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  • Portuguese Gets Gussied Up at Portugallia
    Houston doesn't have many Portuguese restaurants, but the few we have are pretty good. Portugallia joins Oporto Cafe & Wine Bar on that short roster. And while they have a few similarities — both make great date-night spots, both serve strong cocktails and both have plenty of Portuguese...
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  • H-Town Never Stops: Winter Sneaker Summit
    The winter version of the semiannual H-Town Sneaker Summit took place Sunday, January 29, 2012, at Reliant Center and saw Houston rapper Bun B leaving barefoot after giving his own shoes away. PHOTOS BY MARCO TORRES
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  • Saint Arnold's 5th Annual One Pot Showdown
    The Bears Gone Drinking team won the 2012 One Pot Showdown with a clever shepherd's pie recipe that featured both Elissa IPA and Winter Stout. Read more at Eating Our Words. PHOTOS BY MARCO TORRES
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  • Party on the Island: Main Street Block Party
    The second-annual Main Street Block Party took place Saturday, January 28, 2012, featuring tons of local bands playing Continental Club, the Pachinko Hut, Shoeshine Charlie's Big Top. PHOTOS BY ALLISON MCPHAIL (1-24) AND BARRY SIGMAN (25-52)
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  • 2012 Houston Press Artopia
    Culture vultures came out in droves to the annual Houston Press Artopia, Saturday, January 28, 2012, at Winter Street Studios, where they had the chance to see an ephemeral mural designed by Houston street artists and help honor the winners of this year's MasterMinds. PHOTOS BY MARCO TORRES
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  • 2012 Houston Auto Show
    Car lovers city-wide flocked to the annual Houston Auto Show this weekend to look at the newest models of everything from Lamborghinis and Porches to BMWs, Mustangs and hybrid vehicles. PHOTOS BY JAY LEE
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  • Mardi Gras at Rich's Freakshow
    If there was ever a time and place to "laissez les bon temps rouler," it would have been Rich's monthly Freakshoow night, which on Saturday, January 28, 2012, celebrated the upcoming Mardi Gras season. PHOTOS BY SON LAM
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  • Georgia's Farm to Market Opens Second Location Downtown
    The second location of the popular West Houston grocery store and organic foods market opened on Friday, January 27 at Main and Prairie. In addition to groceries and its famous buffet, this Georgia's also features a below-ground bar called The Cellar and a reading alcove with free Wi-Fi. PHOTOS...
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  • Artopia Street Art Mural Sneak Peek
    Houston's anonymous street artists have gathered to create a massive mural for 2012 Houston Press Artopia and MasterMind Awards, taking place January 28, 2012, at Winter Street Studios. Street art documentarian Alex Luster was one winner of a MasterMind Award this year. And if you like street...
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  • Viva Mexico: El Tricolor Beats Venezuela at Reliant Stadium
    After a rainy day in Houston, soccer fans flooded into Reliant Stadium on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, for an international friendly between the Mexican and Venezuelan national soccer teams. Venezuela scored first off a corner kick in the 52nd minute, but Mexico responded and scored three goals...
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  • Month in Photos: January 2012
    It might be the year of the apocalypse, but we're determined to have fun. We kicked off 2012 in togas and lingerie, drank and ate to our hearts delight, and enjoyed the first-ever playoff game in Texans franchise history.
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  • The Kills at HOB
    Let it be said that the Kills' Alison Mosshart should not be lumped in with "chick" lead singers. She should go in that special box with people like Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, Jim Morrison, Lux Interior, and other feral lead singers who have stomped, terrorized, and titillated since the dawn of...
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