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 >>
Photo by Erika RayCheeseburger at Sparkle BurgerSometimes, 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 >>
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 >>
They're cheerleaders, and they're armedThe 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photos by Jay LeeI 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 so ... More >>