Houston (Texas)

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    "What Is This Gay Shit?" and More Morehouse College Football Reactions to Dear White People

    UPDATE, OCT. 30, 12:45 P.M.: One quote about a movie deserves a bunch of others: "What kind of movie is this?" "Man, you looked at that, I saw you!" "What is this gay shit?" "Some of y'all didn't turn your heads away!" "Man, I must've watched every episode of Everybody Hates Chris back in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Orange County CAN Turn Around Its Shameful Childhood Hunger Statistics

    What does Orange County have in common with Los Angeles, New York, Houston and Chicago? Well, besides whatever it is you filled in the blank, O to the C is among the top 10 counties or metropolitan areas in the entire United States where food insecurity is most rampant for those under the age of 18. ... More >>

  • Food

    November 21, 2013

    Kolache Factory Is Czech-Mex

    Tustin's new restaurant bakes traditional Czech pastries with fillings that are all-American

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Fracking on the Fringes of Orange County, With Little Oversight

    Early this month, the Weekly reported the gas drilling practice known as fracking has quietly been occurring around Orange County's borders. For just how long is hard to say, and pinpointing the exact number of companies who have engaged in the practice locally isn't easy. What is known is that fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Andrew Stolper, Former Federal Prosecutor, Fends Off Critics of His Litigation-Finance Firm

    Andrew Stopler eyes the foam running down the glass of the craft beer he just took a swing from at the SideDoor in Corona del Mar as he launches into an explanation of his noble experiment. The former federal prosecutor and his ex-FBI agent business partner recently opened Crux Capital, a new Irvin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    In-N-Out Sends Restaurant a Cease-And-Desist Letter for Its Use of "Double Double"; Restaurant Responds By Renaming It "Cease & Desist" Burger

    Take a lesson from Underbelly, a Houston restaurant and wine bar which was sent a cease-and-desist letter from In-N-Out when the burger giant discovered that they were using the trademarked term "Double Double" to describe their burgers. What did Underbelly do? Well, they ceased and desisted alright ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Orange County Zine Library and Reading Room Exhibit Opening this Saturday!

    Orange County may not have as big a zine culture as, say, Brooklyn or Los Angeles, but we're trailing close behind with hidden zinester gems in our own neighborhood (Santanero, Zineworks, etc.) and a DIY culture like nobody's business. So for you kiddies into alternative print, it behooves you to at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    10 Songs Celebrating the Life of Selena

    On April 16th, 1971, in the small town of Lake Jackson, Texas, an angel was born. Her name was Selena Quintanilla. This angel, who was tragically taken from us at the young age of twenty-three, was a Latina superstar before JLo or Shakira or Ricky Martin. Her voice, full of love and joy and heartbre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Dish Network Wants Accused Orange County Satellite Pirate To Pay $6.4 Million Penalty

    Dish Network is asking a federal judge in Orange County to grant it summary judgment against a Little Saigon man who allegedly operated a satellite piracy website and order him to pay $6,376,600 in damages.Tan Nguyen, a single father of two young boys in Westminster, told the Weekly that he was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    The Counter Opens Third OC Restaurant

    I still miss Fatburger, which used to hold court here at Park Place in Irvine. It's not that the plaza was exactly burgerless (you could technically get a burger at Ruth Chris, Houston's, or even the employee cafeteria in one of the buildings if you can find it), but open finally this past week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Announcing the Winners of the First Voice Media Group Music Writing Awards

    By Ben Westhoff Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post a ... More >>

  • Food

    December 27, 2012

    Read Stick a Fork In It!

    If you're still not reading our food, then you're mean

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Poolside Set To Bring The Dance Party This Friday At South Coast Plaza's Sony Store

    Culture guide gurus Flavorpill have teamed up with Sony to present the "Sony Sessions," an event that celebrates the local culture of six US cities including Houston, Long Island, Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, and our very own Costa Mesa.The fact that we made it into the company's lexicon of pos ... More >>

  • News

    September 6, 2012

    Cambodian Weed

    How a small village outside Houston influences the Asian restaurants of Little Saigon, Long Beach and beyond

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Bistro Champagne Lemonade at Paul Martin's, Our Drink of the Week

    The Paul behind Paul Martin's American Bistro is the same as the "P" in P.F. Chang's. He is Paul Fleming, the restaurateur who first struck gold with Fleming's Prime Steakhouse. Instead of mass-marketed Chinese food or steak, the angle for this newest venture is localvore cuisine, but truth is, it s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Top Ten Rap Albums For People Who Don't Know Shit About Hip-Hop

