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Dublin (Ireland)

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    An Irish Cocktail With The Taste of Texas

    Jameson Irish Whiskey and Q Ginger Ale with a slice of Texas grapefruit isn't just for St. Patrick's Day.

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Top 5 Cheese Plates in Houston

    When a menu offers a cheese plate, there's a 99 percent chance I am going to order it. Especially if it comes with a variety of breads, crackers, fruits, meats, and preserves or jams. Each of these enhance the cheese -- and you can make a meal out of an appetizer. Whether you want to munch on some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Craic Is Back: Saluting Rory Miggins With Irish Stew & Celtic Rock

    Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, which is fine by Seamuis Strain. The more, the merrier, he says. But, he reasons, the annual Miggins Memorial Irish Music Festival & Stew Cook-Off -- which returns for its seventh installment Saturday at Lucky's Pub, from noon to 6 p.m. -- is Houston's event ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Jack Daniel's and Ginger: Does The Ginger Ale Make a Difference?

    Jack Daniel's and Ginger Ale isn't as simple as it may seem.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Trivium, Willie Nelson, Moon Taxi, etc.

    Trivium, Devildriver Warehouse Live, November 17 Across six albums, Florida's Trivium has refined an aggressive blend of thrash and metalcore generally too heavy for rock radio, but with enough melody for them to cultivate a sizable and devoted underground following. Last month they released Vengan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Rodrigo y Gabriela at House of Blues, 7/21/2013

    Rodrigo y Gabriela House of Blues July 21, 2013 I've never been huge on the metal genre, always appreciative of what those musicians do, but never adapting my ears to the music's volume and intensity. Strap two acoustic guitars on some serious metal players, though, and the story changes. Rodrigo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Will UH and Rice Play in The Dubai Bowl?

    Very few people have ever said that there are not enough college football games. Yet if the smaller, minor conferences have their way, then more college bowl games we'll be getting. And these bowl games won't just be in any minor location like Phoenix or New Orleans, they'll be in Dubai and Dublin a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Mark E. Smith: 10 Outrageous Quotes By The Fall Front Man

    Since The Fall's humble beginnings as a learned, literary group of misanthropes in 1976, the one consistent factor of the band has been the insane rambling of legendary front man Mark E. Smith. Smith is known as either an idiot, an asshole, or a brilliant genius. Sometimes all three at once. He is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    The Texas 30: The Third Runners-Up, Albums 60-51

    Friday, Rocks Off told you about our "Texas 30" project, compiling a list of the best 30 albums of the past 30 years. Today we're about to show you the first of three bubbling-under appetizer lists we did just to put a little oil on the gears. Here, starting with No. 60, is where it gets interestin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    First Look at The Burger Guys' New, Swanked-Up Downtown Location

    I'll be honest: The first thing I noticed when I walked into The Burger Guys' spiffy new downtown location at 706 Main wasn't the expanded dining room (which seats three times as many guests than its original Westheimer location) nor the artwork and TV screens that hung from the sunflower-yellow wal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Allen Pinkett Suspended 3 Games For Having The Backs Of Dudes Suspended For 1 Game

    "I've always felt like to have a successful team you've got to have a few bad citizens on the team." Allen Pinkett, in an interview last week with 670-WSCR in Chicago Last week, on the way to the airport to hop a flight over to Dublin, Ireland, so that he could handle his weekly color analyst dutie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    College Football Week 1: 4 Winners, 4 Losers Among Coaches, Heisman Candidates, QBs

    Thursday night college football is fun. The Friday night ESPN game, at least under the magical watch of Joe Tessitore, has become somewhat sneaky over the years. But the college football season truly begins on that first Saturday. So when I fired up the television Saturday morning, then and only th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    The Six Worst One-Game Uniforms You'll See In The 2012 College Football Season

    Look good, feel good, play good? Not in these cases. This list doesn't include full-time offenders like Houston, who substituted a perfectly slick design for a blob. Instead, these universities -- some with long traditions -- will subject us to a fashion upchuck on select game days.

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Charalambides Guitarist Tom Carter On the Mend

    Tom Carter, guitarist for Charalambides, the influential and prolific ex-Houston avant-garde/psychedelic duo, is out of intensive care and recovering at a rehabilitation hospital in Ahrenshoop, Germany after awakening from a medically induced coma last week. Carter's bandmate and ex-wife, Christina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    The 5 Best Fat Tony Lyrics Involving Food and Drink

    Rappers and food go together like peanut butter and bacon (trust me here): Bun B is a well-known supporter of Houston's food scene -- and especially its food trucks. This past Thursday night, the Houston rapper (and one half of rap duo UGK) was spotted at Grand Prize Bar chowing down on some of The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Top 5 Sodas That Aren't Coke or Pepsi

