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  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    An Ode to the Classic Texas-Style Roadside Burger

    "How's your dad?" asks a man stepping in front of the line to pick up a burger from the window. He called ahead; clearly he knows how this works. He's talking to the owner of Champ Burger, whose father used to be behind the window before he got too old and had to let his son take over. When the man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Texas Blizzard Shave Ice Receives a Proclamation from the (Dairy) Queen

    blizzard (bliz´erd) n. 1 a severe thunderstorm characterized by colt temperatures and heavy drifting of snow 2 an overwhelming number or amount; deluge 3 a frozen treat made by Dairy Queen and only Dairy Queen. No, wait, that third definition isn't accurate, though it may soon be if the fast food ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 12, 2014

    Hughie’s Offers Inconsistent Food and Long Waits, but the Crowds Keep Coming

    For every hit at Hughie’s, there's a big ol’ miss.

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Hughie's Tavern and Vietnamese Grille: A Texas-Sized Banh Mi

    The grilled pork bahn mi at Hughie's is one of the great new sandwiches of Houston.

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    5 Ways To Use Your Leftover Halloween Candy (Because You Know You Bought Too Much)

    So, not enough trick-or-treaters came to your house this Halloween and you're stuck with bags and bags of candy, right? This happens to my family every year, and we usually leave it in the pantry until Easter, then replace it with chocolate-covered bunnies and robins' eggs. But, how about putting th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Top 10 Restaurants Near Hobby Airport

    One of the questions I get most frequently from friends who travel is this: Why isn't there anywhere to eat around Hobby Airport? To which I say: There are lots of places. You're not looking hard enough. Hobby is one of those parts of town that requires a finer-toothed comb than, say, the Montrose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    The Best "Hidden" Fast Food Items You're Not Ordering According to Reddit

    Secret items or off-menu dishes at restaurants are nothing new. In many cases, they're arguably more famous than the regular food, such as the "Animal Style" fries at In-N-Out Burger (a chain which has more "secret" menu items than regular ones). Our own Brooke Viggiano has been compiling lists of " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    A Ransom Note To All Major Fast Food Chains

    Scene: KFC International Food Testing HQ "So what you're telling me, Colonel, is that I can only get these creamy, delicious, bacon and herb stuffed taters...when I go to Japan? Japan!! Is that what you're telling me!??! Cue sound effects: multiple explosions followed by a quick sword fight and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Matt Marcus of the Eatsie Boys Food Truck, on Life in The Fat Duck Kitchen and Where He'll Be in 5 Years

    Matt Marcus Eatsie Boys Food Truck 845-430-8479 This is Part 2 of a three-part chef chat series. Read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this same space on Friday. Yesterday, we chatted with Matt Marcus of the Eatsie Boys about everything from selling burgers in his military school dor ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 5, 2012

    1981 and Now

    The Top 12 Texas Junk Foods.

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    June 21, 2012

    The Top 12 Texas Junk Foods: 1981 and Now

    Assistant music editor Craig Hlavaty recently purchased a 1981 edition of The Genuine Texas Handbook, a guide to all things Texan. It's an often-tongue-in-cheek look at the people, places, outfits, songs, foods and more that made someone Texan 31 years ago. Incidentally, the book and I are the same ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Justin McDonald and Zachary Bridges: Bad Fake Cops, Including Guyliner & Faux-Hawk

    There has been a rash of fake cops in the Lufkin area of late, with two men finding lodgings in the Angelina County Jail after run-ins with their authentic counterparts. Per KTRE, Justin McDonald was jailed for violating the terms of his probation stemming from an incident 14 months ago. In Februar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Oreo Turns 100 Years Old: Our Favorite Flavors Through the Years

    If you thought the 500th episode of The Simpsons made you feel old, consider this: The Oreo cookie has been around since before TV even existed -- and back then, it was made with lard. In the 100 years since its invention, Oreo has become the representative cookie of modern American culture. Everyo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Sundae Sundays: Homemade Tropical Sundae

    End-of-February/early March is usually not the peak period of ice cream consumption; I recall even that the Dairy Queen in my town shut down just after Christmas to re-open again in May. A boisterous warm front, however, swept through Virginia during one of my weekend visits, and my ice cream cravi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Lean1 Vanilla Smoothie from Smoothie King

    In early fall, Smoothie King released Lean1 Smoothies with this description: Burn body fat up to 68 percent faster with Lean1! This great-tasting, high-protein smoothie is known for fighting hunger cravings, plus it helps tone and define muscles. With 27 vitamins and minerals, it also aids in speed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    This Is the Oldest Dairy Queen in Texas. Yes, Really

    ​Yep, that's the one. If you were driving past it on Highway 259 in Henderson (if, by chance, you found yourself in deep East Texas), you would never know from the road. There are no fancy signs outside proclaiming it to be the oldest Dairy Queen in Texas. It's just a bit of local trivia, and ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 6, 2011

    C&D & Nostalgia

    This South Houston burger joint with a small-town vibe serves tasty, old-school burgers.

