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  • Dining

    April 10, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014: A Love Letter to Houston Food

    Celebrating our city's diverse culinary scene.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Do You Want to Dine Next to A Stranger?

    Texas Monthly: This month, Texas Monthly shines the light on Coltivare, the new restaurant from Ryan Pera and Morgan Weber of Revival Market. Patricia Sharpe writes about the delightful focaccia bread, describing it as "a miracle of springy texture and crunchy crust, luxuriantly brushed with Spanish ... More >>

  • News

    March 20, 2014

    Trapped: There Are No Simple Solutions to Houston's Traffic Crisis

    The crazy, complicated conundrum of Houston traffic.

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    The 10 Worst Roads in Houston (Right Now)

    When I recently asked people to give me their worst roads in Houston, I knew what I would be in for. Having already discussed the matter with others at the Press as well as friends and acquaintances, I could guess what people would say. The truth is, there are a ton of roads in Houston at the moment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Restaurant Impossible Comes to Gratifi To Save the Struggling Restaurant

    Change is coming to the little eatery once again. After 20 years in business, Ziggy's Healthy Grill at the corner of Fairview and Taft shuttered briefly in late 2012 to get a facelift. When it re-debuted, it did so as Gratifi, a new-ish restaurant with an increased focus on craft beers and a decreas ... More >>

  • Year End

    December 26, 2013

    Ringing in the New Year: The 2013 Houston Press New Year's Eve Guide

    Find out where to celebrate in the Bayou City.

  • Dining

    October 31, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Pizzas

    The rest of the best 2013.

  • Dining

    May 30, 2013

    Max's Wine Dive Moving to Montrose

    What does that mean for Houston?

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    New Azerbaijan Cultural Center Shows Why Baku Was the Houston of the Soviet Union

    Irada Akhoundova remembers when the Soviet military rumbled outside her house. It was late 1991, post-perestroika, pre-independence, and Akhoundova, a principal of one of the schools of the Azerbaijan Republic, heard the four-wheelers and hard-tops tossing gravel outside her house. It was an early m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Houston Native Wine Celeb Ray Isle Returns Home, Finds Food Scene "Deeply Local While Still Cosmopolitan"

    My 80-year old mother may not know his name but she knows his face. "You mean that handsome young man who talks about wine on the Today show with Kathie Lee [Gifford] and Hoda [Kotb]?" she asks when I mention that I'm having lunch in Houston with Food & Wine executive wine editor Ray Isle. But hey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Houston's 10 Sweetest 420 Shows and Festivals

    I'm not going to launch into some long diatribe as an opening to this blog; there's no need. All that needs to be said can be summed up in one word -- weed. That's right. This is a blog about all the sweet 420 festivals and events around Houston to help you declare your love for the mean green hol ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 3, 2013

    Pho to Ramen, Bulgogi to Bo 7 Mon

    The top 10 restaurants in Chinatown.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    2012: The Year in Openings and Closings

    Here it is. The wooly mammoth of a post that we provide to you as a public service every year. All of 2012's openings and closings, listed by month, without fanfare or commentary. This is just the nitty gritty of every single restaurant whose doors have shut or opened in the last 12 months. Enjoy. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Rest(aurants) In Peace: Notable Closings of 2012

    Some restaurants just couldn't wait for the Mayan apocalypse on December 21, 2012 and decided to implode all on their own, while other restaurants simply expired of old age and waning interest in a city that's constantly chasing after the next big thing. Instead of a toast to the restaurants we'll ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2012

    Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 5 local music venues.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Ziggy's Healthy Grill Gets a Makeover and New Name: gratifi

    Ziggy's Healthy Grill has undergone a lot of changes in the past five years: Its location on West Alabama closed to make way for Sorrel Urban Bistro, its downtown location will be closing soon, and its Montrose location is undergoing a significant makeover. Starting with a fresh paint job on the his ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 25, 2012

    Bread and Relaxation at Kraftsmen Cafe

    Scott Tycer finds his sweet spot serving simple, delicious food.

  • Dining

    June 7, 2012

    Lucio's Hidden in Plain Sight

    Montrose gem offers exquisite food, a generous BYOB policy and a gorgeous patio.

