• Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    First Look at Regal Seafood: Watch This Chef Carve a Duck

    If you're looking for a new place to sample Cantonese cuisine, venture out of the loop to Stafford and visit the new Regal Seafood (12350 Southwest Fwy, Stafford, TX) restaurant. Owned by the same people who opened up E-Tao in the Galleria, Regal quietly opened a few months ago on the southbound Sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Severe Weather Is Here (w/Pictures!): Save Those Files, Use the Tunnels & Tip Your Pizza Guy Better (Updated: Person Hit By Lightning)

    If you don't have a window, you might not realize it's 10 p.m. in parts of Houston. It's a dark and stormy night out there, as Edward George Bulwer-Lytton would say. Last night saw some major thunderstorm activity, with impressive lightning shows in some parts of town. (This being Houston, other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Yaki Snack Attack, Arepas at Revival, East Montrose Tour of Homes and Bugs with Brews

    Still haven't made plans for the weekend? It's not too late. It's never too late. Carpe diem and whatever else Robin Williams yelled at his English class in that movie where they all stood on their desks as the whitest act of defiance you've ever seen on-screen. Yaki Snack Attack at Grand Prize Bar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Burgers Off the Beaten Path: Tornado Burger

    The first thing you should know about the new Tornado Burger location on Long Point and Campbell is that it isn't air conditioned. It's entirely situated within a semi-enclosed patio that offers a bit of shade, but not too much. So go now before it gets face-meltingly hot. The second thing you shou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Save on Tickets to Galveston Food & Wine Fest, Kata Robata, and More

    Today's Houston Press Voice Daily Deal is good for more than half-off (53 percent) a ticket to the Fourth Annual Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival on April 20. In addition to sampling delicious wine and food you can enjoy live music and shop artisan vendors at Saengerfest Park in Galveston. Amon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Record Stores

    Record Store Day ( is six weeks away, but a good Houstonian should never need an excuse to visit one of our city's many record stores. These fine brick-and-mortar shops have been doling out music for years and even decades in some instances. Run by some of the finest music lovers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Where Does a Cameroonian Fish Restaurant Hide in Houston?

    Cookmundo: Former EOW contributor John Kiely has a blog of his own, Cookmundo, and it's our featured food blog this week. I love the tagline: "Simple awesome food for the new cook," which also means you know what to expect out of Kiely's posts. Amateur cooks, let Kiely be your friendly guide to cook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Openings & Closings: New Locations for Pappa Geno's and the Great W'Kana

    The restaurant that Eater Houston called the most anticipated opening of the year is here, so anticipate no more: The Pass & Provisions had its soft opening on Wednesday night and will be open for business this weekend. No surprise there, as the two-in-one restaurant from Seth Siegel-Gardner and Ter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Big Bites and Triniti Meets Treble Clef

    If you went to the recent LaB 5555 event at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (which featured our own mixology competition), you know how awesome the new paleontology hall is. What does that have to do with food? Big Bite Night is just around the corner, that's what. And if you've never gone in ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    April 30, 2012

    Outside the Loop Adventure at Ragin Cajun in Sugar Land

    I am often entertained by the OTL-versus-ITL debate, just as I enjoy the Houston vs. Austin dustups that crop up from time to time. I spend a majority of my time inside the loop. The reasons are purely practical: my husband and I share a car and have a high-maintenance 12-year-old dog who limits o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Last Night: Steve Earle & The Dukes At Stafford Centre

    Steve Earle & the Dukes, The Mastersons Stafford Centre for the Performing Arts April 25, 2012 After three decades of music, mischief and critical accolades, it might come as a surprise to some to find Steve Earle performing at the relatively out-of-the-way (by Inner Loop standards) Centre for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Paul Roberts: "Teacher of the Year" Fired for Inappropriate Texts to Students

