The big news this year on the growth front is that Houston is just getting bigger and bigger. It was the second-fastest growing city behind New York, and the sprawl in the suburbs, forget it. If you get tired of all this density and fast cars, fast men and women, and the city life just gets to yo ... More >>
It might be part of some pagan annual right of spring or something like that, but this week there were three incidents that involved people doing naked stuff in public. While you should be able to let your bits hang in these balmy days leading up to the heat, we don't make the laws and we have to ad ... More >>
Pearland Crawfish Festival @ Shadow Creek Ranch Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 15800 South Freeway, Pearland Come for one day, or for all three days this weekend at the Pearland Crawfish Festival. Feast on crawfish from Swamp Shack Catering for $4 per pound, as we ... More >>
The popular tequila bar and gastrocantina El Gran Malo held its final day of food service on Sunday, February 23, after its National Margarita Day celebration on Saturday. However, according to Houstonia's food blog, Gastronaut, El Gran Malo is not gone for good. It's just moving. Kevin Naderi of Ro ... More >>
While it's not a restaurant, it's still a notable closing. B4-U-Eat, an online Houston restaurant guide, announced its own closure on Monday, February 17. For the past 23 years, B4-U-Eat has provided Houstonians with a variety of updates for restaurant openings and closings, reviews and events listi ... More >>
Houston has been and continues to be one of the most affordable cities in which to hang your hat long term. Though housing prices inside the loop have been escalating rapidly over the past five years, housing can still be had on the relative cheap as compared to other cities around the country. Add ... More >>
What a month it has been for openings and closings! Fortunately, we haven't seen many restaurants leave the Houston dining scene, but we are in store for a ton of anticipated fall openings. We will get to that in a little bit, so let's start with the the openings and closings from this week. Habibi ... More >>
While it may have been rainy and dreary for the last few days, the weather report for this weekend is warm and sunny. Get out of the house and grub down with five of the best things to eat or drink this weekend. 2013 Burger Bracket Grand Championship at The Refinery Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 702 ... More >>
Hey Pearland!!! You are about to either a) enter a bright new day of easy commuting to downtown Houston, or b) add to our area's smog problem via the addition of more concrete laid down for the rich to use while the less well-off suffer. It's a matter of perspective, we guess. State Highway 288 ha ... More >>
One of our favorite haunts in Pearland battled a fire late Tuesday night, which left Central Texas Style Bar-B-Q closed all day yesterday as the owners cleaned up the damage. No one was injured in the blaze, but patrons were quick to take to Twitter to express their love for the restaurant, which ha ... More >>
It's true: t'afia is closed. But only until August 14. That's when -- as chef/owner Monica Pope told us on Wednesday -- the restaurant will be reopened with a revamped concept. It's also true that our beloved Nabi is on the chopping block, as owner Ji Kang confirmed to Eater Houston. However, just ... More >>
Sugar Land sculptor Bob Pack created the statue in front of Sugar Land police headquarters, and he's claiming a competitor copied the design for a statue for the Pearland police department. Pack has filed a federal suit against Matt Glenn of Big Statues, a Utah company, saying that he ripped off Th ... More >>
Ronnie Killen Killen's Steakhouse 2804 South Main Street, Pearland 281-485-0844 www.killenssteakhouse.com This is the first part of a three-part chef chat series. Look for parts two and three in this space Thursday and Friday. Pearland, 20 miles south of Houston is a place many call the land of p ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>
Twitter giveth and Twitter taketh away. Especially when you're colossally stupid about it. Lamar University student Mahogany Mason-Kelly, 20, learned that lesson when she tweeted the message to the right. "I still gotta warrant in pearland..those pigs will NEVER catch me!!!...Never!!!" she tweeted ... More >>
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It's January, and the gyms are full of folks making good on their resolutions to get fit, get tight and get perfect for a spouse, a bathing suit or that nude modeling gig at the community college. Good for you, you are better than a percentage of people in Houston who only sweat from May until Octob ... More >>
This weekend, I am heading back to Pearland for my 10-year high school reunion. It's funny, I say "going back" like I wasn't there on Sunday sitting on my parents' couch watching cable and letting them feed me mashed potatoes and slip me gas money. This trip is different, though, because I will be p ... More >>
After last week's flurry of activity, the first week of April has been nicely quiet so far. Around the city, there were a few openings as reported by B4-U-Eat: Green Apple Cafe in Hitchcock; Mi Hacienda (not to be confused with the classic La Hacienda in Memorial); and the intriguingly named ... More >>
Manvel PDBenjamin Childress: Says he answered a Craigslist ad.The orchestra director at Pasadena's Dobie High School has been arrested for online solicitation of a 15-year-old boy, police in Pearland say. Benjamin Clark Childress, 26, met the boy through a Craigslist ad and was found drunk i ... More >>
