• Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Sad Goodbyes & More Sad Goodbyes

    The theme for this week must have been temporary closures and permanent closures. It was like a domino effect -- one restaurant announced it was closing, then another one, followed by several more. It's always a shame to see such a popular restaurant close when the reason isn't lack of business. Va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Waka Flocka Goes Deep: "I Rap About the Struggle"

    Recently the Aokify America Tour rolled into our great city, bringing with it one of the best shows of a year approaching its end. Rocks Off was able to speak to one of the tour's major acts, the larger-than-life, animated at all times rapper Mr. Waka Flocka. The following is the result of our brief ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    50 States of Song Part 1: Alabama to Georgia

    When I was in third grade I learned all 50 states in alphabetical order thanks to a catchy tune. Now I'm hoping to stick that bit of trivia in your heads this week, just in time for the new school year by celebrating each state with an appropriate song. Alabama: Phosphorescent, "It's Hard to Be H ... More >>

  • Music

    August 15, 2013

    Out of the Box: Mike Stinson Calls His Own Shots

    Mike Stinson takes an exhaustive inventory on new album Hell and Half of Georgia.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Chef Georgia Pellegrini Brings Haute Hunting to Texas

    An old acquaintance of mine recently moved to Texas. That may not sound like breaking news, but my friend, Georgia Pellegrini, just happens to be an awesome chef and a crack shot who hosts some bad-ass hunting and cooking retreats, so her presence in the Lone Star state...well, as Martha Stewart mig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    The Wonders of Griff's Trivia Night: Six Recent Discourses Through (What Is Possibly) the English Language

    On a typical Thursday night, the first round of trivia at Griff's usually passes without incident. A group named something along the lines of "That's Not Your Taint, That's Your Ass" might be in third place, while "Balls Deep" and "A Gentleman Always Pulls Out" perhaps are tied for second. But you ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 21, 2013

    So Delicious, a Caveman Could Eat It

    Paleo-friendly restaurant menus abound in Houston.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    You, Too, Can Shop for Groceries by Light Rail!

    When I tell people that my husband and I share a car, and have for the entire three years we have lived in Houston, we get a lot of funny looks. It's true that the logistics don't always work out, but we almost always make it work. Note the "almost" -- that's the little word that forced me to get ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Last Night: Willie Nelson at Arena Theatre

    Willie Nelson Arena Theatre March 10, 2013 For some artists, even superlatives aren't enough. Willie Nelson turns 80 next month. He's been making music -- and making a living off it -- longer than my parents have been alive. And while there are other country artists of similar vintage and pedigree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    For Valentine's Day: A Few Musical Bone-Zone Bummers

    Today the Internet is awash with song suggestions to help you get your honeys into a sexin' mood, but I've collected some stories from completely real people that I in no way made up to serve as a warning that your Valentine's playlist has got to be foolproof. I've chosen four to prove that with on ... More >>

  • Music

    November 22, 2012
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    August 21, 2012

    Unidentified Man Found In His Front Yard, Bayou Body Count No. 136

    The body of a man dead from blunt-force trauma to the head was discovered Saturday afternoon on the east side, police say. The man, whose identity has not been released, was lying in the front yard of his home in the 100 block of Georgia about 2:50 p.m. Saturday, HPD says. His identity has not been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Salads

    We've come a long way from the days when salads were considered simply "rabbit food" or fare for picky girls attempting to slim down. I often anticipate a salad in a restaurant as much as I do the main course thanks to the extra attention that many restaurants pay their leafy greens. And just as fre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Fast and Fresh Times at Georgia's Farm-to-Market Downtown

    Note: I wrote this entry before learning that Georgia Bost of Georgia's Farm to Market had passed away. I was sad to hear that, and she seems like an awesome lady. My best friend and his wife were visiting this past week from St. Cloud, Minnesota, and when they come to Houston the only thing they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness: Pet Food, Pets As Food, and More

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating...Our Words, where the kinds of things we're filling watermelons with would make your head spin. I mean, sure, everybody goes with vodka, but how many of you have tried an Absinthe & Everclear bomb? Not many of you, judging from the relatively normal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    R.I.P. Georgia Bost, Founder of Georgia's Texas Grassfed Beef and Georgia's Farm to Market

    Houston has lost a visionary, a pioneer and a truly kind-hearted soul: Georgia Bost, the amazing woman behind Georgia's Grass-Fed Beef and the two Georgia's Farm to Markets that sold natural, organic and local products to thousands of Houstonians, has passed away after an illness. She was 62. "Her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Georgia's Market Opens Downtown Tomorrow: Get a Sneak Peek Today

    Welcome, indeed.​Rick and Georgia Bost aren't new to the grocery game. Their flagship store, Georgia's Farm to Market, has been a wild success since taking over the old Sandy's space in West Houston more than two years ago. The Bosts kept much of the Sandy's model in place: organic foods, bul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Odd Pair: What Wine to Pair with Hospital Food?

