• Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Wagyu & Wine is Oh So Fine

    The Capital Grille is currently offering its "Waygu & Wine" special now through November 23. Guests can choose a gourmet burger paired with a glass of wine for $25. Burger options are the classic Wagyu Cheeseburger featuring a toasted brioche roll, Havarti cheese, a sunny-side up egg and crispy onio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Peak Season: Five Standout Apple Dishes in Houston

    Crisp, juicy apples are in season through the end of November, so now's the time to get your fall apple gorging on. From a salted caramel apple cupcake to a poached-apple salad, here are Five Must Try Apple Dishes: What: Triple Apple Bacon Pizza Where: Brasil Why wouldn't you want crisp bacon and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Local Acts We'd Put Up For Texans Tailgate Parties

    The kids are back in school, St. Arnold's Oktoberfest is being consumed in mass quantities again and many of us are waking in the dead of night, in a cold sweat, with the numbers "2-14" flashing in our subconscious brains like a bad dream. It's football season again! The best time of the year kicks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Where to Eat in Honor of the Top 8 Teams in the World Cup

    Yes, yes, we're all heartbroken over the United States' heartwrenching, nail biting loss to Belgium on Tuesday. We're bitter and angry but damn proud of our team (especially Tim Howard--hey, Superman!). Just because the home team is out of the running doesn't mean we're going to stop watching game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    The Five Best Acts of iFest, Weekend 2

    Archie Bell Archie Bell may not have had The Drells to back him up at iFest Saturday, but that didn't stop him from providing a classic performance one would expect from the Houston R&B/Soul legend. With his 70th birthday approaching, Mr. Bell moved with the finesse of a ballerina, and sang with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Downtown's Craft-Beer Merchants Tap Into Greatness

    Lupe gestures at us animatedly, one hand wrapped around an overflowing beer mug as the other balances a large slice of roasted-fig pizza. This man with remarkable balance is singing the praises of some unholy-sounding concoction called a "Brewnog," but we're not quite sold on the idea. Our bar nei ... More >>

  • Music

    December 26, 2013

    Craft Brewers Great and Small Capitalize on Texas's Recent Legislative Changes

    Nightfly visits The League of Extraordinary Brewers and Saint Arnold.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Pearland

    We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town (See the complete list at the end of the post). Today, we're here to tell you why Pearland is more than worth the drive for you inner-loopers. Here is our list of the best cheap (less than $10) lunch spots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Houston Beer Week, Holiday Mixology Class and a Visitor From Petrus

    A very special guest is coming to town on Monday, November 4. Edouard Moueix, of the Moueix family (owner of several Right Bank chateaux in Bordeaux and Dominus Estate in Napa Valley), will be in Houston for fewer than two days, but has made sure to stop by Philippe for the Philippe Wine Dinner feat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Festivals Galore, Gumbo Day & More

    Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival Fall 2013 @ Houston Community College - Southwest West Loop Campus Friday, 6-10 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m. 5601 West Loop South Freeway Get excited, because the Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival is finally here. Starting tonight, the weekend kicks off with Truc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? A Spanish Tortilla, Beer-Braised Brats, & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week -- weekly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Pumpkin Carving Contest, Oktoberfest Celebration & More

    Revival Market's chef de cuisine Adam Dorris wants you to attend his Feast of the Maturing Sun on Tuesday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m. The menu consists of a smorgasbord of meat, fish, sides and dessert. Enjoy Tejas Heritage rabbit loin with Swiss chard and Brussels sprouts with smoked kidney sauce, as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Don't Miss Out ... Get Your Brewfest Tickets NOW!

    Brewfest is only two weeks away, so we can finally reveal our awesome list of beers and breweries and the stellar band lineup. In case you missed our first post, the festival will take place on October 5 from 2 to 7 p.m. in and around Silver Street Station. Inside, there will be an alarming amount ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Flat Screens, Game Day Specials, TD Shots More: Where To Watch The Texans Season Opener This Monday Night

    The Texan's quest for the championship starts on the road this Monday, as they face off against the Chargers at 9:20 p.m. CT. This is all the more reason to get out and watch the game at one of Houston's awesome sports bars. Because we love nothing more than wings, JJ Watt's ass football, and our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    This Week in Food Blogs: Burgers, Tacos, Cupcakes and (It Wouldn't Be a Blog Roundup Without It) Beer!

    Hank on Food: Hank has been blogging up a storm lately, but one of his most useful recent entries is a review of Just Burgers up near Spring. He notes that the outside of Just Burgers is pretty nondescript, but inside it's a veritable shrine to the Texans and to burger. The menu features creatively ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Saint Arnold Expands Craft Beer Distribution to Colorado & Florida, But Still Thrives in Texas

    Saint Arnold is heading east and west. The local craft beer brewery will now offer several of its beers in Colorado and Florida at the start of the fall season. While the dates are not set in stone, marketing director, Lennie Ambrose, and Jeremy "Jerm" Johnson of the marketing team, both said a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Kris Jakob of Kris Bistro, On Growing Up in Texas' German Country, and The Art of Curing Sausage

    This is the first part of a three-part Chef Chat series. Check back with us for parts two and three, which will run in this same space Thursday and Friday. Kris Jakob is frowning in concentration, looking a bit intimidating. He's concentrating ferociously on his plating, and I'm trying to snap a ca ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 15, 2012

    Refinery: A Burger-centric Icehouse

    Dallas Street joint a work in progress, but with great potential.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Oktoberfest Contests, Beer-and-Burger Pairings and Free Food Truck Lunches for All

    Celebrate 20 years of artist studios at Lawndale Art Center and five years of the Lawndale Artist Studio Program with Tasteful Art, a special tasting event featuring local contemporary artists and chefs at the historic and beautiful Hofheinz House (3900 Milam). Lawndale is bringing culinary artists ... More >>

  • Music

    April 12, 2012

    Animal Haus

    Bar Munich brings a little bit of Deutschland to Midtown.

