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'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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Michael Lund, 27-year vetA 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
At this Sugar Land South African restaurant, you'll find a lot of delicious dishes you've never heard of before.
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
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Something kinky's cookin' at Nooky's Erotic Bakery
What could be safer than dropping your kid off at the movies? A lot of things, as it turns out.
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