Here's how you be successful in three simple steps: 1. Take four of the city's very best young rappers, ace sirs that have been recognized by brands like MTV and XXL, and put them on a song together. You won't need to worry about energy or creativity because the competitive nature that has to be p ... More >>
In the latest blow to common sense, New York City has moved to ban Big Gulps -- the extra-large soft drinks of the type you usually see in Styrofoam cups triple the size of a human's normal stomach capacity, or anything more than 16 ounces in capacity (which is close to the size of a McDonald's smal ... More >>
Photo by Jeremy ParzenBacon cheeseburger and fries at Whataburger."Sonic, a drive-in chain a based in Oklahoma City," reported The New York Times this week, "added beer and wine to the menu in its new Homestead, Fla., location in July. The addition was based on nearby restaurants' menus, and ... More >>
Norman See/last.fmNice threads, but... yeah. Don't go there.The other day, a friend of ours asked us for our opinion on some ideas for "couple costumes," as in Halloween, including Han Solo and Princess Leia. Ugh. Do you happy couples really start this early in September? Rocks Off thinks ... More >>
I burned the roof of my mouth on this. Can irony be retroactive?Have you ever burned the roof of your mouth, then spent the next week poking at that spot with your tongue, worrying it over and over despite the pain caused by touching the wound? I'm the type of person who does that. It's a mor ... More >>
Photo courtesy of The Moghul's RestaurantNo, I did not take any pictures myself. There was no point.My visit to The Moghul's Restaurant and Bar (11681 Westheimer, 281-589-2300) last night can be summed up in one solitary word: Befuddling. I had been eagerly looking forward to driving out to ... More >>
They're delicious; I promise."I'm not eating that. It looks disgusting." My boyfriend shoved the Styrofoam bowl back across the table at me, its contents jiggling slightly as he did. Inside the bowl were five spheres coated in a fine peanut dust. One of them was oozing a dark, black substanc ... More >>
Really?We've all grocery-shopped in a hurry before, frantically piecing together a meal idea in our heads, trying to remember what we had at home in the fridge and tossing things into the basket. And certainly we've all felt strapped for time when it comes to actually assembling a meal or pac ... More >>
It's getting to be that time of the year in Houston when all I care to consume is chilled liquids. This craving, combined with my general predilection for sweets, makes milkshakes enormously appealing. Thus far I have told myself that full-fat milkshakes are an essential part of a weekly diet ... More >>
The sparkling enope squid, which is found in the Western Pacific Ocean, is a seasonal delicacy that is found in sushi bars between the months of March and May. They're also known as "firefly squid" (hotaru ika in Japanese) because each tentacle contains a photophore that flashes a luminescent ... More >>
An unassuming bar and grill turns out some damn good Cajun food.
If you don't eat black-eyed peas this New Year's Day, next year could be really unlucky. Luckily, there's Family Discount Food.
Photo by rpongsajOkay, confession: It's been years since I went to a Taco Cabana without the aid of a much-needed designated driver. But the bell tolls for all of us, and tonight it's my turn to drunk-sit and someone else's turn to drag me there for tortillas and queso. Walking into the Kir ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttSilence Huang points out good and bad characteristics on a calibration cup of latte.Judging a latte art competition is deceptively difficult, as we found out on Friday night. Silence Huang, one of our fellow judges and a master barista from Taiwan, drew careful diagram ... More >>
When you walk in the front door of Bakery Donut at 1203 11th St. in the Heights, you are overwhelmed with all the choices. There are lots of kolaches, twisters, filled bars and all sorts of breakfast food. The bacon sandwich on a whole wheat English muffin looks awesome. And the donut case it ... More >>
This 16-year-old Indian restaurant is still turning out great curries; just don't expect atmosphere — or silverware.
Photos by Katharine Shilcutt Five Guys vs. Jax GrillDid you know that Monday was National French Fry Day? Yeah, neither did we. We were still distracted by trying unsuccessfully to find poutine for Canada Day (July 1, ya hosers). But take National French Fry Day and combine it with Bastille D ... More >>
Photos by Mike Giglio It started with 24 ounces of Icehouse. Texas Traveler was headed to Austin Friday morning with a couple of friends. We'd already stopped at the overflowing Buc-ee's along the way, and managed to secure some fudge samples -- peanut butter, rocky road and cookies and cream, ... More >>
Photos by Mike GiglioIt started with 24 ounces of Icehouse.Texas Traveler was headed to Austin Friday morning with a couple of friends. We'd already stopped at the overflowing Bucky's along the way, and managed to secure some fudge samples -- peanut butter, rocky road and cookies and cream, all equ ... More >>
In Robb Walsh's recent feature story, "Not So Clear Cut," he explains how meat purveyors treat tough cuts of meat by marinating them with enzymes in commercial vacuum tumblers. But the practice has its risks, as Walsh writes: "We can thank vacuum tumbler technology for turning previously tough cut ... More >>
The egg and chorizo breakfast taco comes with a free roasted jalapeño and your choice of red and green homemade salsas at the taco truck parked behind Bubbles Carwash at Westheimer and Bering. The business is called the "Taco Man" and its run by two brothers from San Luis Potosi. The truck is one ... More >>
The Styrobots are coming! The Styrobots are coming!
In German there's apparently a phrase that translates to "speaking about the weather," which doesn't necessarily mean you talked about the weather with someone; it just means y'all didn't have a whole lot to say. Anyway, we sure are glad it wasn't completely sucky outside this weekend. Not that we s ... More >>
Click the photo for a slideshow of the action Poopy Lungstuffing, The Annoysters, Styrofoam Duck, Muzak John, Kevin 11 The new SHFL location at 3801 Polk Street January 25, 2008 Better than: The month we had to endure without Super Happy Fun Land / Ultra Painful Torture Land Download: Poopy Lungs ... More >>
An old favorite has opened at a new location, but is its upscale Northern Italian fare still worth the price?
Finesilver hosts three gallery-specific installations
A new Afghani restaurant on Bissonnet offers a novel way to break your Ramadan fast
Rice University There's hope underneath that tough facade. Homeless folks now have an option besides aluminum-can recycling and panhandling to earn a little extra cash. The good neighbors at Rice University are dropping Styrofoam boxes all over the city — not filled with beer, which would' ... More >>
Julia Walsh It's tastier than it looks... And now we present "What's in Robb's Refrigerator?", where we ask food critic Robb Walsh what's growing in his Sub-Zero: Looks like some leftover alinazik from Instanbul Grill on Morningside. Alinazik means eggplant puree. This one is mixed up with yogu ... More >>
Cultures collide at Washington and Asbury, with wonderfully tasty results
Nothing? Then paddle to the 34th annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta
Randy Twaddle's work is both politically charged and successful
Great food, lousy atmosphere? Get it to go!
Teaching kids to keep their heads
Fiesta Mart deli
Hard Rock Café
Ragin Cajun Daiquiri
Have you heard the one about the American food critic and the Pakistani cab driver who walk into a barbecue joint?
May's Ice Cream
Why do people go to steak houses? Steak & Chophouse on the Boulevard doesn't know.
The food at Zinnante's Delicatessen is the stuff memories are made of