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    October 9, 2014
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    September 24, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Cheese is Your Friend

    Gastronaut: Change up your regular cheeseburger order at Sam's Deli Diner and opt for a cheesesteak instead. Katharine Shilcutt writes in this Gastronaut post that the Texas cheesesteak at Sam's is one of the best dishes the diner offers. A hoagie roll is stuffed with lots and lots of roast beef, gr ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    Top 5 Creepiest Baby Foods

    The New York Times recently reported that baby food manufacturers have been forced to revamp their products to combat the increasing numbers of parents who are making their own infant grub. Hardly surprising. Have you seen some of the weird sh*t on the shelves that we're supposed to want to feed ba ... More >>

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    January 8, 2014

    ESPN's BCS Megacast Was Awesome: 5 Other "Casts" I Would Add

    If we ever sat back and thought about how much of our sports thinking is shaped by ESPN and its programming, it would be a little bit frightening. The facts are, by and large, when people need sports news, they go to SportsCenter. When they want to get ready for a Saturday of college football, they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    10 Current Songs So Bad, They're Practically Making Fun of You

    Ever had the urge to make the world's worst playlist? Perhaps you're hell-bent on torturing the passengers on a ten-hour road trip to Florida, or you just want to drive your mother-in-law batty enough that she'll jump ship and walk home. Well, just bust out these bad boys. Be careful, though. In s ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    Rise of the Takis

    Flamin' Hot Cheetos have long been the favored spicy snack in many elementary schools. At the school where I taught, the cafeteria sold small bags of them, and several students would sneak the Hot Cheetos out and snack on them in the halls between classes. I didn't mind. Chris G. would rarely writ ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Houston's 10 Sweetest 420 Shows and Festivals

    I'm not going to launch into some long diatribe as an opening to this blog; there's no need. All that needs to be said can be summed up in one word -- weed. That's right. This is a blog about all the sweet 420 festivals and events around Houston to help you declare your love for the mean green hol ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    Apple "Spaceship" Campus Over Budget: Here Are Five Things We'd Cut

    Apple has proposed a massive doughnut-shaped campus for their new world headquarters. Nicknamed the "spaceship," this monument to computing (and crazy) was slated to cost about $3 billion initially, but apparently the budget has ballooned to $5 billion. With cost overruns over $2 billion, Apple has ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    Kimchi Ramen and a Flaming Hot Cheeto Roll at Miso Yummy: Ramen Purists Beware

    While half the city was gorging themselves on ramen at Goro & Gun this weekend, I lucked upon a less crowded spot to slurp noodles: the front patio of Inversion Coffee House, where brand-new food truck Miso Yummy was parked only a few feet away. (Full disclosure: I ended up eating ramen at Goro & Gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Burgers Off the Beaten Path: Poppa Burger

    There is a blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene in Brewster McCloud -- the movie set in Houston that wasn't Reality Bites or Terms of Endearment -- in which you can spot a multicolored billboard on the side of Main Street for Poppa Burger. The building on the other side of the street is the M&M Building, ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    The Taste: Three Chefs And A Baby

    Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public. - H.L. Mencken Greetings, Eating Our Words-ians. My name's Pete and I usually skulk over on Art Attack writing about things that nobody cares about. This includes weekly recaps of random reality shows, so when I decided to wr ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    5 Better Places to Hide If You're Stalking Lady Gaga

    Most likely you were at home with your family on Thanksgiving, watching the game and stuffing your face. But if you were a completely psychotic "Little Monster," you might have preferred to spend that time with 35 others camped out in the garage of Lady Gaga's mansion. Yes, boys and girls, some 35 ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    "Hello" Again: Coast Is Back, For Those Who Have Been Missing Him

    "The same guy that left for three years and didn't say 'bye,' I think I should go on to take the time to stop and say 'hi.'" -- Coast For an all-too-short period approximately a handful of years ago, Coast, perhaps the most Google-unfriendly rapper of all, was accessible. His music, a hyper-humani ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    Fuccing the Devil With Against Me!'s Andrew Seward

