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  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Top Ten Breakfast Tacos (And One Burrito)

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners were announced a while back, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we're continuing to round up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories. Bon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Black Boots Show Off a New 1984 In "Streetwalkers"

    Spend any time on Facebook these days and you'll find a few folks that declare we're living in an Orwellian hell. (The Big Brother one, not the one with the pigs and the whips.) It a common paranoia, which is why that book remains so popular even to this day, but what is it about 1984 that truly mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Introducing the New Voice Places, Better Looking and More Powerful Than Ever

    By now our lovely regular readers are familiar with Voice Places, the listings engine behind all of the restaurant reviews and calendar picks here at Houston Press. Today that engine got a serious upgrade, headlined by a new design that brings you more content in a cleaner package. Take a look.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Houston's Best Ribs, Tex-Mex and Steaks -- According to You, Social Media Maven

    What if you could ask social media sites such as Twitter, Foursquare, Facebook and TripAdvisor what Tex-Mex restaurant they'd recommend as the best in Houston? All at once? Without having to mess with the whole following people and enduring their boring status updates part? Triposo is here for you. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Houston Press Partnering with Foursquare, and Not Just to Stalk You

    Each September, the Houston Press releases our Best of Houston® issue after slavishly compiling what we consider to be the best this city has to offer -- from theater companies and sports figures to bars and restaurants. With that in mind, we're excited to announce a new partnership with Foursquar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    For Once, the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Got It Right

    Despite being sick and hacking up more different colors of phlegm than there are Power Rangers, I needed to certify that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wasn't completely mad for its incoming inductees. Rewind: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Set To Induct Rush, Heart, Donna Summer, and Public Enemy Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Lazy Day Patio Dining at Onion Creek

    After flying back from a quick trip to New Jersey, my fiance and I recently found ourselves with a lovely afternoon off. Usually when we have extra time on our hands, we book it to the nearest theater and fight over whose turn it is to pick the movie. But this day was just too gorgeous, so we decid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Sunday Funday Showdown: Pub Fiction vs. Blackfinn American Grille

    After an entire season of Sunday Fundays enjoyed watching football (and cursing loudly as Sanchez throws yet another interception), I am ready to report back on my findings. Each Sunday, you can find me and a group of rowdy friends either occupying a large booth at Pub Fiction or huddled around the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Five Ways to Protect Yourself from Being Victimized Using Social Media During the Holidays

    You don't need booby traps to keep criminals out of your house.​Lots of people go out of town for the holidays to visit relatives or to get as far away from relatives as possible. Both are understandable, but in this era of modern social networking, it's important to be careful about how you i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Slate: In one of the most interesting pieces I read all week, Slate's Benjamin Phelan explains that one of the main reasons that Colorado can now consider pizza a vegetable is that there really is no such thing as a vegetable in the first place. Dude, You Going to Eat That?: On that note, Dr. Ricky ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    C-SPAN Geeks Unite! The Bus Is Coming to Town!

    The 2011 edition is coming!!​It takes a certain kind of nerd to admit it, but we will -- C-SPAN is on our regular, limited weeknight channel-clicking rotation. First, see if there's breaking news on CNN, then see if there's even a low-rent college football game, and then on to the glories of H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Four Ways the Nerdy Yet Useful "If This Then That" Website Will Help Organize Your Online Life

    A handful of the IFTTT "channels" available for subscription​I recently stumbled onto the brilliant website If This Then That or IFTTT is a website that brings together a range of different online services and makes them play nice together. And what makes IFTTT so unique is that it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Comment of the Day: If Twitter, Google and Social Media Were Around During the First Moon Walk

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • News

    June 30, 2011

    Masters of Cyberspace

    The Press hands out its first Houston Web Awards.

