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  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    First Look at Cadillac Coffee Food Truck

    It's no secret that Houston has an ample number of food trucks serving lunch and dinner. But lately, the expansion of food trucks seems to lean more toward breakfast options and caffeinated beverages. Espresso Rescue joined the food truck scene just a few months ago and often sets up shop with Katm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Make Czech Kolaches At Home

    Texas Monthly: Seriously, what kind of Texan doesn't love kolaches? While we have some awesome places to grab an authentic Czech kolache in Houston (think Revival Market), it's always fun to make your own. Texas Monthly shares a recipe from the Little Czech Bakery in West, Texas, complete with an ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Starbucks Won't Be Bringing Booze to Houston, But Who Cares?

    Starbucks recently announced that it would be adding beer and wine, as well as an "evenings menu," to select locations around the country, after testing the plan in 26 markets during the last several years. The bad news? Starbucks booze isn't coming to Houston anytime soon. The good news? We don't n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Top 5 Starbucks Desserts

    Most people go to Starbucks for their daily coffee fix, but I visit in order to feed my addiction to sweets. Their desserts have improved greatly in the past five years and some even stand up to small-batch treats found at local bakeries. Try one of my five favorites some afternoon when you need som ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 5, 2013
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    November 13, 2013

    Kolache Factory Takes on Starbucks With Katz: We Drink Both, Just For You, Dear Reader

    Local Kolache Factory takes on national Starbucks with a cup of coffee.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Top 5 Coffee Shop Etiquette Tips in the Age of Laptop Hobos

    I don't know about you, but I can easily hole up in a coffee shop, start writing (and by that I mean scouring Facebook and watching cat videos on YouTube) and not realize until three hours later that I haven't moved or refilled my cup. But coffee shop owners, it seems, are noticing. I've read a nu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Amorfa: The Best SNL Parody Commerical In a Long Time Lampoons Starbucks

    Starbucks satire has grown increasingly stale as Americans slip into quiet acquiescence to the fact that the omnipresent Starbucks stores are now as much a part of our landscape as stop signs. Even though the coffee giant closed 600 stores in 2008 and then another 300 stores in 2009, it's roared bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Pumpkin Granola Bars

    Because we can now purchase Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks, it is now fall. Yes, I let Starbucks determine what season it is. No judging. In honor of the start of fall, this week, I looked for a pumpkin recipe on Pinterest. With options ranging from pumpkin fudge to pumpkin pie French Toast, I d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Starbucks Breakfast Wrap Almost Worth the Average Cup of Joe

    As ambivalent as I am about Starbucks coffee, I'm really starting to warm up to its food. Over the last year I have had considerable luck with Starbucks' breakfast sandwiches as well as their fruit-and-cheese "Bistro Box," so it didn't feel like too much of a risk when I recently ordered a spinach a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Nacogdoches Man Creates the Most Expensive Starbucks Drink Ever

    As if the coffee chain wasn't overpriced enough as it is, one East Texas man decided to beat Starbucks at its own game. The result: the most expensive Starbucks drink ever at $23.60 for the cup. It ended up being completely undrinkable, as one might imagine. Not only for the flavor -- which Logan W ... 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 31, 2011

    What Kind of Coffee Do You Unwittingly Resemble?

    You look like...a grande mocha, no sugar, no whip, extra dry, half skim, half whole milk with caramel. Sugar-free caramel. Jerk.​This weekend, I stopped into Inversion for a caffeine infusion in my preferred format: a cortado, which is a shot of espresso cut with an equal amount of steamed mil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Fast Times Snack Attack: Starbucks Cheese & Fruit Bistro Box

    Photo by Christina Uticone​Bad planning and Houston traffic led to my latest Fast Times adventure. I had a full day of meetings and errands planned out, and I knew I would be gone for hours. I have been on quite the health kick lately, so I even brown-bagged some healthy snacks: fruits, veggie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Starbucks Closes 600 Stores in 2008; Opens 800 More in 2011

    They're baaaaaack.​In 2008, Starbucks moved to close 600 stores nationwide, a decision by the coffee giant to eliminate stores that weren't contributing to the bottom line and cannibalizing the business of other, closer Starbucks locations that had long since paid for their own overhead and we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today John Kiely declared Classic Donuts better than Shipley's. Then commenter Mike Simon alerted us to the following: There is a new Shipley Do-Nuts "Concept Store" at 12225 Westheimer which takes things to another level. They serve hot donuts, beignets and fresh kolaches (try the Italian s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Starbucks: Now Serving Starbucks Coffee

    Maybe not the best placement for that white sign.​...just in case you were wondering. The Midtown Starbucks at Smith and West Gray seems exceedingly proud of this fact, writing it in huge letters on a white sign hung from the store's fence, leading us to wonder: What did it serve before it se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Top 5: Starbucks Locations

    Pick up a few groceries after hitting the Starbucks inside a Randall's on Westheimer.​Katharine Shilcutt just counted down her top 10 coffee houses in town. While those places are great, we all hit Starbucks now and again, too. On average, I visit once a week. I'm certainly not the biggest fan ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    Lamar's eLibrary

    Goodbye paper books, hello Facebook.

