Allison Fisher: Sat., June 14, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666. ALX: Sat., June 28, 9 p.m., $5. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600. Aretha Franklin: Tue., September 9, 8:30 p.m., $69.50 to $119.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Fwy, Houston, 713-988-1020. A ... More >>
I've never been one to shy away from any meal when I am on a date, regardless of how unattractive the consumption may make me appear. I've slurped soup and spaghetti, virtually unhinged my jaw to chomp down on a burger, inhaled more garlic than a vampire hunter and cracked shellfish like a caveman w ... More >>
Several local companies put their stamp on Sweeney Todd.
Photo by Ginny BraudWe usually wait until it gets fairly cool to make the trek up to Plantersville for the Texas Renaissance Festival, but this year we uncharacteristically went the second weekend it was open. Around 3 p.m. it was 90 degrees and we went in search of a cool, shaded spot to gra ... More >>
This bottle will never contain anything but beer. I believe I've mentioned my parents' somewhat progressive stance on alcohol consumption. As I grew older, it actually became a bit of a bonding experience for me and my dad. He used to be, if not a connoisseur, certainly an adventurous beer dr ... More >>
American microbrewed beer may be the passion of many a beer knurd here in Houston, but we recently geeked out sampling English microbrewery Samuel Smith. We'd been fans but had failed to experience its version of a lager until now. Medium hoppiness and light body make this a refreshing brew ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago David Beebe and I and special guest Sole-r Sam Smith attempted an overly bold trek from the Brazoria County Line all the way up South Post Oak to Willowbend, from whence we intended to continue hiking on to South Main and thence downtown, to Allen’s Landing. We didn’t make ... More >>
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