    If there is something that is sadly lacking in the world, it's musicians directing music videos. Some do it, of course, like Blitzen Trapper's Brian Adrian Koch or Taylor Momsen who does her own storyboards. For better or for worse, though, most bands turn their product over to a professional direct ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Three Rules for the Proper Use of Truffle Oil

    My esteemed colleague Jeremy Parzen recently wrote an article decrying truffle oil as "evil" and as something akin to farts. Farts? Really? If truffle oil were really all that bad, it wouldn't continue ending up on dishes in some of the best restaurants in Houston. As with any other pungent ingredi ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    Go Gourmet This 420 Day: Houston's Best Stoner Snacks

    Today is 420 Day, the day known fondly to stoners everywhere as a kind of unofficial National Marijuana Appreciation Day. It's a holiday that's been around for more than 40 years -- you're not as hip or cool as your parents were, kids; they started this shit in 1971 -- and the evolution of the holid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Secret Food Confessions

    No matter how well-educated one becomes about food, some cravings never go away. Some are born in childhood. My husband complained for years when Grape Tang was discontinued and gets bizarre cravings for the crime against nature called "circus peanuts." Supposedly, it's a candy; a mind-boggling, rub ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Top 5 Choice Bits

    "Choice Bits" was my grandfather's term for those special pieces of dishes that are inherently more delectable than the other parts. Obviously, what constitutes "choice bits" differs from person to person: my sister, for examples, likes the "skin" of heated milk. Here are my top 5 choice bits; reade ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Five Reasons Why Perry's Attempt to Block Negative Social Media Content Is a Bad Idea

    Controlling negative publicity is tough business in the modern world. Virtually everything is caught on tape -- good and bad -- and the Internet provides the ideal place for opposition. From anonymous commenters to bloggers to people on social networking sites, it is impossible to prevent negative c ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    The Sonoma Burger and Salted Caramel Duck Fat Fries at The Burger Guys

    Mai PhamThe Sonoma Burger at The Burger Guys. Applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, avocado, arugula, aoili​I am happily burger-obsessed. I crave them, I find them, I eat them, and I enjoy them. I repeat this process regularly, and last week, the process led me to what has got to be one of Houston' ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    Photo courtesy of The Love ShackSeriously, this place just looks downright charming.​We broke the news earlier this week about the Anvil boys -- Bobby Heugel and Kevin Floyd -- opening a new bar, Hay Merchant (1100 Westheimer), which will focus entirely on beer. Mostly craft beer. And that sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    All Your Protein Bars Are Belong to Us

    Nothing like guarana and essential vitamins to help you kick ass at Halo.​Nerds don't tend to eat well. Whether you are watching an epic Dr. Who marathon or trying to vanquish your mortal enemy (i.e. Kenny in accounting) in World of Warcraft, it's tough to take your hand off the controls or ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Pie, Dirt and Pimento Cheese: Food Trends for 2011

    Photo by Troy Fields2011 will be the year of the hot dog...among other delights.​Back in October, Nation's Restaurant News released their annual list of predicted food trends for 2011. Some items were already cresting the horizon here in Houston two months ago: high-end junk food, one-dish res ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    Cheeto Sunday Funday

    ​A good friend of mine and I created a tradition sometime ago that we call Cheeto Sunday. It's a simple premise: You eat Cheetos on Sunday. It's a fun tradition that we have enjoyed for some time now. Lately, though, I have noticed Cheetos appearing in restaurant food items, which has kick ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Six Things To Do if the NFL and NBA Have Lockouts Next Year

    Don't let a potential lockout piss you off.​There's been a lot of talk of a lockout in both the NFL and the NBA next year. There's no way to know whether stadiums and arenas will sit quiet and empty or if they'll go with replacement players and still sit quiet and empty. With all this uncerta ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Lindsay Lohan & Demi Lovato: Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Pop Stars

    You said it, Demi.​If you're a parent, one day you'll inevitably come to the sobering realization that your child's ultimate happiness is out of your hands. Naturally you're going to avoid feeding them Red Bull and Cheetos for lunch (that's a man's meal) or letting them juggle steak knives, bu ... More >>

