Sugar Land

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Houston Restaurant Weeks at Churrascos Sugar Land: A Double Date in the Suburbs

    On a double date with old friends this weekend, we took advantage of Houston Restaurant Weeks and booked a table at Churrascos in Sugar Land. The beautifully designed restaurant -- which won the Houston Press Best South American Restaurant award in 2013, is often overlooked because of its suburban l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Confusion at Osteria Mazzantini

    Unlike past weeks, this week was filled with upsetting and shocking closings. First, let's start with Osteria Mazzantini. On Tuesday, July 1, chef and owner John Sheely informed CultureMap Houston that his newest restaurant, Osteria Mazzantini, which opened in August 2013, would serve its last meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Ice Cream & Hot Dogs Are a Match Made in Heaven

    Summer is a time for ice cream and cold treats, and folks headed to Galveston for a day on the beach should definitely check out Hey Mikey's Ice Cream at 2120 Postoffice Street. The ice cream parlor opened on June 7 and features a multitude of sundaes with hot fudge and brownies, banana splits, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Upcoming: 10,000 Maniacs, Dokken, Kathy Valentine, Plies, Rx Bandits, Sheena Easton, etc.

    10,000 Maniacs: With Emily Elbert., Sat., July 19, 7:30 p.m., $98 to $138. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774. 3 Peace: Sat., June 28, 8 p.m., Free. Baker Street Pub & Grill, 5510 Morningside, Houston, 713-942-9900. '80s Party: Sat., June 28, 8 p.m., Free. Baker St. Pub & Grill Katy, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Website for Married People Looking for Extra Booty Ranks Houston

    There's probably a marriage counseling session going on right now where one of the spouses is talking about porn sites she found on her computer's web browser. Maybe there are some texting conversations that are clearly over the line on another spouses smartphone, or a dress with some strange stains ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat/Drink This Weekend: Cheese, Australian Wine & Saint Arnold Beer

    Le Sagre Series: "I Formaggi Freschi" @ Italian Cultural Community Center Friday, 7-10 p.m. 1101 Milford Learn about Italian food and cheese tonight at the first Italian Sagra, a cheese festival, hosted by the Italian Cultural Community Center. Enjoy a small-bites buffet and wine pairings with a mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Upcoming Events: The Bull & The Pearl Pop-Up Dinner & RA Sushi Guest Appreciation Day

    The new Korean restaurant in River Oaks, Nara, now offers lunch and social hour menus. For lunch, chef Donald Chang will prepare a variety of new Korean dishes, such as buchim-gae (kimchi and seafood pancakes), oh-jing-uh bokkum (Korean sauteed squid), three sushi rolls and three Korean flatbread pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Midtown Gets A New Bar & The Month in Openings & Closings

    As we enter February, The Woodlands residents prepare for the closing of Hubbell & Hudson Market and the Viking Cooking School. The cooking school classes will conclude on February 28 (all are sold out), followed by the market's closing on or before March 12, according to a press release from the ma ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 8, 2013

    Top 5 Enchilada Platters to Try In Houston

    Satisfy Tex-Mex cravings with one of these offerings.

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Is the Atlantic League Expanding to The Woodlands? Maybe

    The Atlantic League exists because the New York Mets didn't want the New York Yankees to have a minor league team in Long Island. Bud Selig had yet to become Major League Baseball commissioner for life and Fay Vincent had been forced out by the major league owners. So with nobody around to block the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Openings & Closings: An Earlier Goodbye from Feast, But a Happy Welcoming of Christine Ha

    The month of May has seen many restaurants and bars come and go, including a few surprises and an earlier good-bye from a well-loved restaurant, but this week fortunately brought more openings than closings. As Mai Pham reported, Seasons 52 opened last week on Thursday offering a menu filled with i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Are the Skeeters the New Astros?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Wild Game Cook-off, Art Cars & Food Trucks, a Craw-wish Boil and a Mother's Day Reminder

