Bloomsday Houston

This Sunday marks the 109th anniversary of the day Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of James Joyce’s Ulysses, made his trek through Dublin and into the literary firmament. On June 16, 1954, a number of Irish cognoscenti gathered to celebrate 50 years…

Momofuku Noodle Bar

171 First Ave. NYC http://momofuku.com/new-york/noodle-bar/ As soon as we mentioned a trip to New York to visit my brother and his wife before they moved back to Houston, while we were still looking at flights months away, Momofuku was already…

#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…

Lulu Limón

We’re hurtling down a highway on the outskirts of Villahermosa, in reverse, to get to a restaurant that has come highly recommended. Our guide informs us that the next u-turn isn’t for a number of miles, so he prefers to…

Arctic Panzer Wolf

Eerily quiet over here. Last week was a busy one with the juggernaut that is OTC in town, but things were going pretty smoothly until that last day. Sometimes you’re cruising along on one of those halcyon days, then suddenly…

Koninginnedag

Today, Amsterdam is awash in a sea of orange as the Dutch celebrate Queen’s Day as they have for over 100 years. Making this one extraordinary, however, is the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the accession to the throne of…

Bayou City Beer

It was a momentous day for Houston beer on Saturday, matched only by the severity of the torrential downpour that blew through town. The last few years have seen the proliferation of both food trucks and breweries in our fair…

Flip ‘n the Bird

Because who wants chicken from a Filipino food truck? Not that they don’t make it, and not that it wouldn’t be excellent, but when you’re going to splurge on fantastic food truck fare like that from Flip ‘n Patties, why…

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,…