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    August 28, 2014

    The 10 Best Places for Desserts in Houston

    Sometimes you just want something sweet and when you get that sugar craving, you have to satisfy it right then and there. Baking cookies or brownies takes too long and that small piece of chocolate you have in your pantry just won't do it for you. But, there are multiple places around town serving u ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Five Houston Eateries Serving Chocolate For Breakfast

    Last week, in honor of February, Valentine's Day, and what is basically (for us at least) a month of unashamedly consuming chocolate, we brought you five chocolate-studded recipes that are completely acceptable for breakfast. This week, we're sharing five of Houston's best chocolate breakfasts for ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 5, 2013

    Time Magazine's 'Gods of Food' Feature Ignites Debate

    Scores of great female chefs are ignored.

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    November 25, 2013

    These Limited-Edition Holiday Treats Are Pretty Weird...But We Still Want To Try Them

    Aah, the holidays. Time for roasted turkey and jingle bells and homemade pies and sriracha candy canes and...wait, what? We're pretty horrified about some of the limited-edition holiday products that have hit the shelves (remember Jones Soda's 2004 Turkey & Gravy Soda, anyone?). But do you know wh ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    Top 10 Worst Halloween Candies

    Not all candy is created equal. In the candy caste system, some treats are more deserving than others when it comes to securing a place in Halloween treat bags. Here are 10 candies that should almost certainly be excluded: 10. Green Tea Kit Kats. Why did this happen? One word: Japan. Why has this c ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

    The Waffle Bus's menu proffers many, many enticing options that would easily satisfy my brinner cravings on any given day. Only one thing is missing: waffle ice cream sandwiches. They have burgers in between waffles. And smoked salmon and dill cream cheese. Also Nutella and bananas. Clearly, ther ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Top 5 Special Edition Easter Candies

    Like candy? Easter should be your second favorite day of the year (after Halloween) given the plethora of special and/or limited edition confections that emerge in celebration of the holiday. Last October I scoured the shelves for the best varieties for All Hallow's Eve, I've done the same this Marc ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    A Month of Chocolate: 28 Ways to Indulge

    We did it last year and this year, we're doing it again. It's almost February, which means in addition to fleeting resolutions, it's all about the chocolate baby. From Bacon & Chocolate Waffles to a piping cold cup of Frozen Hot Chocolate, here are 28 Ways to Indulge: Friday, February 1: Head to ... More >>

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    October 22, 2012

    Top 10 Caramel/Candy Apple Toppings

    I'm pretty sure my mom was the coolest mom in the neighborhood when I was little. Along with candy, she would pass out caramel and candy apples on Halloween. Yeah, you hit the jackpot if you came to my house to trick-or-treat. Each year we always put together fun and beautifully designed candy and ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    Just Desserts at Dolce Delights

    The cakes dazzled like jewels -- bright, plump and enticingly delectable. Delicately placed on sheets of gold, the pastries radiated sweetness. Invited to select any and all that my little heart desired, I stared, licking my lips and feeling like Marie Antoinette in front of my queen's feast of co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Oh, How Sweet It Is: Tiff's Treats

    I first sampled the cookies in Austin. Then, I fell in love and out of my chair. On the table sat a beautiful white gift box with blue ribbon. Inside, reflected on shiny silver paper, lay a dozen scrumptious, full-bodied cookies in ten different flavors. I couldn't keep my hands off them. T ... More >>

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    May 8, 2012

    Mother's Day 2012: Where to Eat on the Mother of All Dining Holidays

    She changed diapers, bandaged scraped knees, drove to and from a million extra-curricular activities, cooked, cleaned and still managed to love you as a teenager -- taking your mom out for a nice meal is the least you can do on Mother's Day. Luckily there is no shortage of restaurants in town willin ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Valentine's Day Dining 2012

    Ed. note: We are running this again after publishing it a week ago, for all you last-minute lovers. It isn't hard to figure out why dining and chocolate candy play such a prominent role in Valentine's Day celebrations. Eating is, by nature, extremely sensual. Few activities are capable of pleasura ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    Wine & Truffle Dinner at Valentino Vin Bar