esthereggyWhen a trusted friend from the Inner Loop of Houston recommends a restaurant in Pearland to me, I listen. As such, I found myself heading down FM 518 to sample Sakura Japanese Steakhouse. My friend had advised me to try some of the sushi rolls, which he likened to those being off ... More >>
Players and coaches from Pearland's 5A state champion football team got their rings last night and, well, let's just say they're pretty damn big. Plus all those huge diamonds. (Just kidding.) (We think.) The rings apparently feature the score of the title game, the wearer's name, and the te ... More >>
Katharine Shilcutt had a meal at the "absurd" Jimmy Changa's, and readers weighed in with their own, diverse opinions. Said John Davis: I don't think the Gringos people have had an original thought in their lives. Their restaurants are knock-offs of other successful places with lousy food. ... More >>
We're betting the Pearland guy lacks Clive Owens' charmThe daylong drama at a Pearland bank continues, as a thwarted robber holds a hostage after letting five others go free. It began this morning when a 911 caller reported guys with masks entering the bank. Shots were exchanged with no one ... More >>
Photo by Robb WalshFirst things first. It doesn't seem like any kind of loving and righteous God would do this to us, but Cheese Berry Asian Pizza (9888 Bellaire) has closed. What kind of world is this?! While there are still a few other fusion pizza places around town, where else are we goin ... More >>
Zelko Bistro and Katz's have some new fried pickle competition in the new Natachee's.It's been a while since we've done a monthly roundup of openings and closings, but we're getting that train back on track now, and what a month to pick for that re-railment. November was busy, both in terms o ... More >>
Wait a second -- we thought Pee Wee Football was all about sportsmanship. That's what the ads tell us. Are they lying?Possibly, in Pearland. Check out the video from KHOU of a coach going upside the head of another coach during a game two weeks ago.
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We caught up with Certified Executive Chef Ronnie Killen of Pearland's Killen's Steakhouse to discuss what it was like interviewing with the White House and the reason for a steakhouse in Pearland, of all places. EOW: I understand that back in 2005, you were one of the finalists vying to be ... More >>
This weekend the first annual GhoulsFest was announced for October 30 out at Tom Bass Park in Pearland. Things like this usually get telegraphed in a big way from bands leaking things out on Facebook and the like, but not this time. The event is thankfully set for one of the cooler parts of ... More >>
Sculptor David Adickes is having a rough April. The spry, 83-year-old monumentalist hewer of concrete -- famous for his president heads, gargantuan mustachioed telephones, giant Beatles, and enormous Texas heroes -- first saw the six presidential busts he had places in a busted Pearland real esta ... More >>
The year gone by marked some very exciting restaurant openings (such as Haven, Branchwater Tavern, Yelapa Playa Mexicana and Stella Sola) and some equally important closings (such as Cafe Annie, Bedford, Las Alamedas and Felix Mexican Restaurant). To close out the yea ... More >>
If ever there was a day to come downtown, it would be today -- there's no freaking traffic, the stores aren't packed with the Black Friday madness of a Pearland Target, and you can get around for free.The Houston Downtown Management District is reviving the free trolley that used to be such a ... More >>
Readers disagree with Robb Walsh's review of Killen's
This week's food fight was determined by our Twitter followers to be Battle Gyro. And because we don't want them to have all the fun, we're letting our readers decide which two restaurants in Houston will do battle this week. The easy money is on Niko Niko's, or even Al's Quick Stop as the d ... More >>
There's an ugly mess of chemicals in the groundwater on the south side of Pearland. The contamination is severe enough that the abandoned tank farm has become the latest addition to the state's Superfund Registry.This is no surprise to nearby residents, some of whom are being given bottled water bec ... More >>
Location: Salvation Army, 3620 Broadway, Pearland Thrift stores are a museum of random genius. Where else can one find a faded D.A.R.E. t-shirt and a pair of soiled leather pants? Each trip is a chance for magic. Rocks Off spent some time at the Salvation Army out in the badlands of Pearland last ... More >>
Pearland new-wavers The Judy's had their triumphant return on Wednesday night at the Austin Music Hall. We'll have more on that later, but for now here's some audio to tide you over....
Just in time for SXSW, the Pearland New Wavers brush off the mothballs
Earlier this week, the guys from venerable Pearland New Wavers the Judy’s released a series of remastered reissues of their catalog. YouTube is awash in clips from their heyday, including a short documentary film. P.S. I'm pretty sure my Mom made out with one of these dudes back in the day. I'm ... More >>
The Pearland school board — entertainment for years to come!
Good news for Judy's fans. The preternaturally snotty prides of Pearland are, at long last, re-releasing all four of their studio albums. This time around they are coming out on two discs – Washarama and The Wonderful World of Appliances on one, Moo and Modomusic on the other. To get the release d ... More >>
Clear Creek is on the rise, and local flood-protection methods have been helpless against it. Soggy residents, tired of being perpetual victims, are ready for a fight.
Opponents dog plans for a Pearland-area pet crematory
Fans still pine for Houston's dork-pop heroes
A militant lesbian group appoints itself the lawn ranger
How softball coach Holly Nuber won the state championship -- and lost her job