Puerto Vallarta

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Largest Food and Wine Fest in Texas Returns to Sugar Land Next Week

    The 11th Annual Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair is back with a slew of events sure to tickle your taste buds and whet your whistle. As always, the event, which organizers describe as a "celebration of all that is good, gooey, sweet, savory, bubbly, hoppy and simply irresistible," will feature numerous ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 24, 2013

    Joe "King" Carrasco Wishes Houston a "Tamale Christmas"

    As the Reigning Royalty of Tex-Mex Party Rock, Joe "King" Carrasco has been playing his utterly unique mixture of early and garage-rock, polka, cumbias, and Latin rhythm since the mid-'70s. But while others dream of sugar plums and hams and fruitcakes during the holiday season, for Carrasco it's th ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 21, 2013
  • Music

    June 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Joe King Carrasco's Life Is One Long Party Weekend

    Photos via joeking.comJoe King Carrasco & the Crownettes in Pasadena, Calif.​The best one-word descriptor for Joe King Carrasco? After a 20-minute phoner with the Sultan of Tex-Mex music, Rocks Off is going with ebullient. Something in Carrasco's upbeat, positive ramblings signal that he doe ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 12, 2011

    Take It Outside

    Our picks for the best patios in Houston.

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Discount Dining - Yelapa Playa

    Pineapple Sevice​Happy Cinco de Mayo! As the day has approached, I have been craving Mexican food. And last week I indulged those cravings with Mexican food three days in a row, including at Yelapa Playa Mexican Restaurant. Houston Entree was offering a limited number of $20 vouchers for $10 to Ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Houston's Best Patios: The 10 Best to Pretend You're On Vacation

    Photo by Taylor LaShaeEl Pueblito, home of Houston's best cabanas.​With patio weather season in full swing, Houstonians are absolutely spoiled for places to enjoy the day outside. And sometimes all you know is that you're in the mood for a patio, but can't figure out where to go. So how do you ... More >>

  • News

    November 18, 2010

    Shock the Junkie

    Is ibogaine really an addict cure-all?

  • Dining

    February 4, 2010

    Mex on the Beach

    The wild tropical seafood restaurant Yelapa Playa Mexicana was named for a beach on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Saying Yes to Yelapa

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​It looks like the curse may have been lifted from 2303 Richmond. The location has seen many restaurants come and go over the years, some which have had achingly short lifespans. Most recently, it was the home of The Chimney (for a few short months) and before that, Sau ... More >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2007

    Joe "King" Carrasco

    concert preview

  • News

    July 5, 2007
  • News

    January 26, 2006

    Eaten Alive

    Rent-to-own stores, pawnshops, payday lenders -- it's hope for sale, with interest

  • News

    March 24, 2005

    The Thin Gray Line

    There's not much difference between a bounty hunter and a cop, save for a lot of regulation and a little respect

  • Dining

    March 27, 2003

    In the Garden

    Meet Camille Waters, an urban guerrilla armed with lettuce

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    Bridges II the Bend

    Two tiny publishers from Houston land the sequel to Madison County

  • Dining

    May 18, 2000

    Moving Up the Food Chain

    East End dive no more, Ostioneria Puerto Vallarta is a polychrome palace where seafood and Elvis are king

  • News

    October 1, 1998

    No, No, Annette!

    In family court, Judge Annette Galik presides over divorce and custody cases where sex, lies and videotape are part of everyday evidence and testimony. Now the face on the videotape is her own.

  • News

    February 26, 1998
  • Dining

    June 5, 1997

    Mixed Thrill

    Kactus Cafe doesn't know what it wants to be -- other than good

  • Calendar

    May 22, 1997