Christmas is less than two weeks away. I repeat: TWO WEEKS AWAY. It's crunch time, people. If you're headed to The Woodlands Mall to get the final few things on your list (or to start your Christmas shopping ... no judging here), you'll need plenty of energy to battle the lines and crowds and keep ... More >>
The Haute Wheels food truck festival returned this weekend with new entertainment, new trucks and a whole new day of edible festivities. For the first time in its existence, the festival kicked off on Friday evening with a special "Truck or Treat" event for folks 21 and up featuring a DJ, a scre ... More >>
Before you start pulling out your sweaters, when I say "cooler," I mean "not quite as unbearable but basically still brutal." Fact is, a trough of low pressure moved through the area and that should lead to slightly milder temps and drier weather as we move into the weekend. There is still a chance ... More >>
As we enter the peak of hurricane season (August 15 actually marks that day), it seems fitting that there are two disturbances in the Atlantic. Fortunately, neither seem to be a significant threat to anyone at this point. The first is the one closest to us. A disturbance over the extreme Western Ca ... More >>
Sicilian homestyle cooking at Ciao Bello.
Unfortunately a few popular restaurants closed their doors this week, but fortunately they have announced plans to reopen in different locations throughout Houston. Let's start with the beloved Italian eatery, D'Amico's. Eater Houston reports that the Heights location of D'Amico's Italian Market Ca ... More >>
The Woodlands boasts exactly two large food and beverage showcases each year: The Woodlands Wine & Food Week in the summer, and The Taste of the Town at the end of January. Needless to say, when these events take place, they are kind of a big deal. This Thursday is the Taste of the Town's chance to ... More >>
A Sunday afternoon. A hangover. A trip to Penzy's to shop for Christmas presents. Are you starting to see the pattern forming? These exact conditions led to my recent, semi-successful trip to El Rey on Washington a few weeks ago and they are what led me back to the same neighborhood (neighborhoods, ... More >>
Discovery Green's new Green Film Series begins tonight, September 28, and will run until November, showing films designed to educate and challenge the community on how to respect and care for the earth. Tonight's offering, which will begin just as the sun goes down, will be "FRESH," a documentary th ... More >>
Over the last couple of years, The Woodlands Waterway has added lots of restaurants and stores. One of the newest additions to this area of The Woodlands Mall is an up-scale taqueria offering a menu filled with tacos, burritos, seafood and alcoholic beverages. You'll feel as though you've stepped i ... More >>
The images you see above are recent model runs from two of the major weather forecasting models, both predicting a large hurricane -- which would bear the name Debby -- along the Texas coast middle of next week. And you thought the only supplies you'd be stocking up on next week were fireworks for J ... More >>
Justin Bieber is coming back. The 18-year-old singer, who is as much a social-media phenomenon and cultural meme as old-fashioned pop star, will bring his Believe tour to Houston October 30 at Toyota Center, the venue announced Wednesday morning. Canadian tween phenom Carly Rae Jepsen ("Call Me May ... More >>
And why are there Mennonites in Mexico?
Courtesy Weather UndergroundSee that little cloud mass by the Yucatan Peninsula...that's our boy!Remember a couple weeks ago when I told you that just because it had been quiet in the tropics, that didn't mean it would stay that way? Well, I hate to say I told you so. A disturbance that will ... More >>
Photo by Eric HesterThe winter spiced margarita at Ninfa's on Navigation.Tomorrow is National Margarita Day. (Yes, much like International Hot & Spicy Food Day, it's a thing.) And although it'll be cloudy most of the day tomorrow, the sun should come out right around happy hour time, and wit ... More >>
Our MasterMind winners speak up.
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Photos by Groovhouse For more photos from Saturday's outbreak of Bieber Fever, see our slideshow here. The last time Rocks Off saw this many lovestruck girls exiting limousines, we were at Junior Prom. So it's no surprise it took us a moment to grasp our usually tougher-edged bearings at To ... More >>
It's a little known fact that Teala's Mexican Restaurant and Bar on West Dallas actually serves a Thai-Mexican fusion menu. Thai and Mexican flavors have a lot in common -- they both use lime, cilantro and very hot peppers -- so the marriage of the two cuisines is a logical pairing.
The Place: Community Bar2703 Smith St. 713-526-1576The Hours: Monday, Wednesday through Friday 5-8 p.m.The Deals: Beers are $2, and all of the other drinks are $1 cheaper than normal. Tuesday is steak night, and on Wednesday, all tacos are $2. The Scene: Community Bar has a new owner. Karen R ... More >>
Sometimes nothing nips a hangover in the butt like a Bloody Mary and some greasy eggs. On Saturdays and Sundays, Maria Selma on Richmond serves up some tasty egg combinations, and it has a full bar. I have been to Maria's plenty of times for some potent margaritas and awesome ceviche, but un ... More >>
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Ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones! (Yawn...)
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