Katy Freeway

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    The New I-10 Access Ramp From 290 Is a Thing of Beauty and Wonder

    Having lived the last three years in Jersey Village I have been mostly at the mercy of 290 when it comes to getting into town. It's either that or coming around on the tollway and booking it inbound on I-10. Both are often equally annoying, although the Beltway less so since they started the constru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    The 5 Best Happy Hours in The Heights

    If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    The 5 Best Brunch Spots in Memorial

    In Houston, we're pretty serious about our brunch. Whether it be migas and breakfast tacos or chicken and waffles and loaded Bloody Marys, we have no shortage of awesome spots to get our brunch on. Keeping later hours and killer cocktails in mind, we'll be taking a look at some of our favorite spots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    The 5 Best Brunch Spots in the Heights

    In Houston, we're pretty serious about our brunch. Whether it be migas and breakfast tacos or chicken and waffles and loaded Bloody Marys, we have no shortage of awesome spots to get our brunch on. Keeping later hours and killer cocktails in mind, we'll be taking a look at some of our favorite spots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in the Heights

    We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town (See the complete list at the end of the post). This time, we're moving to the antique shop, bungalow, and dining mecca that is the Houston Heights. There were certainly no shortage of great eateries befor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Sad Farewells & Exciting Expansions

    Let's just get to the sad news, first. Feast is closing today. The wonderful and beloved restaurant, however, is having a yard sale to get rid of, well, everything. Head on over on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.-ish and Monday, June 17 from 10 a.m. until dusk to snag something from the re ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 29, 2012

    Spoiler Alert!

    A handy infographic guide to the shelf life of fruit.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Unidentified Woman, Pushed Or Jumped From Moving Car On Freeway, Bayou Body Count No. 175

    An argument among three people in a van barreling down the Katy Freeway Thursday night resulted in two women exiting the moving car, one with fatal injuries and one in critical condition, Houston police say. The identity of the woman who was killed -- she's believed to be in her 20s -- is being wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Homeless Man, Aged 60 To 65, Bayou Body Count No. 152

    The body of a man believed to have been homeless was found dead near White Oak Bayou on the far west side of town Monday morning, police say. The identity of the victim has not been released pending verification, but he is thought to have been between the ages of 60 and 65. He suffered blunt traum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Miles Michael Lacy: West U-Bred Former UH Linebacker Popped for Impersonating a Cop in BMW

    A West University Place man was arrested after pretending to be a cop on the Katy Freeway. Unfortunately for 22-year-old Miles Michael Lacy, one of the people he attempted to pull over was a real off-duty cop. According to a criminal complaint filed on February 24, the incident took place on Januar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Nathan Del Sol, 5, Bayou Body Count No. 82

    Horror story: Five-year-old shot by his seven-year-old brother.​Houston homicide investigators are looking into the shooting death of a five-year-old boy who was shot by his seven-year-old brother. The two were left unattended in a Katy Freeway motel room while their father was in the motel's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Man Doesn't Notice Knife Sticking Out of Bed He Jumps On, Killing Him

    How not to store your knife.​We're not sure why anyone would position a knife pointing upwards on a hotel bed, but someone did and a 24-year-old Garland man is dead because he didn't notice it before he dove right into it, Houston police say. The man, whose identity has not been released, was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Professor Fish Heads Wants to Give You an Education

    Photo by Robb WalshP.J. Stoops at his old booth in the Bayou City Farmers Market.​P.J. Stoops, also known by his blogging name as "Professor Fish Heads," wants to educate you about fish. And not just the same old salmon, tuna and tilapia you see at the store, either. Stoops once had an indepe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    First Look at Pecan Creek Grille

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttThe Texan, one of Pecan Creek Grill's "breakfast entrees."​Brock and Stacey Silverstein know their stuff when it comes to breakfast. The Silversteins are ten-year veterans of the Buffalo Grille, one of Houston's most enduringly popular breakfast destinations, but al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Northwest Side Has a Power Outage

    Triangles mark affected customers​If you live between the Katy Freeway and 290 on the northwest side of town, you're probably not reading this unless you're on batteries. Ice on the power lines has caused service to go out to more than 55,000 customers in that triangle, CenterPoint spokeswoma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Openings & Closings

    ​After an extended hiatus, Las Alamedas (23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Suite F410) has finally reopened -- but not in its former location on Katy Freeway. Instead, the old-school Mexican restaurant known as the site of many a special occasion dinner has moved west to Katy's La Centerra developm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Hermine: Get Ready For The Usual Streets To Flood

    Photo by jason tinderAnother rainy day in Houston​The remnants of Hermine, a/k/a The Storm Named After No One, are expected to hit Houston today with some heavy-ish rains. You know what that means -- TV crews will be sprinting to the intersection of the Beltway and the Katy Freeway for footage of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    5 Things Other Than Chinese Food Found at a Chinese Buffet

    Drunken Monkey​ Guilty pleasure or disgusting habit, visiting even the best Chinese buffets will leave you full and full of regret - best, of course, being a relative term in the world of Chinese food and buffets. Those costing more than $12 -- Todai in the Marqu*E Center, for one -- are exclu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Openings and Closings

    ​According to My Table, Philippe Schmit has finally inked a deal for his new restaurant's new digs...outside Loop 610. You'll remember that Schmit himself had originally said he'd be moving to an inner loop location and would aim to be open in August. Instead, he's signed a lease in the same c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    The Top 10 Places to Eat on Long Point

