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Houston (Texas)

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Devin the Dude, Glass the Sky, Die Young, etc.

    Devin the Dude Warehouse Live, April 18 To say Devin the Dude is Houston rap's Yoda would seem like a slight to the Dude. Now in his mid-forties, he almost seems timeless, still rolling through copious amounts of weed while letting his inner thoughts bellow out in between tokes. His voice has never ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Verts Introduces Houstonians to Germany's Most Popular Street Food: The Döner Kebap

    Schwarma. Gyro. Trompo. Döner. The popular fast food has many names, but only one of them is taking Houston by storm: The döner kebap, a German street food staple brought to the Bayou City by two Austinites who own the restaurant Verts. Sound complicated? It's gets more tangled. The Germans cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    A Few PAC Names Better Than Houston Bookkeeper's 'Boats 'N Hoes'

    This week state Republicans caught some bad press when the 'Boats N' Hoes' Super PAC was shut down Thursday. The Political Action Committee was started by a bookkeeper with Houston-based political strategy firm Blakemore & Associates, according to the Texas Tribune. Houston consultant Allen Blakem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Sound Revolution Comes Full Circle With New Tomball Store

    Earlier today we mentioned that the Houston area has a staggering 16 music retailers that will celebrate Record Store Day tomorrow, but we'd also like to single out two that go by the same name. Sound Revolution's F.M. 1960 location near Bush Intercontinental Airport has been around since 1976, long ... More >>

  • Music

    April 17, 2014

    Vaughaligan Walwyn Is Using Hip-Hop to Spread the Good Word

    Onetime Houston MC Von Won reinvents himself as the city's premier hip-hop pastor.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    2014 International Festival Celebrates Australia...But Hold the Vegemite, Please

    I'm excited about this year's International Festival highlighting Australia for two reasons: One, it gives me an excuse to post the music video for Men At Work's brilliant 1980 song "Land Down Under" (see the next page), and two, I honestly don't know much about Australian food. Being that the fest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Houston Spaceport, Still in Planning Stages, Has Its First Customer

    If you thought trying to get app-based transportation approved here in Houston was tough, it'll be interesting to see how smoothly it goes developing a plan for commercial space flight. Space travel is higher on the list, we think, especially since a project --- a planned public-private partnership ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Doughmaker Doughnuts Joins Houston's Food Truck Scene

    There's a food truck for just about anything in Houston. Burgers and fries? You bet. Cupcakes and sweets? Heck yeah. Mexican food? Of course! Asian food? Absolutely. Mexican-Asian fusion? No doubt. Doughnuts? Not so much. If there's one thing the Houston mobile dining scene lacks, it's breakfast op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Five Things That Make Houston More Country Than You Think

    The most country city in America, according to Estately.com is Fort Worth. OK, we'll buy that, but Houston at number 16? Preposterous. We fell into the "somewhat country" category, a couple of notches above Austin and way below San Antonio, which came in at number 2. But we're not going to let thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Got $2K? It's Not Too Late For Coachella

    Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, starts today in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. If you don't have tickets yet for the first weekend of Coachella -- which sta ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 10, 2014

    The Newest Churrascos Is a Satisfying Chip Off the Cordúa Block

    This latest branch is as successful as the first.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

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

    OK, Houston, let's talk pizza. This city has a surprising variety of pizza for a region so burger- and barbecue-happy. There are some incredible Neapolitan-style wood-fired pies from places like Dolce Vita and Pizaro's, late-night munchie slices from Pi Pizza Truck and solid delivery options from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Weekend Weather: Get Out and Enjoy the Spring

    One of the wonderful benefits of spring in Houston is how green everything gets and how quickly it got that way. Within weeks, trees devoid of leaves are covered again, flowers bloom and everything seems to be growing at breakneck speed. The down side of course: the pollen. For the past few weeks, y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Blackbird Raum: Encouraging Weirdness, Even On MTV

    Recently, Blackbird Raum went where no folk-punk band has gone before -- to MTV. MTV Iggy, to be exact. The Santa Cruz, Calif. anarcho-folk outfit, now ten years into their run as a band, was recently featured on the Web site, which focuses on "cutting-edge global music." Lest anyone think they've ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 10, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    A Formal Introduction to Fishgutzzz and the Other Goddamn Gallows

    The Goddamn Gallows knows you, Houston. But, they don't really know you. They would be pleased to truly make your acquaintance. If the feeling is mutual, they invite you to come fraternize while they throw down their own brand of "gutterbilly" punk rock Thursday night at Walters. "Well, we have n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Top 10 Oatmeal Cookies in Houston

