When most Americans think of slavery, their minds almost immediately revert to the Civil War and the antebellum South. Slavery is a vestige of the past to us. However, as the 2013 Global Slavery Index sadly shows, slavery is still very real to people all over the world. There are nearly 30 million ... More >>
This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of her pers ... More >>
The more casual sister of Morton's the Steakhouse.
This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a list of the 100 dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of her person ... More >>
This week, we've been talking to Jean-Philippe Gaston of Cove, one of those under-the-radar chefs who likes to let his work speak for itself. Before we start our tasting, I notice his shelf full of cookbooks. Gaston pulls one down from the pile, the gold macrame- colored binding slightly ripped. He ... More >>
The owner of the Thai Noodle House is in hot tom yum gai after he dropped some particularly heinous statements about the Sandy Hook shooting on his Facebook page. Eddie Nimibutr's rant about how no one cares about minorities being shot has made national headlines and the backlash has caused him to d ... More >>
The seasons change, we spirit away our summer digs for some fall threads, and the Houston police are also mulling a change of dress. It's time for a uniform change. But they're as tight-lipped on the matter as Gucci planning its spring wear. This reticence may be related to the fact that Sergeant St ... More >>
You're in Las Vegas, and it's dinner time. Sure, there are hundreds of hotel restaurants you could try -- some of them even worth it -- but you are remembering a restaurant you saw on the Food Network. It was on The Best Thing I Ever Ate, and it was about a Chinese place with a very spicy dish that ... More >>
Food & Wine magazine recently featured a series of articles on culinary destinations, or "...the world's best food pilgrimages," as they put it. While it was indeed interesting, I must say that places like Bangkok, Rome and India are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to food travels. The ... More >>
Ads like this are the only reason to visit AmericanApparel.com...if you like that sort of thingIt's frustrating enough to shop for friends and family members during the holidays. Do I get my 80-year-old aunt a gift card to Kroger or H-E-B? Decisions, decisions. Unfortunately, some online mer ... More >>
Photo by John SuhThai basil in our gardenA few weeks ago, we featured Genovese basil, a staple of Italian cuisine, as the Ingredient of the Week. This week, we're highlighting Thai basil, a key ingredient in not just Thai food but many other southeast Asian dishes. What is it? Native to so ... More >>
Today's VOICE Daily Deal from the Houston Press is good for 50 percent off ($20 for $40) authentic Thai cuisine at Bangkok Chef. You'll find Thailand in the middle of Downtown Houston with Thai classics including noodles, fried rice, curry, seafood, duck specialties and vegetarian options all ... More >>
Yes, this exact thing is taking place in Thailand right now. Except not really.The interesting thing about Google is that we ask it the kind of deeply intimate questions that we would never ask another human being, even a friend or loved one. Embarrassing questions; compromising questions; da ... More >>
Jesse Dayton is learning the joys of Facebook. The ex-Houston honky-tonker and Rob Zombie rockabilly muse, who plays the Armadillo Palace February 26 and Conroe's Texas Independence Day Festival March 5, took to YouTube Tuesday to explain why he had to start a new fan page. Not only had his ... More >>
Your old answers are WRONG, grandpaYou may be playing board games as a way to ease through the holidays with family and friends. Back in 1982, everyone was playing Trivia Pursuit. Everyone. Some of the answers back then, of course, are no longer valid. And there are people who track this. C ... More >>
Today is the biggest travel day in the United States, according to the airlines. That means many of you will be experiencing for the first time the intrusive X-rays or demeaning pat-downs handed out by TSA as part of their new "You Assholes Don't Have to Fly, You Know" business strategy. Kee ... More >>
Today's installment of Young & Recessioned features Lauren McCabe, a 25-year-old living in New Orleans who went from being unemployed to teaching how not to do it. I went to school at Columbia in New York City. I didn't have any idea what I wanted to do. And even people who say they do, ... More >>
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Get in, get out. Refugees have a shrinking window of support until it's time to fend for themselves.
A new stream of refugees began flowing out of Burma (or Myanmar) last month. Burmese troops broke a 20-year cease-fire with ethnic groups in the country's northeastern Shan region, causing an estimated 30,000 to flee across the border and into China.The fighting is part of a trend toward more vio ... More >>
Photo by Mike Giglio Where: Asia Market, 1010 W Cavalcade St., 713-863-7074 What $13 gets you: Thai food should leave you full, refreshed and feeling like you got way more than you paid for. Thirteen bucks at Asia Market gets you clear sinuses and more than enough food for two. Best served ... More >>
Banana Leaf begs the question: Why aren't there more Malaysian restaurants in Houston?
Try the chefs tweaked recipes
One of the oldest Thai restaurants in town is also one of the most consistent
Like your Thai food hot? Be careful what you wish for!
And they could be in for mild disappointment at Nidda Thai
Troll for art at the Downtown Stomp Around
The International Festival spices up Reliant Park
The fermented tofu at Taiwanese Cuisine makes even our fearless food critic gag
The holiday spirit lingers on in the Chron
Is "A" for Asia, America -- or both?