Lexington (Kentucky)

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Tucson Riot Police Spray Bro With Pellets, Use Excessive Violence on Coed

    Man, what a weekend of college basketball, huh?! It had a little bit of everything. The good -- anything having to do with the Kentucky-Michigan game, the emergence of Julius Randle as a viable number one pick in the NBA Draft, the emergence of Shabazz Napier as a sneaky back end of the lottery gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Top 5 Pepperidge Farm Cookie Varieties

    I grew up eating Pepperidge Farm cookies, not so much because my mother couldn't bake (believe me, she made a mean chocolate chip and walnut cookie), but rather because I think she liked to use the brand's system of naming baked goods after European regions and urban centers as a means of expanding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Boston Bombing: Former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi Was Rescuing People Yesterday

    As is tradition on the third Monday every April, thousands of Bostonians and Boston visitors took the day off to celebrate Patriot's Day. On paper, Patriot's Day serves as a tribute to the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first two battles of the Revolutionary War, but above and beyond that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Fall Out Boy's Emo Adventures In the World of Prose

    Folks, recently one of my longest-awaited moments in music came to fruition: Pete Wentz, Fall Out Boy bassist and songwriter, finally decided to release his full-length prose narrative Gray. He first mentioned it seven years ago, and now we finally have our hands on the book. With the recent reunio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    New York City as a Barbecue Capital? According to the Village Voice, It Is

    There's no denying that New York City has a slate of truly terrific barbecue joints -- moreso, certainly than Houston itself -- including spots such as Mighty Quinn's from Texan pitmaster Hugh Mangum and Hill Country Barbecue Market, which seeks to emulate Central Texas-style brisket and ribs as clo ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 24, 2013

    The Dan Marino Restaurants

    The 13 restaurants that nearly made our 30 essential Texas restaurants list.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    2012: The Year in Openings and Closings

    Here it is. The wooly mammoth of a post that we provide to you as a public service every year. All of 2012's openings and closings, listed by month, without fanfare or commentary. This is just the nitty gritty of every single restaurant whose doors have shut or opened in the last 12 months. Enjoy. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Lexington Grille, Pink's, 1308 Cantina and More

    If you're into lunchtime trysts, the Lexington Grille is apparently a good place to schedule one. We're guessing things were not so romantic between the inspector and manager last week, when Lexington was hit with a dozen violations. But you never know -- maybe there is some potential for romance he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Boom. Roasted. -- The Monday Morning College Football Roast

    Through the first few weeks of the football season, I had been combining my foremost thoughts and remembrances of the weekend that was in football -- Texans, college, and general NFL -- into the ever popular "4 Winners, 4 Losers" post. However, now we've got three weeks of college football in the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Lubbock County Judge Tom Head: 5 Factors To Consider As You Protect Your Homeland From Obama's UN Invasion

    As you might have heard, Lubbock County Judge Tom Head has taken the bold, possibly insane stand that if President Obama is re-elected, a civil war will arise in the land and Panhandle pols will need a 1.7-cent tax increase to bolster their defenses against a United Nations invasion. Head made the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Lubbock County Judge Tom Head: Raise My Salary, Or Face Wrath of Obama's UN Minions UPDATED: with Judge Head's "Clarification"

    Panhandle politicos. Just when you think they can't get any crazier, they keep talking. Case in point: Lubbock County judge Tom Head. On Monday night, flanked by Lubbock County Commissioner Mark Heinrich, Head went on Lubbock's FOX TV affiliate and warned the flatlanders of the dire consequences of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    App of the Week: Houston, Texas Emergency Radio

    App: Houston, Texas Emergency Radio Platform: iPhone, iPad Web site: Facebook Page Cost: Free Monday night, after Kentucky had dispatched Kansas in the NCAA national championship game, there was a surge of posts on Twitter about the riots taking place in Lexington, mainly because the firefighters' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Shelley Linder & Holly Lopez: Two More Teachers Accused of Sexing Up Students

    And your two Texas teachers of the day accused of having sex with students are: Shelley Linder from Brazosport High and Holly Lopez from central Texas. Both have been arrested and face charges, of different types. Lopez, 32, is accused of having sex with boys aged 14 and 13, but it is not clear if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Openings & Closings: October 2011

    Coming soon: Free bitch-slaps for anyone who says, "Meet me at the Finn."​It's been a busy month for restaurant openings, closings, name changes and remodels. Hang onto your coffee cups -- we've got a lot of restaurant news to get through in one post. Openings: BlackFinn American Grille is c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Openings & Closings: September 2011

    Mezzanotte owner Gerry Sarmiento released the above video on his website late last month to give diners a preview of his new restaurant, Piqueo, which is scheduled to open in the middle of next month. Like Mezzanotte, Piqueo will also be in Cypress -- right next door, in fact. "It's going to make i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Tuesday April 19, 2011 Deals of the Day

    ​Hey Houston! Here's where you can save on food and drink today: VOICE deal of the day at 50 percent off at Auntie Chang's Dumpling House: ($10 for $20). Steamed or fried, meaty or veggie, Auntie Chang's Dumpling House has a dumpling for you. Don't feel like dining in? Thi ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 30, 2010

