A funny thing happened to Gabe Bravo on the way to a successful career in music: he found out he was funny. More precisely, others are finding out Bravo is funny. The well-known and highly regarded Houston musician is notably an outstanding drummer known for his time in acts like Shotgun Funeral an ... More >>
Kevin Naderi has the daunting task of running not one, but two independent restaurants that each have a unique identity. Roost has been a mainstay of the Montrose neighborhood for almost three years and has scored national recognition on more than one occasion. He dad to a new "baby" now, too. Lillo ... More >>
Anyone who knew chef Grant Gordon, whether it was through a restaurant, eating his food or being his personal friend, knew what an incredible person he was and that he was a truly skilled chef. Gordon established a name for himself in Houston as one of the most talented chefs under 30. He received a ... More >>
Photos by Mai PhamChef/Owner Kevin Naderi of RoostIt's not often that a small restaurant becomes an instant hit, but from what I could see on a busy Tuesday night with a small line forming at the door, neighborhood eatery Roost possesses everything it needs to make it -- a small, cozy space; ... More >>
Jean Hardy, leading the active lifePort Arthur police say they caught Emma Jean Hardy, a 57-year-old employee of the town's Memorial High School, having sex with a 17-year-old student in a van Sunday night. According to published reports, a Port Arthur cop investigated a suspicious vehicle p ... More >>
Mai PhamExecutive Chef Grant Gordon of Tony'sThere's been a lot of buzz lately about young Executive Chef Grant Gordon of Tony's. Last month, he collaborated on a hugely successful Les Sauvages pop-up dinner with Chefs Justin Basye and Peter Jahnke. Gordon was also among the youngest of the ... More >>
Billy Cohn wanted to be a rock star, and he is — as a trombone-toting heart surgeon and medical inventor.
TUTS annual Tommy Tune awards have become a highly anticipated event among high school drama clubs across the area.Scholarships are awarded, two winners are chosen to go to New York to compete on a national level, and the kids get to perform at the Hobby Center on the night of the event. (This ye ... More >>
"You happy with those?" a twentysomething stranger says, aiming an inebriated finger at the two shots sitting on the bar in front of me at Cecil's Tavern (600 W. Gray, 713-524-3691). The Strawberry Kamikazes, which were a lovely shade of rose, had come recommended by the bartender. "Sure," I ... More >>
In a highly competitive 2009 field, Governor Rick Perry is the biggest gobbler of them all.
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Memorial High, the west-side bastion of education for suburbanites, is riling up the women at the website Jezebel.And with good reason.Someone sent the site a t-shirt apparently produced for their annual game with Stratford: It features two horses (Memorial's teams are the Mustangs) having se ... More >>
Using exclusive, apparently rigorous data from the real estate Web site Neighborhoodscout.com, the personal finance Web site walletpop.com has come up with a list of the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in America.We were oddly dismayed to see that none from Houston made the cut, while two from D ... More >>
The Tommy Tune Awards -- the Tonys for local high schools -- were presented last night.Among the nominees were schools from all over the area, presenting a pretty wide variety of plays. The big winners last night were Stratford High's production of Barnum and Seven Lakes High's production of Once Up ... More >>
Logo courtesy TUTSTUTS' Tommy Tune Awards have become a big deal -- they're the Tonys for high-school musicals.Which may sound lame, but the ceremony is actually pretty nice and the productions some of these schools put on are impressive.As always, they're not to be confused with these high-school T ... More >>
While they may not be as hilarious as The Onion's High School Tony Awards, TUTS' Tommy Tune Awards have become an annual highlight for high school theater geeks. Students from across the area compete for the nominations, and perform highlights at the Hobby Center before an audience of beaming paren ... More >>
We have a Whatachat with the guys behind the fast-food rap video
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The city of Houston is being carved into special taxing districts, promising windfalls for some, financial burdens for others
Drink up, kids. Keep those soda dollars coming.
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