Luby's Inc.

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Tom Jones at House of Blues, 5/4/2014

    Tom Jones House of Blues May 4, 2014 If, as Lord Nelson once remarked, our reputation precedes us, then Tom Jones' rep must enter the room a couple hours in advance. It would at least partially explain the 90 wait time between the doors opening at the House of Blues and his eventual entrance. What ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 9, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    10 Signs You Grew Up Eating Food in Southeast Texas

    Do your non-Texan friends wonder why you call every soda a coke, even if it's a Dr Pepper? Do they ask you why you only suggest restaurants that serve barbecue, Tex-Mex or comfort food? Or do they have no clue what you're talking about when you say the word, "kolache"? These things don't make you we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Houston Mayoral Candidates Talk Food Trucks, Their Go-To Lunch Spots, and Cooking At Home

    In one of the great election movies of our time, Wag the Dog, CIA agent Mr. Young gives some helpful advice about food: "There are two things I know to be true. There's no difference between good flan and bad flan, and there is no war." OK, maybe it was more about war than food. And there's definit ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 14, 2013

    Go West, Young Man

    The top 10 restaurants in Westchase.

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness: Fancy-Ass Nobel-Type Prize-Winning Pizza and More

    Welcome back to the weekend roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're actually kind of looking forward to two straight days of festival food this weekend. It'll be a welcome vacation from reality and sanity. We started the week off right with a look at the many, many, many different varieties o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    The Foodie's List of 100 Things to Eat Before You Houston

    When we published our "Foodie's List of 100 Things to Eat Before You Die," the suggestion was made by several people that we re-print the list again -- this time with instructions on where to find these various delicacies in Houston. I'll tell you that not all of the dishes or drinks on the list ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    PRO TIP: Never trust these things. Never ever.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've filled a vacationing co-worker's cubicle with gummi bears. Ah, delicious whimsy! Good thing it's cooled off a little; last time we tried this back in July, she came back to a ... More >>

  • News

    May 19, 2011

    The Mayor of Montrose

    Charles Armstrong, owner of four gay clubs and benefactor to feral cats, is the most powerful man in his neighborhood.

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Tortilla Soup

    Chuy's.​My name is Ruthie, and I am a soupaholic. Hot soups, cold soups, broths and purees. Hot weather or cold. Any time of day, every season in the calendar. It can be canned or homemade... borscht, gazpacho or Campbell's Chicken and Stars. I never outgrew Top Ramen. There's no support group ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Heather Vaughan of Chef Heather's Personal Chef Services

    ​Heather Vaughan is a relative newcomer to the personal chef business in Houston, but she is quickly making a name for herself with her restaurant-quality meals that can be eaten in the privacy of your own home. We sat down with her to discuss cooking, restaurants, and why she's not really int ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 12, 2010

    Midtown Moussaka

    Breakfast and more at Harry's

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Health Dept. Roundup: Fuddruckers

    ​Our hometown Luby's announced in June it would take over the bankrupt Fuddruckers chain. That turnaround must be almost complete, because city health inspectors hit eight Fuddruckers across town on Tuesday for change-of-ownership (or "pre-opening") inspections. Let's see how they scored. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Top 5 BYOB Places In Houston

    Photo by toastforbrekkie​For me, BYOB means one thing and one thing only: Bring Your Own Beer. It has become a raging obsession of mine lately, to find the best places to get a top-flight meal where I can bring in my own American brewed, world-class brew and create my own pairings. Of course, ... More >>

  • News

    July 1, 2010

    Book 'em, Danno

    Constables go after HISD students' unreturned books

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Craigslist Prank Turns Sour For Katy Woman Who Didn't Want To See A Whole Bunch Of Penises

    The "anal" was a nice touch​If you have a falling out with a friend or a significant other, there are a number of responses. You can hold your head high, wish the other party the best, and move on with your life; you can shoot up a Luby's; or, as a girl we'll call Paula learned lately, you can pos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Once A Meal, Always A Bibas

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttHaritos Bibas outside the new Bibas Diner, in the old Bibas' One's A Meal location.​Haritos Bibas is 77 years old, but that isn't stopping the lifelong restaurateur from opening what is -- by his estimation -- probably the 30th restaurant he's owned and operated thr ... More >>

  • News

    December 17, 2009

    A Quiet Hell

    Thanks to lax enforcement by TCEQ, plants along the Houston Ship Channel launch tons of toxic gases into our air, and face little penalty even when they exceed pollution limits over and over again.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    The 10 Best Places to Eat in Westchase

