• Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Top 10 Bars, Clubs & Ice Houses In the Galleria Area

    As does our sister blog Eating...Our Words, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    2012: The Year in Openings and Closings

    Here it is. The wooly mammoth of a post that we provide to you as a public service every year. All of 2012's openings and closings, listed by month, without fanfare or commentary. This is just the nitty gritty of every single restaurant whose doors have shut or opened in the last 12 months. Enjoy. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Gelareh Bagherzadeh: Crime Stoppers Offers Record $200,000 Reward for Tips on Her Murder

    Police are still baffled by the January 16 murder of Gelareh Bagherzadeh, a Texas Medical Center student and activist against the Iranian government who was gunned down in an expensive neighborhood. Today Houston Crime Stoppers announced they are offering the highest reward in their history: Inform ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Openings & Closings: January 2012

    After 45 years in business along Washington Avenue, Guadalajara Bakery is closing its doors on February 29. Unlike previous closing scares for the longtime breakfast taco purveyor, this one is concrete: New owners purchased the building and gave the family 30 days notice to vacate. A bar is planned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Gelareh Bagherzadeh: Police Unsure If Murder Was Due to Politics Or Robbery

    Houston police are unsure if the shooting death of Iranian activist Gelareh Bagherzadeh was politically motivated or simply a botched robbery, Homicide Captain David Gott said Thursday. The 30-year-old Houston-based student activist was found dead in her car at about 12:30 a.m. Monday morning. Go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Gelareh Bagherzadeh: $5,000 Reward for Information About Her Murder

    The younger brother of a Texas Medical Center student who was slain outside her parents' Galleria-area townhome Monday issued a tearful plea for anyone with information about the incident to come forward. "I can't see my parents -- and I don't want to see any parents -- in this situation, and we ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Gelareh Bagherzadeh, 30, Genetics Student & Activist Against the Iranian Government, Shot Near Galleria, Bayou Body Count No. 7

    A 30-year-old molecular genetics technology student was shot and killed in the Galleria area early Monday. Gelareh Bagherzadeh was shot about 12:30 Monday morning in the 800 block of Augusta. police say. She was shot in her car and drove into a townhome garage. Media reports indicate she was talki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Houston's Best Patios: The 10 Best to Take Your Kids

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttMaybe only have one of these at Goode Co. Taqueria if you've got the kids in tow.​​​With patio weather season in full swing, Houstonians are absolutely spoiled for places to enjoy the day outside. And sometimes all you know is that you're in the mood for a patio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Brisket Done Right at The Brisket House

    ​Only last week, I was lamenting the lack of truly good barbecue within the Houston city limits. The fourth largest city in the nation, the largest in Texas, and host to an annual barbecue championship that pulls in the greatest talent in the world should have a larger selection of solid 'cue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    10 Jobs That Are Tougher Than Jim Nantz's

    Listening to Jim Rome yesterday, I learned that Jim Nantz is the toughest man in the world. Nantz is a tough bastard because, according to Rome, Nantz was able to do play-by-play for college basketball in Detroit on Monday night, fly first class to Atlanta, then head out to Augusta for The Masters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Places That Are Open -- Constantly Updated

    We've heard these places are open for business. We'll update the list as info comes in. Note: We're posting these as we get them. Some places, like supermarkets, may run out of stuff after we post. So check by phone if you can (yeah, we know), and don't hold it against us if things have changed. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 19, 2006

    Blame Canada

    Daniel Kramer Attention hosers: These guys are on to you. As a native Canadian, I'm well aware that my countrymen have been suckling America's teat for years at the expense of other hardworking immigrants. William Shatner , Shania Twain, Martin Short, that hot girl from Lost and countless Bobs ... More >>

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Cold Cuts: Bun B vs. Byron Crawford

    Our new recurring feature raids the deli tray of H-town-related rap beefs

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    Wretched Excess

    Sludge, spread across the land, makes some people vomit and others very rich

  • Music

    April 10, 2003
  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Peace Signs

    Thirdgeneration activist Luchita Rodriguez and her friends find the missing rally bus and a fresh, family-style fight against war in Iraq

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Music

    May 16, 2002

    Moving On Up

    A new social club helps affluent young African-Americans to a rich piece of the nightlife pie

  • Music

    June 8, 2000
  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Movie House Madness

    Houston's Megaplex Theaters are building up for the ultimate battle-Overbuilding, in fact

  • Music

    February 24, 2000


    Strained Notes

  • Calendar

    June 25, 1998
  • News

    October 3, 1996

    The Kingdom and the Power

    Money may be the root of all evil, but it's fueled Steven Hotze's rise from a fringe player on the religious right to kingmaker in the local Republican Party. Now he's trying to stretch his influence further afield.

  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

  • News

    May 2, 1996
  • Dining

    December 29, 1994
  • Culture

    February 17, 1994

    Black on Black

    A roundtable discussion with African-American artists about working in Houston