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  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    10 Houston Acts to See Before You Can't

    The passing of Texas Johnny Brown last year hit me and a bunch of people pretty hard, so the September 12 death of Crusaders pianist Joe Sample was another slap in the face that many of Houston's musical heroes are closer to the end than the beginning. The latest bad news is that bluesmen I.J. Gosey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    We've Narrowed Down the Most Underrated Fried Chicken...Vote Now!

    It was sad reading some of your comments about the fried chicken at the now-closed Haven. Man was that stuff good. But, not to worry, there are plenty of more places you guys like to get your deep-fried, crispy birds. And plus, the stuff at Haven was not underrated to say the least. Thanks for chim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    How Little Feat Savored the Flavors of the "Houston Welcoming Committee"

    Willin': The Story of Little Feat By Ben Fong-Torres Da Capo Press, 296 pp., $26.99. As a band, their music was beloved and respected by a wide array of artists from Eric Clapton, Robert Plant and Linda Ronstadt to the Marshall Tucker Band, Bonnie Raitt and Jimmy Buffett. But the musical mad doct ... More >>

  • Film

    December 26, 2013
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    October 15, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Cindy Pruitt, A Walking Vocal Epiphany

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who: There aren't many voices ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Sex and the Space Invaders: Strip Club Slash Game Room Raided in North Houston

    Normally, when two or more businesses operate out of the same location, it would be expected that they share some commonality that makes putting them both there logical. Getting Kentucky Fried chicken is great, sure, but what if your kids want pizza and your stoned buddy wants Taco Bell? Voilà! The ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 13, 2012

    Let's Get Greasy

    The 10 best fried chicken joints in Houston.

  • 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

    August 10, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 35, Fried Chicken at Haven

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    The Sports Hall of Shame, an Idea Long Overdue

    A week or so ago, you may remember, I wrote a post about the auction for Bobby Petrino's crash-damaged motorcycle. The majority of the post was an outline of my idea to turn the crumpled-up love machine into a profit center by selling photo opportunities for fans to pose on the bike. At the end o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Hits and Misses at Nabi

    A reunion with some old friends prompted a dinner at Nabi. Having recently tried some smashing Korean Fried Chicken at Bon Chon in Virginia, I was eager to try Nabi's version as well as some of their small plates and sushi. Never has a restaurant inspired such ambivalence. The morning after, I c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Don't Eat That: A List of Foods to Avoid

    This is my close friend Jamie from Hackney, East London, and he will eat anything you put in front of him. Whole, raw jalapenos and Thai chiles, dubious Asian convenience store sandwiches at 3 am -- whatever it is, it doesn't bother him. He once showed me a video from Thailand of him eating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Springsteen Stumbles On Pedestrian New Album Wrecking Ball

    Today sees the release of Bruce Springsteen's newest album, the compact and confounding Wrecking Ball, his first since 2009's Working On a Dream. Recorded and inspired partly by the recent Occupy protests, with most songs coming before the movement was even a physical thing, in any other year it cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    "Kirby-side" Chicken Pick-Up Now Available at Haven

    I know the parking situation around Haven has been a bit of a nightmare lately. Just as the construction on Kirby finally ceased, new "breastaurant" Twin Peaks opened up and unleashed its often obnoxious clientele upon the small parking area shared by Haven, Cafe Japon, Taco Cabana and a small bank. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Houston Rappers Freak Out Indiana KFC Diners

    Photo by OrbitDidIt/Smoker's Club Tour​Hopefully you've been keeping up with the exploits of Patron-loving Houston MC Marcus Manchild as he winds his way toward Warehouse Live with Method Man, Big K.R.I.T. and a bunch of others on the Smoker's Club 2011 tour. Marcus will be filing his usual re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Black Queen Speaks Uses CD Release For Firefighter Relief

    ​Black Queen Speaks is, on the surface, a band we should detest. Their sound resembles much of what killed rock and roll deader than all the drugs, plane crashes and vomit-clogged airways combined. At first listen, you can just chalk them up as another Buzzworthy act, in the end just one more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    8 Memories from Congressional Page Land: Sandwiches with the Speaker, Shaking Bill Clinton's Hand and Stealing KFC Decals

    Qui-Gon in your room?​Today, it was announced that the House of Representatives Page Program, a program both steeped in history and marred by scandal, is coming to an end. According to USA Today, House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi cited the $5 million annual expenditu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Little Joe Washington Could Use A Hand, Perhaps A Home

    Brittanie SheyLittle Joe Washington at Walter's On Washington, April 2010​Treasured Houston bluesman Little Joe Washington, who will play a happy-hour set at the Continental Friday, may be on the verge of becoming homeless again. Washington, who was in the hospital for an extended stay last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Ramo: What Makes A Rapper "Fresh"?

