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  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Houston Cop Tells Senate Committee "We Are Not the NSA," Argues Against Cell-Phone Privacy Protections

    Houston police officer James Taylor really wants you to know one thing about local cops: HPD is not the National Security Agency, "nor are we the federal government." Taylor repeated the mantra several times in testimony before the Texas Senate's State Affairs Committee this week, insisting effort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Upcoming Events: 56-Cent Pancakes at IHOP & Beer Flights at The Grove

    Max's Wine Dive on Washington Avenue will host Flight Night on Monday, June 30, from 4 p.m. until midnight. Sample four wines paired with pork belly pupusas and a small cheese plate. Prices for the wine and food range from $25 to $75 depending on the featured wines. If you enjoy any of the vino offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    House of Pies is the Perfect Place To Hit Up at 2 a.m. When You Need a Fine Slice of Goodness

    I recently made a life-altering discovery. It's awesome. It's dangerous. It's dangerously awesome. In a mere seven minutes, I can walk from my front door to the front door of House of Pies. In 20 minutes, tops, I can be snuggled up in bed in possession of far more pie than any one person should ing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    J.J. Watt On Offense? You've All Been Catfished

    Exactly nine days ago, after the reemergence of his black elbow brace at a Sunday morning practice caused a momentary collective heart attack among Houstonians, I wrote that J.J. Watt has the capability, if he so chooses, to troll the entire city of Houston. With a tweet, with a few words, with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    How To: Crepes -- Step By Step Sweet & Savory With a Vine

    The first time I was introduced to crepes was at IHOP. Sure, I was eight years old and I thought they were the best thing I have ever eaten, but my entire perspective of crepes changed when I ate these delicate, ultra-thin pancakes in Paris. Let me tell you, IHOP has nothing on these. Ever since my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Getting In Shape for 2013: Eating Healthy Is Easy (or "a Snap," If You're Into Puns) at Snap Kitchen

    Not to get all TMI on you, guys, but I need to lose some serious weight. Here's the long and short of it: I am only a little over five feet tall, but I weigh close to 200 pounds. That's venturing into Weeble territory, aesthetically speaking, not to mention the strain that it's putting on my health. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Houston's 10 Best Late-Night Dining Options

    Good morning, sunshine. Did you have a long night? I hope not; it's only Thursday. Get ahold of yourself, man. Those long nights should be reserved for Friday and Saturday wee-small-hours-of-the-morning-type deals; mid-week debauchery is so 1990s. Regardless of when you're staying up super late (or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    IHOP at Home: Frozen Breakfast Sandwiches

    I always enjoy looking at the frozen section in the grocery store. If you look hard enough, you'll find something you've never seen before. This past week, I discovered IHOP at Home frozen breakfast items and intriguingly bought the French toast maple sausage breakfast sandwiches. You can't go wro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Houston Nightclub Parking Lots: After-Hours Death Factories?

    If Houston's 2012 track record is any indication, the most dangerous places in the Bayou City seem to be our roadways and nightclub parking lots. Hardly a week goes by without an argument turning into some sort of drunken shootout or brawl leaving somebody or some bodies dead on the ground. Even l ... More >>

  • News

    May 17, 2012

    Houston's Babies Play Vintage Baseball

    There's no gloves or batting helmets when Larry Joe Miggins and the rest of the Houston Babies regularly travel back in time to play the game by its 1860 rules.

  • Dining

    November 10, 2011

    West Eggs

    A previously barren side of town gets two tasty breakfast options.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Happy 31st Birthday, Turducken: 8 Foods Born in 1980

    Thirty-one is officially too old to try to learn how to use Photoshop.​Tomorrow, on 11-11-11, I will turn 31 years old. Last year, for my 30th birthday, my uncle sent me a Facebook message that contained only the following Pink Floyd quote and a "Happy Birthday" at the end: So you run and you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    West Eggs: A Weekend of Breakfasts on Eldridge

    Photos by Troy FieldsEverything goes into the Big Deal omelet at Pecan Creek Grille -- even hashbrowns.​As discussed in this week's two-fer cafe review of Pecan Creek Grille and Chatter's, it wasn't too long ago that you'd be hard-pressed to find a decent, non-chain breakfast on the west side ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Today Is National Pancake Day. Plain Old Pancake Day is NEXT Tuesday.

