• Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Burgers Off the Beaten Path: The Hideaway

    I keep finding new reasons to love The Hideaway on Dunvale, and therefore new reasons to drive west on Richmond until I hit Dunvale -- a corner of the city's that is actually rife with terrific reasons to head west. In the strip center across Richmond from The Hideaway, you'll find two of the best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Ruchi's, Cedars, Le Peep and More

    There's not much to draw from in the city's health inspection records this week, and that's all right. Forcing Houston's inspectors and restaurant owners to keep dancing during the holidays would have been wrong, like mixing lean with Diet Sprite. Of the few places that got looks last week, Ruchi' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Cafe Pita Struggles, Tan Tan Stays Clean and More

    The mid-week holiday has left us with a lot to catch up on. (Wednesday off? That's not America. That's not even Mexico.) So here's a quick and dirty, Hemmings-and-Jefferson-behind-the-barn-style roundup. Bosnian BYOB Café Pita (10890 Westheimer) - a favorite of ours, as well as of stylish, demure ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: KFC, Pizza Buffets and the Wok of Shame

    We're going to start with a tale from fast food. The KFC at 6505 Hillcroft had a pretty good inspection -- the only issues the city turned up were floors not in good repair and not enough light in working areas. That's nice and all, but according to our mom, who worked at a KFC when she was in high ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    "Let me get a cookie with a milk back."​There are three keys to a smooth Health Department inspection: maintaining a clean facility, keeping your paperwork in order, and...let's see. We can't think of the third one. We can't. Sorry. Oops. There were more familiar faces on the city's inspectio ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 20, 2011

    A Scary Good Time

    The Houston Press Guide to Halloween

  • Music

    August 18, 2011

    Stand and Deliver

    Kiotti, freestyler turned radio personality, helps Signature Lounge distinguish itself.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Unidentified Male, 18, Drinking Beer and Playing Gun Games, Bayou Body Count No. 100

    Gins and beer games: Never a good combination.​What better way to pass the time than by drinking beer and "passing around and playing with a revolver"? That's what Houston police say a group of five men were doing about 8 p.m. Sunday when -- in a sentence you hate to read -- "One of the indiv ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2011

    Back in Business

    Life returns to the Richmond Strip.

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Happy Hour Scene: Azteca's

    ​The Place: Azteca's Bar and Grill 2207 Richmond 713-526-1702 The Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays The Deals: $3 wells, $2.50 domestics, $3 imports, $3 house margaritas, $4 house flavored margaritas The Scene: The day after a date i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Unidentified Woman, Bayou Body Count No. 208

    ​An unidentified woman's body was found Sunday morning near the 10500 block of Richmond, just west of the Sam Houston Tollway. Shortly before 10:30 a.m., police received a call about a person being down. When officers arrived, they saw a woman lying in a grassy ditch. It appeared as though she ha ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 12, 2010

    The Decline of Western Civilization

    This early L.A. Punk documentary

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Ekko's Greek American Grill and Deli

    ​Any restaurant inside a gas station is always going to get our attention. On the edge of River Oaks, near the bottom of the only awkward-looking high rise in the area, lies some of the best Greek fast food around. Step in line at Ekko's (5216 Richmond) and order off of the 45-item menu -- the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    The Mysteries of Lucky Burger

    ​The manager at Lucky Burger, at 1601 Richmond, doesn't know why the greasy spoon she runs looks like a giant blue pickle barrel, or why it was built that way (painted orange) when it opened under its original owners in 1975. But the shop -- with its thin lunch counter facing an unremarkable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    That Letter We Sent Canceling Special Olympics And Asking Volunteers To Stay Away? Just A Draft, Sorry

    At least one parent with a child at Richmond State School received an e-mail today that lists the school's precautions against the swine flu. (The school houses about 500 mentally and physically disabled students.)The precautions included:-- canceling the Special Olympics and all off-campus trips. - ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2009

    Vox Populi

    Web exclusive!

  • Dining

    March 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Mardis Gras Specials: Mudbugs and Beads

    The sign in front of the Mardis Gras Grill at 1200 Durham reads, "Every Tuesday is Fat Tuesday at the Mardis Gras Grill." So what happens there when it really is Fat Tuesday? I asked GM Renee Evans. She told me that the restaurant is celebrating its namesake day with a Zydeco band on the patio, drin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Lone Star Saloon In Richmond To Be Demolished, Reborn

    The historic Lone Star Saloon in Richmond is about to be demolished.Heavily damaged by a fire in November, the remains of the 120-year-old building will be taken down by the end of the month, owner Bill Lundquist tells Fort Bend Now.The good news: He's planning to build a replacement. That's not rea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2009

    Bayou City Farmers’ Market

    Buy local, Mother Earth will thank you

  • Dining

    October 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 12, 2008

    Diet Gourmet on Sandwich Row

    The 3800 to 4000 blocks of Richmond are something of a sandwich row. You have Which 'Wich (3815 Richmond), Quizno's (3837 Richmond) and Schlotsky's (4001 Richmond), but my hands-down favorite is one you might actually miss. I know I did until recently, thinking that it was only for take-out and de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2008

    High Price of Crawfish

    A half bucket of crawfish -- around two dozen mudbugs with corn and potatoes -- is selling for $11.95 at Ragin Cajun on Richmond. Crawfish prices are hitting new records this year with some restaurants charging as much as $5.50 a pound for boiled crawfish. Two pounds for $10, once an unthinkable am ... More >>

  • Music

    March 27, 2008
  • Music

    February 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    Super Bowl Sandwiches: The (Somewhat) Magnificent Seven

    One of the things I look forward to all year is the Super Bowl. This is not because I care about what steroid-injected hard body is running toward what end zone; it is simply because of the impressive display of food, specifically the big sandwich. All year I dream of the big sandwich, waiting until ... More >>

  • News

    December 20, 2007
  • Dining

    November 29, 2007
  • Calendar

    November 8, 2007


    The Tel Aviv trio performs its raw rock

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2007

    No Need to Worry about the Potential Impact of Richmond Rail (Unless You Liked Your House)

    Remember how Metro’s Richmond light-rail line was going to fit into the neighborhood so easily that residents wouldn’t even notice? It turns out some residents won’t notice because they’ll be moving out. KHOU got its hands on Metro’s documents outlining the potential impact of building th ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 24, 2007


    Sounds fishy

  • Dining

    April 12, 2007


    On A Roll

  • Dining

    December 14, 2006

    Hummus and Hookahs

    Mary'z appeals to both foodies and club kids

  • Dining

    December 7, 2006
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    March 2, 2006
  • Dining

    March 2, 2006

    White Grits

    Maria Selma

  • Dining

    December 29, 2005

    Giant Burger

    Hobbit Cafe

  • Dining

    May 19, 2005
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    April 7, 2005
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    March 24, 2005
  • News

    November 18, 2004

    Beggars Can't Be Choosers

    Parents plead with the state not to shut down the state schools for the mentally retarded. But it looks like a done deal.

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Dining

    September 9, 2004

    Make Mine Meaty

    Pete's Fine Meats & Deli

  • Dining

    April 22, 2004

    As You Like It

    Magnolia Bar & Grill

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004


    Sharpen your cleats and hit the field

  • Dining

    February 6, 2003

    Nice Gnocchi


  • Dining

    April 11, 2002

    The Offering

    El Tiempo Cantina

  • Dining

    June 7, 2001
  • Music

    May 3, 2001

    Smoke on the Water

    Houston clubbers get hip to the hookah

  • Dining

    April 19, 2001
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