Snacking can be a risky proposition. Eschewing a snack may put you in a foul mood. A snack too substantial may ruin your appetite for actual meals. Choose unwisely and you may contribute negatively to your waistline. Make the same selection on a daily basis and the clerks at the bodega may smirk qui ... More >>
[Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning scribe and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] The biggest concern in my life recently is that every show on my DVR is the regular definition version, rather than the high definition version. As you can see, things have a ... More >>
As you may have heard, there's a public health emergency going down in Texas, where a far-reaching abortion ban has made the procedure virtually impossible for many women to obtain. The law in question, HB 2, went into effect on November 1. It shuttered about one-third of the abortion clinics in the ... More >>
Kacey Musgraves headlines her first New York City show
Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill, a chain eatery in Texas, has just registered the term "breastaurant." No, that doesn't mean it's a place where you can openly breast feed at your table. (Though I'd have to check Texas law to see if maybe it does mean that.) It refers to the fact that the waitresses are ... More >>
Dear Santa, We've been pretty good this year. We supported the New York establishments that we love and worked tirelessly to perfect our homemade baked goods. We buried our heads in hundreds of tasty books and still found a few ways to keep the spice in our lives. We ate a lot of meat (but we're ... More >>
Update 4:10 p.m.: KBTX is reporting the College Station Police Department has confirmed three people dead. Officials now say that Constable Brian Bachmann has been shot dead, as well as the gunman and a male civilian. CSPD is now reporting that one officer was shot in the leg, one female civilian is ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes to Eat Now: Benoit's Cheeseburger with Fries, Dish #93 | Ezme With Homemade Pitas at Hazar, Dish #94 | C ... More >>
The Egyptian-born suspect in the "honor killings" of his two daughters may be hiding out in the New York City area and posing as a cab driver, according to a private detective investigating the murders.Yaser Said, who is Muslim, is accused of murdering his two daughters in Texas in 2008 because they ... More >>
Maybe we're living in the wrong country: the British rendition of Pizza Hut seems much more adventuresome in their pizza tinkerings. In this case, they've invented a pie with a hot dog, or maybe hot dogs, baked into the circumferential edge of the crust, known to cognoscenti as "The Bone."
The Foundry founders a bit this go-round
The Socratic method . . . like therapy only better
Necessity is the mother of invention, and we need a 6-foot terra cotta flower planter that looks extraordinarily like Texas Governor/wannabe presidential nominee Rick Perry. It is for sale on eBay for $4,500 (local pick-up offered in Blanco, Texas). "The outline of his hair is surprisingly ac ... More >>
And what's one thing Mexicans are good for?
Hill Country PiesHill Country Chicken opens today, and Grub Street has helpfully supplied a PDF of its menu. Having pored over it for the past few minutes, we find ourselves less excited by the chicken than the restaurant's massive pie menu. Why? Two words: "whiskey buttermilk."
The gorgeous brisket sandwich at HNH BBQ pop-up. When I read in Eater that some ex-Houstonians with connections to Vietnamese restaurant An Choi were superintending a pop-up barbecue joint in the back yard of Trophy Bar on Broadway in Williamsburg last Thursday evening from 6:30 till 11, I w ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. The Lone Star State: A School History Author: C.R. Wharton Date: 1932 ... More >>
Some poor fellow (a 21-year-old Texan, in fact) committed suicide by jumping from the Empire State building last night. And, apparently, we can blame it on the rain.
Spoon rock Radio City Music Hall
What's that curious yellow fluid? Read on to find out. In many ways, the Salt Lick Bar-B-Que in Driftwood, Texas is the odd man out among Central Texas barbecues.
The richness and smokiness of the newfangled bacon naan is not to be underestimated. Seven years ago, when Tabla first opened, I respected the restaurant, but didn't love it. It was too fusion-ey for me. Nevertheless, I noted, "Despite his profound culinary departures from an authentic India ... More >>
A company in Texas is manufacturing coasters that can detect whether or not drinks have been spiked with GHB and ketamine, which are more commonly known as date rape drugs. The coasters, which are made by Drink Safe Texas, cost about 40 cents apiece and feature pink and green dots that, like ... More >>
When Mayahuel opened back in April, it elevated tequila from the vomitatious realms of frat boy revelry to decidedly more rarefied, even artisanal climes. Now, Hill Country's showing the agave plant even more love with a tequila and barbecue pairing next Wednesday, July 22. The three-course dinner w ... More >>
Four months after we bought this t-shirt at legendary Peak Bro's. Bar-B-Que in Waverly, Kentucky (mmmm--smoked mutton!), the joint burnt down! click through to see more t-shirt food art
Things get so strange when you travel to unfamiliar parts of the country. Especially in the most rural areas. While American cities have to a certain extent become homogenized -- with the same franchised restaurants and the same nationally distributed brands -- rural parts of the country remain ... More >>
I know this sounds weird coming from me, but there are times when you'd rather not drag your ass across the boundaries of time and space to get the best possible meal. I pondered this as I gazed upon the bejeweled new Kellogg's Diner rising before me above the L train's Lorimer stop, prior to goin ... More >>
How to be a Lone Star lush in NYC
Apologies in advance for being one of the many assholes to blog-taunt you from Austin. But if you're into schadenfreude—and NYC, I know you are—you'll be delighted to know that the SOC family-town laptop keyboard committed suicide early this morning, so I spent the last few hours with an Apple G ... More >>
Etsy, the website where crafty kids buy and sell their homemade creations, also hosts a trunk show every month in Chinatown. Each trunk show features a "street" team of artists from different locations around the world. Tonight and tomorrow, it's Texas, y'all. Etsy Trunk Show 325 Gold Street Frida ... More >>
Brilliant no-nonsense 'cue at Brooklyn's newest barbecue