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  • Culture

    September 4, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Where the Streets Have New Names: 20 Houston Streets that Change Names

    It's tough enough to get around in Houston with traffic, accidents and messy spider web of freeways. If you just moved here, you're probably having a difficult enough time figuring out the difference between the Southwest Freeway and U.S. 59 (hint: there is none, but more on that later) and then one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    The Top 10 Bars Where Your Dog Will Be Welcome, Too

    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, coffeeh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Bars to Cure Your New Year's Eve Hangover

    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, coffeeh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Top 10 Bars, Clubs & Ice Houses In Midtown

    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, coffeeh ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 4, 2013

    Tucanos Brazilian Grill Opens

    Sugar Land finally has a traditional Brazilian restaurant.

  • Music

    February 28, 2013

    Molly Flogs Houston

    Flogging Molly makes the walls sweat at the House of Blues.

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Revisiting Robertson Stadium's Forgotten Concert History

    After years of dreaming, planning and even a little begging, the University of Houston broke ground on a new on-campus football stadium this month. It's a pretty darn exciting development for the Cougars that marks the beginning of a new era of UH athletics: The program will play its first season in ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 14, 2013

    Mytiburger Is on the Way

    New owner Shawn Salyers shows up to save the day.

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    A Young Person's Guide to Houston's Historic Blues Venues

    Houston is a sprawling metropolis of subdivisions and strip centers that retains a strong cultural hub. But this "cultural hub" has actually become more of a cultural sprawl. Especially music-wise, neighborhoods outside Loop 610 are often seen as culturally sterile, though some elements of Houston's ... More >>

  • News

    June 28, 2012
  • News

    April 19, 2012

    Two Blocks, Two Worlds

    1940 Census data for two Houston streets.

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Houston in 1940: One Block in the Museum District & One in the Third Ward, According to Newly Released Census Data

    Census data becomes open to the public after 72 years, so the U.S. government has just released the 1940 census for perusal. That's the good news. The bad news is the data is put together in a maddeningly frustrating way. You can't look up individuals by name, only by address. The handwriting can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Stephen Caronna Of Piola

    ​The first time I went to Piola, I thought "damn, this place is bright." It had been a crappy, rainy Monday. I was hungry and in a nasty mood, but the place actually cheered me up. It was happy hour, and I ended up getting pretty happy. I ordered a few French 75s for $5 each and the Rio de Jan ... More >>

  • Music

    December 1, 2011

    Patron Saint

    Saint Dane's Bar & Grille is easy to miss, but hard to forget.

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Rock & Roll: Invented In Houston?

    Project Row Houses/ houstondeco.comThe Eldorado Ballroom around the time Ted Williams would have been covering it for the Houston Informer​Rocks Off is pulling double shifts this week - are we ever - so on our "break" that ended a few minutes ago, we repaired to a nearby watering hole for a co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Eldorado Ballroom: A Concise History By Dr. Roger Wood

    David Bush/ houstondeco.comThe Eldorado Ballroom in 2006​Rocks Off was pleased as punch to report last week that, thanks to the efforts of the Texas Blues Project's R. Eric Davis and Project Row Houses, which has owned the historic Third Ward venue since 1999, the Eldorado Ballroom will receiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Eldorado Ballroom To Receive Texas Historical Marker

    Project Row Houses/ houstondeco.orgThe Eldorado Ballroom in the 1940s​A year ago, Third Ward had no music-related official Texas historical markers. Soon, it will have two. Last month, the Texas Historical Commission approved a marker application filed by Project Row Houses for the Eldorado B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: John Brand of Las Canarias and Pesca on the River

    ​San Antonio's John Brand is executive chef at Las Canarias at the Omni La Mansion del Rio, along with Pesca on the River at the Watermark Hotel. We were able to catch him during a brief visit to Houston, when we discussed the process of writing corporate menus -- and how to coax a secret barb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Sole of Houston: Passing the Torch

    ​It's been a while since I've posted in the Sole of Houston, and truth be told, ever since David Beebe moved to Marfa and I got a bike, we've kinda hung up our walking shoes. But that's just us. A guy named Brent Zius is picking up the slack. This Monday, Zius plans to walk an even longer st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Memories of Mai's

