Elaine Benes

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Top 5 "Big Salads" to Try in Houston*

    *First, let me be clear that in selecting the items on this list, I was operating under the Elaine Benes definition of a "big salad." As you Seinfeld fans might remember, Jerry initially said that a "big salad" contains "big lettuce, big carrots, tomatoes like volleyballs," but in another episode, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Last Night: The Killers at Bayou Music Center

    The Killers, The Virgins Bayou Music Center May 8, 2013 On a less than steamy May evening, a packed house at Bayou Music Center waited patiently in a temperature more commonly associated with Bonnaroo or Dengue Fever. About 30 minutes later than expected burst another hot entity, Brandon Flowers, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Jerry Sandusky's Ill-Advised Statement on Joe Paterno

    On Sunday morning at 9:25 a.m. EST, legendary Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno was pronounced dead at the age of 85 after losing a swift battle with lung cancer. As you all know, Paterno had spent the waning moments of his existence as one of the more polarizing figures in sports as colle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    The Heat, My God, the Heat: When Will Summer Finally End?

    Raining down fire and brimstone instead of water.​Elaine Benes used to date David Puddy on the show Seinfeld. He claimed to be a Christian -- sporting a fish symbol on his car, tuning his radio to Christian stations and the like -- but encouraged his girlfriend to do sinful things on his behal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Behold, The Ridiculous LeBron James Tattoo (and 5 Other Ridiculous Tattoos Of Celeb Faces)

    Who would ever regret this?​I've never understood the whole "tattoo" thing. From the time I was a kid when a tattoo (or set of tattoos) pretty much meant you were either a) a social outcast, b) in some sort of fratenrity, or c) in the service), the concept of drilling yourself with a painful ... More >>

  • News

    April 7, 2011

    Play Ball, Baby

    A new season for the Astros, and hopefully a new team.

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Milo the Drink: Five Things to Expect, If You Know Milo Hamilton

    Now you can drink the essence of Milo​A friend of the blog took this photo of an amazing drink called Milo. It's popular in Australia, Wiki tells us, but here in Houston -- home of Houston Astro play-by-play legend Milo Hamilton -- it seems especially apt. We've never tasted the stuff, but j ... More >>

  • News

    February 3, 2011

    Jerry's Time to Shine

    Speaking truth about Super Bowl XXXVIII.

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    It's A Good Time To Be Apartment-Hunting In Houston

    It's a great time to be looking for an apartment in Houston, assuming you have the money to do so.O'Connor & Associates reports that vacancies are up and rents are down across Houston. November "marked the fourteenth consecutive for declining occupancy, while rents on both a per unit and per squ ... More >>

  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Sammy's Way

    A former Gallant Knight singer hopes to conquer downtown with his own club