• Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Top 5 Creepiest Baby Foods

    The New York Times recently reported that baby food manufacturers have been forced to revamp their products to combat the increasing numbers of parents who are making their own infant grub. Hardly surprising. Have you seen some of the weird sh*t on the shelves that we're supposed to want to feed ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    People, It's Time For Yet Another Lesson In Concert Etiquette

    Listen up, live music fans. It's time for an etiquette lesson. No, not a lesson on how to pour tea or eat crumbly shit without spilling down your blouse. This lesson is on concert etiquette. Some of you may need it, some of you may not, but I'm sure you know a few people who could brush up on their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Hormel REV Wraps Will Make You a Football Star or Something

    Last week I was sitting on my couch reading, while my husband was watching television. I wasn't really listening to whatever show was on, until a commercial tugged at the corner of my attention span, distracting me from the adventures of Bruno, Chief of Police. (Best mysteries ever, with lots of Fre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Japanese Cuisine (That's Not Sushi or Ramen)

    Although it's all the craze lately, ramen is just one of the soups you'll find in Japanese cuisine. And although you'll find sushi everywhere these days -- from gas stations to grocery stores -- there's more to Japanese food than raw fish and rice. And while Houston may have far fewer Japanese rest ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 7, 2013

    Nazif's Is Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

    Nazif’s Turkish Grill & Deli swings into action with olive oil, tomatoes, yogurt, sheep’s milk cheese, tea and more from its delicious Mediterranean crossroads cuisine.

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    2012: The Year In Zapruder, A Recap Of My Detailed Video Recaps

    I'm not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the line in 2012, the Zapruder-style analysis of viral videos became my thing. Much like you'd go to Clay Travis on SEC football or to Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback for the weekend that was in the NFL, when you the reader needed hardcore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Who Will Be 2012's Turkey of the Year? Only the Shadow Knows. (Well, and Us, Too, Because We Wrote the Dang Thing.)

    Hair Balls had an amazing dream the other night -- one of the best dreams we had that didn't involve us having to immediately change the sheets. In the dream, we had no reason to do our annual Turkeys of the Year issue, for no officials or other prominent Texans had done or said anything stupid or t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Where Does a Cameroonian Fish Restaurant Hide in Houston?

    Cookmundo: Former EOW contributor John Kiely has a blog of his own, Cookmundo, and it's our featured food blog this week. I love the tagline: "Simple awesome food for the new cook," which also means you know what to expect out of Kiely's posts. Amateur cooks, let Kiely be your friendly guide to cook ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Top 5 Snacks I Still Like (But Shouldn't)

    Ever look down at your cart and contemplate throwing in a box of baby wipes or kids' sunscreen just so people think you're shopping for children? Some of the snacks I still enjoy as a 20-something-year-old female are just downright embarrassing. At what point will I stop liking this crap? It's not o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    A Decidedly Non-Foodie Trip to Las Vegas

    So, this past weekend I went to Las Vegas and celebrated the wedding of two very dear friends with a bunch of my very best friends (including one who was Skyped into the ceremony from Turkey) and wore a beautiful blue dress and red lipstick and danced all night and made sure everyone in the wedding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Stephen Caronna Of Piola

    ​The first time I went to Piola, I thought "damn, this place is bright." It had been a crappy, rainy Monday. I was hungry and in a nasty mood, but the place actually cheered me up. It was happy hour, and I ended up getting pretty happy. I ordered a few French 75s for $5 each and the Rio de Jan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    UT Sports, George Greanias: The Turkeys of the Year Runners-Up

    Almost, but not quite​Not everyone can be a winner. Not everyone can be such a loser that they become a Houston Press Turkey of the Year. But while we don't give out participation ribbons, we do think there were some candidates who only barely eked out our 2011 winners. So we salute these in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Fast Times: Reduced-Fat Turkey Bacon with Egg Whites on English Muffin

    ​Yes, that really is the name of the sandwich. I am not a Starbucks person--I am a Dunkin' Donuts person all the way. If you've never had a Dunkin' Donuts coffe, you are really missing out on something delicious, and I really think Starbucks' coffee is terrible, unless you go for the lattes a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    CONCACAF Gold Cup: Five Things We Learned At Reliant Stadium Wednesday Night

    Photos by Marco Torres​As anyone not a fan of Panama or Honduras expected, the USA and Mexico came out victorious from their CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal matches at Reliant Stadium on Wednesday night. The Stars and Stripes opened up the doubleheader with a high-scoring 1-0 victory over Panama, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Zoo Station: A Noah's Ark Of 75 Animal Songs

    And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Houston First In Race to Gaily Cruise the Amazon

    Photo from www.conciergetravel.ccA gay cruise to the Amazon awaits.​Nobody's celebrating Pride month quite like Concierge Travel, the Houston-based GLBT cruise agency. They just announced the first gay cruise on the Amazon is scheduled to set sail, reported USA Today. So grab your breathable c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    My Five Favorite Amusement Park Foods

    sorrellsenterprises.comDippinDots.​This summer I'm heading back to the east coast. My "To Visit" list includes small-town diners, Civil War battlegrounds, and amusement parks. Knoebels Grove, Hershey Park, Six Flags: these were the beloved family vacation destinations of my youth. Even though ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 5, 2011

    Shisha and Chardonnay

    At Skewers, you can smoke, drink and eat classic Lebanese food.

