South Asia

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    May 6, 2014

    The Five Best Hidden Restaurant Gems in Hillcroft

    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 >>

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    April 24, 2014
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    October 7, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Deepak Doshi of Doshi House Cafe

    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 >>

  • News

    June 20, 2013

    Unleashing Houston's Pride: Events

    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.

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    May 1, 2013

    All In One Shot? Yes, Please, Hornitos

    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 >>

  • Dining

    January 10, 2013

    Do the Curry Crawl

    The top 10 restaurants in Little India.

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    January 1, 2013

    Top 10 Restaurants in Houston's 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    RIP Ravi Shankar, Sitar Pioneer And Beatles Buddy

    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 >>

  • Film

    July 26, 2012


    Michael Winterbottom takes Hardy's Tess to today's Mumbai.

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    July 19, 2012

    Tandoori Nite

    This food truck, located next to a gas station, serves Indian cuisine under the stars.

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    June 14, 2012
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    November 3, 2011
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    September 29, 2011
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    September 22, 2011
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    August 16, 2011

    Five Famous Indian and Pakistani Houstonians

    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 >>

  • News

    June 9, 2011

    Broken Promises

    Readers recount problems with DFPS

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    April 15, 2011

    Barsana Dham Ashram, Once Home to Wanted Felon Guru Prakashanand Saraswati, Changes Name and Appoints a New Leader -- Another Accused Rapist

    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 >>

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    March 31, 2011
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    February 21, 2011

    Party of One

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Brew Blog: Flying Dog Brewery's Raging Bitch Belgian Style IPA

    ​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 >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    January 5, 2011

    Lard Prik at Thai Village

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    A Talk by Shubhra Ramineni, Author of Entice with Spice

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    September 30, 2010

    Asian Film Festival

    Rice Media Center offers films from South Korea, Japan and India

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    September 16, 2010

    2nd Annual Indian Film Festival of Houston

    Twenty-eight states, 23 dialects, endless choices

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    September 13, 2010

    Learning Is Fun and Intoxicating: "Beer 101" at Anvil Bar & Refuge

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Health Dept. Roundup

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Weird Recipes from The Memphis Cookbook

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2010

    Sufi Soul: The Mystic Music of Islam

    William Dalrymple explores the music at the heart of Sufism

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    April 29, 2010

    The Blue Mug

    See the show India has been raving about for years

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    April 12, 2010

    World's Hottest Weapon, or Delicious Spice?

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Lunch in Bombay?

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 7, 2010

    Bobbindoctrin's 6th Annual Puppet Festival

    Local collective puts together more performances than you could shake a fist at

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    July 9, 2009

    The Crucifer of Blood

    Play it cool at the ExxonMobil Summer Chills whodunit

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    February 27, 2009

    Here's A Plan: Fewer People, More Work At The Chronicle

    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 >>

  • Dining

    December 4, 2008
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    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

    July 21, 2008

    $13 at Madras Pavilion on Kirby

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    February 7, 2008

    Alma y Fuego (Soul and Fire)

    Lucia y Valdemar Gitanerías Flamenco brings passion and expertise to the complicated Spanish music

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    August 16, 2007

    Ajoy Chakraborty

    This Indian singer carries on humanity’s oldest vocal tradition

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    July 5, 2007



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    December 7, 2006
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    October 24, 2006

    Make That Elephant a Guinness!

    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 >>

  • Dining

    October 12, 2006

    Montrose Vindaloo

    Is Indika the best Indian restaurant in the United States?

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    August 3, 2006
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    May 18, 2006

    Pure Bliss

    In more ways than one, Balaji Bhavan is Little India's hottest eatery

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    April 13, 2006
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    January 23, 2003

    Goat Doughnuts Go Global

    The Hot Breads franchise serves unique pastries to a worldwide audience

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    April 1, 1999


    Ashiana offers more than the same old dal

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    April 14, 1994

    Cult restaurateur

    Mickey Kapoor brings "Nouvelle Indian" inside the Loop

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