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  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Mexican Golden Lager, Montejo, Debuts in Houston

    Consider yourself lucky, Houston. We're one of 11 cities to receive Montejo, the first Mexican beer imported from Mexico. The golden lager is available at a variety of bars, restaurants and grocery stores in the Houston area, starting today, September 1. Anheuser-Busch decided to launch the release ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Top Ten Margaritas

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners were announced a while back, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we're continuing to round up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories. Bon ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 1, 2014

    The 2014 Houston Cinco de Mayo Guide

    Houston offers up lots of Cinco de Mayo fun.

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    As Lime Prices Skyrocket, Bars and Restaurants Feel the Squeeze

    When you start to Google the word "lime" these days, the first thing that pops up is "lime prices," followed by "lime prices going up," "lime prices increase," and "lime prices rise." If you're looking for recipes with lime, you're going to have to dig a little deeper, because right now, all the new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2014

    A Serious Look at Coachella's Drug Culture

    Note: Ben Westhoff is Music Editor of L.A. Weekly and Senior Music Editor of Voice Media Group. Oakland, Calif. resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose. Her death this past Thursday was shocking. But what's really shocking is th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Top 10 Bars In Clear Lake/NASA

    As our sister blog Eating... Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    We Made Lemon Berry Beer Ice Pops; You Heard Us Right

    Want to make sure your beer stays nice and cold by the pool this summer? Freeze it! That's right, folks. Today, we're showing you how to make ice pops...out of beer. BEER POPS! Sorry. Just the thought of it gets us a little excited. The combinations are endless, but we made Lemon Berry Shandy Pop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Last Night: Kenny Chesney at Reliant Stadium

    Kenny Chesney Reliant Stadium March 12, 2013 My heart was stolen by a cowboy last night, and I don't want it back. I, along with nearly 70,000 other spectators, rolled into Reliant Stadium for yet another RodeoHouston concert -- only this time it was Kenny Chesney. It was great to be at a show th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Dynamo In Champions League: All Is Well With Tim Hanley In Charge

    If there's one thing the Houston Dynamo don't do, it's lose a match at BBVA Compass Stadium. And after last night's CONCACAF Champions League victory over Santos Laguna, they showed they'll do the same thing to Mexican opponents as they do to MLS clubs... Force them to listen to DJ Khaled's "All I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Stephanie Irene Santana, Allegedly Drunk & Pregnant: Clubhouse Leader in Bad Mom of The Year Stakes

    Houston police say that 20-year-old pregnant mother Stephanie Irene Santana was drunk early this morning when she left her infant in the car to go get a body piercing at a North Freeway tattoo parlor. Whew. Let's unpack that sentence, shall we... Drinking underage is against the law, so there's th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    La Lupita Lives Up to Its Tagline: "No Tex. Just Mex."

    Upon stepping through La Lupita's heavy, black-iron door, you're greeted with rustic shelves holding tequila and baskets of colorful produce; a lively painting of La Virgen de Guadalupe; and a bright-red ceiling centerpiece made of hand-blown glass hearts. A grand spiral staircase with a wrought-iro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Track Your Bud Lets You Find Out Where Your Brew Was Born

    There are many things about food and drink that I will readily admit confound me. How did salty, slimy fish eggs become a delicacy an ounce of which cost more than my monthly rent? What is the obsession with food so spicy, it literally hurts to eat it? If Anthony Bourdain weren't famous, would he be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Reality Bites: The Bad Girls Club - Las Vegas

    There are a million reality shows on the naked television. We're going to watch all of them, one at a time. There comes a point in reviewing shows showcasing the embarrassing antics of tattooed subhumans (Jersey Shore) or the plasticine über-rich (Real Housewives of X) where you start realizing th ... More >>

  • Music

    November 3, 2011

    Bizarre Bazaar

    Nightfly braves the daylight to take in the most popular club in Southwest Houston.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Keeping it Simple at Spanky Crawfish and Bar

