"Their faces tell you everything." -- Mike McD, Rounders The Texans futility in the second half of games during this eight game losing streak has been well documented. Two touchdowns in eight halves of football (47 possessions in all), it really doesn't get much more meager than that. How are the ... More >>
This time of year, we are looking for signs that football is actually here. The Texans' open practices are nice, but rarely involve hitting, or even pads and helmets. There are Gary Kubiak soundbites on the radio every day, and that's all well and good. But until something that feels like real footb ... More >>
Hank On Food: Evidently, though we here at Eating Our Words missed National Wing Day on Monday, Hank On Food was on the ball. Or, if you will, on the wing. Anyway, Hank wrote a great round up of local spots to get wings. Some of them are wing restaurants and some of them aren't wing-focused, but sti ... More >>
Houston has been getting a lot of attention in recent months and from some rather unlikely places. Whether it is the New York Times or Forbes, Houston is, dare we say it, hip. For a town that has a serious case of poor-widdle-me-itis way too often, it is encouraging to see outsiders -- Yankees even! ... More >>
Martin Villanueva didn't mind the first time his tires were punctured. He knew how to repair the drill-holes -- take a nail, take a bit of adhesive, and call it good. He was frustrated, sure. But these things happen. Random day, random car. Then, it happened again. Nails, adhesive, frustration. And ... More >>
Well, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that any plans you had to take a week off from Texans' football in order to get some early spring cleaning done or go visit relatives, well, you best change them. After losing 28-16 to the Colts on Sunday in Indianapolis (Texans are 0-11 lifetime ... More >>
There were 71,688 (mostly) Texan fans in Reliant Stadium on Sunday. It's been a while since they've trudged back out to the Blue Lot feeling like they did on Sunday after the Minnesota Vikings' methodical 23-6 dismantling of the home team. The Packers game earlier this year while unacceptable was un ... More >>
The 10 best restaurants in the Upper Kirby district.
When we started this Where the Chefs Eat series a few weeks ago, one commenter scoffed at the notion that chefs actually care where they eat in their downtime. While it's true that many chefs choose expedience over gourmet after dark, most of the answers we've gotten have been thoughtful and reveali ... More >>
New Palestinian restaurant Al Aseel is turning out some wonderful roasted chicken.
Counting down the 25 best local rap albums of ANY year is less than easy. Counting them down for this year, the most energetic, frenzied year for Houston rap since 2005, it is more than impossible. Rather: WAS more than impossible. After countless at-length conversations with those that know ... More >>
"Who's the manager of this McDonald's?" "Ain't you?"City health inspectors were busy last week - busy enough to offer us plenty of dirt to dig through in the form of negative restaurant health inspection reports. For this installment we'll stick to the most egregious offenders, because if it ... More >>
From an original animation by CyriakKids, this is the real reason your parents won't let you stay up to see Santa drop off your presents.Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where Santa leaves coal in our stockings because we have charcoal-burning slow cookers and that ... More >>
Eat dinner with Tiffany Derry and Mark Holley at Pesce on December 2.Attention Top Chef fans! If you were rooting for Texas's own Tiffany Derry this season (even if she lives in Dallas now, you gotta love a girl who came up through IHOP), here's your chance to meet the woman herself, as well ... More >>
boost ventilatorBasically an entire goddamn Grand Slam Breakfast between two slices of bread.In the recent kerfluffle regarding Denny's new sandwich, the Fried Cheese Melt, we seem to have forgotten that it's far from the only reason to be afraid of the 24-hour restaurant chain. Allow us to r ... More >>
You all know the drill by now. If you know of more deals, please share them in the comments. If Quizno's is on your selection of lunch options, this coupon will save you a buck or two, literally. Tomorrow, Saturday, August 14, Boston Market is giving away Minute Maid smoothies. No purchase ... More >>
You may be saying, "Rocks Off, how can you guys be doing a summer concert tips blog when it's almost July?" Well, imaginary naysayer who just had an imaginary conversation with us, here in Houston summer lasts until the trannies off Pacific Street start wearing two pairs of Spanx, which is ... More >>
Ten local sites that rock our world
Photo by Longhorn NationAs the whole world knows by now, popular Midtown Vietnamese Restaurant Mai's caught fire yesterday. This Houston institution is so popular, the fire has even gained national coverage outside of the culinary community, which is quite an amazing feat. So why do we mour ... More >>
For those of you still in the Facebook Is Utterly Useless camp, we're gonna attempt to pooh-pooh you now. That's right. Pooh-pooh with a capital P. 'Cause there ain't no arguing that Facebook is apparently good enough these days to bust you outta the slammer and clear your good name. When ... More >>
www.myspace.com/daveraskWord has hit Rocks Off that local strummer Dave Rask is currently a patient in the burn unit at Galveston's John Sealy Hospital, being treated for trauma on over 90% of his body due to a gasoline burn. Details surrounding Rask's condition and the circumstances of his injuries ... More >>
www.myspace.com/daveraskWord has hit Rocks Off that local strummer Dave Rask is currently a patient in the burn unit at Galveston's John Sealy Hospital, being treated for trauma on over 90 percent of his body due to a gasoline burn. Details surrounding Rask's condition and the circumstances of his i ... More >>
Professional death cleaners are hired to disinfect, deodorize and make it seem like it never happened
Those campaign donations aren't buying yard signs and pamphlets
Monday, March 15
Drug addicts can get hard cash to be sterilized or go on birth control. Is it ridding the world of unwanted babies -- or just ducking the underlying problems of abusers?
A law leaves some sex offenders banned from their own attorneys' offices
Jim Pirtle's slipshod nicotine habit spells the end of an era for No tsu oH, but he hopes to rise from the ashes
Lyndon's Pit Bar-B-Q serves an excellent approximation of the real thing
The enigma that is R. Kelly keeps audiences enthralled, guessing
Alex Golubitsky was a high school revolutionary in search of a cause. Then he became his own cause.
Talk radio's Rob Thorn warns of the New World Order and impending apocalypse. The Texas Constitutional Militia is listening.