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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Houston's 10 most romantic restaurants.
The top 10 restaurants in EaDo.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The top 10 restaurants in Little India.
"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 >>
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 >>
The 10 best new restaurants of 2012.
Created in 2010 by Beermapping.com, 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 >>
The 10 best restaurants in the Upper Kirby district.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A handy infographic guide to the shelf life of fruit.
Southern-fried dim sum from Yaki Snack Attack and Bernie’s Burger Bus.
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 >>
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 >>
The 5 fast-food sides we miss most.
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 >>
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 >>