"These things alone he has forbidden to you: What is already dead, blood, the flesh of swine, what has been offered up to other than Allah." Al-Anam 6:145 While driving around Houston, you've probably noticed signs for Halal meat markets or Halal delis. You've probably read labels touting that a c ... More >>
In case words are too difficult for you to manage or you're a 13-year-old girl with an iPhone (you know, when I was your age...), Yelp has just made things a little easier on you. Now, instead of actually typing words like "pizza" or "hamburger" in the search box when you want to find a restaurant ... More >>
Well, Houston, you've proven your love of burgers yet again. More than 1,100 people voted in our poll to determine which burgers in Houston don't get their fair due, and the results are in. It actually wasn't even close for first place, either. Forty-five votes separate first and second places, th ... More >>
For some, dance is truly in the blood.
It may be tough to imagine in Texas, but beef isn't always king. That was the lesson learned at the 3rd annual Burger Bracket this past Saturday at The Refinery, where Rainbow Lodge took home first place with a blended burger patty so good that it won with a landslide of plastic silver voting tokens ... More >>
We held off posting the result for the 2013 Burger Bracket until today, April 2, so that none of you would think the Final 4 were an April Fool's Day joke. Because check out some of those dark horses up there: brand-new icehouse The Refinery over old-school, homespun Stanton's Family Bites, or fancy ... More >>
Our teams of judges have spoken. Eight burgers advance into the next round and we say goodbye to eight more, all of which were worthy competitors. The biggest upset during the Sweet 16 round is likely to be The Refinery edging out Little Bitty Burger Barn in the Readers' Choice bracket -- a newcome ... More >>
On his way to work at Stanton's City Bites the morning of February 19, where he'd manned the front counter for over 30 years, Arthur Fong suffered a massive hemorrhagic stroke. Fong -- known as "Art" to his friends and family -- lingered in the intensive care unit until March 5, when he passed away. ... More >>
Chili Bob's Houston Eats: If two Nicaraguan restaurants in the same location both fail, what do you do? You open a third Nicaraguan restaurant there, as Bruce found out last week when he tried Selva Negra for the first time. (Its previous incarnations were Managua and Nicaragua Restaurant.) Arbitra ... More >>
That's Shakespeare, homes. Though, as it turns out, not really applicable to last night's episode at all. In passing along one of the Machine's numbers last week, Mr. Finch effectively showed Detective Carter his hand. And by thwarting Watson in his attempted murder, Carter did a good job playing i ... More >>
Friends and enemies, music videos are an enduring passion of ours, both filming them ourselves and reporting on the best that we come across year after year. We think the medium has only become better and better with technology being made easier and cheaper for the average independent artist to mast ... More >>
It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship.
The manager at Lucky Burger, at 1601 Richmond, doesn't know why the greasy spoon she runs looks like a giant blue pickle barrel, or why it was built that way (painted orange) when it opened under its original owners in 1975. But the shop -- with its thin lunch counter facing an unremarkable ... More >>
â€‹The police pull you over because you're swerving "all over the road." Fair enough.But this wasn't your typical DWI. For one thing, the arrestee was riding a bicycle. For the other, he got charged not only with public intoxication, but with impersonating a police officer -- all because the thrift- ... More >>
Do you like burgers and beats? Of course you do. You're a red-blooded Houstonian. It just so happens that Stanton's City Bites (1420 Edwards) is hosting a Beats and Eats party on Saturday afternoon from noon to 7 p.m. Live music by BBC, Karina Nistal, Mr. Castillo and more will keep the party going ... More >>
Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. The Wynk: Melissa concocts a dish she calls "Tasty Chicken" out of leftovers in ... More >>
Smallpox vaccination scars are sexy as hell.Welcome back to the weekly roundup at Eating Our Words, where we never roll less than three sous-chefs deep, y'all. Paul Knight started off the week by attending the Grand Opening of Lucky Strike Lanes and sampling their grub. We'll spare you the in ... More >>
Photo by J.C. ReidSeems like every year about this time there's a flurry of blog posts and buzz about an "undiscovered" burger joint called Stanton's City Bites (1420 Edwards St.). Of course, Stanton's has been around forever, but it seems to keep a relatively low profile in the ongoing Houst ... More >>
Photo courtesy of @bakerella In the world of Twitter -- the love-it-or-hate-it microblogging service -- Fridays are known as "Follow Friday," a day devoted to suggesting new or interesting users for your friends to follow. Depending on who you follow, your Twitter stream will be inundated on Friday ... More >>
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