Scores of great female chefs are ignored.
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 >>
Sports fans like to say that "sports" is the best reality television. Perhaps I'm nitpicking at semantics, but when it's at its heart-pounding best, sports are more like a fantastic suspense drama, with storylines and characters in whom we emotionally invest. For me, it's that way, at least. In ju ... More >>
Memorial Hermann treats patients without insurance, tells them not to worry about the cost and then sues them for thousands of dollars.
Varieties of Pop-Tarts, like varieties of Oreos, proliferate so rapidly I can't keep up. Well, honestly, I don't really want to because I've always been more of a fan of Toaster Strudel, whose buttery flaky exterior make Pop-Tarts taste like stale matzoh in comparison. Once in a while, a decent Po ... More >>
Although I am still mourning the demise of Oreo-O's in the United States (one more reason to visit South Korea), I was somewhat cheered by the appearance of new Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme cereal in my local Randall's. It's been years since I ate a Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme candy bar, but I do r ... More >>
When I was home in Pennsylvania over Thanksgiving, I started rifling through some old boxes of my childhood ephemera to see if there was anything worth transporting back to Texas. On this trip down material memory lane, I came across one of my favorite doodads, this neon plastic action figure tha ... More >>
When James May unlocks the doors to Music Town each day at noon, his little shop on Stuebner Airline across from Klein High School is mainly filled with CDs, new and used vinyl and an enormous amount of cassettes. When he first opened the shop in 1979, the sign actually said "Music Town Records and ... More >>
Wall Street and Washington conspire to destablize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time.
The Burger Guys.Way back in 2009, Katharine Shilcutt wrote in considerable detail about exactly what sort of drink could properly be called a milkshake. I have no intention of fighting that battle again, primarily because there's nothing to debate. A milkshake means milk and ice cream, and it sho ... More >>
Jim Shields plays in the band, yo.It's election season in West University Place, and in the race for city council, shit just got real. In one corner, there's incumbent George Boehme, a sometime restaurateur, amateur Negro Leagues historian and daredevil tree surgeon. In the other corner, t ... More >>
If only they'd been edible, Madballs would have been the perfect product. It's difficult for me to believe that I used to set my alarm to get up on Saturday morning, but I did. If there was a show I wanted to see that was on before sunrise, sometimes I would even set it for earlier than I did on a ... More >>
LarryB08So healthful...and expensive. Little. Blue. Packs a powerful punch. No, we're not talking Viagra, we're referring to the blueberry. King on the list of "superfoods," blueberries are chock full of cancer cell inhibitors and anti-inflammatory agents. In addition, recent research has f ... More >>
When it comes to the all-American pairing of football and snack food, New Year's Day doesn't have the same cachet as Super Sunday ®, especially now that the bowl season extends until January 10 and most of the big-time bowls that used to be New Year's Day fixtures are scattered throughout th ... More >>
Photo by Katharine ShilcuttThe infamous sandwich itselfThe crack marketing team at Kellogg's recognized that with summer quickly approaching, a warm Pop-Tart fresh out of the toaster isn't necessarily appealing to people in warmer climates. As a means of keeping the toaster pastry relevant during th ... More >>
Once again Rocks Off has been scanning Houston's music-oriented blogs so you don't have to. But go ahead and do it anyway. Breakfast On Tour has a link to stream the new Wilco album, conveniently called Wilco (The Album) and due June 30. Like Rocks Off often does, Dryvetyme Onlyne has been thinking ... More >>
HISD is making a bold, courageous move against the scourge of possibly poisoned peanut butter.It's cleaning out all its vending machines of any trace of peanut-butter crackers, confiscating any such potentially deadly crackers from kids' lunches, and even taking away PB&Js from students who boug ... More >>
A new lawsuit adds an unusual dimension to all the claims of sexual deviance at Kellogg, Brown & Root. Gregory Thomas, a former KBR employee, is suing because he says that another male employee sexually harassed him in the office while working in Iraq, and that he was fired after complaining abou ... More >>
If it's not one thing (such as accusations of sexual harassment) with those crazy cats at Kellogg, Brown & Root, it's another.A lawsuit against the company recently filed in Houston federal court accuses its workers of exposing military and non-military personnel in Iraq to contaminated food, co ... More >>
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