Very disappointing news, on its surface -- Taco Keto (1401 Cullen), maybe the consensus pick for best food truck in Houston, got a visit from a health inspector last week and ended up with a citation and a temporary closure order. A closer look shows that Keto's violations were more about non-sanita ... More >>
On the front page of yesterday's New York Times was the headline: Energy Drinks Promise Edge, But Experts Say Proof Is Scant. And not that people feeding their babies Mountain Dew out of a bottle nor concocting go-go juice for their kids, Honey Boo Boo-style, will notice or care what the New York T ... More >>
Once again, this week's big restaurant news takes us to downtown, where -- as mentioned yesterday -- Ziggy's Healthy Grill at 702 Main has closed. Owner Kevin Strickland has decided to take a completely different approach with the 18-year-old restaurant and is rebranding the remaining Montrose locat ... More >>
For an incredibly high-profile operation like the NFL, the league's beginnings are somewhat murky. A loose collection of teams, players, schedules and shifting alliances, the early days of the league bear almost no resemblance to the streamlined corporate machine that dominates the current sports l ... More >>
NPR recently aired a fascinating storyabout the physiology of taste. The segment featured an interview with Barb Stuckey, author of Taste What You're Missing: The Passionate Eater's Guide to Why Good Food Tastes Good. The book discusses the variety of tastes that we all experience. By this, I do n ... More >>
Spring has sprung with a fresh crop of recent Houston-related releases.
Because (we guess) someone had to do it, a guy named Dan Kozikowski took to his Tumblr account to announce the results of a massive study of the vocabulary used in floor speeches by current members of Congress. He judged them by the "word diversity," which he defined as "how frequently a rep uses S ... More >>
Just in time for the Oscars, the Koelsch Gallery's current exhibition, "lights, camera, action," captures the varied nuances that comprise America's beloved La La Land. The collection of work features several noted local artists such as Claire Cusack, Matt Duffin, Cisco Tucker Kolkmeier and Vanessa ... More >>
Our 100 favorite dishes in Houston.
E-mail problemsThe online hackers/pranksters/terrorists Anonymous have taken on Texas police chiefs, breaking into a central e-mail and releasing a ginormous dump of private correspondence. Sadly, you probably will not be shocked to learn that Texas police chiefs often receive or forward cha ... More >>
Shootout in a northside jewelry storeA northside jewelry-store owner was shot and killed in a robbery attempt last night, Houston police say. Mehmood Ghaznavi, 52, was in his store, Java Gold, in the 5500 block of Yale about 8:15 last night when one or more males entered the store and attemp ... More >>
HPDMichelle Alcocer: Brother killed in crashA Houston woman has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with a one-vehicle crash early Sunday that killed her brother and injured a toddler and infant. Michelle Alcocer, 22, was driving a Chevy Tahoe at a high rate of speed no ... More >>
HPDKevin Will: Killed while investigating an accidentA man has been charged with intoxication manslaughter of a peace officer after he drove through a traffic barricade and into a Houston cop who was investigating a traffic accident this morning. Officer Kevin S. Will, 38, was pronounced de ... More >>
Gnashing of teeth and rending of clothes accompanied news that we'd no longer be able to enjoy Sabetta's homemade sausage and peppers.This week, we start our countdown of 2010 restaurant openings and closings, counting down the restaurants that opened in 2010 after great advance buzz only to ... More >>
Never-shown-before works dominate FotoFest.
Photo by Dawn McGeeIt's tough to say whether this weekend's "Carnage" protest in the Heights was a success or failure, but we can say for certain, it happened. Here are a couple conflicting accounts.
I stopped by Esther's Cajun and Soul Food (5204 Yale) the other day for a quick lunch. It was my first time at the restaurant, and I had only found the place from taking a wrong turn on my drive to work. Glad I did. What caught my attention was Esther's quaint patio in an otherwise drab parki ... More >>
It's not like they didn't warn you at Moon Tower Inn.Two noteworthy restaurants opened this past week, noteworthy if only for the refreshing simplicity of their respective menus. The first of the two, Jus' Mac (2617 Yale), features -- as the name would suggest -- just macaroni and cheese. Bu ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerRocbar Houston, our city's fauxiest faux rock and roll bar, located above Verizon Wireless Theater and the Hard Rock Cafe in the Bayou Place complex, has shuttered its doors after four years in the game. The club, claiming it is temporarily shutting down for retooling, ... More >>
Saturday marks the 47th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the huge civil rights rally in Washington D.C. where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. This rally is largely credited for helping to put enough pressure on Washington to pass the ... More >>
Tomorrow night at 2016 Mainstage, Houston gets to relive its (our?) dark white-rap past when Dallas native Vanilla Ice hits the stage at the venue formerly known Sammy's On Main. Yes, that Vanilla Ice, from our haughty neighbors to the north who can do no wrong in the eyes of Texas Monthly. ... More >>
Photo by SkinnyOrangeCatRice: Getting crowded in hereNote to incoming Rice University undergrads (and their parents) expecting the full "residential college" experience: Be sure to read everything that you get on Rice letterhead.One of the universities' primary selling points is its residential c ... More >>
Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>
Rice University just got a lot more... trill. Never thought you'd hear those words in the same sentence? Yeah, us too. But as hiphopdx.com reports, you just might be seeing a lot more "Diamonds and Wood" and "Front, Back & Side to Side" in the Rice University parking lot. That's because B ... More >>
Jermaine Rogers • Summerfest approacheth. We can almost taste it. Or maybe that's just the Brooklyn Zoos at Boondocks, which will be hosting the official unofficial afterparty, featuring Roky Moon & BOLT and a super-secret special guest. • Dean's Downtown is also hosting an afterparty wit ... More >>
The Humane Society and big agriculture slug it out over animal rights.
The poor, misguided British and their terrible tinned food. They'll almost certainly be jealous of Jus' Mac...A local restaurant is hoping that you do, and that you love it enough to eat it on a fairly regular basis. Jus' Mac, an all-macaroni-and-cheese restaurant, is set to open in the Heigh ... More >>
The year gone by marked some very exciting restaurant openings (such as Haven, Branchwater Tavern, Yelapa Playa Mexicana and Stella Sola) and some equally important closings (such as Cafe Annie, Bedford, Las Alamedas and Felix Mexican Restaurant). To close out the yea ... More >>
Lola, a modern diner in the Heights is dishing up some top-notch Texas short-order cooking.
The legendary Lloyd Kaufman is the co-founder of Troma Studios, and directed classics such as The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke 'Em High, and Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, which will be screening this weekend at Crypticon Houston. Hair Balls asked the legendary actor, author and Yale g ... More >>
The CAMH screens video works — lots of them — by black women artists
The author of How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else tells all
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A seminal local arts icon and teacher shows his work at Blaffer Gallery
Our staff risks all to determine if a plant will get them high or if it's just another Internet lie
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A dispute over research fraud has split the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, and could jeopardize the way universities police scientific misconduct
The Nields turn up the volume on their folk-tinged sound
Mary Cutrufello may not fit the country mold, but she knows the country sound
Three disarming and mesmerizing installations at DiverseWorks
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