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Houston (Texas)

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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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Los Rakas, Gareth Emery, Lily Allen, etc.

    Los Rakas Warehouse Live, September 12 Equally competent remixing Wiz Khaifa's "We Dem Boyz" as they are grooving a smooth reggaeton love jam, Panamanian cousins Raka Dun and Raka Rich are as cool and colorful as their adopted city of Oakland, Calif. Their major-label debut, this year's El Negrito ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Five More Epic '80s Tours That Deserve The Wall Treatment

    Ex-Pink Floyd bandleader Roger Waters celebrated his 71st birthday in typically dramatic fashion last Saturday: he premiered a new movie at the Toronto International Film Festival. Roger Waters: The Wall is a documentary chronicling the songwriter's massive, three-year world tour, "The Wall Live," f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Seeking More Houston-Based Food Freelancers

    The Houston Press is looking for a few more freelance food writers to help our readers sort through what the Houston area had to offer in food and restaurants. Applicants need to not only know about food, but are willing to interview other people about it.

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    September 10, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Amalia Pferd of Good Dog Houston

    Houstonians have raved about Good Dog Houston's gourmet hot dogs ever since they started serving them from their baby blue food truck a few years ago. In time, the owners, Daniel Caballero and Amalia Pferd, were able to secure a storefront location in The Heights which now serves as their home base. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Cater2.me Wants to Connect Houston Food Vendors With Local Businesses

    How many times have you been in an office lunch meeting or social gathering at work and the food is just sub-par? I'm guessing that's a lot, right? Usually the assortment of food is sandwiches, chips and dip, fruit trays and a selection of drinks. It would be incredible to serve some of Houston's lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Houston Bands Bask In KISS' Reflected Glow

    Note: On the heels of KISS' Labor Day Eve visit to Houston, local label Artificial Head Records rounded up several local bands to assemble at Fitzgerald's Friday night to rock and roll all night with their favorite songs by the painted men from Detroit Rock City. Although our scheduled reviewer had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

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

    It was sad reading some of your comments about the fried chicken at the now-closed Haven. Man was that stuff good. But, not to worry, there are plenty of more places you guys like to get your deep-fried, crispy birds. And plus, the stuff at Haven was not underrated to say the least. Thanks for chim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    The 5 Best Happy Hours in Downtown

    If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Local Neighborfood Plans to Bring Adventurous Houston Foodies Together

    Houston is bursting at the seams with adventurous foodies. But most of them only go out to eat with their close friends or loved ones. What if there was a way to bring these food enthusiasts together over dinner? Near the end of this year, this will be a possibility. Local Neighborfood is a start-u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2014

    The Most Underrated Fried Chicken in Houston...According to You

    Texas is known for its juicy barbecue, sensational Tex-Mex and oh so yummy comfort cuisine. But, it's also known for good old Southern food, and to us that means fried chicken. It's a staple at picnic lunches or church potluck meals. The crispy, crunchy buttermilk coating around tender, juicy chick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2014

    Happy Labor Day! Houston Has More Workplace Fatalities Than Other Texas Cities

    Friday marked the end of the national Labor Rights Week, which takes place every year during the last week of August leading up to Labor Day. But Houston as a city isn't in the best position when it comes to worker safety. Labor Rights Week -- organized by the U.S. Department of Labor in conjunct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2014

    Two of Houston's Freeways Top Texas' 100 Most Congested Roadways

    Sorry Austin, but Houston has knocked you out of the top spot. Well, at least when it comes to the top spot on the list of Texas' 100 most congested roadways, anyway. We haven't quite caught up to you on being a hipster hot-spot yet, but we suppose there's always next year. According to an analysi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Houston the Top City for Rising Credit Card Debt

    It seems that Houstonians are getting pretty darn comfortable swiping that plastic at the register again. So comfortable, in fact, that Houston has become the top city in the United States for rising credit card debt. We've finally made it onto the top of a list for something other than pollution, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Is It Really Bye-Bye To IndyCar Racing In Houston?

