For the past ten years, Food & Vine Time Productions has hosted Wine & Food Week in The Woodlands featuring a multitude of wine dinners, seminars, food competitions and tasting events. Last year nearly 11,000 people attended events during the week, and this year, co-founders Clifton and Constance Mc ... More >>
Houston museums should display some Houston art.
We look at the year a man fell in love with a phone and a whole lot more.
Daily Details: Cocktail flavors can be quite inventive, but have these creations gone too far? Breakfast and cereal flavors are being made into cocktails at bars all around the world. This blog post from Daily Details shares insight into the cereal cocktails found in a variety of bars in the United ... More >>
My day gig is as a clerk in pretty much Houston's last full-service sheet music store, so if you ever want to come down and comment in person I'm there most days explaining to people the difference between a violin and a fiddle. The difference is no one gets mad when you spill beer on a fiddle. On ... More >>
It's not by design, but the fifth installment of the Houston Cinema Arts Festival is so packed with music-oriented films, both narrative and documentary, that it makes a pretty damn good music festival all by itself -- complete with several live performances. Pairing music with films has always bee ... More >>
Maher's latest doesn't astound, it stupefies.
fun., Hunter Hunted, Rosco Bandana Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 10.6.13 I've got fantastic news for anyone who has been searching, was concerned, or had altogether given up: not every band today is content to half-heartedly mumble indie drivel into microphones while nonchalantly touching their ... More >>
Earlier this week Rocks Off asked our contributors to tell us one or two concerts coming to Houston this fall they considered a "can't-miss" show. They didn't disappoint us. Depeche Mode Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, September 18 Maybe this makes me a bit geeky, but I'm totally stoked for Depec ... More >>
In honor of the 25th Annual Houston Press Music Awards, we present the Houston Music Hall of Fame.
Once again, the mailbox has overflowed like a backed-up sewer and Lonesome Onry and Mean has had to make some space decisions: Does this record go on the shelf (keep it, it's good, but I want to listen to something else now), in the Goodwill box (what were they thinking when they recorded this and, ... More >>
Sometimes, when life in Houston gets to be just a little too much, I like to retreat to this corner spot and pretend that I'm in Paris. Yes, it requires a LOT of drinking beforehand. And yes, the brosephs across the street are a little distracting when the football games are on, and I have to drink ... More >>
The Main Street Block Party is returning on January 28 to the The Continental Club, The Big Top, and The Mink's front and backrooms, armed with another great lineup, this time featuring Austin's What Made Milwaukee Famous and Dallas' hardcore cataclysm, Power Trip. The day-long festival was highly ... More >>
Photos by Marco Torres8:08: You know what's just never a slick move? Red wine in a plastic cup. Just an FYI, ladies. "Oh, you're drinking red wine? That's classy. Wait. Is that a plastic cup? Never mind. I forgot this was the Walmart break room." 8:58: Ooh, neat. There's a guy here wearing ... More >>
We have all been there. You may have had a few drinks, you are at your favorite band's show, and you come to find yourself in the vicinity of one of your heroes. Word vomit. Torrential word vomit. But you mean well. "I really think youse guys is great and your albums really means a lots to ... More >>
Earlier this week, I mentioned that it was difficult to justify $3.50 for two macarons, except when they're as good as the ones at this little bakery. I was quickly inundated with responses along the lines of, "$3.50 for two macarons is a bargain!" And indeed it is. Except that -- in the larger sch ... More >>
The only Texas city to make the list.Hey now, it's another one of those sprawling studies ranking the best cities in the world. This time around, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Partnership for New York City have ranked the world's urban agglomerations according to their importance and power ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseGrace Potter & the Nocturnals, Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights House of Blues February 17, 2011 For more totally tasteful pictures from Thursday, see our slideshow here. Ooh la la. Aftermath is going to be real up front here. We did not know a whole lot about Grac ... More >>
Heather Merritt: The inevitable hittability debate ensuesHeather Dawn Merritt, a biology teacher in Paris, Texas, has been sentenced to three years for having sex with an underaged student. It's not exactly news these days, but such stories seem irresistible to the Web. And although the Pari ... More >>
Stay out of Waco!!!!Some outfit called NeighborhoodScout.com has been getting internet run with a list of the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in America.Tourists walking The Strand in Galveston beware: You are strolling in the country's 21st most dangerous neighborhood. Allegedly. What the w ... More >>
Surely, this is heaven-approved
"The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to the place where he arose..." So reads the prologue to Ernest Hemingway's 1926 treatise on the horrors of existential dread. In the book, Jake Barnes and a band of entirely unlikeable expat misfits flit around the globe, from Paris to P ... More >>
Chef Ryan Pera tends the garden at the Grove.If food is fashionable, local food is the flashiest piece on the Paris runways. These past few years have seen the locavore movement skyrocket like mad in Houston. The city now boasts dozens of farmers' markets, and people are beginning to explore ... More >>
This week and weekend is the annual Round Top Antiques Fair, a gigantormous event that draws tens of thousands of people from all over the country, all looking to score the very coolest in antique furniture, knick-knacks, jewelry, and finds. Thinking about heading up? With so many out-of-to ... More >>
Since we were seeing Opera in the Heights's production of the French opera Manon, we decided to pay homage by writing about another amazing French feat going on here in Houston. Café Rabelais in the Village is dear to many a European's displaced heart - it's the focal point of casual French ... More >>
The Dominic Walsh Dance Theater re-creates century-old classics
Houston, we have just what you need to keep up your classy image in these dire economic days: A large story in The New York Times about a home here so lavishly decorated that "it's hard not to gape at a gilt and mirrored hall so boisterously baroque that you half expect Marie Antoinette to appear an ... More >>
The German artist inspires a concert by Sarah Rothenberg and company
The Texas Commission on the Arts has announced that once again they are seeking nominations for the state poet laureate, musician, two-dimensional and three-dimensional artist. We know nothing about music or art of any dimension, but dammit, we want that laureate job. It must come with quite the c ... More >>
This group makes killer 60s/70s rock
A lot has been made this past year about the new wave of French techno; namely, groups like Justice and the renaissance of scene forefathers Daft Punk. Hell, this blog all but looked like it was written by a member of Justice’s street team at one point in December. It seemed no one on this side of ... More >>
A discussion of the masterwork
"Looks like they imported some gays for this thing, probably from Dallas," says my buddy, standing next to me at Fashion Week Live, the biggest attempt at runway action I've ever seen in Houston. We're surrounded by glitterati of all sorts, and yes, much to my friend's excitement, there are quite a ... More >>
A German new waver resorts to tired old tricks
Laurier Café is turning out Parisian bistro food at Paris, Texas, prices
Montparnasse, er, Montrose Boulevard gets a civilized new hangout
Robbie Bayley's life led straight to his death. Only nobody could see where he was going.