    "No Coke...Pepsi!" Belushi's classic SNL skit is actually an homage to The Billy Goat Tavern, a dingy burger place in Chicago where you will be yelled at for your order, where they really do only serve Pepsi, and there are no fries, only chips. I've checked the place out and eaten a burger there - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    From The Sky Down: U2's "Bittersweet Song Of Disunity"

    What was the last great U2 album? Now, before you go and get your snotty Henry Rollins quotes lined up, recall that there was a period in the mid- to late 1980s when the Dublin foursome were both the biggest and most critically acclaimed band on the planet before veering off into sonic experimentat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    The Boys are Back...and Sometimes in Town

    You may think you've traveled a long way to get to a show, but it's unlikely you gone the distance that Stephen O'Brien has. In 2003 the Dublin, Ireland-based musician flew to Austin, primarily to catch a gig by King's X and, as an added bonus, maybe soak up the city. He must have like it because he ... More >>

  • Film

    January 19, 2012

    Girl Fight

    Steven Soderbergh and his MMA star make impact with Haywire.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Robb Walsh: If you were wondering what the kerfuffle over Dublin Dr Pepper was all about last week, Robb Walsh has a simple and concise explanation for the uproar: "Why the corporate headquarters of Dr Pepper/Snapple found it necessary to close down the oldest Dr Pepper bottler in Texas and a living ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where your Pizza Boomerangs are no match for our Nacho Javelins. The roundup was slightly less weekly last week, because - and this is true - I spent the morning in the emergency room having tests done and several dozens of vials of blood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    First Look at Local Foods

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttStep up and order at Local Foods.​Let's get one thing out of the way first: Stop blaming benjy's for Antone's demise. I'm the first to say that I miss the old Antone's in Rice Village like I miss Elvis. So come on now: We can all agree that Antone's closed before it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Recipe: Dr Pepper Peanut Brittle

    I sublet my apartment this summer, and when I returned, there were four cans of Dr Pepper in my fridge. I can probably count on one hand the sodas I really do not care for, and sadly (non-Dublin) Dr Pepper is among them. Dumping all four cans down the drain seemed like a colossal waste, not to ment ... More >>

  • News

    September 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    And now we leave you with your weekly allotment of Gosh Darned Handsome.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've decided to postpone our Eating Our Words George Bush Park Barbecue, Fireworks, and Oily Rags Extravaganza until further notice. We know, we were loo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Crusty Texan Bounces Watch The Throne From Amazon's Top MP3 Album Spot

    Now Kanye has something else to cry about.​Proving once again that old age and treachery beats youth and skill every time, grizzled Texas singer-songwriter emeritus Guy Clark has knocked Jay-Z & Kanye West's Watch the Throne from the top MP3 albums sales spot on Amazon.com. Employing the same ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Five Alternatives to the Root Beer Float

    Joanna O'LearyVariation on the Boston Cooler. Note: Only use Diet Ginger Beer if your supermarket strangely lacks Regular.​Liquid desserts are ideal for summer, and while I love a good milkshake, sometimes I like a little carbonation with my ice cream. A root beer float is the obvious choice; ... More >>

  • News

    July 14, 2011

    Montrose Muffled

    Residents take sides on bar noise issue.

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Katharine Shilcutt wrote about Dr Pepper sort of suing itself - that is, parent company Dr Pepper Snapple suing the Dublin Dr Pepper plant for allegedly violating the terms of its franchise agreement. Which led commenter Stuart Reb Donald to present his theory about what's going on: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Happy Birthday Tetris: 7 Covers of the Game's Theme

    ​Rocks Off has learned a lot from video games over the years. Super Mario Bros. 3 taught us that the sun is an angry, malice-filled demon who will stop at nothing until you're dead (It's a 102 degrees as we write). Bioshock taught us that taking Ayn Rand a too seriously leads to fighting genet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Save Ferris: Pop-Culture Origins Of 16 Famous Band Names

    Groovehouse​This one's for the pop-culture junkies. For those who, like us, are tickled by all forms of pop media, whether it be literature, film or music... this list encompasses them all. A surprisingly high quantity of bands have named themselves after books, songs, and films; some are obvi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Alternatives for Your Iglesia-less Britney Spears Tour

    Not opening for Britney, he doesn't.​By now you've all heard the devastating news; not about the continuing problems at Japan's Fukushima nuclear facility, though that's still pretty important...I guess -- no, I'm of course referring to Enrique Iglesias's decision to bail on the just-announced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Lluther: Inside The Mystery Of The Extra "L"

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. ​Rock is dead, but every once in a while Rocks Off likes to diddle the corpse. The subject of our latest necrophilia is an alternative-rock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Good-Bye, Guinness; Hello, Stout