    ​Whether you prefer buttermilk, wheat, blueberry, or banana nut, few things compare with the simple satisfaction of a fresh, hot stack of enthusiastically buttered pancakes, dripping with maple syrup. Variations of the dish can be found in almost every culture the world over -- from the French ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Brunch at Mia Bella: Houston's Best-Kept Secret

    "Bottomless" bellinis can't be beat.​I've never been good at keeping secrets. I have a mouth like a sieve. I laugh when I try to lie. And this is no lie: Mia Bella's weekend brunch at its Main Street location is one of Houston's best-kept secrets. How did this happen? Perhaps because no one v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    An Afternoon Breakfast at Ziggy's

    Veggie sausage, eggs and sweet potato hash: Breakfast at Ziggy's is a very good thing.​After a very long week, nothing makes me happier than sleeping in as long as possible and then eating a leisurely breakfast around mid-day. Unhappily, it's difficult to find breakfast past, say, noon if you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Magnolia High School Gets Its Own Driving Range! -- Five Suggestions

    Possibly works for Magnolia High​"For the longest time, we just had a few individuals in our golf program. Our previous coach did a nice job of building up the program, but now we are trying to take it to the next level." -- Magnolia High School golf coach Jim Bob Jackson You hear about a lot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Worse Week? The Texans Or This Dude Who Got THREE DWI's

    There are bad weeks and really bad weeks​As part of my radio job, I speak for a handful of sponsors. When identifying products or services for me to endorse, the sales staff at our station starts with the question "Is this something Sean would use?" Naturally, my suite of endorsees is heavy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Wait a minute, where the hell are the Fritos?​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where procrastination is (note to self: think of some clever definition and insert it here later). We started the week off with one of our favorite things: a recounting of time spent jud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Lady Gaga's Meat Dress: Top 10 Kinds Of Food To Wear Other Than Beef

    But did she have meat heels?​Among Lady Gaga's costume changes Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards, which numbered three or four by our count, one was a dress made of raw beef. Not unlike the meat suit she donned for her Terry Richardson-shot cover of the Japanese Vogue, this one allowe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Lady Gaga: Other Foods To Wear Onstage Besides Raw Meat

    ​Rocks Off is pretty Lady Gaga-friendly, what with our covering July's concerts at Toyota Center like she was the goddamned Pope or something. For a few weeks there we managed to invoke her name at least once a day somehow. Maybe comparing her to Little Joe Washington was a stretch. Unfortun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Friday Meal Deals

    ​For the entire month of August, participating locations of International House of Pancakes are letting kids 12 and under eat for free between 4pm and 10pm. The fine print: valid on "Just for Kids" menu items. Drinks are not included unless otherwise specified on the "Just for Kids" menu. Dine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Freshii to Open 20 Houston-Area Locations

    ​Will a franchise that encourages you to bring your own bowl and bikes their deliveries thrive in the land of Tex Mex and BBQ? Javier Bueno, owner of Third Coast Produce, thinks so. He and his wife Teresa signed a franchise agreement to open 20 Freshii stores in the Houston area, the first loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    What Does Katy Perry Taste Like?

    ​Last week when we gave Kesha a bloggardly shellacking, we compared her and other female pop stars of her ilk to burritos. You may remember we said she was a gas-station burrito and Miley Cyrus was a Big Mac wrap. It was either a stroke of genius or the starved ramblings of a music writer subs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    What Does Katy Perry Taste Like?

    ​Last week when we gave Kesha a bloggardly shellacking, we compared her and other female pop stars of her ilk to burritos. You may remember we said she was a gas-station burrito and Miley Cyrus was a Big Mac wrap. It was either a stroke of genius or the starved ramblings of a music writer subs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Five French Foods That Aren't French

    "We are not French! Don't you see the glass of Stella Artois in the background?"​In honor of Bastille Day, many an American will be chowing down on greasy French fries tonight, using the excuse of "Hey, it's French independence day" as an excuse to gorge on the tasty fried potatoes. But, damn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Matches & BiG Al Explore The Plight Of The Party Girl

    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 Toshay "Deuce" Harvey/ Black S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    $7 at Harry's

    ​ Where: Harry's Restaurant and Café, 318 Tuam, 713-528-0198 What $7 gets you: The Perfect Combo, $6.99 before tax. This actually isn't the perfect combo, but it suffices. We had a classic case of diner's remorse, since we kept wishing we'd ordered something Greek.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Healthy Alternatives: Late Night Breakfast

