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 >>
On the unbearable lightness of Planes.
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 >>
More than tunnels and tourist traps.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
No clue what a dahi papdi is? Aloo gobi or vindaloo? Wondering what the hell a paneer tikka is? I'm Indian, and I don't even know what's in chicken 65. Or jalfrezi. Indian food can seem wildly exotic, and sometimes mysteriously unappealing, just like the jolting aromas, loudly chaotic streets ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photos by Matthew DresdenThe lamb shank at Kiran's. Note the green vegetables.Usually, after the conversation portion of the Chef Chat (covered in parts one and two), the chef brings out a few of her specialties, or some seasonal dishes, or whatever catches her fancy that day. I then write ab ... More >>
Thanks to Indians and Pakistanis, spicy Chinese Halal cooking is famous all over the world.
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 >>
How do you say ha-ha in Hindi?
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 >>
Photo by (nutmeg)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! ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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