    Our good friends over at LA Weekly ran a post today recommending ten rap albums for people whose knowledge of the genre is limited to Kanye West -- and only then because Obama called him an asshole for interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech. Naturally, the comments section has exploded with " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Man Overboard's Chain Reaction Show is Sold Out, But You Can Still Watch It TONIGHT

    ​Don't cry if you didn't get a Man Overboard ticket to the Chain Reaction show tonight in Anaheim. Thank your technology gods, because the band is streaming the show on Fans can log in at watch the show for $2.99.&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Reschedule Tour Due to Foot Injuries

    ​Red Hot Chili Peppers postponed their upcoming U.S. tour supporting their Grammy-nominated snoozefest, I'm With You, due to multiple foot injuries sustained by lead singer Anthony Kiedis. According to a statement, "Kiedis recently underwent surgery to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and correct a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Charlie Murphy Talks Strippers, Acid Trips and Kissing Babies

    ​If you think that you know Charlie Murphy from his entertaining and hysterical stories from the Chappelle show, think again. Charlie has a ton of huge movies under his belt, a stand-up career that's been entertaining crowds worldwide for over ten years, and this Thursday through Sunday, he is bri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Van Halen Announce Tour Dates: Staples Center on June 1, Honda Center June 12

    ​Van Halen finally announced their tour dates today, and it is massive. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced the dates at an intimate performance in New York's Café Wha?. The tour will begin on Feb. 18., with Kool & The Gang joining Van Halen for select tour dates. And as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Conrad Murray Sued by Newport Beach Attorney Repping Imaging Company

    ​As if looking at four years in state prison for his role in the King of Pop's death is not bad enough, Dr. Conrad Murray is also facing a lawsuit brought by a Newport Beach attorney on behalf of a Poway nuclear medicine imaging systems company.The complaint against Murray, MSNBC and other media c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Young the Giant Performing at the VMAs

    ​Young the Giant are the home boys that sneakily made good--Morrissey loves them, they've played the Weenie Roast, are opening for Incubus on tour this year...and today MTV announced that Young the Giant will make their VMA performance debut at the 2011 Video Music Awards. The lineup for VMA perf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Aaron Barrett of Reel Big Fish Goes on Tour After Near-Death Experience with Ruptured Appendix

    Reel Big Fish ​ Reel Big Fish, one of OC's stawarts from the mid-'90s ska phenomenon, have been touring hard lately. They just came back from Europe, are headed to South America in October this year and just kicked off their US summer tour with Streetlight Manifesto in Texas! The band have two mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Seven Rap Songs about Eating Well

    Buff Love aka The Human Beat Box​Last week, the USDA introduced a new symbol for healthy eating to replace the decades-old food pyramid long considered ineffectual. The new graphic, called "MyPlate," replaces the pyramid with a plate-shaped pie chart demonstrating the importance of making fruits a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    New High-Concept Restaurants Slated for Laguna Beach

    Starfish​Ah, Laguna Beach.  If there was a rallying point where the high-concept restaurants flock, it'd be here.  There are at least three new restaurants slated for the Laguna coast this year, all of them fit for a town that seems to demand a new restaurant or bar to go to every weeken ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Robi Draco Rosa Diagnosed With Cancer

    ​ Terrible news to report today: Latin pop star and producer Robi Draco Rosa has just been diagnosed with cancer.

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011 and Select Boutiques Donating Net Proceeds to Japan Disaster Relief Tomorrow

    ​It's now the world's most famous mouthless white cat's turn to help out Japan: Tomorrow, and select participating boutique locations will donate all net proceeds toward Japan disaster relief.The company (whose stateside headquarters is housed in Torrance) seems to be following in the f ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    Jandek Brings His Monastic Mystique to OC

    The reclusive outsider-music icon will play his first SoCal show at UC Irvine

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    CREAM: Alcohol-Infused Whipped Cream In a Can--Where to Get It

    Directions: Squirt directly into mouth.​EDIT, DEC. 2, 9:55 A.M.: We've taste-tested CREAM and put it up against our own homemade version. Read our review here!ORIGINAL ITEM: When we first heard about CREAM, the alcohol-infused whipped cream in a can being touted as the next Four Loko, we were pret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Warped Tour Annouces 2011 Dates

    ​The dates for the 2011 edition of the Warped Tour have been announced; this year, it kicks off in Dallas. There's no information on venues or performers yet, but  the tour will be in Pomona July 1, San Diego, August 9 and LA on August 10. Tickets are already available for $45--you can buy t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Landry's Restaurants Submits Highest Bid on Bankrupt Claim Jumper Chain

