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This Week in Food Events: Celebrate Astros Home Opener at Biggio's, Crawfish Everywhere

10 months ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Here's what's happening in Houston's culinary events this week: Wednesday, April 3 Fifth Anniversary Dinner at KUU The acclaimed sushi restaurant KUU, 947 Gessner, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a four-course dinner and wine pairings by chef Adison Lee. There will also be live music and free gifts. The...
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Jay Francis, Food Explorer: El Angel’s Gigante Tortaburger

12 years ago by Houston Press
Jay Francis tackles a Tortaburger. Food explorer Jay Francis roams the city in his spare time looking for cool things to eat. Bicultural burgers are one of his favorite genres and he really hit the jackpot with this one. The $7.99 gigante tortaburger at Tortas El Angel is a double...
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Less Mess: Crispy Oven-Baked Bacon

12 years ago by Houston Press
I've found the best way to crisp up the thick-sliced bacon I picked up at Vincek's: You will need a wire rack like the one used for cooling cakes and cookies and a pan to catch the bacon drippings...
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''Personalities and Provocateurs''

8 years ago by Olivia Flores Alvarez
It’s Sir Francis Bacon meets Norman Rockwell, with a touch of Diego Velázquez thrown in, at Camargo Valentino’s exhibit ''Personalities and Provocateurs.'' The name refers to Valentino’s love of superheroes and cartoon characters, often the subject of his work. Don’t let the subject matter fool you, though; he might be...
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One Hundred Years Strong: Tour the Major Modernist Thrust of European/American Art at the Menil

5 years ago by Randy Tibbits
Ostensibly this is a review of the exhibition "Barnett Newman: The Late Work," which recently opened at The Menil Collection. It's their major show of the spring season, and I'll talk about it some toward the end. But even more important than a single major show is the opportunity the...
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Big Tex Road Trip: With Low Gas Prices, Now’s the Time for an Epic Journey Across Texas

4 years ago by Steve Jansen
Once, on my way to Big Bend National Park, I decided to take the rarely traveled Texas Highway 349 from Sheffield to Dryden. I’d done the monster drive by myself to the far West Texas beauty before — once through Marathon, another time via Alpine. However, as a completionist who...
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Houston's Most Underrated Restaurants

4 years ago by Phaedra Cook
There are times when a food writer should rely on a personal base of experience to declare a restaurant or a dish “best in class—or, sometimes, explain why it isn’t. Other times, a food writer might be confronted with such a wealth of knowledge from the readership that it would...
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Solving Puzzles for Peace of Mind

9 years ago by Chris Becker
Creating and experiencing art has a profound affect on your physical and mental health. There are a handful of artists who have made this fact the subject of their work without seeming self-righteous or hopelessly naive. Think of Lou Reed's song Rock and Roll with lyrics describing a five-year-old girl...
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5 Artworks That Should Fetch Millions But Never Will

8 years ago by Steve Jansen
On Wednesday, Sotheby's set a new world price record for art sales, bringing in $44.6 million each for Roy Lichtenstein's Pop Art painting Sleeping Girl and Figure Writing Reflected in a Mirror by British artist Francis Bacon. A total of 46 pieces were sold for a combined $266.6 million, including...
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Free for All: Art Without a Price Tag

8 years ago by Olivia Flores Alvarez
On Friday, we're stopping by Camargo Valentino's new exhibit "Personalities and Provocateurs." Valentino's eye-catching style is something akin to Sir Francis Bacon meets Stan Lee. The exhibit's named after superheroes and cartoon characters, often the subject of Valentino's work. Don't let the subject matter fool you, though; he might be...

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