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    June 27, 2014

    Openings & Closings: The Honeymoon Is Open

    Boil House, located at 606 East 11th Street in the Heights, closed just as quickly as it opened. The crawfish restaurant opened its doors on May 9, but because crawfish season has ended, Boil House decided to close until mudbugs become available again, a.k.a. next year. On June 20, Boil House posted ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 31, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Pizzas

    The rest of the best 2013.

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    September 6, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Spaghetti and Meatballs Special, Midtown Bar Pub Crawl & More

    Spaghetti & Meatballs Friday @ Damian's Cucina Italiana Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 3011 Smith St. In honor of Damian's Cucina Italiana's 30th anniversary, the restaurant has brought back the month-long spaghetti and meatballs special for $8.30. Starting today and every Friday for the month of September ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    From Hair Balls to Rocks Off: Songs for Houston's White-Collar Criminals

    Houston has a strong job market. Many of those jobs are professional positions in a wide range of industries. Many of the people working in those jobs are creepy, sometimes even murderous criminals. Just because you've earned a PhD and a seven figure income doesn't mean you can't be wretched. All ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    Upcoming: Benny Benassi, Lisa Marie Presley, Danzig, J Cole, etc

    Action Bronson: With Flatbush Zombies., Fri., November 8, 8 p.m., $20 to $25. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483. The Adicts: With The Hates., Sat., September 21, 7 p.m., $20. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002. Allen Shamblin: Tue., October 29, 8 p.m., $55. Dose ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    Your Choice of Two Deals at Angus Grill Brazilian Steakhouse, Chef's Tasting Menu Opportunity at Mark's, Plus CAKE BALLS!

    Nine different meats, carved table-side. Incredible side dishes like fried banana, Brazilian-style black beans, and carreteiro rice. A fantastic, generous salad bar where you can load up on your favorite veggies. Get all this, and more, with today's Houston Press Voice Daily Deal, good for half-off ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Steak on Acid, Louisiana Cookin' and Twin Peaks

    If you're interested in a steakhouse on acid, then Mr. Peeples is the place for you! Eric at Eater reports that Mr. Peeples Seafood & Steaks will open on Monday July 29. Eric was able to snap some photos of the place, which is majorly purple. There's also a 1,600-bottle wine tower, VIP lounges and g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Gina's Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria Makes Urbanspoon's Most Popular Family-Friendly Restaurants List

    Summer has started for most kids in Houston, which means more time spent with family, especially when it comes to eating out. Urbanspoon released its list of "Most Popular Family-Friendly Restaurants" and guess what? One Houston location made the list. Gina's Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria is one of ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Last Chance for Half-off Houston Press BrewFest Tickets, Plus Deals on Sushi, Italian Takeout and More!

    Get 'em while you can! Today's Houston Press Voice Daily Deal, is our "last call" for half-off general admission and VIP tickets to the Houston Press BrewFest on May 18, 2013. Houston Press BrewFest will feature almost 30 participating breweries -- like Lone Point, Big Sky, Karbach, Saint Arnold's, ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Meet Les Heinemann, Baybrook Mall's Bluegrass-Picking Santa Claus

    Les Heinemann has played Santa Claus at Baybrook Mall in Friendswood for 13 seasons now. Somebody told him that by December 25 of this year he'll have had almost 300,000 children sit on his lap and sort out their Christmas lists. I first met Heinemann in 2001 when I worked at Baybrook part-time a ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    Witchcraft, Underdogs and Blacksmiths: November 2012 in Openings & Closings

    On my way home a few nights ago, I noticed that a hunch I'd had was true: Bibas Brooklyn Express had closed after only six short months in business on Main Street. I'd noticed the lights off for a few days, and a new spread of brown paper in the windows meant only one thing. B4-U-Eat reports that th ... More >>

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    October 22, 2012

    Saturday Night: Red Hot Chili Peppers at Toyota Center

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Toyota Center October 20, 2012 The Red Hot Chili Peppers have stuck around long enough -- through drugs, overdoses, creative strife and changing musical tides -- to have 30 years of hits they can knock out into the nosebleeds at any given live show. Saturday night's Toyota C ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Kevin Schoolmeyer, 21: Dies After Downtown Rave Party

    A 21-year-old man began acting bizarrely and then died after taking drugs at what police call "a rave party" early Saturday morning. Kevin Schoolmeyer was driving home to Friendswood with a friend about 6 a.m. Saturday when he began acting strangely, police say. As they were driving through the De ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    January 25, 2012

    Update: Rough Weather, Tornados Rolling Through Houston, Affecting Airports

    As has been mentioned by weather forecasters in recent days, some pretty rough weather is passing through Houston this morning as part of a cold front. The storms are spanning high winds, torrential rain (some areas could receive up to five inches), flash flooding and potential tornadoes. According ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Two Houston Chefs Honored by James Beard House

    Photo by Tam VoRonnie Killen will be reppin' the Gulf Coast in New York City.​Being asked to serve as guest chef at the James Beard House in New York City is as high an honor as they come for a professional chef. And now two Houston chefs -- each completely different from the other -- have bee ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Timothy Porter: Teacher, Volleyball Coach, Alleged Steroid & Cocaine Dealer

    Timothy Porter: Jack of all trades.​High school coaches can be inspiring figures, like Coach Taylor in Friday Night Lights. Except we can't quite picture Taylor dealing coke and steroids, possibly to his own students and players. That's what Friendswood police accuse Timothy Porter of doing, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Never Mind Arcade Fire: Bands Who Fit Other Houston 'Burbs

    Gabriel Jones/Merge Records​Tonight's the night. Win and Will Butler of conquering indie heroes Arcade Fire finally return to the town that indirectly won them a Grammy, The Woodlands. On last year's The Suburbs, the Butlers and their Canadian compatriots reflected on the brothers' restless M ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 10, 2010

    Hot Off the Grille

    The original Perry & Sons Market & Grille is still rooted in mom-and-pop charm even with its growth into 12 big-box restaurants across Texas.

