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    October 20, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Manhattan Clam Chowder

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're diving into Manhattan Clam Chowder. Not to be confused with New England or Boston clam chowder, the Manhattan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    Guess the Fake Death-Metal Band Names!

    Well, it's just about that time of year again: the time when it turns dark and cold and everything that's good and green and living in Houston begins to wither and decay. Not due to the weather, obviously -- we ain't got but one season in this town. No, that creeping rot that you can smell faintly i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    The 7 Minor Annoyances That Drive Houstonians Crazy

    Traffic sucks. Public transportation is a joke. Heat plus humidity is stifling. Hurricanes threaten to wipe out life as we know it. When it floods, freeways turn into rivers. The lack of zoning and historic preservation ensure our cityscape (beyond downtown) remains a massive sprawl of strip malls ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    New Houston Fare at Jonathan's The Rub Reflects Houston's Diverse Community

    It's safe to say that Houston is a melting pot with a restaurant scene reflects that diversity. Chef Jonathan Levine of Jonathan's The Rub acknowledged that fact six years ago when he added the New Houston Fare section to his menu, which, to him, portrays the current Houston food scene. Levine come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Revenge of the Music Nerds: Arcade Fire Wins

    Arcade Fire's William Butler admits he still gets homesick for Texas. Even the weather...up to a point. "I miss how green everything was all the time always," he says of his youth in The Woodlands from his current home in Montreal. "You'd come home in December and the lawns would still be green, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    The United States of Desserts: Shoofly Pie

    In this series, we examine the history and origins of famous sweets, confections, and desserts associated with American states. I can't write about the pie without hearing the song in my head. Shoo, fly, don't bother me, Shoo, fly, don't bother me, Shoo, fly, don't bother me, For I belong to some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    Recipe of the Week: (Real) New England Clam Chowder

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. Before the temperatures rise to ungodly levels, we're sharing the secrets to a cold-weather favorite, New England Clam Chowder. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 5, 2013
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    October 31, 2013

    Stratification of Education: Why The U.S. Sucks In International Rankings

    We consistently hear stories about how the U.S. educational system lags dangerously behind the world. At every State of the Union, any president will get an applause line if he talks about the need to improve our education system. The kids in ________ are overtaking us, outworking us. This actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Where You Live Might Determine Your Personality Type & Texas: We're Ornery

    According to some new research by psychologists, where you live might help explain your personality. (Or the relationship might run the other way, always a problem with "big" social science studies). But let's not get bogged down in T-scores and Cohen's kappa -- this is a blog post, not a statistics ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Cheap and Good Eats: The Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in River Oaks

    Yesterday, we brought you the Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Montrose. Today, we're moving right next-door to its upscale neighbor, River Oaks. But just because this area is a bit ritzy, don't think for a second there aren't plenty of great dining deals. Here's our list of the best cheap (under $10) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Five Houston Desserts We're Falling For

    The recent cold front is making it feel as if fall has officially hit our glorious city. Whether it stays or not is yet to be determined, but we're gonna eat like the air is crisp anyway. And what better place to start than with the sweet stuff? Here are 5 Seasonal Desserts We've Totally Fallin' Fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 83, Lobster Roll at Maine-ly Sandwiches

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of her pers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Lobster, Lamb, and Beef, Oh My! Seven Stellar Sandwiches

    It's easy to get a tuna salad sandwich or a BLT these days, but sometimes you want something different, something, well, just more. I recently set out to locate the tastiest and most memorable sandwiches around Houston, and, after much work, am honored to present, for your dining pleasure, this list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Top 5 Things To Order At Maine-ly Sandwiches BESIDES the Lobster Roll

    It's no secret that Maine-ly Sandwiches serves some damn fine lobster rolls. And if you go there, you should probably order one. But that shouldn't be the only thing you take home with you. Here are five other menu items worth trying at Maine-ly Sandwiches. 5. Lobster Bisque. The scene: you hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    On the Eve of the Busy Season for Hurricanes, Now Is the Time to Prepare

    For about four months along the Texas coastline, people with relatively no interest in weather other than casual conversations in grocery store waiting lines ("Sure is hot outside." "Yup.") suddenly become experts in sea surface temperatures, El Niño and vertical wind shear. Welcome to hurricane sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Cooking Lobster At Home in Houston

    Many summers spent in New England have made me a huge fan of clam and lobsterbakes. They're a fun and interactive form of summer dining, not to mention a fabulous way of getting rid of all that extra butter lying around the house. Living in Texas I have missed these seafood fetes and have longed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Firstborn: Tropical Storm Andrea Forms in Gulf of Mexico

    It seems like only yesterday we were here talking about the opening of hurricane season. Well, technically, day before yesterday. And just like that, we have our first named storm. Last night, the National Hurricane Center upgraded the disturbance formerly known as 91L to tropical storm status and i ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 25, 2013

    Maine-ly Delicious at Maine-ly Sandwiches

    The lobster roll is the main attraction at Maine-ly Sandwiches.

