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  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of This Snapshot Of A Forlorn Texans Sideline On Sunday

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Texans-Vikings: Let The (Preseason) Games Begin!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    This Week in Food Blogs: Chicken Wings, Caribbean Fare and Breakfast All Day

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Houston Bucket List - 100 Things To Do in Houston Before You Die: The Introduction

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Don't Spurn This Priest, or He'll Slash Your Tires and Torch Your Buildings

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Texans-Colts: 4 Winners, 4 Losers, "Playoff Apocalypse" Version

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    Texans-Vikings: 4 Winners, 71,688 Losers

    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 >>

  • Dining

    December 6, 2012

    Uncommonly Keen

    The 10 best restaurants in the Upper Kirby district.

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat: John Sikhattana, Ji Kang, Junnajet Hurapan

    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 >>

  • Dining

    January 5, 2012

    Birds of Bethlehem

    New Palestinian restaurant Al Aseel is turning out some wonderful roasted chicken.

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    The 25 Best Rap Albums from Houston's Glorious 2011

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    The 5 Scariest Things About Denny's

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Friday Meal Deals

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    How To Survive The Summer Concert Season

    ​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 >>

  • News

    March 18, 2010

    Blog Stars

    Ten local sites that rock our world

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Memories of Mai's

    Photo by Longhorn Nation​As 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Update Your Facebook Status, Then Go Rob Someone

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Local Musician Taken To John Sealy Hospital with Severe Burns 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Local Musician In Galveston Hospital With Severe Burns 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 >>

  • News

    August 3, 2006

    Without a Trace

    Professional death cleaners are hired to disinfect, deodorize and make it seem like it never happened

  • News

    July 22, 2004

    Got It, Flaunt It

    Those campaign donations aren't buying yard signs and pamphlets

  • Music

    March 11, 2004

    Tom Heinl

    Monday, March 15

  • News

    February 27, 2003

    Deal of a Lifetime

    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?

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    Hard on the Yard

    A law leaves some sex offenders banned from their own attorneys' offices

  • Music

    June 27, 2002

    Smoke Damage

    Jim Pirtle's slipshod nicotine habit spells the end of an era for No tsu oH, but he hopes to rise from the ashes

  • Dining

    July 20, 2000

    Virtual 'Cue

    Lyndon's Pit Bar-B-Q serves an excellent approximation of the real thing

  • Music

    May 27, 1999

    Who R. You?

    The enigma that is R. Kelly keeps audiences enthralled, guessing

  • News

    January 28, 1999

    Fighting the Power

    Alex Golubitsky was a high school revolutionary in search of a cause. Then he became his own cause.

  • News

    July 27, 1995

    The Sound and the Fury

    Talk radio's Rob Thorn warns of the New World Order and impending apocalypse. The Texas Constitutional Militia is listening.