Chick-fil-A Inc.

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    March 6, 2014

    Move Over, Cupcakes

    Macarons have taken your place.

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    February 28, 2014

    Openings & Closings: El Gran Malo Announces Move & Killen's BBQ Finally Opens

    The popular tequila bar and gastrocantina El Gran Malo held its final day of food service on Sunday, February 23, after its National Margarita Day celebration on Saturday. However, according to Houstonia's food blog, Gastronaut, El Gran Malo is not gone for good. It's just moving. Kevin Naderi of Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Where To Eat While Shopping for Christmas: The Woodlands Mall Survival Guide

    Christmas is less than two weeks away. I repeat: TWO WEEKS AWAY. It's crunch time, people. If you're headed to The Woodlands Mall to get the final few things on your list (or to start your Christmas shopping ... no judging here), you'll need plenty of energy to battle the lines and crowds and keep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Top 8 Culinary Scandals of the Past Decade

    It seems every day someone new is coming out of the woodwork to claim he or she was wronged by Paula Deen. The once-beloved host of Paula's Home Cooking on the Food Network has been accused of racial and sexual discrimination by a number of former employees and was quoted using the "N-word" and sayi ... More >>

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    June 28, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Bistro Des Artes, Iguana Joes & More

    This week several big name chefs and restaurant owners spoke about their newly opened and to-come restaurants. Oh yeah and Iguana Joe's apparently got a lot of people sick and is shut down temporarily. But enough of the gross news, let's get back to some openings we are pretty excited about. Eater ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Sad Farewells & Exciting Expansions

    Let's just get to the sad news, first. Feast is closing today. The wonderful and beloved restaurant, however, is having a yard sale to get rid of, well, everything. Head on over on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.-ish and Monday, June 17 from 10 a.m. until dusk to snag something from the re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Say It Ain't So: Chick-fil-A Salads to Go...for Good

    To be honest, I enjoy a Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salad from Chick-fil-A more than a Chick-fil-A sandwich. Not only do I get the fix of eating Chick-fil-A chicken, but I feel good about myself because it's chargrilled, so I can actually eat something healthy at a fast-food chain. If I am still bein ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Texas In 2016: Hillary Beats Rick Perry?

    At some point, Texas will give up its status as a GOP guarantee. That seems the consensus, at least. A burgeoning Hispanic population, increasing transplants from California and New York, and a youth bubble surpassed by only Utah -- all signs point toward an eventual purpling of this putative Republ ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 24, 2013

    The Dan Marino Restaurants

    The 13 restaurants that nearly made our 30 essential Texas restaurants list.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    How Does Your Garden Salad Grow? Ranking 7 Fast Food Salads from Best to Worst

    Since I've made a New Year's resolution -- along with half of America, as with every year -- to eat healthier, I've been investigating fast food salads every now and then as a quick lunch option. I'm not one of those for whom eating salads is a penalty, however: I love a good salad, the crunch of go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    The 12 Biggest Food News Stories of 2012: The Year In Twinkies, Go-Go Juice and Guy Fieri

    From eating like cavemen to redneck sketti, we're taking a look back at some of the biggest food happenings of 2012. 12. Singapore Serves Mashed Potatoes...From A Vending Machine? The internet was abuzz when a photo of a mashed potato vending machine surfaced. Eventually, the viral picture was tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    A Bite Into Election Night: What the Different Parties Will Be Eating

    As America is busy keeping an eye on the 2012 Presidential Election -- an election that's shaping up to be one of the closest battles for the presidency in U.S. history -- we're occupied contemplating what the people of the different parties will be munching on during Election Night (today, for thos ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2012

    How to Speak Republican

    Leaked document reveals the secrets of the GOP's coded language.

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    August 16, 2012
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    August 8, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Annise Parker, Choosing Her (Non-Chick-fil-A) Battles

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    A Daily Deal With Chick-fil-A That Also Benefits HSPVA

    Politics of its company president aside, Chick-fil-A has the kind of food that many Houstonians enjoy eating at their local independently owned outlets. And this week we're making it even easier. This week's Voice Daily Deal which starts Thursday is only available at the 5001 Beechnut Street, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    The Annise Parker Non-Factor: Why Did The Chick-fil-A "Kiss-In" Fail?

