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Brooklyn (New York City)

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    The Pumpkin Beer Taste Test, Part 1

    In 2012, I had the bright idea to gather as many pumpkin beers as I could find and hold a taste test. I split half a dozen or so pumpkin beers with my girlfriend and my buddy Joey. Last year, we acquired ten beers. Another friend accompanied us, and I took detailed tasting notes. I decided the Sain ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Lobster, Lamb, and Beef, Oh My! Seven Stellar Sandwiches

    It's easy to get a tuna salad sandwich or a BLT these days, but sometimes you want something different, something, well, just more. I recently set out to locate the tastiest and most memorable sandwiches around Houston, and, after much work, am honored to present, for your dining pleasure, this list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Tillman Fertitta to Launch Online Gambling Websites

    Good old Tillman Fertitta. The guy is persistent. He's putting a casino so close to the Texas border, you could hit it with a powerful pellet gun from the other side of the state line. He builds garish neon ferris wheels in the theater district of downtown Houston complete with an attached restauran ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 30, 2013

    Max's Wine Dive Moving to Montrose

    What does that mean for Houston?

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Jose Rodriguez-Treto: Baby Seat Tipped Off Cops That He Wasn't A Cop

    There's no bigger thrill, if you're one of these people who like to imitate cops, than to blast on the party lights and blow by some dweebs who have to pull over. (Well, we suppose a bigger thrill for these idiots would be pulling over a drunk, credulous woman with big cleavage, but we digress.) On ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    The Complete SXSW Overflow Festival 2013 Guide: Week 1, Part 2

    This year Rocks Off would like to help our readers get a handle on all the acts playing Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow Fest, and event that is longer than SXSW itself, with almost as many bands. There are nine nights left to go, and "season passes" are still available. See superhappyfunland.co ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Jeff Axline of Brooklyn Athletic Club, on Moving Around as a Navy Kid, and The Sexy Lifestyle of a Free-Standing Restaurant Chef

    This is the first part of a three-part Chef Chat series. Come back to read parts two and three, which will run in this same space on Thursday and Friday. On a sleepy corner of Richmond, close to the Spur and around the corner from Montrose, the Brooklyn Athletic Club -- which took over the space t ... More >>

  • Music

    January 31, 2013

    No Requests

    Five reasons EDM shows are better than rock concerts.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Kris Kristofferson's Favorite Place on Earth Is In Texas, But Not Houston

    Rocks Off spoke to Kris Kristofferson by phone from his home in Hawaii where he describes living a life as spare and literal as the records he makes with producer Don Was. Twice he told us that he's old, once he told us that he's brain-damaged and then he told us that his favorite place on Earth is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Of Moon Towers and Branch Waters

    29-95: The big news of the week is that David Grossman is leaving his space at 510 Shepherd and taking the name "Branch Water Tavern" with him. Grossman plans to stay on for two months while a new management team leases the building, but will then depart at which point the restaurant will take on a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    DJ Sun's Guided Tour of One Hundred, Part 1

    DJ Sun knows how to release an album right. For the past three months or so, the Houston turntablist, producer and radio-show host (KPFT's Soular Grooves) with an enviable address book and a local residency almost every night of the week -- not to mention a multiple Houston Press Music Award winner ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Spare Change: Armed Robbers Hold Up Convenience Store, Net $20

    Police in Brownsville say two armed robbers entered a Stripes Convenience Store on Friday and robbed it at gunpoint. One of the two, wearing a "baby blue sweater with a hood" (aw, cute!), went behind the counter and pointed a gun at the cashier before grabbing about $20 in cash and change from the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Robb Walsh Road Trips and an Introverted Wine Meant for Greatness

    29-95: Opening today is Brooklyn Athletic Club, the new restaurant from Lance Fegen and chef Jeff Axline that took over the spot where Zimm's Little Deck once stood. Greg Morago has a preview of the space, which features two spaces in one: "The Clubhouse, a 45-seat, diner-style, full-service restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Witchcraft, Underdogs and Blacksmiths: November 2012 in Openings & Closings

    On my way home a few nights ago, I noticed that a hunch I'd had was true: Bibas Brooklyn Express had closed after only six short months in business on Main Street. I'd noticed the lights off for a few days, and a new spread of brown paper in the windows meant only one thing. B4-U-Eat reports that th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    State Criminal Justice System Group: "Texas Failing Traumatized Girls"

    The state's juvenile justice system is failing the girls in its custody, according to a new report from the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition. The findings of a one-day survey of approximately 100 girls at the Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex suggest that the residents, most of whom ... More >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2012
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    September 27, 2012
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    September 18, 2012

    Where Are We Drinking?

    Yes, that's a Saint Arnold pint glass, but inside it is Brooklyn beer Sixpoint. And this tavern was one of the first in Houston to stock a Sixpoint selection, including my personal favorite: Sweet Action, a cream ale that might just make you forget about all other beers for at least a few weeks. Th ... More >>

  • Music

    July 5, 2012
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    May 25, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Making the Most of Main Street

    It was a week full of news items, both big and small, starting with the big news that Ronnie Killen of Killen's Steakhouse in Pearland has leased the old Stella Sola space in the Heights. He plans to open a second location of his steakhouse in the spot after it's remodeled, after which he'll serve a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    RIP Adam Yauch: Beastie Boys' MCA Dead At 47

