When I was compiling the Houston Bucket List in July and August, I found myself returning to places in my mind that no longer existed. Because so many of these were memories from my childhood it's no surprise that most of them were specifically for kids. It got me thinking we should remember these p ... More >>
Saturday night, I went to a live podcast recording for some standup comedian buddies of mine. The show was at Outlaw Dave's bar over on Washington and my buddies are four very funny guys collectively known as the "Whiskey Brothers," or as I call them "The Four Horsemen of Dick Jokes." At one point ... More >>
I love that the Market Street and Woodlands Waterway areas are growing with new shops and restaurants, so I had to check out the new burger joint next door to Hubbell & Hudson. BurgerFi is a chain burger restaurant based in Florida that just opened its first Texas location in The Woodlands. Known f ... 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 >>
Spirit Airlines, an ultra-low fare airline based in Florida, announced it will begin daily nonstop flights between Orlando and Houston on Valentine's Day this year. Hair Balls did a quick check of the cost for a round trip ticket to Orlando in February and found a fare of $118.79. By comparison, the ... More >>
Screw Disneyworld: this year, Hair Balls is forgoing the traditional theme park experience to explore the sights and sounds of abject third world poverty at Houston Baptist University November 14-17. Yep, that's right: a traveling interactive exhibit by Compassion International, which touts itself ... More >>
Johan Schuster Charivari Restaurant 2521 Bagby 713-521-7231 www.charivarirest.com 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 >>
I'm pretty sure I fell in love with Napa. It's like an alcoholic's wine lover's Disneyworld; a dream land filled with picturesque landscape, a fantastic crisp breeze and some of the world's best wine at your fingertips, ripe for the taking. And the food scene; well, it's TDF. I was lucky enough t ... More >>
My favorite ice cream treat at Disney World is the frozen chocolate banana. I've always loved the combination of chocolate and banana, and I love it even more when it's coated with crushed pecans, almonds, cashews...pretty much any kind of nut. This week on Pinterest I found a recipe for frozen ban ... More >>
BBVA Stadium, the shiny new home of your very own Houston Dynamo (and TSU) has announced its primary vendor, and it's not Aramark. Levy Restaurants, the same company that currently does the Rockets' food offerings, will be handling the food concessions at the new stadium. If you've never had any o ... More >>
Nobody is above the law - not even musicians even though some of them may think they are. However, some of their outrageous behavior has become legendary. Others have spawned rumors, killed their careers and/or made them the butt of many jokes. In fact, this makes me wonder why there is not a cele ... More >>
With his divorce over five years old and his kids now all grown up and college age, I guess it's time for Michael Jordan to officially pull up stakes in Chicago and sell the old homestead. And it appears he's doing just that, as Jordan placed his Highland Park, Illinois, mansion on the market today ... More >>
Man or Astro-Man? discuss their time on Earth.
Anamaris Cousins PriceLobster ClambakeA typical clambake is built on a bed of seaweed and stones, then heated on a pit or grill over firewood. The ingredients will include a variety of seafood, such as clams, mussels and lobster; much like in a crawfish boil, potatoes, corn and sausage are of ... More >>
Joblessness in the United States remains an ever-present fear for Americans who worry about their employment options in the face of a sluggish economic recovery. Having recently gone through it ourselves, let us tell you that the stress of not knowing for sure where your next check is coming ... More >>
Natachee's on Main has finally come into its own.
Today, Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are presumably on their way to Disney World, the Pittsburgh Steelers are praying Ben Roethlisberger did not do anything in the many, many strip clubs of the greater Metroplex to bring on a repeat of his season-opening four-game sus ... More >>
I got to cross another item off of my list of radio career "firsts" this past week, attending my first Radio Row in Dallas for this year's Super Bowl from Monday through Wednesday. For someone that grew up on sports talk radio, the feeling I got walking around Radio Row was the same feelin ... More >>
School's only been in session for two days, yet some teachers are already piling on the homework. This isn't a huge deal for home-schooled kids, who pretty just much have to memorize which animals God created on which day, but it can be a real pain in the neck for those in public school.The dogs in ... More >>
The early 70's was a glorious time for the "family showband." The Cowsills started it all a few years earlier, and the lifestyle was soon immortalized on the screen by the fictionalized Partridge Family. But for every group like the Osmonds or the Jackson 5, there were dozens of others, perha ... More >>
As a white thirtysomething male who digs Merle Haggard, Al Green and Skynyrd, Rocks Off is well aware our hipster cred is pretty much in the toilet. Even the bands we do like that were once considered at least kinda "cool" - Wilco, Spoon, Phoenix - now share air time with Jack Johnson and the Da ... More >>
Photo by Lee RinerIn January workers descended on a Kemah home hard hit by Ike, a place where Larry and Melissa Beach have raised a passel of foster kids and quite a few of their own.The CenterPoint lineman's salary was stretched thin enough without paying for home repairs, but in this case he di ... More >>
Hot Tub Time Machine takes us back to a simpler time; a time before every nano-second of our lives needed to be tweeted; a time when all a gal needed to fit in with the cool kids was a bitchin' pair of leg-warmers.Here's a list of some 1980s icons we'd like to see make a comeback. Or maybe it's a li ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttClick here for a slideshowTonight, the dining room at Brennan's will be filled once again with the happy sounds of clattering plates, clinking wine glasses and content diners after a 17-month rebuilding process. The beloved Houston institution, which first opened i ... More >>
Photos by Lee Riner / Click here for a slideshowThe Kemah Boardwalk has been hopping more than usual lately -- and in a weird way, some of it's because of Hurricane Ike ("You Bastard!")It's not gawkers hoping to see debris everywhere, 16 months later. Although we did see a large, phallic-shaped e ... More >>
Superstar session drummer and Dadaist marketing genius Josh Freese (Devo, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals) sells himself, his famous friends and all-you-can-eat shrimp at Sizzler to promote his new album.
A Marine mom dies in Iraq
Mystery writer discusses Killer Weekend and more
The MFAH gives life to a provocative exhibition of Latin American art
Twelve artists show us what the clear stuff can do
Traffic problems? One woman's novel guide to getting city action
"Once Bitten Twice Shy" ain't one of 'em
The biggest of them all returns to Houston
Joe Mannke gives us the dish on German food
The decor's still Gothic. Butnow the chef's Peruvian, and the food's Italian.
December 10 - 16, 1998
Cirque du Soleil makes you want to run away with the circus
Is "A" for Asia, America -- or both?
"Brilliant!" shows brilliantly what's happening across the Atlantic
At the MFA, lunar imagery blurs the line between science and art
What Houstonians can -- and probably won't -- do to clean up the air they drive through