My Cousin Vinny

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 48, Malted Waffle at City Cafe

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 19, 2012

    CFS and a Cigarette

    City Cafe, an old-school diner in South Houston, still turns out a stellar breakfast.

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    Vintage Texas: Budget cuts by the Texas legislature have slashed funding for the promotion of Texas wines, reports Houston-based blogger and wine writer Russ Kane, author of the top Texas wine and winery blog, Vintage Texas. In an email sent to "partners" of the "Texas Wine Marketing Program" (and r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Why We Read Previews (A Prelude to My Astros 2011 Preview)

    ​Thanks to the Internet -- specifically blogs, YouTube, chat rooms and porn -- the competition for the few spare minutes that you have in your day to consume items not related to work, family, or sleep has never been fiercer. So why would you spend the next several minutes reading my previe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Game Time: Whaler Fan Fest -- Houston Oiler Fans May Know How I Feel

    Hartford Whalers: They live on as a dessert​"Somewhere along the line, we will see you in another place in another time. God bless all of you fans. Remember one thing, you may have lost the NHL, but you have not lost the memories." -- Chuck Kaiton, the voice of the Hartford Whalers after the Whal ... More >>

  • Film

    July 8, 2010

    Momma's Boys

    Peter Pan complexes collide in Cyrus.

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    In Honor Of Billy Joe Shaver's Epic Courtroom Performance: Five Great Trial Scenes From The Movies

    If he was only a honky-tonk legend before last week, today Billy Joe Shaver is a true Texas immortal. His testimony at his own aggravated assault trial in Waco saw to that.Three years ago, Shaver shot a fellow drinker in the face in the parking lot of a Waco bar. That much is beyond dispute. Whether ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Ask A Rapper: Paul Wall Tells All On The Chamillionaire Reunion, His New Album And Budding Acting Career

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducingliston@ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: My Sunday With Ralph Macchio

    This post may only speak to a certain cadre of ladies (and men) who love Ralph Macchio. If it doesn’t appeal to you, please feel free to move along. Now that I’m among friends, I’ll start off by saying that back in the day, I was in total hot love with the man. I mean, like, how could I no ... More >>