Martha Stewart

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Trendy Toast & Vegan Bibimbap Bowls

    The New Yorker: Toast is something anyone can make. But, it might be one of the newest food trends. Hannah Goldfield explains that this trend of restaurants serving "artisanal toast" began in San Francisco. Although some believe that it is a joke for chefs to create dishes like avocado toast and hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Houston's "Worst" Music-Venue Restrooms

    I'm not really into "worst" lists. For one, labeling anything the "worst" sounds so negative. This is a music blog. Just as you would after using a restroom, you should walk away feeling better about the few minutes you spent here than worse. Right? Also, there's a fine and subjective line betwee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Chicken Tortilla Soup, Pumpkin Enchiladas, & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and myself, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal plan an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    School Is Back In Session: Ten Easy (And Healthy) Back-To-School Snacks

    Summer is over and the kids are going back to school, which means parents are going to need some tasty treats to serve their kids after school. I know when I was in elementary, middle and high school I was ALWAYS hungry when 3:00 came around. It is easy for kids to grab a bag of chips from the vendi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Chef Georgia Pellegrini Brings Haute Hunting to Texas

    An old acquaintance of mine recently moved to Texas. That may not sound like breaking news, but my friend, Georgia Pellegrini, just happens to be an awesome chef and a crack shot who hosts some bad-ass hunting and cooking retreats, so her presence in the Lone Star state...well, as Martha Stewart mig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    It's Pie Time: Five Pies To Celebrate Independence Day

    After all of the hot dogs, hamburgers and barbecue chicken have been eaten on the Fourth of July, the best way to end the celebration is with a slice of pie, and a scoop of ice cream, of course. While you can keep it traditional and bake an apple pie for the Fourth of July, try some of these pies fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    The Non-Pressure Test: Make The Perfect Pie Crust & Lemon Meringue Like a Masterchef

    Masterchef is back (and with another Houstonian in the mix)! We've been loving the season so far, especially the pressure tests. But with a pissed-off Ramsay, daunting time restraints and cameras right in the contestants' faces waiting for them to break down in an ugly cry in front of the judges an ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 23, 2013

    The 10 Best Downtown Restaurants

    More than tunnels and tourist traps.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Grilled Pork Tenderloin & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Top 5 Cookbooks for Recent Graduates

    The end of May is approaching, meaning that graduation season has begun. Many high school and college graduates will soon be on their own and no longer under the wings of their parents, which means that they must provide for themselves. Every parent wants to know that their child is feeding themselv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Austin Is Overrated, Try Houston Instead, Says Most Insightful Travel Writer To Ever Grace The Web

    We -- to be frank -- had absolutely no idea who David Landsel was...until we opened an e-mail to discover that he is the single most insightful, knowledgeable, trenchant and trustworthy travel writer to ever be on the web. Why he has no multi-platform empire of his own -- why he's not the Martha St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Loaded Chili Dogs & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Broke Meals, Ramen Hacks, and Food Snobbery

    Last week at work, I ate shitty mall food court Chinese food for lunch. I relished every bite of it. As I walked in the room with that Styrofoam container, several of my coworkers looked on incredulously. They were surprised that I would deign to eat from such a place. I was surprised at their surpr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week? Seared Scallops, Israeli Couscous & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    The 5 Sexiest Celebrity Chefs: Ladies Edition

    We've taken a look at the Sexiest Men in the Kitchen (meatballs, anyone?). Now, it's the ladies time to turn up the heat. Check out the Top 5 Hottest Female Chefs: 5. Nadia Giosia As in, "Nadia G." As in, the wild and slightly psychotic Italian but Canadian-born chef, singer, and host of Nadia G' ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 12, 2012
  • Culture

    July 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    St. Patrick's Day Food Trinity #3: Salmon in Dill Sauce, Colcannon, and Misty Champagne

    As a warm-up to St. Patrick's Day, I've been going back to my Irish roots and preparing three mini-meals consisting of three Irish items of food and drink. A trinity of trinities, you might say. Some dishes are more or less authentic than others; all promote mirth and are therefore in the spirit of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week?

    Last week I spiced up the menu with Moroccan Inspired Burgers & Wasabi Salmon. With the weather warming up, I want to use my oven before it's too late. So this week, I'm making a roasted chicken and going back to my roots with some more of my Italian favorites. Here's what I'm making: Lemon Roast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    The Ultimate Leftover Turkey Sandwiches

    Every year, by the time we're ready to sit down and enjoy the Thanksgiving meal, I've already done multiple completely necessary taste tests of nearly everything in the kitchen and I have left no room for the bird we've been slaving over for hours. I'll take a sliver of turkey with a drop of gravy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Snoopcounters: Snoop Dogg Knows A Lot Of People

    ​This week, rapper Snoop Dogg turned 40 years old. Tha Doggfather actually seems ageless to us, and we don't mean his 1996 album. Like, we fully expect him to become the hip-hop Willie Nelson: Rapping into his late 70s, relentlessly touring, smoking people a fraction of his age out in tour bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    The X Factor Does Dallas (And Miami)

    Fox​Audition round two of The X Factor is held in Miami and Dallas, and they tell a different story than Los Angeles. In my first recap, I was impressed with the consistently great talent The X Factor delivered, keeping the freak-show acts to a minimum. When the judges hit Miami, the dearth of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    What's Cooking Next Week?

