Gulf Coast

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Goatwhore at Fitzgeralds, 9/15/2014

    Goatwhore, Venomous Maximus, Demoniacal Genuflection, Legion Fitzgerald's September 15, 2014 Of all the days of the week, none are less metal than Mondays. The domain of alarm clocks and rent payments, Monday must necessarily be the sworn enemy of middle fingers and Jager shots. Nobody applies KISS ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    New York Times Publishes Chilling Archive of the 1900 Galveston Hurricane

    Very few, if any, buildings escaped injury. There is hardly a habitable, dry house in the city. When the people who had escaped death went out at daylight to view the work of the tempest and the floods they saw the most horrible sights imaginable. In the three blocks from Avenue N to Avenue P, in Tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Hurricane Season 2014: Cristobal No Threat, but Disturbances Lining Up in the Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Cristobal continued to strengthen over the weekend as it headed north through the Bahamas. While it is expected to grow gradually into a hurricane, it will not be a threat to the U.S. Nevertheless, it killed three in the Caribbean with torrential rains and the flooding that accompanie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    The 4th Annual Kiss My Grits Throwdown: Shrimp 'n Grits and Crafted Cocktails

    Four years ago, the first inaugural Kiss My Grits Gulf Coast Throwdown benefitting the Young Texans Against Cancer (YTAC) charity took place at Silver Street Studios. I still remember the first year vividly, because I got to see the chefs exercise an immense amount of creativity. I remember grits gn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Menu of Menus Welcomes Tex-Mex, Seafood and Organic Restaurants to the Mix

    The 12th annual Menu of Menus® food and wine extravaganza is coming up quickly, and we're excited to announce a few more of the restaurants that will be joining us at the celebration. On April 8, be ready to taste some delectable Tex-Mex food from local chain Los Cucos Mexican Cafe and some tamal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    A New, Down-Home Festival Houston Can Be Proud of

    Houston is justifiably proud of its reputation as an international city, a reputation as hard-earned as the millions of dollars that change hands here each day and one that seems to be growing as quickly as the city itself. But if there's any kind of downside to that reputation (even if it's a small ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    Where to Eat on Saint Valentine's Day 2014: FYI, It's On A Friday

    This year, Valentine's Day is on a Friday. In other words, everyone will be vying for a reservation at one of the many Houston restaurants offering a special meal on the day of romance. Don't be that guy or gal who forgets to make a reservation in advance, especially if your special someone is expec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: A Double IPA Throwdown and CyderFest 2013 at Camerata

    Three-Coasts Double IPA Battle @ D&T Drive Inn Friday, 6-8 p.m. 1307 Enid St. In continuation of Houston Beer Week, D&T Drive Inn will host the "Three-Coasts Double IPA Battle" tonight from 6-8 p.m. Green Flash Brewery represents the West Coast with the Green Bullet, Brooklyn Brewery represents the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Where You Live Might Determine Your Personality Type & Texas: We're Ornery

    According to some new research by psychologists, where you live might help explain your personality. (Or the relationship might run the other way, always a problem with "big" social science studies). But let's not get bogged down in T-scores and Cohen's kappa -- this is a blog post, not a statistics ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Incoming: Kaitlin Steinberg, A New Food Critic For the Houston Press

    Starting on July 8, Kaitlin Steinberg will become the new fulltime food critic at the Houston Press. Steinberg, who lives in Corpus Christi and graduated from Trinity University before going on to master's work at the University of Missouri in Colombia Columbia, has most recently been a food write ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    In the Home Stretch for Menu of Menus: A Few Tickets Left

    With just a few days left before this year's Houston Press Menu of Menus, coming this Tuesday night, fewer than 50 General Admission tickets and fewer than 100 VIP tickets remain. General admission tickets are $50 ($60 at the door) and VIP are $90. Menu of Menus kicks off at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, A ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 24, 2013

    The Dan Marino Restaurants

    The 13 restaurants that nearly made our 30 essential Texas restaurants list.

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    George Aragon Charged with Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, is Brought Back From Guam

    It took about a month but Harris County Sheriff's Office investigators finally have U.S. Marine George Aragon back in the United States, specifically in the Harris County Jail on charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child. The 22-year-old Aragon was picked up about a month ago in Guam but refuse ... More >>

  • Music

    July 26, 2012
  • Culture

    June 21, 2012

    Living Loud and Proud

    Celebrating Houston’s Gay Pride 2012—The celebrity grand marshal, local GLBT history, where to watch the parade — and the parties

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Louisiana Senate Votes to Beg Roger Goodell to Unsuspend Saints Players and Coaches

    Let me preface what I am about to say by noting that I love the State of Louisiana. I don't think I've ever had a bad trip to the state. It's one of my favorite places to visit, complete with otherworldly cuisine, ultra-accessible alcohol and gambling, and unintentional comedy galore. In short, I a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Just Say No to Green Beer and Cancer

    Instead of chugging crappy green beer for St. Patrick's Day (which is tomorrow, in case you missed the memo), here are three other suggestions that don't suck: Barbecue guru Neil "Bigmista" Strawder is returning home to Galveston tomorrow for a charity barbecue at St. Augustine of Hippo, the oldest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Speed Bartending and Valentine-Making

    Pondicheri's second monthly charity breakfast is planned for tomorrow from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Half of the proceeds from all sales will go to benefit Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, so dig in. The following Monday, January 16, Valentines for Soldiers will take over the Saint Arnold brewery from 6 to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    In Memoriam: Musicians And Industry Giants We Lost In 2011

    For Rocks Off, one of the creepiest parts of our job is to report on deaths in the industry. Now matter how old or young the musician or mogul is, it's hard to try to quantify a person's life over the course of a few hundred words. How can you? Professional obit writers must be touched by the hand o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Garden Fresh: Radishes

    Photo by John Kiely​A Master Gardener will know the ideal dates to plant and harvest each crop, but a Casual Tiller like myself requires a simpler scheme, so I go with holidays. Tomatoes and hot peppers go in after Valentine's Day; broccoli comes out on St. Pat's. Parsley and cilantro get pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Earl Gilliam: "A Huge Loss That Can't Be Filled"

    Another of Houston's unique blues treasures, the effusive, ebullient and always stylish pianist Earl Gilliam, has moved on to the big juke joint in the sky. Gilliam, 81, died peacefully this morning at his home in Tomball of advanced lung disease.

