The Owl Bar at 3200 Kirby will close after the weekend of July 26. The Upper Kirby bar won't be gone for long though; there are plans to reopen The Owl Bar at 2221 West Alabama sometime during the fall of this year. For three days (July 24-26), The Owl Bar will have a "closeout" weekend to get rid o ... More >>
After winning the first round, we're sure the folks over in the Rice Village area are quite upset after a judge today ruled to let what they consider a monster high rise move ahead. State District Court Judge Randy Wilson denied a motion to stop the 21-story tower project after hearing arguments in ... More >>
A first look at this new restaurant.
The week was filled with openings and upcoming restaurant announcements, as well as one notable closing. Gigi's Asian Bistro and Dumpling Bar has closed after serving customers classic Asian dishes and dumplings for six years inside the Galleria. Houston Chronicle's Greg Morago reported that the res ... More >>
The words "work in progress" spring forth on a visit to Eastdown Warehouse. Anyone even a bit familiar with the people behind the warehouse district's newest music venue will tell you to put the emphasis on "work" in that phrase. The operators of the club, located at 850 McKee, have a big vision fo ... More >>
An evening of highs and lows.
Unfortunately a few popular restaurants closed their doors this week, but fortunately they have announced plans to reopen in different locations throughout Houston. Let's start with the beloved Italian eatery, D'Amico's. Eater Houston reports that the Heights location of D'Amico's Italian Market Ca ... More >>
Let's say you want to be a real estate broker in Houston, but you're a bit of a fuckin' idiot. Relying on underhanded tactics online in the hopes that it'll drive traffic your way, you create a website called, oh, Texasrealtypros.com, and then, in a section of alleged client reviews and testimonia ... More >>
Wows crowd at Brazos Bookstore.
Fried eggs and truffle oil as toppings may be old hat to foodies these days. We're easily distracted creatures who paw like needle-clawed kittens at every new bauble that comes along. But back in the rollicking days of the mid-2000s, the novelty had not yet worn thin and restaurants like Max's Wine ... More >>
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Southern-fried dim sum from Yaki Snack Attack and Bernie’s Burger Bus.
Lucille's (5512 La Branch) had its soft opening earlier this week, and plans to host its grand opening on Monday, September 10. The restaurant is the latest addition to the food-starved Museum District, which recently saw the well-received Jade Stone Café open inside the Asia Society. Unlike the pa ... More >>
Attention all you Torchy's Tacos fans who aren't fans of the parking situation at the current location on Shepherd: The Austin-based taco shop is opening a second location in the Heights on 19th Street, in the spot formerly occupied by Harold's. Is there any restaurant that isn't opening a location ... More >>
UPDATE: The Houston Business Journal reports that Trader Joe's has also received a sales tax permit for 2922 S. Shepherd, which is the location of the Alabama Theater. It looks like plans for the Montrose incarnation of the grocery store in the repurposed theater are back on. *** According to a po ... More >>
Bailey's American Grille: As far as we know, the banana-pudding recipe is not under litigation.After news broke last week that Brad Bailey, a Nassau Bay councilman in addition to the owner of Bailey's American Grille in Seabrook, had suddenly closed his popular restaurant and banquet hall, Ba ... More >>
How Metro and its president Frank Wilson got so far off track.
In case you've been experiencing the typical Houstonian's self-doubt about whether or not we're really a sophisticated metropolis, you can relax.Houston is now one of only five American cities with direct flights to Branson, Missouri. On real planes, too!You didn't think he would do "Moon River," ... More >>
Spammers and internet mega-junkies beware – Comcast is limiting the amount of data you can send and receive every month to 250 gigabytes, effective October 1. Reports in the Houston Business Journal indicate the move could be one more way Comcast is pushing customers around saying, “Various advo ... More >>
High gas prices are proving useful for those who want to work in their PJs. The Houston Business Journal recently reported that more than two-thirds of executives from the nation’s top companies allow employees to work off site. The survey, conducted by OfficeTeam, polled 150 senior executives and ... More >>
Why, thank you. Don't mind if we do. Last year, KHOU did a story on Houston’s 56,000 millionaires. To mark the occasion, then-Houstoned blog editor Steven Devadanam called up his millionaire buddy Mike and asked him what it’s like to have a cool mil. The answer: You can afford a mini-van and ... More >>
Like a severed foot or an excruciatingly painful torture-killing ordered by Charles Taylor, a diamond is forever. And when someone says “diamond,” the first thing that comes to mind (other than maybe “heroin-addled, AK-47-wielding child soldiers”) is “De Beers.” And as the Houston Busin ... More >>
Photography book covers city from 1856 to 1970 A horse with a docked tail stands patiently in front of his cart outside the Veterinary Hospital. Coming out of the building itself are two men and a youngster in a car. It’s 1910 Houston in a post-turn-of-the-century, two-worlds-collide moment. ... More >>
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