Celebrating 25 years of women, drinks and zebras.
Houston's Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care is investigating whether bats brought into a Montrose beauty salon in 2013 for the show Call of the Wildman violated a city ordinance. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals lodged the complaint after reading a Mother Jones expose about how the sh ... More >>
While ex-hand doc Michael "I Am Sorry For Fucking Your Mother Instead of Someone Else" lies incapacitated in a Miami hospital, a bankruptcy court trustee is working diligently to unload Brown's beloved ostriches. Trustee Ronald Summers is trying to sell Brown's 2,700-acre Normangee ranch, which is ... More >>
Twin Reticulated Giraffes, the only living set of twins, were born at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch in central Texas. The female and male twins are fascinating quirks of nature because OH MY GOD, THEY ARE BABY GIRAFFES, YOU GUYS! Okay, everybody, just calm down. The female is named Wasswa and the m ... More >>
I was intent on ordering the antelope. Sammy's Wild Game Grill offers a variety of exotic meatstuffs, but I wanted to try something really, well, wild. The last time I remember seeing the word "antelope" on the menu was eight-odd years at Jiko in Walt Disney World. But at the time I went for someth ... More >>
The most well-known prank in Rice history took place on a warm spring morning in 1988. A few years after the idea first crept into their keg-addled minds, a handful of engineering students erected a pair of 24-foot A-frames around the campus's centerpiece, a one-ton statue of William Marsh Rice that ... More >>
Mario Valdez The Rainbow Lodge 2011 Ella Blvd. 713-861-8666 www.rainbow-lodge.com This is the second part of a three-part chef chat series. Read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this same space on Friday. EOW: As chef de cuisine, how much control do you have on the menu? ML: It's mostly my menu, b ... More >>
Photo by Christina UticoneGrilled North American Elk Chop, Sweet Potato Mash, Wilted Spinach, Berry Sauce ($45)Our trip to Rainbow Lodge began with a gift certificate we received as a wedding gift ... in 2009. A thoughtful friend from New York did her research and said this seemed like the pe ... More >>
Bill Moyers believes that the sun-baked scattered bones of Wall Street's carcass are being picked clean by "animal spirits" -- namely, hyenas, and that these scavengers believe that they are justified, indeed morally sanctioned, in behaving as such, and that nobody in government is willing or able t ... More >>
Sammy's Wild Game Grill — the other wild game hot dog place in town — brings on the heat.
Ginger MeLast week, Kristen Majewski's "Five Healthy Burger Alternatives" didn't include ostrich, which is low in fat and cholesterol and high in calcium, protein and iron. Fat FattyBastard commented that I might be able to find an ostrich burger at Fuddrucker's, so I set out to do just that ... More >>
Is this how plush toys are born too, mommy?As Don Henley once said, "There's a new kid in town" or, in this case, a calf in the form of a baby giraffe at the Houston Zoo. A couple years ago, everyone oohed and ahed over photos of another newborn giraffe at the zoo, but we wonder if your resp ... More >>
Hungry zoo-goers now have a new, and decidedly better, option to satisfy their tummy rumblings. I recently got a sneak peak of the Twiga Terrace Restaurant that opened in the brand-new African Forest section of the zoo. The African Forest is a huge expansion that allows guests to take a jou ... More >>
Today we continue our chat with chef Mark Schmidt of Rainbow Lodge, discussing his favorite Houston-area restaurants and what's in his fridge at home. Eating Our Words: Before coming Rainbow Lodge, you previously owned Cafe 909 in Marble Falls with your wife, Shelly. I read that you liked to ... More >>
The Houston Zoo exhibits art inspired by the world's most ferocious beasts
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