Jack in the Box Inc.

  • Dining

    July 18, 2013

    Finally Visiting Cuchara

    An evening of highs and lows.

  • Dining

    January 3, 2013

    Pho to Ramen, Bulgogi to Bo 7 Mon

    The top 10 restaurants in Chinatown.

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    I Ate My First McRib, and I Regret It

    I made it through 32 years without tasting a McRib. Over three decades spent tasting and eating all other manner of offensive foods -- yet a McRib had never passed my lips, until last Thursday. I can't say I regret my meal. It goes deeper than that: a sense that I gave in, sheeplike, to a national p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    It's Allegedly Raining Bleach-Filled Balloons at UT-Austin

    Like everyone else, Hair Balls was freaked out over reports of alleged mad bombers at UT-Austin pelting minority students with bleach-filled balloons. But then we spoke with the Austin Police Department, and we decided to suspend our outrage until we learn more. Dozens of students held a campus mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Curtis Martin Sets The New Bar For Hall Of Fame Induction Speeches

    "[It was] a brutally honest, heartfelt, and complex speech from Curtis Martin." -- Rich Eisen of the NFL Network describing Curtis Martin's Hall of Fame induction speech The appropriate response to Rich Eisen's description of Curtis Martin's Hall of Fame induction speech by anyone who saw it should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Pitt Fans Hijack #AskASU Hashtag To Express Their Hatred For Todd Graham

    There aren't many things that college football fans can universally agree on, but one immutable truth unequivocally unifies all of us -- everybody, and I mean EVERYBODY, hates Arizona State for now head football coach Todd Graham. That's because Graham's act leaves scorched earth and jilted players ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Wendy's Tops Burger King as No. 2 Burger Chain in America; BK Fans Furious

    Yesterday, it was announced that for the first time in 43 years, Wendy's had bested Burger King to become the No. 2 burger chain in America (behind perennial No. 1, McDonald's) based on sales alone. The Wall Street Journal reported that "Wendy's had sales of $8.5 billion in 2011, compared with $8.4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    The 10 Dumbest Fast Food-Related Crimes

    Tuesday's news that a homeless woman had been arrested for "offering BJs" in exchange for Chicken McNuggets at an L.A.-area McDonald's sunk the whole fast food-crime genre to a new low. For years, there have been an increasing number of weird and silly fast food-related crimes, but this latest one w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Joey Chestnut's Stomach Is an American Hero

    Joey Chestnut: Proud to be an American, where at least he knows he's free.​It's funny, about 25 years ago, right in the middle of my teenage years, I remember being figuratively beat over the head with constant reminders of "world hunger." If it wasn't the Band Aid video from a bunch of Euro a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Happy Hour Scene: Royal Oak Bar & Grill

    ​ The Place: Royal Oak Bar & Grill 1318 Westheimer 281-974-4752 The Hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays The Deals:$2 domestics, $3 house wine, $4 martinis, $1 off drafts, $10 select bottles of wine The Scene: My friend Ethan has trouble turning down free food. He says it's because he ... More >>

  • News

    March 10, 2011

    Betting Their Lives

    It's easy for a three-time felon to get $20 million for his investment company, as long as no one asks any questions.

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Top 5 Worst Fast Food Commercials

    Fast food commercials are often complete head scratchers, reaching new levels of stupidity and crudeness. Here are five fairly recent offenders. 5. Taco Bell's Shrimp Blogger When's the last time you've seen a non-annoying Taco Bell ad? You haven't, they don't exist. This one is borderline rece ... More >>

  • News

    August 19, 2010

    Battle of the Bands

    Kids march towards a better future.Fighting declining interest and funding woes, two HISD high schools offer kids an oom pah pah way to better futures

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Top 5 "Healthy" Fast Food Items Worse Than The KFC Double Down

    We've got your back, Double Down.​The poor, unfairly maligned Double Down. Yes, that's right -- we're here to take up the dubious mantle of Double Down Defenders. What did it ever do to deserve the kind of scorn that's been heaped upon it by the media? So it's a sandwich that doesn't have any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Five Spot: Big Pokey

    Welcome back to The Five Spot, a Rocks Off recurring feature. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to Wednesday, threw up an interview with former Roc-A-Fella rapper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Aftermath: Nickelback at Toyota Center

    Aftermath is of the mind that the best way to tackle something that is reviled or feared is to confront it head on. Like global terrorism, street gangs, or gingivitis, you must take it on at its source, even if doing so makes you feel insecure, vulnerable or wholly foolish. Maybe it's the military i ... More >>

  • News

    September 1, 2005


    Meth users are really proDuctive, sExy, hAppy anD slim

  • Dining

    August 25, 2005

    Texas Burger Binge

    Our food critic reports on the state of the Texas burger -- and recommends 18 you need to try immediately

  • Dining

    January 31, 2002

    Home of the Squealer

    A bacon-packed burger that arteries loathe and taste buds love

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Daddy's Girl

    Gregory Beard says his wife did drugs in front of their child, yet a Harris County associate judge awarded her custody. Beard spent the summer fighting to get his baby back.

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Positive Love

    Love proves stronger than fear in these couples where one partner tests positive for HIV, the other negative for the dread disease.

  • News

    May 31, 2001

    Dead Man Talking

    Ben Guillory helped the DEA bust some east Houston dope dealers. But he says the agency's cavalier approach has left him a marked man in his old neighborhood.

  • Dining

    November 16, 2000

    Psychedelic Cheeseburger

    For serious meat-on-a-bun surfers

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    Third-Ward Rebound

    Look in the barbershop and down the block. Almeda is on its way back.

  • Culture

    April 27, 2000

    Geek love

    The men behind this season's best shows -- and biggest failures -- blame it all on Regis

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Dead, Dead, Dead

    The police killings of Pedro Oregon, Ida Lee Delaney and Byron Gillum

  • News

    September 17, 1998

    It's Jackie's Neighborhood

    Attention, drunks, drug runners, cactus thieves, and other enemies of Sunset Heights: Jackie Harris is looking for you. And she's got her machete.

  • Music

    September 11, 1997

    Double Duty

    Meet Middlefinger: model citizens (sort of) by day, ska/punk instigators by night

  • Film

    August 21, 1997