    Photos by Christina UticoneDolcetto d'Alba​As if a wine hangover weren't bad enough, did you know you can actually get a truffle hangover? I woke up with one after five luscious courses of food at the recent Truffle & Wine dinner held at Valentino. Who can resist a hook like white truffles -- ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    Top 5 Seasonal Commercial Halloween Snacks

    Photo by Joanna O'LearyBoo! I'm orange.​Since Halloween is my favorite holiday, I'm more than thrilled that what was once a one-day celebration has now become a whole season in its own right. Despite my usual aversion to processed food, I'm also tickled pink (orange?) by the plethora of Hallow ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Rainier Cherries

    Photo by John SuhLife is just a bowl of cherries.​I popped my cherry with Rainier cherries when I visited Seattle for the first time several years ago. Walking through Pike Place Market, I came across a fruit stand that sold mounds of these cherries that were, to me at the time, strangely col ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    The Way to Mom's Heart is Through Her Stomach: Mother's Day Brunch

    ​We've already put our mothers through enough, so don't add "forgetting Mother's Day" to the list, okay? I say skip the trinkets and go right for the good stuff: brunch, complete with cocktails. Breaking bread with Mom and spending quality time with her will make her a lot happier than the lat ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Danton Nix of Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen

    Baked Oysters Dan Jr.​When I told my friends that I was doing a Chef Chat with Danton's, the response was almost uniform: "I love that place!" Judging from the comments on parts one and two of this Chef Chat, many readers feel the same way. Danton Nix may call himself a mere cook, but his food ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Twenty Ways to Please Your Lover on Valentine's Day

    ​*17 - Alden Hotel (February 14) Chef Sam Beier has created a lust-worthy Valentine's Day menu featuring Sunchoke Veloute, Roasted Lobster Salad, Shrimp-Crusted Flounder, Cane Sugar Cured Duck Breast, Petite Filet with Favas and Lobster Ravioli, and Caramelized Halibut, among others. The mea ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Spike Your Holiday Party with Whipped Lightning We predict Whipahol will be topping more than pies. Ali Larter in Varsity Blues (1999) ​"I imagine this is what alcoholics think clouds taste like." -- taste test Move over, Four Loko. Meet Whipped Lighting. It's nitrous oxide-propelled alcohol (a.k.a. Whip ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    Creole Creamery

    ​What's cooler than being cool? Ice New Orleans. Having appeared on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and Kid in a Candy Store on the Food Network, media darling Creole Creamery had a lot to live up to. With chef Bryan Gilmore at the helm, Creole Creamery offers flavors ranging from th ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Game Time: NBA DRAFT -- Worst Lottery Picks Of The Last 15 Years

    cutline‚ÄčAs "must see" events on the sporting calendar go, the annual NBA Draft is highly underrated. If you ask the average sports fan his or her five most watchable sports nights of the year you'll probably get canned answers like the Super Bowl, a Game 7 in the MLB or NBA playoffs, and any inte ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Top Five Calorific Houston Desserts

    kshilcuttBayou Goo at House of Pies.​While calorie bombs laden with lard, salt, sugar and cream are traditionally staples of national chain restaurants that pride themselves on obscene portions (see: The Cheesecake Factory), a fair number of Houston establishments offer some equally cloying co ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Nostalgic in Houston: Desserts of Our Youth

    Lester Public LibraryNo, this isn't Ruthie. ​Yesterday we remembered some of our favorite nostalgic Houston dishes. After dinner at the old San Francisco Steakhouse (remember the trapeze?), we could go home for some Blue Bell Caramel Turtle Fudge -- or we could head out for dessert. We sure lo ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Idol Beat: Hollywood Week, Part 1

    [Note: Because a lot of people are apparently into American Idol, Rocks Off asked contributor Ray Cummings to keep track of this season for us. This is his first report.] "Hollywood Week" marks the point in American Idol's grist-mill rigamorole calendar where the kid gloves come off, when being ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 19, 2006

    Veh-Ree Theen Pancakes

    Don't be self-conscious — enjoy a crepe or two at CoCo's

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    February 14, 2002

    La Tour d'Argent

    Bayou Lounge's Chocolate Delight

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    February 22, 1996

    Factory Approved

    Yes, the mentality's assembly line, but the Cheesecake Factory still churns out a good product