Satisfy Tex-Mex cravings with one of these offerings.
Cheap tickets. Fun atmosphere. Professional baseball. Creative charitable endeavors. Remember when that used to describe the Astros? That was awhile back. Sure, you can still get $7 tickets to Astros games if you want to sit near the roof out in left field. The atmosphere is fun...when the Yankees a ... More >>
Despite a last gasp of cold air last week, it's warm outside and getting hotter by the minute. For me, the best day of the year is October 1. It's the probable end to hurricane season in Texas (if not the ACTUAL end for the Atlantic), the NFL is in full swing and the NBA is about to launch training ... More >>
It's that magical time of the year when the weather starts to warm up (except for this weekend -- what the hell, Houston?) and white people celebrate Mexican heritage by drinking themselves into oblivion. But if loving a margarita is wrong, I don't wanna be right, so bring on Cinco De Mayo! But, t ... More >>
Whenever I think of U.S. 59, I think of constant gridlock from Shepherd through the 288/I-45 interchange, the flat, treeless drive to Ft. Bend County and the piney woods of east Texas, in all its glory. It is a unique stretch of road that runs from Mexico well into Missouri. Oh, sure, it changes num ... More >>
Who they are: Turquoise Grill has received many awards for its Turkish cuisine over the years. It was chosen as the Best Mediterranean in Houston by the Houston A List and was recently named as one of the top 10 restaurants in the Upper Kirby area here at Eating...Our Words. Owner Yilmaz "Jim" Dok ... More >>
If you are a sports couch potato (and if you are reading this, chances are that is the case), Saturday night was one of those nights that we probably take for granted all of the technological advances that allow us to consume all of the fare on the sports buffet simultaneously. Picture if you will, ... More >>
Top five condiments to make at home.
I'm always on the lookout for a good weekend brunch. Monday through Friday's routine of two egg whites with spinach and black coffee gives way to decadent meals of French toast, omelets and day drinking -- and I've found a new place worth the trip for just this kind of occasion. Fueled by a delicio ... More >>
Because sometimes around EOW, we like to take a little poetic license with things, here is the past week's restaurant news presented in some merry iambic pentameter: Though downtown's lost a Mexican rest'rant, Fear not because another soon will haunt The Cabo space with patio sublime: Pepper Jacks ... More >>
A new minor league baseball team, a new amusement park, the urban wilderness of Buffalo Bayou, food, concerts and plays — Houston, prepare to get your summer on.
For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. Family-r ... More >>
Executive Chef Junnajet "Jett" Hurapan of the new Blu Restaurant and Lounge (2248 Texas Dr; www.blusugarland.com) in Sugar Land's Town Square, couldn't stop smiling when I was taking pictures of him in the kitchen. "In New York, the photographers didn't want me to smile," he says, but for me he smil ... More >>
Eight shopping days left 'til Christmas. Drink up.Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're honoring the spiritual and religious roots of the holiday season by keeping the "Saturn" in "Saturnalia!" We hope you'll join us in serving the traditional Christmas goos ... More >>
H-E-B's Montrose Market will be open in less than a week.In big grocery news this week, Trader Joe's has set its sights on The Woodlands as its first Houston-area store, Phoenicia has finally opened downtown and H-E-B's Montrose Market is close to opening at 1701 West Alabama. Stay tuned next ... More >>
Those of you already looking forward to the annual Monsters of Beer festival on November 12 now have something equally cool to look forward to: Night After Monsters at Whole Foods Montrose on Sunday, November 13. While the Monsters festival is only $35, Night After Monsters is a little more expensi ... More >>
Photo by Sugar Land policeSamuel Sullivan: Not a DIY guyFew things can be more aggravating than computer troubles. You just want to get that sucker fixed. Samuel McCord Sullivan wanted it so bad that he didn't seem to realize he was handing over evidence of his child-porn collection when he ... More >>
Calamari is delicious but sad. Just think of all the many-armed hugs that squid will never give.Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where, thanks to our new Gelatin Piranha™ we bought off of a late-night infomercial, we can now gelatinize an entire cow in under four ... More >>
Lynne Ellen Field didn't take the news wellHere's a lesson for you men out there: You don't want to get on the bad romantic side of Lynne Ellen Field of Waller. Field, 48, got two years' probation today for her reaction -- after having a few drinks -- to learning the news that her ex-husband ... More >>
Our picks for the best patios in Houston.
Photo by lc_dbKing Biscuit was one of the many restaurants to close over the past week.After a quiet few weeks, a rash of openings, delays and unexpected closings tore through the city this past week, starting with the news that Austin's "sexy Tex-Mex" import Vivo is not coming to San Felipe ... More >>
Photo by GroovehouseShort ribs with chimichurri sauce at Tango & Malbec.Last night saw the grand opening of Houston's newest South American restaurant, the oddly named Tango & Malbec (2800 Sage, 713-629-8646). No, it's not a supper club with cheesy dancers; it's an Argentinean establishment r ... More >>
Hire those immigrants, dammit!When the Department of Justice puts out a press release about a local employer getting penalized over immigration issues, it's usually because the company has been hiring illegal aliens.Not so with Sugar Land's Aquatico Pool Managment: The DOJ announced today they ha ... More >>
Check out the nifty wine glass/plate combo. The giant outdoor food and wine extravaganza known as the Sienna Sip and Stroll held in the Sienna Plantation development in Sugar Land is just one of many epicurean events encompassed in the annual Grand Wine & Food Affair. Last Saturday, desperate ... More >>
Even if Uncle Sam took a great big bite out of your wallet this year, there are still ways to enjoy a good meal today -- several, in fact -- thanks to local restaurants taking advantage of your newfound poverty to offer free or reduced-price goodies today. It's like a crack dealer giving you ... More >>
Photos by Jason Allen Saturday night saw the last show from Houston via Sugar Land's The Jonbenet, who quite nearly tore apart Walter's on Washington with a 15-song set covering the band's history from 2003 on. Lead singer Michael Murland whipped the crowd into a fine frenzy, with the pit churnin ... More >>
Photo by Robb WalshI ate a brisket and sausage sandwich the other day at the new Brookstreet BBQ location on Westheimer west of Beltway 8. Ever since I ate the Bohemian Special at Mustang Creek BBQ in Louise, I have been trying to recreate the brisket and sausage sandwich at every barbecue ... More >>
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is opening a new branch in Fort Bend County; the 43,000-square-foot HMNS at Sugar Land will open in October in a "historic prison building," according to the museum's official announcement.The new facility sounds nice -- four permanent exhibits mirroring the ... More >>
At this Sugar Land South African restaurant, you'll find a lot of delicious dishes you've never heard of before.
Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, a New York food writer asked me, "Is the Grimaldi's in Houston as good as the Grimaldi's in Brooklyn, or did they just license the name?" I told her that was the very question we were on our way to answering. It was also a great excuse to go to the original Pat ... More >>
Three Brothers Bakery is sorely missed around my house. The holidays aren't the same without the gingerbread men and the gooey poppyseed strudel. And I haven't had a loaf of caraway rye that came close to theirs since they closed. Three Brothers had three locations up until a couple of years ago. Bu ... More >>
An image crisis in Fort Bend County
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U.S. 59 South
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May 20 - 26, 1999