    Well, damn. Adam Yauch, the gravel-voiced third of Noo Yawk '80s and '90s rap-rock superstars the Beastie Boys, has died at age 47, Rolling Stone reports. The exact circumstances of his death were unknown at press time, but Yauch had been battling cancer since being diagnosed with a tumor in his sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    After reading our blogging colleague Katharine Shilcutt's post about Robb Walsh's tasting and pairing of Texas Gulf oysters and wines last week at Oceanaire on Westheimer, we were geeked to see a post from a wine blogger's perspective by one of our favorite Houston wine educators, Sandra Crittenden. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Michael Jordan's $29,000,000 Mansion Is for Sale -- 6 Fun Facts

    With his divorce over five years old and his kids now all grown up and college age, I guess it's time for Michael Jordan to officially pull up stakes in Chicago and sell the old homestead. And it appears he's doing just that, as Jordan placed his Highland Park, Illinois, mansion on the market today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Calling All Amateur Chefs! Compete in the Houston Beer Experiment on March 4

    Photos courtesy Theo PeckNational Food Experiment​Do your friends rave about your cooking? Are you convinced you have an award-winning dish in your arsenal of recipes? Do people--other than your mom--constantly tell you to become a professional chef? Here is your chance to prove you've got wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Guillermo Villarreal & Leoncio Sanchez: Buying 17,000 Rounds of Ammo at Academy Stores Will Raise Eyebrows

    If you live in Texas, or much of the South, you've probably heard the bouncy jingle "Academy Sports & Outdoors -- the right stuff, the right price!" This apparently holds true if you're in the market for a ton of ammunition to sneak into Mexico. Guillermo Enrique Villarreal, 37, of Brownsville, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Brew Blog: Brooklyn Winter Ale

    Photo by Nicholas L. HallThank you, petty thieves.​I love make-your-own-six-pack programs. Sure, they're almost always driven by theft, and the resulting need to move a bunch of individual bottles at a significant per-bottle markup. That part sucks. I like to focus on two positives. First, at ... More >>

  • Music

    October 13, 2011
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    October 6, 2011

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    Vintage Texas: Budget cuts by the Texas legislature have slashed funding for the promotion of Texas wines, reports Houston-based blogger and wine writer Russ Kane, author of the top Texas wine and winery blog, Vintage Texas. In an email sent to "partners" of the "Texas Wine Marketing Program" (and r ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011
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    March 10, 2011
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    October 28, 2010
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    March 15, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #80 A Bowl of Chili at James Coney Island

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    The H-Town Countdown, No. 1: The Geto Boys' We Can't Be Stopped

    Roughly 84,000 rap albums have been released in Houston since 1989. We're counting down the 25 best of all time every Thursday - or we were. Got a problem with the list? Shove it. Just kidding. Friendship. Email it to sheaserrano@gmail.com. Note: With all due respect to Prince Johnny C, Raheem, K-9, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    PETA Be Buggin' About Blinged-Out Border Beetle

    Photo courtesy CBP​Contraband along the Texas-Mexico border flows both ways. Drugs tend to come north. Desperados on the lam tend to flow south. But every now and then there's a novelty like this woman and her strange pet. The Brownsville Herald picks up the tale: It wasn't marijuana, co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Curse Your Branches: The Top College-Rockish Records of 2009, Part 2

    ​5. Booker T., Potato Hole (Anti-) Booker T. Jones, as usual, is having exactly as much fun as he appears to be - in a word, lots. Here he's backed by the Drive-By Truckers, an inspired pairing of sweet and surly garage R&B atop which that exuberant organ emotes more exquisitely than do most v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Mexican Marmalade

    ​My friend Ed Cooper is a financial consultant. I was hoping for a hot stock tip for Christmas, but instead he gave me Mexican fruits. Ed grew up in Brownsville eating these Conserva Valdez conserves. They are fairly unusual-looking, but quite good. The orange conserves contain big pieces of o ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    The Narrows - Live

    Web exclusive!

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    December 19, 2008

    Top Ten Dance Collections of 2008, Both Mixed and Unmixed

    Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    The Five Worst Movie Vampires

    With the release of Twilight, we're seeing a continuation of the metaphorical "defanging" of the vampire in modern culture. Vamps used to be terrifying creatures of the night, bent on evil and slaking their undead thirst. Now they're brooding fops who want to talk about their feelings. Here are five ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Special Bikini Edition

    Even though temperatures are dropping, a rare confluence of events has prompted a double bill of bikini coverage over here at Hair Balls. We swear it wasn't intentional. 12:30 a.m. at Bikini Beach We had no idea this Clear Lake joint existed till Bill Olive sent us a round of photos from Saturda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    This Just In: The National at Rice University Tomorrow

    Rocks Off has learned, via the Hands Up Houston message board, that folk-tinged Brooklyn-via-Cincinnati rockers the National, who knocked Indie Nation's collective socks off last year on the breathtaking Boxer ("Fake Empire," "Start a War," "Ada," etc.), is the featured entertainment at tomorrow's A ... More >>

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    January 17, 2008

    Les écailles de la Mémoire (The Scales of Memory)

    Brooklyn’s Urban Bush Women and Senegal’s Compagnie JANT-BI join forces in a collaborative dance performance

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    September 27, 2007

    The Busy World Is Hushed

    Main Street Theater presents a regional premiere inspired by the region

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    August 30, 2007

    Au Revoir, Simone

    Brooklyn female threesome tones it down while keying it up

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    July 27, 2006
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    July 27, 2006
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    April 27, 2006
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    February 23, 2006
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    February 16, 2006

    Mixtape Masters

    Caps and Jones keep the party Moving

  • Dining

    July 18, 2002

    Dog Days

    How to find a real Chicago hot dog without flying to O'Hare

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