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  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Cinco de Mayo Celebrations & A Suckling Pig Throwdown

    Cinco de Mayo @ El Big Bad Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. 419 Travis Cinco de Mayo is on a Monday this year (boo!), but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate early on Saturday (yay!). El Big Bad will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing into the wee hours of Sunday morn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    18th Street Pier, Bar & Grill: San Leon's Pleasure Palace By the Bay

    "Are you havin' fun, darlin'? I sure hope you are." Our waitress, a young blonde in her mid-twenties, draws out nearly every syllable as she checks on us. We just smile and nod, a bit ashamed of the number of empty drinks strewn across the high-top table. Various fliers for local rap shows compete ... More >>

  • Music

    April 24, 2014

    18th Street Pier, Bar & Grill Is Bringing Stars to the Water

    Plastic cups and big concerts mark San Leon's antidote to Inner Loop social anxieties.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Hey, Millennials: You're Partying All Wrong. Here's How.

    Millennials, you still do all the drugs and have all the sex, but I have to break it to you -- #realtalk -- you do not know how to party. And it's bringing me down. Heading over to what's supposed to be the "jam," hosted by 24-year-old "scenesters," I always hope that there won't be finger foods b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Eli Young Band, Easton Corbin, etc. at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 7/6/2013

    93Q's "A Day In the Country" Feat. Eli Young Band, Easton Corbin, Joe Nichols and Aaron Lewis Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 6, 2013 Thirteen thousand pairs of cowboy boots, quite a few itty-bitty shorts, and a bunch of dudes in surfer-cowboy duds lined the rows at the Woodlands Pavilion this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    From House Party to House Music: A Wild Friday Night In Houston

    With a perfect combination of sun, clouds, and breeze, It felt as if Houston was making love to me as I escaped the treacherous, life-sucking fluorescent lighting of my Westchase office and moon-walked my way towards a Friday night full of booze, buds, and Budweiser. (I'm more of a Saint Arnold's dr ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 3, 2012

    Where to Party This Cinco de Mayo

    Salt, tequila and lime

  • Calendar

    May 3, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    H-Town StrEATs Offering a Menu for the Truly Brave

    Remember last week, when we told you that "ugly" food truck H-Town StrEATs would soon be getting a new wrap and a whole new look courtesy of Dos Equis? Here's why. The Mexican beer giant is bringing what it calls The Feast of the Brave, a "daring culinary Cinco de Mayo celebration," to six cities a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Is This the Ugliest Food Truck In Town?

    C'mon now. Of course it's not. The H-Town StrEATs truck may not have a fancy wrap like Happy Endings or a slick paint job like the Rice Box Truck. But it's still far from "ugly." That doesn't stop some folks from thinking so, however (and -- hey -- beauty is subjective by its very nature). Owners M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Top 5 Most Awesomely Insane Things Done By Nick Cave

    Nick Cave remains in a class by himself. On one hand, he's the most gothic person alive, but on the other he's so unique in his contributions that when we sat down to make a list of all the different eras of goth music, we simply had to leave him out because he doesn't fit anywhere. He's a statistic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    BestFest Adds Los Skarnales, The Last Place You Look, Umbrella Man & Honky Tonk Blood Trio

    Half-price GA passes = today's "Deal of the Day" GroovehousePachuco Boogie: Los Skarnales' Nestor Serrano (left) and Felipe Galvan at the 2011 Houston International Festival​The first Best of Houston® BestFest is shaping up nicely. Today it gives Rocks Off great pleasure to announce four mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Brand-New "BestFest" Moves Into Midtown September 24 & 25

    ​Rocks Off is a big believer in off-year anniversaries, so we are quite pleased to announce a brand-new festival to celebrate the 23rd edition of the Houston Press' Best of Houston® issue, which hits newsstands September 22. The Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest, "BestFest" for short, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    The Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest Is Coming

    ​We've all been busy putting together our annual Best of Houston® issue, even though it doesn't come out until September. This year we're not just celebrating the city in print and online -- we're putting on a festival. The Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest is set for September 24 a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2011
  • Music

    March 31, 2011

    Tighten Up

    Caps Piano Bar has had regulars dancing for 25 years.

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    SXSW For Dummies: Keep That Beer In Your Pocket

    Photos by Stacy SchwarzYes, that's Superbad's Michael Cera playing bass with Mister Heavenly at Bat Bar (wherever that is) Tuesday.​See more SXSW silliness from Tuesday in our slideshow. It's time: this week, hordes of bands and interlopers will descend upon Austin and do their best to take i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    "Wetback Wednesdays" At Huntsville Bar: What's The Problem?

    Not so happy for some​The Draft Bar in Huntsville has daily specials, and catchy names to go along with them.Including  "WB Wednesdays." When resident Arthur Guerrero recently asked what the "WB" stood for, television station KBTX reports, he found out it wasn't "Warner Bros."It's Wetback Wed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    BrewHaHa Grand Tasting

    Brittanie SheyA generous pour at the BrewHaHa Grand Tasting​See photos from the BrewHaHa in our slideshow. This weekend beer lovers gathered at Galveston Island's Moody Gardens for what organizers hope will be the first of many Brewmasters International Beer Festivals. Eating Our Words was th ... 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 >>

  • Dining

    July 29, 2010

    Ocean's Heaven

    Ceviche and 'ritas are the perfect summer combo.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Pop Rocks: The Ten Hottest (Non-Celebrity) Commercial Spokespersons

