• Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Fielding's Wood Grill Celebrates Its First Year Anniversary

    Cooking Class with Tory McPhail @ Brennan's of Houston Friday, 6:30 p.m. 3300 Smith Brennan's of Houston will host Tory McPhail, executive chef of Commander's Palace, tonight at 6:30 p.m. for a special cooking class demonstration along with Brennan's executive chef Danny Trace. The duo will prepare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Top 10 Family-Friendly Restaurants

    There are still a few weeks left before school starts for most of Houston on August 25, and in that interum, parents will be getting in as much time as possible with their little bundles of joy--assuming they aren't already itching to hand them off to teachers the first moment they can. While soaki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Summer Date Night in Old Town Spring: Pizza and Wine

    Old Town Spring is known for its antique stores, funky yard decorations and charm. But there is a lot more to this quaint neighborhood off of I-45 than just adorable vintage furniture and decorations. Old Town Spring is an excellent spot for a date night involving shopping, pizza and wine. After wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Midtown Mobile Cuisine, Houston's Newest Food Park, Hopes to Bring the Party

    At first, I didn't even notice it. The sounds of I-59 echo around the concrete lot and the grassy underpass. A light breeze ruffles the leaves on a few nearby trees. Syncopated beats pour forth from speakers on a table in the center of a raised deck. From one corner of the lot, a man leans his head ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 24, 2014

    The 10 Best Patios in Houston

    Get outside and eat.

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Top Ten Patios

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in a category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we're rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next several m ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 10, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014: A Love Letter to Houston Food

    Celebrating our city's diverse culinary scene.

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    Top Ten Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Houston

    Recently, our music blog listed the top ten bars where your dog is welcome, and we thought, hey, why should the bars get all the canine love? Thanks to Paws on Patios, an organization started in 2010 that made it possible for Houston restaurants to get permitting from the city to allow dogs at outdo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 56, Eggplant Fries at Batanga

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 67, Bad-Ass Hambur-Torta at Pistolero's

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Les Miles: Zapruder Analysis Of The LSU Head Coach Breaking Traffic Laws

    Welcome to the most important weekend so far this college football season! Yes, I am welcoming you to the weekend on a Thursday morning! It's an odd college football weekend in that the two most important games are actually going to be played tonight, with 10th-ranked Oklahoma traveling to Waco to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Food Park Grand Opening, Sunday Morning Brunches & Taste of Sugar Land

    Dia de los Muertos @ El Gran Malo Saturday 11 a.m. through Sunday, 2 a.m. 2307 Ella Blvd. Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at El Gran Malo. The fun begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday and ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday. Chef Ben Rabbani from the soon-to-open El Big Bad will be making tamales for attendees to enjoy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Fan Fighting League! Philly Fan Invades Tampa (w/ VIDEO)

    A few bad apples spoil the bunch. For the last three weeks, as a collective fan base, Houston Texan fans have been labeled as a bunch of delusional, intrusive, bloodthirsty animals. And why? Because a few idiots burned a Matt Schaub jersey, a couple kids put a FOR SALE sign in his yard, and finally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Houstonians, Rejoice! New Food Truck Parks Set To Open

    Food truck parks are popping up around Houston! Finally, people all over the city can start enjoying our great mobile kitchens as much as the lucky folks inside the the loop do. Our first food truck park, Houston Food Park, opened in in EaDo in June, and the place is so popular that it already has ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 10, 2013

    Cottonwood Masters the Squirrel (and a few other items, too)

    You'll definitely want to discover the food at this lively über-bar.

  • Dining

    December 13, 2012

    Cuchara: Montrose Mexican

    Even though the food is a bit uneven, Cuchara's drinks are spectacular and its dining room filled with energy.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Inside The Niceguys' Dark, Earth-Shattering James Kelley Listening Party

    Rewind: The 2012 Houston Press Music Award Winners Meet the Niceguys Monday night in front of a small gathering of hand-picked compatriots and friends, The Niceguys allowed their recording home of Wire Road Studios to turn into an open house. The multi-million dollar recording palace rolled out it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Openings and Closings: The Non-Montrose Edition

    We had a few comments last week bemoaning the fact that the week's restaurant news was all out of Montrose. "Montrose - within a 10 minute drive for only 14% of the Greater Houston Metropolitan area, and yet it gets a least a third of the restaurant coverage in the Houston Press," wrote one commente ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Classics Innovated at The Union Kitchen

    I don't quite understand how after four years of living in Houston, I only just visited The Union Kitchen. And it's only five minutes from my school. Shameful, shameful. My "good restaurant" radar finally picked up on the restaurant after I stumbled on some enticing online photos of its appetizer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Getting Nostalgic, Sort of, at Barcadia

    You should try gambling on skee ball. It's addictive. ​Tuesday at Barcadia used to be the special free-play day when the Midtown location of the bar/kitchen/arcade chain first opened. Now everything is set on free play daily - everything that works, at least. (Currently, there's no Galaga, no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Openings & Closings

    Photos by Brittanie SheyLate Night Pie takes a dirt nap...again.​As they seem wont to do nearly every year or so, Late Nite Pie (302 Tuam, 713-529-5522) has shut down once again. Boarded up windows and a sign indicating that the restaurant has been closed for non-payment of rent greeted diners ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    The 10 Worse Things About Family Thanksgivings

    Congrats!! You're stuck next to Tea Party Dude!!​It's coming, people: Thanksgiving. There's nothing you can do about it. You will not be allowed to sit around alone at home. If you're lucky, you'll be with friends or with a nice, fun, easy-going bunch of relatives. But not everyone's that lu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    This Week In TV: Oprah to Resign in 2011, World to End Shortly Thereafter

    Tom Cruise is not taking the news well...​The sun's back out, I'm ready for turkey, and I can't believe I sold my DeLorean to Mr. T. This was the week in TV Land: • So, Oprah resigned, but not really, or something. Just to make sure we all have time to prepare our families for the ritualist ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    May 22, 2008

    Direct to Video Game: Steven Spielberg's Boom Blox

    The king of Hollywood takes on the small screen

  • Film

    July 5, 2007


    As giant robots transform all around us (!), it's good to know Michael Bay won't ever change

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004