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  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Is the Old Stella Sola Location Cursed?

    Will there ever be a restaurant at 1001 Studewood Street again? The building, which was originally constructed to house Robert Gadsby's Bedford in 2008, has sat vacant since subsequent tenant Stella Sola closed in May 2012. There were plans for a while for it to be a second Killen's Steakhouse locat ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Sad Goodbyes & More Sad Goodbyes

    The theme for this week must have been temporary closures and permanent closures. It was like a domino effect -- one restaurant announced it was closing, then another one, followed by several more. It's always a shame to see such a popular restaurant close when the reason isn't lack of business. Va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Alison Cook's Top 100 Restaurants Revealed - Oxheart Takes First Place for the Third Year in a Row

    Last night, Houston Chronicle food critic Alison Cook revealed her 2014 choices for the Top 100 Houston Restaurants. It was the first time since the list was first released in 2012 that she did it in a public forum, in this case, a sold-out walk around dining event called the Houston Chronicle Culin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Enjoy Sorrel While You Still Can

    If you enjoy Sorrel Urban Bistro, you might want to get over there for their last few months of service. Greg Morago of Houston Chronicle reports that Ziggy Gruber, of Kenny & Ziggy's, is taking over the space at 2202 West Alabama on January 1st to convert it into Dubrow's New York Grill, a Jewish-A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Grant Awarded to A&M to Study Potential Affects of Bacteria in African Dust

    Add the flesh eating bacteria Vibrio to the list of threats from Africa that could cross the Atlantic Ocean. Remember those Africanized bees threatening us? The Houston Chronicle reports that dust from the Saharan and Sahel desert that lands in the Gulf will be under more scrutiny. With climate ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Bradley's Fine Diner Officially Opens & The Heights Gets More Crawfish

    New month, new openings. April may bring showers, but the month hasn't brought us any notable closings yet, just lots of openings and announcements of openings. Thien An has reopened at its new location, 2611 San Jacinto, according to CultureMap Houston. After closing in 2012, the Vietnamese restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Openings & Closings: A Bennigan's Bites The Dust ... Again

    This week welcomes pizza, pasta and a whole lot of comfort food. But as we welcome these new establishments, we say good-bye to a couple of others. A little birdie told us that on either Monday or Tuesday of this week a "For Lease" sign appeared at Chopping Block Gourmet Burgers on Washington Avenu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Waffle Cone Love & Homemade Vanilla Extract

    Houston Chronicle: Even though Alison Cook says she typically enjoys the ice cream more than the cone, she has fallen in love with the brown-butter waffle cones at Fat Cat Creamery. Her first taste of these homemade waffle cones was served with a scoop of Railean-Rum-laced eggnong ice cream and a sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Long Awaited Fish & The Knife Might Be No More

    The year 2014 is here and we are gearing up for a multitude of restaurants to open and to bring their culinary styles to the Houston dining scene. For most, it'll be a while before they open, but two are almost ready. In Kaitlin Steinberg's post about the ten highly anticipated restaurants of 2014, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Houston Gets a Food Truck Park & Many Restaurants Reopen

    This week brought more openings and reopenings than closings, so let's start with some reopenings. Eater Houston reports that Marfreless, the makeout bar that closed in March of this year, posted an announcement on its website on June 14 that it will be reopening at the same location in River Oaks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Houston Will Run on Dunkin'

    This week has been full of openings and few closings. So let's just get the bad news over with. Houston Avenue Bar, aka Re:Hab Houston, informed the public that its lease is up and will be closing the first week of July. The Houston Chronicle reported that management already has a new location thou ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 24, 2013

    The Dan Marino Restaurants

    The 13 restaurants that nearly made our 30 essential Texas restaurants list.

  • Dining

    January 17, 2013

    30 Essential Texas Restaurants

    Eat here before you die.

  • Dining

    September 27, 2012

    Burger Bars

    Houston's Top 10

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: The End of Cheap Food?

