• Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Lenten Promises Music Lovers Can Actually Keep

    One of the best friends I've ever had in this life was Ann Ball. At the Catholic high school I graduated from, she was my English teacher during my senior year. Ann was a little older than I, but a large margin wiser. She smoked like a Texas City refinery and let us crash on her sofas when we were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Attention, Houston! M&M's MEGA Have Landed

    Of all the complaints about M&M's I've had over the years, size has never been an issue. I've been perturbed by the persistent existence of the gross dark chocolate raspberry flavor and irritated there's never been a re-release of the "strawberried peanut butter" version. But weight and girth? I ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 28, 2013

    Top 10 Ice Cream Spots

    Rest of the best 2013.

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance: The Definitive Zapruder

    Back in 2008, my daughter Judy Anne was ten years old. Like most young girls between the ages of 5 and 12 back in 2008, she was an avid fan of the television show Hannah Montana. Like a BIG fan, to the extent that I would find random Hannah Montana songs in the "Purchased" folder on my iPod every ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Kaufman County Copycat Killings?

    Most people reading about the killings of Kaufman County officials earlier this year - Mark Hasse, an assistant district attorney was shot on the courthouse steps in January, then District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife were found dead in their home on Easter weekend - responded with the appro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Michael Brown: He Was Quietly Released From Jail Last Week

    It was truly a Good Friday for ex-hand surgeon Michael "She Had a Nice Ass, and I Was Hard" Brown, who was released from Harris County Jail March 28, after serving about 20 days of his 180-day sentence. Although Harris County Family Court Judge Sheri Dean denied Brown's request for an early releas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Five Ways the Inaugural Mass is Different from the Presidential Inauguration

    Pope Francis had his inaugural mass in the Vatican Square and, much like a presidential inauguration, a bunch of people came from all corners to bear witness. In some ways, the two inaugurations are not that dissimilar. There is singing. There are speeches. There are glimpses of the new pope and pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Catherine Rodriguez, Pastry Chef at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

    Since the age of 18, Catherine Rodriguez has been a rockstar at making pastries and desserts. She started her culinary career at the Institut Villa Pierrefeu in Gilon, Switzerland, then traveled back to the states to improve and develop her pastry and dessert skills in California at various kitchens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    For Valentine's Day: A Few Musical Bone-Zone Bummers

    Today the Internet is awash with song suggestions to help you get your honeys into a sexin' mood, but I've collected some stories from completely real people that I in no way made up to serve as a warning that your Valentine's playlist has got to be foolproof. I've chosen four to prove that with on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Houston YouTube History: Commercials

    For this first edition Houston YouTube history, we look at Houston's television commercial history, a world filled with mufflers, savings-crazed furniture magnates, dearly departed theme parks, professional ballplayers, and food, tons of food. Everywhere. Food. REWIND: Time-Trippin': Great Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    FFL Highlights (Fan Fighting League) -- Special Turkish Wheelchair Basketball Exhibition Bout

    Much has been made over the last decade or two of the rise of popularity (and skill, quite frankly) in international basketball. Many trace it back to the 1992 USA Dream Team's ceremonious romp through the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Ask any international star today between the age of 30 and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: Festival Chicano's Daniel Bustamante

    Who? Two weekends ago, Rocks Off attended the 33rd annual Festival Chicano at Miller Outdoor Theatre. We were surprised and delighted to see almost 30,000 fans of Tejano music come out to support a movement that many have written off as dormant and dead. The man behind the success of the event is M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    6 Thoughts on Tim Tebow's Lifetime Membership in the Museum of Sex

    This past summer, my employer was kind enough to give me a few extra days off around the Fourth of July. Rather than go on an exotic journey somewhere far less humid than Houston, I opted to stay in Houston to relax and experience a few of the Houston landmarks I'd yet to see in my twelve years here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Zach Adams of The Pass & Provisions on Switchblade Swizzles

    This week we asked readers who they'd like to see profiled in upcoming editions of Bartender Chat. Zach Adams was not only mentioned multiple times, he also happens to be working behind the bar at The Pass & Provisions, which just opened. A new chef-driven concept from Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terren ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2012

    2012 Summer Guide

    A new minor league baseball team, a new amusement park, the urban wilderness of Buffalo Bayou, food, concerts and plays — Houston, prepare to get your summer on.

