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  • The 5 Smelliest Foods You Should Never Bring to the Office
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    The 5 Smelliest Foods You Should Never Bring to the Office

    published Jan 19, 2010

    Two things happened this week that predicated this post. Number one: We brought a vegetable tray to our weekly staff meeting. This was onerous enough in and of itself, as the Houston Press staffers a... More >>

  • Think You've Got What It Takes To Be a Cupcake Judge?

    published Jan 19, 2010

    Ed. Note: The comments section is now closed, as we have made our decision. Sofia Straus joins Melanie Tello as our second reader judge. Good luck to them both. Last week, we chose Melanie Tello from... More >>

  • Where Are We Drinking?

    published Jan 19, 2010

    A pool cue, high heels, worn-in wooden floors and a sleek pair of jeans. Can you guess where we're drinking (and shooting pool) this week? ​Leave your best guess in the comments section below.... More >>

  • Bob's Taco Station Gets Its 15 Minutes

    published Jan 18, 2010

    Back in July 2009, we ran down the list of Houston restaurants chosen for the somewhat ignominious honor of appearing on the Food Network's show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, starring the most obnoxiou... More >>

  • Girls, Gams and Garters: A Burlesque Tribute to Bettie Page at the Alamo Drafthouse

    published Jan 18, 2010

    ​"TAKE IT OFF!" bellowed the man in the beige hunting jacket and camouflage boots at the back of the theater, as he slammed down his fifth successive Bud Light of the evening. And, surprisingly, the... More >>

  • Where Are We Eating?

    published Jan 18, 2010

    It almost pains us to post this picture, knowing that we can't drop everything and drive out to this magical restaurant to get a piece of this brisket ourselves right now. But if you can guess where w... More >>

  • The Weekend In Photos

    published Jan 18, 2010

    Not everyone was at the Houston Chevron Marathon this weekend, even though we couldn't have had more perfect weather for it. Some of you were at pubs and clubs, some of you were getting your roller de... More >>

  • Party In The US, Eh?

    published Jan 15, 2010

    ​ ​Last night found Eating Our Words in a bar with a pint of Fireman's #4. That part isn't unusual. What was unusual was the fact that we had a microphone in our hand, loudly asking a bar... More >>

  • Openings and Closings

    published Jan 15, 2010

    ​Exiciting news for Francophiles across Houston who miss Philippe Schmit's deft touch at the long-gone Bistro Moderne at the Hotel Derek: Reports from two reliable sources indicate that Schmi... More >>

  • The Art of the Sandwich

    published Jan 15, 2010

    Blame Bite Me Houston. A simple comment this morning on Twitter about sandwiches turned into all-out war, with people choosing peanut butter over friendship, jelly over love. Mike Cortez (the man behi... More >>

  • Food Fight: Battle Discount Sushi
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    Food Fight: Battle Discount Sushi

    published Jan 14, 2010

    It's no secret that we love sushi. However, we also love something else -- and we love it even more than we love sushi. We love money. To paraphrase Adam Sandler, we're a big fan of money. We like it,... More >>

  • Sampler Plate: This Week In Food Blogs

    published Jan 13, 2010

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comm... More >>

  • Get Your Geek On

    published Jan 13, 2010

    ​Remember how we told you about geeks and drinking and trivia and all that good stuff last week? Well, to refresh your meatball-addled memory, here's a reminder: Geeks Who Drink pub trivia is t... More >>

  • The Top 10 Places to Eat on Long Point
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    The Top 10 Places to Eat on Long Point

    published Jan 13, 2010

    As more development and activity pushes consumers north of the Katy Freeway -- such as the giant new shopping center and mega H-E-B at Bunker Hill, the push from MetroNational to create a "Memorial Ci... More >>

  • Sweet Victory: The Eating Our Words Cupcake Smackdown

    published Jan 12, 2010

    Ed. Note: The comments section is now closed, as we have made our decision. Sofia Straus joins Melanie Tello as our second reader judge. Good luck to them both. We broke you in easy with the first Ea... More >>

  • Where Are We Drinking?

    published Jan 12, 2010

    A lonely drink waits like a wallflower for its owner to return. Can you figure out where we've abandoned our cocktail this week? ​Leave your best guess in the comments section below.... More >>

  • Are You the Worst Cook in America? Prove It

    published Jan 11, 2010

    Above is a photo of a cake that I attempted to bake when I was 14 years old (also known as the age at which I was really old enough to know better). Because I was -- and admittedly still am -- impatie... More >>

  • Where Are We Eating?

    published Jan 11, 2010

    It's January, and the cool waters of the Gulf are producing fat, buttery oysters, heavy with brisk freshness and the briny taste of the sea. A solitary oyster rests on a fork somewhere, a diner moment... More >>

  • Upcoming Events

    published Jan 08, 2010

    First, a bit of good news from the streets of Montrose: Ruggles (903 Westheimer) has finally reopened after damages from Hurricane Ike and fire damage from renovations kept them closed for over a year... More >>

  • Garlic Zeppole and Foie Gras Ice Cream: Challenging the Idea of Traditional Desserts
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    Garlic Zeppole and Foie Gras Ice Cream: Challenging the Idea of Traditional Desserts

    published Jan 08, 2010

    We entered through the back door into the labyrinthine kitchen of Textile. It was our third time at Scott Tycer's restaurant (although the first in its kitchen) and we were glad to be back: The desser... More >>

  • Long Faces for the Longhorns

    published Jan 08, 2010

    Although they ultimately couldn't stem the Crimson Tide in last night's Rose Bowl after star quarterback Colt McCoy was injured early in the first quarter, University of Texas fans were still excited ... More >>

  • Baby, It's Cold Outside

    published Jan 08, 2010

    Congratulations, Houston! After many years of moaning about our city having only two seasons -- summer and a slightly less hot summer -- you're finally getting that "winter" you always complained abou... More >>

  • Monkeys Eating Jell-O: The 5 Cutest Animal Mealtime Videos

    published Jan 07, 2010

    Tooling around on the Internet the other day as we are wont to do when there's nothing on TV and it's horribly drizzly outside, we stumbled across something that brightened our entire day (granted, th... More >>

  • Openings and Closings: 2009 Edition

    published Jan 07, 2010

    The year gone by marked some very exciting restaurant openings (such as Haven, Branchwater Tavern, Yelapa Playa Mexicana and Stella Sola) and some equally important closings (such ... More >>

  • Are You a Geek? Like to Drink? Think You Know More Than Us?
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    Are You a Geek? Like to Drink? Think You Know More Than Us?

    published Jan 06, 2010

    ​Then you'll want to join us on Thursday, January 14, at 8 p.m. at the Maple Leaf Pub for a very special edition of Geeks Who Drink. I'll be serving as the guest trivia master (or maven, as it ... More >>

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