    The Village Voice: One of the highlights of my recent trip to D.C. was getting to watch the announcement of the brand-new American Chef Corps live at the State Department. Robert Sietsema at the Village Voice has more on what the so-called Diplomatic Culinary Partnership entails, while Eater has the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Houston Chronicle To Employees: No Raises, But Enjoy The Barbecue & 5k Runs

    The Houston Chronicle, like many if not all print-journalism outlets, is still trying to adjust to the ever-changing conditions that have been thrust on it. Fear not: The paper has undertaken a campaign designed to make it one of the "Top 50 Places to Work in Texas." How it's reportedly getting th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Know Your Local Media: The Houston Chronicle's Dwight Silverman, from Rock Critic to Nerd King

    A number of years ago, one of the then music writers at the Houston Chronicle recruited me to write a music blog for I had done some writing for the defunct Houstonist website and personal stuff, but nothing like that. I happily accepted and began writing a music business blog called Brok ... More >>

  • News

    November 24, 2011

    Hard Times at the Chron

    Unbleached towels in the bathroom.

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2011

    Bin Laden's Houston Connections Prove Fatal

    The hat is out!!​The man who killed almost 3,000 Americans was dead, and Houston played its part. At least we can assume so. For who can forget the Houston Chronicle's zoned edition for the Heights, which in 1999 told readers -- probably along with the fact HISD's menus for that week would in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Lower Life Form Feeling The Love All Over Again

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to Lower Life Form on FacebookR ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Tremaine Paul, 18, Bayou Body Count No. 43

    Violence at a girls' football game​A fight at an informal girls' football game at Worthing High turned into a deadly shooting last evening, Houston police say. Tremaine Paul, 18, was shot at least once and was pronounced dead at the hospital; at least five other people were injured. HPD says ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Five Terrible Rap Acts Who Will Never Crack the "Diddy List"

    The Super Broker Shuffle: Your eyes and ears will never forgive you​I'm a sucker for lists, I've said that before. If it makes me a less cerebral person, so be it. I'm not apologizing. For a "list addict" like myself, Forbes magazine is like a big plate of list cocaine. They'll come up with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    The Most Illegal Wrestling Move of All Time!! (with VIDEO)

    Never violate the international rules​Anyone who knows me well (or listens to me on the radio, which is practically the same thing as my radio persona is not exactly a closed book when it comes to my personal life) knows that I am a huge fan of professional wrestling. I've been to about a hal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Cop-Beating Video Will Stay Under Seal: Judge Agrees It's Gonna Go Viral Big-Time

    Rodney King might be wondering if Houston can get along​A federal judge has ruled that the video of Houston cops beating a 16-year-old handcuffed suspect will be kept under wraps until trial, and his reasoning gives even more credence to the theory that when it finally comes out, it's going to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Rick Perry's No Coward, Chronicle Ad Department Decides

    Shield your tender eyes, Houston​See that ad over to the right?The Houston Chronicle doesn't think you have the smarts to handle it. Or that it would offend your tender sensibilities so much that you would have the vapors and be required to sit a spell.As pointed out in the Texas Tribune, the Chro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Washington Avenue Open-Mikes: What Would Townes Think?

    Ed. Note: The Houston Press' style is to use "open-mike" instead of "open-mic" unless quoting outside material. ​The recent Houston Chronicle puff piece about trying to create a music scene at Washington Avenue's Salt Bar presents Lonesome Onry and Mean with another example of why the Chron is our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Houston Chronicle's Adoption Joke Falls Flat (Updated)

    ​Bloghouston noticed a brief correction on the Houston Chronicle website this morning: Many readers called to correctly point out that our April Fool's joke on Page D2 of Tuesday's Star section was insensitive and inappropriate. We agree and apologize. See story on Page E1.Well, that whetted the a ... More >>

  • News

    December 24, 2009

    Our Stars Have Arrived!

