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    May 30, 2014

    An Easy Guide to the FPSF Mobile App

    Are you ready, kiddos? Because Free Press Summer Fest begins tomorrow. To help newcomers and veterans alike, the powers that be have released a convenient app in which users can create calendars, reminders and view all kinds of information about the artists, including their schedules and profiles. ... More >>

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    April 25, 2014

    Eating Through the Eastern Bloc in Houston

    When people think about food from the former Soviet Union, the first two ingredients that come to mind are dill and sour cream. But there is much more to the diverse cuisines of the USSR and former Soviet Satellites and Houston has the Russian, Polish, Czech and Bosnian eateries to prove it. Let's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    My Vibrator Intimidates My Boyfriend. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! DRUG DEALING COLLEGE ROOMMATE Dear Willie D: I'm a sophomore in college and I have the wors ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Here's a Handy, Easy-to-Print FPSF Schedule Spreadsheet

    Free Press Summer Festival has released a sweet new smartphone app this year, which is awesome if you want to share your pics of the the action, tag your favorite bands, annoy your friends with constant updates, and have tiny little impossible-to-read maps of the festival grounds at your fingertips. ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    Cheap and Cheerful: Three Meals for Two People from One Rotisserie Chicken

    "Cheap and cheerful" is a phrase I picked up while traveling in northern England used to refer to a quick, inexpensive and tasty meal. I immediately pocked the phrase, loving the connotation that cheap meals don't have to be depressingly awful (i.e., most fast food and frozen dinners). One of my fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    The 5 Best Farmers Market Products to Freeze (and How to Freeze Them)

    I don't know about you, but my favorite food is in season during the spring and the summer. Fruits and vegetables are super fresh, the legumes and beans are scrumptious and the herbs make everything taste so much better. Unfortunately, because weather changes and the seasons change, you can't buy s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Gingerbread Truffles

    My friends and I always wind up making Oreo balls for anything we go to. Whether it's a birthday party, a social event for our sorority or just because we want to, we always make Oreo balls. For those unfamiliar with Oreo balls, they are super simple. Just mash an entire box of Oreo cookies, mix th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    A Christmas Tradition: Mom's Best Fudge

    As our own Brooke Viggiano pointed out last Friday, often the best Christmas present you can give is something you made yourself. This is especially true with friends or family members who "have it all." My mother is known for many things, but chief among them are her Christmas baked goods, includi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    5 Things to Put in Your $630 Jil Sander Lunch Bag

    I recently did a short piece over on Art Attack about the $630 Jil Sander leather lunch bag. The gist of the story was that German designer Jil Sander recently sent two designer lunch sacks down the runway with her men's Fall/Winter 2012 collection: a $630 leather version, and an "affordable" $290 p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Show Me the Curry From The Woodlands

    Love Indian food? Have an Indian food cookbook? Want to cook it at home, but it just all seems too complicated? There are two women in The Woodlands who would love to show you how to make everything Indian and more. is an online cooking show with videos of every single recipe they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest: Snow Cone Cupcakes

    The "Food & Drink" section of Pinterest always has recipes that make you think, "hmm, would this actually work? or actually taste good?" That's why I am here -- to answer these questions for you and bring you weird, wacky and fun recipes from Pinterest. This week, looking through the Pinterest feed ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 86, Pancakes at Union Kitchen

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    Laundry for Foodies: The Dining Room Meets the Laundry Room

    Fun fact: I'm kind of a mess. I want to be one of those together people who always looks pressed and polished, but most days I'm somewhere on the spectrum between "slightly rumpled" and "totally disheveled." My unparalleled ability to get food on myself has only been increased by my food-writer habi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Super Bowl Snack For a Crowd: Oreo Truffle Footballs

    Earlier, we brought you a Super Bowl Buffalo Chicken Dip big enough to feed a game day crowd. Now for the sweets (I mean, you need something to counteract all of the spicy wing dip and beer, right?). With only four ingredients, these Oreo Truffle Footballs are delicious, so simple to make and even e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Christmas Traditions: Mom's Best Fudge

    Remember to cut a small square for yourself, for "testing" purposes.​My mother is known for many things, but chief among them are her Christmas baked goods, including this family recipe for fudge. Each year, lucky friends and family make out with a tin or two. And until my grandfather passed a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Holiday Breakfast: The Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Baked French Toast

    A houseful of Cajuns who've just downed a few bottles of champagne usually doesn't make for a quiet house, but somehow, this baked french toast casserole-type thing from The Pioneer Woman induced absolute silence amid the hustle and bustle on Thanksgiving morning. It was shocking. All eight of us we ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    "Eat More Kale" Guy Pisses Off Chick-fil-A; Unlike Cows, He Can Spell

    Vermont folk artist and small businessman Bo Muller-Moore has gone and done pissed off the folks over at Chick-fil-A with his "Eat More Kale" T-shirts. Muller-Moore began printing the slogan when his kale-farmer friend asked him to make T-shirts for friends and family. "Eat More Kale" seemed to ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Shiftwork Bites: The Last Bite

    Nicholas L. HallStation Setup​This is a bit of a bittersweet installment of Shiftwork Bites. It's only been about six months since my very first post, but I've grown deeply attached to the project. The challenges, the successes, and even the failures have been a wonderful learning experience, ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Top 5 Coffee Hacks

    Photo by Josh Liba​As a kid, I could never understand the appeal of coffee. But that might have been because my grandparents were always brewing up tar-thick pots of Folgers, the plastic tub of "coffee crystals" stored in the freezer where they absorbed other scents and smells. Or because my f ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Cooking a Badass Feast the Shannen Doherty Way

