Joshua Justice

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Ten Best Signs You're A Houston Foodie

    Sure, you live in Houston. Maybe you even grew up in Houston. But are you a true Houston foodie? Do you plan your days off around which type of ethnic food you most want to eat, and stick to a single neighborhood for hours so as to properly indulge and explore? Do you make a sport of going to Revi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Food Vendors Go Over-the-Top for Rodeo Gold Buckle Foodie Awards

    Somehow, carnival food just lends itself to improper jokes. Or maybe it's because I was sitting at a table with CultureMap's Eric Sandler, Zagat's Amber Ambrose, Houstonia's Katharine Shilcutt and freelance beer nerd Joshua Justice. Regardless, our table ended up with a lot of sausage and corn dogs, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Welcome Pink's Pizza to the UH Campus & Learn How To Make Gnocchi

    Food Truck Friday @ Houston Press Friday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 2603 La Branch In continuation of Food Truck Friday at the Houston Press office, Bernie's Burger Bus will park its truck in our parking lot from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. to serve up its signature burgers and fries. Whether you love the intricate a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    House of Creeps Is Being Sued, So They're Throwing a Party

    The dudes behind Houston House of Creeps -- downtown home of DIY concerts, free kegs, kitchen Jacuzzis and possibly even a few renters -- are throwing another huge party on Saturday, and you're invited. This time, though, all the debauchery will be for a cause: raising money for a lawyer. Scott Do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    This Week in Craft Beer: Petrol Celebrates 4/20, Drink of Ages at The Hay Merchant and More

    Every week we try to harvest all the news in local craft beer and serve it up so that you don't miss out on events that may have slipped past you each week. From brewery events to pub crawls and breaking craft beer news, if something is going down, we will try to round it up here on This Week in Cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    An Open Letter To The Texas Craft Beer Industry

    A lot of news has been made of the recent legislation that exited committee earlier this week regarding the Texas beer industry. I addressed the basics of these bills earlier today. While generally positive, reactions in the craft beer community have been noticeably and understandably mixed. See a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Beer Bars

    Just 24 months ago, making a list of Houston's 10 best beer bars would have been far easier. Since that time, not only have a ton of new beer bars opened up, many places have elevated their game. In fact, our rough draft for this list boasted over 20 bars. It's true that a solid handful of bars cou ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 7, 2013

    Eat, Play, Love

    Houston's 10 most romantic restaurants.

  • Dining

    January 31, 2013

    Eastbound and Downtown

    The top 10 restaurants in EaDo.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Green Grocers Come to Katy and Hooters Enhances Its Seats

    Congratulations, Katy -- your grocers have officially gone green. Two new grocery stores are opening this week in Houston's far west suburbs, starting with the Whole Foods Market that's opening this coming Wednesday, January 30. The newest Whole Foods will feature 34,000 square feet of organic good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    What Has Happened to Washington Avenue?

    To be perfectly honest, I never much cared for Washington Avenue. Then again, I don't have anything resembling what you might call a South Beach personality. I tend to shun velvet ropes and collared shirts after hours, and I definitely prefer either a band be onstage or to hang out somewhere you don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Moon Tower Inn Reopens After 15 Months, Ragged Edges Still Intact

    The T-shirt I woke up in on Sunday morning came from Moon Tower Inn, but not in typical fashion. This isn't one of their "Come and Take It" or "UGHDK" shirts. The tattered sleeveless Misfits shirt once belonged to former Moon Tower bartender Bryan Jackson. He and I were so fond of each others' shirt ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 10, 2013

    Do the Curry Crawl

    The top 10 restaurants in Little India.

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Houston's 10 Best Bathrooms to Bang In

    "It's a list of bathrooms to fuck in, not Homer's Odyssey. Don't go over-thinking it." My girlfriend hurled this sage wisdom at me earlier this week as I planned my trek to nearly two dozen bars I visited to compile this list. If nothing else, I am sure the Greek poet would respect my legwork. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Quails and 'Que

    Urban Swank: What were your favorite meals of 2012? The Urban Swank girls -- along with fellow food bloggers Hank On Food and our own Carla Soriano -- round up their own magical meals, including the spaghetti carbonara from Coppa, jar-jar duck from Uchi and foie gras torchon from Brasserie 19. Eate ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 27, 2012

    Underdogs and Juggernauts

    The 10 best new restaurants of 2012.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    National Growler Day: Go Get Your Fill

    Created in 2010 by, National Growler Day celebrates those handy refillable jugs we in the craft beer world have come to love so much. Because nothing quite matches the taste of a beer fresh off the draft, growlers have become a popular way to take the taste of fresh beer from your fa ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 6, 2012

    Uncommonly Keen

    The 10 best restaurants in the Upper Kirby district.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    4 Warming Winter Cocktails from Houston's Hottest Bars

    This week we asked bartenders around the city to tell us a little about their upcoming holiday cocktails for the [slightly] cooler month ahead. Below you will find their current favorites -- four vastly different drinks from three of Houston's very best cocktail bars. El Lechedor from Alex Gregg a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Burritos the Size of a Toddler: The Top 10 Houston Food Truck Menu Items

    The food truck scene in Houston is in flux, to be sure. New trucks have entered the scene as recently as the past month while long-term players have seemingly vanished off the face of the earth. Driving southbound on Montrose, you can even spot this phenomenon in action for yourself. An active truck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Ready to Get as Drunk As You Can, Cause It's Your Right

    Here on Eating...Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog. And every once in a while, one comment will stand out from the pack -- whether it's absolutely hilarious, stunningly awful or thoughtfully constructed and well-argued. We honor them with the Comment of the Day. Yesterday, our own ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 29, 2012

    Spoiler Alert!

    A handy infographic guide to the shelf life of fruit.

  • Dining

    September 6, 2012

    Grand Incubator

    Southern-fried dim sum from Yaki Snack Attack and Bernie’s Burger Bus.

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Lindsay Heffron of Liberty Station on Her Upcoming National Cocktail Competition and Pet Pigeons

    It doesn't take long to notice that Liberty Station is a lot like Houston itself. Like the city, the little bar housed in an old filling station is many things to many people -- and it really does have to be visited and explored to get a feel for it. Functioning as an art gallery space, a cocktail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Mikkeller Offers a New Salvo in the Beer Wars: 300 IBU Tastes Like Burning

    The beer wars are nothing new. Long before craft beer came along, the large macro breweries engaged in back-and-forth barbs, jockeying for position in the market. Usually carried out via marketing and commercial sniping, the battles all but amounted to multimillion-dollar re-enactments of schoolyard ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 26, 2012

    Bring 'Em Back

    The 5 fast-food sides we miss most.

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Chris Barrier of The Refinery on Boston, Bar Fights and Frozen Jack and Diet Coke Slushies

    Sitting in the shadow of the Pierce Elevated just west of downtown, The Refinery at 702 Dallas is one of the newest bars in town. With the bar still in the midst of construction, a carpenter was laying down the beginnings of a large patio out front while I polished off The Refinery's Texamex burger. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Reader's Poll: What's the Deal With Christian Music?

    So you are disgusted, angry, and outright righteously pissed that your beloved 103.7 is gone with the wind, replaced by 24 hours of Christian music. Gone are your usual playlists full of Wilco, Soundgarden, Sheryl Crow and Death Cab For Cutie, not to mention your favorite DJs and personalities. Th ... More >>