    A Stafford middle school teacher has been suspended and jailed for inappropriate texts and online messages to students. Paul Roberts, a math teacher who had been named a Teacher of the Year in the Stafford school district, is accused of sending inappropriate electronic communications to at least tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Homegrown Burgers on Holcombe

    The Hay Merchant officially opened on Wednesday of this week after a few days of friends-and-family service. Greg Morago at the Chronicle braved the crowds at the craft beer bar to sample chef Antoine Ware's menu of lamb sweetbread po-boys and blood sausage queso fundido. A new Three Brothers Baker ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Top 5 Seasonal Booze Gifts

    Photo by John Kiely​It can be risky to give a bottle of booze as a gift, as it may not always be to the recipient's tastes. On the other hand, some liquors are easy to re-gift, or better yet, used for holiday parties. Here's five of the more seasonal: 5. Jameson Irish Whiskey This blend is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Michael Lund: Cop Arrested For DWI After Driving Through Accident Scene

    Michael Lund, 27-year vet​A veteran Sugar land police captain was arrested for DWI early this morning after cops say he drove through a blocked-off accident scene. Michael Lund was arrested shortly after midnight near the scene of a large accident at Dairy Ashford and Highway 90A. The Staffo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Shantel Moore and Friends: Scammed Cancer Patients and Spent It on Maserati & Gucci

    Ill-gotten gains.​If you have a mind sick enough to rip off desperately ill people, you probably think to yourself, "Cancer patients -- hey, they may die soon, so what'll they care?'' Houston police say Shantel Moore, 29, apparently had that kind of coldhearted and inhumane logic. The Staffor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Tequila Experts at the Izkali Tequila Launch

    Ana BlomeierArnaldo Richards (left) F. Paul Pacult (center) Alex Richards (right)​Have you ever been in a meeting so mind-numbing, you wish you had a shot of tequila to wake up your brain? Then imagine the pleasure of a fascinating talk at Hilton Post Oak, which actually featured tequila. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Michelle Pickens Beat the Crap Out of Her Ex-Boyfriend, Jury Finds

    I want you TO STOP HITTING ME.​A Fort Bend County jury has convicted Michelle Pickens, 26, of whomping her former boyfriend, the district attorney's office announced today. Prosecutor Amber Givens said last September, Stafford police received a 911 call from a woman who said her son had been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Tuesday March 29, 2011 Deals of the Day

    striatic​I'm a notorious bargain-hunter, and it drives my husband crazy. "We're not grad students anymore," he complains, as I scour the Internet for menu prices and coupon deals. I can't help it; I love a good discount. And I'm more excited to check out online coupon websites in the morning t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    So THAT'S what they did with all the oil-coated octopi they fished out of the Gulf.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where THE SPICE MUST FLOW. We started the week off by getting some terrible tapas in the Arcade Fire's least-favorite Houston suburb, the Woodlands. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    iPhones: World's Least Imaginative Crook Is Stealing Them At HCC Stafford

    Take the iPhone and run​Sometimes you don't have to spend weeks or months in your criminal lair thinking up highly intricate plots to attain riches and power.Sometimes the keep it simple, stupid path actually works.Houston Community College has sent an e-mail warning out to students at the Staffor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Online Auctions: Go Drunk-Bid On Some Houston Apartment Complexes

    Courtesy absauction.comPlease rate this( $6.3 million) transaction​Everyone loves to bid online, right?Especially if you've got a few million to spare. In that case, forget about vintage TV Guides or Hector Heathcote lunchboxes and instead use your bidding skillz on a Houston apartment complex.Fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Young and Recessioned: Stephen Rawlings, From Engineer to Part-Time Musician

    ​The Big Recession may have hit the rest of America harder than it has Houston, but that doesn't mean we're not feeling the effects. Especially the youngest people in the job market -- whether it's twentysomethings trying to start their dreamed-of career or teens looking to begin making money on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Coffee Review: Has Bean's Farmer Direct Bolivia Machacamarca

    ​The UK coffee crowd has been gaining momentum for quite some time now, and we were lucky enough to get to sample this gem from Has Bean, a coffee-roasting and home-brewing supply company out of Stafford, UK.

