Michael Hoffman

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    First Look at Federal American Grill, the Reincarnation of Branch Water Tavern

    Matt Brice, the new owner of Federal American Grill, was making his rounds to all of the tables in the wood-paneled dining room last Thursday night. Tables were filling up quickly, but not all of them had come to eat at Federal American Grill. And Brice knew that. "Those two women over there," Bric ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 2, 2013

    Hot to Trot

    Houston's 10 best spots for a first date.

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Goodbye to Tex, Mex and Czech

    As of today, Jeannine's Bistro remains closed in Montrose with no word from owner Andrew Klarman as to its eventual reopening date. The popular Belgian bistro closed temporarily this past Saturday due to staffing issues. Plenty of other doors were shut this week, too, including the beloved Olde Tow ... More >>

  • Film

    June 23, 2005

    Car Trouble

    Herbie the Love Bug is back, and he bites

  • Film

    February 3, 2005

    The Hustle

    Why the biggest deal at Sundance was no big deal at all

  • Film

    November 21, 2002

    Calling the Behavior Police

    Kevin Klean squeaks by in the moralistic Emperor's Club

  • Film

    May 13, 1999

    Puck with Pluck

    Midsummer Night's Dream masters the Bard's edgy fantasy

  • Film

    December 19, 1996
  • Film

    December 5, 1996
  • News

    April 25, 1996


    Headline:The Case Against Hurwitz In one of the last big S&L cases from the '80s, two federal agencies are pursuing Charles Hurwitz over the failure of united Savings. And for once, Hurwitz may have no place to hide.