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Taste Test: Nescafé Clasico vs. Starbucks Via

    ​On a recent trip to a Foodarama, I found eight packets of Starbucks Via instant coffee for $5.69 and an eight-packet box of Nescafé Clasico for $1.09. That's right, more than a $4 difference. That being said, the instructions on the Starbucks call to add eight ounces of water, while the Nesc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Top Five Appetizing Spa Treatments in Houston

    Zeetz JonesNot just for eating...​These days, it seems food and drink are meant not just to be eaten but also to be massaged into our skin, soaked into our hair and rubbed into our nails. (Perhaps this is also why spas offer "menus" of services.) And forget the old cucumbers-over-your-eyelids ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Iced Coffee

    This is still my all-time favorite, when I can find it.​It's only the very beginning of May, yet it's already becoming oppressively hot by 10 a.m. each day. And although no good morning can start without a cup of coffee, the hot black stuff just doesn't appeal on days when my legs are sticking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    They're Modifying The "Bible Of Psychiatry": Five Houston-Specific Disorders They Should Consider

    ​The DSM, the so-called "Bible of Psychiatry," is getting a re-do. More mental disorders will be included, as the Washington Post says: Children who throw too many tantrums could be diagnosed with "temper dysregulation with dysphoria." Teenagers who are particularly eccentric might be candidates f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Hans' Bierhaus Asks: "War (Huh) Yeah: What Is It Good For?"

    ​You may not have known it, but a war has been brewing for five years between the residents of the Robinhood Condominums and the owners/patrons/performers at Hans' Bierhaus, a bar with a big patio just outside Rice Village. Or, to hear Bierhaus owner Bill Cave tell is, it's not so much a war -- it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Starbucks' Artisan Bacon Sandwich: Taking One for the Team

    I took one for the team this morning and finally consented to try one of Starbucks' new artisan breakfast sandwiches that have been created as part of an effort to put "real food" into the stores aside from fatty pastries and dry croissants. Y'all owe me for this one. The Good: The artisan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Houston's Worth It, Says Visiting Brit

    Madame B., a blogger for Here Is The City News, "London's fastest growing financial website," was quite charmed by her recent stay here. "Let's All Move to Houston" she urged in her headline, under which she gushed about her stay at the plush Royalton at River Oaks, with its free Starbucks in the lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Anti-Semitism Rears Its Ugly Head in Klein Independent School District?

    Jewish parents at Klein High School want to know what Terri Hall, the academic adviser to the student newspaper, was thinking when she allowed what some of them consider an anti-Semitic news article and editorial to be published in the January 30 edition of the Klein Bearchat.The banner story in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Black Day For What Makes Houston Houston

    Chase Bank recently announced that it will close 36 of its newly acquired Houston-Area WaMu locations over the next month. (Leaving a mere 220 behind.) Starbucks likewise announced 200 upcoming nationwide closures. Swamplot scarcely exaggerates the matter when it brands it a "Pad Site Massacre." Not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Get Your Free Election Day Stuff (And Maybe Break the Law)

    Don't forget, Election Day is a great day for freebies. If you need a cab ride to the polls, it's free. Or at least the first $25 of the ride is. (Contrary to rumors, riding the bus or train is not free today, unless you live in Dallas or Austin or some other hippie town.) Then you can get a free ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2008

    Michael Gates Gill

    The author of How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else tells all

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008
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    July 18, 2008

    Starbucks, We Hardly Knew Ye

    Houston is absolutely kicking ass...when it comes to how many Starbucks are closing in town. The company's newly updated list shows 11 of the coffee places being shuttered, far more than most cities. Chicago, for instance, will only lose five stores. Which Houston-area stores are gone?

  • Dining

    November 15, 2007

    Café Orleans Express

    This hard-to-find sandwich stand is a little slice of NOLA on the Katy Freeway

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2007

    Starbucks Makes Nice with Holiday Cups

    You know, up close, these things actually look kind of kinky. When I want to be kind to someone, there’s nothing like a practical joke to make him feel good. A buzzer on the hand, a plastic bug in the Chardonnay, a “kick me” sign…it just shows you care. Starbucks and I must be, like, channel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2007

    We'd Been Looking for an Excuse to Quote Wesley Snipes...

    "Good question. I have no idea why they ran this photo either. So would you like some more peanuts?" The world would be a much more peaceful place if, instead of killing our enemies, we simply tapped them on the shoulder and said, “King me, beyatch!” Anyone interested in observing such a Utop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2007

    Tunnel Mole on Speed

    Tunnel Mole™ has learned about a new religious holiday--hey, it's the one we celebrate this weekend! Coworkers tell TM that Sunday is NASCAR Day; what with the Coca-Cola 600 and the Indy 500 on the same day. I don't know about you, but I feel the need for speed. One of our society's greatest poe ... More >>

  • News

    June 16, 2005

    David vs. Goliath

    Scenes from the Starbucks trial

  • Calendar

    September 30, 2004

    Coffee Crusader

    Hell-raiser Reverend Bill battles Starbucks and shopping

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
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    September 23, 2004
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    September 23, 2004
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    September 23, 2004
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    October 23, 2003
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    September 25, 2003

    Best Hardware Store

    Southland Hardware

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    September 26, 2002
  • Dining

    August 29, 2002

    Bean Town

    Will Houston ever reach a caffeine overdose?

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    September 20, 2001
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    September 21, 2000
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    September 21, 2000
  • Music

    November 18, 1999

    Viva Japanic!

    Local Music News

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