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  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    How Long Can This New All-Beyonce Station Last?

    Yesterday, KROI and its big boss Radio One decided to abandon their gamble of an all-news-formatted FM station after three years in favor of something that's going to sell: Beyonce. The news undoubtedly is terrible for those 47 men and women who worked at News 92 and are now out of a job. The forma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    The White Album: How Bob Marley's Legend Became a Blockbuster In Death

    Story by Chris Kornelis. At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least 11 children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Lawsuit: Houston Man Blind in One Eye After CVS Gives Him Eardrops Instead of Eyedrops

    A Houston man is suing CVS Caremark for allegedly screwing up his prescription, giving him eardrops instead of eyedrops, causing him to go blind in one eye. Claudis Alston picked up the prescription from a CVS pharmacy at 12601 Tomball Parkway in 2012. But instead of the eyedrops meant for treatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Houston Celebrates Record Store Day In Grand Style

    Frustrated. Nervous. Tired. Anxious. Wired. Those are pretty much the only words to describe the numerous Record Store Day lines throughout town Saturday. Nope, tax day was four days prior so these lines were certainly not at your local H&R Block. These were the emotions of a quickly growing group o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    It's Time For UH Fans To Shut Up and Start Showing Up

    Dear UH football fans. I realize the Cougars lost to Vanderbilt by 41-24 on Saturday. I realize that 8-5 appears to be a more disappoint keg season than 9-4. I realize that AAC football is really nothing more than C-USA 2.0. But that aside, the time for excuses is over. Not excuses for the team's p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Food Truck Parks Face Obstacles in Bringing Booze to the Masses

    You know what would go perfect with that Shorty Mac from H-Town StrEATS? Or with that Kimchi Koagie from Koagie Hots or something spicy and Cajun from St. John's Fire? Beer. Beer would go great with food truck fare. I imagine cocktails probably would too. And I know I want wine with my cupcakes and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Sheriff's Office Makes Busts at Two Game Rooms

    Harris County Sheriff's investigators seized cash, drugs, weapons, and gambling devices from two allegedly illegal game rooms in southwest Harris County Thursday, according to a press release. Acting on a tip, members of the HCSO's Game Room Task Force (a whole task force, yo!) seized the loot -- w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Teach Your Kids That Cows Don't Make Artificially Sweetened Milk

    Let's face it -- kids are not consuming enough milk today. Most children would rather drink sugary juice or a soda rather than a glass of milk. The reason for these choices can be attributed to the fact that kids like foods with lots of sugar -- one ingredient that plain milk does not have. Unfort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Exploring Sweet Spot Audio And Records In Webster

    A few weeks back, our own Marc Brubaker detailed ten of the best record stores in the Houston area. This past weekend I finally visited another one to add to your list of must-visit shops in Houston, and it is worthy of the drive if you live inside the Inner Loop. Sweet Spot Audio and Records is l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    This Week in Craft Beer: Ash Bash Continues, Beer Legislation News and More

    It's a busy week in beer. That said, it always seems to be a busy week in beer around here lately thanks to Houston's growth in the industry over the past two years. The Craft Brewer's Conference is wrapping up in Washington D.C. and we're creeping closer to National Craft Beer Week, but there's ple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    An Open Letter To The Texas Craft Beer Industry

    A lot of news has been made of the recent legislation that exited committee earlier this week regarding the Texas beer industry. I addressed the basics of these bills earlier today. While generally positive, reactions in the craft beer community have been noticeably and understandably mixed. See a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Louis Vuitton Obsession: Domain Seizure Reminds Us of Five Things You Shouldn't Buy Online from Random Websites

    As part of the continued crackdown on counterfeit merchandise websites, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations announced in a release that it seized 89 Internet domain names last week. Of those 89, a whopping 78 were related to Louis Vuitton, the high-end handbag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Your Stress-Free Holiday Dining Guide: Where to Eat on Christmas Day 2012

    The presents are unwrapped, the place is destroyed and the pine needles from the Christmas tree have formed a fine carpet throughout the house. The last thing you want to do is dirty up a bunch of dishes cooking after all that. So why not let one of the many Houston restaurants open on Christmas Day ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 29, 2012

    Spoiler Alert!

    A handy infographic guide to the shelf life of fruit.

  • News

    August 9, 2012

    White Linen Fight

    As event grew, so did promises, expectations and disappointments.

