of the larger project to widen and improve Highwa ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    The 10 Biggest Country Stars Who Live In Texas

    By Chris Gray and Matthew Keever HONORABLE MENTION: SUNNY SWEENEY Thus far mainstream success has eluded Sunny Sweeney, but not for lack of either talent or trying. According to her Facebook page, Sweeney (a former standup comic) has now played the Grand Ole Opry 41 times but continues to reside in ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    The Houston Press is Looking for a Few Good Videographers

    Here at the Houston Press, we're all about sharing the stories of the city we live in. We're big believers in the power of storytelling and the need for certain stories to be told. We're looking for new people help us share the stories of Houston to a larger audience. More specifically, we're looki ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    Reformed Rapper Lecrae's Chart Victory For Houston

    Wednesday, Lecrae Moore, the 34-year-old rapper who was born and raised in Houston but now resides in Atlanta, broke new ground. His latest album, the accurately titled Anomaly sold 88,000 copies and landed at the top of the Billboard 200. 88,000 copies for a rap album in 2014 isn't paltry, ranking ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    The Houston Press is Looking for a Few Good Videographers

    Here at the Houston Press, we're all about sharing the stories of the city we live in. We're big believers in the power of storytelling and the need for certain stories to be told. We're looking for new people help us share the stories of Houston to a larger audience. More specifically, we're looki ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    Filling the Gaps: Tel-Wink Grill

    I've lived in Houston for 22 years. It took me 16 of those to visit the Rothko Chapel for the first time. I didn't eat at Ninfa's on Navigation until I'd counted myself a Houstonian for nearly a decade. I still haven't eaten at Frenchy's. The list of glaring omissions goes on and on. Before you boot ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Rebecca Masson of
    Fluff Bake Bar

    We haven't had a Chef Chat with Becky Masson since 2010 and a whole heck of a lot has happened since then. Here are just a few highlights. In 2011, she competed on "Top Chef: Just Desserts" and represented Houston admirably, despite not winning. Not too much later, for the first time Fluff Bake ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    The Five Best Underrated Fried Chickens (According to You)

    Y'all Facebooked and Tweeted your little hearts out about fried chicken and for that, we thank you! It was a tight race, with Spanish Village and Jones Fried Chicken just barely missing out on the top 5. And though reader Deborah Swanson was campaigning for her "mama's" fried chicken, she just did ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    10 Acts to Watch at Yes, Indeed! Fest 2014

    By Chris Gray and Matthew Keever Weekends that go by without another multi-stage festival setting up shop somewhere in Houston are getting pretty scarce, but Yes, Indeed~ has a definite leg up due to its track record and homegrown appeal. For its third edition, the nine-hour event relocates to mid- ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Corn Tamales Are Now at Hugo's

    Hugo's now has corn tamales, but it's only for the month of September. Chef Hugo Ortega is using fresh corn from Mexico, where it is harvested every year, to make these traditional tamales. Each order is made with masa, rajas (sliced poblano peppers), queso fresco, crema and tomatillo salsa and cost ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    Where To Watch Out-of-State College Football

    College football fans just can't hold a candle to their NFL counterparts. It's hardly anyone's fault but the alumni associations that charge bars an arm and a leg to host their watch parties, but with Houston's transplant culture the way it is, it's probably harder to get five Northwestern fans in a ... More >>

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