    While some kids sulked at the sight of an oatmeal cookie in their lunchbox, I rejoiced. I love the chewiness that oats add to a cookie, and can't get enough of it. Oatmeal cookies are comforting, sweet and simply a joy to eat. Brown sugar and butter hold together the flour and tender oats to create ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Revenge of the Music Nerds: Arcade Fire Wins

    Arcade Fire's William Butler admits he still gets homesick for Texas. Even the weather...up to a point. "I miss how green everything was all the time always," he says of his youth in The Woodlands from his current home in Montreal. "You'd come home in December and the lawns would still be green, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Houston's Biggest Rap Stars Help Local Pastor Take the Gospel to the Hood

    There are a lot of pastors in Houston. Very, very few of them can rap. And only one of them is releasing an album this week featuring guest verses by Scarface, Bun B, Z-Ro, Paul Wall and Propain. That would be Vaughaligan Walwyn, a married father of four and the pastor of Legacy Church, a 300-membe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    France a la Houston

    When translated from France to America, the culinary capital of the world's traditions often amount to starched white table clothes and stuffy service. Houston is luckier than most cities, as there are a few places in the Bayou City to get a great croque madame or a delicious foie gras torchon. In o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Menu of Menus & Vedge Dinner At Brennan's

    The Houston Press Menu of Menus Extravaganza is on Tuesday, April 8, at the fully air conditioned Silver Street Station. From 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. you will have the opportunity to sample food from more than 40 Houston restaurants -- bring your stretchy pants! Sample Italian food from Ciao Bello, Per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    A Homeless Life with Cats on Allen's Landing (Video)

    As you walk along the banks of Buffalo Bayou near Allen's Landing, the first thing noticeable about Percy Lyons, the subject of this week's feature on Houston's hidden homeless, is not his camp or his cots, but the cats. In fact, the 16 cats that live up in Percy's camp are the only thing that m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Top Five Underrated Burgers in Houston (According to You)

    Well, Houston, you've proven your love of burgers yet again. More than 1,100 people voted in our poll to determine which burgers in Houston don't get their fair due, and the results are in. It actually wasn't even close for first place, either. Forty-five votes separate first and second places, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Houston Man Used Religion to Sucker Woman Into Ponzi Scheme

    A Houston man was sent to federal prison recently in a devious scheme to bilk a Mississippi woman out of her divorce settlement money. Samuel Ray Palasota used the word of God to get more than a half-million dollars from the woman, making her think they were partners in a Houston real estate company ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Mayor's Anti-Discrimination Proposal May Not Be Wide Enough

    It'll be a public statement about discrimination in the City of Houston if a planned anti-discrimination ordinance gets through the council. For her final two years in office, Mayor Annise Parker wants to be working on greening Houston and cutting deeper into the homelessness problem, but it may be ... More >>

  • News

    April 3, 2014

    The Lessons of the Galveston Bay Oil Spill

    It's not just dollars and cents that makes the Galveston Bay oil spill such terrible news

  • Dining

    April 3, 2014

    Tiger Den's Noodles and Broth Are Vying to Be Houston's Best

    This hole-in-the-wall has lines out the door.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Top 5 Banana Breads in Houston: Just Like Mom Makes

    Good banana bread is moist; it's full of bananas; it's sweet, but doesn't make your teeth rot; it's comforting; and it's just what you need at the end of a hard day (or any day, for that matter). While your grandmother or mom (or you) probably makes the best banana bread you've ever had, there are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    The Old Fashioned Cocktail Gets A Make-Under

    The Old Fashioned cocktail is one of the most popular drinks in the present.

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Six Cool Things With Cross-Cultural Appeal That You Can Find at Fiesta Mart

    Fiesta Mart is an amalgam of Houston culture, offering foods for most of the ethnic people you find in the city. It's also the grocery store for those living in and around rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods, and a place designed to meet the needs of modern Houstonians, or so we'd like to think. Call ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Reality Check: Calling the Side of the Freeway Home

    Way out in the west Houston suburbs, there is a tent sitting on the banks of the freeway. It is obviously someone's home, and has been for a while. It is surrounded by milk crates and bags of clothing, and I always find myself surprised at how neatly everything is stacked. Care has been taken with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Bloody Good: Where to Partake of Palatable Plasma

