Kyle Nielsen

  • News

    August 1, 2013

    A Pedestrian Oasis

    There's a case to be made for banning cars and trucks from downtown Main Street.

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    The Case for Making Main Street for Pedestrians Only

    Local blogger Kyle Nielsen put together an essay for the folks at Houston Tomorrow, partly to discuss the tragic death of a young cyclist, who was run over by a Metro train this week, but also to cover the issues with general mobility of vehicles and pedestrians in downtown. I am normally skeptical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Video: Council Member Andrew Burks on Food Trucks, Terrorists and the Threat Against U.S. Embassies

    In case anyone thought that Council Member Andrew Burks's statements on food trucks and terrorists at a City Council public hearing on Tuesday, September 18, were misrepresented or exaggerated, a new video puts those ideas to rest. The video was created by local community activist Kyle Nielsen, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Clown Shoes Clementine: Luxe and Reduxe

    I've always had a pretty good palate. I'm not one of those poor, plagued "super-tasters," for whom an onion is like a sulfurous lance to the brain, but I pride myself on my sense of taste. It's one of the reasons that I enjoy writing and thinking about beer so much, and why I truly enjoy sharing bee ... More >>

  • News

    June 30, 2011

    Masters of Cyberspace

    The Press hands out its first Houston Web Awards.

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Houston Beer Festival Finds Itself in a Sticky Situation

    ​This weekend is the Houston Beer Festival, an event from the same organizers as last year's Houston Wine Festival, and it's not without its share of controversy. Organizer Timothy Hudson came under fire earlier this week when it was noted by local Twitter bloodhound Kyle Nielsen that the bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Downtown Shootout: YouTubed, Twittered, Pearl Jammed

    Saturday's wild downtown shootout was captured by a (understandably freaked-out) punkrockguy281, who drove right into the middle of it. To the tune of Pearl Jam's "Daughter," and between the sounds of loud shots ringing out, you can hear him and his passenger reacting. "This is so fucking crazy!" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Hot Dogs Still Allowed at Moon Tower; Wiener Dogs Out

    One of these things is no longer allowed at Moon Tower Inn.​Confusion reigned momentarily on Twitter yesterday afternoon when word started spreading that dogs had been banned at Moon Tower Inn, the East End icehouse and sausage joint that cranks out hot dogs by the dozen. Kyle Nielsen was one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Make Robb Walsh's 100 List Your New Year's Resolution

    Map created by Kyle NielsenClick to enlarge the map​With the New Year, you may have made some new resolutions to go along with it. But if you haven't yet made any, please allow us to suggest an attempt to work your way through Robb Walsh's list of his 100 Favorite Dishes. Whether you're famil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Why Your Customers Hate You, Baristas

    She's thinking about punching you in the chest, straight through your stupid apron.​Last week, I interviewed three of my barista friends -- two of whom remained anonymous -- about behaviors that make them want to throttle the next person in line at their java joint. Of course, as many commente ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Local Man Is a Genius; Plots All 100 of Robb Walsh's Favorite Dishes on Google Maps

    ​Kyle Nielsen is a genius, and I don't use that word lightly. Nielsen, a frequent commenter here at Eating Our Words and a man known for his preternatural knowledge of the Houston restaurant scene, sat down on the day that Robb Walsh released the final dish from his list of his 100 favorite H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    The Once and Future Ernie's

    This is a picture of Ernie Banks, the Chicago Cubs player. Not to be confused with Ernie's on Banks, the now-defunct bar.​Barflies and beer lovers were shocked to learn today that Ernie's on Banks had suddenly and mysteriously closed overnight. The stalwart bar on Banks -- its very name reflec ... More >>