• Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Watch Valet Crash This $335,000 Lamborghini (VIDEO)

    The concept of valet parking has always been a fascinating one to me. Here is an item that for many people is one of the largest tangible items that they own, for most second behind their home, and yet when we pull into a driveway at a hotel or restaurant, we are totally cool with just handing over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Soft Shell Crab Always In Season at Thai Spice

    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 >>

  • Dining

    January 23, 2014

    The Dosa Factory Elevates a Traditional Indian Street Food to Delicious Perfection

    This dosa will take you away to the streets of Chennai.

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Deepak Doshi of Doshi House, On Making Tasty Vegetarian and Building a Community Space

    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 >>

  • Dining

    January 10, 2013

    Do the Curry Crawl

    The top 10 restaurants in Little India.

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2013

    Top 10 Restaurants in Houston's 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 >>

  • Dining

    November 8, 2012

    Doshi House Does It All

    Third Ward coffeehouse is an art space, community meetingspot and vegetarian cafe in one.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Openings & Closings: New Locations for Pappa Geno's and the Great W'Kana

    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 >>

  • Dining

    August 30, 2012

    Paneer on Bombay Pizza

    If you haven't tried it yet, you're missing out.

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Bombay Pizza: A Downtown Beacon on Main Street

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012
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    June 14, 2012

    Your Neighborhood Coffee House: Doshi House Cafe

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    The Top 15 Bands To Come Out Of CBGB

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Top Five: Cheap Booze

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Bombay Pizza Company: Perfect for an Oscar Party

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Dining Out on Christmas Day? Here's What's Open"It's a beautiful duck. It's just'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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Day Of The [Digital] Dead

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    The Five Most Annoying Christmas Ads

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Sick of Turkey? Order a Pizza: Our Top 5 Pizza Places

    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 >>

  • News

    November 11, 2010

    Your Heinous Co-Workers

    Their ten most annoying habits

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    The 10 Most Annoying Cubicle Habits, As Reported By Your Co-Workers

    Work is hell‚ÄčThe 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Late-Night Scene: Bombay Pizza Co.

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    February 25, 2010

    Shadowbox Cinema

    My body's too Boob-alicious for ya, babe

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Brew Blog: Indian Food and Real Ale Brewing Co.'s Phoenixx Double ESB

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    The 5 Smelliest Foods You Should Never Bring to the Office

    Photo courtesy of Passive-Aggressive Notes​Two 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Eating Out on Christmas Day? What's Open

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Bartender Rawad Semaan of The Grove

    Photo by Sarah Rufka​To 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Downtown Houston is the Way of the Future...According to India

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    May 21, 2009

    Naya Daur (New Age)

    Hooray for Bollywood

  • Dining

    February 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    For The Person Who Has Everything - A Double Wall Stainless Steel Tiffin

    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 name it. And when I walked into Payal for the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    A Houston Connection To That Mumbai Terror Attack

    It'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 unvarnished honor.A ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2009

    Megacities: 12 Stories of Survival

    Life in the not-so-fast lane

  • Dining

    December 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Emmett, Also, Visits With The Sikh Family That Said It Was Harassed

    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 >>

  • Film

    December 11, 2008
  • Music

    December 11, 2008
  • Calendar

    January 17, 2008

    Vikram Chandra and Mayra Montero

    Indian-born Chandra joins Cuban-born Montero for an evening of international storytelling

  • Calendar

    August 30, 2007
  • Dining

    July 27, 2006

    Escalator Buffet

    Bombay Brasserie's new second-story location will have to do for the time being

  • Calendar

    May 18, 2006
  • Calendar

    March 31, 2005

    Serenity Now!

    The night is white at Suchu Dance's Maximal Schnapper

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Vegetarian Indian Buffet

    Bombay Sweets & Pure Vegetarian Restaurant

  • Dining

    August 7, 2003

    Chaat Room

    The candy's dandy, but the veggies are even better at Bombay Sweets

  • Dining

    January 23, 2003

    Goat Doughnuts Go Global

    The Hot Breads franchise serves unique pastries to a worldwide audience

  • Dining

    April 19, 2001

    Bombay Beach Memoirs

    Lunch with Darayus Kolah

  • News

    July 1, 1999
  • Calendar

    March 20, 1997
  • Dining

    January 16, 1997
  • News

    July 27, 1995

    Vikram's Kimberly Moment

    A simple Bombay boy from Montrose is poised to cross another border

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