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  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Top Ten Foods You Think Are Healthy But Aren't (And What to Eat Instead)

    New year, new resolutions to exercise more and eat better to achieve a healthier lifestyle. These are worthy goals, of course, but many people don't realize they're sabotaging their attempts at healthy living with food and drinks that masquerade as nutritious but actually aren't. Sneaky little devil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Juice: It's What's for Dinner, But Is It as Good as an Actual Meal?

    As usual, some people think Houston is a little behind the times. Juice bars -- as in restaurants/cafes/bars that serve only fresh squeezed juice -- have been a mainstay of New York and Los Angeles dining culture for years now. With the recent opening of several new juice bars in Houston, it seems ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Don't Sweat Your Commute: H-GAC Asks Houstonians To Consider Alternatives

    You might think you spend a lot of time sitting in traffic, but did you know that the average Houstonian also spends $6,000 a year on commuting? That's not just gas. That includes everything from new tires, wear and tear on your car, and wasted productivity. That's why this month the Houston-Galves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Ten Easy and Healthy Before-School Meals

    The first meal of the day for kids is the most important meal of the day, but it is hard to whip together a nutritious breakfast for your kids when they are running out the door to catch the bus or drive to school. So, you resort to just cereal, a granola bar, something from the drive-thru or nothin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Top 5 Healthy and Unique Smoothies

    ilovemypit​For nearly two years I lived without a blender. I know, talk about a hardship, right? Well, the dog days are over, because I have been reunited with one of my favorite kitchen appliances once again and am making up for lost time. In addition to being a blender enthusiast, I also h ... 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

    July 19, 2010

    McDonald's New Fruit Smoothies Surprisingly Good

    Stock photo courtesy of McDonald's because - unlike other menu items - the smoothies really do look just like this.​At a chili cookoff a few months ago, I struck up a conversation with one of Houston's many McDonald's franchise owners. The gentleman had owned and operated the McDonald's near t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    I Wanna Be Your Dog (Or Cat): Ohmygod, We Have A Guest Blogger!!!

    Our guest blogger for the week, taking time off from reality shows​As you are almost certainly aware, Houston's biggest story of the week is about socialite/reality-TV personality Erica Rose's dog giving birth to three pups.As Culturemap explains, the births were the miraculous result of a serendi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Game Time: Jim Rome Smack-Off 2010, A Five-Time Champ Weighs In

    The Rome show may have mellowed, but the Smack-Off still delivers​If you're a sports fan in the Year 2010, you probably know who Jim Rome is. If you read my blog posts each day, you almost definitely know who Jim Rome is.For those who don't, I'll be brief with the history lesson -- Rome is a syndi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Late Night Scene: CoCo's Crepes & Coffee

    Photo by Sarah Rufka​It's not exactly cool outside, even at close to midnight, but it's even warmer inside CoCo's Crepes and Coffee (218-A Gray St., 713-521-0700). The heat emanates off the pastry display cases and lingers in the air inside the vaguely Italian-inspired pocket-sized shop. Lucki ... 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 >>

  • Halloween Guide

    October 23, 2008

    Trails to Terror

    2008 Halloween Guide

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    The Voodoo Chile's Slight Return

    Greg Ashley resurrects the Mirrors for a summer tour; also: beware of Zipperneck

  • Music

    December 13, 2001

    Tippling from Tap to Tap

    Down and out (and drunk) in NoDo

  • Culture

    November 29, 2001

    Non Mall Shopping Adventures

    Shopping adventures

  • Dining

    March 22, 2001

    Juiced Up

    Jamba Juice