• Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    The 5 Best Happy Hours in The Heights

    If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Studying "Tiki 101" at Lei Low, Sunset Heights' Rum-Happy Oasis

    "Try this! No, seriously...try this!" That's how most conversations start at Lei Low, a traditional tiki bar in Sunset Heights, for good reason. This place makes some serious drinks. I'm here on a hot Saturday night to get exotic and learn the ways of island life. Bartender Stephen Caronna sugge ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 14, 2013

    Simply Pho Is More Than Its Name Suggests

    The menu at this little place in Midtown is diverse and delicious.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Upcoming Events: The Year of the Snake and Mardi Gras in Galveston

    Chinese New Year is fast approaching, and Houston has no shortage of places to celebrate. Straits Asian Bistro in CityCentre is offering special menu items this weekend (February 8 through 10), including Singapore Yu Sheng Hamachi with avocado spun radish and spicy yuzu dressing; Braised Pork Belly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    The 12 Biggest Food News Stories of 2012: The Year In Twinkies, Go-Go Juice and Guy Fieri

    From eating like cavemen to redneck sketti, we're taking a look back at some of the biggest food happenings of 2012. 12. Singapore Serves Mashed Potatoes...From A Vending Machine? The internet was abuzz when a photo of a mashed potato vending machine surfaced. Eventually, the viral picture was tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    SXSW Releases First Batch of 2013 Performers

    Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast. The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Is Houston Diverse Enough?

    Lushtastic: Beer blogger Leslie Sprague has a preview of the city's newest craft beer bar from the owners of Liberty Station: Cottonwood. And if Sprague's write-up is any indication, Cottonwood is going to kill it. On the food end, there will be a full menu of burgers and mussels from Cottonwood che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Two Ways to Get to Know Straits

    Although it's been open for nearly two years, I've only recently gotten well-acquainted with Straits -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- and my biggest regret is not dining at the San Francisco import sooner. Every time I've attended a cooking competition in which Straits chef John Sikhatt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: John Sikhattana of Straits, On Singaporean Cuisine

    John Sikhattana Executive Chef Straits Asian Bistro 800 West Sam Houston Parkway North 713-365-9922 This is the second part of a three-part chef chat series. Read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this space on Friday. EOW: You spent a lot of time with the Roy's organization. ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 31, 2012

    Double Happiness at Banana Leaf

    A new location, right across from the old one, serves up new and old favorites. And yes, you might still have to wait.

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    STRAITS: A Fine Dining Establishment or a Place to See and Be Seen?

    The trendiness of CityCentre, where STRAITS is located, is becoming just about untenable. The first few times I visited, years ago, it seemed like the big multistory parking garage would be able to take care of all the visitors in perpetuity. When I visited last week for a media event, I drove all t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Jerry "The King" Lawler Piledrives Clipper Fan: Old School WWE Wrestlers for Each NBA Playoff Series (w/ VIDEO)

    People laugh dismissively when I say it, but the more they can incorporate WWE performers and the general WWE "way" of entertainment, the more enjoyable other genres of sports will become. No, I'm not talking about the predetermined outcomes of matches (The NBA has already incorporated that aspect o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Top 5 Houston Restaurants With Gluten-Free Options

    Ruggles Green at CityCenter.​Before you roll your eyes at this post title and think, "God, I'm so ready for that trend to be over," (as I admittedly have done on previous occasions), consider that gluten-free dining is not just a casual lifestyle for many Americans. One in three Americans suff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Houston Is an International "City of Opportunity"

    There's opportunity in them thar skyscrapers.​A big new report by PwC, which used to be PriceWaterhouseCoopers, says Houston is one of 26 "Cities of Opportunity" in the world today. The only other American cities: New York, LA, Chicago and San Francisco. Pretty classy company. We came in 11 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Houston: Better than Los Angeles, Berlin and Tokyo (and All but Ten Cities in the World)

    The only Texas city to make the list.​Hey now, it's another one of those sprawling studies ranking the best cities in the world. This time around, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Partnership for New York City have ranked the world's urban agglomerations according to their importance and power ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    ​The closure of Dolce Vita in the Woodlands after only a matter of months prompted some serious discussion on the food blog earlier this week. Does Marco Wiles hate the suburbs? That's unlikely, and taking it a bit far. But the idea that not every concept is a fit for every market is a well-es ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    NFL & College Football -- Weekend's Best Bets

    Does not look like fun​Before I get into the Best Bets for this weekend, a public service announcement for those of you traveling to Singapore any time soon. They still cane people there. Just ask former Florida State tight end Kamari Charlton. He is over in Singapore as you read this helping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Singapore Noodles from Tan Tan

    Terri West​I lived in Singapore four-and-a-half years and transited through there off and on for another two whileI was living in New Delhi, but I have to confess: I never ran into anything called Singapore Noodles in Singapore. Singapore Noodles were, in fact, invented in Hong Kong. Being a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    Photo by Micah Taylor​If you're a lady who loves lager, there's a new(ish) club in town for you: Texas Girls' Pint Out is a group of hardcore beer nerds and geeks -- labels which they bear proudly -- who also happen to be women. They're in the process of organizing all manner of events for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    We're not sure what everything on this plate is, but it's all fried, so count us in.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we firmly believe that serving weak-ass, vinegar-y barbecue sauce should be punishable by a Singapore-style caning, at the very least. Luckily ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 12, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Stirred & Shaken: Feast's Campari and Soda