    Two pounds of yum.​There is no shortage of places to get crawfish in Chinatown. During crawfish season familiar names like Boiling Crab and Crawfish and Noodles are packed with eager patrons ready for their crawfish fix. Now there is a new kid in town that could very well hold it's own. Spa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink: Five Songs For A Hangover​Every now and then after a night out, Lonesome, Onry and Mean's head feels like it's been in a fight with some guy who owns a nail gun. While we may no longer be on a regular first-name basis with morning - nor, by way of waiver, are we particularly prone to over-serving o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Avoid the Clear Beer Bottles This Cinco de Mayo

    You can't go wrong with a beautiful brown bottle.​"I don't drink much Mexican beer," laughed Justin Vann over the phone on Tuesday afternoon. I'd called on the beer and wine manager at Central Market in hopes of getting some recommendations for off-the-beaten path Mexican beers for Cinco de M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Finally...the 2011 Jim Rome Smack-Off Recap

    Glory days, well they pass you by....​"It's good to be in something from the ground floor, but I came in too late for that. But lately I get the feeling that I came in at the end, that the best is over." -- Tony Soprano In the first three minutes of the greatest television show of all-time, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Houston's Best Patios: The 10 Best to Take Your Kids

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttMaybe only have one of these at Goode Co. Taqueria if you've got the kids in tow.​​​With patio weather season in full swing, Houstonians are absolutely spoiled for places to enjoy the day outside. And sometimes all you know is that you're in the mood for a patio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    An Even Crazier 4Loko Coming Soon from the Mexican Drug Cartels

    When 4Loko just isn't enough, try meth-laced Corona.​Caffeinated beer is for amateurs. The really powerful stuff appears to be just starting to seep across the Mexican border right now. Saturday night U.S. Customs and Border Protection working the McAllen-Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today we published Katharine Shilcutt's "United States of Beer," and of course, expected beer nerds the country over to go apeshit. We closed our eyes and landed our arrow on a typical comment from one of them: Congratulations. This is the stupidest thing I've seen all day. MGD 64? WTH? I' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Five Items to Avoid -- Even Though They Sound Good

    lucianvenutian​5. Tamales Many times, I have wanted a tamale and then not wanted it a couple bites in (except maybe after that pub crawl when the little lady brought some into the bar, I don't really remember what I thought before or after that). Almost every single one ends up being drier t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Comment of the Day: Coronitas Edition

    ​Today Lennie Ambrose discussed food and drink that sound good but always disappoint, including Corona, which he said doesn't hold up much past the first sip. Which got one of our commenters kinda, well, pissy. He wrote: Get Coronitas if you're so such a slow-sipping troglodyte. We love that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Sergio Corona: Owner Of Sea Shell Store Put In Fake $28K Claim Over Gulf Spill, Feds Say

    That's gotta be a coupla thousand bucks' worth right there​Sergio Corona sells sea shells down by the sea shore -- or so he'd have the federal government believe. Corona is the first person indicted in the Southern District of Texas for fraud in connection with the Deepwater Horizon spill. Pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Happy Hour at BRC Gastropub

    Photos by Troy Fields​Some things at BRC Gastropub -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- can be hit or miss. Even the wonderful mac 'n' cheese, which was named Best Mac and Cheese in this year's Best of Houston® issue, can have performance anxiety. But one thing that isn't hit or miss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Happy Hour Scene: Richmond Chill

    ​The Place: Richmond Chill4704 Richmond Ave.713-622-0775www.ridethechill.comThe Hours: Monday through Friday 3-7 p.m.The Deals: A lot. But the basics are $2 domestic bottles and pints, $3 premiums, $3.50 "super premiums," $3 wells, and $3 wines. There are also pitcher specials and nightly spec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    One Live Humpback Whale: Local Fantasy Tour Riders

    ​Everyone probably knows that top-selling bands like Van Halen routinely demand everything short of the moon and stars for their tour contract and rider, but specifically No Brown M&Ms. Some bands have a schedule for required nourishment, or in Rush's case, for booze. The "Weekly Booze Schedul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Five Easy Steps To Beer Pairing Nirvana

    SamuelAdams.comAnd you thought only wine could be paired with food.​No, we're not talking about the way the subtle notes of ice-cold rocky mountain air in that Coors Light accentuate the cool ranch flavor in Doritos, not here at least. The knowledge that different varieties of beer compliment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    A Day At Play In The HPMA Showcase Sandbox

    James BrickerWhy did CHangoMan strike Aftermath as "Spanish Kenny Loggins?" Read on...​​You know how when you were a little kid and you came home from school after playing all day in the sandbox, and then your mom told you to go take a bath and you're like, "okay mom" and then you do and ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Tips from Rick Bayless - with Beer!

