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My head really hurts...sorry, after last night's shenanigans, I couldn't help breaking out the Black Flag. Have you ever had one of those really bad nightmares, the kind that is so horrifying it wakes you up multiple times during the night? And even though your subconscious is trying to offe ... More >>
Baby Darth Vader is soooooo cutesy-wootseyFrom Audi to Groupon, yesterday's Super Bowl Commercials ran the gamut. There was less blatant sexism than previous years, and a lot more CGI, and a few commercials sure to have people talking either due to their shock value or outright offensiveness. ... More >>
Rosenberg soda fountain offers nostalgia to diners.
Photos by Troy FieldsLet's face it: The main appeal of Another Time Soda Fountain -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- isn't really the food. Sure, the burgers and chili dogs are good. But people are coming here in droves for two things: the desserts and the drinks. As the name would ... More >>
Not all gummi bears are created equal. Some people - including certain unnamed members of my family - do not seem to be aware of this, and blithely purchase generic gummi bears from supermarket bulk bins. While it's hard to get angry at someone who buys you candy, off-brand gummis have a cons ... More >>
Photos by Matthew DresdenServing up the winning recipe. What is the best way to prepare for an all-you-can-eat meal? There are two main schools of thought: eat as much as possible in the days before, to maximize the capacity of your stomach; or, eat as little as possible in the days before, t ... More >>
Street food is picking up steam across the country, and Houston is no exception. During the Southern Foodways Alliance symposium last weekend, attendees were invited to view the exhibit "Taco Trucks and Crepes Trailers: Modern Texas Foodways" at the University of Mississippi's Gammill Gallery, runni ... More >>
Jemina Pearl breaks free of Be Your Own Pet on Break It Up.
It's impossible not to play on words with Hearsay, downtown's newest bar.
Finished that tax return yet? Not to worry: you've still got a few hours until midnight, and the post offices are open late. Over the years, these musicians have gotten in hot water with their countries' internal-revenue collectors as well... Bono Forever a proponent of all things charitable, Bono ... More >>
Colorful tattoos, handlebar mustache and calm but vivacious energy, Chef Michael dei Maggi holds court at MAX's Wine Dive like the king and the court jester all at once. As he excitedly delivers plates of food then recites the dishes and their ingredients like a giddy yet brilliant ... More >>
Jewish parents at Klein High School want to know what Terri Hall, the academic adviser to the student newspaper, was thinking when she allowed what some of them consider an anti-Semitic news article and editorial to be published in the January 30 edition of the Klein Bearchat.The banner story in the ... More >>
Our 44th (and first African-American) President will be sworn into office today, and we at Hair Balls felt the best way to honor such a solemn and historical occasion would be to show some examples of other great Americans swearing similar oaths.5. Jimmy Malone and Eliot Ness (The Untouchables) It' ... More >>
The holidays are upon us, and whether you're dealing with 8-hour layovers at O'Hare or sleeping on your aunt's rollout bed with the bar that lays right across your sacroiliac joint or "entertaining" your brother and his brood of monstrous offspring, chances are you're going to drink. A lot. To help ... More >>
“His mama called him Sugar Lump,” one of the customers at Sugar Lump’s Fine BBQ said pointing in the direction of the owner, Roosevelt Brooks, when I asked about the restaurant’s unusual name. Roosevelt Brooks shot me a dour look, just in case I was thinking about calling him Sugar Lump too. ... More >>
The demand for sugar-sweetened Dublin Dr Pepper has never been higher — just ask the bootleggers
The Doghouse Tavern
Our intrepid driving diner discovers the Bright & Early Coffee stand and why Houstonians like their brew weak
El Tiempo's Cuba Libre
Old Heidelberg's Special
The Rhythm Room's Texas Tea
Yes, we visited that Original New Orleans Po' Boy
Lunch with: Steve Wertheimer