    Troy Fields ​While my three tablemates at Feast (219 West­heimer, 713-529-7788) were trying to decide on entrées, I was spending quality time with the cocktail menu. The much-lauded rustic European restaurant has assembled a nice list, with Manhattan and martini mainstays, more obscure class ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Houston Slammed By European Travel Blog: We're Boooorrring

    But...but...there's the Kemah Boardwalk!!​Among world cities, in which category does Houston rank second only to Brussels, the capital of the European Union? Tedium, at least according to the European Union-funded wiki blog OpenTravel. According to "Chili," an English-language challenged scr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Drinking Your Dinner: 5 Calorie-Laden Classic Cocktails

    Photo by coffeegeek​Vintage cocktails are undeniably the booze craze of the moment. Blame it on Mad Men. Blame it on "getting back to our roots" and people starting victory gardens once again. Blame it on books like Ted Haigh's Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails. But classic cocktails are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Texans Cheerleaders Take Asia: The Final Wrap-Up

    Aboard the sub USS Florida​The Texans cheerleaders are headed to Japan on an Armed Forces Entertainment tour, because our brave service members want to hear what Matt Schaub is really like.Or maybe they want to look at cheerleaders.Texans cheerleader Lindsay (as always, first names only to deter s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Texans Cheerleaders In The Far East: Stuck In An Airport And You Can't Get Out Of It

    Try the wasabi-flavored Kit Kats​The Texans cheerleaders are headed to Japan on an Armed Forces Entertainment tour, because our brave service members want to hear what Matt Schaub is really like. Or maybe they want to look at cheerleaders.Texans cheerleader Lindsay (as always, first names only to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Houston: From Moron Metropolis to Genius City In Two Short Months

    ​Two months ago, the Daily Beast ranked all American cities according to their estimation of each place's municipal IQ.They measured how many residents had bachelor's and graduate degrees, nonfiction book sales, the ration of institutions of higher education, and political engagement, as measured ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Straits Singaporean: A Different Kind of Fire

    Photos by Margaret Downing The Roti John Sandwich, Straits' signature dish, is braised beef (or chicken), with onion, tomato, spicy mayo and garlic fries.​There we were, looking at what appeared to be eyes staring back at us in a faintly orangish sauce. "It's messy," my dining companion pr ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 29, 2009
  • Dining

    July 9, 2009

    New Leaf

    Banana Leaf begs the question: Why aren't there more Malaysian restaurants in Houston?

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Social Distortion: Every Blog Has Its Day

    Stardate: 1999 (or 02254.5, if you're nasty). Also known as Pretty Much the Stone Age, when talkin' 'bout the internets. Al Gore had barely invented the term "social media," and no one called themselves social media gurus. Yes, those were the good ol' days. Amidst the tumult that climaxed in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Eyeballin': NOFX's Backstage Passport

    NOFX Backstage Passport DVD www.nofx.orgFew bands in punk rock have lasted as long as the San Francisco-based NOFX. And even far fewer have stayed as relatively tight-knit a crew as Fat Mike and the boys. After 25 years of co-existence, most pop-punk bands of NOFX's ilk and age have already shuffled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    Sued By AG, Texas Company Takes Its Game Elsewhere

    So you own a company in Coppell that sells “wellness” products, such as skin cream and nutritional supplements, and you were sued by the Texas Attorney General in 2007 for alleged false advertising, because your promotional materials implied your products could treat cancer, muscular dystrophy, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2008

    Your Curry Home Companions

    Here are some ideas if you're thinking about taking a break from America's favorite condiment, ketchup. First up is....ketchup. But with a difference. I came across All Gold at Leibman's. It's from South Africa, uses cane sugar as the sweetener instead of high fructose corn syrup, doesn’t have a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    The Battle To Meet Ukrainian Women Is Coming To Houston

    So you’re a marriage-minded dude in Houston looking for a suitable mate online. But you don’t want to limit your search to just your neighborhood, or just the metro area, or just the state…or, uh, just the country. No, you want your search to include sites that can connect you to promising yo ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2007
  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Under the Volcano

    Ducking Humberto at Under the Volcano

  • Calendar

    August 23, 2007

    “Laughing Matters”

    Texas Mime Theatre presents a look at life’s funny moments

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2005

    We're All Gonna Die

    So you might as well rock out with XBXRX

  • Dining

    November 3, 2005

    Damn Fine Fish Heads

    Keep an open mind: Malaysian food is full of surprises

  • News

    June 23, 2005
  • Calendar

    June 2, 2005

    Ring It In

    The Houston Museum of Natural Science unveils one exhibit to rule them all

  • Calendar

    February 10, 2005
  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    Singapore Sling

    Sunday, November 9

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2003

    Dancing Stiffs

    Loosen your tie and get in the groove

  • Dining

    November 21, 2002

    Dating Hazard

    Kim Son's Tiki Tumbler

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Florist

    In Bloom

  • Calendar

    April 27, 2000
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    January 19, 1995
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