In quick turn-around time, El Gallo Rojo, which opened just a few months ago downtown at 917 Franklin, has closed. But, a new restaurant is taking its place. Macondo Latin Bistro, previously located at 208 Travis, closed on Sunday, August 3, and revealed on Facebook that it will be reopening somewhe ... More >>
As Christina Uticone has so skillfully showed us, not all fast food is created equal. And the good, the bad, and the ugly can also be found in the dessert section of the menu. Here are my top 5 nastiest fast food desserts. 5. Apple Pie (McDonald's). Not the worst, but could be better. Could be a ... More >>
FM 903 isn't scheduled to open until the fall of 2014; in fact it, hasn't even broken ground yet, but the restaurant/bakery is already generating quite the buzz. And you can sample what's to come at the weekly pop-up bakery hosted by Pastry Chef Samantha Mendoza. Every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2p ... More >>
In the wake of Texas A&M's landscape-changing 29-24 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide this weekend, with his fame escalating from "local cult hero" to "full fledged Heisman candidate," Johnny Manziel and his family began the process on trademarking his catchy "Johnny Football" moniker. Their motiva ... More >>
Electric Forest 2012 Double JJ Ranch, Rothbury, Michigan June 28-July 1, 2012 In 2011, Paste magazine named Electric Forest on its list of "Top 10 Most Intriguing Inaugural Music Festivals," because it holds several philanthropic endeavors such as a food drive and both art and music classes along ... More >>
The spider becomes a man and a joy.
The spider becomes a man - and a joy.
"Eat, drink and be merry" is often a salutation thrown out at weddings, bar mitzvahs and other life-affirming events. They rank among my favorite things to do. Combining food and comedy is great, but throw in some drinking, and you are sure to get some good, deep belly laughs. Stand-up is one of ... More >>
This is my close friend Jamie from Hackney, East London, and he will eat anything you put in front of him. Whole, raw jalapenos and Thai chiles, dubious Asian convenience store sandwiches at 3 am -- whatever it is, it doesn't bother him. He once showed me a video from Thailand of him eating ... More >>
There's many a king cake flavor available this year at Whole Foods, which provided us with three of the newer ones to sample. "There are different flavors of king cake? I thought it was just sort of like apple pie," said one of my coworkers when I brought them into work. He also went on some ... More >>
TheSeafarerCinnamon roll.Once during a Sunday brunch, I confessed to my girlfriend that I was craving a big, fat cinnamon roll. "Oh, yum," she replied, "I love sticky buns." "No," I countered. "Not a sticky bun. A cinnamon roll. You know, cream cheese icing. Possibly raisins." "Well," she ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttReplacement boudin balls have finally been located and acquired.In my review of BRC Gastropub last October, I chastised the restaurant for serving tough little nuggets that they dared call boudin balls, and suggested the kitchen staff take a trip to the Fifth Ward ... More >>
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When I head out to Christian's Tailgate or Lankford Grocery I know full well what I am going to get. I also realize that probably every trip to Beaver's is going to end up with me ordering something that will add a pound or seven to my waistline. Then there is Sweet Tomatoes. Don't get me wro ... More >>
Keep your love on the downlowFox 26 has the story of Latasha Connor, who likes movies at Deerbrook Mall, and Cinnabons at Deerbrook Mall.Who doesn't?Connor might have been too enthusiastic about her Cinnabon love, though -- she got a citation from a Humble cop and was banned from the mall for 10 ... More >>
The Golden Age of comics (or the Silver Age, or whatever, we're not nerds about it) had some truly entertaining covers for horror-tale collections.The folks at io9 gathered 105 of them.Who knew that some of them were about.....HOUSTON?!?!!?!?!!?For instance, this one is obviously about BARC.And t ... More >>
The above clip is not from The Onion; it may be from the files of Teens Pulling Pranks On Reporters.At any rate, you owe it to yourself to watch these marvelous four minutes from a San Antonio news station.And then read the comments that the clip brought forth from Gawker, after the jump.
Even if Uncle Sam took a great big bite out of your wallet this year, there are still ways to enjoy a good meal today -- several, in fact -- thanks to local restaurants taking advantage of your newfound poverty to offer free or reduced-price goodies today. It's like a crack dealer giving you ... More >>
Photo by pyxopotamus Auntie Anne's pretzel going down the hatch...When you're out there in the trenches this coming Black Friday, let it be known that we're thinking fondly of you. Waging war with high prices, reaping the bounty of sweet sales victory, dragging sacks of consumer electroni ... More >>
Mall cops on parade in Observe and Report.
In FlatOut 2, life is a highway strewn with carnage
Memorial City Mall