• Dining

    March 21, 2013

    So Delicious, a Caveman Could Eat It

    Paleo-friendly restaurant menus abound in Houston.

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Coltivare Trying to Cultivate Community Support

    Two new establishments looking to make a positive impact in the Heights have been stymied by the same foe in the last few months: variance request issues. Both the upcoming Coltivare from Revival Market team Morgan Weber and Ryan Pera as well as the under-construction brewery Town in City Brewing wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Catherine Rodriguez, Pastry Chef at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

    Since the age of 18, Catherine Rodriguez has been a rockstar at making pastries and desserts. She started her culinary career at the Institut Villa Pierrefeu in Gilon, Switzerland, then traveled back to the states to improve and develop her pastry and dessert skills in California at various kitchens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Houston's Bayou Roux Set to Close French Roots Festival

    Texas artists have a special rapport with European audiences. Anything rootsy is huge over there. One such act is Bayou Roux, the contemporary-Cajun Houston ensemble that is set to close the Country Rondez-Vous Festival in Craponne, France this weekend (or Festival du musique Country Rondez-Vous). ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Odd Pair: Pseudo-Italian Sports Bar and French Wine

    ​Let's face it: No matter how you dress or slice the meatballs (more on that below), if you have ESPN constantly streaming on monitors that hover above your bar and dining room, you are a sports bar -- even if you slap ristorante italiano onto the name of your restaurant. According to its web ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Invasivorism Hits Texas: Eating the Snails That Eat Our Oysters

    A man in Lyon, France, eats a snail raw out of its shell. Even raw, the natural presentation of the snails is beautiful. The tiny snails don't look like much, their spiraling shells in varying shades of chocolate and taupe hiding a sluggish little creature inside. But these snails -- called tingles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Kings of Pastry Screens this Weekend

    ​If you've ever wondered what happens when you mix 16 French pastry chefs, three days of competition and a few cameramen, then today is your lucky day. And tomorrow. And Sunday. This weekend, the MFAH is screening Kings of Pastry, a documentary that follows three of the 16 pastry chefs as th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Game Time: Pouring Out A 40 Of Sake For Kaz Matsui

    Rocking the hat, Kaz-style​When you're replacing a legend, the fear is always that the bar has been set too high, that whomever you decide to trot out to second base, after nearly two decades of Craig Biggio, will die under the immense weight of the stats, the hustle, the memories. Biggio finishe ... More >>

  • Music

    February 14, 2008
  • Calendar

    November 8, 2007

    UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra

    Conductor Charles Dutoit and pianist Martha Argerich join the international youth orchestra for a world tour

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2005

    Curry Favor

    Cozy up to India at the International Festival

  • Culture

    December 9, 2004

    Boy Voyage

    Houston Grand Opera's The Little Prince is charming

  • Film

    April 4, 2002

    Independents' Day

    WorldFest is back with the best films you've never heard of

  • Dining

    October 23, 1997

    Hotel Haute

    John Sheely's Riviera Grill shows that even a chain hotel can host first-class food

  • News

    August 28, 1997

    Snitch Vs. Snitch

    In the drug world, you can't trust anybody - especially a federal informant

  • News

    September 5, 1996

    Garbage In, Garbage Out

    A former employee calls into question BFI's freshly scrubbed image

  • Film

    April 4, 1996

    Lights, Action, History

    A century ago, France's Lumiere brothers started something big -- the movies