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Texas Grape Harvest Expected to Be Excellent but Not a Bumper Crop

    As the rest of the world is still preparing for the 2012 harvest, Texas farmers began picking their fruit as early as two weeks ago (and some even earlier). Even in the warmest wine growing regions in the world (like Apulia, Italy, the heel of the boot), harvest won't begin for another ten days or s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Bottoms Up: 5 Beers From 5 Bands To Give You 5 Hangovers

    Whether you're at a show with friends or just putting your feet up while listening to some tunes after a long day at work, for many alcohol is just another part of the rock and roll experience. And when hard liquor gets too expensive and wine seems too highfalutin, there is one drink that's always t ... More >>

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  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Long-Time Car Salesman Rocky McCullough: Dealership Fired Me Because I Have Cancer

    You might recognize Rocky McCullough from his Goodson Honda TV spots, where he guaranteed low prices while standing next to a buxom model or two. But now McCullough is playing a different role: the plaintiff in an employment discrimination lawsuit against Southern Ford in Pearland. McCullough claim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Record Store Day: 8 Ways To Annoy A Record-Store Worker

    Tomorrow is Record Store Day, which is a little bit like the Super Bowl of music shopping: People who have no interest in the sport the rest of the year will be front and center. Rocks Off would never, ever tell anyone not to go to a record store, but people not already planning to make a beeline fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Friday Night: Bomb The Music Industry! At Walter's

    Bomb the Music Industry!, Laura Stevenson and The Cans, LIMB, Lisa's Sons Walter's March 30, 2012 New York natives Bomb the Music Industry! is a project spawned from Jeff Rosenstock of Arrogant Sons of Bitches after they broke up. Bomb the Music Industry! provides anthems for taking life with a gra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    8 Things We Learned from the IFPI's 2012 Report

    The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) released its 2012 report this week, confirming that the music industry may finally have a reason to be cautiously optimistic about its future. The industry saw its first year-over-year growth since 2004, piracy notwithstanding. The IF ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Me and the TABC (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission)

    Image via the Texas Restaurant Association.TABC To Go is an excellent online TABC certification program for Texas restaurant and bar workers. Although not required by the state, many Texas employers require certification to ensure proper service of alcohol.​The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commiss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Odd Pair: Wine and Legs (or Tears That Rhyme with Ears)

    Photos by Jeremy Parzen.The legs of 2005 Langhe Nebbiolo Sperss by Gaja (Piedmont, Italy), tasted this week in Houston.​How many times have you been at a dinner party and heard some blowhard say something like the following (uttered with a fake British accent): Observe carefully: After swirli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Do Hit Singles Still Help Sell An Album?

    J: Cole: Zero hit singles, 218K first-week sales.​​The music industry has been reeling from a host of ailments, none more severe than crippling record sales. Fortunately, 2011 has been a strong year so far, with CD sales on the rise. Spearheaded by the likes of Adele, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Wine of the Week: An Under-$25 Fresh, Clean Sparkler

    ​Whenever it comes to sparkling wine, the comparison to Champagne is inevitable. Together with Bordeaux and Burgundy, wine regions that the British embraced as benchmarks for fine wine in the 19th century, the Champagne "brand" is so powerful that it pervades nearly every discussion of spar ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Odd Pair: What Wine Do You Serve with Doritos?

    ​When asked what factors had shaped his palate and his wine collection when he first began collecting fine wine, rockstar (literally, not just figuratively) and winemaker Maynard James Keenan answered: "Mountain Dew and Doritos. Like most American kids, that's what I grew up on." This was a fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Wine of the Week, Part 2: Orange Wine by Nicolas Joly, on a Mission from Nature

    ​Yesterday, after we posted our Orange Wines 101 primer, Elgreco54 noted that "Joly does knockout stuff." As it just so happens, I tasted the new vintage, 2008, of Joly's entry-level wine, Les Clos Sacrés (the holy cloisters), over the weekend. (In France the wine is called "Les Vieux Clos," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Greatest Grub: Best Non-Blue Bell Ice Cream Flavors

    Carrie Applegate Jaeger​As promised, here's the follow up to the last Greatest Grub featuring favorite flavors of Blue Bell ice cream. I can only imagine how many gallons of that stuff are bought in the state during these unbearably hot summer months. I know that Blue Bell is the hometown fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    Italian winemaker Ezio Trinchero​Starting this Saturday, there are plenty of inexpensive ways to get your gourmet on in Houston this week, and it all kicks off at Block 7 Wine Company. Fresh off last night's wine dinner featuring acclaimed Italian winemaker Ezio Trinchero, Block 7 Wine Compan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Eminem's Victory Over Label Could Have Far-Reaching Effects