  • News

    July 14, 2011

    Game On

    With little in the way of penalties, illegal gambling operations flourish in Houston.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Arthur Rubinstein, Pimp Pianist, Sick-Burns Einstein

    Carl Van Vecht​Today is Arthur Rubinstein's birthday, and if he were still alive he would be a) 124 years old; and b) almost certainly banging ballerinas in their early twenties. Perhaps the most celebrated pianist of the last century, Rubinstein himself admitted that there were other pianists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    The 10 Sexiest Texans Of Our Lifetime

    Texas is loaded with natural resources, among them beautiful women. The state has provided many, many gorgeous, sexy and smart women. To be sure, not all of them combine all of those qualities -- here are tradeoffs to be made -- but still, there's been no shortage in our lifetimes of fetching Texas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Top 5 Uses for Leftover Halloween Candy

    blog.beliefnet.comIt's November 1 and you're knee deep in Halloween candy. Now what? ​You bought a ton of candy but forgot to turn on the porch light. Sugar transforms your sweet, little angel into the Anti-Christ. You're on a diet. Although it's difficult to imagine, we realize that not every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    DQ Blizzard Creme Oreos

    ​Given the long-standing partnership between Nabisco and Dairy Queen, I wasn't terribly surprised to see that the two brands had joined forces to create DQ Blizzard Creme Oreos. The Blizzard of the Month at Dairy Queen right now is, in fact, the "Brownie Earthquake" (funny how we're now linki ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 10, 2010

    Hot Off the Grille

    The original Perry & Sons Market & Grille is still rooted in mom-and-pop charm even with its growth into 12 big-box restaurants across Texas.

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Five to Try: Tres Leches

    ​From the moment we first tried it, tres leches has monopolized a decent-size spot in our hearts previously reserved for chocolate. This originally Nicaraguan dessert is a vanilla sponge cake full of tiny, tasty air bubbles and topped with an incredible combination of three milks: evaporated, ... More >>

  • News

    November 5, 2009

    Selma Blair and the Ick Factor

    Hellboy actress starring in Alley play.

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Liven up your Halloween parties this year with some carne asada con silly string.​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we defiantly eat summer sausage in the winter and we don't care who knows it. We kicked off this week at a sort of cookout triathlon with a plot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Pumpkin Pie Blizzard at Dairy Queen

    J.C. Reid​On a recent drive through central Texas in search of unknown barbecue finds, my friend and newbie food explorer Alison chimed in from the back seat as we drove through the small town of Smithville, Texas. "Hey, did you guys see that Dairy Queen sign back there? It said 'Pumpkin Pie B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    The Continuing Adventures of Hippie Mike

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​Tuesday night, Rocks Off got a text alerting us that Hippie Mike, the unofficial mascot of this year's Free Press Summer Fest, was tripping the light fantastic over at Brasil in Montrose. We quickly ate a free hot dog at Continental Club where we were watching Umbrella Man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Houston 101: Cruising Westheimer: The Favorite Teenage Pastime of Reagan-Era Houston

    ​For such a big city, '80s Houston was in some ways still a small town. Case in point: the teenage ritual of cruising Westheimer, in which the fourth largest city in America did its best to impersonate a one-Dairy Queen town, one where all you can do is drive down the strip and then turn back arou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Houston 101: "Amarillo By Morning," One More Goddamn Time

    ​Houston 101 is taking a bit of a road trip today in honor of George Strait. Our sister blog Rocks Off is counting down the days until Strait returns here for a non-rodeo appearance, and it put us in mind of the first time we'd heard a Strait song -- at the trial over one of the Texas political wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Frozen Fast Food Frenzy

    I, for one, welcome our new McFlurry overlords.It's hot as balls in Houston. You can do your best to hurry from air-conditioned house to air-conditioned car to air-conditioned movie theater / bar / restaurant / etc., but at some point you're going to be forced to spend more than 30 seconds out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Healthy Big Macs, Only In Houston

    Photo by Chris MacGregor Why the hell is your Big Mac so small? Because you live in Houston. Houston is apparently the only US test market for McDonald's new "Snack Wrap Mac," which looks to be a  smaller Big Mac in a tortilla. We're sure grosser things have been contemplated before, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Aftermath Extra: The Best Concerts of the Year, Part 1

    [Note: Aftermath attended all these shows and reviewed most of them. Even he couldn't see them all.] Six Organs of Admittance, Walter's on Washington, January 18: "[Ben Chasny's] quieter moments reminded me of the softer side of bands like Pavement and Guided by Voices, and the mournful specte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2008

    Last Night: Chuck Prophet at the Continental Club

    Chuck Prophet Continental Club January 23, 2008 Better Than: Doing your homework and going to bed early. Download: “You Could Make a Doubter Out of Jesus” is Prophet at his most intense and lyrical. Chuck Prophet is a wizard, and every wizard needs a special hat. As the edgy San Franciscan to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2007

    Drenched in Blog: Kekkou desu, Mr. Roboto!

    At this point, after years of blistering irony and sarcastic hipster gushing, are Def Leppard, Styx and Foreigner really all that different from each other? Seriously, guys, wake up and smell the sweat-stained spandex. Most of these bands are sporting less than half their original members, plus they ... More >>

  • Music

    November 9, 2006

    Krazy Kuzins

    Two dads + some software = one kids' CD

  • Calendar

    November 4, 2004

    Hair Supply

    Hairspray, the wigged-out '60s musical, comes to the land of big hair

  • News

    August 26, 2004
  • News

    August 26, 2004

    Signs of Ignorance

    Just chop 'em where it says "Do Not Chop," boys

  • News

    August 12, 2004

    Moovin' On Up

    Does DQ's new drink ring some racist bells?

  • Music

    July 15, 2004

    On Da Lingo

    Tracing Houston roots in three omnipresent hip-hop terms

  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    Fringe Characters

    This summer the PC Cowboys trade KILT for kilts

  • Dining

    May 6, 2004

    Shrimp N' Ice Cream

    What to order at the Indian seafood restaurant Fish N' More

  • Dining

    November 21, 2002

    Come Fry with Me

    Valdo's misses some connections on its culinary journey around the world, but it's right at home with Gulf Coast seafood

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Bang for the Buck

    Darband Shish Kabob

  • Dining

    December 13, 2001

    Under $5

    Darband Shish Kabob is as cheap as McDonald's, but that's about the only similarity

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Taken for a Ride?

    An AIDS charity event's enormous expenses are alienating some activists

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    June 10, 1999
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    April 20, 1995
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