There's been a lot of talk about downtown Houston's "revival," sparked by a spate of restaurant and bar openings near Main Street. But the word "revival" seemed grossly inappropriate as I drove to Batanga Tapas Drinks this past Saturday for its media preview party, as the word itself suggests that ... More >>
Hot off the heels of her electrifying Super Bowl halftime performance, which some believe had something to do with the mysterious blackout at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome shortly into the game's third quarter, Beyonce announced after the game that she will hit the road later this year for her first w ... More >>
When Pitbull released "Culo" in 2004, fans who couldn't speak Spanish sang the hook like this: "Da da da lita benenenita tenentremendo...CULO!!" They didn't know what he was saying, and most of them didn't care to find out. It was just fun to scream "CULO!"
Pitbull is the reason that many non-Span ... More >>
How do you plan on spending your Cinco de Mayo? I will be celebrating Mexican culture with mucho margaritas by the pool. But first, I'll need something good and greasy to coat my stomach with. I'm thinking churros, the fried street food popular in Latin America and many other parts of the world (eve ... More >>
Panama Canal expansion will bring boonUrban expert Joel Kotkin has always been bullish on Houston, and now he's not even more bullish, he's spreading the love.
Kotkin has a piece on the Forbes magazine blog saying the U.S. Gulf Coast -- including, of course, Houston -- is ready to soar, and ... More >>
Allison WagonerMarcos Witt has won four Latin Grammys, written 10 books, and has more than a million fans on Facebook. Considering he's also a Houstonian, we were confused as to why we'd never heard anything about him.
After some investigative work, we discovered that his niche is obscure, o ... More >>
At the Refresqueria Rio Verdes truck on Longpoint, I bought a mango raspa with cream for dessert when I finished my Frito Pie. I had never had a raspa before, and I was thinking it was a mound of ice with syrup poured over top -- what we call a snow cone or snowball in Houston. But in fact, t ... More >>
Photo by Robb WalshAfter more than a week of fishing in Arkansas, I headed for Taqueria Jesus Maria as soon as I got back to town. I had Tex-Mex in mind, but I skipped the enchiladas when I saw the special on a whole fried mojarra. I love to eat the crispy fried fish chunks on a hot corn tort ... More >>
The Seven Year ItchTwo popular stage productions close this weekend: Theatre Southwest's The Seven Year Itch and the Alley's Mauritius, while the film festival Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America also winds down over at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston Press theater reviewer D.L.Groove ... More >>