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The Freakouts
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2010 Worst of Houston
January 6, 2011 – 10:42 am | 37 Comments
2010 Worst of Houston

Gather around you fellow haters, cynics, and video game store clerks and bask in the hate that is our annual ‘Worst of Houston 2010’; a collection of the worst antics of 2010 in Houston and …

Another Break for the Wal: Walmart using local developer as liason to gain millions
October 8, 2010 – 11:16 am | 4 Comments
Another Break for the Wal: Walmart using local developer as liason to gain millions

by Andrea Afra
We live in a city where the residents watch daily as our history is demolished; where lack of zoning has created a gangsta’s paradise for the developer who has the funds to sweeten …

Two Men and a Brisket- Yelapa
September 15, 2010 – 10:29 pm | One Comment
Two Men and a Brisket- Yelapa

by Andrea Afra
I am typically reluctant to jump on the popular restaurant band wagon so it took me a while to make it to Yelapa, which is definitely ’scene’ cuisine. Yet, after driving by it …

Walmart Sinks Low in Heights Grab
September 6, 2010 – 9:51 am | 2 Comments
Walmart Sinks Low in Heights Grab

Part one of a series covering Walmart’s new developments in Houston and the company’s negative impact locally and abroad
by Andrea Afra
This July, Walmart launched WalmartHouston.com as a damage control effort due to the public uproar …

The Jitney Jinx (from print with follow up)
August 9, 2010 – 8:30 am | One Comment
The Jitney Jinx (from print with follow up)

by Andrea Afra

Jitneys have been the bane of public transportation companies since their inception nearly a century ago, and an old battle is being rekindled between the modern day versions of both. By historical definition, …

Burbin it up for Breakfast at Fountain View Cafe
May 26, 2010 – 9:20 am | One Comment
Burbin it up for Breakfast at Fountain View Cafe

by Andrea Afra

Looking around the dining room at Fountain View Cafe, I said to my husband, “Notice anything about this place?”

“You mean how homogenized it is?”

“Yep.”

Sometimes, when dining in particular regions of Houston, such as …