29-95: This week, take a trip out to Marfa with J.C. Reid, who heads to far west Texas in search of a Tex-Mex item rarely found this far east. What is it? The "elusive flat enchilada," which sees tortillas and cheese stacked lasagna style and then baked before being topped with a fried egg. Looking ... More >>
Readers respond to the "World's Dumbest Child Pornographer."
I sautéed thin slices of leftover barbecue sausage with some garlic in a lot of olive oil and then chopped up this six-ounce bunch of broccoli rabe and tossed it with sausage and covered it. Then I mixed the sausage and greens with two cups of cooked macaroni and hit it with some parmesan. I ... More >>
I finally got some greenery into my new organic garden by transplanting some Egyptian onions. Jim Sherman had too many of them in one of his gardens, so he gladly gave me some. Egyptian onions are more or less idiot-proof, which makes them perfect for a neophyte gardener such as me. They are ... More >>
Inspired by the incredible urban gardens Jim Sherman tends in the Fifth Ward, I decided to take a shot at the urban gardening thing myself. So I went to Wabash Feed Store and bought some dirt and some locally made organic fertilizer. San Jacinto Environmental Supplies on 34th St. make ... More >>
I had one of the best salads in recent memory yesterday. Urban gardening expert Jim Sherman cut a bunch of greens and herbs from one of his demonstration gardens in the Fifth Ward and filled up a plastic shopping bag for me. I took the fresh greens home and tossed them with a simple mustard v ... More >>
Photo by dalboz17A recent item in Details magazine declared the torta the next trendy sandwich, following on the heels of the banh minh and before that, the panini. The article continued with the best places to get one, and drew attention to a sandwich in Oregon made with ciabatta. Newsflash, Yankee ... More >>
Commenting on the Palmetto Inn's Number #10 Dinner, a plate of cheese enchiladas with chili and queso Jim Sherman wrote: "Needs a sunnyside-up fried egg on top!" That reminded me of another famous Tex-Mex dish--the "Roosevelt Special" at the Original Mexican Eats Café on Camp Bowie Boulevard in For ... More >>
Our pickled pequin post drew a comment from Jim Sherman, a regular reader who said: "I don't bother with heat when pickling peppers. When I pickle just about anything except radish or carrot, I do soak the veggies overnight in a Kosher brine to draw out as much water as possible, and then dump them ... More >>
Two arts organizations attempt a new spin on an old event
We got this nomination for Best Marrying Judge from our friend Jim Sherman. It's a little early for the Best of Houston awards, but we thought we'd pass it along - just in case any readers are thinking about tying the knot any time soon. - Olivia Flores Alvarez From Jim Sherman: Yesterday mor ... More >>
Could there be a fun, pro-music political action committee in Houston? Why the hell not?
Roy Ames, child pornographer and record producer, dies at 66
A man named Verious plants a seed, and a vision takes root in the Third Ward
Listen to the Quiet (and Loud)
Ames gets sued; the Juice -- Brutal and O.J.-- take to vinyl