When you play pool at a bar, cigarette burns, drinks stains, crappy cues and uneven tables go with the territory. But when you play at a pool hall, you expect well-maintained equipment. The thing is, some halls are better than others about upkeep. At Fast Eddie's, you won't find any torn felt or worn-down cues. And the tables are always level. Everything about the place is comfortable, and the balls never do anything to surprise you, like randomly curving across the table. Of course, what that means is, if you make a mistake, you can't blame the table. It's all your fault.
It wasn't too long ago that Houston was awash in brewpubs. There was the Rock Bottom Brewery, the Village Brewery, the Bank Draft and the Houston Brewery. One by one, they all went overboard, leaving the craft-brew aficionados almost dry. Thankfully, there's still Two Rows Restaurant and Brewery to quench our thirsts. Head brewmaster Ian Larsen has been handcrafting awesome ales since 1997. Larsen's current offerings range from the blondes through the ambers and browns to the pitch-black stout ales. He also brews some spectacularly refreshing specialty ales like Uncle Red's Raspberry and Memphis Belle Blueberry. Before you turn your up nose at fruit-infused ales, you should be aware that these concoctions have a long tradition going all the way back to the Middle Ages. Let's hope that these brewskies can help revive Houston's fledgling brewpub industry, and we'll never have to worry again about whether it tastes great or is less filling.

It wasn't too long ago that Houston was awash in brewpubs. There was the Rock Bottom Brewery, the Village Brewery, the Bank Draft and the Houston Brewery. One by one, they all went overboard, leaving the craft-brew aficionados almost dry. Thankfully, there's still Two Rows Restaurant and Brewery to quench our thirsts. Head brewmaster Ian Larsen has been handcrafting awesome ales since 1997. Larsen's current offerings range from the blondes through the ambers and browns to the pitch-black stout ales. He also brews some spectacularly refreshing specialty ales like Uncle Red's Raspberry and Memphis Belle Blueberry. Before you turn your up nose at fruit-infused ales, you should be aware that these concoctions have a long tradition going all the way back to the Middle Ages. Let's hope that these brewskies can help revive Houston's fledgling brewpub industry, and we'll never have to worry again about whether it tastes great or is less filling.

Don't get technical on us: Rachel Portman's The Little Prince was an opera, to be sure, but it was so opera lite (under three hours long and sung in English) that we're calling it a musical -- the best musical. Houston Grand Opera premiered the work last June, and the late Maria Bjørnson's sets and costumes created a fantasyland for the beloved tale by Antoine de Saint-Exupry. It was an entertaining and visually stimulating production, complete with flying cranes and dancing trees. Good-bye, little prince, we hope you come again.
Don't get technical on us: Rachel Portman's The Little Prince was an opera, to be sure, but it was so opera lite (under three hours long and sung in English) that we're calling it a musical -- the best musical. Houston Grand Opera premiered the work last June, and the late Maria Bjørnson's sets and costumes created a fantasyland for the beloved tale by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It was an entertaining and visually stimulating production, complete with flying cranes and dancing trees. Good-bye, little prince, we hope you come again.

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