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Donut Patrol: Sesame Balls with Red Bean Paste

    ​The dim sum sesame balls at Chinese Cuisine, a new dim sum joint at 9888 Bellaire, were excellent -- they came to the table piping hot and filled with red bean jelly. The dim sum sesame balls with yellow bean paste featured in last week's Donut Patrol drew disparaging comments from connoisse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Yes, It's Hot. So Women Are Wearing Tiny Bathing Suits, And We Are There To Photograph Them

    Photo by Daniel Kramer​They were washing bikes and cars out at the Harley-Davidson dealership in Stafford, so naturally we sent a photographer. Imagine our surprise when we discovered it was a bikini car wash. We decided to shoot pictures anyway, and here's the slideshow.Then, to compound our bad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Cure For Swine Flu Is Here!!!

    Photo by Margaret DowningWell, maybe the cure for swine flu is here.Note to self: The BBQ fund-raisers at Stafford's Calvary Church are probably not worth the drive. On the other hand, someone definitely should tell the Centers for Disease Control about this.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    $7 at New Hunan Restaurant in Missouri City

    Where: New Hunan, 2345 FM 1092 (Murphy Road), Missouri City, 281-499-3061 What $7 gets you: An assortment of mainstream Chinese dishes with more than half offered in the spicy hot Szechuan style. We had one dish that stepped over into the under-$13 range, but it wasn't any better than the lunch spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    Suburbs Get The Power, Houston Gets The Shaft

    Offices around Houston are breaking down into the haves and the have-nots -- those who've had their power at home restored, and those who are still stumbing in the dark. If you look at CenterPoint's map of when proposed areas should get power, it seems pretty clear: the suburbs are winning. If you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Places That Are Open -- Constantly Updated

    We've heard these places are open for business. We'll update the list as info comes in. Note: We're posting these as we get them. Some places, like supermarkets, may run out of stuff after we post. So check by phone if you can (yeah, we know), and don't hold it against us if things have changed. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    Ike: Officially A Disaster

    Harris County Judge Ed Emmett has just formally declared a "state of disaster" in the county, and oddly enough it has nothing to do with the Texans' performance against Pittsburgh last weekend. The declaration gives Emmett power to issue evacuation orders, close county offices and direct rescue eff ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 3, 2008

    Historic Huaraches in Stafford

    A taco stand yields an awesome breakfast and the solution to a Mexican food mystery

  • News

    February 28, 2008
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    December 27, 2007

    Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

    Tchaikovsky’s countrymen perform his masterpiece

  • Year End

    December 28, 2006

    Your Lucky Night

    Where to celebrate New Year's Eve 2006

  • Year End

    December 21, 2006

    Your Lucky Night

    Where to celebrate New Year's Eve 2006

  • Dining

    October 26, 2006

    Bahn Xeo Buffet

    Kim Son goes all-you-can-eat in a lavish new location on Bellaire

  • News

    August 10, 2006

    Ugly and Slow

    A booster has been messing up downtown for years

  • News

    November 4, 2004

    Daddy Day Care

    Bars and kids -- perfect together in Houston

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Calendar

    June 10, 2004

    Biking Dirty

    BMXers eat dirt and catch air

  • News

    March 4, 2004
  • Calendar

    January 8, 2004

    Look Who's Talking

    Your baby wants to give you a sign

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • News

    May 1, 2003
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    March 13, 2003

    All Duct Up

    From leftist camps and corporate security to semi-panic and port patrols, Houstonians tackle terrorism threats. Sort of.

  • Dining

    February 22, 2001

    The Feng Shui of Dim Sum

    Stay close to the kitchen if you want the best food at Kim Son.

  • Calendar

    December 24, 1998

    Night & Day

    December 24 - 30, 1998

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    June 26, 1997
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