    ​We recently headed over to Sam's Club to pick up some provisions. After our customary Polish Hot Dog Combo for $1.50 plus tax, we headed over to the beer aisle. This place always has a limited beer selection, with a few standards like the 24-pack of Corona 7-ounce bottles or the Shiner Fami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Game Time: Jim Rome Smack-Off 2010, A Five-Time Champ Weighs In

    The Rome show may have mellowed, but the Smack-Off still delivers​If you're a sports fan in the Year 2010, you probably know who Jim Rome is. If you read my blog posts each day, you almost definitely know who Jim Rome is.For those who don't, I'll be brief with the history lesson -- Rome is a syndi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Mexican Microbrews Hit Houston

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​The first thing that struck me about the cans of Sierra Madre that were delivered to my office was that they looked almost cartoonish, like one of the Simpsons illustrators had created a satirical beer based on an amalgam of a Coors Light can and a Corona bottle. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs We Are Least Thankful For, Part 2

    ​This was the first year that He Said made a conscious effort to listen to what was going on outside his self-imposed protective bubble of metal and proto-punk. We sort of took it as one of the facets of our job to actually pay attention to the stuff that was going on in the greater sphere in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Former Anchor Sues KPRC For Defamation

    Photo courtesy of KPRCWendy CoronaFormer KPRC Channel 2 anchorwoman Wendy Corona is suing her former news station, alleging breach of contract and defamation. According to the lawsuit recently filed in Harris County District Court, Corona signed a four-year contract with KPRC starting in April 2006. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Absolute Nightmare For Some Kids

    The Portillo children walked into a nightmare. They were coming home from school Wednesday afternoon. But when they entered their southwest Houston home at 12706 Corona, they found their parents, Antonio and Rosa Portillo, dead. Houston police say both parents had gunshot wounds. They were pronounce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Sprucing Up In Port Arthur: Get Those Cars Off The Lawn!

    Starting today, folks in Port Arthur who park on their front lawns need to think of other places to park.As part of a measure to spruce up the place, the city council approved an ordinance allowing the city to fine folks who think the best place to park the ol' pickup is right in front of the porch. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    Negra Modelo Now on Draft in Houston (and Phoenix)

    Man, there are some times I wonder how I can get out of bed and face my working days. One such was yesterday. When our feared Web editor Keith Plocek sent out a call for “volunteers” to go taste the new-in-America draft Modelo beers, I gritted my teeth and took it for the team. As one of the old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    The Spread: Treasures on Westheimer

    Walking through the metal detector at Treasures, I wondered how the buffet would stack up against the gold standard that is Golden Corral. Things got off to a good start when an attractive young woman at the hostess’s stand said I had a nice profile – that kinda thing almost never happens at Gol ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2007
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    May 11, 2006

    Patriot Game

    What's a real American to do on Cinco de Mayo?

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    Back in the USSR

    Break out the vodka -- The Nightfly tours Houston's Russian-themed bars

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Smells Like Indie Spirit

    Music that made the world safe for the word ³alternative² again

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Smells Like Indie Spirit

    Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again

  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Northside Rumble

    Hollister Fracus prepares to invade the Inner Loop

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Dark Riders

    The good, the bad and the ugly rock-star performance contracts

  • Dining

    April 18, 2002

    Short Courtship

    A whirlwind romance with The Little Havana

  • Dining

    May 17, 2001

    Remembrance of Eggs Past

    Maybe nutrition isn't a one-size-fits-all proposition

  • Dining

    May 18, 2000

    Moving Up the Food Chain

    East End dive no more, Ostioneria Puerto Vallarta is a polychrome palace where seafood and Elvis are king

  • Dining

    July 29, 1999

    Warm and Welcoming and Good Margaritas

    El Tiempo makes you want to forgive its mistakes

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