    We totally agree with the Chronicle's ideas on news judgment

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Candidate For Dumbest Fundraiser Ever, River Oaks Style

    Dave Rossman for the Chronicle​In case you were worried that the departure of Shelby Hodge would hamper the Houston Chronicle's tireless devotion to covering the inanities of rich, pampered self-obsessives in our town, fear not.Molly Glentzer is on the beat, and among her first offerings is this m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    I'm Just Doing Drugs With This Corpse In A Closet, Officer

    Photo courtesy HCSO​A week ago we had a not-creepy-looking-at-all guy arrested for doing creepy things to a corpse. Today's corpse-related news, courtesy of the Houston Chronicle, involves a passed-out guy druggin' it up with someone who turns out to be dead. While both were in a closet.Not a meta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Why Does The Chronicle Hate People In Wheelchairs?

    Photo by Olivia Flores AlvarezIf you're in a wheelchair, it's almost impossible to navigate the north side of the 800 block of Texas Avenue, home to the Houston Chronicle. There are trees planted in the middle of the sidewalk, splitting the already-narrow walkway into sections as thin as 26 in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Curiouser And Curiouser At The Chron

    We told you yesterday about how the Houston Chronicle was being uncharacteristically modest in writing about federal inspectors criticizing the Harris County jail.Their story mentioned only how the jail "came under scrutiny" without mentioning that the scrutiny in question was spurred by Chronicle s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    The Chronicle Continues Its Descent Into Porn Hell

    You know, we really, really want to keep ignoring the incredibly silly "MILF" sex column the Houston Chronicle puts out on its oh-so-hip 29-95 website, but it just keeps getting more and more ridiculous.Here's the state of American journalism, 2009: the daily newspaper in a major city thinks the way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Here's A Plan: Fewer People, More Work At The Chronicle

    The Houston Chronicle is having problems, like most big-city dailies, but it might get a whole lot worse. One of the latest rumors sweeping the San Francisco Chronicle would have the deskies in Houston handling headline writing, copy editing and layout for their ailing sister paper by The Bay. The o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    UH-Downtown Gets Set To Vote On World's Least Necessary Name Change

    Max Castillo, president of UH-Downtown, confirmed to the Houston Chronicle what he told us last month: he really, really wants to change the name of his school.And now he's taking it online!The school has put up on its webpage a whole collection of facts, lists, criteria and suggested names for stud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    "100 Days Of Change" Coming To The Houston Chronicle

    Hearst is the privately owned company that owns a ton of magazines, TV stations and newspapers, including our very own Houston Chronicle.The longtime head of Hearst's newspaper division recently retired; the guy who replaced him has sent out a long memo to employees full of doom and gloom and re-inv ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2008

    Cinema Bomar: A Bit on the Arty Side…

    Cinema Bomar unleashes a cornucopia of mindbenders

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Chronicle Hops On The Obama Bandwagon

    Eyebrows were raised all around Houston -- really!! We saw one!! -- when the Houston Chronicle endorsed Barack Obama for president, their first Democratic-presidential endorsement since LBJ (What, Dukakis didn't excite them?) Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith predicted that all five of the state's to ... More >>

  • News

    October 2, 2003

    Sultan of Swatch?

    Babe's shirt goes in the cards

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Profiles in Boredom

    A bright idea, dimly executed, at the local daily

  • News

    March 27, 2003

    Sex It Up

    Spring turns the media's thoughts to racy women

  • News

    November 29, 2001

    Probing Questions

    TV is less goofy on air, but not on-line

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    Celebrate Good Times

    The Bush inaugural is a wonderful, wonderful thing

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Use for the Astrodome

    Mock naval battles

  • News

    July 6, 2000


    Fumbling towards reality

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Trial Story

    The Hearst Corporation

  • News

    April 13, 2000
  • News

    July 15, 1999

    News Hostage

    Triumph of the Spirit

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