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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Mike Stinson takes an exhaustive inventory on new album Hell and Half of Georgia.
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 >>
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 >>
Paleo-friendly restaurant menus abound in Houston.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photos by Marco TorresAftermath 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 >>
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 >>
And why aren't Americans taking jobs away from Mexicans?
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 über-polite employees a chance to go to church. But now it's the start of a new era, as Chik-fil-A g ... More >>
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 >>
Photos by Robb WalshGrass-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 >>
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 >>
Ann Marie Nafziger explores human/nature
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.
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