    There were two IndyCar races in Houston this past June. The races were run on a course laid out around the NRG Park parking lot with NRG Stadium and the Astrodome looming large in the background. The track was bumpy and dangerous. The first day saw racing in the rain, the second day saw racing durin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    The 10 Best Places for Desserts in Houston

    Sometimes you just want something sweet and when you get that sugar craving, you have to satisfy it right then and there. Baking cookies or brownies takes too long and that small piece of chocolate you have in your pantry just won't do it for you. But, there are multiple places around town serving u ... More >>

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    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 27, 2014

    Heights Guitar Tech Fills Big Gap In Gear-Repair Scene

    There's a great music scene and a lot of gigging musicians living in Houston, but few places to get musical equipment fixed when time is a factor. When I was playing in bands a few years back, any problem with a guitar or one of my amps meant I had two basic options: take it to one of the guitar sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Instacart Launches in Houston Providing a Quick Grocery Delivery Service

    Need to go grocery shopping but just don't have the time? Are you stuck at work and won't have enough time to purchase groceries on your way home? Is going to the grocery store difficult for you, and would you prefer to have your groceries delivered? No matter what your situation is, a quick on-dem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Houstonians Without Voter ID Are Mostly Black and Poor

    Texas' Voter ID law -- which requires that voters show election officials an approved and up-to-date photo ID in order to cast a ballot -- has long been a point of contention. Since the Lege passed a voter ID requirement in 2011, many of its opponents have questioned whether the law unfairly singles ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    The 10 Best Songs From True Blood

    For the past seven years, each episode of HBO's True Blood was named after a song, and in those seven years I've watched great tracks come and go. Here's the ten best the show had to offer. 10. Massive Attack, "Paradise Circus" In Season 3 there's the wonderful visit to a strip club, and this is ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    Hurricane Season 2014: Cristobal No Threat, but Disturbances Lining Up in the Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Cristobal continued to strengthen over the weekend as it headed north through the Bahamas. While it is expected to grow gradually into a hurricane, it will not be a threat to the U.S. Nevertheless, it killed three in the Caribbean with torrential rains and the flooding that accompanie ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Do You Know How to Spatchcock a Chicken?

    Discover why local foods matter during the Food-as-Medicine Experience at Sparrow Bar Cookshop Monday, August 25 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Chef and owner Monica Pope along with Ali Miller of Naturally Nourished, will teach guests about the medicinal qualities of foods, and demonstrate how to inclu ... More >>

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    August 21, 2014

    Videos of the Week: Watch Houston Area Chefs and Restaurants Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Food Trucks and Restaurants Bump Against Grease, Drugs and Empty Chairs

    Let's make Houston a more walkable city, even if people are walking on their way to tacos. Or so went the thinking for dozens who showed up to Wednesday's council committee meeting in support of relaxing regulations for food trucks. The issues on the line: whether food trucks are allowed to serve i ... More >>

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    August 21, 2014
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    August 20, 2014

    New Houston Rap: Travis $cott Rides In Another Rodeo

    So...who wants new music? MIXTAPE OF THE WEEK: Travi$ Scott, Days Before Rodeo A year ago, Travi$ Scott emerged from Houston obscurity, Tumblr fanfare and the tutelage of Kanye West, T.I. and others to release his Owl Pharaoh EP. For much of the tape, Scott felt like he was doing more of a solid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Five Biting and Stinging Bugs to Watch Out for This Summer in Houston

    Of all the joys that summer in Houston brings -- heat, humidity, hurricanes -- perhaps the most aggravating is the plague of bugs that descends on us like a swamp (which is basically what the city is anyway). As the creepy crawlies come out of hibernation in the spring, they begin to infest what fee ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    Iggy or Isn't She? "Fancy" Star's No-Show Leaves Some Fans Upset

    Some Houston fans are upset and wondering what happened after rapper/pop star Iggy Azalea's purported appearance at a popular Midtown dance club this weekend never materialized -- or if it was ever truly on the books to begin with. The event had been promoted by Houston-based Sticky Promo, the loca ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    DJ Mustard's Hyper-Branded Ratchet Turns Up House Beyoncé Built

    Type the words "post-superproducer" into Google (go ahead...just come back) and the first name you're likely to see is that of the ubiquitous DJ Mustard. While he's been the engineer of the type of music that makes the classiest girls twerk something, Mustard has also been a key ingredient for today ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 15, 2014

    Houston Has Its Own History of Race Riots

    As tear gas and rubber bullets flew on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, this week, I couldn't help but be thankful for the relatively peaceful streets of Houston. Sure, we have crime like most big cities and racial tensions do, at times, rise. For instance, when protesters took to the streets of R ... More >>

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