It's July 4, Independence Day. A day for Americans to get drunk in the name of patriotism. And in that patriotic spirit, we know every city in the United States is American, but Houston might be most 'Merican of them all. Here's seven reasons why:
This dosa will take you away to the streets of Chennai.
Note: Kiernan Maletsky is the Music Editor of the Dallas Observer. The 11 alternative weeklies of Voice Media Group are responsible for a tremendous amount of music writing: this year, we produced thousands of pages of printed stories and tens of thousands of blog posts. We're proud to present the ... More >>
Last week, the New York Times published an article about D.C. restaurateur Ashok Bajaj with the subtitle "A New Delhi-Born Restaurateur Brings Power Dining to D.C." Several of us read the article, but not because we were super interested in Mr. Bajaj's latest opening. We had no idea what "power dini ... More >>
Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast. The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akro ... More >>
Photo by Matthew DresdenChef Kiran Verma in the kitchen.Chef Kiran Verma, of the eponymous fine-dining Indian restaurant in River Oaks (okay, River Oaks adjacent), took a circuitous route to her profession. At age 18, she left her native Delhi and moved to Houston with her husband. After a s ... More >>
Anita Jaisinghani's Pondicheri is this year's best new restaurant.
Terri WestI lived in Singapore four-and-a-half years and transited through there off and on for another two whileI was living in New Delhi, but I have to confess: I never ran into anything called Singapore Noodles in Singapore. Singapore Noodles were, in fact, invented in Hong Kong. Being a ... More >>
This version is a stripped, streamlined interpretation of past Civ games
The socialite sues to get back her investment from an alleged money launderer
Houston minister Dr. K.A. Paul flies around the globe using Jesus to pull in worldwide donations -- unfortunately spending more money on jet fuel than orphans
In more ways than one, Balaji Bhavan is Little India's hottest eatery
Kiran Verma's culinary chutzpah finds a home inside the Loop
Stanley Jordan plays his own kind of jazz
And crash the party
A Houston computer whiz uses the Internet to become a Muslim marriage matchmaker
Anoushka Shankar is her father's little raga-muffin
Salman Rushdie lashes out at his favorite targets in Fury
Ashiana offers more than the same old dal
June 11 - 17, 1998
Beyond the Galleria, beyond Target - and sometimes beyond the law - lies Houston's last untamed wilderness of shopping
Fish? Fowl? Or faux? At some vegetarian cafes, it's hard to tell.
From Panhandle flatlands to Guatemalan mountains, Houston doctor and artist Robert Campbell searched for a life with meaning.When he died, many said that life was his.