    It seemed like the perfect mixture for a successful display of civil disobedience: there was apparent bigotry against a robust community by a very conspicuous company. But still, Friday evening's kiss-in to protest Chick-fil-A and its president, Dan Cathy, who has condemned gay marriage as anti-God, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Sip On Some Chick-Fil-A Haterade Tonight at Grand Prize Bar...for Charity

    In the wake of Beaver's pro-gay rights, anti-Chick-Fil-A sandwich going national -- even the anchors on CBS This Morning were talking about the Chick-on-Chick Filet at the Houston icehouse this morning -- Grand Prize Bar is getting in on the action, too. The Montrose dive bar, which has lately been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Nevermind Chick-Fil-A: Check Out the Chick-On-Chick Action at Beaver's

    National Same-Sex Kiss Day may be taking place today in Chick-Fil-A's across the country as gay rights supporters challenge Chick-Fil-A COO Dan Cathy's stance against gay marriage (to be clear, Cathy's views don't necessarily reflect the opinions of individual Chick-Fil-A restaurants, which are owne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Houston: The Chick-fil-A Protest That Wasn't

    The Montgomery Bus Boycott, this was not. In fact, most of the people eating dinner at the Chick-fil-A off of I-10 in the Heights weren't even aware they were in the midst of what was supposed to be a gay kiss-in to protest recent anti-gay marriage rhetoric by the chain's president -- who recently h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    6 Unsolicited Suggestions About the Astros Fan Experience

    The Houston Astros sent me a little fan survey last week, wanting my thoughts on the so-called fan experience at Minute Maid Park. There were some rather standard questions about where I usually sit, what price I usually pay for tickets and for parking. There weren't however, very many questions a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Sarah Palin Visits Chick-Fil-A in The Woodlands, Presumably to Hate On the Gays

    Mike Huckabee did it. Rick Santorum did it (I don't mean having his last name irreversibly associated with a rather disgusting by-product of certain sexual acts). And now Sarah Palin has done Texas. All three politicians have recently gone out of their way to promote Chick-Fil-A, in what so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Tales From Aisle 14: Grocery Shopping for the Non-Cook

    I spent six years living in New York City, eating every meal except breakfast Cheerios out and about on the wide streets of Manhattan. During that time, cooking seemed like a quaint idea in the face of all of New York's world-renowned, and hole-in-the-wall, eateries. Cooking. Cute, but unrealistic. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    For Memorial Day: 10 Great Surprise Soldier Reunions (VIDEO)

    Memorial Day is, of course, the day we honor those soldiers, sailors, airmen (of both sexes) and Marines who have given that last full measure of devotion. Luckily, most who serve do not have to do that. They sacrifice time with friends and family and put themselves in danger, but they do make it h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Ronnie Killen, A Shy, Silent and Determined Chef with Symphonic Food

    Ronnie Killen Killen's Steakhouse 2804 South Main Street, Pearland 281-485-0844 This is the first part of a three-part chef chat series. Look for parts two and three in this space Thursday and Friday. Pearland, 20 miles south of Houston is a place many call the land of p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    This Is the Insane Line at the New Chick-Fil-A on Taylor

    Tomorrow is the grand opening of Houston's newest Chick-Fil-A (2222 Shearn). And above is the insane line of people who created a tent city today in advance. Why? Because the first 100 people in the door tomorrow morning receive free Chick-Fil-A for a year. "We do this with all grand openings," sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    "Eat More Kale" Guy Pisses Off Chick-fil-A; Unlike Cows, He Can Spell

    Vermont folk artist and small businessman Bo Muller-Moore has gone and done pissed off the folks over at Chick-fil-A with his "Eat More Kale" T-shirts. Muller-Moore began printing the slogan when his kale-farmer friend asked him to make T-shirts for friends and family. "Eat More Kale" seemed to ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    The 10 Best Drive-Thrus

    Photo by Mr. KimberlyNot this kind of drive-thru, but - hey - we're still proud of our Beverage Barns.​Sometimes it's just too damn hot to cook at home. And sometimes -- as in these days of record heat and few cloudbursts -- it's even too hot to want to brave a parking lot and sit in a possibl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Top 5 PMS Snacks