    ​Nobody watches commercials much these days. Digital TV recorders and the steady decline of network TV mean we no longer have to pay a lot of attention to television advertising. And anyway, companies have figured out other avenues, using the internet and people's foreheads and Jerry Bruckheim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    5 Ways Lady Gaga Could Spice Up The Astros' Season

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​Last Friday night, Rocks Off's favorite pop star, Lady Gaga, bum-rushed her way around Yankee Stadium during the opening game of the New York Yankees three-game homestand against crosstown rivals the New York Mets. Somehow she talked her way past secur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Adios Summerfest, Until Next Year

    Marc Brubaker Black Congress​Sophomore slumps apparently don't apply to Summerfest, seeing that Saturday and Sunday they came out swinging all over Eleanor Tinsley Park and Allen Parkway with Girl Talk, Slim Thug and Bun B, and the Flaming Lips, alongside dozens of Houston's best local band ... More >>

  • 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

    June 7, 2010

    Fat Tony, Uh Huh Her, Slim & Bun Beat The Summerfest Heat

    Eggs/ breakfastontour.comFat Tony popped up during the Eastern Sea's set as well.​For years, Aftermath has listened to young people complain about Houston's (supposed) lack of a music scene. He has even been guilty of believing it at times - hey, we were all young once. But over the weekend, Summe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Summerfest Short Cuts: Mix Master Mike, Kid Sister, Miniature Tigers, Etc.

    Marc BrubakerSpain Colored Orange​Spain Colored Orange: Although technical difficulties with one ticket scanner caused an enormous line of hot and restless festival-goers outside one gate, Spain Colored Orange started its set at 2:05 p.m. on the dot - before the gates had even opened. SCO informed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Fat Tony Leaks New Freestyle Track

    Marc Brubaker​Thursday night, local rapper Fat Tony sent us this leak of a freestyle he recorded back over the Christmas holidays with Tom Cruz, June James and Smash Bro. Shit like this makes us feel like badasses while sitting in our cubicle drinking coffee and fielding e-mails from PR people. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    The Eastern Sea: TV-Savvy, Wife-Approved

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to ​Summerfest, the mega-music fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2010

    Bun B Added To Summerfest; Schedule Announced

    Marco TorresBun B at Warehouse Live, April 20​ He shows up at every other show in town, so why not Summerfest? Free Press Houston and Pegstar announced today that the king of the trill, Bun B, will join Slim Thug onstage on Day 1 of the two-day event scheduled for June 5 and 6 in Eleanor Tinsley P ... More >>

  • News

    April 29, 2010

    It's Five O'clock Somewhere

    We scout out happy hour in Houston.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Happy Hour Scene: Ruby Tequila's

    Photos by Paul Knight​The large group of drunk people on the patio at Ruby Tequila's somehow managed to open the garage door that separates the bar from the outdoor area, and when they threw it open, letting in a cold blast of air, another large group of drunk people inside yelled in unison, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Double-Fisted Breakfast

    ​Sometimes nothing nips a hangover in the butt like a Bloody Mary and some greasy eggs. On Saturdays and Sundays, Maria Selma on Richmond serves up some tasty egg combinations, and it has a full bar. I have been to Maria's plenty of times for some potent margaritas and awesome ceviche, but un ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 25, 2009

    Brooklyn Gumbo

    A chef from New York City is knocking them dead in Piney Point at Jonathan's The Rub.

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Congratulations, Houston: We Were Smart Enough To Understand Those Dos Equis Ads

    Here's something we didn't know -- those Dos Equis' ads, the ones featuring the "Most Interesting Man in the World" urging us to "Stay thirsty, friends"? We here in Houston have been among the select few seeing them.As ads, they're unusual enough to catch attention -- the grizzled face of the guy, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008
  • Dining

    December 13, 2007

    Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen

    The newest Gulf seafood joint in town is knocking them dead with cheap oysters and awesome gumbo

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2007

    $13 at Mucho Mexico on North Wayside

    Where: Mucho Mexico Restaurante and Seafood Bar (formerly Molcajetes Restaurant), 1310 N. Wayside, 713-673-4598 What $13 gets you: My favorite carnitas in the city, hands down. The Carnitas Estilo Mexico plate (Mexican style carnitas) checks in at $11.90 including tax, so you'll have to drink water ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    $13 at La Carreta Mexican Restaurant

    What kind of meal can $13 buy you in restaurant-crazy Houston? We're going to find out. Armed with just $13, Houston Press staffers and freelancers are hitting the streets and eating. The rules are simple: It's $13, flat. Not $13 and change, not just under $14. $13, that's it. Olivia Flores Alvare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2007

    The Shepherd Stroll

    Although I was more or less familiar with every stretch of Shepherd Drive, I didn't know its headwaters up by I-45 and Veterans Memorial very well at all. I had a vague idea that there were a bunch of junkyards up there — but the farthest north I tend to venture up in that direction is the Sea ... More >>

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    Four Women Walk into a Bar...

    A tour of Galveston nightspots

  • News

    November 3, 2005

    The A Student

    A non-drinking student punished by her high school -- after being convicted of nothing -- fights back

  • Dining

    October 27, 2005

    Technical Difficulties

    Slick, expensive and clueless, Fox Sports Grill is a sports bar that can't deliver a hamburger

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Dark Riders

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

  • Music

    April 24, 2003

    ¡Viva México!

    The International Fest casts light on one of the world's most underrated musical nations

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    Creative Interpretations

    Vindication comes a year after "Agent 307" prevented Mahotella Queens from performing at I-Fest

  • Music

    January 8, 1998
  • Film

    July 28, 1994

    The Boy Who Knew Too Much

    Another Grisham thriller hits the screen, with middling results

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