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    One Night with Glenn Beck: A Twitter Diary

    Photo by Craig HlavatyThey lined up to hear Glenn Beck.​Glenn Beck was in Houston on Friday for a stop on his current speaking tour, dubbed the "Glenn Beck Live On Stage!" tour; it was everything I hoped it would be, with a few twists and turns. As an observer of most things Tea Party and cons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    A Savory Crepe from Melange Creperie

    ​The other day, after dropping my daughter off at school and with hunger setting in, I decided to swing by the corner of Westheimer and Taft and see what Buffalo Sean was whipping up at Melange Creperie. I don't find my way over there often but am always glad of the decision. Not only are Sean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Never Mind SXSW, Says Promoting Machine Eric Dean

    ​To say that Eric Dean is having a busy week is putting it mildly. Such is the life of a promoter, especially with the influx of touring artists that hit Houston in March due to SXSW. Dean's calendar is packed with music at the moment, including a free punk show at Mango's tonight as well as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Grilled Mac & Cheese Sandwich at Ziggy's

    ​For a restaurant known for its healthy dining options, Ziggy's Bar & Grill has an impressive edge when it comes to junk food of the highest order. To wit: The grilled mac & cheese sandwich seen above. The story of the grilled mac & cheese sandwich -- a special, limited-time creation inspired ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Bartender Chat: Frank Moore of Gravitas

    ​Frank Moore knows a thing or two about booze, such as when it is an appropriate time to drink. "If it's a day of the week that ends in the word 'day,'" he says, "it's a good day to drink." So it makes sense that he's been bartending for more than ten years. On a beautiful Monday afternoon, EO ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Textile Takes a Summer Vacation

    Photo by Troy FieldsTextile's outstanding bacon tart with a poached quail egg on top was a favorite.​With the news that popular pastry chef Plinio Sandalio plans to move to Austin to work with David Bull, it didn't come as a huge surprise when I found out via text message late last night that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Ziggy's In Montrose Might Close Due To Parking Dispute

    ​Ziggy's Bar and Grill, the yellow restaurant in Montrose, is the latest business fighting with the city about parking, a problem usually reserved for all the new places popping up on Washington Avenue. Last week, Ziggy's owner met with city council, according to the restaurant's Twitter page, to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Ziggy's In Montrose Might Close Over Parking Dispute

    ​Ziggy's Bar and Grill, the yellow restaurant in Montrose, is the latest business fighting with the city about parking, a problem usually reserved for all the new places popping up on Washington Avenue. Last week, Ziggy's owner met with city council, according to the restaurant's Twitter page, to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Food Fight: Battle Meatloaf

    Ziggy's Healthy Grill vs. Mama's CafeWhen we asked our followers on Twitter which foods they'd like to see featured in the new weekly food fight, at least one response was [oddly] overwhelming: meatloaf. Personally, meatloaf is one of those items -- much like chicken and dumplings or cor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Follow Friday for Houston Food Hounds

    Photo courtesy of @bakerella In the world of Twitter -- the love-it-or-hate-it microblogging service -- Fridays are known as "Follow Friday," a day devoted to suggesting new or interesting users for your friends to follow. Depending on who you follow, your Twitter stream will be inundated on Friday ... More >>

  • Music

    March 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Follow Friday for Foodies

    The group collective on Twitter, the increasingly popular micro-blogging and social networking platform, has developed a recent tradition called Follow Friday.  Follow Friday is part circle jerk, part honest and helpful advice from your Twitter friends on who to follow if you're new or simply l ... More >>

  • News

    March 20, 2008
  • Culture

    December 27, 2007

    All about Eve

    Our guide to the city's best New Year's parties

  • Culture

    December 20, 2007

    All about Eve

    Our guide to Houston's best New Year's parties

  • News

    February 1, 2007
  • News

    September 28, 2006
  • News

    July 14, 2005

    Mean Streets

    NASCAR has nothing on Houston freeways

  • News

    June 30, 2005

    Jailhouse Crock

    UTMB's controversial proposed deal with the city dies

  • Calendar

    May 12, 2005

    Wack Wheels

    The Art Car Parade presents pimped rides

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2005
  • Music

    July 10, 2003

    Potty Mouths

    Tamales overhead, beer cans underfoot, drug references and cussing from the stage it's the return of the Westheimer Street Festival to its old home

  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Tut TUTS

    Plus: Amazing Grace, Moonbeamed, Time Warp

  • Dining

    March 28, 2002

    The Great Restaurant Sale

    Detoured downtown becomes a buyer's market

  • News

    April 13, 2000

    Art Car Outs

    There's some fury over a jury deciding who gets in the parade

  • News

    December 24, 1998

    Merry Xmas, Mr. Waldhauser

    A hearing officer finds that a convicted killer did not violate parole

  • Dining

    December 24, 1998
  • Calendar

    June 25, 1998

    Night & Day

    June 25 - July 1, 1998

  • Calendar

    June 20, 1996
  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

  • Calendar

    April 7, 1994
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