• Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    This Week In Food Events: The Black Friday/Small Business Saturday Edition

    Everyone's gearing up for Thanksgiving, so the beginning of this week is quiet, but the holiday season gears up in a big way on Black Friday. Check out this calendar for dining deals, special beer tappings and more. Tuesday, November 25 Demystifying French Wines Many people find French wine inti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    My Preferred Hangover Cure, and More, at Juan Mon's International Sandwiches

    Juan Mon's is unassuming. Driving down Taft Street, you could easily miss it, and probably have already: From that vantage point, the view of the restaurant is mostly that of an alcove evidently once intended as a drive-thru, where a food truck which has clearly fallen out of use resides, and weeds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    The 5 Best Happy Hours in Montrose

    If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced win ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2014
  • Dining

    July 25, 2013

    La Casa del Caballo Gets Serious About Steak

    No horsing around at this fine Mexican steakhouse.

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: DJ Klinch Asks, "Can You Dig It?"

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? DJ Klinch of "The Almighty Kracker Nut ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 13, 2012

    Cuchara: Montrose Mexican

    Even though the food is a bit uneven, Cuchara's drinks are spectacular and its dining room filled with energy.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Openings & Closings: New Locations for Pappa Geno's and the Great W'Kana

    The restaurant that Eater Houston called the most anticipated opening of the year is here, so anticipate no more: The Pass & Provisions had its soft opening on Wednesday night and will be open for business this weekend. No surprise there, as the two-in-one restaurant from Seth Siegel-Gardner and Ter ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Health Department Roundup

    We're kind of disappointed there's not a flash-point restaurant or bar in this week's crop of inspection reports - the kind of place that usually brings out the worst in bitchy internet commenters. No one gets worked up about the food-service area of the Hampton Inn on I-10. It's spotless, by the wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    UPDATED: Gravitas Closes Unexpectedly Over the Weekend

    UPDATE: Liquid Gold Hospitality emailed its response, which can be found at the end of this post. The building at 807 Taft once housed the original Antone's Famous Po' Boys & Deli. By 2005, it had closed and reopened as Gravitas, owned by talented chef-turned-restaurateur Scott Tycer and manned by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Montrose Winter Social: Festival of Sound Checks

    Photos by Barry Sigman​For more pics from the inaugural Montrose Winter Social, check out our slideshow. The years spent organizing and attending a number of live music events have taught us several valuable lessons: 1) the line-up will inevitably change the second after being finalized and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Festival Alert: The Montrose Winter Social Set For December 3

    ​The music festival family in Houston just gained another with the Montrose Winter Social, coming December 3 to AvantGarden, Sole Purpose, Numbers, and Mango's, all at the corner of Westheimer and Taft. Shiny Toy Guns are set as the national headliner for this inaugural event. The California ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    We thought too long about the inconsistencies in the Health Department's punitive measures, and look what happened to us. ​Some bigger names caught a little heat this week, and one smaller name caught some ridiculous, Phoenix-in-August heat. We hope the owner of the smaller place in question w ... More >>

  • Music

    September 8, 2011

    Freeway View

    The scenery ain't much, but Azul Lounge is a bubbling little Southside R&B cauldron.

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Keep on Truckin': Taqueria El Palomo

    Taqueria El Palomo​With food trucks being all the rage these days, one can easily forget that they -- specifically, taco trucks -- have been around for a long time. Back in 2007, Robb Walsh even named his Top 10 Taco Trucks in Houston. These taquerias on wheels don't have fancy fusion food, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    "Mother, are you certain these are Merlot? I detect nary a note of plum nor berry yet my palate does sense slightly more tannin than usual. Oh, Mother, it seems you've handed me a cluster of Cabernet Sauvignon yet again, you affable amateur!"​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    First Look at Don Julio's

    Credit where it's due: The margaritas are very good.​As often as I feel exhilarated with the state of the food scene in Houston, I feel exasperated just as frequently. Such is life in our city, and you take the good with the bad. And such is life at Don Julio's, the suburban import Tex-Mex re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Vintage Cocktails: Tiki Drinks

    Brittanie SheyBig Bamboo, served in vintage tall glasses.​Say "tiki drink" to someone unfamiliar with the cocktail style, and they'll often imagine a frozen daiquiri with an umbrella served at some bar where Jimmy Buffett is on repeat and all the patrons wear Tommy Bahama. But the truth is th ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 2, 2010


    Get in Our Belly

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Last Night: B L A C K I E, Summer Blondes, The Tontons And Somosuno At Mango's

    Photos by Marc BrubakerSomosuno​B L A C K I E, Summer Blondes, The Tontons, Somosuno Mango's July 29, 2010 Aftermath had an inkling that we'd wind up at Mango's on Thursday as soon as we heard about the so-called "surprise show." For one, our love of music perpetually drags us out of our home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Eleven Days of Giftmas: Cowboy Boots

    Photos by Brittanie Shey​Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. Cowboy boots are a Texas tradition, and not that Hair Balls cares, but they're apparently a huge trend for this winter. Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Happy Hour Scene - Boheme

    ​If you blink, you might miss Boheme. The coffee shop-by-day, cocktails-by-night hideaway is tucked away on Fairview between Morgan and Taft. On Thursday nights, Boheme gives you the perfect excuse to drink - Spacetaker's Cultured Cocktails Happy Hour. Each week from 5 to 10 p.m., a portion of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Westheimer Block Party News and Notes

    ​This weekend's Westheimer Block Party is already going through some minor scheduling changes, just less than twenty-hours away from the time Bryan Jackson cracks open his first Modelo on Taft. Facebook and MySpace (yeah, we know) have been awash the past two days with changes to the lineup and se ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2009

    "600 sq mi: Hidden" brings the background to the foreground

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Get Your Art Car Weekend On

    It's the Art Car Weekend and there are lots of events to check out. Oh, and lots of folks to check them out with -- 250,000  people are expected to attend the various events over the next three days. There's a sneak peek at the new art cars, along with a few veterans today at Discovery Green. L ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2008

    Dead Poet’s Slam

    Web exclusive!

  • 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 >>

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2008

    Art Car Block Party

    Get your motors revved up for tomorrow’s parade

  • Dining

    May 3, 2007


    Pork Chop Extraordinaire

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2007
  • Dining

    February 23, 2006

    Orange Crush

    The Sidebar

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2005
  • Culture

    April 28, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Calendar

    January 6, 2005
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Calendar

    August 26, 2004

    Boozin' Music

    Everybody in the club gettin' tipsy at Helios

  • News

    July 29, 2004

    Catch of the Day

    Annabelle's Diner says a neighbor keeps using the city to lay siege to the cafe

  • Calendar

    March 18, 2004

    Canadian Invasion

    SXSW heaps sloppy seconds on Houston

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    Gen-X Gospel

    Ecclesia beckons the young with a blend of Christianity and counterculture

  • Dining

    June 12, 2003

    Puppy Love

    Annabelle's Diner

  • Dining

    April 11, 2002

    Fox Bids Adieu

    Chef Tom Williams must give up his restaurant to save his health

  • Dining

    February 7, 2002

    Whata Lotta Falafel

    Antone's Import Co.

  • Dining

    June 14, 2001

    The Highs and Low Country

    Fox Diner is fabulous when it sticks to what it does best

  • Dining

    April 12, 2001

    True Grits

    Speaking off the toque: Tom Williams

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
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    January 28, 1999
  • Dining

    January 16, 1997

    From Start to Finish

    The Fox Diner knows how to begin and end a meal. Now about that middle...

  • Dining

    May 19, 1994
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