    Unlike neighboring Memorial, the Westchase district of Houston -- which runs roughly down the spine of Westheimer from Gessner to Dairy Ashford -- is brimming with some of the city's best and (happily) least expensive ethnic restaurants. Although you could eat at a place like J. Alexander's or Le Pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Barbecued ducks. Not pictured: adorable little orphaned baby chicks weeping softly.​ Welcome back to the weekly round-up here at Eating Our Words, where we've finally tracked the taco trucks down to the secret underground hive where they sleep inside a gigantic sopapilla honeycomb. This week s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Health Department Roundup: Westheimer Edition

    Here's this week's roundup for restaurants on what is debatably Houston's most iconic thoroughfare. A pre-opening inspection of the new Aloft (5415 Westheimer), a hotel for the techno-geek that looks like IKEA on steroids, turned up changes in the proposed layout of the kitchen work area not shown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Follow Friday for Houston Food Hounds

    Photo courtesy of @bakerella In the world of Twitter -- the love-it-or-hate-it microblogging service -- Fridays are known as "Follow Friday," a day devoted to suggesting new or interesting users for your friends to follow. Depending on who you follow, your Twitter stream will be inundated on Friday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Five Spot: H-Town Veteran Klondike Kat

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. It's five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to The first time we ever met Klondike Kat was at ScrewFest a couple of yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Follow Friday for Foodies

    The group collective on Twitter, the increasingly popular micro-blogging and social networking platform, has developed a recent tradition called Follow Friday.  Follow Friday is part circle jerk, part honest and helpful advice from your Twitter friends on who to follow if you're new or simply l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008
  • News

    July 22, 2004

    Got It, Flaunt It

    Those campaign donations aren't buying yard signs and pamphlets

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    Music Awards Survey

    A rundown of every act on this year's bill

  • Dining

    February 19, 2004

    Terrible Ciao

    A tide of jamlike red sauce splashes over the cuisine at Terra Bosco's

  • News

    October 23, 2003

    Lite Sentences

    TDCJ cuts the calories for convicts, leaving them and guards grumbling

  • Dining

    September 25, 2003

    Pavlovian Pork Chops

    The soul food steam table at J.J.'s Cafe skips your brain and talks directly to your stomach

  • News

    June 27, 2002

    South Park Shocker

    Plus: Questions of Life, Election Follies, Singing the Praises

  • News

    October 18, 2001

    Saving Nicholas

    He was hurt by his mother, ripped away from the foster parents who loved him and put in an institution where he was abused. That's when Alice and Ellery Riha really decided to fight.

  • News

    August 30, 2001

    Their First 100 Years

    Will the Chronicle's celebration turn up the headlines of August 24, 1917?

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    The Private Trial of Donald Davis

    A Houston attorney who specialized in saving killers' lives couldn't handle his own. So he took it.

  • Dining

    December 16, 1999

    True Grits

    Local Restaurant News

  • News

    April 15, 1999

    Winning in the Worst Way

    Rock Knapp transformed little Northwest Academy from gridiron patsy to playoff powerhouse. So why are some parents calling for his head?

  • News

    February 18, 1999

    Councilman Cad?

    A widow claims a sleazy politician took her for ten grand

  • News

    October 8, 1998

    Death Be Not Pricey

    In which good Ken Lambert fights the high cost of dying

  • Dining

    August 15, 1996

    Doggone Success

    The parking's horrid, the food just okay -- so why is Barnaby's so beloved?

  • News

    June 13, 1996

    Old and Rare

    On a bawdy stretch of Telephone Road, Colleen Urbanek sells used books. Real books. Without pictures of naked women. And her customers are satisfied anyway.

  • News

    January 5, 1995

    The Children's Crusade

    The Reverend John Bowie is trying to unite Houston's black churches into a single purpose to take care of their own

  • Film

    December 1, 1994

    Friends and Fantasy

    Adolescent girls, murder, a kingdom of dreams: these are the ties that bind

  • News

    November 24, 1994

    Why Die?

    At 80, Miller Quarles figures he should have 100 good years left. And Houston's apostle of life extension is determined to find them.

  • News

    May 12, 1994

    The Man Behind Mad Max

    Vernon Maxwell has made a reputation by going crazy. Now he says he wants to go straight. Really?

  • News

    May 5, 1994

    A Bad Place to Die

    Robbie Bayley's life led straight to his death. Only nobody could see where he was going.

  • Dining

    April 21, 1994

    1,001 Arabian Dishes

    Dimassi's Middle Eastern cafeteria offers a plenitude of fresh, lively and healthy fare