John Davis

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

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

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2012 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. Just yes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Chef G. Garvin Road Trips to Houston, Pit Stops at Pizzitola's: The Episode Airs Tonight

    With his trademark Southern flair and down-to-earth flavor, G. Garvin spotlights Houston's own Pizzitola's, home of real barbecue and famous for fall-off-the-bone ribs, tonight. Airing tonight on The Cooking Channel, Road Trip With G. Garvin takes in "The Best of the Bayou," with the Atlanta nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Barbecue Joints

    KIDDING. But seriously, the fried chicken here is outstanding. Get that.​For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Trump's Out -- Bridging the 2012 Asshole Gap

    Now we'll never know what his currency would have looked like.​With apologies to Richard Adams: My heart has joined the Thousand. Donald Trump stopped running today: "After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the presidency," Trump announced in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Yacht Owners Deserve A Huge Tax Break, Texas House Panel Decides

    Who know who's suffering in this economy? Yacht owners, that's who. Luckily Texas legislators have recognized this crisis, and momentarily put aside slashing public education to address the issue. A House panel has approved a bill that would cap state taxes on any yacht -- even the mega-million tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Comments of the Day

    ​Katharine Shilcutt had a meal at the "absurd" Jimmy Changa's, and readers weighed in with their own, diverse opinions. Said John Davis: I don't think the Gringos people have had an original thought in their lives. Their restaurants are knock-offs of other successful places with lousy food. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #6 Barbecued Ribs at Pizzitola's

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2009

    Curse Your Branches: The Top College-Rockish Records of 2009, Part 1

    ​Yeah, pal, that's "college rock," scare quotes very much included. Look, it's a meaningless term. As are "indie," "alternative," "hipster," etc., etc. Let's not overthink this: Here we have ten splendid records with an amorphous rock 'n' roll designation, albeit in a perhaps slightly more experim ... More >>

  • Music

    May 15, 2008

    What's in a Name?

    Sammy's at 2016, now with less Sammie

  • News

    September 13, 2007

    Mail Call

    Lights Out

  • Film

    July 27, 2006

    The Metamorphosis

    Boy turns bug in redemptive kiddie-lit adaptation

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    Stomped Out

    A teenage mom-to-be decides she doesn't want her babies after all

  • Music

    March 17, 2005

    John Davis, with Sam Ashworth

    Wednesday, March 23, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717.

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003

    No Haters Here

    OrchestraX plays for peace

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003

    Living Large

    A trendy clothing line for plus-size girls

  • News

    September 13, 2001

    Not Worth A Dam

    Clear Creek is on the rise, and local flood-protection methods have been helpless against it. Soggy residents, tired of being perpetual victims, are ready for a fight.

  • Music

    January 11, 2001



  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Greater Houston's Greatest Pits

    Ten of the best old-fashioned barbecue pits within a one-hour drive of downtown Houston

  • Dining

    August 24, 2000

    The Art of Smoke

    Technology has changed the nature of barbecue. But deep in the heart of Texas, a few true artists still cling to the old ways. We go in search of greater Houston's greatest pits.

  • Music

    September 9, 1999


    New Releases Reviewed

  • News

    October 8, 1998

    And the Winner Is

    If you're going to get hit by a bus in Houston, try Ryder

  • News

    June 19, 1997

    Trawling in Deep Water

    Peary Perry's lawsuit against the city may indeed have implications for the November mayoral election -- but perhaps not the ones Perry and his lawyer have in mind

  • Music

    January 30, 1997

    Lo-fi, High Expectations

    Will Sebadoh end up ruling the DIY world it helped create?

  • Dining

    January 9, 1997
  • Calendar

    October 31, 1996
  • Music

    May 16, 1996
  • News

    March 16, 1995
  • News

    February 23, 1995

    Gunning for Greanias

    The mayor and his city attorney try to make the controller the issue -- again

  • News

    January 26, 1995
  • News

    January 19, 1995

    Unequal Opportunity

    Does who you know -- not what you are -- open the door to affirmative action business in Houston?

  • News

    December 22, 1994

    BOSS Hall

    As Ben Hall prepares to leave City Hall, questions are again being raised about his involvement in the doling out of city business. But Hall says the law allows him to do pretty much as he pleases.

  • News

    November 3, 1994

    Funny Business

    Municipal Collections has a lucrative city contract and some interesting partners. But good luck tracking it down