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    May 19, 2010

    A Work By Brooke Bartholomew Of Friendswood May Be The Face Of Google For A Day

    Courtesy Google"Repairing All the World's Breaks"​ Your Google searches may soon start with artwork from a Friendswood eighth-grader.Brooke Bartholomew is one of 40 finalists out of 33,000 contestants, and she's getting a free trip to Google's New York headquarters out of the deal.You want her to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Cry Little Sister: A Corey Haim Soundtrack Retrospective

    ​The last time we were visiting our parents in Friendswood, Rocks Off noticed a new DVD version of 1987's The Lost Boys at the sales counter of the local Hollywood Video (which must be one of the last remaining franchises in the Houston area, but we digress). We didn't buy it - it actually hasn't ... More >>

  • News

    February 18, 2010

    Sarahmania Hits Houston

    What did we learn?

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    February 10, 2010

    Craigslist Prank Leads To Felony Charge For Disgruntled Friendswood Woman

    ​Police in Friendswood allege that 33-year-old Amanda Anderson got even with her former employer the new-fashioned way: via Craigslist.They allege that she took out what must have been a very generous help-wanted ad for various contractors. Once it hit the 'net, Anderson's old boss was swamped wit ... More >>

  • News

    December 31, 2009

    Critiquing the Critics

    Readers disagree with our statement that the AP's rock critics are assholes.

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    October 30, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    MEATSPLOSION!​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've finally secured the patent on sourdough incense. This week started off with a bang, when Greenway Barista slammed the Luling City Market on Richmond, which is actually unaffiliated with the actual market in ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    Food Fight: Battle Gyro

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​To be fair, the gyro is as much American as it is Greek. It was introduced to both Greece and America around the same time in the mid 20th century, based on the Turkish doner kebab (which is what you'd order if you wanted a gyro in Britain, by the by). And althoug ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    Ghost Riders: Easy Come, Easy No

    CenterPoint Energy's power line easements would make ideal bike highways. Too bad they won't let us use them.

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    July 15, 2009

    A Cafe Bites Nibble

    Brett Floyd and Floyd Landry are partners in Floyd's Cajun Seafood and Steakhouse (1300 East Broadway, 281-993-8385), which recently opened in Pearland. "We opened the Floyd's in Webster in 2004, then another one in Beaumont in 2006, which had been a Don's Seafood for 38 years," says Brett Floyd, "a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Artist of the Week: 10th Grade Cutie

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to 10th Grade CutieSm ... More >>

  • Music

    April 16, 2009

    iFest: This Is Our Party

    Better music than ACL and fewer hippies

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    March 17, 2009

    Aftermath: Clint Black at RodeoHouston

    Photos courtesy Houston Livestock Show & RodeoNot only does Clint Black know how to play to the home folks - after being introduced by his daughter Lily, he said hello to Tomball, Spring, Pasadena and his hometown Katy (but where, Aftermath would like to know, was Friendswood?) upon takin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Santa Round-Up Part Five: The Crying Game

    This and every Christmas season the most important person is the baby Jesus, with a bearded, white-haired toy factory owner coming in a close second. Every year we flock to the malls to sit in our kids down on Santa's lap. Sometimes they run off screaming, while others take to the old guy just like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    Drunk Drivers: Here's The Person Who's Giving You Hope

    The Texas Department of Public Safety announced great, terrific news for Houston-area drunk drivers Friday: as many as 2,600 DUI cases may be jeopardized because an independent contractor had not done the tests on Breathalyzer machines that she claimed to have done. Today Harris County DA Kenneth M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    The Worrisome List Of The Missing

    The Friendswood-based non-profit The Laura Recovery Center has set up an online clearinghouse/utility page for missing persons and their loved ones. The public can both scan their list of missing people and download materials to make flyers for people they need to locate. The Laura Recovery Center ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Some Dogs Enjoy An Ike Break

    In the midst of the craziness, some have found the time to make sure Houstonians of the four-legged variety get a sense of normalcy. At the dog park off Westpark and Highway 59, uprooted trees didn’t keep Rebecca Lee from getting in some exercise for Roxy, her 15-month-old, three-legged pit bull. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    High School Musical, Houston Style

    While they may not be as hilarious as The Onion's High School Tony Awards, TUTS' Tommy Tune Awards have become an annual highlight for high school theater geeks. Students from across the area compete for the nominations, and perform highlights at the Hobby Center before an audience of beaming paren ... More >>

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    June 29, 2007
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    August 10, 2006
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    March 16, 2006
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    March 2, 2006

    These Kids Go to the Best Public High School in Houston

    This week: Our first- through fifth-place finishers

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    February 16, 2006
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    February 2, 2006

    Never Go to a Party in Friendswood

    Where does your town rank in the Houston-area good-taste stakes?

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    April 22, 2004
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    April 10, 2003
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    January 9, 2003

    On the Outs with Indigos

    Plus: Paving Lunatics, Statue of Limitations, Batty over News

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    June 28, 2001


    Green Diet, School Shame, Capital Con

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    June 7, 2001

    Curiouser and Curiouser

    Ex-congressman Stockman is labeled a co-conspirator in prescription fraud

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    March 22, 2001

    Crispy Critters

    Opponents dog plans for a Pearland-area pet crematory

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    November 23, 2000


    Mental Health Madness, Residental Revelations, English or Else?

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    July 15, 1999

    News Hostage

    Triumph of the Spirit

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