A beginner's guide to Nigerian cuisine.
Johan Schuster Charivari Restaurant 2521 Bagby 713-521-7231 www.charivarirest.com This is Part 2 in a three part Chef Chat series. You can read Parts 1 here and Part 3 in this same space on Friday. EOW: When did you start cooking? JS: I've been doing this for 34 years. We were three brothers ... More >>
When it comes to German beer on draft, there are two places to beat in Houston -- even if one of them is technically in Pearland. Closer to the heart of the city, Midtown's Bar Munich has an impressive array of taps that includes all six varieties of Hofbräu München (including their Oktoberfest b ... More >>
The Beatles' concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park 46 years ago today was the end of an era for the band. Except for a famously unannounced appearance on top the Apple building two and a half years later, it would be the final live performance that the Fab Four would ever play together. It w ... More >>
Spare me your opinion on the accuracy of the attribution, or the exact translation of "entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity," and indulge me in my slightly unwarranted perversion of the spirit of the statement, but, when you get right down to it, Occam's Razor is essentially the Reinheit ... More >>
Food & Wine magazine recently featured a series of articles on culinary destinations, or "...the world's best food pilgrimages," as they put it. While it was indeed interesting, I must say that places like Bangkok, Rome and India are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to food travels. The ... More >>
Bar Munich brings a little bit of Deutschland to Midtown.
Follow the rainbow to these golden St. Patrick's Day events.
Kiss the year goodbye at a hot New Year's Eve party.
Kiss the year goodbye at a hot New Year's Eve party.
Insert obligatory photo of buxom woman in a dirndl consuming lager from a stein here. (And remember: Lederhosen are Austrian, not Bavarian!)If there's one thing that we Americans enjoy doing, it's co-opting other countries' holidays and turning them into giant boozefests for no good reason ot ... More >>
On this date in 1968, former Yardbirds guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, and session musicians John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the first time, rehearsing in a West End studio space in London, England. The first song they played together was a version of "Train Kep ... More >>
What's in a name? That which we call a Bock / By any other name would taste as malty.The other night, I attended a business dinner held at the downtown outpost of the House of Blues. The meal was mediocre, but that wasn't really the point. This was a meet-and-eat event designed to smooth ove ... More >>
You don't want Chuck Bronson coming after you.There are uncountable things that could have gone wrong in the raid that ended up with Osama Bin Laden dead; operations like this usually have the odds against them. The Bin Laden raid will join the ranks of historic missions, some famous because ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseGogol Bordello House of Blues April 12, 2011 Check out our pics of the Gypsy punks. Maybe a Jolly Roger would have helped. Tuesday night at House of Blues, Gogol Bordello had the captain's wheel, center stage. They had the ocean, in the form of the seething pit of huma ... More >>
We've got you covered this St. Paddy's Day.
Jeff Swensen/ Bob Schneider on FacebookIt's been said that if you have lived in Texas for at least a decade and you haven't at least been in the vicinity of a Bob Schneider show, you are probably lying. Our introduction to Schneider was kind of heartbreaking, but that's another story for anot ... More >>
Der Fuhrer's deskWhen last we talked to Houston lawyer Jack McConn, he was eagerly looking forward to selling Hitler's desk, which he had acquired while being part of an Army unit that was guarding the Fuhrer's Munich headquarters. Apparently the market for Hitler desks isn't as lively as it ... More >>
Listening to Wait, Wait ...Don't Tell Me on NPR a few weeks ago, a caller from Cleveland was challenged to come up with something positive about his city. After a long silence that drew plenty of laughs, he said, "Great Lakes beer." The Cleveland-based brewery is definitely one of many reaso ... More >>
UH theater graduate students take on the story of one cold Scandinavian
Photo by dave77459The Texas Hill Country is full of place-names that make Texas Traveler yearn for her nth-generation German heritage. New Braunfels conjures up the scent of the bratwurst and sauerkraut my Moomaw used to make on weekend mornings (food which I loathed, by the way, until I turn ... More >>
Free Press Houston has added Devin the Dude, whom Rocks Off is currently trying to track down for a prospective new feature (email us, mang!) and Prince Paul to its Summer Fest August 8 and 9 in Eleanor Tinsley Park. See FPH's or Pegstar's Web sites for ticket info (hint: it's $7 per day). Yesterday ... More >>
Our state is the top beer market in the country, so why are we falling behind in the microbrewery movement?
For sale in Houston, slightly used
It's not torture, but this latest Mideast thriller's as conventional as they come. We're (water) bored. (Sorry.)
Bob Schneider performs Friday, May 11, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483. Skyblue72 and Stillife also perform.
Flinging poo at the haters with the Arctic Monkeys
Idomeneo may be dry at times, but Mozart is still a genius
Writer-director Menno Meyjes asks, what if Hitler were once a human being?
Getting misty-eyed over creamed herring and sweet German beer at AnneMarie's Bistro
Joe Mannke gives us the dish on German food
Texas is overrun with native whitetails, so why do restaurants have to buy their venison from game farms?
A Wave of Laughter, Strip Search Horrors, Fine Frye
Hackemack's is a barrel of fun
Robert Henry Johnson likes to play, both with his dances and with his audiences
Can that Guy Forsyth play the blues
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