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: What Is E. Coli?

    Eater Houston: It's Burger Week around the national Eater circuit, and all of the Eater city blogs have posted their favorite burgers to eat right now. In Houston, editor Eric Sandler has compiled a list of 12 must-try burgers around the city including the lunchtime burger at Nosh Bistro, which we r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Three Feet Of Snow? Some Blizzard Tips, And Comparing A Nor'Easter To A Hurricane

    New York, Boston and the rest of New England are expected to be pounded today and tomorrow with a massive storm that could dump three feet of snow on residents. Being used to awesomely bad weather here on the Gulf Coast, we have a couple of tips. We also would like to compare massive blizzards to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Party Like It's 1799: The Rienzi Punch Party

    When I was first approached with the opportunity to cover the MFAH's second annual punch party, I had my doubts about the quality of the libations. As a card-carrying Victorianist, I'm pretty much professionally obligated to scoff at the so-called merits of other historical eras in favor of promoti ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2012
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    September 10, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: Rosie Flores, Otep, Mission of Burma, Etc.

    Rosie Flores, the Austin-based "Rockabilly Filly" and onetime L.A. cowpunk scenester who played the Continental Club with Mike Stinson in late July, circles back around to celebrate her birthday Tuesday at KPFT's monthy free-show series "Troubador Tuesdays" at Natachee's Supper & Punch. Back then, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    10 Lobster Dishes to Try in Houston: No. 6, Lobster Tacos at Jonathan's The Rub

    One of the many things that intrigues me about the Victorian era was how the general overabundance of shellfish meant foods like lobster were more fare for the hoi polloi than the aristocratic minority. This year, a bumper crop in the Northeast has once again made lobster cheaper for the masses. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    The (Un)United States of Sandwiches: What Do You Call A Sub?

    I grew up calling any sandwich on long French or Italian bread a sub, like any normal human being would. Or so I thought, until I realized my aunt called it a grinder...and my friend called it a hoagie. WTF. This is three people, from three states (New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania), callin ... More >>

  • Film

    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    May 24, 2012

    Five More Foods I Wish Would Migrate South from Central New York

    I've been a little homesick lately. Maybe that's why I was so excited when the announcement came about Hofmann Hot Dogs coming to Texas. Don't get me wrong -- my favorite thing about living in Houston is hands-down the amazing variety of food. I have never lived in a city so diverse from a culinary ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 17, 2012

    Liberty Kitchen Sink

    This Heights restaurant tries to be all things to everyone — but to me it's an oyster bar with a terrific burger and milk shake.

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Things To Do This Weekend: Crawfish, Scott H. Biram, Blaggards, Etc.

    It's crawfish season, as Rocks Off may have mentioned recently. All weekend - today through Sunday, in other words - the Houston Blues Society is sponsoring the stage at the Kemah Crawfish Festival, featuring dependable locals such as Mojofromopolis, the Paul Ramirez Band, Texas Johnny Brown, Don Ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Loans on Tap: Sam Adams Launches Lending Program

    Sam Adams has recently launched "Brewing the Dream," a campaign aimed at providing loans to aspiring food, beverage and hospitality small business start-ups and entrepreneurs. With a goal to both create and save jobs in a tough industry, Sam Adams is looking to provide opportunity for small-time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Dude, You Going to Eat That?: Adjectives on menus serve a much larger purpose than simply describing the food you're about to eat, says Dr. Ricky. Instead, he writes, they're "mostly a function of manipulating expectations" and driving up prices, which is exceptionally easy when you consider that ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    4 Fictional Rainstorms That Royally !@#$-ed Someone's Day

