St. Augustine (Florida)

  • Calendar

    November 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Upcoming Events: A Five-Year Feast at Feast

    It won't be much longer before Lower Westheimer restaurant Feast closes for good. But first, it's celebrating its five-year anniversary to really drive the point home that goddammit we're going to miss the place. Its upcoming 5th Birthday Celebration dinner will take place on Tuesday, April 23 at 6 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Celebrity Pitmaster Neil "Bigmista" Strawder Heading Back Home for One-Day Barbecue Extravaganza

    Good things always come in threes: First, it was the smashingly successful Houston Barbecue Festival. Then it was the annual Foodways Texas symposium, which spotlighted barbecue. Now it's news that California-based celebrity pitmaster Neil "Bigmista" Strawder is headed back to his hometown of Galves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Just Say No to Green Beer and Cancer

    Instead of chugging crappy green beer for St. Patrick's Day (which is tomorrow, in case you missed the memo), here are three other suggestions that don't suck: Barbecue guru Neil "Bigmista" Strawder is returning home to Galveston tomorrow for a charity barbecue at St. Augustine of Hippo, the oldest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Bigmista Is Back

    Local boy done good, Neil "Bigmista" Strawder, is returning home to Galveston once again on Saturday, March 17. ​Strawder, best known as the Long Beach, California pitmaster who impressed Jonathan Gold enough to be included on Gold's list of "99 Essential LA Restaurants" and as a contestant on TLC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Garden Fresh: Green Beans

    John KielyNot as impressive as Kathryn Creech's yield.​If there's any such thing as easy success in a warm-season Houston garden, it's green beans. As a first-time grower, I just plowed a 2-inch-deep furrow, dropped in the curved white seeds of Bush Snap beans, covered them with dirt, and wat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Neil "Bigmista" Strawder Returns to Texas for a Good Cause

    Photos by GroovehouseRev. Chester J. Makowski, Vicar of St. Augustine and Neil "Bigmista" Strawder share a laugh in the church's kitchen.​"My momma told me the church was gonna have a celebrity barbecue," recalled Neil "Bigmista" Strawder as he stood heads and shoulders above everyone else in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    Photo courtesy of incycleCome get some this weekend.​Head down to Galveston this Saturday, December 11, to raise money for a very good cause and meet a 'cue-lebrity at the same time. Neil "Bigmista" Strawder, contestant on TLC's BBQ Pitmasters and owner of nationally acclaimed Bigmista's Barbe ... More >>

  • News

    August 6, 2009

    Minority Report

    Discussion continues around Ask A Mexican and the Bronx Bar.

  • Music

    February 14, 2008
  • Culture

    July 19, 2007
  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    Independence Day

    What's indie rock? Who cares? Here's ten great CDs that will blow you away, no matter your definition

  • News

    October 12, 2006

    The Sole of Houston

    Hi. I'm John Lomax, and I'm a pedestrian. My friend, Uncle Tick, and I walked down 16-plus miles of Westheimer. This is our story.

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Band of Horses

    Saturday, June 24, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-862-2513

  • Music

    May 31, 2001

    Dark's Shadows

    DJ Dana Dark shepherds Houston's goths to blacker pastures

  • Culture

    November 23, 2000

    Unhappy Days

    Infernal Bridegroom's youth and spirit work against it in Beckett's dark, existential work

  • Calendar

    January 29, 1998
  • Music

    October 16, 1997

    Charles in Charge

    A new collection confirms Ray Charles's position as the architect of soul