Now in its 10th year, Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans has become a sort of South by Southwest for serious spirits aficionados: an annual event where bartenders and boozehounds alike can mingle with their own, learn from professionals and peers, attend competitions and conferences or just roam the Big Easy streets at night drinking Ramos Gin Fizzes and eating late-night gyros. Hundreds of cocktail connoisseurs from all over the nation head down to NOLA for the days-long event -- in fact, 207.2 gallons of bitters alone were used in cocktails for last year's Tales of the Cocktail crowd -- and Houston bartenders are no exception. PHOTOS BY ALEX GREGG
The Midtown "grille" caters to everyone - including dogs, on its patio - with its huge menu and 11,0000-square-foot dining rooms, but that doesn't always translate to great food. In fact, it usually coasts by as simply mediocre. PHOTOS BY TROY FIELDS
Houston sneaker heads flocked to the Summer 2012 Edition of the Bi-Annual H-Town Sneaker Summit at Reliant Center on Sunday, July 29 2012. Rappers such as Bun B, Slim Thug, Chingo Bling, and Doughbeezy, and Basketball Wives: LA star Draya Michele were also in the crowd. The festivities kicked...
Nicki Minaj showed up at Washington Avenue nightclub The Drake following her concert at Bayou Music Center Saturday night. Check out our slideshow of the concert, and our review on Rocks Off. PHOTOS BY SON LAM
Nicki Minaj played Bayou Music Center Saturday night, and her fans came out in full force with tutus, neon wigs and bikini tops galore. Read our review of the show on the Rocks Off blog, and our pics of the Nicki Minaj afterparty at The Drake. PHOTOS BY MARCO TORRES
Sure, Houston is hot during the summer, but things got even hotter in July. From Freedom over Texas, the Houston Web Awards, art shows, live music, and great new restaurants, here are our favorite photos from July.
Hot was the operative word at Saturday's Rock Baby Rock It hot-rod show/musical extravaganza, from vintage bikini-clad girlies to smoking hot rods. Read our full review of the show on Rocks Off. PHOTOS BY JAY LEE
Freak of nature is normally defined as something unusual or unexpected. All in all, it's a natural phenomenon. Kaskade's Freaks of Nature Tour gave the term a new definition. Read our review of the show at Rocks Off. PHOTOS BY JULIAN BAJSEL
Open until midnight most days of the week, Tandoori Nite is no ordinary food truck. Its offerings of fiercely red tandoori chicken, hot naan bread and subtly spicy aloo mattar (as well as its Phillips 66 location) make it the closest you'll get to an authentic Indian dhaba in Houston, and it's...
Lawndale's annual open-call juried art show, The Big Show, opened this weekend with a huge party at the gallery's deco building, and meanwhile, across the street and down a few blocks, the small, hip gallery WarHous held a show of its own featuring works rejected by Lawndale's judges. Read...