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  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    5 Worst Fast Food/Chain Restaurant Salads

    Granted, if you go to a fast food or chain restaurant and order a salad, you're sort of asking for it. These institutions weren't founded to provide the people of the United States with interesting combinations of healthful garden fare and the addition of dishes involving fruits and vegetables to t ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    Get Your Breakfast and Treats at Forest Cafe & Bakery in The Woodlands

    When you travel to The Woodlands/Conroe area, you are probably heading up north for a few reasons: 1) To see a concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 2) To shop at The Woodlands Mall and Market Street or 3) To eat at one of the Waterway restaurants or newly established eateries in the surrou ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    PSA: Stop Sharing Photos of Receipts with Crazy Tips and Messages

    2013 will go down in history as the year of sharing restaurant receipts via social media. First it was the Applebee's employee who shared a a photo of a check left by a pastor who included no tip, for religious reasons.Then there was the pushback and subsequent Instagram account by Tips for Jesus, ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    Baby It's Cold Outside: Here Are Five Things Guaranteed To Warm You Up, Head to Toe

    If you ventured outside yesterday you noticed that the temperatures had fallen. In honor of the chilly weather, we present five foods you should enjoy for lunch or dinner whenever the mercury drops, and we tell you where you can find them if you don't want to cook. 5. Ramen Just sipping on the bro ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Brad Paisley at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 7/28/13

    Brad Paisley Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 29, 2013 Brad Paisley is doing just fine. The world may have scoffed at "Accidental Racist," but that hasn't stopped Paisley from filling amphitheaters coast to coast with fans who dig his brand of humor and earnestness. What folks on the outside ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 27, 2013

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide for "Bros":
    Alan Jackson

    Date: February 27 Name: Alan Jackson A.K.A.: "As seen in Cracker Barrel."

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    November 13, 2012

    Joe Ely at Dosey Doe Conroe: Not Your Average Shopping-Center Show

    It has been said that the original Dosey Doe recalls a cozier, more tastefully curated Branson, Missouri. To that comparison I often joke that it's more like a giant Cracker Barrel or Saltgrass Steakhouse with world-class in-store performances. But Saturday night at Dosey Doe's new Conroe location ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness: Fail to Barrel Up at Your Own Risk

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating...Our Words, where we've seen ice cream trucks, carts and bikes, but are still in the design stage on the ice cream motorcycle. Mostly we're hung up on how to keep the refrigerated sidecar from flying open when the Creamcycle launches itself off a 50 ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Cracker Barrel Is iTunes For Old People

    If you have been paying attention to obscure press releases, you would know by now that Cracker Barrel, that folksy restaurant chain with all the rocking chairs out front that your grandparents love, is now a music retailer to boot. Yes, in addition to all those cool wooden toys and puppets, you c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Favorite 3: Chain Restaurants

    Fleming's.​ Lauren Marmaduke 1. Chipotle Mexican Grill 2. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 3. Armadillo Palace Lauren's Take: I have a hard-on for foods that come wrapped in tortillas and flatbread. The compact cylindrical packaging makes Chipotle's burritos an ideal lunch option fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Road Trip: Kountry Bakery

    ​The American interstate highway system was designed for many purposes: to link metropolitan areas as directly as possible; to aid in military transport in case of war; and to connect to major border crossings with Canada and Mexico (just to name a few). Nothing could be finer if your sole pur ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Wednesday Night Is The Loveliest Night Of The Week James​Don't look now, but Wednesday is one of the hotter musical nights these days, not that there isn't something for everyone almost every night if you've got your nose to the ground. Here's a brief report of what's catching Rocks Off's attention lately. 1. Puffa ... More >>

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    March 2, 2010

    Rocks Off's Concert Guide To The Rodeo: Alan Jackson

    As a service to our readers, we'd like to present Rocks Off's Concert Guide to the Rodeo. Presented each weekday over the course of the next month, we hope it helps you make sound musical choices by telling you who's singing about putting a boot in your ass and who's singing about "boot scootin'." ... More >>

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    August 26, 2008

    The Roaster Meets Cracker Barrel

    Perhaps it was inevitable: Allen Parkway Village native Kenny Rogers, who owned his own chain of rotesserie-chicken restaraunts in the '90s and shall forever after be known as "The Roaster," has partnered with home-cooking restaraunt franchise Cracker Barrel (mmm... that's good eatin') to release a ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008
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    January 10, 2008
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    December 5, 2007

    Reinventing Hanukkah at Luling City Market, Central Market and Cracker Barrel

    Looks kosher to us. Get out your blotters, it’s time for plates of oil-filled food and candlelit evenings. As much as Hanukkah traditions hold a special place in my heart, when it comes to holidays, the Festival of Lights doesn’t even hit my top five. Sure, there are eight nights of presents and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007

    From the Barrio to Billy Joe: A Former Skarnal Signs Up with the Ol’ Chunk o’ Coal

    Former Los Skarnales bassist (and multiple Houston Press Music Awards winner) Nick Gaitan has a new gig – thumping out the bottom for Billy Joe Shaver. Reached at a Dallas-area Cracker Barrel on tour, Gaitan reports that he will be out on the road with the Texas legend until the 27th of this mont ... More >>

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Answering the Musical Question

    Wesley Willis's ghost in the machine pays rock 'n' roll tribute to notorious Houstonians

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    November 27, 2003
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    January 4, 2001

    RV Xmas

    In which our intrepid reporter goes searching for the heart of America on a trailer pad. And finds disappointment, isolation, kindness and a great way to cook himself a turkey.

  • News

    April 22, 1999

    A Twin-Twin Situation

    When Darlene'n'Diane fell for Craig'n'Mark it was love at first (and second) sight

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    January 21, 1999

    Striking Out

    Reid Ryan embarked on a new career as a team owner facing one big obstacle: voter approval of a new stadium. Then he called in a campaigner with the perfect pitch: a father named Nolan.