Med Center

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    The 5 Best Happy Hours Near the Museum District

    If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Glazed the Doughnut Cafe Opens in the Med Center: Hot Stuff 24-7

    Get ready for Glazed -- a 24-hour doughnut shop that will present a more than welcome alternative in food and drink, located right in the heart of Houston's Medical Center. Scheduled to hold its soft opening on Saturday, July 26, at 6 a.m., Glazed will stay open around the clock, right from the sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Dining Deals at Skol Casbar & Grill, Zydeco Louisiana Café, Araya Artisan Chocolates, and More

    Let's kick the week off right with another fabulous Houston Press Voice Daily Deal. Sure, today is Tuesday, but the Monday after a four-day weekend hardly counts, right? Today's deal is good for 51 percent off ($17 for $35) at Skol Casbar and Grill in Midtown. Enjoy gourmet American cuisine in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Jonathan Jones of Monarch at the Hotel Zaza, On Running a Hotel Restaurant and Creating a New Menu to Give the Restaurant a Houston Identity

    This is the first part of a three part Chef Chat series. Come back on Thursday and Friday, to read parts two and three of this series. Walk into the lobby of the Hotel Zaza, and as you're checking in you'll see a life-size billboard of the hotel restaurant Monarch's new executive chef, Jonathan Jon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Who Is Houston's Mysterious FLCON FCKER?

    Big and far-flung and ever-changing as Houston is, sometimes the names who show up in the Houston Press Music Awards nominations every year surprise even us. This is not a bad thing at all: Within the music scene (which continues to amaze us in its ingenuity and diversity), it keeps the circle of li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Sex and the Radio: A Weekend With 97.9 The Box

    For those who may not know, being a blogger and writer also means you sort of have to support yourself with a 9-5. Some chose teaching, others chose busting their ass at a prospective company. Somehow I chose to be a town-car driver. An entrepreneur, a goddamn transporter of people. There are perks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Bartender Chat: Eddie of Julia's Bistro

    After passing by many times on the way to or from Big Top or Continental Club, I finally hopped the Metro to visit Julia's, the Latin-fusion bistro at the corner of Main and West Alabama. It was 5 p.m. on Tuesday when I walked through the vibrant dining room, grabbed a seat, ordered a glass of wine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Hidden Treasures

    Photo by Troy FieldsScallops and grits at our No. 1 pick.​For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had heft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Bike Nazis at the Texas Medical Center

    ARGH! DON'T YOU DARE PARK YOUR BIKE AT THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER OR ELSE! ​Before going to the office this morning, I cycled over to the Texas Medical Center to visit Chris Gray, the Press's whiz-bang music editor who is recovering from an apparent heart attack. I greatly enjoyed sharing laughs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Happy Hour Scene: Beaucoup Bar & Grill

    Fried shrimp po-boy​The Place: Beaucoup Bar & Grill 3102 Old Spanish Trail 713-747-5100 The Hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays; 11 a.m. to midnight Saturdays The Deals: Lots of them. Disco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Top Five Medical Center Restaurants

    Trevisio.​Food and medical procedures may not exactly go hand in hand, but there are plenty of reasons why it's good to know where to grab a bite going to and from the doctor. Because, hey, there's nothing like getting a blood cholesterol test and then scarfing down a burger during that glorio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords Coming to Houston

    Gabrielle Giffords with her astronaut husband, Mark Kelly​CNN is reporting that family members say Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be coming to Houston Friday to begin her long rehab process. The victim of the Tucson shootings will move to an unnamed facility here, but one with "military surgeon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    The Five Most Sex Offender-Riddled Zip Codes In Houston

    ​We'll get to our list of the five zip codes with the most sex offenders in Houston, but first let's discuss other areas of note. Outside of one of the zips in the list that follows, the area with the most sex offenders inside the loop is zip code 77009, which takes in both the Woodland Heig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Rudy Erik Candia: Facebook, Lunar Eclipse Used To Woo 12-Year-old West U Boy. (Allegedly)

    Photo courtesy DPSRudy Erik Candia: On the run​Late on the night of December 20, 12-year-old Alex (not his real name) asked his dad if he could go meet a friend and watch the lunar eclipse from the parking lot of a Med Center oil-change joint. His dad told him no. The West U family was leaving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Lunch at Go Fish