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 30, 2010

    Planet Houston

    The world's great cuisines converge here.

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Nostalgic for Houston's Fried Chicken

    Frenchy's.​If there is one thing I've began to miss about Houston over the years ever since I moved away, it's the chicken. Sure, I could've said the usual stuff, like family, friends, the Astrodome or whatever. But family and friends are always a phone call away, and I can look at photos of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Little Joe Washington Continues To Improve

    Reg Burns​Rocks Off was heartened to hear that recovering bluesman Little Joe Washington's health continues to improve following two surgeries for an obstructed bowel in the past month or so. Washington's friend Reg Burns went to visit him Sunday evening at Quentin Mease Community Hospital (3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Game Time: The Longhorn Network -- A Few Programming Ideas

    Tonight at 8: Bevo Gone Wild​I often think how cool it must have been to have the first fast-food restaurant in a given town. You plunk down your McDonald's, start flipping about a thousand burgers an hour (quantity over quality when you're that busy), and watch the money roll in.And then Bu ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • News

    April 15, 2010

    Down on the Farm

    The Humane Society and big agriculture slug it out over animal rights.

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Chef Chat: Monica Pope of t'afia

    Photo by Griff Smith​Arguably the most admired chef in Houston and probably the most lauded in the past decade, the ubiquitous Monica Pope runs t'afia restaurant (3701 Travis Street), hosts the Midtown Farmers Market every Saturday morning, presides at Beaver's, and teaches weekly classes at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    The Queen And I: The Wiz With My 4-Year-Old Daughter

    ​My daughter Harriet is four and is a huge Wizard of Oz fan, so I thought she would enjoy taking in the Ensemble Theater's free production of The Wiz at Miller Outdoor Theatre Saturday night. (We skipped the brutal line for covered tickets.) I had heard that showtime was 7 p.m. and since my apart ... 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 >>

  • News

    March 12, 2009

    U.S. Military Deserters Once Again Flock to Canada to Avoid War

    Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.

  • Home Entertainment

    September 25, 2008

    Spore Isn't the Leap You've Been Led to Believe

    The Revolution Will Be Televised

  • Dining

    May 29, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008
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    October 29, 2007

    Robb Walsh Visits the First Taco Bell in Monterrey

    The Mexican slogan: Taco Bell is something else. MONTERREY, Oct. 27 -- Studying the menu above the counter of the new Taco Bell in the Plaza Bella Mall in Monterrey, Mexico, I am drawing a blank. What the hell’s a tambache? And what’s a tacostada? Then, thanks to the photos, I start to puzzle i ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2007
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    July 20, 2006

    Dark Water

    A reporter, a photographer and canoeist Tom Helm paddle from the Galleria to Galveston Bay by canoe and kayak, finding beauty, danger and urban debris in equal measure

  • News

    May 11, 2006

    In the Pink

    Surgeons are sculpting labia, reconnecting hymens and inventing a new standard of beauty in female genitalia

  • Dining

    April 13, 2006

    Raw Deal

    When Andrew Jackson puts in an appearance, the hostesses at Ra Sushi pay attention

  • News

    November 25, 2004

    Free Lunch

    Freegans prove there is such a thing as they Dumpster-dive for food for themselves and the homeless

  • News

    September 16, 2004
  • Dining

    January 16, 2003

    Globalization's McBacklash

    Guatemala’s Pollo Campero has American fast-food franchises running scared

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    Lazy Arrow

    Blackalicious takes its sweet time moving from underground to overground

  • Dining

    May 23, 2002

    There's Something About Larry's

    What makes the enchiladas so great in Texas's Twin Cities?

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Great Expectations

    Joe's Sandwich Shop is just one of the businesses along Main Street struggling to survive until Metro gets its light rail line up and operating.

  • News

    January 11, 2001

    Spin Control

    Rice University's slow, systematic makeover of KTRU is just the latest example of a college determined to pattern itself after corporate America

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    RV Xmas

    In which our intrepid reporter goes searching for the heart of America on a trailer pad. And finds disappointment, isolation, kindness and a great way to cook himself a turkey.

  • News

    April 13, 2000

    "Clearing House" Sweepstakes

    Urban League deal-maker scores in Aramark stadium contract

  • Dining

    March 2, 2000
  • News

    March 25, 1999

    Queen of the Good Ol' Boys

    The macho world of trial law is ruled by tough, hard-driving men -- and by Katherine Scardino, a tough, hard-driving woman

  • News

    August 24, 1995

    The Trouble with Larry

    Could castration cure Larry McQuay of his urge to molest children? He thinks it can, and wants the state to nueter him. Others would just like to neutralize him.

  • Music

    July 7, 1994
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