    ​Last weekend, some friends and I embarked on a one-of-a-kind culinary journey. It was an evening of food and feasting the likes of which we'll probably never encounter again, mainly because my friends don't want to go through it ever again. That Saturday evening, we cooked recipes from S ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    Recipe: Mom's Christmas Fudge

    Remember to cut a small square for yourself, for "testing" purposes.​My mother is known for many things, but chief among them are her Christmas baked goods, including this family recipe for fudge. Each year, lucky friends and family make out with a tin or two. And until my grandfather passed a ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Agedashi Tofu and Ladies' Drinks at Sushi King

    ​"You want me to make you another ladies' drink?" the bartender teased my boyfriend last night at Sushi King (3401 Kirby, 713-528-8998). His face reddened. He looked at the empty martini glass to his right -- which had recently held a peach and tequila combination garnished with a cherry and ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Top 5 Laziest Grocery Store Items

    Really?​We've all grocery-shopped in a hurry before, frantically piecing together a meal idea in our heads, trying to remember what we had at home in the fridge and tossing things into the basket. And certainly we've all felt strapped for time when it comes to actually assembling a meal or pac ... More >>

  • News

    April 29, 2010

    Houston Is Under Attack

    Bedbugs threaten our slumber.

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    April 23, 2010

    Houston Is Under Attack...From Bedbugs

    ​In case you haven't been paying attention, Houston is under attack from bedbugs. Of course, Hair Balls has never had to deal with these savage beasts because all the roaches in our apartment get to them before they can get to us, but we still wanted to share some interesting, if disgusting,& ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Recipe: Steak Fajita Tortas

    ​On a recent trip to Arandas Bakery, we found ourselves drawn to the large slot in the wall at the back of the store. Out of this wondrous slot pours loaf after loaf of piping hot bolillos. Unable to control ourselves, we loaded up our tray with these 35 cent miracles and drove away pondering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    A New Year's to Rave About: Part Two

    ​Now that you have a handle on some delicious drinks to serve at your low-key, low-expectations New Year's bash, you've got to have some food to go with them. After all, foodgloriousfood is what brings us together and keeps us from passing out before midnight. We're big fans of the appetizer a ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    How To Make The Perfect: Fudge

    Note: This is a rerun of a popular post from last Christmas. We'd be remiss in not sharing our favorite fudge recipe this time of year. Enjoy and good luck in your fudge endeavors. My mother is known for many things, but chief among them is her famous Christmas fudge. Each year, lucky friends and f ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    The Ultimate Oyster Cracker?

    ​My brother Dave got me hooked on these hot and spicy saltines. He says they're the perfect oyster crackers. I haven't tried them with oysters yet, but I will soon. The home version of these has been around for a long time. You mix up a package of dry ranch dressing mix, some kind of dried ch ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Photo by Robb WalshI can't write this column on an empty stomach. It's difficult to maintain your trademark acerbic wit when all you can think is, "I would literally murder somebody for that hamburger / pizza / pastry / whatever insane but incredible dish from Feast we've featured this week." ... More >>

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    June 3, 2009

    An Industrial Quesadilla with Ziploc Salsa

    Photos by Robb WalshIt was the anthropomorphic taco art that made me pull over to check out the taco truck called Industrial Tacos Snacks at the corner of Crosstimbers and Airline. I mean, look at the smile on that taco. I purchased a half-liter of Mexican Coke and a quesadilla al pastor that the ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Lazy Man's Homemade Kosher Pickles

    Photos by Robb WalshAs I mentioned, I bought some fresh pickling cucumbers at Dilorio's farm stand on Monday. I made homemade Kosher pickles with them. Kosher pickles are fermented -- there is no cooking or canning involved. You put the cucumbers in a brine and let them ferment in a dark place. That ... More >>

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    April 21, 2009

    A Day in the Life of a Personal Chef

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttChef Jo checks her shopping list before venturing into the storeJo Gonzales is a personal chef.  Most people look puzzled when she walks the aisles of the grocery store in her bright orange embroidered chef's coat or pulls up in her SUV with its magnetic signs announ ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    Mom's Christmas Fudge

    My mother is known for many things, but chief among them is her famous Christmas fudge.  Each year, lucky friends and family make out with a tin or two.  And until my grandfather passed away last year, she would always make an enormous gift basket for him each year at Christmas, filled wit ... More >>

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    April 5, 2007
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    March 9, 2006

    Bring It On

    Why Houston should want a nuclear power plant

  • Culture

    February 19, 2004

    The New Art

    Contemporary craft is more than macaroni place mats

  • Culture

    February 7, 2002

    Stux in the South

    The eclectic New York space lends a strange sampling to New Gallery

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Daddy's Girl

    Gregory Beard says his wife did drugs in front of their child, yet a Harris County associate judge awarded her custody. Beard spent the summer fighting to get his baby back.

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Border Line

    In the predawn hours, immigrants face an eternity of waiting at the INS office

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    October 5, 2000

    A Father's Retribution

    Children's Protective Services thinks Gary Gates abuses his kids. Gary Gates thinks CPS abused his family. Who's abusing who?

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    November 18, 1999

    Sarofim II: The Next (De)Generation

    In the latest divorce donnybrook, things didn't go better with coke

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    July 22, 1999

    Civil(ity) War

    Does Houston have to get tougher on street people with new laws?

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    March 4, 1999

    Kindred Spirits

    Pete Haviland hunted ghosts. He found friends.

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    March 14, 1996

    The Texas Rose Rustlers

    They went in search of the vehicle of fragrance, and found adventure and companionship.