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Brooklyn (New York City)

  • Dining

    November 28, 2013

    Top 10 Ice Cream Spots

    Rest of the best 2013.

  • Dining

    October 17, 2013

    Top 10 Burgers in Houston 2013

    The rest of the best.

  • Blogs

    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

    May 13, 2013

    Titus Andronicus at Walters, 5/10/2013

    Titus Andronicus, The So So Glos, The Caldwell Walters May 10, 2013 Friday night featured a four-band showcase at the new Walters (not on Washington) headlined by New Jersey indie-punk group Titus Andronicus, bringing their Brooklyn friends The So So Glos along on what they are calling the "Bring B ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

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

    With SXSW underway in Austin, Super Happy Fun Land is keeping Houston ears satisfied with its Overflow Festival 2013, a two-week lineup of up-and-coming music acts from all over the world. Below is a complete list of the rest of this week's performers. TUESDAY, MARCH 12 Ash Reiter: The San Franci ... More >>

  • Music

    January 31, 2013

    No Requests

    Five reasons EDM shows are better than rock concerts.

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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

    November 8, 2012

    SXSW Releases First Batch of 2013 Performers

    Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast. The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akro ... 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
  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Gonzo Artwork and Lone Star Labels on the Rise: The 10 Best Beer Labels in Texas

    Last week, we took a look at some of the very worst labels you can find on a bottle of beer. To counterbalance all that artistic vomit, we gathered some of the most iconic and creative labels on shelves today -- labels that feature artwork as original and important as craft beer itself. 10. Boulev ... More >>

  • Music

    July 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    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 16, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Things To Do This Weekend -- In Houston, Not At SXSW

    T-Bone Walker heir Don Kesee, one of the area's Houston's most underheralded bluesmen - which unfortunately is saying something, but watch a little bit of the above clip at Navasota's Blues Alley festival - comes into the city for a gig at the Shakespeare Pub. Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow ... 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

    March 14, 2012

    White Rabbits Have Some Very Strange Ideas About Spring Break Songs

    White Rabbits aren't your run-of-the-mill hipsters. The New York Times recently likened the New York band's third album, Milk Famous, to "Radiohead's technique of surrounding a sustained vocal melody with jagged pointillism... some songs barely bother to flesh out their chords. They're all rhythm an ... 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
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    July 21, 2011
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    March 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Kevin Shalin reported on the city's best bathrooms, grossing out Eating Our Words nation with the word "deuceability." Commenter Ruthie J M chimed in: Stella Sola's bathroom is great -- It's got the Dyson hand blowers left over from the place's former life as Bedford. Worst bathroom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    The Five Creepiest 2010 Christmas Ads

    The Christmas ads this year seem to be creepier than ever. Maybe it's the recession. But what used to be a joyous collection of sledding electric razors and wide-eyed kids running to the tree has turned into something bizarre and cruel. The five worst offenders: 5. Phillips Senso Touch 3D Razor I ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Valley Sheriffs Want To Search Southbound Cars, Too

    Be careful headin' south​Be careful if you're driving south with your guns and life savings. If some sheriffs have their way, county cops could take it all away.Late last week, sheriffs from Cameron County and El Paso County announced that they would love it if deputies started inspecting every ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Donald Ray Spencer: Tiny Terror Tries To Grab Cop's Gun After Burglary Bust

    Photo courtesy HCSOSmall, but feisty​It's a cliché, but criminals come in all shapes and sizes.On Saturday night, the Houston Police Department picked up 20-year-old Donald Ray Spencer for burglary of a habitation, a felony.Evidently Spencer did not go down without a fight, because he is also cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    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 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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 18, 2009

    The Narrows - Live

    Web exclusive!

  • Calendar

    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

  • Calendar

    August 30, 2007

    Au Revoir, Simone

    Brooklyn female threesome tones it down while keying it up

  • Calendar

    July 27, 2006
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    July 27, 2006
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    April 27, 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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