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  • Leaping And Spinning Downtown: Our Morning Of Parkour
    For those who practice it, parkour is more than just leaping and bouncing around whatever is in your way; there's a philosophy behind it. Tired of sitting on the sidelines we decided to hit the streets ourselves with the crew from Urban Movement to find out more about the art. PHOTOS BY DERREK...
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  • The 2013 Burger Bracket Championship Tasting
    After multiple rounds of intense competition, and a few upsets along the way, it came down one final round of tasting to find out who has the best burger in Houston. Burger lovers from around the city headed to The Refinery Saturday to taste the burgers and find out who would be crowned...
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  • Gloriously Gallic Grub at L'Olivier
    Something occurred to me halfway through my final lunch course at L'Olivier one afternoon. Over an apple tart so simple as to be nearly ascetic — perfectly flaky puff pastry bottom providing a buttery buttress to the gentle fan of paper-thin Granny Smith apple slices that nearly floated above...
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  • Touring The Alabama-Coushatta Reservation
    The Alabama-Coushatta, whose 10,000-acre reservation sits 90 minutes northeast of Houston, once boasted the Bayou City's closest casino a dozen years ago. In 2002, however, the slots, poker, and blackjack were shut down, taking the $1 million monthly profits with it. We toured the reservation...
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  • Houston Bars Celebrate the Life of Ash Rowell with Weeklong "Ash Bash"
    Last week's six day long Ash Bash celebration saw crowds gather at bars across town to celebrate the life of Ashley "Ash" Rowell, one of Houston's most important craft beer pioneers. Kicking off at Liberty Station and wrapping up this past Saturday at Cottonwood, events raised money for the Ash...
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  • Oh My Glob!: Adventure Time And Video Game Art At War'Hous
    Inspired by the television show Adventure Time, over 50 artists and musicians came together for the Oh My Glob! art show at War'Hous Visual Studios. Check out the art, the music, and the fans that came out to the show. PHOTOS BY DERREK BARLOW. Read More: War'Hous' Adventure Time Exhibition...
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  • Play Ball!: Opening Day For The Astros
    The Houston Astros hosted their in-state rivals the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park to open Major League Baseball’s 2013 season on Sunday night -- March 31st, 2013. This will be a season of transition as Houston has made the switch to the American League, as well as being lead by new manager...
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  • No More Making-Out: The Last Night At Marfreless
    Houston's favorite make-out bar closed its doors for the final time Saturday night, and for fans of Marfreless it was a chance to take a walk through the unmarked blue door one last time. We were on hand with those there to to say farewell. PHOTOS BY FRANCISCO MONTES.
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  • 11 Photos Of Awesomely Dressed People Outside Anime Matsuri
    Friday was the start of the fifth edition of Anime Matsuri, Houston's annual anime, Japanese culture, and related arts convention. With over 100,000 sq. feet of space and 100s of hours of programming, people from all over the country travelled to Houston for the convention. Outside we caught up...
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  • Yelapagain: Two-Day Pop-Up Dinner Series Reunites Former Yelapa Crew at Kitchen Incubator
    It's a rare occasion when you get to enjoy a favorite dish from a long-closed restaurant, prepared once again by the chef himself. But that's exactly what took place this past Tuesday and Wednesday as chef L.J. Wiley and his old kitchen crew from Yelapa Playa Mexicana hosted four pop-up...
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  • March 2013: Month in Photos
    In March we said goodbye to the rodeo and welcomed in Spring. We hit the bayou, the club, and spent a few days making new friends at SXSW. Before you head in to April take one last look at the March that was.
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  • Eatsie Boys Go Brick-and-Mortar
    If someone distilled all that is modern Houston into a restaurant, it would serve dishes like matzoh ball pho and fried shrimp banh mi in a casual, counter-service cafe shaded by thick-trunked live oak trees and fronted by a river of traffic. That place exists already, though. It's called...
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