There's nothing worse than receiving a box of broken and crushed Christmas cookies. I love getting cookies in the mail during the holidays, but it is such a downer when you open the box only to find legless and armless gingerbread men, or chocolate chip cookie crumbs. Often, the biggest mistakes ma ... More >>
Scores of great female chefs are ignored.
Aah, the holidays. Time for roasted turkey and jingle bells and homemade pies and sriracha candy canes and...wait, what? We're pretty horrified about some of the limited-edition holiday products that have hit the shelves (remember Jones Soda's 2004 Turkey & Gravy Soda, anyone?). But do you know wh ... More >>
Does the looming '90s revival presage a Nirvana-style breakthrough?
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>
Since I first read the Grand Forks Herald article last night -- "Long-awaited Olive Garden receives warm welcome" -- it's made its way around the Internet as an object of fascination faster than faked cell phone pictures of Christina Hendricks's breasts. "An Onion-worthy, rave review of...Olive Gar ... More >>
Our 100 favorite dishes in Houston.
With over half of season 1 in the bag, Person of Interest has finally developed some internal history upon which to fall back. So now, even in episodes that have abandoned the whole "Elias" story arc (as the last several have done), other plots can be advanced and characters can be developed in diff ... More >>
As everyone knows, we're about to enter the season of overindulgence; belts will be loosened, sugar stocks will go up, and gym attendance will go down. I'm personally not stricken with a sweet tooth; my favorite guilty pleasures are of the savory kind. Greasy fries and crispy onion rings rank ... More >>
Sparkling red wines are becoming more and more prevalent. I first became aware of them during a trip to Australia where I sampled delicious sparkling Shiraz. Stateside, I was lucky enough to find red bubbles on the wine lists of Houston's better restaurants. T'afia actually had a very lovely ... More >>
Felix Sanchez/PR NewswireAdmit it. You knew this day would come. People have been ragging on airline food for almost as long as people have been flying in planes. And now they want you to pay for it. Yes, Continental Airlines is introducing menu-based cuisine to the skies. Beginning Octob ... More >>
For people who have an unhealthy relationship with food, dessert is an extremely important part of the meal. It's the sweet reward for struggling through all the harsh, bitter flavors of entrees like chicken fried steak, pizza, prime rib, hamburgers, stuffed pork chops, and other disgusting s ... More >>
If you think that food-oriented television couldn't get any worse or lowbrow than Sandra Lee's infamous Kwanzaa cake or the frosted tips of Guy Fieri traveling the nation in search of burgers, burgers and more mediocre burgers, you're in for a shock: There is much worse programming on the men ... More >>
After a fruitful trip to Half-Price Books in Rice Village, we stopped by the newest location of The Chocolate Bar, which serves up chocolate-covered fun in just about any form you can imagine: fruit, nuts, popcorn, coffee beans, pretzels, Oreos and more. If you can dream it, they can dip it. ... More >>
Photo courtesy of www.planetdan.netGiant Sno Ball: every stoner's dream come trueThere are many great and glorious foodstuffs in the world, foodstuffs that are widely acclaimed and highly prized: caviar, bacon, oysters, cheeseburgers, foie gras and fiddlehead ferns. And then there are those th ... More >>
The Art Guys make works from real food -- and things get rank
This Baylor medical "expert" cashed in on infomercials. Now he's showing how things go better with Coke.
Revolt of the operagoing socialites
How one enterprising Johnson Space Center physicist followed his dream to Hollywood and porn stardom
Inmate Terry Banks broke out of jail in Missouri, prison guard Lynette Barnett by his side. They disappeared for seven weeks - until the law caught up with them in a Victoria County, Texas, trailer park.
July 1 - 7, 1999
Dear jaded consumer: These two Houston artists are now competing for your attention. They sell ads, they're making a vodka billboard, and their client list includes Budweiser and Target. They call it art, but what advertisers want to know is, will it work
The Art Guys prove naturals at acting dumb