Category: Around Houston

Killen Me Softly

I haven’t done a food post in a minute, but sometimes a morsel so profound passes the barrier of one’s teeth that word of praise must be brought forth. Ronnie Killen is no stranger to the culinary world, having camped…

Festa Italiana

Leave the gun, take the umbrella. With the Greek Festival (among others) last weekend, the Italian Festival this past weekend, and the Korean Festival this coming weekend, you could be forgiven for feeling a bit like Wedding Crashers. But while…

Prawn Stars

Houston’s weather sine curve is climbing again, but over the weekend we got a preview of the fall weather to come, as the mercury dipped with crisp autumn air and clear blue skies. It was pretty ideal festival weather, and while most…

North by Northwest

No, I’m not writing an exposé on Hitchcock films or the unholy progeny of Kimye, but rather taking a look at perhaps another extension of the craft beer trajectory on Houston’s northwest side. The reason I keep coming back to…

Karbachtoberfest 2013

The only thing I would change about the brewery’s 2nd annual eponymous Oktoberfest event held Saturday was the date, or at least the ability to fast forward that cold front that came through yesterday. And the tickets might not have…

Mile High Pub

Going on a few months now, I’ve been having a social media conversation with a few local beer mavens about the phenomenon of “airport beer.” It started with the realization that, when we looked at our logs for Samuel Adams…

#WTFPSFTW

Whether you were crestfallen that prior obligations prevented you from attending or perfectly content avoiding oppressive heat while listening to bands you’ve never heard of, your social media networks were likely inundated with comments and photos pouring forth from your…

Houston International Festival

According to recent reports, the Bayou City is now the most diverse in the United States, and the Houston International Festival has been celebrating that diversity for 43 years. The weather was perfect for the first of two iFest weekends,…

Field Agents

This past weekend, the No Label Brewery hosted their 2nd annual Field Day, and a thirsty horde showed up to engage in battle on the first day of the rest of our summer. Only the night before, I had been…

Holi Festival, Batman!

Yesterday marked the annual Hindu celebration of Spring with this year’s Holi Festival held at Seabourne Creek Park in Rosenberg. The festival is held at the end of the winter season, and generally falls at the end of February or…