    Photos by Jeremy Parzen.When you're admitted to the hospital to have a baby, you're taken off solid foods. As soon as the baby is born, they bring you a meal to regain your strength. In our case, it was hospital cafeteria meatloaf.​Color me pink! Tracie P and I had a baby on Monday: Georgia P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Last Night: Zac Brown Band at the Woodlands

    Photos by Marco Torres​Aftermath has heard a decent amount of entertaining segues at concerts. Most concert segues are awkward and some are funny, but this one from Zac Brown's last night was the most country shit we've ever heard: "Sometimes you have to fight the chicken when you're a man." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Upcoming Events: Support Local, Eat Bacon

    Coming up next weekend: Gird your pork-loving loins.​At Georgia's Farm to Market, SLGT doesn't just mean "Support Local, Grow Together." It also means "Saturday Local Get Together," when the market hosts its weekly Local Life Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This Saturday, chow down on Georgi ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 4, 2011

    Do Mexicans Hate the Spanish?

    And why aren't Americans taking jobs away from Mexicans?

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Last Night: Jamey Johnson At Warehouse Live

    dirtymitten.comJamey Johnson also doesn't approve photo requests, but he still looks like this.​Jamey Johnson Warehouse Live May 11, 2011 Ladies and gentlemen, the feel-good show of the year. Aftermath had never seen Jamey Johnson live before Wednesday, so we don't know if what happened is h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Weekend Brunch Buffet at Georgia's Farm to Market

    ​Georgia's has been through many incarnations in the last ten years. I remember when it was a K-Mart. I remember when it was Sandy's, the precursor to Georgia's. I remember when it was a lot larger inside and had a chiropractor on site. But throughout the changes, one thing has remained the sa ... More >>

  • Music

    March 17, 2011
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    September 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Raw Milk Cheese: It's a Brick...House

    ​It looked so lovely just sitting there in the case, as if it had been waiting for me to come along: a wedge of butter-yellow cheese, turning a rich gold color toward its curved edge. I noticed it because of how lonely it looked, surrounded only by a few other wedges of the same cheese on a mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Sinfully Good Treats from Sinfull Bakery

    ​Ever since my run-in with some miserable gluten-free (GF) pancakes a while back, I've been wary of GF food in general. But wary doesn't mean I don't keep trying the stuff in hopes of finding some magical GF cookie that doesn't taste like a Frisbee. There are certainly plenty of excellent GF ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    "Healthy" Chorizo: Thanks, But No

    ​I'm not one to turn my nose up at "healthy" chorizo purely because it's healthy. After all, I once made the claim -- highly disturbing to some -- that Soyrizo, made entirely from soy, tasted just as good as the real thing. I'm an equal opportunity chorizo lover. So when I saw the Mexican sau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Quick and Easy Dessert: Peach Clafouti

    ​A clafouti, which is pronounced, "cluh-fooh'-tee" is a crazy word for a simple, easy dessert. The traditional clafouti, or clafoutis as it is often spelled, hails from France and contains unpitted black cherries in a batter that is a cross between a custard and a pancake.

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Chik-fil-A's New Spicy Chicken Sandwich

    ​Pop quiz: When do you crave Chik-fil-A the most? On Sundays, of course, the one day of the week when it isn't open. The Georgia-based chicken shack started the practice long ago to give its ├╝ber-polite employees a chance to go to church. But now it's the start of a new era, as Chik-fil-A g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Wine of the Week - Phoenicia Specialty Foods

    ​Last year, Robb Walsh visited Phoenicia Specialty Foods's Bargain Bin section to stock up on some obscure Italian wines at low prices. We are always looking for a good deal, so we decided to pay Phoenicia another visit. Last weekend, we found ourselves wandering around the Ikea-like aisles, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Grass-fed Beef: Healthier Hamburgers

    Photos by Robb Walsh​Grass-fed sirloin hamburger steak is downright delicious. No doubt grass-fed beef raised without antibiotics and hormones is better for you too. Grass-fed sirloins lack the marbling that makes for tender steaks. But grind it up, and you get all the bold herbaceous flavor w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Things the Devil Should Have Done Besides Go Down to Georgia

    Today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the Charlie Daniels Band's "The Devil Went Down To Georgia." The song, which climbed all the way to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and lives on today as a "boss battle" in Guitar Hero 3, made its first appearance on the group's 1979 album Million M ... More >>

  • Music

    May 14, 2009
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    November 27, 2008

    “Once Removed”

    Ann Marie Nafziger explores human/nature

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    There's Plenty Of Gas, As Long As You Don't Need Premium

    Unlike the gas shortage in Georgia and other southern states, fuel supplies here in Houston have pretty much returned to normal. Unless you're looking for premium gas. Many stations have focused on getting as much regular gas as possible, leaving consumers who use premium gas scrambling.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008
  • Culture

    September 4, 2008

    Mildred's Umbrella explores A Murder of Crows

    Mustardy Musings on Life, Death and Ugly Americans

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008
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    March 20, 2008
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    November 9, 2007
  • Calendar

    September 27, 2007

    Georgian State Dance Company

    James Brown isn’t among these great Georgian dancers

  • Film

    May 10, 2007

    Georgia Rule

    La Lohan elevates -- but can't save -- Georgia Rule

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    Spencer Durham

    Much More Than Words Cavender Castle

  • Film

    January 12, 2006

    God Save the Queen

    A talented rapper narrowly survives another lousy movie

  • Film

    August 4, 2005

    White Trash

    There's nothing good about this remake of an awful ol' show

  • Music

    June 10, 2004

    Pop Quiz

    Think you know local music? Take the Bayou City Music Mindbender and find out.

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Breakfast

    The Breakfast Klub

  • News

    November 12, 1998
  • Film

    January 11, 1996

    Sisters Song

    Georgia gets the lyrics right, but it's still out of tune

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