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    September 8, 2014

    Put On Your Lederhosen, It's Oktoberfest Time at King's Biergarten and Restaurant

    King's Oktoberfest is right around the corner. So put on your lederhosen and head down to King's Biergarten & Restaurant for the fourth annual celebration on September 26 through September 28 at the Pearland restaurant. During the first year of King's Oktoberfest, the restaurant only had seating f ... More >>

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    July 2, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Ten Best Hot Dogs

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners were announced a while back, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we're continuing to round up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories. Bon ... More >>

  • Film

    March 13, 2014

    Wes Anderson Takes on World War II in The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Anderson's moving elegy for his teensy world.

  • Film

    March 6, 2014

    Diorama Hard

    Wes Anderson's moving elegy for his teensy world.

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    January 17, 2014

    Houston's Worst Places to Get Put On Hold

    Joe V's Smart Shop is a Houston-based offshoot of one of the state's most successful brands, H.E.B., aka the H.E. Butt Grocery Company. Or, as it's known in my home, The Butt. If you're a fan of The Butt -- and really, who isn't? -- you know why it's an awesome place to shop. I don't know about you, ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014
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    October 31, 2013
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    May 30, 2013

    Before Midnight: The Aftermath of a Sunrise and Sunset.

    Before Midnight's lovers face the darkness.

  • Dining

    April 25, 2013

    From Tacos to Tikka Masala

    Houston's 10 best classic food trucks.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to German Cuisine

    Modern-day Texans may not see much German influence when they look around, but the indirect effects of decades of German settlement still linger in large pockets of the state. The first waves of German immigration began in the 1830s ahead of the European Revolutions of 1848 that sent floods of Fort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Johan Schuster of Charivari, On Cooking Throughout Europe, What He Would Prepare Each Season, and Who He Would Want to Prepare His Last Meal

    Johan Schuster Charivari Restaurant 2521 Bagby 713-521-7231 This is Part 2 in a three part Chef Chat series. You can read Parts 1 here and Part 3 in this same space on Friday. EOW: When did you start cooking? JS: I've been doing this for 34 years. We were three brothers ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    April 18, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Jose Hernandez of Triniti on Learning to Cook Viennese Pastries in Mexico City

    I fell in love with Chef Jose Hernandez's pastries from the very first moment I tasted this oh-so-delicate, and perfectly constructed off-menu dessert special -- a peanut, caramel, chocolate and banana work of art -- during his brief stint at Philippe Restaurant Lounge early last year. Thinking ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    100 Creatives 2012: Viswa Subbaraman

    When Viswa Subbaraman was an undergraduate at Duke University, he had no idea where he would end up. He had played trombone and violin, but music as a career to him did not seem like an option. He had come from a family of doctors and was planning on becoming one himself -- that was, until his sopho ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Eat It: Restaurants Owned by Musicians

    ​Hotlanta is so hot that they can even turn their airport into a club. Stay with us. A few days ago, Ludacris announced that he will close his Asian/Singaporean restaurant, Straits, and embark on a new "restaurateur" opportunity: opening a "Chicken and Beer" restaurant inside of Atlanta's Hart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Hot Dogs

    Photo by Jeff VogtYou can even get sauerkraut on your $1.50 Costco dog!​For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Piran Esfahani of Zimm's Martini & Wine Bar

    ​Piran Esfahani came to Houston from Vienna, Austria to study business and graduated from St. Thomas University. Shortly thereafter, he left Houston for Roatan, Honduras (it's not ugly...) to sell beachfront real estate. Now he's back masterfully crafting martinis at Zimm's Martini & Wine Bar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Brew Blog: Indian Wells Lobotomy Bock

    What's in a name? That which we call a Bock / By any other name would taste as malty.​The other night, I attended a business dinner held at the downtown outpost of the House of Blues. The meal was mediocre, but that wasn't really the point. This was a meet-and-eat event designed to smooth ove ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Joseph Haydn: The Travels of His Purloined Noggin

    Ludwig Guttenbrunn​The old joke goes something like this: "Why couldn't they find Beethoven's teacher?" "Because he was Haydn?" "No, because they stole his freakin' skull and passed it around for phrenologist to fondle!" Ok, the old joke stops before the decapitation of one of the greates ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Memorial Day Furniture Sales

    What would your Friday be without Magnolia City Mixtape? Pretty bleak, if you're trying to keep up on all the local music here in Houston. Thankfully, we're here to make that last day of the work week just a bit better. Propain launched his music video for the Departure track, "Say I Won't." Dire ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 5, 2011

    Sublime Strauss

    HGO's Ariadne, an opera about opera, is both serious and funny.