    Now a Recovery in more ways than one.​Eminem quietly scored a major victory in a case involving download royalties this week. The U.S. Supreme Court threw out an appeal filed by Universal Music Group, the world's largest music empire, against Eminem's former production company F.B.T. Productio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Get Your Passport Stamped Along the Texas Wine Trails

    ​While the trail riders rode into town last Friday, you could be riding out one weekend soon to hit one of Texas's 11 wine trails just as the bluebonnets are beginning to bloom this spring. The fifth most productive wine-producing state in the nation, Texas features more than 200 vineyards wi ... More >>

  • Music

    February 24, 2011

    The Pomplamoose Revolution

    How a band with no CDs or record deal is changing the music industry

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    An Afternoon of Free Wine at Archway

    Photo by CrosslersAn example of home winemaking supplies.​Take a late lunch tomorrow, if you can. And maybe bring along a designated driver. Archway Gallery (2305 Dunlavy, 713-522-2409) is hosting an afternoon of free wine in its Montrose space, and this isn't your typical gallery showing. Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today, Katharine Shilcutt told EOW readers about the new beer bar from the guys at Anvil, which left many salivating for more info...and probably beer. Said commenter Dacano: I think 2010 was just the beginning for the craft beer movement here in Houston and Texas as a whole with the emergen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Music Sales Down 2.5 Percent In 2010

    ​Nielsen SoundScan released its annual report on music sales Monday, and the results were less than surprising. Physical sales continued to decline, digital sales continued to rise, and crap pop continues to reign supreme both at the cash register and on the airwaves. During the period of Jan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    H-Town Is Now Hamburger Town

    Robb Walsh​Houston is Bayou City, Clutch City, Space City, and now....Hamburger City. Travel and Leisure magazine recently released its 2010 Best Of list, naming Houston the no. 1 metropolis in America for hamburgers. The poll was administered to visitors and residents alike, and in both categ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Gene Green: He's Got Everyone Wondering What He'll Do About Latest Clean-Air Bill

    Gene Green: Which way will he go?​Health and safety advocates will be watching U.S. Congressman Gene Green closely tomorrow, when his colleagues on the House Energy & Commerce committee are expected to introduce a bill intended to reduce the use of toxic chemicals in consumer products, such as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Texas, You're Not Drinking Enough Hard Liquor, Say Hard-Liquor Sellers

    The people who are trying to sell hard liquor to hard Texans are upset.They're petitioning the legislature, hoping to push Senate Bill 1216 (sponsored by Houston's Rodney Ellis), which would allow liquor-store owners to have more than five stores.Right now, the only people who can own more than a ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Food & Foreign Policy

    The World Affairs Council of Houston is best known for holding public events featuring foreign policy heavyweights such as former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and James Baker III. However two upcoming programs will extend the Council's reach into food-related subjects.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    "100 Days Of Change" Coming To The Houston Chronicle

    Hearst is the privately owned company that owns a ton of magazines, TV stations and newspapers, including our very own Houston Chronicle.The longtime head of Hearst's newspaper division recently retired; the guy who replaced him has sent out a long memo to employees full of doom and gloom and re-inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2007

    Rap-a-Lot’s J. Prince Sues Apple, BET

    We would just like to make one thing clear upfront: To the best of our knowledge, Rap-A-Lot Records owner J. Prince is neither a murderer nor a member of a Chicago gang called The Gangster Disciples. Now then: J. Prince has filed suit against Apple, Black Entertainment Television and parent company ... More >>

  • News

    November 23, 2006

    Midnight in the Garden of PS3

    Camping out at Best Buy with gamers -- and entrepreneurs

  • Home Entertainment

    May 25, 2006

    Next Big Things

    The five biggest attention-getters at E3

  • Home Entertainment

    December 15, 2005

    Generation Next

    Microsoft's Xbox 360 fires the first shot in the next-gen console war

  • Dining

    November 14, 2002

    Steak House Shuffle

    Vallone's takes a break just in time to give Fleming's a shot

  • Dining

    June 19, 1997

    Capital Idea

    Is one more palace of red meat one too many? If it's the Capital Grille, the answer is no.

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