    Planet Houston: Country Cooking

    An around-the-world guide to the foods of Planet Houston

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    I Wanna Be Your Dog (Or Cat): Back To School Edition

    School's only been in session for two days, yet some teachers are already piling on the homework. This isn't a huge deal for home-schooled kids, who pretty just much have to memorize which animals God created on which day, but it can be a real pain in the neck for those in public school.The dogs in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    No Offense: Charges Dropped Against Accused Kingwood Flasher

    Now playing in Lexington, Kentucky‚ÄčThe sucky thing about being a registered sex offender is that, anytime some dude whips out his weiner in your neighborhood, the police are eventually going to look in your direction. Such is the case with Kingwood resident/creepy guy Jose Gregory Moore, who& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Meat Glory at the 3rd Annual BBQ Smackdown

    ​Last Saturday was the third annual Houston Chowhound BBQ Smackdown, a hard-nosed, meat-a-rrific event that pits six area barbecue joints against one another in a blind tasting for pit-master glory. Eighty attendees once again filled the Pearl Bar on Washington to grab a slice of brisket and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    GAME TIME: NBA Draft: 8 Winners and 8 Losers

    As in most things in life, Calipari is both a winner and loser‚Äč"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2010 NBA Draft..." -- David SternI'm not going to lie, those words give me a tingly feeling every year that I hear them. It never gets old -- like reruns of The Sopanos or seeing that Bree Ol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Texas Traveler: Bolivar Mardi Gras

    Photos by Brittanie Shey​When Texas Traveler last went to the Bolivar Peninsula, she got a flat tire in the sand, and the small towns of High Island and Crystal Beach were still struggling to rebuild a year after Ike. The flat tire incident was scary -- a nail no doubt from one of the many des ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Best Barbecued Brisket in Texas

    ​"What's the secret of smoking brisket?" I asked Cecil Sanchez, proprietor and pit boss at Mustang Creek B-B-Q, the source of my favorite barbecued brisket. "Practice," he said as he carved me some fatty-end meat for a sandwich. "I've been doing this every day for 30 years." I can't say th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Texas BBQ Day Tripping

    Photos by J.C. ReidBBQ sampling at Louie Mueller in Taylor, Texas​The proposition is simple. Eat at every one of Texas Monthly's top five Texas barbecue joints -- all in one day. Easier said than done, right? A typical visit to one barbecue joint usually results in a stuffed belly and a food c ... More >>

  • Music

    June 25, 2009

    Shacking Up

    A brief oral history of legendary Houston garage-punks Sugar Shack.

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Of Course They're Building A "Green" Hotel In Houston

    When you think Houston, you definitely think "green." You think unabashed commitment to the environment. You think "The Portland of the South."At least you do, apparently, if you're Starwood Hotels, that branch of the Sheraton company.Starwood has announced  they're opening a series of "green h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Metalocalypse: Baroness and the Southern Metal Renaissance

    Baroness, "Wanderlust," 2007 In the same way that Houston rarely inspires photos of snow flurries, people tend not to associate heavy metal with the South. But, if you look hard enough, you'll find a rich history of hard music with roots planted firmly in Southern soil. In the '80s and early '90s, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    The Best Barbecue Sandwich in Texas

    I'm saying the Bohemian Special at Mustang Creek B-B-Q on Highway 59 in Louise is the best barbecue sandwich in Texas. It excels by virtue of architecture alone--a mound of sliced brisket is topped with lengthwise slices of smoked Prasek's sausage and topped with thick raw onion slices and dill pick ... More >>

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    October 29, 2008
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    May 22, 2008
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    May 13, 2008
  • Music

    January 10, 2008

    Goodbye, Proletariat

    The Montrose clubhouse is closing. What now?

  • Dining

    November 3, 2005
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    March 17, 2005

    Guinness Gracious!

    The parties are brewin' for St. Patrick's Day

  • Calendar

    March 3, 2005

    Late, Late Show

    DJ Leon puts his spin on Saturday night with Sounderground

  • Dining

    November 4, 2004

    Dancing Delicacies

    Saffron's delicacy pie -- made with lamb livers, sweetbreads and mountain oysters -- is divine

  • Culture

    June 24, 2004

    The Old-School Bus

    Two new exhibitions take their inspiration from the past

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2004

    Puck Off

    Burn some calories at the Sugar Land Aerodrome

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    The Wreck of the Record Rack

    Another local music institution bites the dust

  • Dining

    December 7, 2000

    Today's Horoscope

    You'll meet a creative Aries who will shake up your traditional ideas

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    XX Marks the Spot

    Christie Lee Littleton's chromosomes nullified her marriage, but paved the way for a groundbreaking one

  • News

    August 17, 2000

    Street Scene

    Sex, drugs, rock & roll, and the ballad of 2100 Lexington

  • Dining

    December 30, 1999

    Out with the New

    Renata's acquires an Asian accent, yet remains as oily as ever

  • Music

    April 15, 1999
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    November 12, 1998
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    September 10, 1998
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    July 30, 1998
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    May 30, 1996
  • Culture

    July 20, 1995

    Play With Your Food

    Houston's dinner theater leaves a bad taste in our critic's mouth

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