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Dude, You Going to Eat That?: One of Dr. Ricky's most recent posts covers a fav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Top 5: Foods Best Found in Houston

    kshilcuttFung's Kitchen.​Travel & Leisure recently named Houston as America's Best Burger City. But as many Houstonians would tell the nation, Houston is known for much more than just burgers. It's a melting pot of culture and cuisine, and thus offers awesome dishes beyond the typical burger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    Pure Luck ravioli with warm tiny beets, brown butter and hazelnut puree.​With an opening date seemingly in sight, the latest food buzz is centered around Chef Michael Gaspard's Brasserie 19. Gaspard's partners in the new venture, Charles Clark and Grant Cooper, are already old hands at shaping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Professor Fish Heads Wants to Give You an Education

    Photo by Robb WalshP.J. Stoops at his old booth in the Bayou City Farmers Market.​P.J. Stoops, also known by his blogging name as "Professor Fish Heads," wants to educate you about fish. And not just the same old salmon, tuna and tilapia you see at the store, either. Stoops once had an indepe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Happy Hour Scene: Beaucoup Bar & Grill

    Fried shrimp po-boy​The Place: Beaucoup Bar & Grill 3102 Old Spanish Trail 713-747-5100 The Hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays; 11 a.m. to midnight Saturdays The Deals: Lots of them. Disco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Twenty Ways to Please Your Lover on Valentine's Day

    ​*17 - Alden Hotel (February 14) Chef Sam Beier has created a lust-worthy Valentine's Day menu featuring Sunchoke Veloute, Roasted Lobster Salad, Shrimp-Crusted Flounder, Cane Sugar Cured Duck Breast, Petite Filet with Favas and Lobster Ravioli, and Caramelized Halibut, among others. The mea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Tony Mandola

    Blackened snapper.​After we spoke withTony Mandola for this week's chef chat, he brought out a bowl of Mama's famous gumbo. The roux was deeply brown and aromatic, with tons of Gulf Coast seafood and fresh vegetables. The accompanying rice was fluffy and made an excellent base for the deliciou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Robb Walsh: If you're still stumped for a Christmas gift, Robb Walsh would like ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010
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    November 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Friday Night: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears And The Relatives At The Continental Club

    Photos by Jay LeeBlack Joe Lewis​Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, The Relatives Continental Club August 27, 2010 A few times a year, the Continental Club hosts shows that can be legitimately described as "soul happenings," usually featuring venerable Gulf Coast stars such as Archie Bell, Roy ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Alex Kava: Damaged

    Our hero might survive a cat 5 hurricane just in time to face a murderer

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    ACL Fest Releases Schedule; Adds Black Lips, Silversun Pickups via FlickrBrand-new ACL 2010 adds The Black Lips​The Austin City Limits Music Festival released the schedule grid for this year's gathering in Zilker Park Oct. 7-9. The festival also added several bands, including Atlanta garage-punks (and recovering exhibitionists) the Black Li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    Get ready for a boozy good time on Saturday.​Get your palates primed for the Texas Vodka Throwdown this Saturday night at Caroline Collective (4820 Caroline). The event, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m., is absolutely free (as long as you're over 21), but that's not the best part: The best part is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Keaton Prescott: Live From Tropical Storm Alex

    ​Rocks Off was not happy to wake up Monday morning and find out that we would have to begin each day this week by tracking another potentially home-wrecking storm. Tropical Storm Alex is expected to cross through the southern part of the Gulf of Mexico and hit somewhere near the mouth of the Rio G ... More >>

  • Music

    April 15, 2010
  • Music

    September 3, 2009
  • Dining

    June 4, 2009

    Crawfish Season's Tail End

    The bugs get bigger and the prices lower as the season comes to a close.

  • Calendar

    April 9, 2009

    A Poetic Response to Marlene Dumas

    Writer Sasha West explores a painter’s verse-atility

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    The Nickel: A Musical History of the Fifth Ward, Part 4

    [Note: Click on the numbers for parts 1, 2 and 3.] Fifth Ward music mogul Don Robey was so taken with Gatemouth Brown's talents that he built his entire Peacock label around him. Robey already owned the Bronze Peacock night club and various other business interests, but it was his meeting of Br ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008

    Gulf Coast Reading Series: Samuel Amadon, Lauren Berry and Dane Wisher

    Poet Samuel Amadon tunes into the brains behind the boob tube

  • Music

    April 10, 2008


    Allons danser at Jax Grill's Zydeco Night

  • Dining

    February 14, 2008
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    September 13, 2007

    Gulf Coast Film Festival

    Showing of shorts includes a soon-to-be sitcom

  • Dining

    December 28, 2006

    Half Shell Face-Off

    Compare East Coast oysters to Gulf Coast oysters and see what you think

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    June 15, 2006
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