Michael Hardy is the arts editor of Houstonia

Comedy

Word Warrior

Comedian Rob Delaney, named the "funniest person on Twitter" by Comedy Central, brings his stand-up act to Houston.

06/25/2013 By Michael Hardy

Soup of the Day

On the Origin of Pho

The theory that Vietnamese pho is descended from French pot au feu is gaining acceptance in the culinary world.

06/25/2013 By Robb Walsh

Happiest Hours

God Bless Américas's New Happy Hour Menu

The $5 bar bites at Américas aren't your average happy hour pub grub.

06/21/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Beer Laws

The Pursuit of Foamy Freedom

Beer law changes: brewpubs can distribute and breweries can sell on-premise.

06/21/2013 By Leslie Sprague

Exhibition

Collecting Latin America

Over 100 works from the world-famous Brillembourg Capriles Collection of Latin American Art go on exhibition for the first time at the MFAH.

06/20/2013 By Michael Hardy

Wedding Wednesday!

Vera Wang Unveils Her First Floral Collection

What does a "girls' night out" smell like? What scent bespeaks modernism? Only Vera Wang can tell you.

06/19/2013 By Peter Holley

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: June 20–22

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

06/19/2013 By Michael Hardy

Local Sandwiches

The Rise And Fall Of The Houston Po' Boy

Is the Antone's-style po' boy a native creation? Is it dying out?

06/18/2013 By John Lomax

Gardening

A Great Tomato Season

It's that "tomatoes coming out of our ears" time of year.

06/18/2013 By Robb Walsh

The Sweet Spot

Texas Redefines the Cronut

Peña's Donut Heaven is serving its own version of the cronut—the dosant—and selling out daily.

06/18/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Books

The Wife Stuff

Astronauts get all the attention, but what about their wives? A new book examines life in Houston for the first NASA families.

06/14/2013 By Michael Hardy

In-Town Escapes

Armand Bayou by Day and by Night

Despite our fruitless searches for owls and homemade cheese, Armand Bayou is a great close-in getaway.

06/13/2013 By Ellen Goodacre

Pop

The Feeling Is For Everyone

Houston R&B singer Jack Freeman opens up about music, life, and how he got those amazing pecs.

06/13/2013 By Craig Lindsey

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 14–16

Where to go, who to see, and what to do.

06/12/2013 By Michael Hardy

Foodways Texas and Texas A&M

Barbecue Summer Camp

A quick recap of the 3rd annual BBQ Summer Camp at the Texas A&M Meat Science Center.

06/11/2013 By Robb Walsh

Air Travel

Southwest's Blowout Sale

Fly cheap from Hobby to dozens of US cities.

06/11/2013 By John Lomax

Brunch Box

Turkish Brunch at Nazif's

A spread of food, Turkish tea, and live music: Nazif's is the place to be on Sundays.

06/07/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

In-Town Travels

Westside's Marrakesh Mansion

Have A Dream Moroccan Staycation In This Rivercrest Home For A Cool $26K A Month

06/06/2013 By John Lomax

Open Road

The Tacky Ten

The worst license plate designs in Texas.

06/06/2013 By John Lomax

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 7–9

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

06/05/2013 By Michael Hardy