• Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    The Pride of the Northside: La Mafia Celebrates Amor y Sexo

    "Their music takes me back to The Unicorn Ballroom, dancing and drinking all night, really feeling the honesty of their sound" recalled my amigo Reverend Butter as we caught up over a few cervezas in the parking lot of The Gatsby (formerly the Drake) last night. "They are the band that made me fall ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 23, 2013

    The Signature Sandwiches of Bocca Deli Are Fancier Than Usual

    Bocca Deli sits on the cusp of change while embracing the now of this north of downtown neighborhood.

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    May 22, 2013

    Bocca Deli: Your North Downtown Destination for Sandwiches and More

    Bocca Deli is just one of a handful of restaurants that's reinvigorating the sleepy Northside as the City of Houston finishes laying the tracks for a light rail line that will eventually run through this quiet area north of downtown. A few blocks away on Fulton, Radical Eats is challenging carnivor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Tacos

    Picking the 10 best tacos in Houston is something akin to picking the most beautiful women in Texas. There are far too many options to do any justice by limiting the list to just 10. Instead of trying to pack the list with an arbitrary top 10, I spent the past three weeks pilfering other taco list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    The Texas 30: Texas' 6 Best Latin Albums of the Past 30 Years

    As I was reviewing the list of The Texas 30, in the back of my mind I kept thinking one thing... "Where my brown people at?!" Rewind: The Texas 30 (cover story) Slideshow: The Texas 30 album covers Listen To Our Texas 30 Picks On Rdio and Spotify Right Now Sure, Queen Selena rightfully made t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Third Time's the Charm

    If you went to public school, you probably knew at least one student who screwed up long enough to get a begrudging promotion to the next grade or the real world despite a lack of any demonstrable merit. If you're reading this on your phone while you hang out in the Jiffy Lube bathroom on the clock, ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 2, 2012

    Do It Yourself

    Top five condiments to make at home.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Blind Items and Other "Fun" Activities

    A busier week than last gives us some bad news, some intriguing news, some good news and a couple of interesting blind items. Let's get that bad news out of the way first. Samba Grille closed last Saturday evening after service. The downtown restaurant -- which won our 2011 Best of Houston® award ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    This is the fourth image that pops up if you do a Google image search for "no que no." Whatever you say, Ratzinger.​All we've got this week at the Health Department Roundup are mobile food units, mostly taco trucks. We're not sure why the Health Department didn't go to any fixed locations, or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Say Goodbye To Nine Houston Post Offices

    Offices a-closin'​The U.S. Postal Service has announced it's thinking about shutting 3,700 locations across the country, many in small towns. But Houston would not be spared: A list of potential closings -- hilariously labeled the "Expanded Access Study List" -- shows nine sites in the city a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Food Fight: Beef Steak Nachos

    Kevin ShalinTeotihuacan​For this week's Food Fight, we pit two Houston Tex-Mex heavyweights against one another. We've got El Real Tex-Mex Cafe, the young, scrappy newcomer, against Teotihuacan Mexican Café (4624 Irvington), the cagey veteran. Will youth overpower age, or will the consisten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Top 5: Eggs Done Right

    New York Bagel.​I love eggs. Below are places to get the best egg dishes this fine city of Houston has to offer. 5. Frank's Grill This blue-collar eatery located off Mangum, inside 290, serves up huge portions to a customer base that generally has hearty appetites. When I'm flying solo, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Rest Easy, Northside: Irvington Fire Station To Remain Open During Renovations

    HFD: Thanking the right people in their backtracking​Northside residents had been mightily pissed at the thought that the fire station in the 4900 block of Irvington was going to be shuttered while it was renovated. They can rest easy: HFD has announced it will keep the place up and running w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Ten More Places I Shot As a Photographer, Want to Try as an Eater

    The cheese plate at Heights West.​In September, I wrote about ten Houston restaurants I wanted to try, having photographed them for the Houston Press. Since then, I've shot another large batch of restaurants and made a new list. These assigned restaurants included a lot of places I've been an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    These Men Want to Save You a Taco (Truck)

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttLeft to right: Jay Rascoe, J.R. Cohen and Dan Joyce, brothers in beards (and tacos).​Jay Rascoe, J.R. Cohen and Dan Joyce are all familiar faces in Houston's social media community. Rascoe, best known for his food blog, Guns and Tacos, is even a bit of a food celebr ... More >>

  • News

    January 14, 2010

    True Confessions?

    Seventeen years ago, Charles Raby said he killed an old lady. Now he's not so sure.

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Arguments And Infants

    ​You know what they say: Nothing good ever happens at the club after midnight.That certainly seemed to be the case this past weekend. On Sunday, for instance, three guys at about 2:50 a.m. were heading out of the Kahlua Disco club at 7600 Dashwood when they bumped into a pair of partiers.Tempers s ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 15, 2009

    Big House on the Hill

    Casa Grande, the Tex-Mex restaurant on a cliff above I-45 is a truly offbeat spot to eat nachos and dance salsa.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Health Department Roundup: Tex-Mex Edition

    There are usually more Tex-Mex restaurants on the Health Department's online list of cited restaurants than any other type of facility.Wait, now, before you report the Press to Ask a Mexican, let me explain. There are many more Tex-Mex restaurants than any other type in the Houston metro area. Just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Son Kills Mom, Heads To Mexico

    ​Laura Palacios of Houston died with her son at her side. Though it was hardly a comfort to the 51-year-old woman: It was her son who allegedly killed her. That's the story told by Harris County Sheriff's homicide detectives who have charged Jose Palacios, 24, with murder. But he is not behind ba ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009
  • News

    October 25, 2007

    Death at West Oaks Hospital

    Two men went into a walled-in courtyard at a mental hospital. One came out alive.

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007
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    October 16, 2007
  • Dining

    June 16, 2005

    That's Hot

    Ostioneria 7 Mares

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Socioanthropological Study

    Teotihuacan Mexican Cafe

  • News

    June 7, 2001

    Lost His Place, Lost in Space

    Jose dropped out and can't figure out a way to get back in. Neither can his mom. HISD is deep into a hands-off mode.

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Time and Place to See Low-Riders

    Richmond Strip, late Saturday night

  • Dining

    March 2, 2000
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    July 3, 1997
  • Calendar

    January 9, 1997
  • Dining

    August 1, 1996

    Heat from the Sea

    7 Mares was doing Mexican seafood right long before it was trendy

  • News

    January 4, 1996

    Book 'Em

    A principal's "detention" policy proves controversial -- and effective

  • News

    March 30, 1995

    All the Law Enforcement You Can Afford

    Harris County has abdicated a basic responsibility of government: to provide for the public safety of all. Instead, those who have get and those who don't get the leftovers.