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    September 3, 2010

    Craving Sushi for Happy Hour

    Happy Hour at Crave Sushi​ Sushi happy hours are one of the best bangs for your buck: cheap drinks, lots of specially priced appetizers and of course discounted sushi. The best part is any risk you might be taking from consuming raw seafood is minimized by the copious amount of alcohol you're ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Top 10 Old-Timey Burgers in Houston

    Photo by Erika RayCheeseburger at Sparkle Burger​Sometimes, you don't want a burger covered with crushed Cheetos or peanut butter. Sometimes you don't want a burger served under flocked wallpaper that you had to wait 25 minutes to be seated for. Sometimes you don't want a burger that's served ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Odd Pair: Cheetos & Höpler Grüner Veltliner

    ​I'm generally a pretty healthy eater. My idea of fast food is picking up a readymade vegetable-heavy dinner from Whole Foods. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, I love Cheetos. In fact, I have dedicated an entire day of the week to it: "Cheeto Sunday." The idea is simple. On Sundays, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    What Does Katy Perry Taste Like?

    ​Last week when we gave Kesha a bloggardly shellacking, we compared her and other female pop stars of her ilk to burritos. You may remember we said she was a gas-station burrito and Miley Cyrus was a Big Mac wrap. It was either a stroke of genius or the starved ramblings of a music writer subs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    What Does Katy Perry Taste Like?

    ​Last week when we gave Kesha a bloggardly shellacking, we compared her and other female pop stars of her ilk to burritos. You may remember we said she was a gas-station burrito and Miley Cyrus was a Big Mac wrap. It was either a stroke of genius or the starved ramblings of a music writer subs ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010
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    May 6, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Iced Coffee

    This is still my all-time favorite, when I can find it.​It's only the very beginning of May, yet it's already becoming oppressively hot by 10 a.m. each day. And although no good morning can start without a cup of coffee, the hot black stuff just doesn't appeal on days when my legs are sticking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    The 10 Most Useless Kitchen Appliances

    YOU DON'T NEED THIS.​We talk a lot on this blog about eating. We talk a lot about cooking. We also talk a lot about booze, food porn and the "less polite" bodily functions (in case you're wondering, the "more polite" bodily functions include yawning and sneezing, but only if it's a cute sneeze ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Party In The US, Eh?

    Photo courtesy of Geeks Who Drink Posing with the winners and their official EOW aprons. Aren't they spiffy?​ ​Last night found Eating Our Words in a bar with a pint of Fireman's #4. That part isn't unusual. What was unusual was the fact that we had a microphone in our hand, loudly askin ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    The Stampede Towards Buffalo Market

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt Whimsical cakes take the stage at the Buffalo Market's bakery​H-E-B is opening yet another new concept store in Houston, after finding success here with Central Market, H-E-B Pantry, Mi Tienda and the vast new 129,000-square-foot H-E-B at Bunker Hill and I ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    Texas Spider-Man Fans: You Could Be A Broadway Star! (Or, Maybe Not)

    Spider-Man geeks, rejoice!! You may not only get to live out your fantasy -- being Peter Parker and his alter ego -- but you can be a Broadway star!! Or, on the other hand, you can participate in a huge publicity stunt. They're making a musical out of Spiderman, complete with a new (to us, anyw ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008
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    January 16, 2008

    Pot Hole: Live Oaks Lofts Snubs Stoners

    An irate (and probably hungry) resident of Live Oaks Lofts sent us a copy of a flyer (included after the jump), which he said was given to the more than 40 residents of the complex, located in the warehouse district. It seems some residents are engaging in a particularly pungent illegal activity, c ... More >>

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    May 31, 2007
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    May 18, 2006

    Shell Game

    Over the Hedge wants you to feel bad about what it's selling, which is everything

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    March 31, 2005

    Butt In

    Rugrats run amok at the H-E-B Children's Festival

  • Music

    March 24, 2005

    I See London, I See France

    A glimpse into the world of barroom lingerie-night models

  • Music

    June 3, 2004

    Pitchfork's Progress

    Will a sassy, hip Web site spell doom for printed rock criticism?

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Far from Happy

    The year's best featured plenty of sad white guys

  • Film

    April 29, 1999

    Hands Up

    Ganja, gore and good humor the fun's back in a horror flick

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