    When I order steak at restaurants, I tend to make tired jokes about how rare I like it. "I want my meat black and blue," I'll say. "Bring it to me still bleeding." Though I don't literally want my steak bleeding onto my plate, there are some instances where a little blood in my meal makes it all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Cupcake Campaign: California's Sweet Arleen's Takes Aim At Houston

    Fans of the Food Network show Cupcake Wars have probably heard the name Arleen Scavone or been told about her namesake bakery, Sweet Arleen's, a few times. This three-peat Cupcake Wars winner (she won twice and her baking assistant won once) began her baking business in the sunny state of California ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Ramen Documentary To Premiere in Houston

    If you're tired of hearing about ramen, stop reading right now. The craze isn't dying down anytime soon. In fact, many think that, at least here in Houston, it's just getting started, and we're about to go even more gaga over the Japanese soup, thanks to Carl Rosa, founder and president of the Sushi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Some Things to Consider as Zipcar Expands in Houston

    Hey, need a ride-share? The City of Houston has used Zipcar's technology of electronically loaning and reserving cars for a little more than year. A total of 13 city departments use this technology which promotes clean air and has city employees whipping around in electric and hybrid vehicles. How ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 27, 2014

    Pomp and Circumstance

    Rice vs. UH: the battle for musical bragging rights.

  • Dining

    March 27, 2014

    Caracol, Hugo Ortega's Latest Outpost, is Reeling Them In

    The ambitious new spot is making waves.

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    10 Great Lost '80s Punk Bands

    Ah, punk rock. No matter how many times declare its demise, it just keeps coming back upon us. Right now, Houston's underground scene is bubbling over with talent and the influence of the '80s scene is going strong. Underground bands are getting resurrected by 7-inch collectors, and the look going f ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    25 Shows In Houston You Should See This Spring

    Waxahatchee Mango's, April 4 Right now acoustic folk is a sleeping giant within the music industry, but Katie Crutchfield (who works under the stage name Waxahatchee) is one name to have on your radar. If you're a fan of acts like Screaming Females, Hop Along and Laura Stevenson, you'll likely find ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Fabulous Restaurants Added to the Menu of Menus Lineup with Two Weeks to Go

    The 12th annual Menu of Menus food and wine extravaganza is coming up, on April 8, and we're more excited than ever about the wonderful restaurants that have committed to attending and serving samples of their delicious food. You wanted Korean food, and you got it! Nara will be joining us and samp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: You Can Make Pâté From Lentils

    Eater Houston: Coltivare, the new Heights restaurant from Morgan Weber and Ryan Pera of Revival Market, now has a cocktail menu after receiving its liquor license. Eater Houston's Darla Guillen shares the new menu and explains that it "weighs heavily on Italian apertivos and digestivos." Sip on a Na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Galveston Bay Oil Spill: A Lesson In a Series of Lessons

    Mark Twain's declaration that "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme" is an appropriate and memorable reminder in the wake of the March 24, Galveston Bay oil spill. It's one more prompt that environmental abuses, whether by negligence, human error, or political gain, need our attention no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

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

    Last week we were seeking burger inspiration from you, dear readers. In an effort to expand our burger horizons, we wanted to know what you felt were the most underrated burgers in Houston. Hopefully yours, too, will be expanded in the process. We received hundreds of responses on the blog and on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    The History of Backstreet Cafe as Told Through Seasonal Recipes

    "Thirty years ago, I took one huge leap of faith that completely changed the course of my life forever, and with it the course of many other lives. Thirty years ago, I opened Backstreet Cafe." Thus begins restaurateur Tracy Vaught's introduction to Backstreet Kitchen: Seasonal Recipes from Our Neig ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 20, 2014

    Just Dinner Is So Much More Than That

    This intimate boîte in Montrose is a small jewel.

  • News

    March 20, 2014

    Trapped: There Are No Simple Solutions to Houston's Traffic Crisis

    The crazy, complicated conundrum of Houston traffic.

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    '90s Survivors the Gin Blossoms: "There Won't Be Too Many Left Turns"

    When Rocks Off reached Gin Blossoms guitarist Jesse Valenzuela recently, he was a man on a mission. But it had nothing to do with either creating or playing music. "I'm taking a walk through my neighborhood and going to the store to get taco ingredients. I'm making them for my boy tonight," he says ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    First Look at Dish Society: Casual Farm-to-Table Dining

    Texas (especially the Houston region) is blessed with a multitude of produce farms, breweries, meat producers and dairy farms. While it is common for Houston restaurants to showcase a few local producers' products in menu items, there aren't many restaurants that are solely farm-to-table. And that i ... More >>

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