While the return of 7-Eleven© to Houston may have the gourmands among us raising their champagne glasses, the rest of us plain folk are perhaps sheepishly wondering, "Golly, that food looks good. But I wouldn't even know where to begin!" To the hoi polloi of Houston (and, please know, I count mysel ... More >>
How was your Cinco de Mayo? Ours was great! Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're still looking for a bakery that can fit "Sorry I Never Finished College and Quit Going to Church and Swear Too Much In My Articles and Am Generally a Huge Disappointment to You ... More >>
â€‹Remember the good ol' days, when it was perfectly permissible to, you know, allow the family furry friend to lick your peanut-butter-slathered genitalia clean? Okay, okay, easy there, Judge Judy. Before you condemn, it's a good source of protein, no matter from where it originates. You can bet ... More >>
Stuffing stockings with candy canes and chocolate bars is boring. So every year I try to come up with some original ideas. One year I stuffed the stockings with drugstore items like toothpaste, dental floss, Q-tips, and Band-Aids. That didn't work out so well. Aggrieved parties are still whin ... More >>
Photos by Groovehouseâ€‹ "It's going to be so different without Fred," that's all he kept saying as we entered downtown. "Who?" was the response he got in return. "Fred...I can't pronounce his last name, but he was the lead guitarist, you can totally tell which songs he wrote in comparison to the ot ... More >>
The holiday season is upon us. How well are you prepared? Oh, we're not talking about stocking stuffers, travel tips, Christmas sweaters, and place settings. Let's take a minute to consider the oft-overlooked holiday thorn: the hangover. Holidays are for hugs, happiness, and that low-down d ... More >>
Built in 1902 in Old Town Spring as a hotel and saloon for railroad employees, today Wunsche Bros. CafĂ© stands emasculated by its current surroundings but holds strong to its heritage. The interior of Wunsche Bros. is still filled with hints of manlier times - of honor bars and prohibition ... More >>
Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Dude, You Going To Eat That: What begins as a simple question on Filipino cuisin ... More >>
Coca-Cola Hilltop Commercial Thirty years ago, Coca-Cola imagined itself as the arbiter of world peace. Let's just buy the world a Coke and everything will be hunky-dory. Today, America is often despised as a "Coca-Cola" culture, and Coke itself is blamed for the skyrocketing rates of obesity and ... More >>
Our readers debate this year's Best of Houston® winners.
â€‹What is it with Houston and lists? Fattest city, most polluted city; even when it's a good thing, it's only something like being a cheap place to date. You know, we're guessing Des Moines, Iowa, is a cheap place to date, too. It's just that no one bothers to check.Now it's our teeth.Once again a ... More >>
In this economy, flat is the new up in the restaurant trade. One can't excuse nasty hygiene just because the chips are down, but this week, we'll throw in some good vibes along with the jibes as we look behind the scenes at health code-breaking restaurants in Houston's ever-revitalizing downtown. ... More >>
Don't despair: Baskin-Robbins has your back. Today only, the ice cream chain is holding its annual 31 Cent Scoop Night to benefit the National Volunteer Firefighters Council and firefighters across the United States. A small scoop of one of the 31 ice cream flavors is a mere 31 ... More >>
You know where you could be right this moment, which is about 7:30 in the morning Houston time?You could be waiting in FREEZING Washington, DC, getting on line to go through security checks so you could wait for hours and hours to watch Barack Obama's inauguration from a half-mile away.On the one ha ... More >>
Houston, you love your caffeine, but only when it comes cold and bubbly.The second annual Caffeinated Cities survey came out today; it's conducted by something called HealthSaver and looks at caffeine use across the country.The Most Caffeinated City in America? Tampa. (Huh?) Followed by Seattle (tha ... More >>
That stuff flowing from the faucet is safe, cheap and environmental
The College Question
This show at Stages is predictable, banal and even a little offensive
Coke is the new weed
Stuff you need to know to avoid musical ostracism
Nate Nicoll's synth sounds are your ticket to the '80s
This Baylor medical "expert" cashed in on infomercials. Now he's showing how things go better with Coke.
A romantic drama made in 1991 shows a Chinese director at his finest
Brew up some support at the Shiner Beer B.A.S.H.
Get some Easter Salvation at the Jungle 13 weekend
One man, one jambox and four walls. For 24 hours.
Our columnist grills a few bartenders and comes up with The Nightfly's Nine Rules for More Effective Boozing
Have a hell of a time at Club Envy's Halloween Ball
Dubtex grooves with global drum 'n' bass
Queer Eye's Jai Rodriguez stirs up some Pride
Revolt of the operagoing socialites
Both sides in a Houston fight worship the same god: publicity
Hangover planning for St. Patrick's Day
Angelika Film Center's "Sensational Cinema"
Vending machines are leaving Texas school cafeterias. But the mother lode of "minimal nutritional value" has hardly gone away.
The Osteria d'Aldo Martini
The Sharper Image
Migraine Mills. All-consuming paths converge at Katy's megamall
Drink up, kids. Keep those soda dollars coming.
At Original New Orleans Po-Boys, the treasures are Southern-fried