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  • Phoenicia's New Downtown Location Looks Every Bit the Urban Grocery
    This new downtown Phoenicia is so much more than the warehouse on Westheimer, in a wildly different way. The second-generation influence of Ann-Marie and her brother Haig, who buys the store's wine, beer and cigars, is felt in more modern and elegant touches. The store itself is a marvel of...
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  • Winning! The 2011 Houston Press Music Awards Ceremony
    Want to see who were the winners of the 2011 2011 Houston Press Music Awards, voted on by readers and presented last night at Warehouse Live? Click on! PHOTOS BY MARCO TORRES
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  • benjy's on Washington: Bringing Local Foods to the Chic Masses
    Much of the strikingly Asian-influenced menu is steadfastly seasonal (the current menu is charmingly labeled "early fall," as if Houston has any other seasons than summer and February), and benjy's is also keen to use local ingredients as often as possible. It doesn't flout this fact aside from...
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  • Texas Tweakers: Shake and Bake Meth Labs on the Rise
    James "Bull" Durham burned down his mother's house while cooking meth. In Angelina County, the jail is full of guys like him.
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  • H-E-B Makes Its Montrose Debut Today
    On the morning of Wednesday, November 16, the latest H-E-B to open inside the Loop opened its doors to its new Montrose neighborhood. The grocery store sits on the corner of West Alabama and Dunlavy, a site once long-occupied by the Wilshire Village apartments. The apartments are a memory now,...
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  • Night After Monsters: Mikkeller Beer Comes to Houston
    Mikkel Borg Bjergso moved around the crowd at the Night After Monsters beer tasting like a virtual unknown. Clad in a red plaid shirt and a scruffy beard, Mikkel looked more like any other Montrose resident who'd walked over to Whole Foods for the tasting than a world-famous brewmaster. PHOTOS...
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  • Silver Boot Series: Astros vs. Rangers
    The Lone Star series has occurred every year since 2001 with the introduction of interleague play. This past weekend, the Rangers won the first of two, three game series against the Astros this season. Friday's game found the Rangers on top 1-4. The Astros came back Saturday and won 6-5. On...
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  • Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater at Cinema Arts Festival
    Special guest (and native Texan) Ethan Hawke answered questions at the MFAH following a screening of his film The Woman in the Fifth at the 2011 Cinema Arts Festival. Film critic Joe Leydon moderated the discussion. Director Richard Linklater (also a Texan) directed the 2001 film Tape starring...
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  • HPMA 2011 Showcase: Faces in the Crowd
    The chance to see more than 50 awesome local bands for just $10? Not a bad deal. Here are some of the music lovers who came out to the 22nd annual Houston Press Music Awards Showcase. PHOTOS BY SON LAM (1-28), JASON WOLTER (29-39), MARCO TORRES (40-45) AND MARC BRUBAKER (46-56)
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  • Rockin' Out with the Bands at the 2011 HPMA Showcase
    The best bands of Houston took over nearly half of Downtown Saturday for the 2011 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase. But only the fittest will survive. Winners in the 22nd annual HPMAs will be announced Tuesday night at Warehouse Live. PHOTOS BY MARC BRUBAKER (2-25), MARCO TORRES (1, 26-42),...
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  • For Sale: Modern Outdoor Design Tour
    The Modern Outdoor Design Tour itself took place for only one day and gave a look into some interesting modern designs around Houston, with no two homes taken from pages of the same play book. The tour consisted of 13 houses, nine of which are currently on sale. PHOTOS BY TRAVIS HENSLEY
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  • Melee on the Bayou Pole Dancing Competition
    Amateur pole fitness enthusiasts performed at Houston's first ever pole dancing competition, Melee On The Bayou. PHOTOS BY FRANCISCO MONTES
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