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    September 2, 2014

    10 Places for Boozy Milkshakes in Houston

    Milkshakes are good, but boozy shakes are so much better. The traditional blend of milk, ice cream and syrups makes for an enjoyably sweet refreshment, but the extra splash of tequila, rum or beer just takes it to a new level. When you're in the mood for an alcoholic drink, but are simultaneously c ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Czech Out Kolaches at Southside Espresso

    Snout to Tail Heritage Pig Dinner @ Hotel Derek Friday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 2525 West Loop South Feast on five pork courses at Hotel Derek during the Snout to Tail Heritage Pig Dinner tonight at 6 p.m. Each course features cuts from a hog from Local Heritage Pork, along with whiskey pairings from Yell ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013

    Where to Eat on New Year's Eve and Day 2013

    Making plans for New Year's Eve celebrations can be hectic and stressful, but that's why an array of Houston restaurants have opened their doors to help you ring in the New Year with lots of food, dancing, music and, of course, Champagne toasts at midnight. Treat yourself to an amazing last meal of ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    These Milk & Cookies Are Adults Only; You Heard Us Right

    Ahh, milk and cookies. It doesn't get better than that. Wait, yes it does. It gets way, way better because at Saint Genevieve, they serve up the most spectacular, drunk Santa-worthy, wait for it...wait for it...ADULT MILK & COOKIES.

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    June 21, 2013

    Houston's Best Weekend Concerts: Robert Plant, MDC, Change In the Game, etc.,

    Robert Plant Presents the Sensational Space Shifters Bayou Music Center, June 21 Robert Plant's new project is already on the short list of most awkwardly named bands to visit Houston this year. (Does it have to be "Robert Plant Presents"?) Still, the recent Austin transplant gets a pass because, w ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    Five Alcohol & Cupcake Combinations

    For those of you who like to cook with booze, here's a sweet way to incorporate alcohol. Cupcakes and alcohol are a delicious combination you have to try the next time you decide to whip up some cupcakes. Here are five alcohol and cupcake combinations you'll absolutely love. 5. Tequila cupcakes Y ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    5 Simple Breakfast-in-Bed Meals and Morning Cocktails for Mom

    On Mother's Day, Mom deserves royal treatment. What better way to make her feel like the queen she is than to make her breakfast in bed (and serve up some morning cocktails)? While the kids make breakfast, Dad can whip up a cocktail to complement her scrumptious and relaxing meal. He can also make n ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    The 9 Best White Russians in Houston, In Honor of Saturday's Lebowski Fest

    Jeff Bridges' character, known as The Dude, drinks nine White Russians -- his signature cocktail -- throughout the course of cult classic film The Big Lebowski. Whether you consider the cocktail to be endemic to only two populations -- alcoholics or hipsters, as the New York Times wrote of the drink ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 7, 2013

    Eating Our Hearts Out

    100 Favorite dishes in the Bayou City

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    January 31, 2013

    A Month of Chocolate: 28 Ways to Indulge

    We did it last year and this year, we're doing it again. It's almost February, which means in addition to fleeting resolutions, it's all about the chocolate baby. From Bacon & Chocolate Waffles to a piping cold cup of Frozen Hot Chocolate, here are 28 Ways to Indulge: Friday, February 1: Head to ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Outback Steakhouse's Gingerbread Martini and Los Tios' Ramos Gin Fizz: Two Perennial Cocktail Favorites

    Every year around the holidays, it happens. Like clockwork. For as long as I've worked for or at the Houston Press. The Outback Steakhouse gingerbread martini article crawls out of the netherdepths of the Internet like some ink-stained zombie as people across the United States scour search engines f ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Tiramisu Bread

    After trying an array of espresso beverages recently, I've developed a craving for anything classically Italian. So, while scrolling through the never-ending pages of "Food and Drink" pins on Pinterest, I came across something to satisfy my Italian cravings and my sweet tooth: tiramisu bread. The f ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 7, 2012

    The Rest of the Best

    Houston's Top 10 Patios

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    May 30, 2012

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

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of HoustonĀ® 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. Milkshak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Latin Bites: Peppers and Pisco in Perfect Harmony

    Latin Bites has come a long way. First a catering business, then to its miniature space in the Warehouse District on Nance and now to its greatly expanded location on Woodway. The new venue is open, airy and bright. You can saddle up to the pisco bar -- the only one in Houston -- or to the cebiche ... More >>

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    May 14, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 98, Custard at Petite Sweets

    This year leading up to our annual Best of HoustonĀ® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    A Month of the Irish: 31 Ways to Get Your Paddy On

    It's the Month O' The Irish. Well, the Irish-Americans, that is. We've previously brought you A Month of Oatmeal and 29 Ways to Indulge in Chocolate, so in honor of Irish American Month, we've searched the town for its greatest Irish bevvies and the best spots to grab an after. Get bolloxed with an ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    A Cult Hit: The Gingerbread Martini at Outback Steakhouse

    Here at the Houston Press, we keep an eye on which stories are the most popular, and sometimes we notice interesting oddities. One is a post on the Gingerbread Martini at Outback Steakhouse, written in 2007 by our drinks columnist at the time, Debbylou Mountjoy. Apparently this martini has a cult fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Liquor Treat: Using Leftover Halloween Sweets for Six Candy Cocktails

    Photo by terren in VirginiaCandy overload. Must. Make. Cocktails.​Once Halloween has come and gone, I'm always left with a giant pile of Halloween candy. I have eaten it, tortured people by bringing it in to work, and baked it into all kinds of cakes and desserts. But this year, I plan on tryi ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    Petite Sweets and The Queen Vic: A Perfect Pair

    Macarons, mini cupcake and a dipped cone at Petite Sweets.​There are desserts at The Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen -- the subject of this week's cafe review. And those desserts are very good -- especially the pineapple-carrot cake that's made from Chef Shiva Patel's own mother's recipe. But for some ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Susan Molzan and Liz Walsh of Petite Sweets

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderAssorted happiness on a plate.​My personal circle of life is made out of sugar, and Petite Sweets -- helmed by Susan Molzan and Liz Walsh from chef chats 1 and 2 -- seems to agree. Clockwise from the lime green circle, here's a pistachio macaron, lemon cake ball, peanut ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Top Five: Liqueurs on Blue Bell Vanilla

    Choices...choices...​Since I'm not a Texas native, I don't get Lone-Starry-eyed at the mere mention of Blue Bell ice cream, but I defer to its greatness. Blue Bell is not simply a taste of quirky provincial pride -- like Cincinnati chili -- but a champion amongst half-gallons, and a contender ... More >>

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    January 19, 2006

    Colorado Bulldog

    The Doghouse Tavern

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    January 2, 2003

    Ultimate Demise

    Westcott Drive-In's White Russian

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    July 4, 2002


    Lancaster Hotel's Cream Soda

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    May 17, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    The Davenport's Costa Rican martini

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    January 25, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    McCormick & Schmick's Spanish coffee

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    November 26, 1998

    Island Italian

    Luigi's lights up the Strand