    ​The only restaurant I'm familiar with owned by the mammoth Houston-based Landry's Restaurants company is the Rainforest Cafe. Anyone out there heard of Harlows? Kemah? Red Sushi? La Grilgia? Well, we better acquaint ourselves with them, because the Weekly has learned Landry's put in the winning b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    The Union Line Tour With Local Natives

    ​So we just heard that The Union Line will be touring with their buddies Local Natives this fall. The Local Natives are really blowing up, performing in festivals around the world this summer.  This is also the third time the Union Line is going on the road, and the difference is that mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    OC's Mega-Mansions Slammed

    Large fries come with each home​"Most people tend to overdo it out here, but it doesn't have to look like a mega-mansion from Orange County."--Successful technology company entrepreneur Bill Nguyen, 39, in this month's WSJ magazine feature ("La La Land") addressing the difference between Orange Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​Robbing a Taco Bell for money, I understand. Robbing for food--gotcha. Assault at a spot--hey, their Value Meals have a way of upsetting one's bowels and being, so I understand. But what fucked-up soul would steal a dog?

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    944 Magazine Files For Bankruptcy, Mocks It

    ​944 Media, which publishes fashion/entertainment/lifestyle magazines in 10 different regions, including Orange County, has filed for bankruptcy.But, not only does the company plan to keep publishing, it is having fun with its financial pickle by posting on its website, "The Top 9 Fun Facts About ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 1, 2010

    ¿Ask a Minuteman?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] In honor of April Fools' Day, Jim Gilchrist puts on the sombrero and bandoliers this week

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Incoming: No Doubt Returns to Orange County! Eventually.

    Full tour dates have finally been announced for archetypal OC success stories No Doubt's tour with Paramore--we've known for a while that they were going on tour at some point and the first date would be May 3 at the Bamboozle Festival in NJ, but now we've got the whole sched, and the three month-is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007

    The Trill Is Gone: Pimp C, RIP

    The Dec. 4 death of UGK rapper Pimp C (Chad Butler, 33) in Los Angeles' Mondrian Hotel has prompted much mourning and reminiscing. Our sister paper Houston Press has a substantial coverage of the much-respected H-town MC on its blog. Along with UGK partner Bun B, Pimp C helped to bring Southern rap ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 25, 2007

    !Ask a Mexican!(r)

    "The same women who complain about ‘sleazy’ Mexican men go to France and giggle about ‘how flirtatious’ French men are"

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2007

    Fight Club

    Our favorite OC boxer, Ronny Rios, came home this week after a decisive and controversial loss at the Olympic trials in Houston. The potent, artful boxer says he's ready to refocus, turning his sights to his pro career and to finishing out his senior year in high school. "It's time to move on," he s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: iPhone Thumb Surgery?

    Picking themselves up with your bootstraps: The lobbyists at the Orange County Tourism Council believe they are entitled yet again to a public handout. And, once again, they're going to get it without even a minute of public debate. The board of supervisors placed on its Tuesday consent calender a $ ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 28, 2007

    !Ask a Mexican!

    'Why do wabs have to use so many goddamn syllables?'

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2007

    Another Black Eye for Mater Dei

    The culture of pedophilia at Mater Dei High School has hit the big time. Today, The New York Times examines the rash of non-clerical sex-abuse cases involving the Catholic Church. Mentioned in the second paragraph was Joelle Casteix, a longtime advocate for sex-abuse survivors who was herself a vict ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 17, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    Special Food Edicion

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2006

    OC: We're Number ... nevermind

    According to Money Magazine, Orange County is one of the best places in the country to live, if you happen to be, say, sheetrock or a nice kitchen countertop. Because if you are, then you could be part of some of the most expensive homes in the country. But if you're not building material, then Mone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2006

    Hirelings and Slaves and Tuneless Members of Congress

    Just when I thought I was done writing about the national anthem, an alert reader who was never a contestant in the Miss Teen USA pageant (which is a shame, since given the circumstances, he was probably a shoe-in for the Congeniality award) , tipped me to this story from ABC's Nightline. Nightline ... More >>

  • Unknown

    April 3, 2003
  • Food

    December 26, 2002

    Dropping Names

    Gulfstream 2002formerly Cowboy a space odyssey

  • Food

    June 15, 2000


    Tulsa meats tabouli in Orange

  • Columns

    April 1, 1999
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