    ​Last Thursday, I finally made it over to Go Fish (1709 Dryden Rd.), which opened in the spot that had been Azumi Sushi. A coworker and I split a couple of dishes so we could try more things. According to the menu, they had both Vietnamese and Japanese food, which seemed fresh and inventive in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Dr. Tomifumi Onishi: Three Cases Of Woman-Beating Filed Against MD Anderson Doc In Eight Months

    Tomifumi Onishi: Not in the office today​Apparently Tomifumi Onishi is having a little trouble getting the message that domestic violence is not okay. The Tokyo-bred MD Anderson oncologist and researcher is now being held in the Harris County Jail without bond after his third domestic violence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Sole Of Houston: UH Architecture Professor Graphs Bellaire Boulevard

    Ray Davies never sang about seeing stars on Bellaire Boulevard​Three years ago this month, David Beebe and I trekked Bellaire Boulevard from west of Highway 6 to the Little Woodrow's on the train tracks at the West U / Bellaire border. We didn't continue any further because the prosperous stretch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    $13 at Salata

    ​Where: Salata Medical Center, 6620 Fannin St., 713-797-0700. What $13 gets you: A deceptively large salad, a soup and a couple of pieces of pesto French bread. When we finally stopped into the new Salata in the Medical Center with a few coworkers, the place was totally empty. In the Med Cen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    $13 at Azumi Sushi

    Where: Azumi Sushi Japanese Restaurant, 1709 Dryden Road, Houston, 77030, (713) 790-9997 What $13 gets you: A chicken teriyaki bento, a spicy salmon roll, a small side of seaweed salad and edamame, and a couple of pieces of salmon sushi. Normally, we don't spend quite so much money for lunch durin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Surveying the Scene on La Grande Wheel at the Rodeo Carnival

    Photos by Jeff Balke​La Grande Wheel -- a fancy name for the Ferris wheel -- is a nice break from the more psychotic rodeo rides. It's a chance to regroup, relax and meditate on the vast sea of cars nearby, the expanse of colorful rides below, and the Astrodome and the Med Center in the distance. ... More >>

  • News

    February 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Sole Of Houston: Airline Drive, Complete

    The longest walk in the history of the Sole of Houston requires the longest piece. This being a blog and all, we have decided to break it up into three installments. Coming today, tomorrow and Thursday in this tale of 22-plus miles of concrete, mud, and fairly cold weather: The fending off a potent ... More >>

  • News

    October 30, 2008
  • Dining

    October 9, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008

    Sole of Houston: Strip Mall Taverns on the Southwest Side

    A couple of weeks ago David Beebe and I and special guest Sole-r Sam Smith attempted an overly bold trek from the Brazoria County Line all the way up South Post Oak to Willowbend, from whence we intended to continue hiking on to South Main and thence downtown, to Allen’s Landing. We didn’t make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2008

    Reporter’s Notebook: Random Scrawlings from the Van Halen Show

    Click here for a slideshow Whether for space or continuity considerations, music reviewers usually find that half of what they write down during a concert, or more, winds up on the newspaper equivalent of the cutting-room floor. Sometimes this is for the best, but thanks to the Internet such jotting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2007
  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    That Was the Year That Was

    Looking back on the local scene in '06

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2006
  • Music

    October 5, 2006

    Rants About Stuff

    A Bevy of Bad News

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    May 22, 2003
  • News

    December 12, 2002

    Bad Judge; Worse Security Guard

    The Med Center gives Mansfield the boot

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    If You See Them, Say Hello!

    Defeated candidates face different lifestyles

  • News

    October 12, 2000

    The Connection

    Bright and intense but undocumented, Bob could have been just another immigrant laborer. Then he met Susan Lieberman.

  • News

    June 3, 1999

    Family Unfriendly

    How Hermann Hospital and the Texas Medical Center left employees' kids high and dry

  • Calendar

    November 20, 1997
  • News

    October 24, 1996
  • Dining

    December 2, 1993

    Thai and Thai Again

    Nit Noi Thai restaurant has cloned itself -- which means more of their exquisite sauces to go around