    There's more to Long Point than just taco trucks...​As more development and activity pushes consumers north of the Katy Freeway -- such as the giant new shopping center and mega H-E-B at Bunker Hill, the push from MetroNational to create a "Memorial City"-branded area around Gessner, the etern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    The 10 Biggest Non-Bummers Of The Decade In Houston

    ​We recently took a look at the 10 Biggest Bummers of Houston's Decade; in the spirit of equal time (and the season), we now offer the 10 Biggest Non-Bummers of the Oughts.This being Houston, some of these happy developments have a not-so-happy side, but that's to be expected, we suppose.Are we mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Man Food for Your Man Cave

    Eating Our Words headed over to The Guy Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center this past weekend, where we found -- as expected -- a plethora of manly products for sale, manly sports to play, manly women to ogle (wait, that came out wrong...) and manly foods to sample. Check out our favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Upcoming Events

    © David Nathan-Maister and Oxygenee Ltd.​Although it's taking place next month, spots will fill up quickly for Absinthe: Revealed, so we're doing you a favor by telling you about it now. On December 5 at 7:30 p.m., Avant Garden will be hosting a "celebration of tastings and truths" about o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    The Worst Brisket I Ever Ate

    Photos by Robb Walsh​Sampling the goods at shade-tree barbecue stands is one of my favorite pursuits. So when I saw a smoking barbecue trailer with a crowd around it in a parking lot on Fry Road just north of the Katy Freeway last Saturday, I pulled over and checked it out. The sign advertised ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Health Department Roundup: Single-Service Edition

    Usually the Roundup shines its light on the misdeeds of full-service restaurants, but this time out we reconnoiter the single-service foodscape. These are generally not sit-down restaurants but cheaper grab-n-gos where you aren't expected to tip anyone. These establishments cannot get away with spi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    $13 at A Moveable Feast

    Where: A Moveable Feast, 9341 Katy Freeway, 713-365-0368 What $13 Gets You:  A sandwich to beat Subway any day. $13 will get you more than a sandwich at this popular health food store cum restaurant named after Ernest Hemingway's memoirs.  And if sandwiches aren't your thing, you can fill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Las Problemas con Las Alamedas

    No matter what you may think of the food, there's no denying that the nearly three decade old Las Alamedas -- that familiar pink stucco sight along Katy Freeway -- has one of the most beautiful spaces in town.  With soaring ceilings, intricate wrought iron, a gorgeous antique mahogany bar, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    The Grocery Store Corridor

    If you put stock in any of the numerous lists of food trends for 2009 that place "at-home cooking" as the most important trend of the new year, you'll be happy to know that Houston is continually offering plenty of places for you to do your shopping.  Grocery stores, like oil, are still big bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Katy Freeway Expansion Working Great, Highway Officials Say

    So how is traffic on the Katy Freeway now that the expansion has been officially completed?Pretty good -- if you ask the people in charge of it.The Texas Transportation Institute has done a study at the request of TxDOT and found what it's calling "significant improvement."Evening commuters on the 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    Katy Freeway Finished As Of Tomorrow

    As of 10 a.m. tomorrow, all traffic problems on the Katy Freeway will cease. That's when the official ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the end of the five-year construction nightmare that has widened the highway from six lanes to -- if our most recent trip is any indication -- about 48 lanes at sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    Houston Circa 2001, Courtesy Of Google

    In honor of its 10th birthday, Google has made available its January 2001 index, the oldest available. Let’s see what the Mighty Google can tell us about the H-Town and world of 2K1. (Many of the links are now dead, but if you click “View old version on the Internet archive"? you’ll have bet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    All The Traffic Problems Solved!

    Harris County Judge Ed Emmett has announced how he's going to tackle the massive traffic headaches caused by Ike. HOV lanes will be open, and cops will staff major intersections to keep cars flowing faster than the herky-jerky four-way stop system. So what took so long? "The real answer, they wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Katy Freeway's Torture of Commuters Delayed

    Katy Freeway commuters, you have received a one-week reprieve. The huge-pain-in-the-ass changes on that heavily traveled highway were scheduled to take place August 25; now, says project spokeswoman Tanya McWashington, they won't occur until September 1.

  • Dining

    January 31, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 16, 2007

    Stay Away from the Katy Freeway

    If there’s one thing you don’t want to see when you get an e-mail talking about the Katy Freeway, the West Loop and the Beltway, it’s the phrase “total closure.” But that ominous phrase shows up continually in the awe-inspiringly lengthy list of traffic warnings for the weekend we’ve pr ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 15, 2007

    Café Orleans Express

    This hard-to-find sandwich stand is a little slice of NOLA on the Katy Freeway

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2007
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    October 15, 2007
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    August 14, 2007
  • Best of Houston

    September 28, 2006


    How a theater on the verge of insolvency has reversed its fortunes

  • Dining

    August 3, 2006

    Super Seafood Salad

    Ciro's Italian Grill

  • News

    February 17, 2005

    The Cannonball Run

    Ten competitors. One mile along the Katy Freeway. No cars allowed.

  • News

    November 25, 2004

    For Whom the Hell Tolls

    Heights residents fear the toll road authority's new land acquisition plans

  • Dining

    October 7, 2004

    I Say Tortilla, You Say Tortilla

    Barcino Seafood and Tapas

  • News

    July 22, 2004

    The Mixmaster

    County Judge Bob Eckels, the Doc Ock of transportation, is busy planning more roads

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Range War

    The shootout over gun club safety

  • News

    June 21, 2001

    The Perfect Political Storm

    In this flood, Lee Brown has stayed high and dry (so far)

  • News

    December 9, 1999

    The Katy: Railing On

    Fears of a future light train trouble Katy Freeway expansion critics

  • Dining

    June 16, 1994
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