    IssIoan​I'm a firm believer that there are foods and drinks to match every occasion...even the less than pleasant one that occurs roughly every 28 days. If Aunt Flo is coming to visit/ you're just about to ride the crimson wave/you're feeling "menstruiffic" (is that enough euphemisms for ya?) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Goose Creek ISD Can Get All Gay: ACLU Succeeds in Ending Web-Filtering of GLBT Content

    Overzealous filtering ends in Goose Creek.​Last month we told you how Baytown's Goose Creek school district was one of four nationwide targeted by the American Civil Liberties Union in a complaint over blocking gay-related material from school computers. One Goose Creek student trying to rese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    The New Minute Maid Park, Same As The Old, Just Now With A Big-Ass Video Screen

    John RoyalThe Astros have a new big-ass video board​So during the Houston College Classic I got a chance to get a bit of a preview of the new, improved Minute Maid Park as the new baseball season approaches. So I've got some observations. 1. That's one huge, big-ass video screen/scoreboard. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Cockfighting and Endorsements

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Top 5: Food Flops

    Feast.​Have you ever gone to a restaurant with high expectations and left feeling disappointed? We all have. Here are my top five dishes from great places that ended up being real head-scratchers. 5. Fish at Feast I dined with a group of four the other night at Feast. It was my first Feast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​As Lennie Ambrose informed us, Chick-fil-A is offering free Spicy Chicken Biscuits this week. Lennie got his yesterday morning, and man, did it sound good. But commenter eatTX wrote in to remind us that while we may agree that a hot, buttery biscuit with spicy chicken sounds incredible right ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Free Spicy Chicken Biscuit from Chick-fil-A

    ​At around 7:45 this morning, I strolled into an empty 290 Chick-fil-A with reservation paper in hand. I was there to take advantage of one of the free spicy chicken biscuits they are giving away all week long. While the drive-thru line was lengthy, it was smooth sailing up to the cash registe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Top 5: Fast Food Chicken Dishes Done Right

    You can't beat the Whatachicken.​When I indulge in fast food, you can generally count on me ordering something chicken. Here are my top five. 5. Hartz's Fried Chicken First off, I hate fast food fried chicken (think KFC buckets), but given the title of the piece, felt obligated to include at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Mascot School: How To Entertain, And What About Having To Pee?

    Photos by GROOVEHOUSEHeads up, people​See a slideshow from mascot camp. Saturday morning around eight, merely a handful of hours after my Friday night had ended, I was standing next to the administration entrance at the Toyota Center with a group of high school and college mascots, their parents, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Friday Meal Deals

    ​For the entire month of August, participating locations of International House of Pancakes are letting kids 12 and under eat for free between 4pm and 10pm. The fine print: valid on "Just for Kids" menu items. Drinks are not included unless otherwise specified on the "Just for Kids" menu. Dine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    5 Power Breakfasts to Get You Through Your Day

    ​Mama always told us to start our day off right with a healthy, satisfying breakfast. To make it until lunch, and hopefully avoid that dreadful ten a.m. slump, you need to eat a meal that includes a good mix of protein, carbohydrates and fiber. We all know this, but we often tend to make bad b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Health Dept. Roundup: Skyscraper Edition

    ​Come along this week as Health Department Roundup visits the skyscrapers of our pulsing "skyline district," as the signs would put it. First, a pre-opening inspection held April 14 at Tasti D Lite, at 919 Milam, found the wall was not light-colored in the walk-in fridge, food prep, storage o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    The Big Tweet: What a Few of Rocks Off's Twitter Friends Are Up To

    Rocks Off is no less fascinated by the Twitter phenomena as when we began Twittering in earnest back in February. (We still prefer that to the other term for those 140-character-or-less updates, 'tweeting.') Since then, we've built up a Twitter-verse of about 420 'followers' and about 100 more ... More >>

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    July 13, 2006
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    October 21, 2004

    Cooked Book

    The real chefs' surprise is who made it -- or didn't -- into Culinary Capital

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    July 10, 2003


    Saturday, July 12

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    December 20, 2001

    The Truth Is Out There...

    A rogue mascot reveals secrets of the trade

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    September 24, 1998

    Night & Day

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