We’re back in town after a quick getaway to the Tulsa area via one of those cheap Continental weekend specials.

I tossed up a few photos on Flickr from the journey.

Obviously, we managed to take in a Tulsa basketball game in their lovely Reynolds Center (thanks to my old bud Dave).

That’s a nice new facility. Beautiful Diamondvision scoreboard, shiny concourses, monitors with stats on the concourses, radio broadcast of the game pumped into the restrooms, sound

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Italian in Houston?

Two neat Italian finds over the last few weeks to share:

Craiganale’s, in midtown
Alison Cook has been recommending this newish place on her blog. We got in on the last weekend of BYOB (apparently they’ve now acquired their liquor license, and will be offering a limited wine selection that is inferior to anything I would bring to the place *sigh*). Ah well, the marinara sauce is good and so is the calamari. It’s an intimate, relatively inexpensive

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A Son Volt Houston date

I just clicked over on the Son Volt tour dates and discovered that Farrar and Crew have a Houston date.

May 6, Continental Club, right here in the Midtown Ghetto.

That should be pretty sweet.

Of course, Houston will turn out poorly for the show — and will likely talk through it, which I don’t think will go over very well with Mr. Farrar.

I’ll probably catch the band in some other venues to get a better experience.

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