• Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    Hong Kong Nostalgia, Appropriately, At Confucius Restaurant

    If you are an ardent seafood lover, try to go to Hong Kong before you die. The island is home to dozens of restaurants, streetside stalls, and market booths serving transcendently delicious dishes involving prawns, octopus, squid, lobster, crab, plus a host of other "fish" from more than a hundred ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    The 10 Best Texans-Cowboys Rapper Tweets

    The 2014 Houston Texans have a new coach, new players, new hope and the same dedicated fan base of Houston-based rappers. As in years past, they took to Twitter on game day to comment on the home team's gridiron action. And, as in years past, Rocks Off read their tweets more thoroughly and efficien ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Alison Cook's Top 100 Restaurants Revealed - Oxheart Takes First Place for the Third Year in a Row

    Last night, Houston Chronicle food critic Alison Cook revealed her 2014 choices for the Top 100 Houston Restaurants. It was the first time since the list was first released in 2012 that she did it in a public forum, in this case, a sold-out walk around dining event called the Houston Chronicle Culin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Donatas Motiejunas Takes His Turn On Chandler Parsons

    "Think before you speak." -- Chandler Parsons on Twitter, July 24, 2014 Chandler Parsons fired off these four words of advice late last week. Taking a run through Parsons' Twitter feed, it's hardly a deluge of self-improvement axioms. He doesn't send out one of these a day to help his 234,000 foll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    5 Authentic Chinese Dishes, Plus Where to Find Them In Houston

    Despite what the Master Wok in the food court may tell you, authentic Chinese food does not consist of ten different types of orange-tinted, deep-fried chicken. In fact, what is commonly considered "Chinese food" in the West actually originated in 1950s San Francisco, when Chinese cuisine was adapte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Chinatown

    We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town (See the complete list at the end of the post). This week, we're moving to the dining mecca that is Chinatown. With its huge number of incredible and authentic restaurants -- from family favorites like Fun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Brooks Brisket Will Blow You Away, Says Urban Swank

    Eating My Words: Not to be confused with our own blog, this is Texas Monthly's food blog -- mostly penned by head food writer Patricia Sharpe, who recently named her top picks for the 12 best new restaurants in Texas. Spoiler alert: Four are in Houston, by far the most that any city racked up. Scie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat: Bryan Caswell, Randy Evans, Danny Trace

    In Houston, the restaurant community is so tight that everyone has worked together in some shape or form over the years. For this week's Where the Chefs Eat, we check in with chefs Bryan Caswell, Randy Evans, and Danny Trace. Evans is affiliated with a bunch of local chefs thanks to his time at B ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 21, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat

    Grant Gordon, Matt Marcus and Kevin Naderi

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    YouTube Sports Time Wasters (i.e. VIDEO!!) -- "Fans Running On Field" Category

    About to get more than he bargained for​"All things end badly, or else they wouldn't end." -- Brian Flanagan, Cocktail (Yeah, you saw that right. I just started a sports post with a quote from Cocktail, which, having now seen my first episode of Glee, is strangely only the second gayest thing I' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    I Wanna Be Your Dog (Or Cat): One For You, Nineteen For Me

    Ah, April 14 -- the last day before taxes are due. If you listen closely, you can hear the frantic panic of folks who waited until the last minute to file. And this tax season was especially rough, what with the Obama administration's new mandate that even domestic animals have to pay taxes. Does th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2008

    $7 at Chilosos Taco House in the Heights

    Where: Chilosos Taco House, 701 E 20th Street, 713-868-2273 What $7 gets you: Three kinds of sausage and a lot of egg. Much like the Anonymous Eater over at Food in Houston, I too had questioned whether Chilosos Taco House really exists. I drove by the place all the time, but I never saw any cars ... More >>