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  • East Side Vacation at El Petate
    El Petate has this almost vacation-like feel down, without even seeming to try. Part of it is the food -- all deeply authentic Salvadoran dishes, from the more accessible mainstays like pupusas down to more off-the-beaten-path dishes like chilate y nuegados. And part of it is the cheerful...
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  • Go Pig Or Go Home
    This past Sunday, there was plenty of pig to be had at the 1st Annual Suckling Pig Throwdown at Kata Robata. See what the 13 chefs came up with as they competed for the title of Suckling Pig Throwdown King. PHOTOS BY MAI PHAM AND KIMBERLY PARK
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  • Bikes & Bugs Charity Swimsuit Contest
    The 5th annual Bikes & Bugs Charity Swimsuit Contest at San Jacinto Harley Davidson took place this weekend benefiting drug research for epilepsy. PHOTOS BY SON LAM
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  • Indie Book Fest and Menil Community Art Festival
    Art lovers enjoyed near-perfect weather Saturday at the Menil Community Art Festival, an open house of sourts centered around the Indie Book Festival on the lawn of the Menil Collection. PHOTOS BY DANIEL KRAMER
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  • 2012 Texans Cheerleader Tryouts
    More than 950 women (and one man) showed up for Texans cheerleader tryouts at Reliant Park this weekend. This large group would eventually be cut down to 100 with final selections to be made on Draft Day. The final Texans cheerleader squad will consist of about 25-35 cheerleaders. Hopefuls...
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  • Sunset Strip: Steel Panther at House of Blues
    Enter Steel Panther, who moistened House of Blues last night for about an hour and a half of stroking, sucking and sexual innuendo. The California metal parody band's following ranges from youngsters who were too young to see the likes of Crue and Poison in their prime, to older folks who are...
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  • Asia Society First Look Festival
    The Asia Society, and organization dedicated to joining the cultures of the East and West, celebrated the opening of their new Texas Center in Houston this weekend with two days worth of festivities. PHOTO BY ALLISON McPHAIL
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  • Modern Farm-to-Table at Sorrel Urban Bistro
    Sorrel Urban Bistro is one of the most earnest restaurants I've ever encountered. It wants to be loved, and seems to almost bend over backwards in its willingness to earn your goodwill. So why is it so hard to like? PHOTOS BY TROY FIELDS
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  • Astros Celebrate 50 Years With Colts Jerseys
    Fifty years to the day of their very first game as a franchise (April 10, 1962), the Houston Astros played Minute Maid Park wearing throwback jerseys emblazoned with the team's first name, the Colt .45s. The Astros also unveiled a "Walk of Fame" earlier in the day, but ended up losing 6-4 to...
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  • 6th Annual Anime Matsuri Convention
    The 6th Annual Anime Matsuri Convention took place this weekend at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Convention Center. In addition to the awesome cosplay costumes of the attendees, the festival featured a Japanese fashion show and appearances by Itchy Korean Recordings chief Kevin Gee, voice...
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  • Easter Weekend at Drake
    The Easter Bunny got his groove on Friday night at Drake on Washington Ave. PHOTOS BY SON LAM
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  • Astros Open to Sellout Crowd
    The Houston Astros hosted their season opener against the Colorado Rockies on Friday night, April 6th 2012. Veteran left hander Wandy Rodriguez made his first ever Opening Day start and pitched a solid game, but the home team gave up four costly errors, which lead the the 5-3 loss. The sellout...
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