• Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    H-E-B on Bunker Hill and I-10: One Grocery Store to Rule Them All

    I have lived in Houston a long time and it a lot of different neighborhoods around town. As a result, I have shopped at more than my fair share of grocery stores. From the Randall's that used to exist on the North Freeway as a kid to the Kroger where I worked all through high school to a Food Town o ... More >>

  • Film

    May 15, 2014

    Million Dollar Arm Thinks Agents Are More Interesting Than Sports.

    Film is pretty good for a movie committed to the wrong character's story.

  • Film

    May 8, 2014

    Million Dollar Arm Thinks Agents are More Interesting Than Sports.

    Film is pretty good for a movie committed to the wrong characters story.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Five Best Underrated Pizzas in Houston (According to You)

    In polling you, dear readers, about your favorite underrated pizzas in town, we received a number of comments that made us say "AMEN," but none quite so much as one from reader PizzaEater: "Pizza is a lot like sex," he/she wrote. "When it's good, it's amazing. When it's bad,'s still prett ... More >>

  • Film

    March 6, 2014

    300: Rise of an Empire Offers More Bloody Hunks — and Eva Green

    There's something for everyone in this XXL sequel.

  • Film

    February 27, 2014

    The Bronzed Age

    300 sequel offers more bloody hunks — and Eva Green.

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Old Downtown

    We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town (See the complete list at the end of the post). Today, it's old downtown that gets a closer look. With plenty of bars and restaurants popping up around Market Square Park and the expansion of the METRORail ... More >>

  • Film

    August 8, 2013

    Disney's Planes Really Is Just Cars 2 with Wings

    On the unbearable lightness of Planes.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Bistro Des Artes, Iguana Joes & More

    This week several big name chefs and restaurant owners spoke about their newly opened and to-come restaurants. Oh yeah and Iguana Joe's apparently got a lot of people sick and is shut down temporarily. But enough of the gross news, let's get back to some openings we are pretty excited about. Eater ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 23, 2013

    The 10 Best Downtown Restaurants

    More than tunnels and tourist traps.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Texas Blues Hero Jimmie Vaughan Recovering After Heart Attack

    Guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, a founding member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and one of the nation's leading solo blues artists, has been discharged from a California hospital after being treated for a heart attack, according to a statement from his management Thursday morning. Gretchen Barber, Executi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    American Idol Returns, Selling More Drama Than Music

    If you can believe it, American Idol kicks off its twelfth season tonight on Fox. But not just on Fox. Here is how One India Entertainment, "India's No. 1 Language Portal," announced the news at 18:03 IST (India Standard Time) today: MUMBAI: After the successful run of The X Factor USA while cashin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    The Third Ward Goes Vegan

    Although the Third Ward recently lost vegan cafe and art space The Eat Gallery to the Heights, the neighborhood is still home to a small but dazzling array of vegan and vegetarian restaurants. A friend of mine raised in the area recently noted with equal amounts irony and approval that the "veganiza ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Pizza

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2012 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 hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. Earlier ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 20, 2012

    A Fire at the Broken Spoke

    Roy de la Garza on what's next.

  • Film

    July 26, 2012


    Michael Winterbottom takes Hardy's Tess to today's Mumbai.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    I Was Happy For A Few Hours at Saint Genevieve

    The last time I went to Saint Genevieve, I very much enjoyed their creative cocktails and not just because one was named in the spirit of a Dickens novel. And while drinking your dinner is okay once in a while, this girl also needs to eat (preferably a lot) when the sun goes down. Little birds had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    The Astros Allowing Outside Food Inside Next Season: Our Suggestions

    The minor explosions you may have heard yesterday were the heads of Astros' fans imploding over news that new owner Jim Crane could possibly change the name of the franchise next season -- as well as its uniforms, ticket prices and Minute Maid Park's food policies. It's starting to feel like the beg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Openings & Closings: October 2011

    Coming soon: Free bitch-slaps for anyone who says, "Meet me at the Finn."​It's been a busy month for restaurant openings, closings, name changes and remodels. Hang onto your coffee cups -- we've got a lot of restaurant news to get through in one post. Openings: BlackFinn American Grille is c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Openings & Closings: September 2011

    Mezzanotte owner Gerry Sarmiento released the above video on his website late last month to give diners a preview of his new restaurant, Piqueo, which is scheduled to open in the middle of next month. Like Mezzanotte, Piqueo will also be in Cypress -- right next door, in fact. "It's going to make i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    Pink Gin: Nobody Talks Bad about Plymouth

    ​In Belize, my friend Kiv taunted an Englishman for sipping a pink cocktail, in a waterside tavern. After some words ending with the trite "You and what army?" the man and his buddies - British SAS commandos on leave from jungle training -- promptly heaved Kiv over a railing, into the cholera ... 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 >>

  • Dining

    March 4, 2010
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    February 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    If The Unemployment Rate Is So High, Why Are Houston Companies Still Using Foreign Workers?