    Brooke ViggianoMake a date-night steak​The short work week was wonderful, as were the meals. Next week's menu plan brings me a romantic date night, breakfast for dinner, and my all-time favorite vinaigrette. On the menu: Crispy Chicken Salad w/ Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette Zucchini & Squash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Sweet Independence: Patriotic Desserts for Your July 4th Bash

    ​They can take away our fireworks, but they can't take away our patriotic desserts. I scoured the Interwebs for a few sweet, flag-themed treats to add a spark to your dessert table this weekend. Stock up early on the basics, like red and white fruit: strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Main Squeeze: Lemons and Limes

    ​"What color is a lime?" sounds like a dumb guy question, except that a ripe lime is yellow. Tahiti limes--the most common in markets--are sold unripe, because green ones taste better. Partly yellow limes are juicier, but very yellow limes take on a flowery taste. Key limes, on the other ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Joe Apa of Rudz

    ​After chatting at Rudyard's and sampling some food and beer (see the rest of our conversation here and here), chef Joe Apa and I took an impromptu road trip to Conroe's Southern Star Brewery. Immediately, we were in awe of this grass-roots operation. It's a total craft brewery. Tall fermentin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Class Up Your Super Bowl Party

    Photo by Urban MixerMini lamb burgers are even better with curried green apples on top.​Now that the threat of Snowpocalypse 2011 has finally passed, grocery stores should be free[er] once again and you can start making your final preparations if you're hosting a Super Bowl party. However, if ... More >>

  • Music

    November 11, 2010

    Queen Bee

    Upper Kirby's got a brand-new bag.

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Murray's Cheese and Kroger: How's That For a Cheese Pairing?

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​The famous Murray's Cheese Shop didn't start out as the epicenter of the cheese universe. Its roots were much more humble than that: a sort of general store founded in 1940 by Murray Greenberg to sell butter and eggs to area residents in Greenwich Village. It trade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Fresh Fruit Juices at Aladdin Mediterranean

    ​Fresh juices at Aladdin​Like many Houstonians, I have long enjoyed Aladdin's quality, reasonably priced Middle Eastern fare as their well generous BYOB policy.  It's a good thing, as Martha Stewart would say, to gobble down falafel and hummus with your own bottle of cheap pinot or a six-pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    So Alive: Rocks Off Goes To Pole-Dancing Class

    ​The things we at Rocks Off won't do for work. Craig Hlavaty has gone undercover as a guido for a look into the Washington Avenue scene. Chris Gray trolls Craiglist for the most... interesting... entries. And we, as the token Rocks Off lady, are the one who gets to go to the pole-dan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Local Craftswoman Hits Jackpot: An Appearance On Martha Stewart's Show

    ​Houstonian Claire Chauvin describes herself, on her blog, as "a craft-obsessed mother and photography teacher."And if you're "craft-obsessed," then there are few better things than being invited to appear on The Martha Stewart Show. That little bit of heaven happens for Chauvin next ... More >>

  • News

    November 6, 2008

    Hurricane Rachael Ray

    Here she comes to save the day

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Just A Simple Wedding For 50 At Minute Maid Park

    They survived Hurricane Ike. Now they'll have to survive Rachael Ray. Fifty Houston couples whose wedding plans were disrupted by Ike will now have a very special wedding thanks to Ray, who in our limited knowledge of such things seems to be a Martha Stewart knock-off. By "very special wedding," w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    Kyle Janek Gets A Job

    Kyle Janek's resignation from the State Senate earlier this year has caused a big scramble for his seat. Everyone's gunning for his job. Janek, though, has found a job of his own -- he'll be schmoozing for a health-care company that runs the "blood test of the future." Biophysical, based in Austin ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    January 26, 2006
  • News

    June 16, 2005

    David vs. Goliath

    Scenes from the Starbucks trial

  • News

    February 17, 2005

    News to Use

    A Pearland guy causes a Beltway firestorm

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2004

    Kidding Around

    Last Comic Standing champ John Heffron yuks it up for New Year's Eve

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2003
  • News

    July 31, 2003

    Rockets My-Nority Tryouts

    Potential partners face a steep ante

  • Dining

    May 29, 2003

    The War with Chirac

    Guerin's Bistro fights the good fight while anti-French sentiment swirls about Houston and the United States

  • Culture

    June 27, 2002

    The Scavengers

    Scott Calhoun and Jeanne Lorenz are making art from what's around them: porn and tchotchkes

  • Culture

    October 25, 2001

    Shiny, Happy People

    Patricia Hernandez paints sympathetically flawed figures that look like someone you might know

  • Film

    August 9, 2001

    Tasty Slice

    American Pie 2 is sweet trash that turns out to be surprisingly filling

  • Film

    October 14, 1999

    Beyond Despair

    Tired plotlines pummel Fight Club

  • Calendar

    June 24, 1999

    Night & Day

    June 24 - 30, 1999

  • Culture

    December 3, 1998
  • Calendar

    August 27, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 27 - September 2, 1998

  • News

    March 30, 1995

    Old Boys at Play

    Gay society steps out at the Houston Club

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