The first couple rounds of the NCAA Tournament is almost bulletproof. With so many games, and now the ability to actually see all of them, rarely do we come away disappointed with the first weekend of games. We get upsets, we get buzzer beaters, we get Greg Gumbel butchering interviews. With so man ... More >>
Now that we are past Memorial Day weekend, it is (un)officially summertime -- time for swimming, playing outside, cooking delicious meals and treats, and mixing up drinks. We have 25 dishes and drinks for you to make all summer long. Some are classic and some will help expand your palate. Make some ... More >>
When it comes to sports and championships, Boston is different than most cities. Whatever the sport, every city wants to win a championship, but very few cities hate to lose as much as Boston. They level to which fans in that town care is borderline irrational. Consequently, if you're a player who ... More >>
Derby Day at Anvil Bar & Refuge Saturday, noon 1424 Westheimer Anvil will open its doors a few hours early tomorrow to host a Kentucky Derby viewing party complete with the classic cocktails of "the greatest two minutes in sports." The menu for the Derby day will be overseen by Alba Huerta -- owner ... More >>
It's that magical time of the year when the weather starts to warm up (except for this weekend -- what the hell, Houston?) and white people celebrate Mexican heritage by drinking themselves into oblivion. But if loving a margarita is wrong, I don't wanna be right, so bring on Cinco De Mayo! But, t ... More >>
The Alabama-Coushatta want their casino back. The Texas horse tracks say betting on races isn’t enough. Both see expanded gambling in the state as their ticket to solvency.
In 2013, one of the biggest gauges of your brand, your legacy, your relevance is what I like to call the "Google ______" test. Put someone's name in Google and what are the first three or four items that Google self-fills in as related topics after that name. If my "Google _____" test for DeAndre J ... More >>
From cash-hungry strippers to protesters dressed as vaginas.
Every year, it seems like there's one weekend around this time of year where the sports gods decide to remind us that we are heading to that abyss section of the sports calendar, where trying to find actual sports topics to carry blog posts and five hours of radio a day is somewhat daunting. For s ... More >>
A few years ago, a bar in Houston was just a place to get a drink and the people who worked there were just part of the service industry. Chefs were rock stars and everyone else was fairly invisible. In the last few months, there have been multiple bartenders who have become worthy of notice in the ... More >>
You really have to appreciate it when someone throws a party and goes all out, no expense spared. That's what Central Market did for its Passport France kickoff event this past Thursday evening, which was held in a white tented affair that had the high society feel of the Kentucky Derby. Indeed, I ... More >>
Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow, meaning restaurants and bars are all going Mexican-themed with their specials and events. The day has grown to be a big deal in the U.S., if not Mexico, where it's not Mexican Independence Day or anything. Everyone's hopping on the Cinco de Mayo bandwagon, including some ... More >>
The patio is the place to be at Washington Avenue lounge Brixx.
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The San Remo. We've read a lot about Bryan Caswell and his new venture, Stella Sola. But, what you may not know is that in addition to the Texas-Tuscan food, Stella Sola has a sleek, modern bar with a unique cocktail menu. Mixologist Bobby Heugel of Anvil Bar & Refuge designed the eclectic me ... More >>
We guess Hunter S. Thompson was right -- the Kentucky Derby really is vile and depravedI'm not sure what it says about the type of summer we're going to have here in Houston when an embedded video of 30 hornets wrecking a shop and mass-murdering 30,000 bees in a blog post about the Kentucky Derby ... More >>
Between-race entertainment at the DerbyI love horse racing. Actually, to be clear, I love the act of going to the racetrack -- any racetrack -- and sitting in the bleachers (do they call them "bleachers" at a racetrack?) with three or four of my buddies, drinking about twelve beers, eating roughl ... More >>
The Rome show may have mellowed, but the Smack-Off still deliversIf 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 >>
The Kentucky Derby is right around the corner, which means that outside of Christmas, more bourbon will be sold over the next two weeks for various Derby celebrations than during any other time period. If you're one of these thousands of people buying bourbon, there are a few simple rules you ... More >>
Former country superstar. Now starring in a courtroom near you.
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