It's Thursday evening at Camerata, the new wine bar adjacent to Paulie's, and Felipe Riccio, a young chef who works behind the bar, has just poured me a sample of a Gravner wine from Italy. After he provides a comprehensive description of the wine, including how it's made and some of the complexitie ... More >>
Although the MLS regular season is barely past the halfway mark, Saturday's match between the Dynamo and the Columbus Crew at BBVA Compass Stadium was a must-win. And even though the visiting Crew out-shot and - for long stretches in the second half - out-played the Dynamo, the Orange still manage ... More >>
There's something inspiring about seeing Sparrow Bar Cookshop (3701 Travis) written up yet again for "unapproved eggs used." It's good to know there's a restaurant owner out there who sticks to her guns in the face of what in some cases might be arbitrary regulation. Meanwhile, the inspectors cont ... More >>
The nice thing about skipping a week of Health Department Roundup is there's plenty of material to sift through when you return. This week we'll focus mainly on restaurants that got stuck with citations -- there were quite a few. And, as always, if you ever want to look a place's history up yourself ... More >>
It's a new year, and new deals on delicious food around Houston await! Today the Houston Press Voice Daily Deal is good for 60 percent off ($10 for $25) at Little Napoli Restaurant--both locations! You can get your Italian on at Little Napoli downtown or Little Napoli Westheimer with today's coupon. ... More >>
Terry McCoy's blog on HPD apparently targeting Oh My Gogi (Terry really loves saying "Oh My Gogi") has raised questions about the city's motivations for going after food trucks, as well as law enforcement's role in health inspections. Meanwhile, regular old health inspectors are still doing the job ... More >>
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A busier week than last gives us some bad news, some intriguing news, some good news and a couple of interesting blind items. Let's get that bad news out of the way first. Samba Grille closed last Saturday evening after service. The downtown restaurant -- which won our 2011 Best of Houston® award ... More >>
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It was a week full of news items, both big and small, starting with the big news that Ronnie Killen of Killen's Steakhouse in Pearland has leased the old Stella Sola space in the Heights. He plans to open a second location of his steakhouse in the spot after it's remodeled, after which he'll serve a ... More >>
The crew from Carmelo's.Judging by the turnout for yesterday's 10th Annual Chicken Soup Cookoff, Houstonians like their soup. The event, held at Congregation Emanu El, consisted of 40 vendors ladling out soup to what must have been over a thousand people. "This is the biggest it's ever been, ... More >>
MCM's boss came across the above video of Mike Stinson's "I've Got No One to Drink With Anymore," from the local honky-tonk transplant's brand-new (and excellent) album The Jukebox In Your Heart, while he was waiting for her to turn in this article. As a staunch proponent of Coors Light, he strongl ... More >>
Where to tuck it in -- or let it all hang out