At the top of Underbelly's simple, one-page menu is a bold statement: "Houston is the new American Creole city of the South," one that residents of New Orleans — long the country's main Creole metropolis — would certainly challenge to the death. But bold has long been the modus operandi of larger-than-life chef Chris Shepherd, whose new restaurant more than lives up to this claim in its diverse menu that's short and sweet yet wide-ranging in its array of cuisines: from Korean-style braised goat and pleasantly chewy dumplings in a fiery red gojuchang chili sauce to a German schnitzel with its always-present partner, red cabbage, the constantly-changing dishes on Underbelly's menu aim to tell the "story of Houston food" one influence and ingredient at a time.
It was hot inside and out at Straits in CityCentre on Sunday afternoon as ten of Houston's best restaurants competed to see whose curry dishes could curry the most favor with guests and judges. Read more at Eating Our Words. PHOTOS BY KATHARINE SHILCUTT
For the fifth year, dock-jumping dogs made a splash at Discovery Green. The national dog-jumping, fetching and swimming tour featured competing dogs from Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Plus a lot of cute puppies. PHOTOS BY LISA RAMIREZ
Houston Pride 2012 was a city wide celebration that brought the old and the young together to celebrate the theme of Live Out Proud. Check out our list of the Best Dressed of Pride. PHOTOS BY LISA RAMIREZ
The USA Eagles hosted the Azzurri of Italy at BBVA Compass Stadium in the biggest ever one-day rugby event in the Unites States on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012. A crowd of 17,214 fans, most dressed in red, white, and blue face paint and costumes watched the two men's national squads battle each...
In the high Texas desert outside of Terlingua, where land is cheap and building regulations are lax, a loose community of people who wish to develop self-reliance live off the land and by their wits. Read our feature about the many different kinds of Preppers. PHOTOS BY BRITTANIE SHEY
Roots Bistro is one of the few restaurants where I can leave completely stuffed and not feel bad about it. That's because the main component of all four meals I've had there since it opened in the old Cafe Moustache space in January has been vegetables. PHOTOS BY TROY FIELDS
The craft brewery from Eatsie Boys founders Ryan Soroka, Matt Marcus and Alex Vassilakidis along with brewmaster Aaron Corsi is on track to open this fall. See what the 8th Wonder guys have been up to in the meantime in their East End brewery near the new Dynamo stadium. PHOTOS BY KATHARINE SHILCUTT
Most Texas wineries can't get by on Texas grapes alone. Although the state produces more than 1 million cases of wine a year, Texas is drinking itself dry. And what do Texas wineries do when they can't grow enough grapes to make the roughly 12 million cases a year that we drink? They import the...
Party pop-stars LMFAO took the stage last night at Toyota Center with openers Eva and Far East Movement, while fans came dressed to dance. See our review of LMFAO on the Rocks Off blog. PHOTOS BY GROOVEHOUSE
The first and most important thing to know about La Fisheria is that there's absolutely nothing else like it in Houston, and likely never has been. Walking into La Fisheria -- with its electric blue-and-orange cottage and its mustachioed, dreadlocked celebrity chef -- is akin to walking off a...