    If you're like us you woke up yesterday thinking that you'd set your alarm for the wrong time because the sky outside was as black as Satan's colonoscopy. The clouds had that look your drunken uncle gets when someone argues with his political views, and then the heavens opened up. Texas has been st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    The Embargo Act of 1807, And 5 Artists We'd Miss If It Was Still Here

    ​We're living in a globally connected world right now. Goods of all kinds are available from anywhere in the world in days, or in cases like music and films instantly. Our favorite expression lately is, "Living in the future is awesome," and if anyone argues with you punch them in the face and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    First Look at Liberty Kitchen

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt Not a shrimp po-boy at the new Liberty Kitchen.​"Chef Lance is back," read the marquee outside Liberty Kitchen last Saturday afternoon, a gloomy day that was brightened only by the prospect of trying the brand-new oyster bar. We weren't the only ones to whom the id ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 8, 2011
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    November 15, 2011

    Happiness Is A Warm Buzz: 5 Hot Cocktails

    Photo by Anne Taintor​So it's not exactly chilly outside, but at least it's rainy. And last night, we just pretended it was cold, whipping up a warm concoction that quieted the cough, soothed the sore throat and helped us drift off to dreamland, Ambien-style. As much as we love the tart, frui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Wednesday Was the Best Night of Baseball Ever, and We Have Dan Shaughnessy to Thank (w/ VIDEO)

    Well, they say that if you're playing in a game that matters on the final game of the season, that's all you can hope for. The Astros were playing in a game that mattered last night; unfortunately, it mattered only for the opposition. For the Astros, last night's two-hit shutout was the final kick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Lobsters and Clams at Bistro Le Cep

    Anamaris Cousins PriceLobster Clambake​A typical clambake is built on a bed of seaweed and stones, then heated on a pit or grill over firewood. The ingredients will include a variety of seafood, such as clams, mussels and lobster; much like in a crawfish boil, potatoes, corn and sausage are of ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Hot Dog Buns

    Pepperidge FarmTurn those buns into crumbs.​I know what you're thinking: all that smoke from Fourth of July grilling has gone to my head, and now I'm grabbing the first thing I see in the barbecue aftermath and pretending it's worthy of an "Ingredient of the Week" post. But hear me out before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    You Are Now Free To Pahk Your Cah In Boston Yahd

    Southwest Airlines is taking another step in its plan to stop being thought of as "that airline that flies only to airports no one's heard of."The airline announced today it will begin service soon to Boston's Logan Airport. Up to now, travelling to New England via Southwest meant landing in Provide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Local Scientists Say The Superbugs Are Coming To Get Us

    Listen up people - we have run out of options. At least when we come to superbugs, if University of Texas Medical School researchers Dr. Barbara E. Murray and Dr. Cesar Ariasare to be believed. The two study infectious diseases for a living, so they should know. Their article in a recent New England ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Someone Has To Keep Up With the Pot Demand From HISD Teachers

    Another HISD teacher's been nabbed for pot today; this time a special-ed teacher from the Harper Alternative School. This makes about 14 billion HISD teachers arrested in the last two weeks, officials estimate. (And by "officials," we mean us.)So the U.S. Department of Justice's newest National Drug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Silver Jews Moved to Walter's Tomorrow

    That's more like it. Tomorrow evening's scheduled show with indie-rock poet Silver Jews (above) has been moved from the Orange Show to Walter's on Washington. Doors will open at 6 p.m., reports Super Unison's Ryan Chavez, and the show will be over by 9. Tomorrow night's show with New England pop-pun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2008

    Did You Know That The High School Pregnancy Pact Is All Juno’s Fault?

    So this past week everyone was all in a tizzy about a bunch of high school girls in Massachusetts who apparently made a pact to get preggers together. Of course, this news disturbs me for a whole mess of reasons, not the least of which is that when I was in high school, the only pact my gal pals a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2006

    Getting the Slip

    The Slip Eisenhower Bar/None The Slip's new album is available from Bar/None Records. Longtime fans of The Slip will find the band almost unrecognizable on Eisenhower. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. Over the last decade, the New England trio has evolved from psychedelic jazz improv ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 10, 2002

    Use Your Noodle

    From the strange store next door to the mystery bits in the soup, there's plenty to ponder at Arepas & Empanadas Gourmet

  • Dining

    March 15, 2001

    House of the Rising Sun

    The stars align at Scott Tycer's Aries

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    October 17, 1996

    Back to Wok

    A pair of Asian pioneers return to blaze new (if familiar) paths

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