For better or for worse, I often throw caution to the wind when it comes to food consumption. Potentially-sickening-yet-delicious-looking street food in Bombay? I'll try. Expired milk? No problem if it passes the sniff test. Cookie I just dropped on the floor? Of course. Which is why when I ordere ... More >>
This dosa will take you away to the streets of Chennai.
This is the second part of a two-part Chef Chat series. If you missed our previous post, you can read it here. Yesterday, in our chat with Deepak Doshi of Doshi House, we talked about his vegetarianism and growing up in the area of Houston called Alief. Today, we talk about his food, about the tim ... More >>
The top 10 restaurants in Little India.
As we enter the new year, I'm trying to make good on a few resolutions starting on the very first day of 2013. And one of those is to get outside the Loop a bit more -- even though a great bounty of amazing restaurants have opened inside the Loop in the last 12 months -- and back to exploring the re ... More >>
Third Ward coffeehouse is an art space, community meetingspot and vegetarian cafe in one.
The restaurant that Eater Houston called the most anticipated opening of the year is here, so anticipate no more: The Pass & Provisions had its soft opening on Wednesday night and will be open for business this weekend. No surprise there, as the two-in-one restaurant from Seth Siegel-Gardner and Ter ... More >>
If you haven't tried it yet, you're missing out.
It's often tempting to refer to restaurants as beacons, especially if they're bright points in otherwise dark areas (whether metaphorically or literally). I once referred to Moon Tower Inn this way, noting the power that the hot-dogs-and-beer joint had to draw people in like moths to a flame. It wa ... More >>
Michael Winterbottom takes Hardy's Tess to today's Mumbai.
The gentrification of the the Wards has been an ongoing debate, but for those against it, it seems to be a losing battle, as expensive townhomes and gated communities have steadily overtaken the neighborhoods. Many historic buildings have been casualties. Deepak Doshi, a University of Houston alum, ... More >>
Today is the 35th anniversary of the Ramones' first gig at New York City club CBGB. The Bowery venue would be an integral part of punk-rock history, with the bands who played there nightly in its musty confines becoming the legends that would pave the way for millions of bands to come. CBGB ... More >>
After mastering a tartly correct margarita three years ago, I decided to keep going, and make every classic cocktail that doesn't involve weird liquor. Sixty-nine, so far. As I searched bartending sites, mixology blogs, culinary forums, print stuff and liquor reviews, these bottles of gin, v ... More >>
The Slumdog.With Academy Awards season upon us again, I have a recommendation for your Oscar party, sure to increase the number of folks in your social network, and that, my friends, is Bombay Pizza Company downtown. I've wanted to try the Indian-Italian fusion-y joint since its inception b ... More >>
achristmasstoryhouse.com"It's a beautiful duck. It's just that...it's SMILING at me." Does the thought of preparing another holiday meal under the scrutinizing glare of your mother-in-law make you want to shoot your eye out? The holidays are stressful enough without the pressure of preparing ... More >>
No! Not...that guy!Yesterday was the 23rd annual World AIDS Day, dedicated to raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and remembering those who have succumbed to the disease. It's a sobering occasion. Over 25 million have died of the disease since 1981, and some 33 million live with the infection n ... More >>
Anyone who's watched football (or What Not to Wear, we guess) recently knows that the onslaught has begun: The horror of Christmas commercials. These heinous 30-second bits of torture can abuse viewers in several ways. Here are five of the worst. 5. Jewelry for the Meek, Submissive Weaker Sex Whet ... More >>
Photo courtesy of luna715Look at you, eating your Star Pizza off a real dinner plate. Oh, you fancy, huh?Not all of us are like the Old Man in A Christmas Story; we aren't all turkey fiends. Some of us are happy to have it once a year and then forget the bland white meat even exists. So while ... More >>
Their ten most annoying habits
Work is hellThe sniffling-and-coughing season is upon us, so that means it's time to get highly, highly annoyed by the idiots in the nearby cubicles at your office.Not our office, you understand. We have terrific, totally un-annoying co-workers. You guys out there, though, you gotta lot a problem ... More >>
Bombay Pizza Co. (914 Main Street) adds chutneys and tandoori flavors and make extremely unique -- and extremely delicious -- pizza. Since it's a downtown destination, we chose to park for free in Midtown and catch the rail straight down Main Street to the Main Street Square exit. The restau ... More >>
My body's too Boob-alicious for ya, babe
This week on Brew Blog: a suggested beer pairing. We stumbled on this one last week after cooking up an Indian feast at home (dal, Bombay potatoes, veggies, naan). Thinking of the ginger, garlic, cumin, turmeric, coriander and mustard seed madness to come, we wagered a bet on a beer we hadn' ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Passive-Aggressive NotesTwo things happened this week that predicated this post. Number one: We brought a vegetable tray to our weekly staff meeting. This was onerous enough in and of itself, as the Houston Press staffers are accustomed to chips and cookies of indeterminate ... More >>
There will be plenty of things open on Christmas Day besides just presents. So don't despair if the Bumpus hounds eat your holiday turkey, you don't feel like cooking dinner or you simply don't celebrate a completely arbitrary day chosen as Christ's birthday simply because it fell on a conven ... More >>
Photo by Sarah RufkaTo see Rawad Semaan behind the bar or patrolling the floor at The Grove (1611 Lamar St., 713-337-7321) with his impeccable suit and easy smile, you'd think he's never done anything else. But in reality his success -- Beverage Director at one of the city's hottest new resta ... More >>
Photo courtesy of WikipediaHouston? Nope, it's the Bandra-Kurla Complex in MumbaiApparently urban planners in every corner of the world have decided that downtown Houston is the Way of the Future, at least if the BBC and the Times of India are to be believed. Last Friday, the Beeb reported that Hou ... More >>
Hooray for Bollywood
Photos by Jay Francis I discovered Payal at 5615 Savoy (just off of Harwin near Hillcroft) a few years ago when I went in search of some Indian stainless steel cookware. The Indians do spectacular things with stainless steel: dishes, cups, teapots, pressure cookers...you name it. And when I walke ... More >>
Photo by stutiIt's a bright day of publicity for one Houston firm -- they're getting written up in papers and on websites all over the globe.On the other hand, they're getting written up for a (somewhat tenuous) connection with the horrific terrorist attacks in Mumbai last year, so it's not an unvar ... More >>
Life in the not-so-fast lane
The Sikh family that says it was harassed by Harris County Sheriff's deputies has been getting to know county politicians more than they might have guessed.Over the weekend, sheriff-elect Adrian Garcia met with the family and many other Sikhs; yesterday is was County Judge Ed Emmett.Emmett apologize ... More >>
Rock Around the Clock
Indian-born Chandra joins Cuban-born Montero for an evening of international storytelling
Bombay Brasserie's new second-story location will have to do for the time being
The night is white at Suchu Dance's Maximal Schnapper
Bombay Sweets & Pure Vegetarian Restaurant
The candy's dandy, but the veggies are even better at Bombay Sweets
The Hot Breads franchise serves unique pastries to a worldwide audience
Lunch with Darayus Kolah
A simple Bombay boy from Montrose is poised to cross another border