Ernest Hemingway

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    May 15, 2014

    Fireball Cinnamon Whisky: Is It Really That Good?

    Why does everybody love Fireball Cinnamon Whisky? A taste will tell.

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    January 30, 2014

    Bartender Chat: Dale Ellington of Kata Robata

    Welcome to Eating...Our Words' Bartender Chat, in which we sit down with local bartenders and get to know their style. Whether they're slinging beers or mixing complex cocktails, bartenders are our buddies and confidants, but we're turning the tables and the camera on them to find out what they're p ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Robert Kuhn, the Well-Traveled Islander

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? They say it's difficult t ... More >>

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    November 7, 2013

    Bivalve Season Is Here

    Houston restaurants are ready to get shucking.

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    October 31, 2013

    Oyster Season Opens On November 1, And Local Restaurants Are Ready To Get Shucking

    "He first selected the smallest one ... and then bowed his head as though he were saying grace. Opening his mouth very wide, he struggled for a moment, after which all was over. I shall never forget the comic look of despair he cast upon the other five over-occupied shells. I asked him how he felt. ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Pudgy Pork Dumplings and Crisp Soft-Shell Crab

    Cafe Chino proves looks can be deceiving.

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    July 23, 2013

    Dust Off Your Coconut Bra, Houston is Getting a Tiki Bar!

    Craft breweries, upscale cocktail lounges and dive bars abound in Houston, but there's one thing you might not have even realized we're missing: A tiki bar. Husband and wife team Russell and Elizabeth Thoede are attempting to right this wrong with Lei Low, a tiki bar slated to open on North Main St ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012

    Mostly Cloudy

    Looking for David O. Russell in Silver Linings Playbook.

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    June 14, 2012
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    April 18, 2012

    Ezra Pound: Songs To Celebrate Leaving The Loony Bin

    Ezra Pound remains one of America's most genius and most controversial writers. His poetry has gone on to inspire countless artists, and as a literary editor and critic he was responsible for shaping the styles of T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, Robert Frost, and Ernest Hemingway. He was by most accounts ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    Saturday Night: Luke Bryan At Reliant Stadium

    Luke Bryan RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 3, 2012 Luke Bryan is the Ernest Hemingway of country music, in the same way that Hemingway is Subway's Cold Cut Trio of literature. Sure, it's a little simple - almost too simple, really - but it's got everything you need for a satisfying song, novel ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Top Five Fantasy Lunch Mates

    Driving home from work the other day, I found myself making a mental list. I wondered: Who would I have lunch with if time, money and social standing got thrown out the window? Would I pick an actor, singer, artist, politician? I established a few rules: 1- It can be anyone in history (no fictio ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Drinking Like Hemingway

    Making the Hemmingway Daiquiri.​It's not Ernest Hemingway's writing that influenced me. The style is still amazing, and even Hunter S. Thompson, who copied Hemingway manuscripts just to hear the rhythm of the words on his typewriter, wasn't fool enough to imitate it. I won't emulate his lege ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Vintage Cocktails: The Fine Art of the Daiquiri

    It's a fine art indeed.​The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks is a hard-to-find but indispensable cocktail manual first published in 1948. My barstained copy (it was stained before I got to it) came from a southside Houston thrift store and was marked down to $9.95. The out-of-print book now goes on A ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Creed: Critiquing Their 10 Most Heinous Lyrics

    Photos by GroovehouseCreed at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, September 2009​Hello, Creed fans. Listen, it's no secret that Creed isn't exactly Rocks Off's favorite band. Anyone at Rocks Off. In fact, it could be said that we despise them. But wait! Wait, don't go. Creed fans, we're here ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Oh, good, this will be perfect for feeding in the caterpillars in my backyard. Now where's the human food?​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, the most adventurous food blog since Ernest Hemingway's Tasty Things I've Shot.Com went under. We started the week off with a ... More >>

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    May 31, 2010

    Top 8 Post-2000 Soldier Songs

    ​Like many of you, Rocks Off has friends and family members who have served (or are serving) in our armed forces. Memorial Day is when we honor the sacrifice so many of them have made - and are still making - fighting America's wars. Songs about the hardships suffered by soldiers and their familie ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Summertime Blues: Songs As Sad As The Season