    Yaga's Wild Game BBQ Cook-off Saturday, 8 a.m. Pier 21, Galveston Island Yaga's has been one of the most consistent fixtures on downtown Galveston's Strand for decades, and this year the restaurant is celebrating its 17th annual Yaga's Wild Game BBQ Cook-off by raising its millionth dollar for Galv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: How to Fight Early Summer Boredom Edition

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: Drinking for Sport Edition

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    I-69 Signs Along I-59: No, It's Not a Clever Joke. Stop Giggling.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Texans-Saints: 4 Winners, 4 Losers (The Trindon Holliday Conundrum Edition)

    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 >>

  • Dining

    August 23, 2012

    Drawn by Drunken Seven-Year-Olds

    The five ugliest beer labels in Texas.

  • Dining

    August 2, 2012

    Do It Yourself

    Top five condiments to make at home.

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    A Cathartic Brunch at Blu

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Pepper Jacks the Old Cabo Space and We Wrap Up May

    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 >>

  • News

    May 24, 2012

    2012 Summer Guide

    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.

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Openings & Closings: Flying Saucers and Farmers Markets

    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 >>

  • 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

    October 14, 2011

    Upcoming Events: Monsters (and Mikkels) of Beer

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Lynne Ellen Field: A Few Drinks And An Ex-Husband's Wedding Equals Arson Fun

    Lynne Ellen Field didn't take the news well​Here'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 >>

  • Dining

    May 12, 2011

    Take It Outside

    Our picks for the best patios in Houston.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Openings & Closings: April 2011

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Houston's Best Patios: The 10 Best to Catch Up with Friends

    Photo by GroovehouseBehind the front doors at Baba Yega is one of Houston's grande dame patios.​​​​With patio weather season in full swing, Houstonians are absolutely spoiled for places to enjoy the day outside. And sometimes all you know is that you're in the mood for a patio, but can't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Openings & Closings

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Gimme (A Tax) Shelter

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Aftermath: The Jonbenet Goes Out In a Fine Frenzy at Walter's

    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 >>

  • Dining

    March 5, 2009

    Trainsmash and Bobotie at Out of Africa

    At this Sugar Land South African restaurant, you'll find a lot of delicious dishes you've never heard of before.

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Slideshow: Classical Indian Dance at Stafford Civic Center

    We've loaded up some photos from Daniel Kramer of this past weekend's celebration of the 33rd anniversary of the Anjali Center for Indian Performing Arts in Sugar Land. Have a look. - KP

  • 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

    July 29, 2008

    Houston Still Seeing Job Growth (Thank Christ)

    Houston may not be big on that hip, trendy stuff like recycling, but we are kicking ass in a different category -- job growth. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has just released its June 2008 report on job growth in the country's 12 largest metropolitan areas. Houston leads the way.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2008

    Here Comes the Black

    Austin roots-rockers the Black, whose frontman David Longoria is a satellite member of ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - he plays keyboards from time to time; ...ToD singer Conrad Keely sometimes returns the favor by sitting in on viola with the Black - and whose shows often feel like w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2007
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    January 22, 2007

    Bad Hair Day

    The creamy beige envelope had an impressive return address: Donald J. Trump. And it was addressed specifically to me. Inside, the card said "Special Invitation." Opening it, two tickets fell to my desk. Donald Trump was smiling at me from them. Could it be that I was going to get to meet the Trumpst ... More >>

  • Resolutions

    January 19, 2006
  • News

    May 20, 2004

    Sudden Impact

    What could be safer than dropping your kid off at the movies? A lot of things, as it turns out.

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Ice Rink


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    September 25, 2003
  • News

    August 15, 2002

    At What Price?

    Plus: So-So What, Right with Wong, Love Lessons

  • Dining

    April 26, 2001

    Everything's Kosher

    Two new eateries lay down the Jewish dietary laws

  • Calendar

    May 20, 1999

    Night & Day

    May 20 - 26, 1999

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    January 21, 1999
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    March 19, 1998
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