The cocoa at Antigua.Cold weather is on the way - perfect for grabbing a Snuggie, a good book, and a steaming mug of delicious hot cocoa. Here our picks for the best options in town. 5. Nestle Abuelita Authentic Mexican Chocolate Mix (various supermarkets) This stuff would win for convenien ... More >>
The list of drug casualties in rock and roll is a long and sad one. All the suicides, car crashes and the stray gang-related murder are outweighed by the amount of people who just can't stop putting junk into their system, or at least moderate it to a point where they aren't lying cold on a h ... More >>
Fish and shrimp tacos rock.
Photos by Troy FieldsEnjoy your coffee on Bohemeo's tranquil patio (when it's not raining, that is...)While I'm currently hooked on Bohemeo's mochachino -- a frozen concoction of espresso, chocolate, cream and ice that far surpasses a Frappucino in quality and taste -- during the summer month ... More >>
A tropical retreat sounds pretty good right about now, as Houston begins yet another in a seemingly unending series of cold (well, relatively), rainy weeks. Unfortunately, in this economy the odds are slim that any of you can afford to just drop everything and jet off to Antigua for a weekend.As ... More >>
In a highly competitive 2009 field, Governor Rick Perry is the biggest gobbler of them all.
Only 29 shopping days until Christmas. More to the point, it's less than a month until we don't have to hear that goddamned barking dogs version of "Jingle Bells" and can stop forcing ourselves to be nice to each other for another year. We at Rocks Off know times are tough. Unemployment is still ... More >>
Is Houston about to become America's coffee capital?
Castles and corruption lead to criminal charges.
Houston has been pining since the Enron days. There's been a whole economic collapse going on, and it seemed like it was passing us by.Not in terms of job losses, of course, although we're doing better than most. But if there are shady businessmen about bilking people out of billions, then dammit, o ... More >>
Photo by Z_deadWho likes to travel with Houston's newest financial-meltdown icon?Senator John Cornyn, that's who.Talking Points Memo has the goods, via legistorm.com, on a "fact-finding trip" (quotes federally mandated by the US Department of Air Quotes) that Cornyn took on Allen Stanford's dime to ... More >>
Photo by yomanimusBloomberg is reporting that the Houston-based Stanford Group Co. is under investigation by the Feds. In the aftermath of the Bernie Madoff scandal, both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority want to know how Stanford can keep payin ... More >>
Houston-based immigrants who flock to New Orleans can get all the jobs they want. Getting paid is a lot harder.
The dazzling Evita makes a stop in Houston
Get some style with substance at Suchu Dance's Roseburn
Why would the U.S. ship dozens of snowmobiles to the Caribbean?