After a fairly mild fall and a deceptively warm December, winter finally decided to wallop us with some mighty chilly weather. Fortunately, our weather won't be so cold that we'll be forced indoors by the possibility of frozen flesh like folks in other parts of the country. And while warmer temperat ... More >>
Houston's 10 most romantic restaurants.
The eerily silent Shepherd Plaza near Highway 59 is now even dimmer this week after longtime tenant Le Peep closed up shop and vacated its space next to Amy's Ice Cream. Branches of the brunch spot are still open in Rice Village and the Galleria, according to a sign out front. Amy's and its other ne ... More >>
Each Wednesday (almost), Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo by Tim ThumbR ... More >>
To some, a discount warehouse may not seem like the ideal place to accomplish any of your grocery shopping for the week. But I've long been a fan of scouring the aisles at places like Tuesday Morning, T.J. Maxx and Marshall's for deals on gourmet goodies like Sarabeth jams and exotic coffees ... More >>
Flickr photo by adambowieEverybody knows that good news always sleeps til noon. -- "Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning" There was a palpable tingle of anticipation in the joint as we waited for the curtain to go up on the Cowboy Junkies' first gig in Houston in a coon's age Tuesday at House ... More >>
This week's Health Department Roundup brought us to some interesting-sounding places. At Supple Skin (2368 Rice Blvd.), a May 5 pre-opening inspection found the ceilings not easily cleanable in the walk-in fridge, food prep area and several other sections of the shop. At Boom Boom Game Room ... More >>
Photos by Daniel KramerThis is about how we feel this morning.Attention budding music writers, assuming there are still a few of you left who think getting into shows for free is a fair trade for your health, well-being, a decent paycheck and reasonably normal social life: It's not. It's pretty m ... More >>
Sisters of Mercy After seven solid nights of mostly incredible shows, Tina Turner through Los Skarnales, on the eighth Rocks Off rested. I even bought a freakin' bottle of milk. As it so often is, the XM receiver at Rocks Off HQ is tuned to Fred, so the Cure have been by several times. Morrissey, X ... More >>
Can a new farmers market support itself, and revitalize Westbury Square?
The Westbury Squares speak from what's left of the shopping center that gave them a name