Maxwell House Coffee

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Does "Indie Rock" Mean Anything At All Anymore?

    ​Our colleague Shea Serrano has been doing brisk business with his Rap Round Table blogs, corralling local hip-hoppers into talking about events in their scene and in the world at large. No topics are off limits, and everyone is willing to talk. So Rocks Off decided it was time for Houston's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Top 10 Old-Timey Burgers in Houston

    Photo by Erika RayCheeseburger at Sparkle Burger​Sometimes, you don't want a burger covered with crushed Cheetos or peanut butter. Sometimes you don't want a burger served under flocked wallpaper that you had to wait 25 minutes to be seated for. Sometimes you don't want a burger that's served ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Local Spotlight: Katz Coffee

    ​WHAT: Coffee with a conscience, roasted right here in Houston. When Avi Katz graduated from the University of Houston's well regarded Hotel and Restaurant Management program, he had no idea what he wanted to do -- but he did know that he didn't want to move back to New York. So he took a job ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Texans Cheerleaders In Japan: Armed & Dangerous

    They're cheerleaders, and they're armed​The Texans cheerleaders are headed to Japan on an Armed Forces Entertainment tour, because our brave service members want to hear what Matt Schaub is really like. Or maybe they want to look at cheerleaders.Texans cheerleader Lindsay (as always, first names o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Iced Coffee

    This is still my all-time favorite, when I can find it.​It's only the very beginning of May, yet it's already becoming oppressively hot by 10 a.m. each day. And although no good morning can start without a cup of coffee, the hot black stuff just doesn't appeal on days when my legs are sticking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Top 10 Restaurants In The East End

    Photo by frankienoseThe indescribable Orange Show.​My great-grandmother lived in the same little house off Navigation, home to dozens of kids and family gatherings over the decades, until the day she died. Although she never once spoke a word of English, she was clever and sly; she could under ... More >>

  • News

    March 4, 2010

    Teflon Man

    Now playing in River Oaks, Gary Ross has stayed one step ahead of trouble and judgments across the country.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Oh MY! Pocket Pies in EaDo

    ​Oh MY! Pocket Pies, the mobile fried pocket pie truck, has posted up in the Kim Hung Mall parking lot on St. Emanuel St., very close to Warehouse Live. The day we visited, the weather was windy and cool, and we were craving a snack. This neighborhood has really picked up in the past few year ... More >>

  • News

    November 12, 2009

    City of Coffee

    Is Houston about to become America's coffee capital?

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Black Coffee: Houston Style

    Here's some video clips I took while researching this week's feature, "City of Coffee." The automated lines are inside the Maximus Coffee Plant on Harrisburg -- the old Maxwell House plant.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    A Fajita Taco at El Charro

    ​I hardly ever get a fajita taco anymore. I am always looking for something more interesting, like lengua or barbacoa. But at the El Charro across from the Maxwell House plant, all of the tacos come hot off the griddle, rather than out of a steam table. So the fajita meat is actually crispy. I ... More >>

  • News

    October 15, 2009

    Dive Bars

    A handcrafted tour of the best, most obscure places to lean on a stool in Houston.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Sole Of Houston: East Side Story -- Trains, Tequila, Dogs & Grief

    I just can't get enough of Houston's East End/Second Ward/Ship Channel area, so that is where the latest installment of the Sole of Houston took us. I don't think I can recreate the route with anything more than about 90 percent accuracy, but my best guess is that it looked something like this.David ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2008

    Super Bummer Sad Land: The South By Southwest Overflow Fest Is Dead

    The next couple of weeks were shaping up as a big one for Super Happy Fun Land. Hell, it was looking to be a great week for music lovers in the city of Houston, as some 60 or 70 or more of the nation and world’s top up-and-coming bands had booked shows between March 7 and March 17 at the newly-rel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008
  • News

    June 30, 2005

    Addicted to Love

    Romance resides at the bottom of a bottle in local cantinas

  • Music

    April 3, 2003

    SMOM-my Dearest

    Sound Exchange's David Wilcox hopes to plant a Montrosian colony in the Second Ward

  • Dining

    August 8, 2002

    How Do You Take It?

    Our intrepid driving diner discovers the Bright & Early Coffee stand and why Houstonians like their brew weak

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Smell

    Maxwell House Factory

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Country Club

    Harrisburg Country Club

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Letters From the Inside

    Ricardo Lara spent 19 years in Texas prisons. He got out the other day.

  • Dining

    March 9, 1995

    The Other Mandola's

    An East End deli with Italian-American soul

  • Dining

    March 2, 1995

    The Other Mandola's

    An East End deli with Italian-American soul