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Houston's Best Patios: The 10 Best to Pretend You're On Vacation

    Photo by Taylor LaShaeEl Pueblito, home of Houston's best cabanas.​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 figure out where to go. So how do you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Turkey Pardon: Yao Ming's Tender Left Foot

    Yao's foot: Pardoned, in a moment of forgiveness​Ever since JFK got benevolent just days before his assassination, presidents have been pardoning the turkeys presented to them at the White House. It's a noble tradition, and one we take up here at the Houston Press. In putting together our ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Runner-Up Turkey of the Year: Michael Brown

    Michael Brown escapes this punishment​It's a week or so away from the 2010 Turkeys of the Year issue, where we honor what is best in Turkeydom for the past year. This will be our eighth edition of the awards, and as always competition is stiff. Building up to the grand announcement of the winn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    NFL, College Football and Brett Favre's Wiener -- 5 Winners, 5 Losers

    Brett Favre can't get out of the headlines​I hope everybody had a lovely Texans bye weekend (insert lame joke about "Texans giving up fewer than 300 yards passing to BYE" here), and that you're refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for the back half of the football season. I'm on vacation this week vis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Sharon Keller: Texas Supreme Court Bravely Upholds Slap On The Wrist She Got

    She'll always have her Turkey of the Year award​Sharon Keller, presiding judge for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, was barely, barely punished in connection with a famous incident where she told lawyers trying to file appeals for a Death Row inmate "We close at 5." Hours later, the man was ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Top 5 Airplane Snacks

    ​Last week, Continental announced that complimentary meals would no longer be offered for most passengers. Starting this fall, healthier meals will be available for purchase to economy passengers. Continental will reserve complimentary meals for first-class passengers, international flights, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    And The 2009 Turkey Of The Year Is.....

    ​The suspense has been so thick you could cut it with....Oh, Christ, what's the word we're looking for here...some kind of cutting implement...a really sharp-edged melon-baller? No, that's not it. Maybe box cutters.At any rate, you can relieve that suspense right now by clicking on our current cov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Turkeys Of The Past: 2003 Edition

    ​We're about a week away from the always highly anticipated Turkey of the Year award issue. There's absolutely no telling who will walk away with the coveted honor this year, because for the love of Christ there have been a ton of worthy nominees.It's our seventh annual list; in the days leading u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Scott H. Biram Is "Still Drunk, Still Crazy, Still Blue"

    Attention Houston musicians: you too can have your MP3s posted - if we think they're decent enough - by sending them here. Bloodshot Records Austin gutbucket blues maven Scott H. Biram has long been a favorite of Rocks Off, both personally and musically. The dude's songs go down like a shot of Turk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Food Fight at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    Photo by Margaret Downing Click here for plenty more photos of fried goodness. The food was carefully laid out on each judge's plate. First up, a beef burrito taco. We had palate cleansers (pickles, crackers and green grapes) and water at the ready. Cameras were clicking and video was running ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Food Fight at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    Photo by Margaret Downing Click here for plenty more photos of fried goodness. The food was carefully laid out on each judge's plate. First up, a beef burrito taco. We had palate cleansers (pickles, crackers and green grapes) and water at the ready. Cameras were clicking and video was running ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Greek 101

    Robb Walsh wrote about Ekko's this week in the Press. A couple of days ago, someone asked me whether "gyros" was singular or plural and I thought I'd share this with you so that you can dazzle the Greek guy behind the counter the next time you're out and about. Like many words that come from forei ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Chuck Rosenthal Won't Face Prosecution

    He may be our Turkey of the Year, but one thing former DA Chuck Rosenthal is not is...a guy facing state criminal charges.Interim DA Kenneth Magidson announced today that Rosenthal will not be prosecuted for anything he did during his amazing self-immolation."After a careful and independent review o ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 3, 2008

    Turquoise Grill Brick Oven Bistro

    Try the Turkish kebabs at this offbeat office building eatery off Kirby

  • Music

    October 4, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    December 21, 2006

    Posterizing EA

    NBA 2K7 towers over the competition.

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    Snap to It

    Comeback kids, rhymin' Limeys and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006

  • Dining

    August 31, 2006

    Great Kebab

    Istanbul Grill

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2006

    Turkish Delight

    Julia Walsh It's tastier than it looks... And now we present "What's in Robb's Refrigerator?", where we ask food critic Robb Walsh what's growing in his Sub-Zero: Looks like some leftover alinazik from Instanbul Grill on Morningside. Alinazik means eggplant puree. This one is mixed up with yogu ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 9, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    September 2, 2004

    Global Exploring

    Check your "Latitude" at the door for the CAMH's new show

  • Calendar

    July 15, 2004

    Beyond Borders

    Multiculti works take over the CAMH

  • Culture

    October 30, 2003


    A stunning video exhibit goes far beyond the Iranian culture it uses as its base

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2003

    Plastic Man

    A Bush doll gives us a peek at the president's boxers

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Turkish Restaurant

    Empire Turkish Grill

  • Dining

    June 10, 1999
  • News

    April 22, 1999
  • Music

    April 16, 1998

    You're Not from Texas

    Deep in the heart of western swing with a Scot on a mission

  • Dining

    December 26, 1996
  • Dining

    December 30, 1993

    The Houston Press 1993 Menu from Hell

    Abandon all hope, all ye who swallow here

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