When I first watched The Addams Family ,at age 10, I immediately found a new hero in Wednesday Addams for the way she cleverly turned the tables on a persnickety Girl Scout. I then proceeded to steal this joke and repeat it to people when I was trying to sell cookies as a Girl Scout. (Almost no one ... More >>
This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus® issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of person ... More >>
So, you're probably well into your New Year's resolution of giving up sweets or eating healthier. After the past few months of indulging in Christmas cookies, holiday dinners and endless amounts of booze, the last thing you need is more sugary food. Unfortunately, you're going to have to put that di ... More >>
Urban Swank: The ladies at Urban Swank attended the Southern Star Beer Dinner at Fusion Taco with Southern Star Brewing Company and feasted on five courses with beer-taco pairings. They loved the wonton shell taco with tuna tartare and avocado paired with the Grisette, as well as the barbeque pork t ... More >>
Customized beefcakes from the complex to the purist's dream.
At this point, it's fair to say that The Burger Guys is an established part of Houston's healthy handful of bright-burning burger stars, though their original outpost clings to the far west side of that constellation. Open since last fall, the downtown location, the subject of this week's Café Revi ... More >>
Springtime and St. Patrick's Day are just around the corner. Take one look at the McDonald's menu and you will realize that it is indeed that time of year -- the Shamrock Shake is back. This bright green minty-vanilla milkshake has been offered around St. Patrick's Day since the '70s. I always get ... More >>
Girl Scout cookie season is my absolute favorite time of the year. Samoas, Thin Mints and Do-si-dos make me a happy camper (no pun intended). With the 2013 season upon us, Girl Scouts have released their lineup of cookies, including a new flavor, which doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the cookie ... More >>
My favorite Girl Scout cookies are Samoas, or Caramel deLites. I love the soft and chewy coconut, caramel, and chocolate topping over the crunchy vanilla cookie. After seeing friends post this link from Pinterest on their Facebook pages, I decided to check out the recipe -- just to see what the hype ... More >>
If your Girl Scout Cookie of choice is the Samoa, then you might be happy to know that these goodies are NOT only available through green-uniformed girl children and for $3-4 a pop. Keebler offers a nearly identical version called "Coconut Dreams," which are available year-round and often on sale ( ... More >>
Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've only recently discovered that there is a vegetable called "rocket" and it is not nearly as awesome as it sounds. It's supposed to taste like adventure and wonder, not like bitter spinach.We started the week off right with a ... More >>
What does your choice of Girl Scout cookie say about you? If you're the type of person who likes to steal Girl Scout cookies, it says that you're a useless jackass who likes to be punched in the face by little girls. (True story.) Most of us, though, just stick to obtaining our Thin Mints the old- ... More >>
"Best job ever." There are certain jobs in the world of sports where we often apply those three words. I'm not talking about the highest-paying, highest-profile roles like quarterback of an NFL team, point guard of an NBA team or cleanup hitter for an MLB team. Those really are the best jobs ever. ... More >>
Lady Antebellum RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 1, 2012 Someone should put Lady Antebellum on TV every week. Let 'em guest-coach an episode of The Voice. Better yet would be a series like The Partridge Family or The Monkees (RIP Davy) that would blend concert footage and "behind the scenes" mom ... More >>
The feds bury border patrol abuses of immigrants, but whats been unearthed reveals a culture of cruelty.
There are some things you can't pass up. Half price sales, a good pair of leather boots, Girl Scout cookies, free beer and a random shopping basket full of wine marked down to $2.99.
The sun chased the rain, I can feel summer coming, and I was greeted at the door by a rabbi that looks like Joaquin Phoenix. This was the week in TV Land: • So, this is dumb: South Park has been forced by Viacom to bend to the will of Muslim extremists. The show's 200th episode was a two- ... More >>
Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayThe chicken is Photoshopped. The swimsuit, sadly, isn't.Guess what you're missing if you haven't picked up the latest copy of Rolling Stone? Go on, guess. All right, we'll tell you: according to their website, you're missing the lowdown on John Mayer's " ... More >>
Talking Hollywood, integrity and Girl Scout cookies with a legendary ex-punk
Two weeks ago the FCC shut down Montrose Radio. Can the pirate station survive the bust? Can the pirate station survive itself?