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  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Top 5 Girl Scout Cookie Knockoffs

    I have always found it rather puzzling that the Girl Scouts do not sell their famous baked goods in the late fall. The holidays are so synonymous with cookies that you'd think they would make a killing by providing Samoas, Tagalongs, and their other varieties to hungry but lazy consumers. Never fear ... More >>

  • News

    May 23, 2013

    The "Ag-Gag" War: Big Ag Declares War on Whistleblowers

    Behind the scenes of the death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists.

  • Dining

    January 17, 2013

    30 Essential Texas Restaurants

    Eat here before you die.

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    The Store-Bought Chocolate Chip Cookie Challenge: Not Much of a Challenge

    Spoiler alert: Store-bought cookies suck. I wish I could be more positive about this, but I just can't. They are full of so many chemicals and preservatives and weird "softening" agents that they don't resemble a real, home-baked chocolate chip cookie any more than a clay pigeon does. I had forgott ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 19, 2012

    Meat Market

    You'll probably be paying more for your rib eyes and Whoppers thanks to the great Texas drought of 2011.

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    For Cold and Flu Season: Which Cough Syrup Tastes Best?

    Nature Fusion had points docked for being ridiculously, outlandishly difficult to open.​General holiday stress, wildly schizophrenic weather and two weekends in a row of driving to Dallas-Fort Worth has taken its toll on me: I have a cold. It happens once a year, despite my best efforts. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Brew Blog: Left Hand Good JuJu Shandy

    Hey Ruby Redbird, put that in your glass and drink it.​I consider myself to be a man who keeps his word. I also consider myself a chronic procrastinator, prone to a relaxed pace. That's why I'm just getting (back) around to this one. I'd like to say I had it on my to-do list all along, but tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Domenica Catelli of Catelli's

    Photo by Matthew DresdenDomenica Catelli, outside her family's eponymous restaurant in Geyserville, CA​This week on a very special Chef Chat: the California wine country edition! Domenica Catelli might be the most prolific chef you've never heard of, with a hand in nearly every aspect of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Life After Rock Stardom: 7 Artists' Post-Musical Careers

    naylandhouse.comFuture ordained minister MC Hammer wasn't kidding on his 1990 hit single "Pray."​Let's face it. Not everyone is cut out for - or interested in - being a sixtysomething rock star. But what type of careers awaits a retired musician? Many rock stars stay in the music industry real ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Mark Schmidt of the Rainbow Lodge

    ​This weekend I sat down with insightful veteran chef Mark Schmidt of the historic Rainbow Lodge. We talked about seasonal cooking, his childhood summers spent in England, and his experience as a guest chef at the James Beard House. Eating Our Words: Can you start by telling us about your bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    A Field Guide To The Fans In Town For The NCAA Regional

    ​Wow, having a NCAA Tournament regional is almost like having a Super Bowl!! Hordes of fans come to town, pack the bars and strip joints, throw money around like drunken sailors and appall the locals while keeping bartenders and cheap hotels happy.Except in Houston. Which has somehow managed to ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Top 5 Grocery Store Closings of the Decade

    ​Houston -- like most other cities -- was once home to a broad array of supermarkets and grocery stores like Weingarten's (whose last grocery store closed in 1984 -- the company is now exclusively in the real estate market), Continental Finer Foods, and Lewis & Coker before it gave way to bein ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Thanksgiving Deals: Turkeys and More

    ​Local groceries want your business this year, and they know you want their turkeys. Having just moved to Houston from the country's 10th-most populous county for turkeys (Dubois, in southern Indiana), I should point out that most of these are the same birds stuffed into different-colored wrap ... More >>

  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Behind the Happy Face

    Labor pains flare in a worker's fight with Wal-Mart

  • News

    June 5, 2003


    Robert Casey told on Constable Perry Wooten. Wooten fired him. Now Casey and two other people are suing to get their jobs back.

  • Dining

    June 13, 2002

    Economy Size

    PJ's Root Beer Float

  • Culture

    May 17, 2001

    In Cold Blood

    Novelist James Ellroy reshapes America's ugly history in his own image

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    What's in a Name?

    Paul Renoir once had it all. But after years of botched business deals, he has virtually nothing left of his inheritance save the one thing he can't lose: His lineage to the famous painter.

  • News

    March 11, 1999