     Unemployment in Texas has more than doubled since last year, causing one former oil-industry worker to ask: Why can companies continue to sponsor work visas for foreign workers?"It's not like we're talking about people picking fruit in fields," Rick Everinghim, who designs refineries, along wi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 9, 2009

    The Great Indian Laughter Nite

    How do you say ha-ha in Hindi?

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    This Week In Beyonce: Obsessed No. 1 No More, Parisian Holiday, Glamour Cover, Dutch Tantrum and More

    Jezebel, via infdaily.comWell, what's Beyonce been up to this week? For starters, Wolverine blew B's semi-erotic thriller Obsessed out of the No. 1 box-office spot, notching $87 million last weekend. Obsessed was also edged by Matthew McConaughey's equally panned romcom Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Yet Another Strange Houston Connection To Tech-Savvy Terrorists

    For of those of you who are tired of getting your War on Terror information from biased western media sources who are doing the bidding of the American capitalist infidels, you might want to check out this allegedly Taliban-sponsored site -- hosted by a server right here in Houston! The terrorist-wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Inside The "Houston's Heidi Fleiss" Ring: Asti Champagne For Just $25!

    Hair Balls has been fascinated with this prostitution-list story - so much so that we had to check out the archived pages from some of the websites that police say were run by the "Heidi Fleiss of Houston."There, we've been introduced to some of the "friends," including Kate, who enjoys "pinot noir, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Continental Wants Its Pilots to Work Harder, Fly Righter

    If you're flying Continental to Mumbai in the near future, you might want to pay close attention to how rested the pilot is. Are her eyes bloodshot, or are the lids propped up with toothpicks? Or is she perhaps knocking back little pills with gallons of coffee? Well, the FAA seems a bit worried tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Sikh Family Claims Harassment By Sheriff's Deputies

    A Sikh family in Houston, backed by a national organization, is crying foul over how they were treated by deputies of the Harris County Sheriff's Office.Kawaljeet Kaur tells Hair Balls that her family phoned 911 after discovering their home was burglarized November 26; things went downhill quickly f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2007

    Radio Houstoned: Farzana Doctor

    To listen to a podcast with Farzana Doctor, click on the LISTEN button. Farzana Doctor’s Stealing Nasreen isn’t the typical debut novel, but then again, Doctor isn’t the typical debut novelist. Stealing Nasreen deals with an Indo-Canadian lesbian therapist who becomes involved with a suppo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 16, 2007

    Farzana Doctor

    Canadian author debuts with an unlikely romance

  • Dining

    July 12, 2007

    Nirvana Indian Restaurant

    Brit expats looking for a "phal" need search no farther than Nirvana

  • Culture

    May 31, 2007
  • Film

    April 12, 2007

    After the Wedding

    What comes after the nuptials in this Danish melodrama? A hell of a lot more than the reception

  • Culture

    June 1, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critic weighs in on local theater

  • Dining

    May 18, 2006

    Pure Bliss

    In more ways than one, Balaji Bhavan is Little India's hottest eatery

  • Culture

    September 1, 2005

    Setting the Stage

    August is over, and a new theater season is upon us

  • Dining

    June 30, 2005

    Tandoori Enchiladas

    Indian fusion cuisine and an awesome lunch buffet are drawing crowds to Cafe Monsoon

  • Dining

    December 23, 2004

    Sunday Chaat

    North meets South on NASA Road 1

  • Calendar

    November 18, 2004

    Book of the Month

    Learn to pen your own novel with a 30-day guarantee

  • Music

    July 1, 2004

    Strikes and Spares

    Original punk Richard Tomcala rejoins the nightlife fray; also, Greg Wood's new crib bowls us over

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2003

    Exploring the Subcontinent

    "Border Crossings" will tell you more about South Asia than CNN will

  • News

    October 10, 2002

    Diva of the Deal

    How Enron's high temptress turned massive projects into a $2 billion wet dream for the company -- and an estimated $100 million profit for herself

  • Dining

    October 25, 2001

    Patriotic Excess

    Luxurious Vallone’s most interesting new menu items arean early casualty of the war

  • News

    April 8, 1999

    WorldFest: Wild, Mild and Wicked

    Moviegoers may find both their Sixth Happiness and Seventh Heaven in these 40 featured indie films

  • Dining

    January 29, 1998

    Curries and Quietude

    A brasserie that's anything but brassy

  • Dining

    May 23, 1996

    Hot Stuff

    Haveli turns up the temperatureto make an impression

  • Dining

    April 14, 1994

    Cult restaurateur

    Mickey Kapoor brings "Nouvelle Indian" inside the Loop

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