It’s big, it’s bright red, and Jackson Street BBQ is a great new option for Texas barbecue in downtown Houston. Opened earlier this year, it’s a joint venture between Houston chef Bryan Caswell and local pitmaster Greg Gatlin. The two joined forces on a menu with plenty of variety, and
The transition from competition barbecue to commercial barbecue can be challenging. Restaurateurs generally have to cook more than once a week, there’s more meat to smoke, and a lot more people need to be pleased than one table of judges. In my experience, shelves full of competition trophies don’t often translate
Houston goes a bit nuts over a storm that was nothing like the Memorial Day floods.
Spoiler: They’re both in the path of a tropical storm right now.
Proponents says it’s outgrown its small-neighborhood roots and that the move is indicative of the triumph of LGBT rights. Opponents say the event forsaking its soul in the name of dubious progress.
According to a New York Times blog, our mid-seventies hockey prowess elevates us to only eleventh among cursed sports towns.
As Houston basketball fans mourn the end of the Rockets season, we remember the efforts of one of the team’s all-time greats.
After ravaging the Hill Country, the Memorial Day rains played havoc on Houston.
Before you bust out your checkbook, there’s a big catch you should be aware of.
It was part musical, part dance movie, and part love story, and in June 1980 it unleashed an unprecedented fervor for country music, Western wear, and, yes, mechanical bulls. More than three decades later, the film’s stars (including John Travolta, Debra Winger, Mickey Gilley, and Johnny Lee) and many Gilley’s regulars recall the movie that made America fall in love with Texas.
When you’ve got Barney Smith’s toilet seat exhibit, who needs the Rothko Chapel?
Meet SnapStream, a Google-style search engine for television.
Nobody expected much out of the Astros this year, but a month into the season, the team is sitting pretty atop the AL West, five games above .500. How did that happen?
A Houston-area high school chose to drop a policy that would have required all female prom guests to submit photos of their dresses for “pre-approval.”
Not only are there 18 museums within a 1.5-mile radius, but the magnificent 445-acre Hermann Park is now in full bloom.
Are the One-Way Streets in Our City Centers Killing Neighborhoods, Causing Crime, and Depressing Property Values?
And could converting streets to two-way revitalize blighted sections of Texan inner cities, especially Houston’s still-moribund downtown?
A century after it was first proposed, Houston’s Hermann Park is finally in full bloom.
More like awwwstronaut, right?
The author of Black Water Rising talks about Houston neighborhoods, writing for a hot TV show, and her dad’s run for mayor.
Houston’s Oporto Fooding House is almost certainly the finest Italian-Portuguese-Indian fusion restaurant in the world.
An unnamed teacher at Foster High School, in Richmond, distributed a lesson that included “If taken hostage by radical Islamists, what to do,” and a very broad estimate of how many jihadists there are around the world.
Houston, Dallas, and … Laredo?
A Brazoria County task force executed a 21 Jump Street-style sting in area high schools over the past several months, culminating in the arrests of six students.
The World Animal Awareness Society is using camera-equipped drones to film a pilot episode of a stray-dog-related television show in Houston.
A guide to three great Texas museums.
Owner/Pitmaster: Brooks’ Place; Opened 2009Age: 45Smoker: Indirect Heat Wood-Fired PitWood: Red Oak, Pecan, Hickory, and MesquiteBrooks’ Place isn’t exactly easy to get to, but that’s part of its charm. Cypress is at least a thirty minute drive from downtown Houston. It’s a destination, and those in line
Houston Redditors makes wishes that will probably never come true.
We’re not even a quarter of the way through 2015 yet, and mosques have been burned, loyalty oaths have been demanded, and—in Dallas last week—a Muslim man was shot in the back while watching the snow fall.
Will he be pulled from the bill?
On Monday, the Houston Chronicle posted a slide show of photos of a late Longview teenager who suffered from anorexia, inviting readers “witness her fatal transformation.”
Owner/Pitmaster: Davis Meat Market; Opened 1988Age: 76Smoker: Gas-fired Rotisserie SmokerWood: OakI rang a buzzer outside this bright red metal building in Houston’s Fifth Ward, and owner James Davis met me at the door. As soon as I stepped inside the smell of raw meat was present, but not
Despite a century of homegrown rebranding efforts, some historians believe Texas remains as Dixie as ever.
If you want to reach out to the city of @Austin, you’d better look at @AustinTexasGov. If you’re looking for @Dallas, check out @1500Marilla. So who owns the more logical Twitter usernames for Texas cities?
With all the contests and various sanctioning bodies, competition barbecue can get confusing, but one thing is clear. Getting into the Champions Corner at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo World’s Championship Bar-B-Que is a big honor. It is bestowed upon the winners of the San Antonio Stock Show
The rent, as you may have heard, is increasingly too dang high.
The Flower Man House, RIP.
Last summer, Theresa Roemer’s three-story closet made her the country’s most famous social climber. But she was only getting started.
Mimi Swartz on what Houston’s fractious mayoral race says about the city.
From Anvil Bar & Refuge, Houston.
Austin Wallis posted a video to YouTube this week that details his difficult experience of being gay in a private, Lutheran school in Houston.
Check your bag for liquids and heavy artillery next time you fly through a Texas airport.
The journey of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance has been long and full of plot-twists—but it could all be over soon.
One of Houston’s most cherished art landmarks can’t survive the ravages of the climate or the loss of its hyperkinetic, ever-improvising creator.
When Little Joe died last month, Houston lost a link to its rich blues history.
The legendary Texas comedian may have died in obscurity 20 years ago, but he’ll be remembered in bronze.
The smokers were everywhere. Co-owner Rhonda Scales had led me through a swinging door into the kitchen where a hulking rotisserie pit was churning with tomorrow’s briskets. “We use all oak,” she told me as we walked out the back door. Split oak logs were piled around two more trailer-mounted
That's a lot of Astro-dough.
Two weeks after this review ran, Russell Roegels ended his franchise agreement with Baker’s Ribs and rebranded the business as Roegels Barbecue Co. Great barbecue at a chain restaurant? I was skeptical to say the least, but in Houston I stopped at the lone Baker’s Ribs location in town.
Who inject $11 billion into the Texas economy.