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Revising A Classic: Seven-Layer Bars

    "Seven layer bars," also known as "magic bars," are one of my favorite baked goods, falling just behind chewy chocolate chip cookies. You may wonder why, then, I would ever mess with the traditional recipe, which calls for butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, coconut, nuts (usually walnuts), sweeten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    ​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where opinions are like nipples: everybody has four or five weird ones. We started the week off right by not at all clearing up the confusion regarding the difference between fish sauce and nuoc mam. The conclusion: Vietnamese restauran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Tops Drop: A Larger-Than-Life Fat Tuesday Playlist

    ​Happy Fat Tuesday, y'all! Rocks Off mentioned in a previous post, about rappers and Houston restaurants, that some of the best artists are "Big" and "Fat": Big Pokey, Fat Pat, Big Moe, etc. Every day is Fat Tuesday for these rappers. They're all about overindulgence and that's why we love th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    My Favorite Seasonal Candy

    As I popped open my first St. Arnold's Spring Bock of the year, my mind turned to the passage of time. Mercurial in nature and impossible to halt, time offers us an ineffable, constant partner in life's dance. Spring becomes summer, summer becomes fall. Winter dawns and is swallowed up by the gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    West Texas Teardrops: Earmuffs, But No Sellout, In Austin

    Ed. Note: This past weekend, Houston alternative/screamo rockers The Last Place You Look opened for Unwritten Law in Lubbock, Odessa, and Austin, and invited Rocks Off's Matthew Keever along. See links for Part 1 and Part 2. credTLPYL give it their all at Emo's.​After two nights in a row of s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Robin Lynn Bell: Drags Toddler Through Traffic, Drives Off With Kid Dangling Out Window (Allegedly)

    Not to be messed with​Apparently Robin Lynn Bell is not handling the break-up with her baby's father very well. The 24-year-old northside woman, whom court records list as packing over 300 pounds on her 5' 3" frame, has been charged with apparently related crimes three times this year, most re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Ethnic and Geopolitical Culinary Stereotypes as Expressed Through Google; Or, Why Do White People Eat Breakfast?

    Yes, this exact thing is taking place in Thailand right now. Except not really.​The interesting thing about Google is that we ask it the kind of deeply intimate questions that we would never ask another human being, even a friend or loved one. Embarrassing questions; compromising questions; da ... More >>

  • News

    April 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Jesus Is On the Mainline: The Son Of God In Rock & Roll

    ​With Easter Sunday coming up, we delved into all the instances of Jesus Christ in rock and roll. He's been a popular lyrical subject since he was born over 2,000 years ago, and his family enterprise runs neck and neck with sex when it comes to the entire lyrical history of music. Hymns or lov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    For some reason, this picture of the wine festival at Brenner's makes us very excited about the commencement of filming on The Hobbit.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where our constant tinkering in God's domain is about to pay off with the imminent discovery of a ... More >>

  • News

    April 14, 2011

    Bikes on Easements

    North-south cycling trails could be a go!

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Happy Equal Pay Day: Top Five Ways For Women To Close The Wage Gap, All By Our Damned Selves

    Today, we celebrate girl power.​April 12 is Equal Pay Day, a holiday that can only be likened to Steak and a Blowjob Day on those odd years when it also falls on Opposite Day. Yup, it's that grim. This year looks especially dismal for Texas, according to a study released by National Partners ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    God Is My Friend: Rebecca Black's "Friday" Gets A Holy Overhaul

    To sate the born-again masses, Rebecca Black's "Friday" has been given a Christ-filled overhaul courtesy of young singer Sadie B, complete with church-championing lyrics and the handy lesson that Monday comes after church.

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    March 31, 2011
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    March 17, 2011

    Robin Jeanette Jordan: Sole Arrest So Far in Raid on Fort Bend Cul-de-Sac Cathouse

    Hookers in Pecan Grove. Who knew?​Apparently, pecans weren't the only nuts hanging in the Richmond, Texas suburb of Pecan Grove. Authorities based both there and here in Houston say that 37-year-old Robin Jeanette Jordan, a.k.a. "Lianna," has been involved in an Internet-based prostitution r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    NoTsuOh Ultimate Frisbee Team Immortalized in Celluloid

    www.facebook.comThe boys from NoTsuOh at Paganello.​The Houston-based ultimate team NoTsuOh may not have been a legend around these parts, but mention the name to beach Frisbee players in Rimini, Italy, and you may very well hear somebody utter the word "dynasty." Formed by Sean McCall in 20 ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2010

    ILLEGAL from Terry Greene Sterling

    Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone.

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Win A Pair Of Tickets To Odd Pair

    ​More than half the tickets to our upcoming Odd Pair event at Absolve on July 25 have already been snapped up. Have you bought yours yet? Like its namesake column, Odd Pair will present an array of eight different tasting stations -- each with a food and wine pairing quite unlike anything you' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    I Would Tweet 4 U: What If Prince Were On Twitter?

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray/ Click image to enlarge (trust us)​Sadly, Prince will not be releasing his next album online, despite being one of the first artists to release music exclusively on the Internet. He recently pronounced the Internet as "over," remarking, "All these comput ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Did You Know Houston Has Had the Same Official Song Since 1915? Maybe It's Time for a New One.

    We don't know if it's the election or what - actually it's not, but bear with us - but this afternoon Rocks Off got to wondering whether or not Houston had its own official song, lyrics and music officially sanctioned and ratified to embody the Space/Bayou City's hopes and dreams. This being Housto ... More >>