Although the weather has cooled off, Jones Plaza heated up this weekend with the Houston Brazilian festival. Delicious Brazilian food was provided by Pradaria, while dancers like Janete Silva and Leandro Santos da Silva entertained the crowds while Brazilian Nuts provided a festive musical backdrop. PHOTOS BY KATYA HORNER
We asked our readers to submit photos of their tattoos and body art in celebration of our upcoming 2009 Best of Houston issue. Below are our ten favorite pieces of body art, as chosen by our art director and music listings editors (both tattoo connoisseurs themselves).
With Labor Day Weekend looming, it means the end of summer has come to a sweet, sweaty close. Join us as we take a fond look back at our favorite party pictures from the summer (clothing optional, of course)...
Our very own Robb Walsh emceed the hottest food festival of the summer this weekend: the 19th Annual Austin Hot Sauce Festival. Over 400 salsas and hot sauces were entered for judging, while hot sauce vendors mingled with pepper-heads and heat-seekers at Waterloo Park. PHOTOS BY KATHARINE SHILCUTT
The boys from Essex played to a packed house in The Woodlands on Sunday night, opening with three songs from their newest album before powering through a catalogue of their biggest hits and some deeper cuts like "Fly on the Windscreen." The four-song encore had fans on their feet singing along...
Riverside Terrace is home to some of Houston's richest and most interesting history, as well as some of the city's finest architecture. So why are so many of its glorious old homes abandoned or neglected? PHOTOS BY KATHARINE SHILCUTT
It was a girl-powered night of straight up rock 'n' roll at the Arena Theatre on Saturday night as a triple threat took the revolving stage: The Donnas, Debbie Harry (with the rest of the Blondie boys) and Pat Benatar. PHOTOS BY DANIEL KRAMER
The lovely ladies of the Texas Galaxy Pageant posed for the press on Saturday afternoon at the Renaissance Hotel, where a panel of 10 judges voted for their favorite contestant in three categories: Miss Teen Texas Galaxy, Miss Texas Galaxy and Mrs. Texas Galaxy. The winner in each category was...
Babes in bikinis buffed and shined some boss hogs this weekend at Republic Harley-Davidson in Stafford, where the motorcycle dealership was sponsoring a bikini bike wash this past Saturday. All cycles (and cameras!) were welcomed... PHOTOS BY DANIEL KRAMER
The abandoned 64,000 square foot mansion in Pearland, just off 288 and Southfork, has been a mystery for years. Take a look inside its imposing brick facade and read the article in Hair Balls to find out more about this lonely giant. PHOTOS BY KATHARINE SHILCUTT
Twelve chefs from across the city offered up their best pork belly dishes at Catalan on Monday night, as they competed for top honors at the friendly throwdown. Who took first place? Read on and find out... PHOTOS BY KATHARINE SHILCUTT