  • Dining

    November 10, 2011

    West Eggs

    A previously barren side of town gets two tasty breakfast options.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    30 Seconds With Astronautalis

    Rocks Off hitched a ride on a space whale in order to hook up with Andy Bothwell, also known as Astronautalis to see what we could learn about our biggest hope for rap in 30 seconds. paperocean​Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Astronautalis: "Love in an Elevator" by Aerosmith. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Jack of Brewery Tap

    Last week, filmmaker Ken Burns was a guest on The Colbert Report promoting his new three-part documentary Prohibition, part one of which aired this past Sunday, October 2, on Houston PBS affiliate KUHT. The series examines our country's infamous failed social experiment, also known as the Eighteenth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Upcoming: Beirut, Carl Cox, Hayes Carll, Three Six Mafia, Etc.

    ​Alexis Marceaux & the Samurai, Elaine Greer, Day Sailor:  Thu., Oct. 27. Rudyard's. DJ Ali Shaheed, Kashmere Reunion Stage Band: Sat., Oct. 22. House of Blues. Babyface: Sat., Nov. 5. Arena Theatre. Beausoleil: Tue., Nov. 8. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Beirut: Mon., Oct. 31. Warehouse Live. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Upcoming Events: Cooler Heads Prevail

    See if you can guess what I am now.​The cool weather is finally on its way, and that means movie nights in Market Square Park will be gearing up once again. This month, look for a screening of Animal House presented by the Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, Septemb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Avoid the Clear Beer Bottles This Cinco de Mayo

    You can't go wrong with a beautiful brown bottle.​"I don't drink much Mexican beer," laughed Justin Vann over the phone on Tuesday afternoon. I'd called on the beer and wine manager at Central Market in hopes of getting some recommendations for off-the-beaten path Mexican beers for Cinco de M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Last Night: Gogol Bordello At House Of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse​Gogol 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Bartender Chat: Russell Thoede of Flora & Muse

    ​Flora & Muse is a charming bar/ bistro/ pastry shop/ flower shop that opened up about a month ago in Houston's City Centre. I stopped by on a beautiful afternoon and found myself chatting with Russell Thoede, who happens to be the new bar manager. He has worked at many of Houston's best resta ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 28, 2010

    With a Grain of Salt

    BRC Gastropub could be great.

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Happy Hour Scene: Under the Volcano

    ​The Place: Under the Volcano2349 Bissonnet St. 713-526-5282www.underthevolcanohouston.comThe Hours: Monday through Friday 2-7 p.m.The Deals: All drinks, except bottled beer and wine, are $1 cheaper than normal. The Scene: Under the Volcano has never seemed like a happy hour kind of place. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Dynamo Fight Revolution, Breast Cancer This Weekend

    The Revolution are coming! The Revolution are coming!​The Houston Dynamo have teamed up with Methodist Cancer Center to bring awareness for Breast Cancer. The Dynamo will have a special $20 ticket package for this Sunday's home match against the New England Revolution. The package will include a t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Dynamo Finally Find The Winning Column

    The ball finally bounces the Dynamo's way​Holding on to halftime leads has been problematic for the Houston Dynamo. In fact, they've lost their last two games with halftime leads.So Dominic Kinnear and the boys took a different approach to Saturday's evening soiree with DC United: trail at halftim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Congratulations: It's a Dopplebock!

    While it hasn't actually been announced yet, beer geeks report that Shiner 100, the beer that will mark Shiner's 100th anniversary, will be a dopplebock. The robust German-style beer will be labled Shiner Commemorator. Doppelbocks are traditionally darker and stronger than standard bocks. Shiner Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    The Year in Food-Related Photos

    As you can see, we had quite a few gastronomic slideshows in 2008. Click each photo below for more action. Houston Texans Tailgating World Gyro Eating Championship Burger Porn

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Tailgating: Breakfast Beer

    Students of Texas beer culture might assume that the Texans fans who show up three or four hours before the game to tailgate would prefer Bud Light to craft beers and imports. And while it is undeniably true that a hell of a lot of Bud, Miller and other mainstream brews are consumed in the Reliant p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    The Uber Dog in Hallettsville

    On my way to Oktoberfest, I was driving through Hallettsville when I saw a sign raving about the sausage at Janak Country Market. It was only 10:30, but since sausage is my favorite breakfast food, I pulled over. After browsing the aisles of hickory-smoked sausage, ham and bacon, I ended up ordering ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 16, 2000

    Psychedelic Cheeseburger

    For serious meat-on-a-bun surfers