Passover Seders are unique to each family, though parts of the ceremonial meal -- including embarrassing the youngest person at the table with the singing of the four questions -- are constant. Hebrew songs and readings, the central plate of bitter herbs, and the cup reserved for Elijah are among th ... More >>
Well, sadly, after Tuesday's Comcast Sports Net court proceedings in Houston, roughly 60 percent of the greater Houston area is still unable to watch our local NBA basketball team and our local Major League Baseball team on television. As someone in that non-Comcast sector of Houston fans, it's ma ... More >>
What a month it has been for openings and closings! Fortunately, we haven't seen many restaurants leave the Houston dining scene, but we are in store for a ton of anticipated fall openings. We will get to that in a little bit, so let's start with the the openings and closings from this week. Habibi ... More >>
Sugar Land finally has a traditional Brazilian restaurant.
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 >>
Another week behind us and another weekend of hot, humid Houston weather in front. Time to kick back in the air conditioning and watch some movies in the dark surrounded by ice packs and half a dozen oscillating fans. Now, that is how you spend a summer weekend. I'm sorry, what? Oh, this post is abo ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
This limited release, oak barrel-aged Bodacious Double IPA from Karbach Brewing Co. has been a bit difficult to find in area restaurants, but we managed to find a bottle at this Sugar Land burger favorite. And just as with its popular growler program (which allows you to take home draft beer in a ga ... More >>
I will be the first to admit, I never expected to like much Sugar Land's Town Square had to offer, much less the package as a whole. Between the distance, the generally unappealing Town Center shopping format or the fact most other concepts of this nature dotting Houston's landscape tend to be a tea ... More >>
The five ugliest beer labels in Texas.
Rewind: What Happened to That ZZ Top Show In The Woodlands? ZZ Top Returns to Espanol for September's LA FUTURA Apparently Roger Clemens wasn't enough. Now everybody wants to play. According to its Web site, ZZ Top will play Constellation Field, the home of the Sugar Land Skeeters, on Saturday, O ... More >>
I love judging bartending contests. I love watching bartending contests. The showmanship and passion that is on display at these events -- Miss Speed Rack Houston, for example, or the recent Don Q Rum competition (both of which are sending female Houston bartenders to national championships in New Y ... More >>
An inviting patio and good crepes still weren't enough to save La Mia.This week brings a lot of sad news, so we'll get that out of the way first. Ripping the Band-Aid off and all that... Three restaurants closed this past week, two of which we actually liked. One of them even received a glow ... More >>
Coming soon: Free bitch-slaps for anyone who says, "Meet me at the Finn."It's been a busy month for restaurant openings, closings, name changes and remodels. Hang onto your coffee cups -- we've got a lot of restaurant news to get through in one post. Openings: BlackFinn American Grille is c ... More >>
Photo by Whole Foods MarketI'll take any excuse to try a good Malbec.Whole Foods Market's Houston and Sugar Land stores are gearing up for the holidays with two in-store events this week: One to get you drunk (a holiday wine tasting) and one to keep you shrunk (a holiday healthy tips event) ... More >>
Mezzanotte owner Gerry Sarmiento released the above video on his website late last month to give diners a preview of his new restaurant, Piqueo, which is scheduled to open in the middle of next month. Like Mezzanotte, Piqueo will also be in Cypress -- right next door, in fact. "It's going to make i ... More >>
Texas legislators are likely to agree to closing the century-old Central Unit prison in Sugar Land, mostly because it sits on land near the airport that can be developed. It's one of several Texas Department of Criminal Justice units in the area; a compound of four units is nearby in unincorporated ... More >>
Gabriel Jones/Merge RecordsTonight's the night. Win and Will Butler of conquering indie heroes Arcade Fire finally return to the town that indirectly won them a Grammy, The Woodlands. On last year's The Suburbs, the Butlers and their Canadian compatriots reflected on the brothers' restless M ... More >>
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 >>
Today's installment of Young & Recessioned features Megan Roiz, a 21-year-old senior at Texas A&M from Sugar Land who is having a tough time finding a part-time job for the summer. The first job I got, I was 16. I've worked at two different pet stores, I did a counselor job for a summer c ... More >>
In a nondescript storefront named simply "Classic Bakery" next to Wel-Farm on Highway 6 sits an unassuming Chinese bakery that serves some of the most delicious chicken pot pies I've ever tasted.
The photographers in our Flickr pool had their share of festivals, concerts, parties and scenery to choose from this past week, as Houston blossoms during the fall months. One such festival was Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, celebrated in Sugar Land and seen below. Enjoy some of our favorite ... More >>
Can waterfalls really freeze?
Photo by antkrizThe deep, dark mystery of just how much it's going to cost to build the proposed Fort Bend school district's elaborate "science center" has been solved -- to a degree.The school board approved a resolution recently that more or less caps the cost at $26 million.And now former Sugar L ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MetzgarStewed in black tea, soy sauce and spices, Chinese tea eggs are ideal as snacks or placed on top of a bed of noodles. The flavor is savory and a little bit salty. The shells are gently cracked before the eggs are steeped in the marinade, leaving brown marbling on the egg white. ... More >>
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
Michael Lyddon slept on this bench at night because he had nowhere else to go. According to elected officials in Fort Bend, though, he doesn't exist
Fish City Grill's half-shell treats
Japaneiro's Sushi Bistro and Latin Grill
How much more can you cut?
Sugar Land spreads its legs
A raid on an end-of-year teen party leads to heavy-duty punishments and angry parents
Something kinky's cookin' at Nooky's Erotic Bakery
Japaneiros Sushi Bistro & Latin Grill in Sugar Land certainly is living up to its name
The hunt is on
Magnus Hansson's new bakery-cafe is worth an expedition