    ​St. Patrick's Day, or at least its observance in America, is not very Irish. The modern manifestation of the Saint's feast bears some resemblance to its original tradition - a respite from the Lenten fast being one example. But while the Irish take March 17 (or the appropriate offset date ma ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    NFL & College Football -- Weekend's Best Bets

    Does not look like fun​Before I get into the Best Bets for this weekend, a public service announcement for those of you traveling to Singapore any time soon. They still cane people there. Just ask former Florida State tight end Kamari Charlton. He is over in Singapore as you read this helping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Eight Delicious Goth Covers Of Mainstream Hit Songs

    ​The Halloween season is upon us, which means that the powers that be have let Gothtopia run amuck just a bit in bringing you music of a darker persuasion. Usually, Gothtopia and the Wife With One F would be at Numbers on Halloween vaccinating ourselves for snakebites with vodka and cranberr ... More >>

  • Film

    July 29, 2010

    No Happily Ever After Included

    Fairy tale meets real life for runaway kids in Kisses.

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Blaggards Do Ireland: The Old Dublin Neighborhood, Free Drinks In Killarney

    Houston Celtic rockers - "stout" Celtic rockers - the Blaggards are back on Texas soil after a weeklong tour of Ireland, where the band mixed sightseeing with a few gigs here and there. Rocks Off asked bassist Chad Smalley if he'd share a few of the band's experiences on the Emerald Isle with us and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Blaggards Do Ireland: First Stop, The Guinness Factory And Phil Lynott Statue; Three Encores At First Dublin Gig

    Houston Celtic rockers - "stout" Celtic rockers - the Blaggards are back on Texas soil after a weeklong tour of Ireland, where the band mixed sightseeing with a few gigs here and there. Rocks Off asked bassist Chad Smalley if he'd share a few of the band's experiences on the Emerald Isle with us and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Butterfly Explosion at SXSW: Irish Shoegaze in a Basement Rec Room

    Shoegazer shoes Butterfly Explosion March 17 Habana, Austin, Texas When you go see a band because they're labeled "shoegaze," you get a smile on your face when you see them set up 19 different foot pedals on the stage. You don't need to double-check your SXSW schedule. You know you're in the right ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    For St. Patrick's Day: Five Iconic (And Not At All Stereotypical) Irish Characters

    It's St. Patrick's Day again, which means everyone not visibly non-white will claim Irish heritage to better justify their criminal alcohol abuse and the Celtics will -- for one day, at least -- be the most celebrated sports franchise in the land. You're probably all well acquainted with how to act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    For St. Patrick's Day: Five Irish Movies You Need To See

    Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, when everyone's Irish, yadda yadda yadda.How best to get ready for it? Watching a movie tonight would be one way. Unfortunately, a lot of the "great" Irish movies suck. The Quiet Man? Oy vey. Maureen O'Hara is nicely feisty, but John Wayne is as wooden as ever and the ... More >>

  • Film

    January 7, 2010

    No Luck Among the Irish

    Amy Adams is trapped in the land of blarney, cow pies and forced humiliation.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    St. Patrick's Day Special: Ten Great Irish (Or Irish-American) Musicians and Bands

    St. Patrick's Day is, well, today, so, rather than hit the pub to celebrate - which we'll probably still do, to be honest - we thought we'd put together a mixtape for you of our favorite Irish and Irish-American bands along with a favorite tracks by them. Pint of Guinness and shot of Jameson sold se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    St. Patrick's Day Special: Donohoe & Grimes' cover of Denis Leary's "Traditional Irish Folk Song"

    Fun Fact: On November 21, 1920, Michael Collins' squad of fighters killed 14 British Army officers, police officers and civilians, wounding five. In retaliation, members of British paramilitary group "The Auxiliaries" drove their trucks into Dublin's Croke Park during a soccer match and began random ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Tonight: The Chieftains at Jones Hall

    As Rocks Off mentioned in last week's print article, Chieftains founder Paddy Moloney is a bit of a talker. Furthermore, his lilting Irish brogue is so enchanting it's easy to get lost in it and forget whatever you asked him in the first place - and he rambles so much he probably forgets too. Luckil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    Aftermath: Islands at Walter's on Washington

    Photos by Brigitte B. Zabak Islands, a sextet of indie rockers from Montreal, Quebec, didn’t always have it quite so together. The last couple of years have been an unstable buoy upon which lead singer/songwriter Nicholas Thorburn floated unsteadily, waiting for people with the right combin ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 5, 2008

    Bootlegging Dr Pepper

    The demand for sugar-sweetened Dublin Dr Pepper has never been higher — just ask the bootleggers

  • Dining

    November 2, 2006

    SHAY MCELROY'S

    OATMEAL COOKIE

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