Note: this article originally appeared on October 3, 2014. Happy Thanksgiving! So you've got out-of-towners coming in -- old friends, relatives, business prospects from Minneapolis, Titans fans in for a hit-and-run NFL weekend, or whatever. Now the burden is upon you, the local-scene guru, to show ... More >>
Note: this article originally appeared on October 24, 2014. Happy Thanksgiving! Bobby Bare, "I Can Almost See Houston From Here" One of the great homesick songs, Bobby Bare infuses this one with downtrodden ennui as he pines for the warmness of his old hometown. Usually veteran Houstonians are forc ... More >>
Bobby Bare, "I Can Almost See Houston From Here" One of the great homesick songs, Bobby Bare infuses this one with downtrodden ennui as he pines for the warmness of his old hometown. Usually veteran Houstonians are forced to deal with some newbie from Portland telling us all the things that are wron ... More >>
So you've got out-of-towners coming in -- old friends, relatives, business prospects from Minneapolis, Titans fans in for a hit-and-run NFL weekend, or whatever. Now the burden is upon you, the local-scene guru, to show them the town. You've told them how great Houston is, how much you enjoy living ... More >>
"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 >>
Bocca Deli sits on the cusp of change while embracing the now of this north of downtown neighborhood.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Top five condiments to make at home.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Kevin ShalinTeotihuacanFor 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 >>
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 >>
HFD: Thanking the right people in their backtrackingNorthside 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Seventeen years ago, Charles Raby said he killed an old lady. Now he's not so sure.
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 >>
Casa Grande, the Tex-Mex restaurant on a cliff above I-45 is a truly offbeat spot to eat nachos and dance salsa.
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 >>
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 >>
Two men went into a walled-in courtyard at a mental hospital. One came out alive.
Ostioneria 7 Mares
Teotihuacan Mexican Cafe
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.
Richmond Strip, late Saturday night
7 Mares was doing Mexican seafood right long before it was trendy
A principal's "detention" policy proves controversial -- and effective
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.