Mark Miller

  • News

    June 27, 2013

    Stay of Execution

    County Sports and Convention Group Recommends Renovation, Not Demolition, of the Astrodome.

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Astrodome Worst Nightmares Won't be Coming True

    Want to get a better look at the New Dome Experience plan? Click here. Going into the meeting of the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation board on Wednesday afternoon, held in the glassy glory that is Reliant Stadium, there was a certain dread hanging in the air. (This is Houston, after ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 1, 2012

    Join the Club

    Top 10 restaurants on Washington Avenue

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain on Hipsters, Food Critics, Tasting Menus, the Death of Fine Dining and a Religious Experience with Texas Barbecue

    The biggest problem with interviewing Anthony Bourdain is not the crackly phone connection between Houston and New York City, nor is it the general trepidation that comes with talking to someone who's notoriously, forcefully honest. The problem is that Bourdain is so interesting -- has traveled so ... More >>

  • News

    April 12, 2012

    The Dome, Abandoned

    Touring the old favorite

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Digging Around The All-But-Abandoned Astrodome

    The Reliant Astrodome was -- is -- the Eighth Wonder of the World. Generations of Houston-area kids spent their days dreaming of playing on the field under that massive domed ceiling. It's one of our city's last non-NASA ties to the space program, this UFO-like structure in the middle of a modern co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Tommy Birdwell of TQLA

    Photo by Matthew DresdenChef Tommy Birdwell in the kitchen at TQLA​In part one of our conversation with Chef Tommy Birdwell of TQLA, we covered his early career and his vision for TQLA. Today, we'll discuss Chef Birdwell's work on the Pappasito's menu, writing a cookbook with Stephan Pyles, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Tommy Birdwell of TQLA

    Photo by Matthew DresdenChef Tommy Birdwell, in front of TQLA​Houston native Tommy Birdwell, the co-owner/executive chef at TQLA, may hold the record for having worked at more restaurants than any other chef in Houston: 37, at last count. Then again, his career began at age ten. A graduate of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    The Astrodome: The Plans Just Keep Getting More Ridiculous

    Photos courtesy of Harris County Sports and Convention CorporationComing soon to the Astrodome: a world map made from solar panels!‚ÄčNote: The following information about Harris County officials' redevelopment plan for the Astrodome is not a joke. We're serious. One option, costing $1.36 billion, r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Top 9 Houston Restaurant Closings of the Decade

    Photo by emmiegrnThe Pig Stand, one of Houston's lost restaurants. Read about nine more of the most important restaurant closings of the decade below.​1. Maxim's Maxim's closed in January 2001. It was possibly the most influential restaurant in Houston's culinary history. It was the only upsca ... More >>

  • Music

    February 9, 2006


    Wednesday, February 15, the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.

  • News

    July 7, 2005

    Chefs Rule!

    If you can't stand the sight of lopped-off digits and the smell of your own flesh burning, get out of the kitchen

  • Calendar

    December 16, 2004

    New Year's Eve Guide

    Where will you be hoppin' when the ball is droppin'?

  • Dining

    June 24, 2004

    Food of the God

    Robert Del Grande continues to perform miracles at Cafe Annie

  • News

    May 23, 2002


    Letters For the Week of 05-23

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    Child Support

    The same extreme measures that saved Sidney Miller at birth also severely disabled her 11 years ago. Texas courts are still trying to determine who should pay for it -- and could set a legal precedent in the process.

  • Dining

    June 11, 1998
  • News

    February 19, 1998
  • News

    February 5, 1998

    A Question of Life

    Doctors told Mark and Karla Miller their unborn daughter would face a life of pain and illness. Then, against the Millers' wishes, Woman's Hospital did everything it could to keep the newborn alive. Last month, after an extraordinary trial in a Houston co

  • Dining

    June 29, 1995

    Diner's Notebook

    At Home and Abroad