The Homesick Texan Cookbook

When Lisa Fain, a seventh-generation Texan, moved to New York City, she missed the big sky, the bluebonnets in spring, Friday night football, and her family's farm. But most of all, she missed the foods she'd grown up with. After a fruitless search for tastes of Texas in New York City, Fain took matters into her own hands. She headed into the kitchen to cook for her friends … [Read more...]

Houston Classic Mexican Recipes

Buen provecho! from Houston's best Mexican kitchens. With close ties to Mexico, it's no wonder that Houston offers such a peppery punch when it comes to flavorful Mexican cuisine. From Lobster Enchiladas from Cyclone Anaya's and Poblano Soup from Molina's to Tamales from Taco Milagro, Pork Belly Torta from Haven, and Wedding Cookies from El Bolillo, each entry in this vibrant … [Read more...]

Via Colori


Did you like to make chalk drawings on the sidewalk when you were a kid? Houston's Via Colori street festival takes drawing on the sidewalk to new levels, as guest artists create temporary works of art right before your eyes on the streets on downtown Houston. This year's Via Colori festival takes place Saturday, November 19, 2011 and Sunday, November 20, 2011. Events will … [Read more...]

Houston International Quilt Festival

Photo Credit: Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau

More than 60,000 quilters and fans from around the world attended the Houston International Quilt Festival, and this year's festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. The 2011 Quilt Festival will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Downtown Houston, Texas on November 3 - 6, 2011, with a preview on November 2, 2011. The festival includes juried … [Read more...]

Art-o-mat Art Vending Machine at DiverseWorks


Have you ever wondered what happened to all of those old cigarette vending machines, now that smoking isn’t cool? Well, several of them (more than 90, at last count) have been converted to Art-o-mat machines that dispense small works of art for just $5 each. The machines are in locations in 29 states across the U.S., plus one in Canada and one in Austria. During a recent … [Read more...]