There's a case to be made for banning cars and trucks from downtown Main Street.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The Press hands out its first Houston Web Awards.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Map created by Kyle NielsenClick to enlarge the mapWith 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>