Sugar & Rice, Issue 2 is almost here. We have a kick-ass cover, cool layouts, and amazing articles, including: A touching, personal take on hunting migratory birds by Jill Carroll An exploration of the Japanese influences on Texas and Louisiana rice farming by Todd Romero of the Gulf Coast Food Project Psychedelic fiction by Justin… Read more »
Bellaire, TX 1945: The “Choo Choo Polka” and “Farm Fresh Produce” all at one shopping center on Bellaire Boulevard. Read about the evolution of Bellaire Boulevard and the rise of Houston’s Asiatown in Issue 2 of Sugar & Rice. From Southwestern Times, September 20, 1945
The Rice Journal, March 1916: a fascinating snapshot of Texas and Louisiana agricultural history: ads for farm equipment, land, typewriter rental, etc., rice recipes, articles encouraging the use of rice flour, reports on rice production, and more.
Sugar & Rice #1 is available at these independent businesses: Down House - 1801 Yale Street, Houston, TX 77008 Revival Market - 550 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007 Antidote Coffee - 729 Studewood Street, Houston, TX 77007 Brazos Bookstore - 2421 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005 Blacksmith - 1018 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006 Hello-Lucky - 1025 Studewood Street, Houston,… Read more »
One of the things that we love the most about Houston is the sense of entrepreneurialism that permeates our history. We feel like from the beginning, Houstonians have said, “Fuck it, let’s do this.” Fuck it, let’s build our city on a swamp. Fuck it, let’s drill for oil. Fuck it, let’s turn our private art collection into a world-class museum. People here are looking for a reason to do things, and they aren’t waiting to ask permission or being bound by tradition. They see something—a need, a use, an idea—and find a way to make it happen. At some point it became a way of life for us as well.
This magazine is the result of some of that entrepreneurialism and quite a lot of “Fuck it.” We feel very strongly that there is something special happening in Houston and the Gulf right now, and despite the massive amount of news information being exchanged, there are still countless stories not being told—or at least not being told at large. We figured we could give it a try.