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  • 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 10, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Philippe To Become Table & Brian O'Neill's Isn't Closed

    After Chef Philippe Schmit left his namesake restaurant, Philippe, back in September, the chef de cuisine at the time, Manuel Pucha, took the reins as executive chef. Now, Philippe's name will change to Table; the restaurant will close on Saturday, January 11, to prepare for its reopening, which is ... 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 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 6, 2012

    The Houston Chronicle's New, "Improved" Website: Day Six & It's Still Front-Page News

    The Houston Chronicle has taken time out from promising its overworked staffers more barbecue (in lieu of raises) to initiate an elaborate roll-out for its redesigned homepage. There was a party at Hotel Zaza for "community leaders":

  • 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 Chron.com. 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Know Your Local Media: The Chron's Eric Berger on Hurricanes, Climate Change and Evacuating Katy

    Full disclosure: In 2000, I was working on a grassroots campaign supporting the arena referendum that passed and resulted in the building of Toyota Center. At the time, the Houston Chronicle's Eric Berger was covering the campaign, a less contentious follow-up to the loss suffered a year earlier tha ... More >>

  • News

    November 24, 2011

    Hard Times at the Chron

    Unbleached towels in the bathroom.

  • 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 sheaserrano@gmail.com. Lower Life Form on FacebookR ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Sheila Jackson Lee is Fasting for a Budget Deal

    Fasting for a "moral budget"​You probably didn't know that people are fasting as a call for a fair budget deal in Congress. Among them: our own Sheila Jackson Lee. (We didn't know of the fast until we read about it in the Houston Chronicle's religion blog.) We cannot begin to imagine what so ... 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

    November 12, 2010

    Rocks Off Threw Wrench Into U of H & Rice's Secrecy Plan

    Note: Not an actual Rice or U of H media rep.​This morning the Texas Watchdog published a follow-up to yesterday's story, which released several emails from the consulting firm the University of Houston hired to negotiate its purchase of KTRU. These emails encouraged U of H to concoct a "cover ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    RIP, Fear Factory: Decrepit Building Bites The Dust

    Unlike he building, we hope these guys are still with us​Just two years after winning Best Abandoned Building by us, the old apartments known to everyone as the Fear Factory have been town down.Located a block north of Milam and Elgin, the building has always looked spooky, and a weathered sign ad ... 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 30, 2010

    HPD Beating Video: Officials Really Don't Want You To See It

    HPD video: Just waiting to break out big on the net​When word first broke that an alleged Houston police beatdown of a teenage had been videotaped, we speculated that law enforcement officials were dreading the day the video went viral. That day is coming closer, and officials are fighting tooth ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Seabrook Elementary School To Parents: Sorry About All Those Bats Flying Around The Place

    ​Here's a sentence you don't like to read in a letter from your kid's school: "We certainly understand your questions and concerns about the presence of Mexican free-tail bats in Bay Elementary."Well, as long as you understand it......Bay Elementary, a school in Seabrook that's part of the Clear C ... 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

    October 12, 2009

    Journalism, As It Used To Be Practiced In Houston

    ​We've written before of the Houston Chronicle's cozy way of doing pro-bidness journalism in years gone by.Today's Chron offers another charming piece of evidence.The Bayou City History blog, which is always interesting, posts some photos of the development of the North Loop.One of the pictures in ... 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

    Photo by Chanel JoyYou 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 ... 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

    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 >>

  • News

    August 10, 2006

    Ugly and Slow

    A booster has been messing up downtown for years

  • 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

    January 9, 2003

    Man of the Year

    If Chronicle coverage is any indication, Texans owner Bob McNair is 2002's VIP

  • News

    March 7, 2002

    Thou Shalt Not Pee

    Yates trial judge makes a captive audience of the media

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Money Talks

    Mattress Mac's bowl was a joke everywhere but Houston

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Use for the Astrodome

    Mock naval battles

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Correct-a-mundo

    Fumbling towards reality

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Trial Story

    The Hearst Corporation

  • News

    April 13, 2000
  • News

    April 6, 2000
  • News

    August 26, 1999
  • News

    July 15, 1999

    News Hostage

    Triumph of the Spirit

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