Who Got The Gizzards! Chicken Challenge Championship @ Midtown Mobile Cuisine Friday, 5 p.m. 4002 Almeda This evening, eight local food trucks will compete to make the best chicken dish in the first part of a Food Truck Battle Series brought to you by Soul Cat Cuisine. Houston comedian Blue DaComic ... More >>
Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, is going on this weekend in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. This article is by Paul T. Bradley. Perhaps you've heard about ... More >>
Around Tin Pan Alley-era Houston, sheet music was exchanged for the most part among music fans and aficionados, versus the then-fragile but burgeoning cylinder records (phonographs). Sadly, the true sound of musicians who improvised has been lost, but from street musicians to the thoroughly classica ... More >>
Monster Magnet Fitzgerald's, December 3 They don't make too many rock bands like Monster Magnet anymore, but maybe they don't need to. Such clear descendents of Deep Purple you can almost see the smoke on the water -- though we bet "Highway Star" is more their speed -- Dave Wyndorf's New Jersey-bas ... More >>
Three-Coasts Double IPA Battle @ D&T Drive Inn Friday, 6-8 p.m. 1307 Enid St. In continuation of Houston Beer Week, D&T Drive Inn will host the "Three-Coasts Double IPA Battle" tonight from 6-8 p.m. Green Flash Brewery represents the West Coast with the Green Bullet, Brooklyn Brewery represents the ... More >>
Around the World in 80 Sips @ Minute Maid Park Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 501 Crawford Street For the second year, Bottlenotes presents Around the World in 80 Sips where you will have the opportunity to sample more than 80 different wines from a variety of countries, like New Zealand, South Africa, Fra ... More >>
LINCOLN DURHAM Anything goes should have been the catchphrase for one of the most unpredictable one-man bands around, Lincoln Durham. He might throw in occasional odes to girls named Clementine and shed a little ever-loving light, but it definitely isn't in an old-fashioned gospel kind of way. He p ... More >>
Galveston Police Sgt. Joel Caldwell has won an award from the Humane Society of the United States for his role in organizing a December raid of a facility that had 350 roosters raised for cockfighting. Caldwell was the first officer in Texas to make an arrest under a 2011 law banning the raising o ... More >>
Hopefully, you're already celebrating National French Fries Day today. But hang on -- we've got two more good ones coming up. What better place to celebrate National Cheesecake Day is there than The Cheesecake Factory itself? The restaurant is known for having more than 30 different flavors of chee ... More >>
This CAMH show features plenty of good work, but it's not all worth the effort.
Earlier this month Travel and Leisure asked their readers to rank 35 American cities on the quantity and quality of their live music scenes, coffeehouses, microbrews, and independent boutiques. They also asked their readers to quantify more ineffable qualities such as the quirkiness of a city and h ... More >>
Photo By Marco TorresFat Tony at a day show at SXSW '11Sweet lord, it's not even Thanksgiving yet and South By Southwest is making us excited for March in Austin already. Today the industry festival announced a few bands coming to the capitol city next year, and a few Houston names and Rocks ... More >>
Retire to this in Pasadena.The economy blows, especially for old folks, who aren't as able to kick it with an umbrella drink at some beachside hang like in the old days. No worries, according to Tom Corley, author of The Top 100 Cheapest Places to Retire in the U.S. in 2012. Instead of sink ... More >>
Photo by Paul KnightBrews (and booze, if you go inside and order it) will be served on the bayou at Brenner's upcoming Beer Fest.This weekend, if you aren't headed to our own BestFest, check out the 3rd annual Wine Festival on the Kemah Boardwalk on Saturday, September 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. Mo ... More >>
Eating Our Words recently caught up with Chef Michael Kramer at The Tasting Room's Uptown location to get the scoop on the huge new City Centre location, set to open in February 16, and find out what goes into a good wine bar restaurant. Eating Our Words: Hi Michael. This Uptown Park locati ... More >>
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GroovehouseKings of Leon, Toyota Center, October 2009Rocks Off has been both eagerly anticipating and dreading this week for months now. Anticipating because several of our all-time favorite bands are playing within the span of a few days, as are a couple of our favorite newer bands (though n ... More >>
The Ragin' Cajun team. 8:00 - Recap of last week's episode. Damn, this is a long recap! 8:01 - Here we are in Santa Fe with six trucks remaining: Crepes Bonaparte, Grill 'Em All, Austin Daily Press, Nom Nom Truck, Rajin' Cajun, and Spencer on the Go. Tyler is still wearing a hideous outfit. ... More >>
College Station, the San Francisco of Texas
Yes, George Clinton will be playing this year. You do not want to miss that.The big party this weekend will be all over downtown, as the city succumbs to two straight weekends of the International Festival (a.k.a. iFest). We thank the festival gods every single year that one of our favorite l ... More >>
Photos by J.C. ReidChef Matthew LynnIn a city overflowing with wine bars, The Tasting Room at Uptown Park has distinguished itself with an elegant and comfortable interior design, a large and diverse selection of wine, and a friendly staff to help you find the perfect glass or bottle of wine. ... More >>
George Mitchell is pretty much the guy who saved Downtown Galveston and the Strand area as it was slowly deteriorating into oblivion; now he's leading the efforts to bring it back from Ike.Today he issued an upbeat assessment of where things stand and where they'll be going.The 24 historical buildin ... More >>
Yesterday we were informed that it's official - the country is in a recession. And the lean times got us thinking -- can you still score a free drink in this town? Keith Plocek got drunk for free for ten days straight back in December 2005 for the story "Free Booze," guzzling ... More >>
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