Two weeks ago, I highlighted some of my favorite relatively unknown restaurants in Chinatown for your eating pleasure. There are so many spots there, it was hard to narrow it down to just five, but before I revisit even more delicious and authentic hole-in-the-wall eateries on Bellaire Boulevard, I ... More >>
This is the first part of a two-part Chef Chat series. Part 2 will be published tomorrow. Stepping into Doshi House Cafe for the first time, one definitely feels more community center and cafe than restaurant. Chairs of all shapes and sizes, some with armrests, some with colored cushions -- pieces ... More >>
Looking for where you can unleash your pride this year? Look no further; the Houston Press has got your complete guide to the wheres and whats of Houston Pride Week.
Living in Texas has pretty much disabused me of the notion that tequila is just for shots. I've learned that quality tequila can be sipped like a fine wine, and even experimented on my own with different cheese pairings. That doesn't mean I'm categorically opposed to knocking back one and a half ou ... More >>
The top 10 restaurants in Little India.
As we enter the new year, I'm trying to make good on a few resolutions starting on the very first day of 2013. And one of those is to get outside the Loop a bit more -- even though a great bounty of amazing restaurants have opened inside the Loop in the last 12 months -- and back to exploring the re ... More >>
One of the greatest musicians of all-time has died. Ravi Shankar, sitar legend and easily one of India's most revered cultural ambassadors, passed away Tuesday afternoon at the age 92 in San Diego. According to ZeeNews, he had been having trouble breathing and was admitted into the hospital last w ... More >>
Michael Winterbottom takes Hardy's Tess to today's Mumbai.
This food truck, located next to a gas station, serves Indian cuisine under the stars.
India and Pakistan are 64 years old this week.Dust off your South Asian flags, because this week we celebrate India's (August 15) and Pakistan's (August 14) Independence Days. Sixty-four years ago, India freed itself from the Brits and split itself into two countries. Luckily many crossed the ... More >>
Readers recount problems with DFPS
Out with one groping guru; in with another.Prakashanand Saraswati, the 82-year-old Austin-based guru who fled the country once he was found guilty of more than 20 counts of sexual indecency with his female followers, is still on the run. U.S. Marshals think he's hiding out in Mexico, trying t ... More >>
travis(ty)In a few weeks, I'm going to Spain by my lonesome. I've traveled solo before in Northern Ireland and India, but it's been a few years since I've spent a substantial amount of time touring, reading, and eating alone. In light of my upcoming trip, I've started thinking about dining ... More >>
I was first introduced to Flying Dog Brewery's Raging Bitch Belgian Style IPA at Petrol Station. The bartender had been talking up a bunch of double IPAs, but changed gears slightly when I mentioned that I'm not the biggest hop-hound in the world. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate a good India ... More >>
I am one of those annoying white people who order the triple-star hot dishes at restaurants and then request that the chef make them mild. When I lived in India, I developed a high tolerance for spice ("Look ma, no raita!"), but six years later I am a giant pussy when it comes to heat. And ... More >>
Shubhra Ramineni was born in India and moved here as a small child. In Houston, her mother made Indian food with local ingredients. Shubhra went on to college and graduate school and is now a busy young professional and new mom. But she still wanted to cook uncomplicated Indian food in her ho ... More >>
Rice Media Center offers films from South Korea, Japan and India
Twenty-eight states, 23 dialects, endless choices
The place settings were almost too pretty to disturb. Kevin Floyd is a huge beer nerd. In fact, you could say the co-owner of Anvil Bar & Refuge is the Lord of the Beer Nerds. Okay, that may be stretching it just a tad, but Floyd is the biggest beer nerd we've encountered, which made the "Bee ... More >>
There's something to be said for shooting straight. Label your restaurant with the name of a country, and it takes the guesswork out of things for twitchy white people unsure whether they're ready to gamble on fare that could range from South Asian to Middle Eastern to African. Of course, mee ... More >>
In preparation for an upcoming visit to my hometown, I decided to crack open The Memphis Cookbook -- yes, that's really the name -- published by The Junior League of Memphis (naturally) in 1952 and "updated" in 1980. Reading this cookbook was both horrifying and hilarious. We discovered some ... More >>
William Dalrymple explores the music at the heart of Sufism
See the show India has been raving about for years
On a recent trip to London, we stumbled upon naga jolokia powder at one of Borough Market's spice tents. We first talked about naga jolokia, or the ghost pepper, a few weeks ago when a story came out about the Indian military using it in a type of tear-gas hand grenade. Intrigued by someth ... More >>
Not quite, but we made a trip to Bombay Pizza Co. (914 Main St.) the other day excited about trying Indian pizza. There was a bustling lunch crowd. But the pizza selection wasn't what we expected -- pepperoni, supreme and veggie, these pizzas by the slice seemed standard. We grabbed a menu a ... More >>
Local collective puts together more performances than you could shake a fist at
Play it cool at the ExxonMobil Summer Chills whodunit
The Houston Chronicle is having problems, like most big-city dailies, but it might get a whole lot worse. One of the latest rumors sweeping the San Francisco Chronicle would have the deskies in Houston handling headline writing, copy editing and layout for their ailing sister paper by The Bay. The o ... More >>
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 >>
Where: Madras Pavilion, 3910 Kirby (Ste. 130), 713-521-2617 What $13 gets you: The satisfaction of having all your columns add up. This vegetarian joint sits in that strip center a block north of 59 that looks just as likely to house a company like Dunder Mifflin as an award-winning restaurant. I ... More >>
Lucia y Valdemar Gitanerías Flamenco brings passion and expertise to the complicated Spanish music
This Indian singer carries on humanitys oldest vocal tradition
Photos by Steven Devadanam for HouStoned Images Ltd., Ulmtd. The Kid hammed it up for the camera, like a true star... You may have heard that the Houston Zoo is looking for help in naming its newborn elephant, whom staffers say currently goes by "The Kid." Starting today, you can vote on a name ... More >>
Is Indika the best Indian restaurant in the United States?
In more ways than one, Balaji Bhavan is Little India's hottest eatery
The Hot Breads franchise serves unique pastries to a worldwide audience
Ashiana offers more than the same old dal
Mickey Kapoor brings "Nouvelle Indian" inside the Loop