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    The Best Barbecue in Texas: There's an App for That

    ​This week, Texas Monthly unveiled a new website and an application for the iPhone that claims to help you "discover, discuss and debate the best BBQ joints in Texas -- and worldwide." Whoa, worldwide? Let's just take this one step at at time, Texas Monthly, and let's see how the app shakes o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    App of the Week: MySocialMania

    It doesn't get much easier than this.​App: MySocialMania Platforms: iPhone Web site: Apple Link Cost: $0.99 Mania seems to be an appropriate word when discussing the crazed use of social media by millions worldwide. From Twitter to Facebook to Flickr to MySpace (God help us), millions of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Amazon Crash Hits Reddit, Others: Social Media Armageddon

    Now get some work done.​The spinning of the earth has nearly come to a standstill thanks to major server problems with's Web Services, a cloud-computing platform used by dozens of very popular social networking sites. "The cloud," for you luddites, means stuff that's saved in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    App of the Week: Are We Over-Sharing?

    Imagine DeNiro's stalker fan character with an iPhone.​Normally, each week we'd reserve this space for some awesome mobile app or cool website that would help improve your mobile experience. This week, instead of an app, we have a question: are we, as a society, over-sharing? When skimming ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Seven Spring Break Foursquare Badges That Should Exist

    Nothing says hot and nerdy like these spring break Foursquare badges.​Over the next week or two modern technology of social networking and the time-honored tradition of partying with your bathing suit around your ankles known as Spring Break will collide full force. We can only assume the leve ... More >>

  • News

    February 10, 2011

    Getting Past the Bouncer

    Local nightclub door policies aren't always black and white

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Ten Social Networking Wearables

    Add one of these babies to your Valentine's Day wish list.​Tweet rings. They are real. When we first saw this idea for a ring with a Tweet engraved on it, we thought there's no way it could be true. It was. It is. We're still flummoxed. But it doesn't stop there. There are also Tweet necklaces ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    UH Wins Gowalla Challenge, $10K

    UH didn't go to a bowl, but did win this contest​Gowalla is the Avis to Foursquare's Hertz when it comes to apps that tell everyone where you are, because Lord knows everyone needs to know that. In a bid for publicity, they had a contest to see which college could drum up the most check-ins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Why, Lord? Now They're Foursquaring From Space

    Life just got better​You, like all people, just LOVE Foursquare, the web application that lets you keep up with where people you don't care about are at any given moment.Because if you don't know that someone has earned enough points to be "Mayor of Lupe Tortilla's" or some such crap, your life wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Top 5 Food Trends To Watch

    dwell.comUrban chicken coop.​5. Back to Basics.​Today's green-conscious consumer pays attention to nutrition information and ingredients, particularly the ones they can't pronounce. This, partnered with the continuous barrage of bad press on everything from MSG to high ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Pictured: Lindsay Lohan's jail cell.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where your potato cannon is no match for our pumpkin bazooka. We started the week out by trying some delicious menudo, which is made from tripe. If you're wondering which part of the cow tripe com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Twitter: Five More Types Of Tweets We Can Live Without, Thanks

    Don't get cute with the hashtags, plz?​Last month Craig Hlavaty, as part of his feature on the Twitterverse, examined the five most annoying things people can do on Twitter.It turns out there's five more. At least.Hlavaty ably limned the TMI posts, the what-I'm-eating tweets, the horror of Foursqu ... More >>

  • News

    May 20, 2010

    The Twitterverse

    More than just cyberspace, the tweet life inspires people to make friends and adopt causes in person. It has a few problems, too.

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Twitter: The Five Most Annoying Things You Can Do

    No Foursquare or proctologist visits, please​In this week's cover feature, "The Twitterverse", we dive into the world of Twitter to spotlight some of the best things going with the social networking hub, and also uncover some of the worst things permeating the site. We talked to tweeting Texans in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Houston Leading "Ford Fiesta Movement" Bonnaroo Contest Queen Speaks​ For what seems like months now, Rocks Off has been seeing emails and posts about Team Houston, Ford Fiesta, Backseat Jukeboxes, and the battle of the bands this Saturday at Warehouse Live. To clear up any confusion, Rocks Off recently asked local pho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Lunchwalla Makes Planning a Group Meal Far Less Painful

    ​No, it doesn't cook all the food for you and transport your friends and family to the same place instantaneously. But what Lunchwalla does do -- and do well -- is offer a platform for you, the constant and intrepid planner, to invite a group to lunch (or dinner) with much less hassle than oth ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2008