    "The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to the place where he arose..." ​So reads the prologue to Ernest Hemingway's 1926 treatise on the horrors of existential dread. In the book, Jake Barnes and a band of entirely unlikeable expat misfits flit around the globe, from Paris to P ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Bobby Heugel's Weekly Cocktail: The Hemingway Daiquiri

    ​Ernest Hemingway's drinking antics are almost as legendary as his wonderful stories, and it's no coincidence that so many of his stories emerged from the birthplace of so many great cocktails. Hemingway's association with Cuban cocktails became so infamous worldwide, hedonistic American touri ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    Craig McDonald: Print the Legend

    One good life deserves another

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    January 14, 2010

    Robert Crais: The First Rule

    Actually, there's only one rule: Don't make Joe Pike mad

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    October 14, 2009

    I Wanna Be Your Dog (Or Cat): It Was A Dark And Stormy Night At BARC...

    Because Hair Balls has been busy shopping for a decent Halloween costume this week, we needed help in writing about this latest batch of lovelies available for adoption at the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care. So we turned to members of our fantasy cricket league, which happens to include e ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009
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    July 16, 2009

    A Chat With Chef John Watt

    Tulsa-bred Chef John Watt has long toiled in the kitchens of Houston. He helped found Trevisio (6550 Bertner Street) and Prego (2520 Amherst), both recipients of Wine Enthusiast accolades, among many other culinary plaudits. Trevisio was named one of 2002's best new restaurants by My Table Maga ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    Movies Houstonians Love: — For Whom the Bell Tolls

    The former mayor faces down the fascists

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    March 12, 2009

    $13 at A Moveable Feast

    Where: A Moveable Feast, 9341 Katy Freeway, 713-365-0368 What $13 Gets You:  A sandwich to beat Subway any day. $13 will get you more than a sandwich at this popular health food store cum restaurant named after Ernest Hemingway's memoirs.  And if sandwiches aren't your thing, you can fill ... More >>

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    July 4, 2008

    Happy Birthday, America!

    As the daughter of immigrants (I’ve got you already, don’t I?), I’d like to take a minute today, on America’s birthday, and reflect on what makes America so grand. And before any of you accuse me of being facetious, let me tell you…I may be a left-leaning, “Democracy Now”-listening ex ... More >>

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    March 20, 2008
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    February 28, 2008

    Lady at Stages Repertory Theatre

    Playwright Craig Wright gives the audience a twist on male bonding

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    November 16, 2006

    Viva la Margarita!

    The drink that changed the way we eat

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    October 13, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    October 6, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    September 29, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    September 22, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    September 15, 2005

    Over Eating

    An Empty Plate will leave you satisfied

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    January 23, 2003

    On-the-Job Training

    Wanna write books for a living? First, head for the slaughterhouse

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    September 26, 2002
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    March 14, 2002

    Age-Old Axiom

    The Axiom can't seem to shake its past

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    November 1, 2001

    Cultural Imperialism

    Frédéric Perrier's Marc-a-Rita

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    July 26, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Aries's Ernest Hemingway daiquiri

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    April 26, 2001

    Everything's Kosher

    Two new eateries lay down the Jewish dietary laws

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    April 12, 2001

    What's in a Name?

    Paul Renoir once had it all. But after years of botched business deals, he has virtually nothing left of his inheritance save the one thing he can't lose: His lineage to the famous painter.

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    September 14, 2000

    Self-Righteous Leftists

    Smithsonian Folkways releases Broadside magazine's long-forgotten tracks

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    August 17, 2000

    Click Art

    Three photographers transcend the cult of personality with their revealing celebrity portraits

  • Film

    June 29, 2000

    Birth of a (Fascist) Nation

    Butterfly explores the tensions in 1936 Spain via an old teacher and his young pupil

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    May 20, 1999

    Mr. Moore's Opus

    First there was the passion for English and the woman he loved. Then came the pain.

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    April 22, 1999

    Night & Day

    April 22-28, 1999

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    April 8, 1999

    WorldFest: Wild, Mild and Wicked

    Moviegoers may find both their Sixth Happiness and Seventh Heaven in these 40 featured indie films

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