    ​Cramming for finals and 24-Hour diners go together like butter and salt. Diners and eating healthy, not so much. So when we decided to step up the difficulty level and make this week's healthy-alternative meal center on late-night breakfast, we enlisted a little help via the Internet. Living ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Pancake

    This is only disturbing if you don't love astronauts and pancakes. And if you don't love astronauts and pancakes, you probably hate America.​Breakfast is truly my favorite meal of the day. So many options, so many endless permutations of eggs and bacon and cheese, so many opportunities to blat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Top 10 Restaurants In Clear Lake

    Photo by Jared Cherup​There's more to Clear Lake than just NASA, the sadly rotting Jim West mansion and that hotel where a woman mowed down her husband in the parking lot. And there's also more to the area than overly-fancy eateries like Cullen's or old mainstays like Villa Capri and the Seabr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    5 Worst Foods to Eat Right Before Doing Bikram Yoga

    mattsinopoli​We've recently taken up the ancient practice of Bikram Yoga to supplement our neo-hippie health kick. For those of you who aren't familiar with this type of yoga, it's the torturous one that is done for exactly 90 minutes in a 105 degree humid room. So it's basically like doing r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Chronicle Brass Meets (At A Luxury Hotel) To Discuss Problems

    Photo courtesy Hotel ZazuThe layoffs at the Chronicle, which left plenty of blood on the floor, didn't magically solve the paper's problems. That's not surprising, given the state of print media these days.Staffers who have survived the cuts are struggling to fill the gaps as they are also expected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Ten Classic Restaurant Commercials from the 1980s

    If you're a child of the '80s, much of your misspent youth was misspent in front of the television taking in shows like Mr. Wizard and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But just as those classic TV shows from your childhood have remained with you all these years, so have the equally classic commercials. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2009

    Egg Cetera: Conroe's Organic Outpost

      Hidden away in an easily-missed, non-descript building next to Conroe High School is one of the best restaurants in town, and I don't say that lightly.  Egg Cetera is exactly the type of restaurant we need more of, but its uniqueness only makes it that much more special. Egg Cet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    The Egg & I

    At the newly refurbished shopping center on Memorial and Kirkwood that was once anchored by Hungry's and the slightly shady Russian food store, Moscow Market, a change has taken place.  This same change is pervading all of west Houston, as 1960s-era strip malls up and down Memorial are sha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Hazed Cheerleaders Hold A Press Conference

    Verbal abuse, silly string sprayed in the mouth, being shoved into a pool while bound and blindfolded - if it's between consenting adults, that's what some of us at Hair Balls consider a smooth second date. When it's less than welcome and serves as an initiation ritual, though, it's referred to as i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2008

    Better Late than Never: Free Pancakes at IHOP

    IHOP is serving up free short stacks until 10 p.m. today in honor of National Pancake Day. According to the folks at IHOP (and why would they lie?), “National Pancake Day dates back several centuries to when the English prepped for fasting during Lent. Strict rules prohibited the eating of all d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Kid Rock Waffle House Fight

    Few things in life are tantamount to getting into a fist fight at a Waffle House. Maybe crapping your pants at a dollar store, or going to a porn shop with Dad. There’s just an inherent level of class to these situations. Late Saturday night, Kid Rock, the late ‘90s answer to David Lee Roth, g ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 12, 2006

    Forget the Food

    Go to La Strada for Sunday brunch, and the fiesta will leave you wanting more

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2004

    Love of the Game

    A Valentine's weekend for college baseball fans

  • Dining

    October 16, 2003
  • Dining

    October 10, 2002

    Use Your Noodle

    From the strange store next door to the mystery bits in the soup, there's plenty to ponder at Arepas & Empanadas Gourmet

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Milk Shake

    Hard Rock Café

  • Music

    August 1, 2002

    A Rave Mistake

    Apparently the U.S. Senate has little better to do than hassle the pacifier-and-glow-stick set

  • Dining

    December 16, 1999

    True Grits

    Local Restaurant News

  • News

    October 21, 1999

    Punks, Jocks and Justice

    There was a killing and now a conviction. Even those can't stop the fierce war raging between the Panhandle punks and athletes of Amarillo.

  • Dining

    May 6, 1999

    Capital Improvement

    The Travis Cafe feels like Austin -- if Austin had good food

  • Dining

    March 28, 1996
  • News

    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?

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