    Photo by Longhorn Nation​As the whole world knows by now, popular Midtown Vietnamese Restaurant Mai's caught fire yesterday. This Houston institution is so popular, the fire has even gained national coverage outside of the culinary community, which is quite an amazing feat. So why do we mour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Get Funky at Aurora Picture Show's "Soul Nite" at the Eldorado Ballroom

    ‚Äč The Eldorado Ballroom, the boxy Deco warehouse on the corner of Elgin and Dowling, will once again be filled with the sounds of soul thanks to Aurora PIcture Show and film curator Peter Lucas, who are presenting Soul Nite Saturday at 7 p.m. The ballroom, the epicenter of Houston's black musical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Openings and Closings: 2009 Edition

    ​The year gone by marked some very exciting restaurant openings (such as Haven, Branchwater Tavern, Yelapa Playa Mexicana and Stella Sola) and some equally important closings (such as Cafe Annie, Bedford, Las Alamedas and Felix Mexican Restaurant). To close out the yea ... More >>

  • Music

    October 22, 2009

    Cap'n Kittens and Friends

    Whatever its name, Avant Garden is a cornerstone of bohemian Houston.

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    RIP, Late Nite Pie

    Late Nite Pie, the longtime bastion of 2:00 a.m. pizzas in Midtown, closed two weeks ago according to anecdotal reports. Not wishing to believe this was true, I headed out to Late Nite Pie this past weekend and poked around on a Sunday morning.  No signs on the doors, nothing out of orde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Late Nite Pie Takes a Dirt Nap

    Late Nite Pie, the longtime bastion of 2:00 a.m. pizzas in Midtown, closed two weeks ago according to anecdotal reports. Not wishing to believe this was true, I headed out to Late Nite Pie this past weekend and poked around on a Sunday morning.  No signs on the doors, nothing out of orde ... More >>

  • Music

    January 15, 2009
  • Dining

    December 4, 2008
  • Dining

    October 16, 2008
  • Music

    February 28, 2008
  • Music

    October 18, 2007

    Tuesday's Gone

    An unexpected adventure starts at Late Nite Pie

  • News

    October 12, 2006

    The Sole of Houston

    Hi. I'm John Lomax, and I'm a pedestrian. My friend, Uncle Tick, and I walked down 16-plus miles of Westheimer. This is our story.

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Houston's Food Nazis

    Some are curmudgeonly but intriguing. Others are just a bad trip to S&M land.

  • Calendar

    March 23, 2006

    Love the Glove

    See Delilah Montoya’s million-dollar babies

  • Culture

    October 6, 2005

    Keepin' On

    New Orleans artists find refuge -- and studios -- in Houston

  • Culture

    July 21, 2005

    Classic Christie

    Spider's Web is a thriller with twists and turns galore

  • Calendar

    April 28, 2005

    Making the Videos

    Rub elbows with the pros at the HBCU Film Festival

  • Calendar

    November 11, 2004

    Block Party

    The Third Ward gets down and artsy with the "48 Hours" fest

  • Calendar

    June 17, 2004

    Sexy Seventy-Something

    A documentary looks under the skirt of Wendy Chicago

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2003

    The Art of Retail

    Pop-art star Peter Max hawks his wares in Houston

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2003

    You Fix It, You Keep It

    Third Ward kids get their own wheels

  • News

    November 6, 2003
  • News

    July 31, 2003

    Watershed Election?

    A new group wants to push an anti-flooding agenda

  • Film

    September 30, 1999

    Desert Gold

    An imaginative Three Kings skewers the combat genre

  • News

    April 15, 1999

    Fighting Chances

    Third Ward boxing club gives kids a place, a goal, a change

  • Dining

    January 21, 1999

    Cali Sandwiches

    Big hugs, tasty poor boys and durian -- if you dare

  • Calendar

    July 24, 1997
  • Dining

    February 1, 1996

    Poor Boy Riches

    At Original New Orleans Po-Boys, the treasures are Southern-fried

  • Calendar

    June 9, 1994
  • News

    December 30, 1993

    HPD's Barren Lot

    The Houston Police Department sideswipes the city's landscape ordinance

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