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    May 4, 2011

    Avoid the Clear Beer Bottles This Cinco de Mayo

    You can't go wrong with a beautiful brown bottle.​"I don't drink much Mexican beer," laughed Justin Vann over the phone on Tuesday afternoon. I'd called on the beer and wine manager at Central Market in hopes of getting some recommendations for off-the-beaten path Mexican beers for Cinco de M ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    The Great Burns of Brahms

    ​Johannes Brahms was and remains one of the most important and towering figures of the Romantic period of music. He rose from squalor as the son of a bassist and a seamstress. Brahms got his start playing the piano in whore houses and dance halls as a boy, and many historians point at the su ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    The Chicago Dog at Sonic: A Passable Imitation

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​Understanding that the mere headline alone may cause cringes and howls among Chicago dog connoisseurs, I'm going to come swiftly to the point on this one: The Chicago-style hot dog that Sonic is currently serving for $1.99 is not even in the same league as a true V ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Beethoven Enters Year 241 Of Total Awesomeness

    ​Today is Ludwig Van Beethoven's 240th birthday. It's hard to adequately sum up the man's contribution to music because frankly no modern figure comes anywhere close. In honor of the undisputed master of all that is classical music, Rocks Off thought we'd put together some interesting tidbits ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Brew Blog: Victoria Beer Comes to Houston

    Shira GoldingIs the king holding an ice cream cone? ​Last week a buddy of ours who lived in Mexico for a while (and did a fair amount of drinking there) excitedly spotted a billboard for Victoria beer, which he demanded we immediately try to find.

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    November 18, 2010

    Last Night: The Black Angels And Black Mountain At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marc BrubakerSee more photos from Wednesday's fever dream in our slideshow.​The Black Angels, Black Mountain Warehouse Live November 17, 2010 Some music is so evocative and overwhelming it can cause you to flash back to before you were even born. Not all of it - when a Mozart sympho ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010
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    November 4, 2010
  • Dining

    September 23, 2010

    Chicago All the Way

    At BB's, get your hot dog dragged through the garden.

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    May 25, 2010

    A Cooler Coke: Almdudler

    ​Each Tuesday and Thursday for the next few weeks, we'll be taking a look at alternatives to cokes for the sticky Houston summer that lays ahead. Through the course of drinking various soft drinks and reporting back to you on them, I'll occasionally discover beverages like Vimto: something I ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Houston Symphony: Forces of Nature

    Listen to Mozart's and Beethoven's versions of the natural world

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    May 13, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Jalal Esmailkhanloo of Epicure Café

    ​Epicure Café has been in the same quaint spot on West Gray for 21 years. It's a little piece of Europe nestled between stylish boutiques and the River Oaks Theater, with a decadent pastry case and a unique wine list. You'll want to slow down and hang out here for awhile. That's exactly what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

    Photo by Robb Walsh / Click here for a slideshow... There were a lot of Texans trying to look German in lederhosen and peasant outfits at Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg. So when I saw two young women walk in the front gate in touristy cowboy hats, I did a double take. They were trying a little too h ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008

    Mozart in Vienna

    Da Camera trots out the Mr. M masters for their opening night concert

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    July 4, 2008

    The Hot Dog Holiday

    Russell Baker has observed that eating hot dogs seems like the patriotic thing to do on the 4th of July, despite the fact that hot dogs aren’t any good--and probably never were. I feel his pain. I have eaten a lot of bad hot dogs on this holiday. And it’s true that the vast majority of hot dog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2007

    Joseph Zawinful, R.I.P.

    There have long been a handful of songs I assumed could have only been written by angels, not men. “Amazing Grace” tops that list, even though I know it was written by a self-loathing slave-trader. One of the others is “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” a standard first recorded by Cannonball Adderley ... More >>

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    July 5, 2007

    Get Lit: The Secret Servant, by Daniel Silva

    With the terrorism plot in London just upon us in real life, it seems that bestselling thriller writer Daniel Silva could not have picked a better time for the release of his latest book, The Secret Servant. Because it is in London that this story reaches its high point, in an England that as the ma ... More >>

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    May 18, 2006
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    March 9, 2006
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    December 30, 2004

    Le Grand Cheesecake

    The Vegas version of Venice, or Vienna, or someplace

  • Dining

    July 18, 2002

    Dog Days

    How to find a real Chicago hot dog without flying to O'Hare

  • Dining

    February 8, 2001

    For the Love of Sauerkraut

    Somehow a restaurant from the Black Forest finds its way to Midtown